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Best of Turkey & Greece Tour 2

Duration 16 Days / 15 Nights (Private Guided & Group Escorted Tours)
Tour Highlights Istanbul
Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Troy – Pergamon – Kusadasi
Ephesus & Hierapolis (Pamukkale)
Marmaris
Rhodes
Santorini
Mykonos
Athens

Day 1: Istanbul Arrival

Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Meet and greet at the Airport and transfer to your Hotel in Istanbul. A Welcome briefing will be given by Tour Guide on the first day of the holiday giving an overview of the tour. (-)

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

After breakfast meet your guide at the lobby for a full day tour of visiting St Sophia Museum, the pride of the Byzantine architecture, Byzantine Hippodrome, where once chariot races were held; The Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles; and enjoy shopping in the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, is known as Grand Bazaar. After lunch visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (The Harem section is not included in the tour) Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

Day 3: Istanbul – Canakkale (By Coach)

Early morning departure for Gallipoli Peninsula to visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. After lunch (optional), cross the Dardanelles Strait to Canakkale by a regular ferry, takes approx. 25 min. The Strait of the Dardanelles, which controls the crossing between Europe and Asia, has always been a highly strategic area subjected to conquests. Dinner and Overnight in Canakkale. (B&D)

Day 4: Troy, Pergamon & Kusadasi (By Coach)

After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive to Troy UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place as described in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna. Continue to Bergama (the cidatel of Pergamon) and visit Asclepion which is an important health center of the ancient world. After visit, drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi. (B&D)

Day 5: Highlights of Ephesus

After breakfast you will be driven to the Ancient City of Ephesus the best preserved Greco-Roman City in the world. Then, visit the House of Virgin Mary, a pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations. The belief that the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus and that  where she had lived to the end of her life.  In the afternoon optional tour of Sirince or transferred to your Hotel in Kusadasi for Dinner and Overnight. (B&D)

Day 6: Pamukkale & Hierapolis (World Heritage Site)

After breakfast, check out from your Hotel and visit the ruins of Hierapolis, whose name means "sacred city,", the ancient Greco-Roman city on top of hot springs and it was famed for its sacred hot springs, whose vapors were associated with Pluto, god of the underworld. The city also had a significant Jewish community and was mentioned by Paul in his Letter to Colossians. You will be amazed by travertines, and the terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing spring water. Enjoy walking with bearfood on a cotton castle. Enjoy the thermal pools of your Hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Pamukkale. (B&D)

Day 7: Hierapolis – Marmaris (By Coach)

After breakfast, drive to the resort city of Marmaris. Enjoy Afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Marmaris. (B&D)

Day 8: Marmaris – Rhodes (By Ferry)

After breakfast, transfer to Marmaris Port for hydrofoil trip to Rhodes. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Rhodes. (B)

Day 9: Rhodes

Free day at your own leisure. You may visit Old Rhodes City, the island of roses, you have a full day to explore on your own; you may join an optional sightseeing tour of Lindos, or simply take a taxi to one of many nearby beaches for a swim in the crystal clear Aegean waters. Overnight in Rhodes. (B)

Day 10: Rhodes – Santorini (By Flight)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Santorini. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Santorini. (B)

Day 11: Santorini

Free day at your own leisure. You may visit one of the villages of Santorini, perched on top of the volcano. Overnight in Santorini. (B)

Day 12: Santorini – Mykonos (By Ferry)

After breakfast, transfer to the Port for hydrofoil trip to Mykonos. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the nightlife of Mykonos which is the most cosmopolitan island in the world. Overnight in Mykonos. (B)

Day 13: Mykonos

Free day at your own leisure. Enjoy the beaches of Mykonos and the ambiance of this Cycladic Island. Overnight in Mykonos. (B)

Day 14: Mykonos - Athens (By Ferry)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the port for hydrofoil or Ferry to Piraeus, in Athens. You may enjoy optional Athens by Night Tour includes dinner and musical entertaintment. Overnight in Athens. (B)

Day 15: Half Day City Tour of Athens

 After breakfast a morning city tour of the famed Acropolis with its dominating view and site of the renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens. (B)

Day 16: ATHENS - DEPARTURE

After breakfast, check out from your Hotel and transfer to the Airport for your return flight home. End of our services. (B)

 

Including

  • 15 Nights Accommodation @ 4 or 5 Star Hotels
  • Transfers from/to Hotel/Airport/Hotel
  • Transfer from Piraeus port to Athens Hotel & Athens Airport
  • Half day Athens city Tour
  • Hydrofoil ticket from Santorini/Mykonos and Mykonos/Piraeus
  • English Speaking Tour Guide throughout Turkey
  • Transportation in A/C & non-smoking vehicle during tours
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local Taxes and Service Charge

Excluding

  • International Flight
  • Flight from Rhodes to Santorini
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional Tours
  • Tips to the Driver, Guide and Hotel Staff
  • Beverages with Dinner
  • Portrages at Hotels&Airports

NOTE:
* We can also custom design a private tour to fully meet your aspirations.
* For Group and Escorted Tours please require available dates.
* Greece portion is locally hosted.