Flavours of Turkey and Greece Tour -III-

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11 Days
Athens
Istanbul
Min Age : 6
Max People : 24

Flavours of Turkey and Greece Tour -III-

Turkey and Greece Tour – Travel to the Turkey(7 nights) and Greece(4 nights)  and explore the common past and future of these two unique  lands. So close but so different at the same time. You will stroll Istanbul and, visit all iconic locations Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque , get listed all in the UNESCO Heritage List than continue to Cappadocia via Ankara to visit the famous Anatolian Civilizations Museum and the symbol of Turkey independence , The Mausoleum of Atatürk. 
Turkey and Greece Tour
Turkey and Greece Tour : Athens Acropolis
Before discovering Cappadocia enjoy the complimentary ceremony of Whirling Dervishes. Discover Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum (Unesco World Heritage List) , Uchisar, Avcılar, Dervent, largest underground city. Do not forget to book in advance your Hot Air Ballon Ride over Cappadocia in the sunrise. (See options)
Drive to Pamukkale to visit white cascade and the city of Hierapolis (Unesco World Heritage List) and enjoy your time in thermal pools of your hotel. Continuation to Ephesus one of the best restorated “whole antique city” in the world (Unesco World Heritage List) . You will be connected to Athens with an international flight which is included in your package . You will visit the capital city , Acropolis (Unesco World Heritage List) with the new museum. Enjoy a full day cruise to Saronic Islands close to Athens
It is an epic adventure for Turkey and Greece ! Don’t miss it…
Turkey and Greece Tour Details
Turkey and Greece Tour

Departure & Return Location

Istanbul to Athens

Pick-up and Drop-off Time/location

Flexible

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Accommodation
10 Nights accommodations
In Turkey 7 Nights accommodation in superior or deluxe class hotels as mentioned below (local standards) or similar
  • ISTANBUL          Yigitalp or Grand Gülsoy or similar 4**** hotels in old city center
  • ANKARA            Point ou Latanya ou Anadolu Downtown ou Green park ou similar 4**** hotels
  • CAPPADOCIA     Dinler Urgup ou Perissia ou Avrasya ou Dinler Nevsehir ou similar 4**** hotels
  • PAMUKKALE       Colossae ou Richmond ou Adempira ou Lycus River ou similar 4**** hotels
  • İZMİR                 Blanca ou Kaya Prestige ou similar 4**** hotels
  • In Greece 3 Nights accommodations in Tourist Class Hotels as mentioned below
  • ATHENS             Athens: 3-star Attalos (standard balcony room) or similar
 
Flights
  • The “in-between” flight Turkey to Greece is included.,
 
Guide
  • English speaking cultural tour guide throughout the tour days
 
Meals
  • 10 breakfasts and 2 lunches and 5 dinners
 
Additional Services
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • 1 bottle of water 0,5 lt on the coach ( between days 3-7  )
  • Free WiFi on the bus ( between days 3-7 )
 
Transport
All  transfer per itinerary and  transport during visits & excursions with deluxe A/C coach

Price Excludes

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  • Flights (Before/After)
  • Travel insurance, Visa fees, Personal expenses (drinks, etc)
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Athens stay-over taxes (to be paid directly to the hotel 2-3€ per person / night)
Turkey and Greece Tour Itinerary

Day 1Istanbul Arrival

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Turkey and Greece Tour Map

Arrival to Istanbul . Meet with english speaking assistant at the airport . Transfer to the hotel for check in . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: N/A

Day 2Istanbul

Turkey and Greece Tour
Turkey and Greece Tour
Breakfast at the hotel . Drive from your hotel to Spice Market for shopping . Free time. Then meet and proceed to take 1,5 hrs Bosphorus Cruise excursion along the bosphorus , that is dividing the 2 continents Asia & Europe . During the excursion you will enjoy the beauty of Istanbul , with its forest , Palaces and wooden old houses built on both continents . Lunch at local restaurant . After lunch visit Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) , Hippodrome and the famous Hagia Sophia . Free time at Grand Bazaar .
Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 3Istanbul - Ankara

Turkey and Greece Tour
Turkey and Greece Tour : Topkapi Palace

Breakfast at the hotel . Departure from the hotel to visit Topkapi Palace ( harem section entrance free is not included ) the house of the ottoman sultans . Departure from the hotel to Ankara – the capital of Turkey . Arrival to Ankara in early evening . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 4Ankara - Cappadocia (via Salt Lake)

Turkey and Greece TourBreakfast at the hotel . Visit Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you will see the Neolithic & Paleolithic ruins from Urartu , Hatti, Hittite, Phrygia civilizations, then proceed to Mausoleum of Ataturk , the founder of Turkish Republic. In the afternoon drive to Cappadocia . En route visit the Underground city that is one of the biggest underground city in the region, constructed by the first Christians to protect themselves from the attacks.
Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 5Cappadocia

Turkey and Greece Tour
Turkey and Greece Tour : Cappadocia

Breakfast . Full day visit at Cappadocia . Visit Göreme Open Air Museum – a UNESCO Heritage site , a fantastic region with it’s cave churches located on the valley. Then proceed to Uchisar Village and then the spectacular fairy chimneys. Visit Derbent Valley with and explore the natural rock formations and get a chance to attend the workshops of carpets and onyx-stones . Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

 
 
 

Optional Tour | HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR

In the early morning departure from your hotel . a chance to live this unique experience, an overlooking to Cappadocia from the sky , see the beauty of the region the rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes . Book early this experience.

Day 6Cappadocia - Pamukkale

Turkey and Greece Tour
Turkey and Greece Tour : Pamukkale

After the breakfast at the hotel , drive to Pamukkale. En route visit Sultanhan Caravansarai that was built during Seljuk Empire and used long years as a stop over for the travellers and merchants. Continue to Pamukkale . Visit Cotton Steps – a UNESCO heritage site that has been believed to have healing thermal water and Hierapolis

Overnight: Pamukkale Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 7Pamukkale - Ephesus - İzmir

Breakfast . Drive to Selcuk – Ephesus . Visit the Ephesus Ruins – the city that was dedicated to Artemis I the Odeon, Temple of Hadrian, the House of Love, the Library of Celsus, the Agora .Then proceed for Virgin Mary House – has been believed it is the final resting place of the mother of Jesus . Then stop at Leather Production Store . Proceed for Izmir . Overnight: İzmir Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 8Izmir - Athens

After breakfast transfer to Izmir Adnana Menderes Airport (ADB) to flight to Athens (during winter times it is via Istanbul) . Upon arrival to Athens meet and transfer to your hotel in the city center.

Day 9Athens City Tour

After breakfast we meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour. Overnight: Athens Meals: Breakfast
Detailed Itinerary:
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games of the modern era, where we will make a short stop. As we continue our trip, we will pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace), guarded by the Evzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
One cannot take a tour of Athens without visiting the Acropolis, one of the world’s most prominent sites and a symbol for democracy in the Western world! It is there that you will explore architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Pericles. From the Propylaea, to the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and of course the Parthenon, a place where ‘there is harmony between material and spirit’, a the monument that ‘restores order in the mind’, as ancient Greeks used to say. Your last stop will be the modern Acropolis Museum, with nearly 4,000 exhibits of Hellenism housed inside.
Departure approximately at 08:45 – Return approximately at 13:30

Day 10Saronic Islands Cruise

Pick up at 07.30 a.m. Transfer by motor coach from Athens center to Piraeus Port to embark on the cruise ship in order to start the full day cruise to the 3 beautiful Islands of Hydra-Poros-Aegina, which are nearby Athens (lunch on board is included). Return to Piraeus port at 7.15 p.m. and transfer back to your hotel in Athens.
Overnight: Athens Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on board
 
 

Day 11Athens Departure

You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your departure flight. End of our services
Overnight: Athens Meals: Breakfast
Hotels

Istanbul Hotels

Hotel Yiğitalp or Hotel Grand Gülsoy or Hotel Ramada Grand Bazaar or similar 4**** hotel in Old City

Ankara Hotels

Point Hotel or  Latanya Hotel or  Anadolu Downtown or  Holiday Inn Çukurambar or similar 4**** hotel.

Cappadocia Hotels

Izmir Hotels

Hotel Blanca or Hotel Kaya Prestige or similar 4**** Hotel

Athens Hotels

Philippos Hotel 3*** or Central Hotel or similar 3* in Athens

3 Reviews
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Dyanna S.

Couple Traveller

Thank you for all of your hard work, and to all the behind the scenes people in the offices that don’t get enough credit for organizing everything. The trip was excellent ; guides, hotels . The only thing we loved less was the hotel dinners while there is an excellent Turkish food outside.

July 1, 2021

Harry M.

Couple Traveller

Our trip was good, hotels in Istanbul could be better. I recommend you to upgrade your hotel in Cappadocia to a cave hotel. Be sure to book before as they are small hotels 5-10 rooms.

June 15, 2019

Linda B.

Couple Traveller

Fabulous trip and the organization. Guides were absolutely good in both countries. Everything was managed so well that we didn’t have to worry about anything from the start to the end. The trip followed the timetable that they offered during our booking. The accommodations exceeded our expectations and the buses were very comfortable. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime!

May 30, 2019

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