Brief Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 – Jewels of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 – Explore Old City. Fly to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4 – Explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride)

Day 5 – Explore Cappadocia. Fly to Izmir. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 – Explore Ephesus ancient city & House of Virgin Mary. Check in cruise. Departure from Kusadasi.

Day 7 – Explore Pamukkale ( Cotton Castle ). Overnight Kusadasi.

Day 8 – Fly to Athens. Overnight in Athens.

Day 9 – Half Day Athens Tour. Overnight in Athens.

Day 10 – Athens to Mykonos. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 11 – Sun, Beach and History . Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 12 – Mykonos to Santorini. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 13 – Free Day. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 14 – Departure from Santorini to Athens.

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION                                                                    Istanbul Airports / Athens Airport
TYPE OF TURKEY TOUR Private or Small Group Tour
You can join our small group tour (max.16 people) or we can organize a private tour for only your group.
DEPARTURE DATES This tour avaliable from 10 March to 20 October.
CUSTOMIZABLE You can change our tours as you like or we can organize your desired tour.
INCLUDED
FOR TURKEY TOUR PART

All accommodation at choise of selected hotels

All sightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program.

Domestic flight tickets (may be operated by Turkish Airlines,Anadolu Jet,Atlas Global,Sun Express,Onur Airlines or Pegasus Airlines )

International flight ticket from Turkey to Greece

All tours with English speaking guidance licenced by Ministry of Culture and Tourism

All transport with new & AC vehicles

All airport transfer throughout the trip

All entrance & parking fees,ferry,tolls,petrol, local taxes and insurances

All meals listed ( breakfast, lunch, dinner )

 

FOR GREECE TOUR PART

All accommodations at selected hotels

Ferry tickets with numbered seats Piraeus – Mykonos – Santorini

Air ticket Santorini – Athens

All necessary transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.

Guided night walk through Monastiraki, Plaka and Anafiotika.

Assistance service in English 24 hours.

Daily breakfast

EXCLUDED
FOR TURKEY TOUR PART

International airfare to TURKEY

Drinks,visas,personal expenses,porters, tips

Meals not listed ( breakfast, lunch, dinner )

 

FOR GREECE TOUR PART

Tips or personal expenses.

Optional fast ferry supplement.

Acquire additional nights in Mykonos, Santorini or Athens. (Please infrom your tour representative)

Detailed Itinerary

B: Breakfast   L: Lunch

Day 1 – Arrive Istanbul  / Airport Transfer

Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet with you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 – Jewels of Istanbul – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

DOLMABAHCE PALACE The Dolmabahce Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 – 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.

Across to Asia : Have this great experience cross from Europe to Asia by bus on Bosphorus Bridge.

CAMLICA (Asian) HILL, we climb a Bosphorus side hill by bus for a few which commands a magnificent view that embraces the Bosphorus and old Istanbul. one of the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of  Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.

PIERRE LOTI HILL, The hill was named after the French novelist and noval officer Pierre Loti who visited Istanbul several times and stayed many years.

Fly over by Cable Car Enyoy the beautiful view from cable car all the way down to the hill.

CITY WALLS, The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS, An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions.

THE RUMELI FORTRESS(FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT)

Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conquer  took the city in 1453,but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGES, Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE).

BEYLERBEYİ PALACE, The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN SIDE.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 3 – Explore the Old City & Fly to Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.

After the tour we will transfer you to Istanbul airport and you will take your flight to Cappadocia.  Upon your arrival we will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 4 – Explore Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided  tour of Cappadocia, visiting Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to paşabag (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos .In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly,before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. After the tour we will be back to our hotel.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 5 – Explore Cappadocia & Fly to Izmir – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again depart for a full day Cappadocia tour. Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley . In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith.

After the tour we will transfer you to Cappadocia airport and you will take your flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival we will welcome you  and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 6 – Explore Ephesus – Full Day Guided Tour / B,L

Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus , Temple of Artemis and House of Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient times. Ephesus is one of the most important ancient city in the World and it was capital of the Asia Minor.

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 7 – Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) – Full Day Guided Tour/ B,L

After breaksfast you heading to the magnificent White calcium terraces, known as Cotton Castle (Pamukkale) where you also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. This city was used in Roman time for their therapeutic powers. Today bring your swim suit with you because you will have time to enjoy with the thermal water of Pamukkale. After the tour back to hotel

Overnight Kusadasi

Day 8 – Departure for Athens / Airport Transfer

After the tour we will transfer you to the Izmir Airport and you fly from Izmir to Athens Airport.

Welcome to Athens. Our driver will meet with you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Athens

Day 9 – Visit of the city with Acropolis, Temple of Zeus & Trilo – Half Day Guided Tour / B

After breakfast and at the time indicated by your assistant, you will begin the panoramic tour through the Athenian Neoclassical Center : Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, University, Library and National Academy, Ilion Palace, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Gate, Panathenaic Stadium, and many other monuments and sites of interest, that your official English-speaking guide will explain in detail. They will also touch on current issues.

After the panoramic visit, you will visit the “sacred rock”, the spectacular, unique and magnificent Acropolis. The entrance to this site, and to others that we will visit, is included. We recommend you keep your entry ticket to enter other nearby archaeological sites.

At the end of the visit you can choose to return to your hotel or to make your own adventure through the charming and picturesque streets of Plaka.

Overnight Athens.

Day 10 – From Athens to Mykonos – Navigating the Aegean as Ulises – Free day / B

Early in the morning, one of our private vehicles will be waiting for you along with your assistant to transfer you to the port of Piraeus where you will embark on the ferry to the famous island of Mykonos. Navigation is the ideal time to enjoy the sun on the deck and observe the deep blue of the Aegean.

Upon arrival to the island, one of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you, transfer you to your hotel and explain a little more about this famous island. The rest of the day is free so that you can begin to relax and live the kind of ‘slow life’ life that the friendly islanders maintain.

Overnight  Mykonos.

Day 11 – Mykonos : Relax, Sun, Beach and History – Free Day / B

Free day to enjoy this magnificent island. Mykonos is the meeting point of the international “jet set” for its wonderful beaches, dazzling shops and unique nightlife that contribute to its well-deserved fame. Only a few minutes away by ferry is also the historic island of Delos, where Apollo and Artemisa were born, according to Greek mythology. This small island, inhabited since 3000 a.C., was one of the most important cultural centers of antiquity. We recommend renting a vehicle or motorcycle so you can discover the local customs and feel like another island.

Overnight Miconos

Day 12 – From Mykonos to Magic Santorini – Free Day / B

After a tasty, as well as relaxed breakfast, and already more and more into the Greek way of life, one of our vehicles will pick you up at the agreed time to take you to the port where you will continue by sea to your next destination. the island that is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, “Santorini”. The approach to the island from the ferry is worthy of admiration and is the ideal time to portray with a photograph the city of Fira, with its white houses hanging on the hillside facing the volcano.

Upon arrival to the island, one of our English-speaking representatives will be waiting to welcome you, transfer you to your hotel and explain a little more about this picturesque island. The rest of the day is free so you can continue walking through its narrow streets and why not, see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world from one of the many confectioneries located on the caldera.

Overnight Santorini

Day 13 – Discovering  Santorini Free Day – Free Day / B

Considered by many the lost continent of Atlantis, this day is released so that you and your companion enjoy this magical island. Optionally you can acquire, if you wish, a dazzling sailboat tour that visits the small islands, located inside the caldera, of Nea and Palea Kameni where the hot springs of green and yellow waters are located. Throughout the tour, the city of Fira will accompany us as a faithful witness from the height.

We also recommend renting a vehicle on this island to learn more about it and taste the wine and the excellent local gastronomy in different places.

Overnight Santorini.

Day 14 – From Santorini to Athens – The Return – Transfers / B

At the indicated time you will be transferred by our staff to the airport of Santorini, where you will embark to start the return trip to Athens. Part of the route was the same one that sailed, according to mythology, the son of Aegean, Theseus, after defeating the fearsome minotaur. Arrival at the airport and combination with your international flight, which must have a later departure at 13:30 hs.

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