16 Day Tour of Turkey and Greece – TR711

Take part in the wonderful guided vacation and see the Topkapi Palace,  St. Sophia Basilica, the Grand Bazaar, Anzac Cove at Gallipoli, the Ancient city of Troy, Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. Cruise the famous Greek Islands of Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos. Visit the Acropolis the Parthenon in Athens.

Thursday departures (Apr-Aug)

Day 1 Thu: Istanbul 
Arrival, transfer to hotel and a welcome briefing.

Day 2 Fri: Istanbul
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D

Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir
Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center In Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight Optional: Dinner at local restaurant. B L

Day 5 Mon: Ephesus – Izmir
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. B D

Day 6 Tue: Izmir – Bodrum
After breakfast drive to Bodrum to visit the castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Dinner & Overnight in Bodrum. B D

Day 7 Wed: Bodrum – Marmaris
After breakfast, depart for Marmaris. Overnight in Marmaris. B D

Day 8 Thu: Marmaris – Rhodes
Morning transfer to port for hydrofoil trip to Rhodes, Greece. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight B

Day 9 Fri: Rhodes
A day of leisure; you may visit Old Rhodes or take an optional tour to Lindos.B

Day 10 Sat: Rhodes – Santorini
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Santorini. Arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight. B

Day 11 Sun: Santorini
A free day to visit one of the many villages of Santorini, perched on top of the volcano, or enjoy a sun-soaked afternoon on the beach. B

Day 12 Mon: Santorini – Mykonos
Transfer to the pier for a hydrofoil or ferry ride to Mykonos. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the nightlife of Mykonos B

Day 13 Tue: Mykonos
Explore the many beaches of Mykonos and absorb the ambiance of this Cycladic Island during this day at leisure B

Day 14 Wed: Mykonos – Athens
Morning is free. Board on a ferry to Athens. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an Optional: dinner with folklore dancing or visit the quaint Plaka area. B

Day 15 Thu: Athens
Tour Athens’ famed Acropolis with its breathtaking view and renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. On your own, explore the Plaka with its open-air taverns and traditional shops. B

Day 16 Fri: Athens 
A representative escorts you to the airport for the flight home. B

Note: The Greek portion is locally hosted

Includes:

  • First Class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals are indicated on itineraries by B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner
  • Licensed guides throughout Turkey
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Luggage handling
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days (arrivals to Istanbul Airport).
  • Hydrofoil ticket from Santorini to Mykonos and Mykonos to Piraeus
  • Athens city tour

Excludes

  • Pre or post stay transfers are not included
  • Flight from Rhodes to Santorini
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to guide and drivers

Hotels: (or similar)

  • Istanbul – Conrad Istanbul
  • Canakkale – Kolin Hotel
  • Izmir – Swissotel Grand Efes
  • Bodrum – Doria Hotel
  • Marmaris – Elite World Hotel
  • Rhodes – Mediterranean
  • Santorini – El Greco
  • Mykonos – Petasos Beach
  • Athens – Electra Palace

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