Istanbul, Bosphorus, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Samos, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens
Day 01 - Arrival to Istanbul
XX:XX Upon arrival to Istanbul Airport and clearing customs, you will be met by one of our staff at the exit gate of arrivals hall & transfer to your hotel. After check-in (13:00) remainder of day will be at your leisure. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 02 - Historical Istanbul Sightseeing Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
08:15 Your day will commence with a visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. Then you will visit the Turkish islamic Art Museum. After lunch, day tour will continue with the visit of Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Final stop of the day tour will be the Grand Bazaar, the world’s oldest and biggest covered bazaar with more than 4000 shops. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 03 - Bosphorus Cruise & Asian Istanbul Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
08:15 Meet your guide at hotel lobby for a short drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, you will visit the Rustem Pasha Mosque. Then we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch break, day tour will continue with driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Driving back to Europe over the Bosphorus Bridge, we visit Dolmabahce Palace, with more than 340 rooms & eight Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 04 - Flight to Kayseri / North Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
04:30 After breakfast & check-out, you will be met and transferred to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
06:20 Departure on Pegasus Airlines flight to Kayseri.
07:40 On your arrival at Kayseri Airport, you will be met & transferred to Cappadocia to meet with the other participants of the tour. In the morning section of the tour, you will visit Three Beauties, Urgup Town, Red Valley (Panorama) & also join for a trekking at Kiliclar Valley which will take around 1hr. After lunch break at local restaurant, your day tour will continue with the visits of Avanos Village & Old Streets, Kizilirmak River, join a Discovery Series “Art of Pottery in Asia Minor” event , Devrent Valley, Pasabag Valley & Goreme Open Air Museum. will offer you the wonderful opportunity to sleep in a traditional Cappadocian cave hotel. Overnigt in Cappadocia
Day 05 - South Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
09:00 On your second day in Cappadocia region, you will visit Mustafa Pasa Village, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle & Village, Piegon Valley, Uchisar Castle (interior visit & climbing to climax), Esentepe View Point & Goreme Village. Lunch will be served at local restaurant at Ortahisar Village. On this days Discovery Series you will join “Art of Turkish Carpets” event at the end of the tour. The you will be driven back to your hotel with your evening at leisure. Overnigt in Cappadocia
Day 06 - Flight to Izmir / Ephesus Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
07:00 After breakfast & check-out, you will be met and transferred to Kayseri Airport.
09:10 Departure on Sun Express Airlines flight to Izmir
10:45 On arrival to Izmir airport, you will be met by your tour guide & proceed to Selcuk for lunch. The start the tour with a visit to the Ancient City of Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman City in the world. Here you see the Agora, Odeon, Curetes Street, Celsius Library, famous Roman Baths, the Grand Theatre and Marble Street. After lunch, depart for the House of Virgin Mary where she is said to have spent the remainder of her days. It is a pilgrimage site for many people of various religious denominations. The tour also includes a visit to the remains of Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Tour ends with transfer back to hotel & evening at leisure. Overnigt in Kusadasi
DAY 07 - Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
08:15 After breakfast, drive inland to visit the Greco-Roman ancient city of Hierapolis and the thermal springs of Pamukkale ‘Cotton Castle'. This natural phenomenon leaves thick white layers of limestone and travertine cascading down the mountain slope, which resemble a frozen waterfall. There will be free time to view the spectacle. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnigt in Kusadasi
Day 08 - Ferry to Samos / Flight to Mykonos (Breakfast)
07:30 After breakfast & check-out, you will be met and transferred to Kusadasi ferry port.
08:30 Departure on standart ferry to Samos (Greece).
11:00 Arrival to Samos with free time to explore around the Island till your transfer to Samos Airport.
16:10 Departure on domestic flight to Mykonos via Athens
19:20 On arrival to Mykonos Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnigt in Mykonos
Day 09 Day at leisure in Mykonos (Breakfast)
A full day free at leisure for you to explore Mykonos Town and other areas of the island.
Overnigt in Mykonos
Day 10 - Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini (Breakfast)
11:00 After breakfast & check-out, you will be met and transferred to Mykonos Port.
12:00 Departure on FlyingCat ferry from Mykonos to Santorini.
14:30 Arrive in Santorini and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of day at your leisure.
Overnight in Santorini
Day 11 - Day at leisure in Santorini (Breakfast)
A free day to relax on one of the many different beaches of Santorini or explore the capital town of Fira.
Overnight in Santorini
Day 12 - Flight to Athens / Free Afternoon (Breakfast)
10:00 After breakfast & check-out, transfer to Santorini Airport.
11:55 Departure on domestic flight from Santorini to Athens.
12:40 Arrive in Athens and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of day at your leisure.
Overnight in Athens
Day 13 - Athens City Sightseeing Tour (Breakfast)
08:00 Meet in the hotel lobby to depart on the 1/2 day morning Athens Sightseeing Tour which includes a visit to the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon. Also view the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, the Presidential Palace, the Panatheanic Stadium (where first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch.
12:00 After the tour you have the afternoon at leisure to further explore Athens on your own.
Overnight in Athens
Day 14 - Athens / Home (Breakfast)
XX:XX After breakfast & check-out (12:00), we will arrange for the transfer to Athens International Airport for your onward flight.
3 STAR : (Albatros Hotel – Lalezar Cave Hotel – Palm Hotel - Athos Hotel – Pietra E Mare Hotel – Nikolas Hotel)
24 April - 24 May
24 September - 24 October
24 August - 07 June
10 - 23 September
08 June - 12 July
20 August - 09 September
13 July - 19 August
1,422.10 EURO p/p
1,467.40 EURO p/p
1,524.60 EURO p/p
1,578.60 EURO p/p
1,339.60 EURO p/p
1,365.80 EURO p/p
1,424.00 EURO p/p
1.446.10 EURO p/p
4 STAR : (Rast Boutique Hotel – Aydinli Cave Hotel – Ozcelik Hotel - Athenian Callirhoe Hotel – Ira Hotel – K’ Hotels)
24 April - 03 May
27 May - 02 June
04 May – 26 May
24 Sept – 24 October
03 June – 07 July
19 August – 23 September
08 July – 18 August
1,602.90 EURO p/p
1,580.00 EURO p/p
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1,695.60 EURO p/p
1,509.60 EURO p/p
1,487.80 EURO p/p
1,550.70 EURO p/p
1,510.40 EURO p/p
5 STAR : (Elite World Hotel – Gamirasu Hotel – Charisma Hotel - Electra Palace Hotel – Myconian Imperial Hotel – Adamant Hotel)
04 May – 19 May
14 September – 09 October
09 June – 14 July
21 August - 03 September
15 July – 20 August
20 May – 08 June
2,075.60 EURO p/p
2,170.30 EURO p/p
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-13 Nights Hotel accommodations in choice of preferred class
-Noted sightseeing tours on regular group guided basis
-Professional Tour Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
(for each sightseeing tour)
-Main entrance fees to sights & museum as indicated in the itinerary
-Meals as indicated in the itinerary (Breakfasts & Dinners at hotels / Lunches on full day tours)
-Required land transport/transfers (Turkey & Greece) including round-trip airport transfers
-Ferry tickets from Kusadasi to Samos & Mykonos to Santorini (economy class)
-Domestic flight ticket from Istanbul to Cappadocia / Cappadocia to Izmir / Santorini to Athens (economy class)
-Local taxes and handling services
-TURSAB Travel Package Insurance.
-International flights to/from Turkey/Greece and personal travel insurance
-Any other expenses not noted in the above included section or airport tax, visa for Turkey & Greece (if required), any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels, items of a personal nature, hotel extras (minibar, telephone/internet usage, laundry, etc), drinks (except the drinks served with breakfast) and medical services.