DURATION 19 Days – 18 Nights
STANDARDS 4 star, 5 star & C Class accommodation with breakfast
HIGHLIGHTS Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Delos, Samos, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Fethiye, Kayakoy, Antalya, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara, Istanbul
DEPARTURE 01 May to 30 Sep – Every Wednesday
INCLUDED Inbound airport transfer – Athens
Outbound airport transfer – Istanbul
Transfers between ports and hotels in Greece
Transportation by ferries between the Greek islands and a fully air-conditioned non-smoking bus in Turkey
Services of an English-speaking professional tour guide in Turkey and English speaking tour leader throughout the Greek Islands.
Tips expect driver and the guide
Entrance fees – Turkey
18 nights – 4 star, 5 star & C Class accommodation in total ( 2 nights in Antalya, 2 nights in Fethiye, 2 nights in Istanbul, 2 nights in Kusadasi, 3 nights in Cappadocia, 1 night in Pamukkale, 2 nights in Athens, 2 nights in Mykonos, 2 nights in Santorini )
17 breakfast, 8 dinner
NOT INCLUDED  Personal expenses
Suggested optional activities
Drinks and the meals not mentioned in including section
Tips – driver and guide
Any visas, border or port taxes
Entrance fees – Greece
1

Day 1

Athens

Welcome to Greece! You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore this ancient city. Tonight you meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions. Overnight Athens

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Day 2

Athens – Acropolis (Breakfast)

This morning you will have half day tour and visit Acropolis, stop at the stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Admire the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. At the Acropolis visit the museum, the towering entrance of Propylaea, the Temple of Nike and the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon. Overnight Athens

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Day 3

Athens to Santorini (Breakfast)

Early morning departure today for the breathtaking Island of Santorini, where you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach or perhaps explore the picturesque capital, Fira. Overnight Santorini

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Day 4

Santorini (Breakfast)

Take an optional boat trip in the world’s biggest volcanic crater above sea level. Visit the active volcano, swim in the warm thermal waters and take a therapeutic mud bath. Overnight Santorini

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Day 5

Santorini to Mykonos (Breakfast)

Arrive in Mykonos and explore the white-washed town or head for the beach before experiencing the completely outrageous Mykonian nightlife. Overnight Mykonos

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Day 6

Mykonos – Delos (Breakfast)

Spend the day on the beach or take an optional day trip to the neighboring island of Delos. This Mecca of Ancient Greece is today an island wide, open-air museum. Overnight Mykonos

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Day 7

Mykonos -Samos (Dinner)

You will catch next mid-night ferry heading towards the island of Samos and make our way to Turkey with free time to explore Samos town or Kusadasi (depending on ferry schedules). Overnight Kusadasi

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Day 8

Ephesus – Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner)

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the house of the Virgin Mary. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi

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Day 9

Pamukkale – Hierapolis (Breakfast, Dinner)

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Pamukkale

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Day 10

Aphrodisias – Fethiye (Breakfast)

Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way. Overnight Fethiye

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Day 11

Fethiye (Breakfast)

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey’s highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. Overnight Fethiye

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Day 12

Fethiye (Breakfast, Dinner)

Relaxing morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy on the way. Overnight Antalya

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Day 13

Kayakoy – Antalya (Breakfast, Dinner)

Tour the ancient ruins of Perge with its impressive stadium walls and Aspendos, known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Overnight Antalya

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Day 14

Konya – Cappadocia (Breakfast, Dinner)
Early departure for Cappadocia, stopping en-route to visit Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. This afternoon we also stop to visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia. Overnight Cappadocia
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Day 15

Goreme – Uchisar Castle (Breakfast, Dinner)

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don’t miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia

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Day 16

Ihlara Valley – Underground City (Breakfast, Dinner)

Today we trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight Cappadocia

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Day 17

Ankara (Breakfast)
Early morning departure to the nation’s capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.
(Optional morning flight to Istanbul from Kayseri, Cappadocia)
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Day 18

Istanbul Old City (Breakfast)

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul

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Day 19

Istanbul (Breakfast)

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight

Per person in   twin / double share accommodation
Tour Dates P.P Price Single Supplement
May:30 / June:20 / July:18 / August:15 / Sept:5-19 3358-$US 891-$US
1 May to 30 September 3358-$US 891-$US

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