|DURATION||12 Days – 11 Nights|
|STANDARDS||4 star & C Class accommodation with breakfast|
|HIGHLIGHTS||Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Samos, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Athens|
|DEPARTURE||Sundays between 01 Jun to 30 Sep|
|INCLUDED|| Inbound airport transfer – Istanbul
Outbound airport transfer – Athens
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.
Entrance fees – Turkey
10 nights – 4 star & C Class accommodation in total ( 1 night in Canakkale, 2 nights in Istanbul, 2 nights Kusadasi, 1 night in Athens, 2 nights in Mykonos, 2 nights in Santorini ) 11 breakfast, 4 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
|NOTE||Itinerary is subject to change without notice due to Greek ferry timetables changes.
We recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance of the departure date.
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours free to explore. Overnight Istanbul.
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Tonight you get to know your travelling companions a little better at your welcome dinner. Overnight Istanbul.
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels, The Nek and the Gallipoli Museum. Overnight Canakkale.
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center in its time. Overnight Kusadasi.
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.
Leaving Turkey, we take a ferry to Samos and depending on ferry schedules; we may head straight for Mykonos or spend a day exploring lush-green Samos. Overnight Samos or Mykonos.
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.
Revitalize with an early morning swim and wander the charming white-washed narrow alleyways of Mykonos Town before an afternoon ferry to Santorini. Overnight Santorini.
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.
Soak up the sun on the black sand beaches before we board an afternoon ferry to the mainland. Overnight Athens.
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 Hadrians Arch. At the Acropolis visit the museum, the towering entrance of Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon. Overnight Athens.
After breakfast, we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport.
|Month||Days||Per Person in double||Singl. Supplement|