DURATION 13 Days – 12 Nights
STANDARDS 4 star & C Class accommodation with breakfast
HIGHLIGHTS Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Marmaris, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Troy, Pergamum, Istanbul
DEPARTURE Tuesdays between 1 May to 31 Oct
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
Tips except driver and guide
Entrance fees – Turkey
12 nights – 4 star & C Class accommodation in total ( 1 night in Canakkale, 2 nights in Istanbul, 2 nights Kusadasi, 1 night in Marmaris, 2 nights in Athens, 2 nights in Rhodes, 2 nights in Santorini )
12 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.
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.

2

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 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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

Day 5

Santorini to Rhodes (Breakfast)

Soak up the sun on the black sand beaches before we board an afternoon ferry to Rhodes. Overnight Rhodes.

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Day 6

Rhodes (Breakfast)

Explore the largest island in the Dodecanese, an attractive mix of good beaches with plenty of sightseeing such as Temple of Aphrodite, Temple of Apollo. Overnight Rhodes.

7

Day 7

Rhodes to Marmaris (Breakfast)

Today, we make our way to Turkey with free time to explore Rhodes before taking ferry to Marmaris. Overnight Marmaris.

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Day 8

Pamukkale – Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner)

Today we tour the magnificent white calcium formations of Pamukkale, followed by the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers before continuing to Kusadasi. Overnight Kusadasi.

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Day 9

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 carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi.

10

Day 10

Acropolis of Pergamum (Breakfast, Dinner)

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political center in its time. Overnight Canakkale.

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Day 11

Gallipoli Battlefields (Breakfast)

Relaxed morning to explore the town of Canakkale before an afternoon tour of the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly, original trenches and tunnels and the Gallipoli Museum. After the tour we continue on to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.

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Day 12

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.

13

Day 13

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.

 

Month Days Per Person in double Singl. Supplement
May 9-23 2485-$US 658-$US
June 6-20 2485-$US 658-$US
July 4-18 2485-$US 658-$US
August 15-29 2485-$US 658-$US
September 12-26 2485-$US 658-$US
October 10-24 2485-$US 658-$US

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