Country Combination Tours : Best of Turkey & Greece Tour (14 Days)
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Highlights: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Samos, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens
Departure Dates: Everyday (01st May - 31st October )
Note: Ferry departure times and schedules are subject to month of travel. Extra nights in Istanbul and/or any area of Turkey Greece can be added. Additional islands or areas on the mainland can be included in the program.
DAY 01 - Arrival to Istanbul
Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and clearing
customs, you will be met by one of our staff at the
exit gate of arrivals hall & transfer your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 - Imperial Istanbul Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel meet with the guide to depart
on the full daytour to explore some of the most important
sights in Istanbul. Visit the Blue Mosque, the St Sophia,
Hippodrome & Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi
Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room).
After the tour, return to hotel with the evening then
at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 - Bosphorous Cruise and flight
After breakfast meet with the tour guide to depart for
a mornings cruise on the Bosphorous which seperates
the East from West. During the cruise visit the Spice
Bazaar and the Rumeli Fortress. At the end of the cruise,
transfer back to hotel with the remainder of the day
at leisure for you to further explore on your own until
early evening transfer to airport. Depart on the domestic
flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia) and on arrival meet for
transfer to the hotel for check-in with the evening
at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 04 - Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Museum
Today depart on the full days tour to visit Devrent
Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) where you find the
world famous fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos
then on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum to explore the
numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes.
These churches and monasteries where carved from the
soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox
Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. A visit to Ortahisar
Natural Rock Castle for panoramic views is also included.
After tour the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 05 - Ihlara Valley Tour and overnight
bus to Pamukkale
Breakfast at hotel, check out then depart on another
full day sightseeing tour of Cappadocia this time starting
with a visit to the famous Derinkuyu Underground City
which was built as a defence and hiding site during
the period of spreading Christianity. Then to Cavusin
Old Christian Village where you find a triple Apse church
and monastery of St John the Baptist. In Sinasos Old
Greek Village you find old Greek and Ottoman houses.
The days touring also includes an easy grade 3km hike
through Red Valley offering some great scenery that
would otherwise not be accessible by car and a visit
to the Uchisar Natural Rock Castle. At end of tour,
collect luggage from hotel reception and transfer on
to the bus station for travel by intercity overnight
bus to Pamukkale.
DAY 06 - Pamukkale Tour and bus to Kusadasi
Arrival early morning to Pamukkale where you will be
met at the bus station and transferred to a small hotel
with use of a room to take a shower, short rest and
have breakfast. Then it is time to join on the group
tour which visits the natural formation of the travertens
"Cotton Cliffs" and the ruins of Hierapolis.
Then transfer to hotel in Kusadasi & evening at
leisure. Overnight Kusadasi.
DAY 07 - Ephesus Ancient City Tour
Breakfast then meet with guide to depart on the full
day Ephesus Tour. Begin with 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. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 08 - Ferry from Kusadasi to Samos
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Kusadasi Port to
take the morning ferry to Samos, Greece. Arrival to
Samos two hours later with free time at leisure to explore
around the island until the afternoon ferry departure
on to Mykonos. Arrival is late evening and you will
be met for transfer to the hotel and check-in. Overnight
DAY 09 - Day at leisure in Mykonos
Breakfast at hotel and a full day free at leisure for
you to explore Mykonos Town and other areas of the island.
Dont forget about the famous nightlife which is on offer.
Overnight in Mykonos.
DAY 10 - Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
After breakfast and check out, the morning is free at
leisure until early afternoon transfer from the hotel
to the port for embarkation on the ferry that will take
you to Santorini. Journey takes around 3 hours and on
arrival you will be met for transfer to the hotel. Overnight
DAY 11 - Sightseeing in Santorini or at
A free day at leisure to relax on one of the many different
beaches of Santorini (gold, red or black sands) or explore
the capital town of Fira. There are also various excursions
available, by bus and boat, to take you to visit the
ruins and tour the volcano. Overnight in Santorini.
DAY 12 - Ferry or flight from Santorini
Breakfast at hotel, check out and as per your preferred
departure time (morning or late afternoon) transfer
on to the port for the ferry to Athens. Direct flights
throughout the day are also available. On arrival, meet
for transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight stay
DAY 13 - Athens City Sightseeing Tour
This morning, 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. After the tour you have the afternoon
at leisure to further explore Athens on your own. Overnight
DAY 14 - Transfer to
Breakfast, check out and as per your international flight
time transfer on to Athens Airport.
* Hotel accommodations in choice of preferred class
* Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
* Noted sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis
* Main entrance fees to sights mentioned by the itinerary
* Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegeterian meals available
* Required land & or internal flight transportation
* All roundtrip airport transfers with A/C minivans
* Local taxes & handling services
* All tours & travel packages are insuranced by TURSAB (Association of Turkish
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