Best of Turkey and Greece

11 Days / 10 Nights

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Day 1 Thu: Istanbul | Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.

 

Day 2 Fri: Istanbul | Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale | Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D

Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir | Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight. B L D

Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir | Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. Afternoon Optional: tour of Sirince. B D

Day 6 Tue: Ephesus – Greek islands Cruise | After breakfast transfer to pier and embark on a cruise ship at Kusadasi for 3 days in the Greek Islands. Cruise: Louis Cruise Line B D

Day 7 Wed: Cruise – Rhodes | A morning arrival in Rhodes, the island of roses, you have a full day to explore on your own; you may join an optional sightseeing tour, or simply take a taxi to one of many nearby beaches for a swim in the crystal clear Aegean waters. B L D

Day 8 Thu: Cruise – Santorini – Heraklion | This morning’s port of call is Heraklion, Crete where you may discover the town on your own or join an Optional: excursion to the Palace of Knossos. Your next port of call is Santorini, where you are free to explore the land of the fabled Atlantis. B L D

Day 9 Fri: Athens | After disembarking from the cruise, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. The rest of the day is yours. B

Day 10 Sat: Athens | A morning city tour of the famed Acropolis with its dominating view and site of the renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens. B

Day 11 Sun: Athens – Return | Begin a Classical Tour of mainland Greece or transfer to the airport for the flight home. B

Note: Cruise line Louis (Standard Inside cabin Cat LA)

Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
Tour Code: BTGR

Price Includes:

  • First Class Hotels (4–5 Star)
  • Meals are indicated on itineraries by B breakfast L lunch D dinner
  • Licensed guides throughout Turkey
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Luggage handling
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days. Pre or post stay transfers are not included
  • Private arrival transfer from Piraeus port to Athens Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in standard room on BB basis
  • Athens city tour
  • Private departure transfer from Athens hotel to Athens airport

Price Excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to guide and drivers
  • Port taxes and Turkey embarkation fee total of $189

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Departure Dates and Rates

Departure Dates (2017) P/P in Double Single Supl.
  • Oct 05, 12, 19, 26
  • May 04, 11, 18, 25
  • Sep 07, 14, 21, 28
$2,195 $950
  • Jul 06, 13, 20, 27
  • Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
$2,295 $950
Departure Dates (2018) P/P in Double Single Supl.
  • Apr 19, 26
  • May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Jun 07, 14, 21, 28
  • Sep 06, 13, 20, 27
  • Oct 04, 11, 18, 25
$2,195 $950
  • Jul 05, 19
  • Aug 02, 23, 30
$2,295 $950

Hotels

City Hotels or Similar
 Istanbul  CONRAD ISTANBUL
 Canakkale  KOLIN OTEL (SFC)
 Izmir  SWISSOTEL GRAND EFES
 Athens  HERODION (FC)