Glories of Turkey and Greece

16 days/15 nights

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Day 1 Thu: Istanbul – Arrival | 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 Covered 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: Kusadası – Pamukkale | Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel. B D

Day 7 Wed: Hierapolis – Marmaris | Morning transfer to south, to the resort city of Marmaris, afternoon is free. B D

Day 8 Thu: Marmaris – Rhodes | Morning transfer to port for hydrofoil trip to Rhodes, Greece. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight. B

Day 9 Fri: Rhodes | A day of leisure; you may visit Old Rhodes or take an optional tour to Lindos. B

Day 10 Sat: Rhodes – Santorini | Transfer to the airport for a flight to Santorini. Arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight. B

Day 11 Sun: Santorini | A free day to visit one of the many villages of Santorini, perched on top of the volcano, or enjoy a sun-soaked afternoon on the beach. B

Day 12 Mon: Santorini – Mykonos | Transfer to the pier for a hydrofoil or ferry ride to Mykonos. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the nightlife of Mykonos. B

Day 13 Tue: Mykonos | Explore the many beaches of Mykonos and absorb the ambiance of this Cycladic Island during this day at leisure. B

Day 14 Wed: Mykonos – Athens | Morning is free. Board on a ferry to Athens. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an Optional: dinner with folklore dancing or visit the quaint Plaka area. B

Day 15 Thu: Athens | Tour Athens’ famed Acropolis with its breathtaking view and renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. On your own, explore the Plaka with its open-air taverns and traditional shops. B

Day 16 Fri: Athens – Return | A Neon Tours representative escorts you to the airport for the flight home. B

Note: Greece portion is locally hosted

 

Duration: 16 Days/15 Nights
Tour Code: GLR

 

Price Includes:

  • First Class hotels with private facilities
  • 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
  • Hydrofoil ticket from Santorini to Mykonos and Mykonos to Piraeus
  • Athens city tour

Price Excludes:

  • Flight from Rhodes to Santorini
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to guide and drivers

 

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Departure Dates and Rates

Departure dates (2016) Per Person

in Double

Single

Supplement

Per Person

in Triple

  • Apr 07,14,21,28
  • Jun 02,09,16,23,30
  • Oct 06,13,20,27
$2,795 $1,100 $2,745
  • May 05,12,19,26
  • Sep 01,08,15,22,29
$3,245 $1,200 $3,195
  • Jul 07,14,21,28
  • Aug 04,11,18,25
$3,495 $1,300 $3,445

 

Hotels

City Hotels 
Istanbul Radison Blu Sisli Hotel (DLX)
Canakkale Kolin Hotel (SFC)
İzmir Swissotel (DLX)
Pamukkale Thermal Colossae (FC)
Marmaris Anemon Hotel (FC)
Rhodes Mediterranean (FC)
Santorini El Greco (FC)
Mykonos Petasos Beach (FC)
Athens Herodion (FC)