Greece & Turkey Essentials Tour - 14 Days

Greece & Turkey Essentials Tour  - 14 Days

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Greece & Turkey Essentials Tour  - 14 Days

Departs Wednesdays: 20 Apr-12 Oct 16
Similar exclusive tour including small group tour of Turkey operates on Wed:
4 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct 16. Please contact us for details.


Day 1 Wed: Athens-Mykonos
Transfer from any hotel in Athens to Piraeus pier for your ferry passage to Mykonos. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Afternoon free to relax at one of the beautiful beaches in Mykonos. (B)

Day 2 Thu: Mykonos
Free day to explore the picturesque town of Mykonos. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets with the white washed buildings and small boutique shops or admire the stunning views while enjoying a nice cocktail at little Venice, known as one of the most romantic places on the island. (B)

Day 3 Fri: Mykonos-Santorini
Transfer from your hotel to the port for a high speed ferry or Hydrofoil to Santorini. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Take the time to relax and enjoy the amazing Aegean sunset – an unforgettable experience – and one of the most photographed sunsets in the world. Optional sunset cruise - Take in views of Santorini’s best spots or swim in the crystal blue waters before returning to Ammoudi to view the spectacular sunsets that Santorini has to offer. While on board you’ll be served rich barbeque meal and drinks. (B)

Day 4 Sat: Santorini
Day at leisure. An optional day tour of the volcano is recommended. Enjoy a relaxing cruise and then see the highlights of the tour, including the hot springs and Thirisia island. You can take the time to swim and have a mud bath after your walk to the volcano. (B)

Day 5 Sun: Santorini
Enjoy day at leisure. Take the time to do some shopping in Fira town, which has many beautiful boutiques, cafes and restaurants or relax on one if the black sandy beaches or Kamari or Perissa. For those interested in history we recommend optional visit to famous Acrotiri excavations and for wine lovers wine testing. (B)

Day 6 Mon: Santorini-Rhodes
Transfer from hotel to the airport for flight to Rhodes (direct or via Athens subject to availability). Upon arrival in Rhodes transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure in Rhodes. (B)

Day 7 Tue: Rhodes
Take the time to explore the Crusaders Castle or relax on one of many sandy beaches of the island. Not to be missed is the old town of Rhodes with medieval castle of the Knight of St John. (B)

Day 8 Wed: Rhodes-Marmaris-Pamukkale
Transfer to the port for ferry crossing to Marmaris in Turkey. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale to start tour coach tour. Free time to try the healing baths at the thermal pools of the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale Collossae Hotel. (B, D)

Day 9 Thu: Pamukkale-Kusadasi
Morning visit to the unique cotton fortress, walk though the lime cascades and wander through the world’s first modern spa centre’s, Hierapolis and its necropolis. Continue onto Kusadasi for dinner and overnight at Charisma Hotel. (B, D)

Day 10 Fri: Kusadasi-Ephesus-Kusadasi
Tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus, including the Library of Celsus and the Temple of Hadrian. Continue on to the House of Virgin Mary, rumoured to have been the location where she spent the last years of her life. Optional afternoon tour of Sardis or Sirince. Return to Charisma hotel for overnight. (B, D)

Day 11 Sat: Kusadasi-Pergamum-Troy-Canakkale
Visit Ancient medical center called Asklepion in Pergamum. Take part of unique experience of visiting traditional Turkish village and having a lunch with the locals. Continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse.  Continue to Canakkale for overnight at Kolin Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 12 Sun: Canakkale-Gallipoli-Dardanelles-Istanbul
Depart for Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery. Then cross the Dardanelles and drive to Istanbul for overnight at Renaissance Bosphorus hotel. (B)

Day 13 Mon: Istanbul
Full day tour of Istanbul: Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. Optional visit to Spice market and Bosphorus cruise. Overnight at Renaissance Bosphorus hotel. (B)

Day 14 Tue: Istanbul
After breakfast, transfer to Ataturk airport. (B)
 

Inclusions
• Transfer from hotel in Athens to the port • Return transfers on each island • Ferry passages as per itinerary • 7 Nights accommodation on the Greek Islands in first class hotels • Economy class airfare Santorini to Rhodes • Meals as per itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) • 6 Night coach tour of Turkey including guide & entrance fees

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