Hopping on Greek Islands & Turkey Tour
These two neighbouring countries Greece and Turkey are definitely in bucket list of frequent travellers. We assure you that there are so much culture, nature and history to explore with our Greece Turkey Tours Packages. If this program is not convenient for you then you can choose other Turkey Travel Tours listed in the website and mix and match as per your demand. This tour package has best to get to know some cultural heritage sites as well as beach holidays. Turkey and Greece are similar but also different countries in some aspects. One side of Aegean Sea is full of Mosques and the other is full of churches as well as lots of ruins and monuments that had witnessed many battles, different kind of civilisations throughout history.
Greece Turkey Tour Package Itinerary
Day 1-Arrival in Istanbul(No Meal)
Upon your arrival in Airport, our representative will be waiting for you at the exit gate with a board bearing your name and drive to your selected hotel. Constantinople(Qustantiniyye) is the historical name of the city that was surrounded by Byzantine city walls for defending. On the way to your hotel, we will enter the Historical Peninsula through one of the gates with panorama of domes of the Ottoman mosques. Settle in to your room and freshen up. Your tour consultant will visit you at the hotel at the appointed time for delivering your travel documents and receive the rest of the payment. Free time and overnight in Istanbul.
Note:Additional activities can be added to your program after having a quick nap and shower in the hotel such as dinner cruise on the Bosphorus or dance show of whirling dervishes.
Day 2-Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait and Visit Dolmabahce Palace
After having a delicious open buffet breakfast in your hotel, be ready at your hotel lobby at time indicated and join in with other fellow travellers to explore the beautiful city of Istanbul thorougly. Today we will have a 1,5 hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait, visit Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace and drive up to Camlica where you can admire the whole city from one of the seven hilltop of Istanbul. Return to our hotels at 17h00-18h00 depending on the traffic conditions. Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3-Private Walking Istanbul Old City Tour
Ready to enjoy a full day walking tour of Istanbul right after having your open buffet Turkish breakfast? You will have an opportunity to see the fascinating contrasts of past and present, which makes Istanbul a unique place for numerous emperors since the very early ages. Commence our trip from the Hippodrome Square where sport competitions used to take place during Romans and where present day tourists are getting oriented. Continue to 17th century Ottoman Mosque with its unusual number of six minarets touching to skies also known as Blue Mosque by non-muslims due to its blue Iznik tiles within. Right across the Blue Mosque we will visit legendary monument of Byzantine era the St.Sophia Museum. Lunch in a Turkish Restaurant and afterwards we will pay a visit to the last residence of Ottoman Dynasty in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace and finish our day wandering the labyrinth streets of Grand Bazaar. Return to our hotels. Overnight in Istanbul
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4-Free Time in Istanbul/Flight to Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can either make self-guided tours of the modern part of the city or participate one of our guide escorted small group tours to learn more about the city’s history. Whatever is your choice please empty your room before noon time and leave your luggages to your hotel reception as we will have a flight to Cappadocia in the evening with a transfer at 18h00 from your hotel. Our local representative will receive you after your arrival and transfer to your boutique cave hotel. First glimpse of Cappadocia’s weird landscape will fool you that you are not in the World anymore. Free time and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5-Balloon Tour in Cappadocia /Guided Tour of South Cappadocia
Rise and shine after sleeping like a baby in an original cave room of your hotel(Regular stone rooms are also available on application for those having claustrophobia). To make the most of your stay, every morning bright and early hot air balloons are flying over Cappadocia. You can take part in an optional Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia that enables you to admire land forms and mushroom shaped chimneys of Cappadocia with stunning panorama of the Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos and surrounding area with bird’s eye view. We will stay more or less one hour in the air depending on the weather conditions. Return transfer will be around 07h30-08h00 back to our hotel depending on the seasonal time change of sunrise. You will have enough time to have a quick shower and breakfast. You can pack up your luggages and leave them in the reception. Departure from the hotel and start our day trip with a 3 km hiking in red valley. You would leave no stone unturned on this journey through Cappadocia. During this slow hiking you will have a chance to see many hidden cave dwellings and natural formations while ending up our trail in Cavusin Village where you can picture the oldest church in the region dedicated to St.John. Lunch in a local restaurant and continue paying a visit to underground city of Kaymakli which is considered as the architectural masterpieces of Hittite people dug in the ground almost 3000 years ago. These Groundscapers were the ideal residential areas to the contrary of today’s world skyscrapers. We will see their ventilation shafts, round stone doors for protection from enemy attacks, winery and much more. Return to our hotels. Evening free at your own pace and mingle with locals and other international tourists in Goreme and have your own dinner to savour some more delicious Turkish food. Overnight in Goreme
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6-Tour of North Region of Cappadocia -Flight to Izmir
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the 2nd day excursion at 09h30 with our guide in small group and visit Devrent Valley, Monks Valley, Avanos (Vanessa), Pottery Workshop for enjoying demonstrations by a master on a Hittite style kick wheel. Lunch will served in a local Turkish Restaurant. Our next stop will be legendary official Goreme Open Air Musem. We will finish the day by sipping our tea overlooking the fabulous panorama of Goreme from a hilltop. After saying farewell to Cappadocia we will head to airport to board the late flight to Izmir also know as the pearl of the Aegean. Local agent will meet you at the exit gate after luggage claim and private transfer to Kusadasi. Check in our hotel and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7-Explore Ephesus and House of Mother Mary
After breakfast,meet your guide in reception and start the day trip in ruins of Ephesus. Imagine a place that has so much to offer from the ancient history. Ephesus allowing thousands years of architectural monuments that has been carefully preserved and maintained. Some restored relics still displays historical power and majesty. Also visit House of Mother Mary where its believed spent her last days still has an important role in the history of humanity. Evening at leisure. You can explore this beautiful port of Aegean at your own pace. Overnight in Kusadasi
Note:We can also arrange a connection to Kos Island instead of Samos Islands. This would require an additional day staying overnight in Bodrum.
Day 8-Embark the Ferry and Travel to Samos
Breakfast at the hotel and embark the ferry to Samos Island which is important for Christians as the St.John had written the Revelation in this island. After a short break in the island, continue to port and embark the ferry to Mykonos. Arrival in Mykonos and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 9-Free Day in Mykonos
Breakfast at the hotel and remainder of the day at leisure at your own pace. There are numerous famous beaches with full of crazy party people all around the island. You can sun and fun within one of these spots by renting a motorbike or using public buses running in between . You can ask for more information to your hotel reception regarding the schedules. However the people are all scattered to the remote parts and beaches of the island during the day, all is flocking to the center of the island known as Chora. This tiny town is the heart of the island and night life with its narrow streets dotted with small shops and charming cafes and vibrant restaurant bars with late night partying. Our selection of hotels are outside of this noisy town center of Mykonos but not giving you hard time to venture the Chora at night until you sleep. We can also book hotels near the town for those who insist to stay without taking the responsibility of inconvenience that may be caused by party people. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 10-Day at Leisure Mykonos and Ferry to Santorini
Wake up in Cycladic style room whitewashed and have your breakfast in the hotel and pack up your luggages. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to port of Mykonos to embark the ferry to mysteries island of Santorini. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Treat yourself an iced coffee called Frappe and deploy yourself at a nice spot to watch the sunset. Time at leisure for wandering through the narrow trails overlooking the Caldera. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 11-Free Day in Santorini
Breakfast at the hotel and find yourself a nice spot where you can wear your sunglasses and let the warm breeze touch your face under a beach umbrella in many weird beaches or get lazy in your hotel until the evening. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 12-Free Day in Santorini-Ferry a Athens
Morning at leisure in the picture perfect island and check-out from your room before noon and transfer to port to travel to Athens by fast ferry at 12h30. Duration of our journey is more or less 5-6 hours depending on sea conditions. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Free evening in Athens.
Day 13-Daily Guided Tour in Athens
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and start full day trip of Athens. During the day you will have an opportunity to observe this fascinating city that dates back to early ages with the narrations of your expert guide. However its a very old settlement, there are very limited places worth seeing what we consider as historical remnants nowadays such as Syntagma known as Constitution square, House of Parliament and National Library. On the way to the Acropolis we get a glimpse of Evzones, Presidential Palace, Hadrian’s Arch and Panathenaic Stadium. Afterwards we will start to discover the most important spot of Athens Acropolis which is located on hilltop overlooking the City. There are architectural monuments such as Erechtheion that was build in 420 BC to accommodate the rituals with its delicate forms, right before the Athens fell to the Spartans. We will continue visiting the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and finalising our trip with an in depth narration of the Parthenon. Return to our hotel after a long and tiresome day. Evening at leisure on your own. Overnight in Athens.
Day 14/15- Tour of Delphi and Meteora
Breakfast at the hotel and pick up from hotel and en route drive along the beautiful countryside while listening some mythology from our guide. Arrival around noon commence to explore delphi that was once considered as the center of the universe. Continue to Kalamba after having our lunch in a local diner. Overnight in Kalambaka. Visit Meteora on the following day and return to Athens in the evening. Overnight in Athens.
Day 16-Free Day and Transfer to airport.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport 3 hours before your flight. End of our services.
Price:2.385 USD per person in double and 110 USD per person for Balloon Tour in Cappadocia
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