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Turkey Tour and Greece Cruise

Following your discovery to highlights of Turkey such as Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus, continue to a ultimate exploration all-inclusive cruise in Greek Islands of Santorini Rhodes Crete Mykonos by a mid-size cruise ship sailing only in the Aegean. However this Greece Turkey tour package has guaranteed departure everyday of the week for individual travellers, the Cruise departure is on particular days of the week. But we can customise this trip according to dates by adding or removing some days or spots. We can also arrange a 7 days Greek Islands Cruise in which you can spend more time in each Greek Islands. Please kindly contact us through enquiry form and let our team cater the best option for your dates.

Day 1-Arrival Istanbul

Upon your arrival in Istanbul, reception in the airport and transfer to your selected hotel in the heart of the city. Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul


Day 2-Full Day Walking Tour of Istanbul Ottoman & Byzantine Relics

Breakfast at the hotel and pick up and start your day trip by walking in the Hippodrome Square. Continue to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia. Lunch in restaurant. Visit to Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. Return to our hotel. Pick up from your hotel and enjoy a dinner in Galata Tower to observe the whole city before your eyes till midnight. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch


Day 3- Visit Spice Bazaar & Cruise on the Bosphorus

Breakfast at the hotel and pick up at time indicated. We will commence our half day tour by visiting Spice Bazaar and embark the boat to enjoy an hour and a half long river cruise on the Bosphorus Strait that separate Asia and Europe continents. Return to our hotels at noon. Check-out and transfer to airport for our flight to Cappadocia. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight in Cappadocia

Meals:Breakfast


Day 4- Balloon Tour and Cappadocia Tour

To make the most of your stay, every morning bright and early hot air balloons of Cappadocia are flying over clouds. 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. Departure for the 1st day excursion at 09h30 with our guide in small group and visit Devrent Valley where you should let you mind run wild with a lot of different shapes that you need to liken to different creatures; Monks Valley where you can admire some of the most striking shaped and sculptured uniquely by nature, Avanos (Vanessa) by Red River and Pottery Workshop for enjoying demonstrations by a craftsman on a 3000 years traditional Hittite style kick wheel. Lunch will served in a local Turkish Restaurant. Our next stop will be legendary official Goreme Open Air Museum. We will finish the day by sipping our tea overlooking the fabulous panorama of Goreme from a hilltop. 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 5-  South Region Tour of Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel. Before you leave the hotel, please empy your room, pack up your luggages and leave them in the reception as we will be flying over Izmir this evening. 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 to pick up our luggages and transfer to airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. 

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch


Day 6- Tour of Ephesus and House of Mother Mary

After breakfast, pick up from the hotel 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. The ancient roman capital of Asia Minor, the Ephesus whom we can call as the Pompeii of Turkey. Because many civilisations lived here and fell into oblivion until it was rediscovered by archaeologists in the late 1800s. Visit major highlights and ruins like Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus which is considered as the most important image that looks like temple more than a library. Theatre with the capacity of almost 24.000 people during its time. If you would like to have a general idea of the site and how big is the theatre, you can climb up the stairs and admire the landscape and city’s magnitude with a bird’s eye view. Also visit House of Mother Mary, believed spent her last days having been brought here by St. John from the Jerusalem that is located on a hill near Ephesus, still has an important role in the history of humanity.On the way back to our hotel we will stop by the Basilica of St. John that was built on his tomb. Overnight in Kusadasi


Day 7-Embark the 4 Days All-Inclusive Cruise on the Greek Islands(Patmos)

Early in the morning, breakfast at the hotel and transfer to port where you can embark your cruise and check-in to your cabin. Set sail and travel to Patmos Island. Arrival at 16h00. You can participate a guided trip in Island operated by cruise ship or explore the island at your own pace. Return to ship at 20h00 and departure to Rhodes. Overnight onboard.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner(Vegeterian Meals included)


Day 8-Rhodes, Greece

Early in the morning, we will arrive to Rhodes. Breakfast onboard. There are so much history as well as nice beaches around the island. You can purchase a half day guided shore excursion from reception of the ship or explore the Island at your own pace. Return to ship at about 17h00. Dinner and overnight onboard. You can enjoy the activities and other facilities offered onboard.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner(Vegeterian Meals included)


Day 9-Crete(Heraklion Port)/ Santorini Greece

Early breakfast onboard and get ready to explore to the land of first European civilization called Minoans. Crete is a very large island so we definitely recommend you to participate a guided excursion to explore the main highlights or join a trip to Palace of Knossos. Departure to Santorini 11h30 and reach at 16:30. As you will not have long time in the Island, we again suggest you to participate a guided shore excursion to make a quick tour in  Santorini. Departure from Santorini at 21h30.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner(Vegeterian Meals included)


Day 10- Athens(Port of Piraeus)/Mykonos

If you are intending to finalise your trip with a flight in Athens, no need to wake up early in the morning today. You may have some more sleep and enjoy a late breakfast onboard as you will have 1 or 2 days to visit Athens at the end of your tour package. But if you are intending to finish your trip with a flight back to Istanbul from Mykonos, then you may participate additional half day guided trip in Athens. Departure to Mykonos at 11h00 and arrival at 18h00. We will empty our cabin and disembark the cruise ship. Transfer to your hotel in Mykonos. Overnight in Mykonos.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch(Vegeterian Meals included)


Day 11-Free Day in Mykonos

Breakfast at the hotel and free time in Mykonos at your own pace. Its recommended to rent a motorbike or a car and explore the famous beaches of Mykonos all day scattered to different parts of the Island. Everybody. In the evening, everybody around the Island flocks to the heart of the Island called Chora and Little Venice which is full of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as hundreds of boutique shops in the narraw alleyways. Overnight in Mykonos

Meals:Breakfast

Day 12-Free Morning in Mykonos/Ferry to Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. You can check-out before noon and transfer to port at 13h00 to embark the ferry to Athens. Arrival in Piraeus port 17h30 and transfer to your hotel in Athens. Overnight in Athens

Meals:Breakfast


Day 13-Full Day Tour of Athens and Acropolis

Pick up from your hotel and visit the important touristic spots of Athens. Overnight in Athens.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch


Day 14-Transfer to airport

According to your international flight schedule, transfer to airport 3,5 hours before. End of our services.

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