Best of Turkey and Greece Cruise Tours

Best of Turkey and Greece Cruise offers exceptional travel experience with an average budget for travel in both countries. You will explore the most famous Greek Islands with hassle free and comfortable way and also visit the highlights of Turkey with local guided excursions. Our package covers all the major travel expenses. So no need to worry about any hidden fees or high charges on cruise ships. 

This program is available from April to end of September.

Day 1- Arrival in Istanbul

Our team will be waiting for you at the exit gate of Istanbul airport and transfer to your selected hotel. If you arrival is in the morning then you can leave our luggages in the hotel reception as you can not check-in rooms until 2 p.m. Free time and overnight in Istanbul.

Meals:No Meal

Day 2-Tour of Istanbul Classics in Sultanahmet

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

Day 3-Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait of Istanbul/ Flight to Cappadocia

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 thoroughly. Today we will have a 1,5 hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait and admire numerous million dollar seafront villas, mansions belongs to elite society of Istanbul. Once we finish our cruise back in the pier we have a short walk to visit Spice Bazaar with its vividly colored spices, candies and fruit stalls since Ottoman era. Return to hotel at noon. Pick up our luggages at time indicated, transfer to airport and flight to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4- Balloon Tour and Tour of North 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. Pick up from hotel and start the day trip. During this trip the more you visit Turkey the more you believe you should come again and again every year to explore more of this country with fascinating contrasts. Our driver will drop you off at the entrance of the terminal as parking is not allowed in the area. You can continue and pass through the security point and following this procedure make your check-in for your flight. Until boarding the plane, you will have to pass through 2 or 3 layers of security. During this 1h20 minutes flight you will be treated a complimentary breakfast box and beverages. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, our local team will meet you in the airport on your name and transfer to the region. If time permits we will unload our bags to our cave hotel which is set down in the heart of the Goreme Town. Departure for the 1st 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. 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- Tour of South Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel. 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. Photo and Tea break in panoramic point over pigeon valley to say goodbye. Returning our hotels and pick up our luggages and continue to airport for a flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to your hotel located by the shore of Aegean. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6- Tour of Ephesus and Mountain 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

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7- Transfer to Cesme Cruise Port and Embark the cruise

Breakfast at the hotel and departure at 10h30 from your hotel and drive 1,5 hour to Cesme which is west edge of Turkey on the Aegean. Arrival in Port and check-in to your cruise. Departure is of the cruise is at 14h30. Set sail to Mykonos. 

Mykonos Arrival:20h30 Overnight on board.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

*You can purchase additional guided excursions for each island from the reception desk of the cruise ship

Day 8- Mykonos to Santorini

Departure from Mykonos: 04h00 a.m

Arrival in Santorini:10h00 a.m

Arrival in Santorini Island. You can either explore the island on your own or participate some of the guided excursions.

Departure from Santorini:20h00 p.m

*You can purchase additional guided excursions for each island from the reception desk of the cruise ship

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9-Santorini to Rhodes

Arrival in Rhodes:08h00 a.m

Departure from Rhodes:19h00

*You can purchase additional guided excursions for each island from the reception desk of the cruise ship

Day 10-Free Day & End of Tour Program

Arrival in Cesme:07h00

Breakfast onboard and pick up from cruise port and transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul at noon. Arrival in Istanbul airport. End of our services.

Price of the Package:1580 USD per person in double or triple room/cabin and 180 USD per person for balloon trip in Cappadocia Turkey

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