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March 2, 2016

Best of Greece and Turkey – 10 nights / 11 days

Written By Kazim Sertturk

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Day 1 Thu: Istanbul | 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 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: Ephesus – Greek islands Cruise | After breakfast transfer to pier and embark on a cruise ship at Kusadasi for 3 days in the Greek Islands. Cruise: Louis Cruise Line B D

Day 7 Wed: Cruise – Rhodes | A morning arrival in Rhodes, the island of roses, you have a full day to explore on your own; you may join an optional sightseeing tour, or simply take a taxi to one of many nearby beaches for a swim in the crystal clear Aegean waters. B L D

Day 8 Thu: Cruise – Santorini – Heraklion | This morning’s port of call is Heraklion, Crete where you may discover the town on your own or join an Optional: excursion to the Palace of Knossos. Your next port of call is Santorini, where you are free to explore the land of the fabled Atlantis. B L D

Day 9 Fri: Athens | After disembarking from the cruise, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. The rest of the day is yours. B

Day 10 Sat: Athens | A morning city tour of the famed Acropolis with its dominating view and site of the renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens. B

Day 11 Sun: Athens – Return | Begin a Classical Tour of mainland Greece or transfer to the airport for the flight home. B

Note: Cruise line Louis (Standard Inside cabin Cat LA)

Price Includes:

  1. First Class hotels with private facilities
  2. Meals are indicated on itineraries by B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner
  3. Licensed guides throughout Turkey
  4. Private air-conditioned transportation
  5. Luggage handling
  6. Local taxes and service charges
  7. Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days. Pre or post stay transfers are not included
  8. Private arrival transfer from Piraeus port to Athens Hotel
  9. 2 nights accommodation in standard room on BB basis
  10. Athens city tour
  11. Private departure transfer from Athens hotel to Athens airport
  13. Personal expenses
  14. Optional tours
  15. Customary tips to guide and drivers
  16. Port taxes and Turkey embarkation fee total of $189

Price Excludes:

  1. Personal expenses
  2. Optional tours
  3. Customary tips to guide and drivers
  4. Port taxes and Turkey embarkation fee total of $189


City Hotels or Similar

Istanbul                              Radison Blu Sisli Hotel (DLX)

Canakkale                              Kolin Hotel (SFC)

 İzmir                              Swissotel(DLX)

Athens                              Herodion (FC)

Departure dates (2016)

Apr 07,14,21,28 – Jun 02,09,16,23,30

Oct 06,13,20,27 – May 05,12,19,26

Sep 01,08,15,22,29 – Jul 07,14,21,28

Aug 04,11,18,25



Additional Info
Country: Turkey
Region: Turkey
City: Istanbul
Address: Emniyet Evleri Yeniçeri Sokak No 6/1 34416 4.Levent, İstanbul - Turkey
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About Author

Kazim Sertturk

Kazim Sertturk

Born in March 1st 1971 in Turkey, Mersin. Graduate from University degree in 1991 and begin professionally working on Hospitality and service market for 1st few years than begin working for a travel agents on incoming travel services in Turkey. During my grownup I did several own visits throughout Turkey to every corners even by walk as an explorer. The Nature, History, Culture is Gigantic and everyone needs to see and smell these priceless human heritages. So, I love my job and happy to create memorable itineraries along the Turkey and neighbour countries, just in English Speaking market.

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