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Turkey Greece Encompassed
     

Holiday Length: 14 Days
Departures: Saturday from May - Sep
Start City: Istanbul (Turkey)
End City: Athens (Greece)
Holiday Type: Turkey Coach Tour & Greece Flexi Holiday/Island Hopping

  A fantastic holiday designed to give you the highlights of Turkey, including the Ottoman Heritage of Istanbul, the ancient wonder of Ephesus, the limestone cascades of Pamukkale and Gallipoli, all from the comfort of your coach.  Combined with the flexibility of exploring the Greek islands independently by ferry on an island hopping package, culminating in a classic stay in Athens highlighted by a majestic view of the Acropolis from your hotel
 

ITINERARY
 
                                
Day 1 - Saturday


Istanbul 
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

   
Day 2 - Sunday


Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar will commence. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)

   
Day 3 - Monday


Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale
After breakfast you will have a morning drive to Gallipoli and Anzac Cove, Nek and Chunuk Bair, before crossing the Dardanelles to Canakkale. (BD)
   
Day 4 - Tuesday


Canakkale - Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi 
This morning visit Troy - the site of the infamous wooden horse and the Trojan War.  Later travel to Pergamum and visit the Acropolis. (BD)
   
Day 5 - Wednesday


Kusadasi - Ephesus - Kusadasi
Today visit the ancient city of Ephesus, exploring its marbled streets, amphitheatre, magnificent Celsius Library and Hadrian's Temple before visiting the House of the Virgin Mary. (BD)
   
Day 6 - Thursday


Hierapolis - Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Marmaris
Meander through the plains and cotton farms to Pamukkale.  Free time to explore the 'cotton candy' lime cascades before visiting Hierapolis and continuing on to Marmaris. (B,D)

   
Day 7 - Friday



Marmaris - Rhodes - Overnight Ferry
Transfer to Marmaris Port to begin your Island Hopping.  Spend the day in rhodes (day room usage) before catching the evening ferry to Santorini. (B)
Depending on ferry schedules, an overnight on Friday in Rhodes may be required

   
Day 8 - Saturday



Santorini
Early arrival and transfer to your Santorini hotel (early check in guaranteed).  Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

   
Day 9 - Sunday

Santorini - Day at leisure to explore and do what you want. (B)

   
Day 10 - Monday


Santorini - Mykonos
Transfer and ferry to Mykonos.  On arrival transfer to your hotel followed by free time to explore at your leisure. (B)
   
Day 11 - Tuesday
Mykonos - Day at leisure to enjoy all that Mykonos has to offer. (B)
   
Day 12 - Wednesday
Mykonos - Athens - After breakfast take the ferry to Athens.  Arrival transfer to your hotel. (B)
                                  
 
Day 13 - Thursday
Athens - Day at leisure to enjoy the sights of Athens. (B)
   
Day 14 - Friday


Athens Departure
Departure transfer to the airport. (B)
Note: you have the option to extend your stay on any of the islands.
   
INCLUDED 









  • Moderate First Class Turkey coach tour (Istanbul to Marmaris)
  • Superior Tourist Class Greek Island Hopping
  • Accommodation in hotels with private facilities
  • Day use of a room in Rhodes and guaranteed early check-in in Santorini
  • Daily breakfast and 4 dinners
  • Air Conditioned transportation
  • English speaking guides in Turkey
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • All transfers in istanbul, Athens and on the Islands
  • Ferries to Rhodes and between the Greek Islands
IMPORTANT
NOTES




  • The ferry from Rhodes to Santorini does not operate daily.  Schedules may change and ferries can be cancelled due to local conditions.  The alternate is a flight between Rhodes and Santorini which may incur a small supplement.  You have the option to extend your stay on any of the islands
  • Alternate tour: a 16 day First Class tour programme departs Istanbul on Thursday with an overnight in Rhodes due to ferry connections

   

 

 

 

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