Glories of Greece and Turkey - (D)

17 Day(s)

MULTI COUNTRY VACATION - Departs Wednesdays - 17 days/15 nights combo package of Turkey escorted tour visiting Istanbul, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Izmir, Pamukkale and Marmaris; and stays on the Greek islands of Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos and in the city of Athens.

Daily Itinerary


Day 1 : USA - Istanbul

Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Istanbul.

Day 2 : Istanbul - Arrival

You will be greeted upon arrival and escorted to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure before a welcome briefing by your tour director. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.)

First Class : Radisson Blu Hotel Sisli
Superior First : Radisson Blu Hotel Sisli
Day 3 : Istanbul

Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul including the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia (closed on Mondays), and the Grand Bazaar. Consider an optional dinner with belly-dancing entertainment. (B)

First Class : Radisson Blu Hotel Sisli
Superior First : Radisson Blu Hotel Sisli
Day 4 : Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Canakkale

En route to Gallipoli, visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale. (B,D)

First Class : Kolin Hotel
Superior First : Kolin Hotel
Day 5 : Troy - Pergamum - Izmir

Visit Troy’s legendary walls this morning before you continue your tripto Pergamum for a visit to the ancient medical center of Asklepion. Enjoy lunch with the locals at a traditional village. Arrive in Izmir in the evening. (B,L,D)

First Class : Swissotel Grand Efes
Superior First : Swissotel Grand Efes
Day 6 : Ephesus & Virgin Mary's House - Izmir

Today tour the ruins of Ephesus and explore the 2,000 year old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, and Hadrian's Temple. Take a short drive to see the Virgin Mary's cottage. Continue to a regional rug production center to have firsthand experience of this unique art form. In the evening consider having an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)

First Class : Swissotel Grand Efes
Superior First : Swissotel Grand Efes
Day 7 : Izmir - Pamukkale

Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, which means "Cotton Castle", describing the white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. Visit the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Enjoy a swim in your hotel's thermal pool. (B,D)

First Class : Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal
Superior First : Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal
Day 8 : Pamukkale - Marmaris

After breakfast depart for Marmaris. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B,D)

First Class : Anemon Hotel Marmaris
Superior First : Anemon Hotel Marmaris
Day 9 : Marmaris - Rhodes

After breakfast you will be transferred to the pier for the hydrofoil trip to Rhodes. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

First Class : Mediterranean Hotel
Superior First : Amathus Beach Hotel
Day 10 : Rhodes

A day at leisure. Consider taking an optional tour to Lindos. (B)

First Class : Mediterranean Hotel
Superior First : Amathus Beach Hotel
Day 11 : Rhodes - Santorini

You will be transferred to the airport for flights to Santorini via Athens. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Santorini. (B)

First Class : El Greco
Superior First : Belvedere Santorini
Day 12 : Santorini

Today is a free day to visit the villages of Santorini or enjoy a sun-soaked afternoon on the beach. (B)

First Class : El Greco
Superior First : Belvedere Santorini
Day 13 : Santorini - Mykonos

You will be transferred to the pier for a hydrofoil ride to Mykonos. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the nightlife of Mykonos. (B)

First Class : Grand Beach Hotel Mykonos
Superior First : Apollonia Bay
Day 14 : Mykonos

Leisurely explore the beaches of Mykonos, absorbing this Cycladic Island's ambience. (B)

First Class : Grand Beach Hotel Mykonos
Superior First : Apollonia Bay
Day 15 : Mykonos - Athens

The morning is free. Later, you will be transferred to the airport to board an afternoon flight to Athens. Uopn arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an optional dinner with folk dancing or visit the quaint Plaka area. (B)

First Class : Amalia Hotel Athens
Superior First : NJV Athens Plaza
Day 16 : Athens

Tour Athens’ famed Acropolis with its breathtaking view and renowned Parthenon. Afternoon is at your leisure. Explore Plaka's open-air taverns and traditional shops on your own. (B)

First Class : Amalia Hotel Athens
Superior First : NJV Athens Plaza
Day 17 : Athens - Return

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (Your departure transfer is included only if you depart on the actual day the tour concludes. For customers departing later an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) (B)

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Pricing Chart

Departure Dates Departure City Price Single Suppl. Deluxe Hotel Suppl. Deluxe Hotel & Single Suppl.
*Departures dates refer to departures from the US, the package departs from Istanbul the following day
**Air & land package prices include airport taxes and fees

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