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16 Days Turkey & Greece Highlights

16 Days Turkey and Greece Highlights

Key Details
Duration : 16 days   Departure : Every day / all around the year
Live Guide : English   Pick-up service : Pick-up from Athens Airport

Overview
Turkey & Greece combinations are very flexible, so you get to choose which islands you wish to include in Greece along with areas of Turkey that would be of the most interest to you. We are here to help you put together the best itinerary according to what you would prefer to do & the amount of time you have available.

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  • Tour Itinerary
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Day-1
Arrival to Istanbul

Transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to hotel on your international flight arrival. Overnight in Istanbul
meals: none

Day-2
Istanbul Sightseeing Tour

Today visit some of the most important sights of the historical Sultanahmet area. Your guide takes you to the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room).Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included.

Day-3
Cruise on Bosphorous / fly to Cappadocia

View sights such as Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress along with other monuments and luxury villas that line the shores of the Bosphorus during a half day morning cruise. The guided cruise tour also makes visits to the Spice Bazaar & Rustempasha. Then some free time for you to explore on your until till transfer to airport for early evening flight to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia
meals: breakfast included

Day-4
Cappadocia Tour with Goreme

*Optional: add a sunrise hot air balloon ride, affording amazing views over the valleys
Full day for exploring this land of fairy chimneys, churches & monasteries carved from the volcanic rock and picturesque valleys. Guided tour visiting Devrent Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi), Avanos village, Goreme Open-Air Museum and Uchisar Natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

Day-5
Red Valley & Underground City

On this day your guide will take you for a 4km (medium grade) hike in Red Valley, exploring rock-cut churches and colorful fairy chimneys along the way. Then on to visit Cavusin (old Greek village) and Kaymakli Underground City. The day also includes panoramic views at Pigeon Valley with its famous dove cotes & Ortahisar. After the full day tour you have some free time till transfer to the bus station for departure on overnight intercity bus to Pamukkale.
meals: breakfast & lunch included
*If you do not wish to travel by overnight bus we can instead arrange by flight, please advise preference
*If you would prefer to visit Derinkuyu Underground City & hike in Ihlara Valley please advise preference

Day-6
Travertens of Pamukkale

Arrival early morning (if by overnight bus) to Pamukkale and meet for transfer to a small hotel where a day room is provided for you to have a shower and breakfast. Then meet up with tour visiting the natural formation of the travertens (cotton cliffs/cotton castle) in Pamukkale along with the ruins of Hierapolis. End of day with arrival to hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day-7
Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary

One of the jewels in the crown of Turkey - the Ancient City of Ephesus is a must. Walk down marble streets, view the magnificent Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre, etc. Also included are visits to the House of Virgin Mary & remains of Artemis Temple. Overnight in Kusadasi.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day-8
Kusadasi to Rhodes via Marmaris

Check-out and transfer for departure on local intercity bus to Marmaris. On arrival make a short taxi ride to the port for passport control formalities then depart on the ferry to Rhodes (Greece). Arrival and transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure. Overnight in Rhodes.
meals: breakfast included

Day-9
Rhodes at leisure

The day is free at leisure for you to explore on your own around the Old Town of Rhodes, further along the island to areas like Lindos etc, or simply just to relax. Overnight Rhodes.
meals: breakfast included

Day-10
Rhodes to Heraklion (Crete)

Breakfast, check-out and as per selected time transfer to the airport for departure on flight to Heraklion (Crete). Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight Heraklion.
meals: breakfast included

Day-11
Heraklion at leisure

A full day for you to explore around the city centre with its venetian walls, harbour, museums & restaurants. Highly recommended is to visit the nearby ruins of Knossos Palace. Overnight in Heraklion.
meals: breakfast included

Day-12
Ferry Heraklion to Santorini

Morning transfer to the port for departure on highspeed/seajet ferry to Santorini. Arrival transfer with the remainder of the day and evening at leisure for you to begin exploring this wonderful island. Overnight in Santorini.
meals: breakfast included

Day-13
Santorini at leisure

Today relax on one of its many beaches, visit a few of its picturesque villages, stroll the scenic route from Fira to Oia. There are optional excursions available, on request. End the day watching the romantic sunset over the caldera either from your hotel or during dinner at a local taverna/restaurant. Overnight in Santorini.
meals: breakfast included

Day-14
Santorini to Athens

Breakfast, check-out and as per selected time transfer to port for departure on ferry to Athens (ferry takes between 5hrs to 9hrs depending on vessel - if you prefer 1hr domestic flights are also available). Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

Day-15
Athens City Tour with Acropolis

Breakfast at hotel then join on one of the following regular group excursions (you get to choose):
a) 5hr Coach tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & panoramic drive through city center
b) 3hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis & stroll through the city centre
c) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & stroll through city centre
d) 3hr Athens Food walking tour: visiting specialty food shops with tastings & Varvakeios market
*Other alternatives available, like wine tasting etc, advise your preference in the enquiry form
Afternoon and evening free at leisure for you to further explore on your own. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

Day-16
Departure from Athens

Breakfast, check-out and as per your international flight departure time transfer to Athens Airport.

What's Included

  • Hotel accomodation in category of your choice
  • Breakfasts at hotels throughout (dinners optional)
  • Guided day tours, regular group (private on request)
  • Guiding in English, main entrances, tour transport
  • Lunches during full day tours in Turkey, drinks extra
  • Flight/ferry tickets from Istanbul through to Athens
  • Arrival & departure transfers throughout
  • Taxes and handling services

What's Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • 06-12 Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tempature early morning in Cappadocia is cold and cilly. You should have wear warm clothes.
  • The flight permision given by Slot Centre of Cappadocia. If the weather conditions are good enough to make balloon ride our pilots start to prepair the balloons.
  • Pasifik travel (www.turkeygoldentours.com) is offical A Group Travel Agency ; member of ( Tursab )Turkish Travel Agencies Assasosations since 1987. TURSAB License No: A1855
  • All shchuled times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Infiants are free during our packages We do charge only taxes for internal flight tickets. Please ask rate for infiants and children. The rate for children (6-12 yrs) %50 off from the package rate.
  • We do have English Speaking Guides for all our group tours. Private tours are avaible with your own languange. If you are group of family,friends and need an other lanquage speaking guide just contact with us.
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Cappadocia is of region in Turkey. There is no visa requirment as long as you got visa for Turkey. There is no need visa to Ephesus,Pamukkale and other part of Turkey.
  • Depends on wheather in Cappadocia you can chose any clothes you wish to wear. We recomemend you wear sportive clothes and shoes.
  • You are free book your own flights . We can reduce the cost of flight from entire package.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Payment can be done upon your arrival to Turkey with credit card or cash.

Special Price

From Euro
1.450 € per person

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Tour code: TGT-3552

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