Turkey and Greece Classic Tour

Turkey and Greece Classic Tour 13 DaysTour Style : Small Group TourDuration : 13 DaysHighlights : Istanbul-Gallipoli-Ephesus-Pamukkale-Hieropolis-Green Bursa-Athens-Greek IslandsDeparture : Departs every day

Departure: Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Duration:13 Days

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Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Istanbul International Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour (Breakfast included)
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul city tour. We will begin with ancient HIPPODROME, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from ST SOPHIA built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to experience the BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of Bosphorus, which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is your to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Gallipoli Battlefields
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Depart early morning from Istanbul for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly and Gallipoli Museum. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4 - Troy - Acropolis of Pergamum
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. Then we tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and Library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Ephesus - Kusadasi
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey. At the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Pamukkale - Hierapolis
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading towards the the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale where we will tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 7 - Istanbul
(Breakfast included)
Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Upon arrival in Istanbul we will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 - Istanbul - Athens
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and depart by international flight to Greece. Upon arrival our friendly staff will transfer you to the hotel in Athens downtown. Rest of the day at leisure to discover Plaka (old city of Athens) as well as modern Athens. Overnight in Athens.

Day 9 - Athens - City Tour - Cape Sounion

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast we pick you up for city tour of Athens includes visit to the Acropolis and its museum and the new Acropolis Museum. In the afternoon pick up for Cape Sounion tour - visiting the temple of Poseidon. Overnight in Athens.

Day 10 - Athens - Hydra - Poros - Aegina
(Breakfast and lunch included)
After breakfast we pick you up for the full day cruise to the Saronic islands Hydra, Poros and Aegina. Overnight in Athens.

Day 11 - Athens - Delphi
(Breakfast and lunch included)
After breakfast we pick you up for full day Delphi known as the centre of earth. Overnight in Athens.

Day 12 - Athens - Argolis
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Free morning at leisure for shopping. Pick up for full day Argolis - visiting, the city rich in gold, and the Theatre of Epidaurus. Overnight in Athens.

Day 13 - Athens - End of The Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel.
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
3 nights hotel in Istanbul
1 night hotel in Canakkale
2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
1 night hotel in Pamukkale
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Guided Istanbul City tour
Guided Gallipoli tour
Guided Troy tour
Guided Acropolis of Pergamum tour
Guided Ephesus tour
Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour
Guided Bursa tour
Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Arrival airport transfer from Athens Airport (06:00am - 11:00pm)
5 nights hotel in Athens
5 breakfasts
Athens City tour
Acropolis and the NEW Acropolis Museum (closed on mondays)
Athens by night with dinner and show (every thursday and saturday)
Cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina including lunch
Delphi tour including lunch (every wednesday, friday and sunday)
Argolis tour including lunch (every tuesday and saturday)
Cape Sounion tour (every monday, wednesday, friday and saturday)
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Return transfer to Athens Airport (06:00am - 11:00pm)
Any international flights.
Visa for Greece or Turkey (if needed).
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, or staff at hotels/restaurants, personal expenses and optional tours
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