Turkey and Greece classic tour 13 days tour, small group tour, highlights Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Hieropolis, Green Bursa, Athens.
Details of Turkey and Greece Classic Tour
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Day 1 - Istanbul arrival day.
Welcome to Turkey Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Meet with staff and transfer to your hotel, transfer from airport and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour.
Between 08:00 -08:30 AM pick up from hotel and transfer to meeting point of group and tour guide for the Full Day Byzantine, Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour.We will visit to;
Hagia Sophia: Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is a masterpieceof grandeur and proportion. Coveted by the Islamic East and Christian West, the Hagia Sophia is one of mankind's greatest treasures.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque): No one has been to Istanbul at least once can ever forget the feeling of awe and wonder at seeing the Blue Mosque for the first time.
Hippodrome and Obelisk: The vast Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or " plaze of the horses" stretches between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi): The Oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the center of the city.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi palace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitans of the palace rarely had to venture outsince the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity a city within a city. Audience and consultation chambers and areas served for the political workings of the empire.
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: Little Hagia Sophia (KüçükAyasofya Camii), formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. Today the environment is a worth seeing natural culture center of the lost Ottoman Arts.
17:00 PM is the end of the tour, we will drop you back to your hotel and full day Byzantine,Ottoman Relics Tour will be ended.
Day 3 - Gallipli tour from Istanbul
Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel at 06:00 AM and drive to Eceabat. Arrive Eceabat at 12:00 PM we will have lunch and we will start our Gallipoli day tour with our professional english speaking guide.
On the tour you will be able to visit the following sites:
Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches)
View of Shrapnel Valley
The Nek and Walker’s Ridge
Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
At the end of the tour transfer to hotel in Canakkale and overnight.
Day 4 - Troy and Pergamon Tour - Transfer to Kusadasi
After having breakfast at hotel in Canakkale, we will drive to Troy and we will visit the following sites:
The Trojan Horse
The 3700-year-old city walls
Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C.
The Bouleuterium (Senate Building)
The Odeon (Concert Hall)
Current excavations in progress
Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX
Lunch in Bergama visiting
The ancient Pergamon, which once the ancient world’s major power, The Acropolis, The Library once held 200.000 books, Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, Altar of Zeus, The Gymnasium situated on terraces, The lower Agora, The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10.000 Temple of Dionysus,
At the end of the tour at around 18:00 PM, drive to Kusadasi and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Full Day Ephesus Ancient City Tour, Overnight in Kusadasi.
After breakfast we will pick you up from the hotel meet with tour guide and drive to Ephesus to discover the ancient city Ephesus. Visit to;
Temple of Artemis: Isone of the Seven Wonders of the World and located in Ephesus. Throughout the excavations in Ephesus, the actual location of the temple was presumed in different places. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was famous in antiquity and made ancient Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. Each year one month was considered a holiday and set aside for the religious ceremonious observations.
The Ruins of Ephesus: Concert hall, market places, colonnaded street, temples, fountains, library, theather, arcadian way and more.
The House of Virgin Marry: It is known with certainty That the Virgin Mary went to Ephesus and lived there for some time. Whether or not she died in Ephesus was not known until Anne Catherine Emmerich's vision. At the end of the tour transfer to hotel and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Full Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour - fly to Istanbul - Overnight in Istanbul.
Check-out from hotel and depart for the ancient city of Hierapolis. We will pick you up and you will meet with your tour guide and drive to Pamukkale to discover the ancient city Hierapolis Visit to;
View the geographical phenomenon of the unique white calcium waterfall, Lunch break, Hierapolis, an ancient health spa with the largest necropolis (cemetery) in the Asia Minor, Impressive ruins and splendid theatre. At the end of the tour transfer you Denizli airport, fly to Istanbul, transfer to hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 - Green Bursa Tour.
We will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Kocaeli take a ferry to Yalova than drive to Bursa which is first Ottoman Capital, our first stop is Historical Inkaya tree over 610 years old, then we willl have lunch delicious mixed grilled lovely restaurant which located at the skirt of mountain. Drive to Uludag Mountain. Uludag Mountain is the most advanced, most popular winter sports and most popular mountain of Turkey. We will give you free time for ski, snow and chairlift. After spent our time in Uludag Mountain we will back to down town by Cable Car. When we arrive to down town we will visit Green Mosque, Green Tomb, Silk Market. We will drive back to Istanbul and transfer to your hotels.
Day 8 - Istanbul - Athens
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
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
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
After breakfast we pick you up for full day Delphi known as the centre of earth. Overnight in Athens.
Day 12 - Athens - Argolis
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
After breakfast check out from the hotel.
Includes of Turkey and Greece Classic Tour
- Hotel pick-up, transport in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- 4 nights accomadation in Istanbul with breakfast
- 1 night accomadation in Canakkale with breakfast
- 2 nights accomadation in Kusadasi with breakfast
- Full day Istanbul city tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Gallipoli Tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Troy tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Full day Ephesus tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Full day Pamukkale tour includes all museum fee, guiding service, lunch
- Denizli to Istanbul flight ticket
- Full day Bursa tour inclusive transportation, lunch, guide, cable car
- 5 nights accomadation in Athens with breakfast
- 4 days Athens city tour with english speaking guide
- Athens airport to hotel return transfer
Excludies of Turkey and Greece Classic Tour
- Istanbul to Athens flight tickets
- During Athens tour museum fees and lunch
- Personel expenses
Pick-up and Drop-off Details of Turkey and Greece Classic Tour
- Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.