The tour begins in Istanbul, where we will see the most important sites of Constantinople's former glory. We will learn about the battles fought in Turkey by visiting Gallipoli, Dardanelles and Canakkale. We will travel to Kusadasi, situated on Turkey's Aegean coast, from where we will visit the ancient city of Ephesus. We will then embark on a three day cruise of the Greek islands, during which we will visit Rhodes, and Santorini; islands rich in culture and history. Our last port of call is Athens, home to the world renowned Acropolis. The Tour concludes in Athens.
Arrive at Ataturk airport in Istanbul and transfer to our hotel. Overnight: Istanbul
Breakfast at hotel and begin full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. We’ll visit Topkapi Palace (harem section is optional), ancient Roman Hippodrome (center of the chariot races) and proceed to the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church which was converted to a mosque in 15th century. We will continue our Sultanahmet tour with the Blue Mosque and finally we will stop at Grand Covered Bazaar and will have free time to discover 4000 tiny shops in the passageways of the world’s largest covered bazaar. Overnight: Istanbul
Breakfast at hotel and departure for Canakkale. En route to Gallipoli, we will visit World War I battlefields, Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone pine Cemetery. Then we will take the ferry across the Dardanelles Strait to Canakkale for overnight. Overnight: Canakkale
After breakfast we will drive to Troy, Homer’s legendary city in Iliad and Odyssey. Then continue to Pergamum, the ancient city of learning, arts and medicine. Tour ancient Asclepion and continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Kusadasi
After breakfast begin tour of glorious Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus, one of the best preserved classical city of the Eastern Mediterranean dated back to 2000 years. Later we will drive to the hilltop where we visit the miraculously discovered Virgin Mary’s House. Afternoon free or join optional tours. Return hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Kusadasi
After breakfast transfer to pier and embark on a cruise ship at Kusadasi for 3 days in the Greek Islands.
Morning arrival in Rhodes, the island of Roses, you have a full day to explore on your own; you may join an optional sightseeing tour, or simply take a taxi to one of many nearby beaches for a swim in the crystal clear Aegean waters.
This morning’s port of call is Heraklion, Crete where you may discover the town on your own or join an Optional: excursion to the Palace of Knossos. Your next port of call is Santorini, where you are free to explore the land of the fabled Atlantis.
After disembarking from the cruise, you will be transferred to your Athens hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight: Athens
Tour Athens’ famed Acropolis with its breathtaking view and renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon free. Overnight:Athens
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your onward flight.
Combining the stunning country of Turkey with the beautiful country of Greece, it is the ideal vacation. From the grand melting pot of Istanbul with its Byzantine bath houses and Grand Markets the pat...select
Combining the stunning country of Turkey with the beautiful country of Greece, it is the ideal vacation package. From the grand melting pot of Istanbul with its Byzantine bath houses and Grand Markets...select
Two of the world's most fascinating cities, Istanbul and Athens, whose history, culture and art have helped shape the world as we know it today, are yours to explore in one, wonderful package. Thi...select