13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

ISTANBUL TO ATHENS

Greece: Athens - Thessaloniki
Turkey: Canakkale - Cappadocia - Istanbul - Kusadasi - Pamukkale
Starting from $1,920.00

ISTANBUL TO ATHENS

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. This 13 day Greece package tour and Turkey package tour offers the best of both destinations. There is no better way to experience and learn about a country than by traveling to its different regions, to gain first-hand observations of its geographic settings, culture, diversity, and generally, its way of life. Travel to Turkey and enjoy your days there with this vacation packages to Greece you will also have a great time. Highlights: Topkapi Palace , Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar , Mausoleum of Ataturk, Goreme open air museum ,Kaymakli underground city , Mevlama Mausoleum , Sultanhan Caravanserai , Hierapolis ,Pamukkale lime cascade , Ephesus,Mother Mary House ,Temple of Arthemis Pergamum Acropol , Troy , Anzac Cove , Lone Pine , Conk Baire , Thessaloniki, Athens.

INCLUDES
  • Hotels: (4-5* superior class) (Cave Style Hotel in Cappadocia) or Similar
  • 2 nights accommodation at Dilek Kaya Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
  • 3 Nights accommodation at Titanic City 4*+ Taksim Center in Istanbul
  • 1 night accommodation at Lycus River 5* in Pamukkale
  • 2 nights accommodation at Kaya Thermal 5* in Kusadasi :
  • 1 night accommodation at Kolin 5* Canakkale
  • 1 night on board of bus or train to Thessalonike (12 hours)
  • 1 night accommodation at Imperial Palace or Anatolia 4* Thessaloniki :
  • 1 night accommodation at Herodion 4* Athens
  • 18 Meals, 12 Breakfast and 6 Dinner.
  • Arrival transfer from Ataturk airport or port only and departure transfer to bus station train station . In Athens last day there is no transfer included
  • Museum Entrance fees
  • Train or Bus Ticket to Thessalonike
  • Flight ticket to Athens from Thessalonike
  • Professional Tour Guides throughout Turkey Programs.
  • Luggage handling in the hotels
  • Hotel Taxes
EXCLUDES
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - FRI : ISTANBUL

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure .


Day 2 - SAT : ISTANBUL

After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace , St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar will commence. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. Optional dinner with a Turkish show is avaliable tonight.(B)


Day 3 - SUN: CAPPADOCIA

After breakfast, we depart for Ankara where we will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia . After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake , we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. (BD)


Day 4 - MON : CAPPADOCIA

Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available. Then, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Here, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets ,Turkish tiles ,onyx and potteries. Optional night tour with a Turkish show and dinner is avaliable tonight Overnight stay in Cappadocia. (B)


Day 5 - TUE : PAMUKKALE

Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Pamukkale for an overnight stay. (BD)


Day 6 - WED : KUSADASI

After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade.Thereafter, we continue our drive to Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis ‘one of the seven wonders of the ancient world’ then continue to Kusadasi for overnight stay. (BD)


Day 7 - THU: KUSADASI

Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Then, we continue to Virgin Mary’s House. In the afternoon, experience and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasing the unique leatherproducts manufactured in Turkey. Overnight stay in Kusadasi. (BD)


Day 8 - FRI: CANAKKALE

Early departure for Bergama to visit the Acropol with its well preserved remains before continuing to Troy ; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale for an overnight stay. (B,D)


Day 9 - SAT: ISTANBUL

After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove , Nek , Conk Bair , Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial as well as the war museum. Arrival in Istanbul and overnight. (B)


Day 10 - SUN : ISTANBUL -THESSALONIKE

Today you will be transferred to train or bus station . Journey will take about 12 hours to Thessaloniki. Overnight in the bus or train (B)


Day 11 - MON: THESSALONIKI

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Thessaloniki where you will stay for 1 night. Today there will be an optional tour of the city. Thessaloniki retains several and structures as well as a large number of monuments. Overnight in Thessaloniki. (B)


Day 12 - TUE: ATHENS

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where you will stay for 1 night. You will be mesmerized by Athens with its history and culture. Today you will have day and night optional tour alternatives in Athens. (B)


Day 13 - WED : END

Our tour ends with the check out from your hotel today. (B)


Notes
  • Triple Room available: $1790 per person
  • Child with 2 adults: $1530

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