Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Istanbul
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to spend at your own leisure to begin your exploration of this fascinating city.

Stay at: Hilton Double Tree Piyalepasa (Taksim area) (5 star) or similar

DAY 2 Istanbul
Witness the highlights of Istanbul on a full day guided city tour of the Old Town including visits to the former seat of Ottoman power - Topkapi Palace, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage site the Blue Mosque, and the aromatic bustling Spice Market. Next, see the magnificent 12th century Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. This evening, you will be offered an optional Turkish cruise dinner where you will be able to dine and enjoy watching a live Turkish dance and folklore performance.

Stay at: Hilton Double Tree Piyalepasa (Taksim area) (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Istanbul - Gallipoli - Canakkale
Begin the day by driving to the battlefields of Gallipoli. See the sombre sites of the Anzac Cove, the Nek, Lone Pine, Conk Bair and the 57th Regiment Memorial. Afterwards, cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferry to Canakkale where you will spend the night.

Stay at: Hotel Kolin (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 4 Canakkale - Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi
Embark on a journey to the legendary ruins of Troy, founded 5,000 years ago and famous for the tales of the Trojan War in Homer’s Iliad. Next, traverse across Mount Ida and stop by the ancient Greek city of Pergamum to see the Acropolis before ending the day at the coastal beach town of Kusadasi.

Stay at: Charisma De Luxe (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 5 Kusadasi - Ephesus - Kusadasi
Today’s excursion takes you to Ephesus, a spectacular Greco-Roman city with 2,000 years of history. Explore the city’s many historic temples and monumental ruins. Visit Virgin Mary’s House and witness a Turkish leather handicrafts demonstration. Later, visit the beautiful hilltop village of Sirince before returning to Kusadasi for dinner.

Stay at: Charisma De Luxe (5 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 6 Kusadasi - Hierapolis - Pamukkale - Marmaris
Drive through the fertile plains of western Turkey to the ancient city of Hierapolis and witness the magnificent Necropolis. After a short tour, continue to Pamukkale, a town known for its mineral-rich waters that cascade down white travertine terraces. These limestone thermal pools are labelled as one of Turkey’s natural wonders and overlook the historical ruins of the Hierapolis. This evening, drive down to Marmaris where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night.

Stay at: Motto Premium Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 7 Marmaris - Rhodes
After breakfast, transfer to Marmaris port where you will part ways with your Turkey tour guide and begin your independent adventure to the stunning Greek Islands by boarding the ferry to Rhodes. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and begin exploring this medieval city. Rhodes is the largest Dodecanese Island of Greece, known for its tropical beaches, gothic architecture, and was home to the Knights of St John and the Colossus of Rhodes that stood over the harbour.

Stay at: Semiramis City Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8 Rhodes - Santorini

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to the island of Santorini. On arrival, check-in at your hotel in Fira and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore this quaint village atop a cliff with white-washed houses overlooking the sea.

Stay at: Daedalus (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9 Santorini
Today you have a second day to immerse yourself in this Aegean paradise. Relax by the pool, wander the charming streets of Fira and visit nearby Oia which is famous for its glorious sunsets - an experience not to be missed.

Stay at: Daedalus (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10 Santorini - Mykonos
Transfer to the pier for a ferry ride through the Cyclades Islands to the island of Mykonos. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Stay at: Giannoulaki (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 11 Mykonos

You have a free day to relax on the beach, or take a bus to nearby Mykonos Town where you can stroll through the narrow streets amongst picturesque whitewashed houses. In the evening, enjoy the popular nightlife and live like a local with a glass of ouzo and traditional mezedes appetizers.

Stay at: Giannoulaki (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12 Mykonos - Athens
Take a relaxing ferry journey to the Greek capital, Athens. Here you will be transferred to your hotel, located in the shadow of the Acropolis. After settling in, wander the streets of the Plaka district with its wonderful array of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Stay at: Airotel Parthenon (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 13 Athens
Today you are at leisure to explore this ancient Greek civilisation. Climb the Acropolis to the Parthenon, and visit the stadium where the first Olympic Games were held.

Stay at: Airotel Parthenon (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 14 Athens
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a departure transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Escorted by a professional English-speaking Tour Manager on days 1 to 6
  • Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach with complimentary Wi-Fi onboard on days 1 to 6
  • 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Private arrival transfer from Ataturk airport to hotel and Departure transfer from hotel to Athens airport
  • Entrance fees
  • Airport and Hotel luggage handling
  • Local taxes

Exclusions: Gratuities and any optional excursions – to be paid locally

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • Guided tours of:

Istanbul
Canakkale
Kusadasi
Mamaris

  • Entrances fees:

Topkapi Palace
Troy
Pergamum Acropolis
Ephesus
Hierapolis

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