12 days

Constantinople To Hellas

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Tour Overview

12 day Premium quality tour from $3,019

Turkey, Greece

Visiting - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Sirince, Samos, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Athens, Olympia

Activities -

Tour Highlights

  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • ?irince - Village
  • Samos
  • Santorini
  • Athens City Tour
  • Athens - Parthenon
  • Athens - Acropolis - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Athens - Acropolis Museum
  • Athens - Panathenaic Stadium
  • Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Athens - Hadrian's Arch
  • Athens - Propylaea
  • Athens - Temple of Athena Nike
Aya Sofya - Istanbul -

Istanbul

Day 1
Saturday

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours free to explore.

Istanbul Old City

Day 2
Sunday
breakfast

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

The Sphinx - Gallipoli -

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 3
Monday
breakfast & dinner

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels and the Nek.

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon

Day 4
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamon a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Achaeological Site - Troy -

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 5
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Kusadasi, Samos

Day 6
Thursday
breakfast

Leaving Turkey, we take a ferry to Samos and depending on ferry schedules; we may head straight for Mykonos or spend a day exploring lush-green Samos.

Windmills - Mykonos -

Mykonos

Day 7
Friday
breakfast

Free day today. Spend the day on the beach, stroll around the town or take a trip to one of the small villages or take an optional day trip to the neighbouring island of Delos. This Mecca of Ancient Greece is today an island wide, open-air museum.

Mykonos to Santorini

Day 8
Saturday
breakfast

Revitalize with an early morning swim and wander the charming white-washed narrow alleyways of Mykonos Town before an afternoon ferry to Santorini.

Oia at dusk - Santorini -

Santorini optional boat trip

Day 9
Sunday
breakfast

Take an optional boat trip in the world's biggest volcanic crater above sea level. Visit the active volcano, swim in the warm thermal waters and take a therapeutic mud bath.

Santorini to Athens

Day 10
Monday
breakfast

Soak up the sun on the black sand beaches before we board an afternoon ferry to the mainland.

Church - Athens -

Athens Old City

Day 11
Tuesday
breakfast

This morning you will have half day tour and visit Acropolis, stop at the stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Admire the Olympian Zeus and Hadrians Arch. At the Acropolis visit the museum, the towering entrance of Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon.

Athens

Day 12
Wednesday
breakfast

After breakfast, we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport.

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour in Turkey
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for Athens city tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
  • Transportation by ferry within the Greek islands
  • Transfers between ports and hotels
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Entrance fees in Turkey
  • Tips except driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

  • Tips - driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Entrance fees in Greece
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Greece - Hotel Residence Tax, see tour notes for more details.
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
  • Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
  • This itinerary is subject to change dependant on Greek ferry schedules. Although it is rare, occasionally ferry schedules are changed without notice, and sometimes a scheduled ferry departure may be cancelled due to weather conditions. If this occurs the program may need to be adjusted slightly, and at times it may mean you will spend less or more place in one location than originally planned for. This is the nature of Greek Island travel, and we thank you for your understanding in the rare event that something like this occurs.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
AthensPolis Grand Hotel / The Stanley Hotel / Zafolia Hotel4 star
SantoriniAegean Plaza Hotel / Rose Bay Hotel4 star
MykonosAlkistis HotelBoutique
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
ÇanakkaleMD Barbaros HotelSpecial Class
IstanbulPort Bosphorus Hotel4 star

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Single travellers that are happy to share with someone of their own sex do not need to select single supplement. On the rare occasions that there is no option but to charge for a S.S. we will advise you before completing your booking

However with pre and post tour accommodation we are unable to allocate shared accommodation and so single travellers must pay the single supplement with any pre or post tour accommodation they purchase.

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