Best of Turkey and Greece in 13 Days Tour

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Take Best of Turkey and Greece in 13 days tour package. Istanbul, the vibrant economic, cultural, and intellectual heart of modern Turkey and Cappadocia’s Highlights on the Red tour and discover Cappadocia on the green tour. End your fascinating holiday with a visit to Athens, and 2 of the most beautiful Greek islands. Cosmopolitan Mykonos island and Santorini with its sensational sunsets, the Caldera cliffs, the black, and red beaches, and dazzling white towns.

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Turkey and Greece Tour 11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour route: Istanbul Cappadocia Athens Mykonos Santorini Athens


Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met with our company representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

After breakfast at approximately 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the full-day tour. Today on the tour you will visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. (Note that Topkapı Palace is closed Tuesday, and Hagia Sophia is closed Monday).

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 3: Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Istanbul — North Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel around 4:30 am and will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight from Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir between 6:00 – 7:30 am. Upon arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day tour of North Cappadocia. On the tour today, you will visit the Devrent ValleyPasabag Monk’s Valley, the drive-through city of Avanos, the open-air Museum of Goreme, and Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cappadocia.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 5: Fly from Cappadocia to Athens (Flight Not Included)

After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens through Istanbul. Upon arrival at Athens Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Athens. Rest of the day is free on your own to explore Athens.

Note: You will have to purchase your own international flight ticket(s); international flight ticket(s) are not included in the cost of this package tour and will not be provided by us.

  • Overnight in Athens
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Polis Grand Hotel

Day 6: Half Day City Tour & the New Acropolis Museum

After breakfast, On your morning city tour, you will observe the striking contracts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Highlights include Constitution (Syntagma) Square at the center of the city, House of Parliament, Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street on the way to the Acropolis, you will see the Evzones in their colorful uniforms, the Presidential Palace, and the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896). Enroute there is also a brief stop at the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. At the Acropolis, you’ll visit its Museum and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, Temple of Athens Nike, Erechteion, and the monument that symbolizes Greece, the Parthenon. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at 1:30 pm.

  • Overnight in Athens
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Polis Grand Hotel

Day 7: Athens to Mykonos by Ferry

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Athens. Pick up for transfer to Piraeus port to catch the ferry to Mykonos Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

  • Overnight in Mykonos
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Petinos Hotel

Day 8: Free Day in Mykonos

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Mykonos. Day at leisure for exploring the beaches and the island at your own pace or relax at the hotel.

  • Overnight in Mykonos
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Petinos Hotel

Day 9: Mykonos to Santorini by Ferry

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Mykonos This morning pick up for transfer to Mykonos port to catch the ferry to the island of Santorini, the stuff of myth and legend, with world-famous sunsets and breathtaking volcanic scenery. Arrival and transfer to hotel.  Free time to relax or to explore the city at your own pace.

  • Overnight in Santorini
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: El Greco Hotel

Day 10: Free Day in Santorini

The day is yours to explore this incredible island on your own, however you wish.

  • Overnight in Santorini
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: El Greco Hotel

Day 11: Free Day in Santorini

Another day at leisure for you to explore this unique island.

  • Overnight in Santorini
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: El Greco Hotel

Day 12: Santorini — Athens

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Santorini. Pick up for transfer to Santorini port to catch your ferry to Piraeus port. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Athens.

  • Overnight in Athens
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Polis Grand Hotel

Day 13: Departure from Athens — End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Athens (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Athens International airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia and from Cappadocia to Istanbul only.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Istanbul
  • 2 nights accommodation at a special class cave hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Athens
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Mykonos
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Santorini
  • All transfers in Athens by private vehicle
  • All transfers in the islands by shuttle bus
  • Ferry tickets Piraeus-Mykonos in economy class
  • Hydrofoil tickets Mykonos-Santorini & Santorini-Piraeus in economy class
  • All taxes and services

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfare (flight to Greece and flight home from Greece)
  • Port taxes
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia
  • Any optional tours
  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Travel insurance

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • If the above hotels are not available or there is a rate change in the ferryboat tickets upon confirmation please take into consideration that the package rates will be modified accordingly.
  • This is a regular shared group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.

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