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Turkey & Greek Islands

Itinerary

2018 - 'Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour'
16 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Hotel to be advised
Day 2
Sunday

Istanbul Old City

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'.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 3
Monday

Gallipoli Battlefields

Today we visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 4
Tuesday

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası
3 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 5
Wednesday

Ephesus, Kusadasi

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.

Overnight Kuşadası
3 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 6
Thursday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale
5 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 7
Friday

Marmaris

After breakfast you will be transferred to Marmaris, where you will check in your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.

Overnight Marmaris
3 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 8
Saturday

Marmaris, Rhodes

Early departure to Marmaris harbor for your onward ferry to the Greek Island, Rhodes. Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese islands in the eastern Aegean Sea and home to some the most impressive sights in Greece. Upon arrival, you will be met and driven to your hotel.

Overnight Rhodes
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 9
Sunday

Rhodes

It is your free day to explore Rhodes island at your own pace. Walk down the streets of old town which is evokes a story about the city’s ancient times. Explore the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a Gothic medieval castle built in the 7th century. You also have a chance to visit Lindos, one the most beautiful white washed villages in Greece.

Overnight Rhodes
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 10
Monday

Symi, Lady of Dodecanese Cruise

Today you will enjoy a cruise to the picturesque small island of Symi. After visiting the most famous monastery of Panormitis with its byzantine frescoes you will continue to the main harbor. Learn about the history of the island and its sponge diving community during the visit to the sponge workshop before heading off to explore on your own. In the afternoon you will return to Rhodes.

Overnight Rhodes
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 11
Tuesday

Rhodes to Kalymnos

After breakfast you will drive to port for your onward ferry to Kalymnos. The fourth largest island of the Dodecanese Group is widely known as an international harvesting trade center. Upon arrival to harbor, you will be met and driven to your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.

Overnight Kalymnos
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 12
Wednesday

Kalymnos to Patmos

We will head to Holy island of the Dodecanese, Patmos. Upon arrival, you will be met and driven to your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.

Overnight Patmos
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 13
Thursday

Patmos

You could explore the holy spirit of the island by booking an optional day trip or enjoy beautiful beaches of island. Maybe visit the UNESCO sites the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse.

Overnight Patmos
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 14
Friday

Patmos to Kos

Today we ferry to Kos. Kos is famous with its sandy beaches, Greek and Roman antiquities as well as an impressive 15th century castle. You will explore island at your own pace.

Overnight Kos
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 15
Saturday

Kos

Today you have a chance to explore volcanic island of Nisyros with an optional cruise excursion or spend a lazy day at Kos.

Overnight Kos
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 16
Sunday

Kos

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. 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.
2. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide in Turkey
  • Local representatives on each island in Greece
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
  • Transportation by ferry within the Greek islands
  • Transfers between ports and hotels
  • 'Lady of Dodecanese' Cruise
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 15 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Çanakkale
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    3 star
    Kuşadası
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    5 star
    Pamukkale
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    3 star
    Marmaris
    Hotel to be advised
    3 nights
    4 star
    Rhodes
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Kalymnos
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    4 star
    Patmos
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    4 star
    Kos
    Hotel to be advised
  • 15 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Bergama - Pergamum Tour
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Kos
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
  • Patmos
  • Rhodes Harbour
  • Sirince - Village
  • Symi
  • Symi Harbour
  • Ephesus
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Kalymnos
  • Marmaris
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Rhodes - Lindos
  • Rhodes Harbour
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Symi - Monastery of Panormitis
  • Troy
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Çanakkale
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Çanakkale
No images available for this hotel.
Istanbul
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Istanbul
No images available for this hotel.
Kuşadası
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Kuşadası
No images available for this hotel.
Marmaris
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Marmaris
No images available for this hotel.
Pamukkale
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Pamukkale
No images available for this hotel.

Greece

Kalymnos
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kalymnos
No images available for this hotel.
Kos
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kos
No images available for this hotel.
Patmos
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Patmos
No images available for this hotel.
Rhodes
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Rhodes
No images available for this hotel.
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 May 2018
13 May 2018
2,255.00
900.00
14 May 2018
24 May 2018
2,349.00
900.00
25 May 2018
30 Jun 2018
2,525.00
984.00
01 Jul 2018
15 Jul 2018
2,669.00
1,030.00
16 Jul 2018
31 Jul 2018
2,765.00
1,180.00
01 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018
2,849.00
1,180.00
21 Aug 2018
27 Aug 2018
2,765.00
1,180.00
28 Aug 2018
30 Sep 2018
2,669.00
1,030.00
01 Oct 2018
10 Oct 2018
2,349.00
900.00
11 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018
2,255.00
900.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Discount
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09 Sep 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
50%
* This discount is available to every 2nd person on the booking only.
Deposit Option available for Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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