This 13 day tour, starts from Athens, Greece, and ends at Istanbul, Turkey. Enjoy the rich history of Athens before enjoying some sun and sea time on Santorini and Mykonos. Then travel by ferry across to Turkeys Kusadasi, the getaway to your Turkish adventure which will includes the incredible travertine pools of Pamukkale.
Welcome to Greece! You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore this ancient city. Tonight a welcome meeting and meet your fellow travelling companions.
This morning you will have a half day tour and visit the 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.
Early morning departure today for the breathtaking Island of Santorini, where you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach or perhaps explore the picturesque capital, Fira.
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.
Arrive in Mykonos and explore the white-washed town or head for the beach before experiencing the vibrant Mykonian nightlife.
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.
Today you will catch a mid-day ferry heading towards the island of Samos and then another ferry to Kusadasi, Turkey.
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value.
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
Relaxed morning to explore the town of Canakkale before an afternoon tour of the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. After the tour we continue on to Istanbul.
Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum 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'.
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.