Athens - Acropolis
Athens - Acropolis
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Turkey, Greece & the Greek Islands Tours

Itinerary

2020 - 'Diamonds of Mediterranean Tour'
19 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Monday

Athens

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.

Overnight Athens
4 star
Day 2
Tuesday

Athens, Acropolis

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.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Wednesday

Athens to Santorini

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.

Overnight Santorini
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Thursday

Santorini

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.

Overnight Santorini
4 star
(B)
Day 5
Friday

Santorini to Mykonos

Arrive in Mykonos and explore the white-washed town or head for the beach before experiencing the completely outrageous Mykonian nightlife.

Overnight Mykonos
Boutique
(B)
Day 6
Saturday

Mykonos

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

Overnight Mykonos
Boutique
(B)
Day 7
Sunday

Mykonos, Samos

Today you will catch a mid-day ferry heading towards the island of Samos and then another ferry to Kusadasi, Turkey.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Monday

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
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 9
Tuesday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will head 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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 10
Wednesday

Fethiye, Gulet

This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.

Overnight Fethiye Harbour
Gulet Cabin
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 11
Thursday

Fethiye, Gulet

This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Breakfast is served on deck before continuing the cruise to Dockyard Island, Tasyaka and Bedri Rahmi Bay. Tonight will be spent at a secluded cove or island.

Overnight Göcek Bay
Gulet Cabin
Hotel to be advised
(B, L, D)
Day 12
Friday

Gulet

Today we cruise to Gocek Island to swim, snorkel or just laze in the sunshine.

Overnight Göcek Bay
Gulet Cabin
Hotel to be advised
(B, L, D)
Day 13
Saturday

Kayakoy, Antalya, Kaleiçi

This morning we disembark from our gulet after breakfast and head to Kayakoy. The morning light provides excellent photos of this deserted Greek village. Afterwards we drive to the resort town of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 14
Sunday

Perge, Aspendos, Side

Full day tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Aspendos and Side. In Aspendos, you can see the Roman Theatre built in the 2nd century and seating 15,000 people. Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 15
Monday

Konya, Cappadocia

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 16
Tuesday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 17
Wednesday

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 18
Thursday

Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia 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
Boutique
(B)
Day 19
Friday

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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

Please Note:
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. 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.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room and/or gulet cabin to themselves.
4. In Greece the Hellenic National Tourism Organization has decided on a residence fee to be applied on hotel accommodation from 01/01/2018.
The fees applied will be EUR 1.50 for 3* hotels, EUR 3.00 for 4* hotels and EUR 4.00 for 5* hotels, per room, per night and are not included in the tour price. This tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel before the end of the stay.
5. 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.
6. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Athens
    Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • 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
  • Tips except driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Entrance fees in Turkey
  • 18 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Athens
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Santorini
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Mykonos
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Fethiye Harbour
    Hotel to be advised
    - 2 nights
    Gulet Cabin
    Göcek Bay
    Hotel to be advised
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Antalya
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
  • 18 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Entrance fees in Greece
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Greece - Hotel Residence Tax, see tour notes for more details.
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Antalya - Kaleiçi (Old Town)
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Athens - Acropolis Museum
  • Athens - Panathenaic Stadium
  • Athens - Propylaea
  • Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Fethiye Harbour
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Santorini
  • Şirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Antalya - Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya - Suna-İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum
  • Athens - Acropolis - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Athens - Hadrian's Arch
  • Athens - Parthenon
  • Athens - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Athens City Tour
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Islands and Secluded bays
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kayaköy - Greek Village
  • Mykonos
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Samos
  • Side - Temple of Apollo
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Swimming, sunbaking, relaxing
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Accommodation

This 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 an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Antalya
Aspen Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Kılınçarslan Mahallesi
Mermerli Banyo Sokak
Mermerli Sk. D:No: 25
Muratpaşa
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 242 255 52 06
Aspen Hotel
Aspen Hotel
Aspen Hotel
Cappadocia
MDC Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Karahandere Mah.
Mese Deresi Sok. No:2
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 341 44 15
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Davutlu Mah. Yukarı Mevki
Şehit Ramazan Çelik Sk.
Mustafapaşa
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Fethiye Harbour
Hotel to be advised
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Fethiye Harbour
No images available for this hotel.
Göcek Bay
Hotel to be advised
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Göcek Bay
No images available for this hotel.
Istanbul
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Bankalar Caddesi No 27
Beyoglu
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 317 3400
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel

Greece

Athens
Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Michalakopoulou 114
Athens
Ph. :
+30 21 0770 6611
Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel
Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel
Airotel Stratos Vassilikos Hotel
Mykonos
Alkistis Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Agios Stefanos 846
Mykonos
Ph. :
+30 228 902 2333
Alkistis Hotel
Alkistis Hotel
Alkistis Hotel
Santorini
Rose Bay Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kamari
Santorini Island
Santorini
Ph. :
+30 228 633 6501
Website :
www.rosebay.gr
Rose Bay Hotel
Rose Bay Hotel
Rose Bay Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2020
31 Dec 2020
3,499.00
1,000.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Diamonds of Mediterranean Tour :
 
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15%
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