Best of Turkey & Greece - 11 Days / 10 Nights
Day 1 Thu: Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing. Overnight at Radisson Blu Sisli Hotel or similar (2 nights).
Day 2 Fri: Istanbul
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with
Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight at Kolin Hotel or similar.
Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir
Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight at Swissotel, Izmir or similar (2 nights).
Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. Optional: Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 6 Tue: Ephesus – Greek islands Cruise
After breakfast transfer to pier and embark on a cruise ship at Kusadasi for 3 days in the Greek Islands. Cruise: Louis Cruise Line.
Day 7 Wed: Cruise – Rhodes
A morning arrival in Rhodes, the island of roses, you have a full day to explore on your own; you may join an optional sightseeing tour, or simply take a taxi to one of many nearby beaches for a swim in the crystal clear Aegean waters.
Day 8 Thu: Cruise – Santorini – Heraklion
This morning’s port of call is Heraklion, Crete where you may discover the town on your own or join an Optional: excursion to the Palace of Knossos. Your next port of call is Santorini, where you are free to
Day 9 Fri: Athens
After disembarking from the cruise, you are transferred to your Athens hotel. The rest of the day is yours. Overnight at Herodion Hotel, Athens or similar (2 nights)
Day 10 Sat: Athens
A morning city tour of the famed Acropolis with its dominating view and site of the renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Day 11 Sun: Depart Athens
Begin a Classical Tour of mainland Greece or transfer to the airport for the flight home.
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