Glories of Turkey & Greece - 16 Days / 15 Nights
Day 1 Thu: Istanbul – Arrival
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 Covered Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
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 Swiss Hotel 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: Izmir – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel. Overnight at Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar.
Day 7 Wed: Hierapolis – Marmaris
Morning transfer to south, to the resort city of Marmaris, afternoon is free. Overnight at Anemon Hotel, Marmaris or similar.
Day 8 Thu: Marmaris – Rhodes
Morning transfer to port for hydrofoil trip to Rhodes, Greece. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight at Mediterranean Hotel, Rhodes or similar.
Day 9 Fri: Rhodes
A day of leisure; you may visit Old Rhodes or take an optional tour to Lindos.
Day 10 Sat: Rhodes – Santorini
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Santorini. Arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight at El Greco, Santorini or similar (2 nights).
Day 11 Sun: Santorini
A free day to visit one of the many villages of Santorini, perched on top of the volcano, or enjoy a sun-soaked afternoon on the beach.
Day 12 Mon: Santorini – Mykonos
Transfer to the pier for a hydrofoil or ferry ride to Mykonos. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the nightlife of Mykonos. Overnight at Petasos Beach Hotel, Mykonos or similar (2 nights)
Day 13 Tue: Mykonos
Explore the many beaches of Mykonos and absorb the ambiance of this Cycladic Island during this day at leisure.
Day 14 Wed: Mykonos – Athens
Morning is free. Board on a ferry to Athens. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an Optional: dinner with folklore dancing or visit the quaint Plaka area. Overnight at Herodion Hotel, Athens or similar (2 nights)
Day 15 Thu: Athens
Tour Athens’ famed Acropolis with its breathtaking view and renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the Acropolis Museum. On your own, explore the Plaka with its open-air taverns and traditional shops.
Day 16 Fri: Athens – Return
A representative escorts you to the airport for the flight home.
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