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Istanbul, Athens & 4 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise

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  • Days: 15
  • Cities: 13
  • Country: 2
  • Dates: Mar 20’ - Oct 20'
  • Max People : 40
  • Min Age : 1+

Discover the captivating city of Istanbul, tour by Topkapi Palace Museum, the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia or St. Savior and the Grand Bazaar. Fly to Ankara for a visit to the Mausoleum of Ataturk.

Drive to Cappadocia to explore the most important sights of the this unique country; among some the Uchisar Citael, Underground Kamakili, Goreme Valley, Konya, Pamukkale and the ancient Hierapolis, the Roman baths, Kusadasi and Ancient Ephesus.

Fly into Athens to embark your cruise starting with Cosmopolitan Mykonos, Kusadasi, the spir-itual Patmos that inspired St. John the Divine to write the Book of Apocalypse, Rhodes the magnificent island of the roses situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, Knossos Palace the center of the Minoan civilization in Crete and disembark in Santorini, legend of the lost city of Atlantis.

End your island hopping with Athens; A city whose history spans through centuries; your tour of the ancient sites includes the famous Acropolis and House of Parliament and the Panathenaic Stadium, the place from where the Olympic Flame starts its journey to the cities of the Olympic Games.

 

Start/End Location

Istanbul / Athens

Tour Style

At Leisure 
These un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel.

Price Includes

  •  4 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul
  •  3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
  •  4-day Tour to Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi in full board in 4* hotels
  • 4-night Cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey on full board basis (based on the minimum inside cabin category)
  • 22 Meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 Lunch, 4 dinners
  • Full day Istanbul sightseeing Tour (with lunch)
  •  Half day Athens sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis
  •  Half day excursion / Cruise to Bosporus
  •  Air plane tickets Istanbul / Ankara-Izmir / Istanbul
  • Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing tours
  • Daily breakfast

 

Hotels

Athens: Amalia Hotel  *
Istanbul: Niles Hotel Istanbul *                                                                                                                                                   Cappadocia: Ramada By Wyndham Cappadocia *

* Please note that hotels listed are only reference.  Exact hotel will be provided at confirmation.

What you'll love
  •  4-night Cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey on full board basis (based on the minimum inside cabin category
  •  Full day Istanbul sightseeing Tour (with lunch)
  •  Half day Athens sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis
  •  Half day excursion / Cruise to Bosporus
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Itinerary

Day 1Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul, check into your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 2Istanbul

Full day Istanbul sightseeing tour including lunch as well as a visit to the Topkapi Palace Museum, the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia museum or St. Savior and the Grand Bazaar. (B)

Day 3Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Ankara. Arrival in Ankara, visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. After lunch continue to Cappadoccia. Dinner & overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4Cappadocia

Capadoccia full day tour, including a visit to the Uchisar Citadel and the underground Kaymakili town. After lunch visit to the Goreme Valley and the open-air museum. The tour ends at Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Dinner & overnight at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale

Depart for Konya early in the morning, visit to the 13th century Caravanserai “Sultanhan”, arrival in Konya, where the Mevlana Museum and the Theological School of Whirling Dervishes are located, lunch en route, drive to Pamukkale. Dinner & overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6Pamukkale - Kusadasi - Izmir - Istanbul

Visit to the ancient Hierapolis town, the Necropolis (graveyard) ruins, the Roman Baths, the Basilica and Calcium cliffs during the morning. Driving to Aphrodisias, lunch, visit to the Greco-Roman settlement which had been devoted to Aphrodite, the Love Goddess, during ancestry. Dinner & overnight at Kusadasi town. Transfer to Izmir airport for the flight back to Istanbul. Pick up from Istanbul airport and transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 7Istanbul

Free day in Istanbul. You may select an optional tour to Bosporus and the Two Continents. (B)

Day 8 Istanbul - Athens

At indicated time, transfer to the airport and depart for Athens. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 9Athens - Mykonos

Early in the morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the ship for the 4-night cruise to the Greek islands and Turkey. First stop Mykonos, an island known for its fantastic sandy beaches, its vivid nightlife, Little Venice and famous windmills. (B)

Day 10Kusadasi (turkey) - Patmos

First port of call is the Turkish port of Kusadasi port with the option to visit Ephesus, one of the most complete ancient cities ever excavated. Then on to the island of Patmos, where participating in the optional tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery and the Grotto of St. John where he lived and wrote the book of the Revelation. (B)

Day 11Rhodes

Early morning arrival in the magnificent island of the roses situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Rhodes island is visited by hundreds of tourists every year since it offers a combination of great historical sites, marvelous beaches, a vivid nightlife and great shopping areas. By participating in one of the optional tours, you will be able to visit the medieval city and the famous Lindos Acropolis. (B)

Day 12Heraklion (crete) - Santorini

First port of call is the Cretan port of Heraklion. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the optional tour to the Knossos Palace, the center of the Minoan Civilization. In the afternoon arrival in Santorini island which is said to be the lost continent of the Atlantis. (B)

Day 13Piraeus - Athens

The cruise ship will arrive at Piraeus port early in the morning. Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to your selected hotel to stay in Athens. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 14Athens

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 15Athens - Airport

Depending on your flight departure time, check out and depart to Athens airport. (B)

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Prices listed are per passenger based on double. If you wish to have your own room a single supplement is required. Please ask your travel advisor at the time of booking.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Greece – Euro (EUR)

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

It is recommended to book in advance in extension to this tour. Additional days can be added before/after this tour.

4 Reviews
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Emily Davis

Couple Traveller

Enjoyed this tour will definitely book again.

October 23, 2019

Gary A

Solo Traveller

This is one of the best tours that I’ve been on. All the hotels were great. My favorite place was Istanbul.

October 22, 2019

Debra Jones

Family Traveller

This was one of the best tours I have taken in a long time. I have been on several tours and this is by far a superb tour. My family were happy will all the services provided.

October 15, 2019

Alisha T

Couple Traveller

Great tour, the hotels and services were exceptional. Would recommend this to anyone.

October 15, 2019
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