Athens - Acropolis
Athens - Acropolis
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Turkey & Greek Islands

Itinerary

2017 - 'Colours of Mediterranean Tour'
14 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday

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
Thursday

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
Friday

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
Saturday

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
Sunday

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
4 star
(B)
Day 6
Monday

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
4 star
(B)
Day 7
Tuesday

Mykonos, Samos

You will catch next mid-night ferry heading towards the island of Samos and make our way to Turkey with free time to explore Samos town or Kusadasi (depending on ferry schedules).

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(D)
Day 8
Wednesday

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
Thursday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading 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
5 star
(B, D)
Day 10
Friday

Silk Road, Konya

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 11
Saturday

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 12
Sunday

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 13
Monday

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 14
Tuesday

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

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

Please Note:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Athens
    Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide 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
  • 13 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    4 star
    Athens
    2 nights
    4 star
    Santorini
    2 nights
    4 star
    Mykonos
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    1 night
    5 star
    Pamukkale
    2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
  • 12 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Entrance fees in Greece
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Athens - Acropolis Museum
  • Athens - Panathenaic Stadium
  • Athens - Propylaea
  • Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Mykonos
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Athens - Acropolis - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Athens - Hadrian's Arch
  • Athens - Parthenon
  • Athens - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Athens City Tour
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Santorini
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
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Accommodation

This page 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 overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Cappadocia
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Mustafa Paşa Köyü Yukarı Mah.
Turizm Cad. No :7
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 353 53 53
Fax :
+90 (0384) 353 55 66
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Istanbul
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Fax :
+90 212 528 44 55
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Fax :
+90 (0256) 614 4967
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Fax :
+90 (0258) 271 42 50
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel

Greece

Athens
Titania Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Panepistimiou 52
Athens
Ph. :
+30 210 332 6000
Fax :
+30 210 330 0700
Website :
www.titania.gr
Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Mykonos
Rhenia Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Tourlos Bay
Mykonos
Ph. :
+30 228 902 2300
Fax :
+30 228 902 3152
Rhenia Hotel
Rhenia Hotel
Rhenia Hotel
Santorini
Rose Bay Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kamari
Santorini Island
Santorini
Ph. :
+30 228 633 6501
Fax :
+30 228 603 3653
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.
01 Jan 2017
31 Dec 2017
2,389.00
726.00
01 Jan 2018
31 Dec 2018
2,389.00
726.00
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01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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