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Turkey, Greece & the Greek Islands

Itinerary

This 16 day tour starts in Istanbul, travels down the west coast of Turkey to Marmaris, then visits the Greek Islands of Rhodes, Symi, Kalymnos, Patmos and finally ending in Kos.

2019 - 'Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour'
16 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
Day 2
Sunday

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, 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 3
Monday

Gallipoli Battlefields

Today we visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 4
Tuesday

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 5
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 6
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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Friday

Marmaris

After breakfast you will be transferred to Marmaris, where you will check in your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.

Overnight Marmaris
3 star
(B)
Day 8
Saturday

Marmaris, Rhodes

Early departure to Marmaris harbor for your onward ferry to the Greek Island, Rhodes. Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese islands in the eastern Aegean Sea and home to some the most impressive sights in Greece. Upon arrival, you will be met and driven to your hotel.

Overnight Rhodes Island
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Sunday

Rhodes

It is your free day to explore Rhodes island at your own pace. Walk down the streets of old town which is evokes a story about the city’s ancient times. Explore the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a Gothic medieval castle built in the 7th century. You also have a chance to visit Lindos, one the most beautiful white washed villages in Greece.

Overnight Rhodes Island
4 star
(B)
Day 10
Monday

Symi, Lady of Dodecanese Cruise

Today you will enjoy a cruise to the picturesque small island of Symi. After visiting the most famous monastery of Panormitis with its byzantine frescoes you will continue to the main harbor. Learn about the history of the island and its sponge diving community during the visit to the sponge workshop before heading off to explore on your own. In the afternoon you will return to Rhodes.

Overnight Rhodes Island
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Tuesday

Rhodes to Kalymnos

After breakfast you will drive to port for your onward ferry to Kalymnos. The fourth largest island of the Dodecanese Group is widely known as an international harvesting trade center. Upon arrival to harbor, you will be met and driven to your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.

Overnight Kalymnos Island
4 star
(B)
Day 12
Wednesday

Kalymnos to Patmos

We will head to Holy island of the Dodecanese, Patmos. Upon arrival, you will be met and driven to your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.

Overnight Patmos Island
3 star
(B)
Day 13
Thursday

Patmos

You could explore the holy spirit of the island by booking an optional day trip or enjoy beautiful beaches of island. Maybe visit the UNESCO sites the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse.

Overnight Patmos Island
3 star
(B)
Day 14
Friday

Patmos to Kos

Today we ferry to Kos. Kos is famous with its sandy beaches, Greek and Roman antiquities as well as an impressive 15th century castle. You will explore island at your own pace.

Overnight Kos Island
4 star
(B)
Day 15
Saturday

Kos

Today you have a chance to explore volcanic island of Nisyros with an optional cruise excursion or spend a lazy day at Kos.

Overnight Kos Island
4 star
(B)
Day 16
Sunday

Kos

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye.

(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. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
3. 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.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide in Turkey
  • Local representatives on each island in Greece
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
  • Transportation by ferry within the Greek islands
  • Transfers between ports and hotels
  • 'Lady of Dodecanese' Symi Cruise
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 15 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    1 night
    4 star
    Çanakkale
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    1 night
    3 star
    Marmaris
    3 nights
    4 star
    Rhodes Island
    1 night
    4 star
    Kalymnos Island
    2 nights
    3 star
    Patmos Island
    2 nights
    4 star
    Kos Island
  • 15 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Greece - Hotel Residence Tax, see tour notes for more details.
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Bergama - Pergamum Tour
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Kos Island
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
  • Patmos Island
  • Rhodes Harbour
  • Sirince - Village
  • Symi - Monastery of Panormitis
  • Symi Island
  • Ephesus
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kalymnos Island
  • Marmaris
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Rhodes - Lindos
  • Rhodes Harbour
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Symi Harbour
  • Troy
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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

Çanakkale
Troia Tusan Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Tusan Caddesi No:85
Güzelyali
Çanakkale
Ph. :
+90 (286) 232 8747
Troia Tusan Hotel
Troia Tusan Hotel
Troia Tusan 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
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
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Marmaris
Candan City Beach
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Atatürk Cad. No:46
Marmaris
Ph. :
+90 252 412 7475
Candan City Beach
Candan City Beach
Candan City Beach
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

Kalymnos Island
H Hotel Zephyros
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Myrties
Kalymnos Island
Ph. :
+30 224 304 7901
H Hotel Zephyros
H Hotel Zephyros
H Hotel Zephyros
Kos Island
Kos Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Charmilou 2
Kos Town
Kos Island
Ph. :
+30 22420 47100
Kos Hotel
Kos Hotel
Kos Hotel
Patmos Island
Skala Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Patmos Island
Ph. :
+30 22470 31343
Skala Hotel
Skala Hotel
Skala Hotel
Rhodes Island
Hotel Mediterranean
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
35, Cos Str.
Rhodes Island
Ph. :
+30 224 102 4661
Hotel Mediterranean
Hotel Mediterranean
Hotel Mediterranean
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 May 2019
24 May 2019
2,479.00
950.00
25 May 2019
30 Jun 2019
2,659.00
1,035.00
01 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
2,939.00
1,246.00
01 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
3,035.00
1,190.00
21 Aug 2019
24 Sep 2019
2,939.00
1,246.00
25 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
2,659.00
1,035.00
01 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
2,479.00
950.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
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01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
10%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2019
Deposit Option available for Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
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01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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