Explore Best of Turkey and Greece in 11 Days . An unforgettable trip of a lifetime. If your destinations are Greece and Turkey, go with this package and get the best of two countries.
Day 1 : Arrive in ıstanbul, Bosphorus cruise tour, Turkish night belly dance show
Welcome to Turkey. Upon arrival to Istanbul international airport our staff will welcome and transfer you to hotel. Evening you’ll have a must do activity, Turkish night and belly dance show on Bosphorus dinner cruise. Enjoy delicious gourmet foods while you dance with the panaromic view of the Bosphorus that separates the two continents Europe and Asia. Enjoy as you cruise The Bosphorus and see historical places like Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Ortakoy, Rumeli Fortress , Fatih Bridge , Beylerbeyi Palace Maiden’s Tower and also Istanbuls very famous night clubs as you wine and dine the night away. The highlight of the night is indeed the Belly Dance show which performed by a charming professional dancer that will effect you deeply and take you the mystic, dreamy world of 1001 nights tales. Dinner on Board and Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 : Istanbul classics old city tour
Today we visit the Old Town named also as Sultanahmet or Hippodrome where you will be seeing the German Fountain, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column and the Constantine Column which are the remnants of ancient Byzantine and Late Roman. Then we visit Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Mosque ) famous with its blue tiles and six minarets and another greatest marvel of architecture St.Sophia ( Haghia Sophia ) one of the oldest church in the World. Then continue to Grand Bazaar the biggest covered bazaar of the world having more than 4000 shops selling souvenirs , jewellery , handmade carpets, leather. (Closed Grand Bazaar on sundays) Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 : Fly Kayseri, full day Cappadocia - Göreme tour
Fly either Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Upon arrival our staff will welcome and transfer you to mystical Cappadocia area which is a stunning area of rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings. Leave luggages and begin for daily, guided sightseeing tour in Cappadocia. We visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabağ (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos handcraft center to see pottery making and carpet weaving demonstration. Optional Turkish hamam (bath) or whirling derwish show recommended. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4 : Hiking and underground city of Cappadocia tour
Morning we recommend you to join hot air balloon champagne flight on sunrise. Today we’ll discover the Southern part of the region. We will start with Red Valley where you will be discovering the famous rock-cut churches and hike around 5 kms through Gulludere Valley which is also known as Rose Valley.Then our next stop is Cavusin Village which is very popular with its houses and Churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch we will take you to the Pigeon Valley and Kaymakli Underground City where Early Christians lived and hide themselves from Roman persecution. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 : Fly Izmir
Morning we recommend you horse or jeep safari tours. Today you’ll flight to Izmir ( Aegean region) . Upon arrival to Izmir our staff will transfer you to hotel. Your 1st stroll is free to discover the city with a nice walk on famous Kordon, you can take a drink in famous bars on seashore. Overnight in Izmir.
Day 6 : Ephesus ancient city and Sirince village wine tour
Today we will visit Ephesus ancient city which have stunning monuments from Greek and Roman period such as The Library of Celsus , Roman Bath, Temple of Hadrian, Curetes Street , Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient World, Greco-Roman Theater where St.Paul also once preached. After lunch we visit Greko – Ottoman Sirince village which is famous with its fruit wine production and you will have chance to watch how to make a fruit wines and have a Turkey wine tasting tour. After the tour transfer to Kusadasi – Selcuk area, one of the most popular destination for cruise liners. Check-in to your de luxe hotel which is situated very close to shore , you’re free for your first stroll to wander around ladies’ beach. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 : Kusadasi / Samos / Mykonos island hopping with ferry
Embark on ferry and travel to Greece ( Samos island ) have some free time in this small Greek island till your ferry’s departure time to Mykonos. Arrive to Mykonos in the afternoon. Crazy nightlife in the island is waiting for you don’t miss to indulge. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 8 : Mykonos island tour
With our guided island tour you’ll discover the charm and history of Mykonos's white-washed churches, windmills, and narrow winding streets on this in-depth walking tour of old town. Learn about famous local figures, stroll through the island's 'Little Venice, and nibble tasty treats from a popular bakery. Venture off the beaten path as your guide shares local lore, and dig into the town's ancient and cultural roots with a visit to the Archaeological and Folklore Museums. Overnight in Mykonos.
Day 9 : Mykonos / Santorini by speed ferry
Today we'll take ferry to Santorini island. A thousand sunsets, a thousand memories, a thousand heartbeats, colours of blue red & gold streaking the sky ... this is Santorini island ... Poets have written about it, artists attempt to capture its beauty. Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. Arrival in Santorini and transferred at your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to spend in order to explore the island and admire the breathtaking view. Check in to your sea view room with private pool and enjoy. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 10 : Santorini volcano, hot springs and Oia sunset boat excursion
Today we have a Must do Cruise attraction when you are in Santorini – Greece. This Cruise tour will give you the best feeling of being in Santorini – A Heaven on Earth. The Beautiful traditional wooden sail boat starts from the port and finishes after the Sunset. So on this full day tour , your program will be as below. We take you by bus to the port of Athinios, where we enter the traditional wooden sailboat which will show you the beauty of the Caldera. Then we will be heading for the famous Volcano. Going to the top of the crater you will learn the history of the place and explore the six craters. Next stop will be in the Hot Springs, where there are thermal springs and mud baths in Pale Kameni where you can relax and swim in the healing warm waters after climbing to the top of the volcano if you like. Then next stop is the lovely island of Thirasia you can explore for one and a half hours the sights, the sounds of the traditional village of Manolis and the real Greek way of life. Our Last stop is the village of Oia – the most popular Village in Greece . We will land at Ammoudi port and as per your preference to either climb the stairs to Oia or take a donkey ride to the top. You will be free for a maximum of 3 hours to enjoy the wonderful sunset or can have a drink in one of the cafes with stunning views of the Caldera. Then the coach will take you back after sunset to return to your hotel ffter a great day spent in the blue waters of Santorini. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 11 : Fly Athens
According to your flight time we’ll transfer you to Santorini airport to fly Athens. Optional city tour or extent your travel by staying in Athens possible.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
Turkey Part :
2 nights hotel stay in Istanbul.
2 night hotel stay in Cappadocia.
1 night hotel stay in Izmir.
1 night hotel stay in Kusadasi.
Return airport transfer in Istanbul and arrival airport transfer in Izmir with private coach.
Return airport transfers in Cappadocia and departure airport transfers in Kusadasi with shared basis de-luxe coaches.
Daily breakfast at hotels.
3 lunches in sightseeing tours.
Dinner with unlimited wine in dinner cruise.
Istanbul old city classics tour.
full day Cappadocia - göreme tour.
full day Cappadocia hiking and underground city tour.
full day Ephesus ancient city and Sirince village wine tour.
mentioned sightseeing tours in Turkey run by professional English speaking guides, transporation with de-luxe, non smoking, A/C vehicles and entrances included.
Dinner cruise on Bosphorus cruise tour, dinner and wine included.
V.A.T and hotel taxes in Turkey.
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Greece Part :
2 nights hotel stay in Santorini island, in sea view private pool room.
2 nights hotel stay in Mykonos island.
Daly breakfast at hotels.
Return airport / port transfers in the islands with de luxe, shared coaches.
Return airport transfers in Athens with de luxe, private automobile.
Santorini - Mykonos speed ferry tickets with transfers.
Mykonos - Athens ferry tickets with transfers.
Full day Santorini, hot springs, volcano and Oia sunset boat tour.
Mykonos island and town tour.
V.A.T in Greece ( % 24 ).
Evergreen Travel help on phone / whats app.