Classical Greece and Turkey with 3 Days cruise

Classical Greece and Turkey with 3 Days cruise

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Classical Greece and Turkey with 3 Days cruise

11 Days Starting in Athens and ending in Istanbul

Visiting: Athens, Mikonos, Patmos, Heraklion, Thera, Ankara, Ürgüp, İstanbul

Tour operator:

ESKAPAS

Tour code:

703180

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

EASY

Tour operated in:
English , Spanish
From:
$3300
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Tour Overview

Classical Turkey and Greece with 3 days cruise is the cosmopolitan blend of the most famous destinations of Turkey and Greece mainland with Aegean Coast & Islands, enriched with excellent services.This 11 days package includes the cosmopolitan air of the capital of Greece, Athens with unique experiences on the most famous Greek islands and romantic gateways, Patmos, Heraklion (Crete) and Santorini combining the the elite of the most popular Turkey destinations such as Istanbul  and Cappadocia.Carefully enriched with unique and personalized services of Eskapas, making the most out of your visit! From the specialist of Mediterranean Region.

Highlights

  • Classical Turkey and Greece with 3 days cruise is the cosmopolitan blend of the most famous destinations of Turkey and Greece mainland with Aegean Coast & Islands, enriched with excellent services

  • This 11 days package includes the cosmopolitan air of the capital of Greece, Athens with unique experiences on the most famous Greek islands and romantic gateways, Patmos, Heraklion (Crete) and Santorini combining the the elite of the most popular Turkey destinations such as Istanbul  and Cappadocia

  • Carefully enriched with unique and personalized services of Eskapas, making the most out of your visit! From the specialist of Mediterranean Region

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Athens Arrival
Location: Athens

Arrival at the airport and meet & greet with our English-speaking assistant to help you to transfer to city center Hotel CENTRAL 3*** or similar.  Rest of the day is free at leisure

Overnight: Athens Meals: Not Available

Day 2 : Athens
Location: Athens

After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games of the modern era, where we will make a short stop. As we continue our trip, we will pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace), guarded by the Evzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). One cannot take a tour of Athens without visiting the Acropolis, one of the world’s most prominent sites and a symbol for democracy in the Western world!

It is there that you will explore architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Pericles. From the Propylaea, to the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and of course the Parthenon, a place where ‘there is harmony between material and spirit’, and the monument that ‘restores order in the mind’, as ancient Greeks used to say. Your last stop will be the modern Acropolis Museum, with nearly 4,000 exhibits of Hellenism housed inside.

Departure approximately at 08:45 – Return approximately at 13:30

Afternoon is free at leisure in Athens.  Overnight: Athens Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Athens - Mykonos
Location: Mikonos

After breakfast freetime until your transfer to Lavrion Port. We leave at 01:00 pm  the historic and classical capital of Greece and set sail for our first destination, the beautiful island of Mykonos, also known as the Island of the Winds. Take an evening stroll through the atmospheric Old Town with its immaculate whitewashed houses, winding alleys, lovely little churches and delightful restaurants at the water’s edge. You will undoubtedly recognise the picture postcard white windmills sitting side by side, overlooking the sea.

Overnight: Celestyal Oceanic Cruise Meals: Full board on board

Day 4 : Mykonos – Kuşadası – Patmos
Location: Patmos

We arrive in the colorful Turkish beach town of Kusadasi in the morning. This is the coastal gateway to the Hellenistic ruins of Ephesus, famed for one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. Patmos, one of northernmost islands in the Dodecanese and one of all the smallest has a charm all its own. It is famous for being the supposed location of the vision to John the Baptist in the Book of Revelations and where it was written. Most scholars say this was probably someone else, but why spoil such a good story?

Overnight: Celestyal Oceanic Cruise Meals: Full board on board

Day 5 : Crete - Santorini
Location: Heraklion

Welcome to Crete, Greece’s largest island, a place of mystery, myths and legends. There’s the chance to take in the bustling city of Heraklion and some of Crete’s extraordinary archaeology and history. You can also learn more of the art and creativity of the Minoans. We have included a complimentary visit to the Palace of Knossos, once the home of Europe’s oldest civilisation and the setting for the legend of Greek hero Theseus and the Minotaur. Our odyssey continues as we spend an evening in Santorini, whose stunning face is instantly recognisable across the world. We’re sure she will take your breath away, with her soaring landscapes, clusters of whitewashed houses in the capital Fira, and of course the iconic blue-domed church at Oia. Don’t forget to try one of the many restaurants jostling for position at the edge of the caldera.

Overnight: Celestyal Oceanic Cruise Meals: Full board on board

Day 6 : Athens – Ankara
Location: Thera

Breakfast and we return to the Greek capital (06:00 am) after a whirlwind few days of adventure and discovery. Transfer to Athens International Airport for a flight to Turkey’s capital city Ankara. Upon arrival meet and greet and transfer to your city Holiday Inn Çukurambar or similar 5****.

Overnight: Ankara Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

Day 7 : Ankara - Cappadocia
Location: Ankara

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you will see the Neolithic & Paleolithic ruins from Urartu, Hatti, Hittite, Phrygia civilizations, then proceed to Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of Turkish Republic. In the afternoon drive to Cappadocia. En-route visit the Underground city that is one of the biggest underground cities in the region, constructed by the first Christians to protect themselves from the attacks

Overnight at Hotel Dinler 4**** or similar.  Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 8 : Cappadocia
Location: Ürgüp

Breakfast. Full day visit at Cappadocia . Visit Göreme Open Air Museum – a UNESCO Heritage site, a fantastic region with its cave churches located on the valley. Then proceed to Uchisar Village and then the spectacular fairy chimneys. Visit Derbent Valley with and explore the natural rock formations and get a chance to attend the workshops of carpets and onyx-stones.

Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Optional Tour | HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR

In the early morning departure from your hotel. a chance to live this unique experience, an overlooking to Cappadocia from the sky, see the beauty of the region the rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes.

Day 9 : Cappadocia – Istanbul
Location: İstanbul

After breakfast, transfer to Cappadocia airport for a domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and free day at leisure. 

Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast 

Day 10 : Istanbul
Location: İstanbul

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of Topkapi Palace (harem section entrance fee is not included) the house of the ottoman sultans.  Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch visit Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), Hippodrome and the famous Hagia Sophia. Free time at Grand Bazaar.

Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 11 : Istanbul Departure
Location: İstanbul

After breakfast free-time at leisure until your departure time. Transfer to the airport and end of our services.

Overnight: Not Available Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

Accommodation

7-Night accommodation in the following hotels , 3 night Ocean cruise accommodation in inside cabin (IA or IB class) with Celestyal Cruise .  Please consult us for outside cabins during your reservation.

Hotels

Athens  3*** Hotel Central  or similar

Ankara 4**** Hotel Point ou Latanya ou Anadolu Downtown ou Green park ou similar

Cappadocia 4**** Hotel Dinler Urgup ou Perissia ou Avrasya ou Dinler Nevsehir ou similar

Istanbul  4****  Hotel Yigitalp ou Grand Gulsoy ou similar

Flights

  • International flight Athens to Ankara. (Economy class - Standard allowance 20 kg pp)
  • Domestic Flight Cappadocia to Istanbul


Guide

English speaking guide  during land tours mentioned in the program as well as during following inclusive shore excursions:

  • HER-02: Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization


Meals

10 Breakfasts - 5 lunches - 5 dinners

Beverage package during cruise's meals are included

This tour offers Vegetarian food option on request. Simply let Eskapas know the food option that you prefer.


Additional Services

  • Beverage package during cruise.
  • Accommodation in confirmed category
  • Use of exercise room and pool (where available)
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned visits.


Transport

Transfers and transport per itinerary are included

Port Taxes (Mandatory) 205USD


What's Not Included

Additional Services

  • Before and after flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks other than mentioned.
  • Personal expenses, entry visas, passport fees,
  • Optional tips to the guide and driver 
  • Athens stay-over tax to be paid directly to the hotel (2€ per person per night)

Please Note

This trip requires Passport ID page copy of each traveler. You can cover your photo on the page with a piece of paper It is required to issue your flight tickets, cruise tickets of ferry tickets.

On the other hand It is always advisable that you get a photocopy taken of your passport’s information page, prior to your travel, for security reasons. This is particularly useful if the trip is international, and the person is far away from their home country. A photocopy of your passport makes passport renewal an easier process, especially in a situation where the passport was damaged, lost or stolen.

Important Notes for Cruise

Cruise itineraries are subject to change or to be cancelled by the shipping company with or without prior notice. The shipping company reserves the right to substitute the cruise vessel with a similar one & also to amend the departure/arrival port at any time with or without prior notice.  Please make sure your identification cards, passports and multiple entry Schengen visas are valid and up to date.

Cabins available at the Celestyal Olympia: (Your initial cabin will be either IA or IB)

Interiors: IA, IB, IC

Exteriors: XA, XB, XC

Suites: Junior Suite (SJ),  (very limited and reserved at least 6 months ago)

All staterooms are equipped with: shower, WC, air conditioning, radio, TV, hair dryer, safety deposit box, All Suites have refrigerated mini bar.

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    At Eskapas we have a flexible policy. You must change it until 30 days prior to your departure otherwise any changes mean "cancellation".

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Solo travelers must pay single supplement to have a private room due to hygien reasons.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Eskapas has been established in 2000 in Istanbul

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All hotels used to accommodate our customers are certified by “Hotel Association of Turkey”; they all are committed to use maximum 50 % capacity

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    COVID-19 RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL RULES Eskapas is committed to fulfill the following regulations to protect its customers from the risk of Covid-19 : 1 – Eskapas will fulfill all safety rules mentioned in the “Safe Tourism Certification” prepared by Turkish Ministry of Tourism; that plan covers all aspects of the journey from the aircraft to the airport, transfers, touring and hotels (tga.gov.tr/abou

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes you can.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your timetable - voucher that will show your itinerary with timing and hotels (30 days before prior to your arrival date)

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  • Free Date Changes

    ESKAPAS allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 61 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    ESKAPAS allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform eskapas, 61 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    ESKAPAS requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 61 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of eskapas charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 25% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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