Best of Greece & Turkey

Start: Athens Finish: Istanbul

Visiting: Athens, Mikonos, Thera, İstanbul, The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Gallipoli Peninsula, Ancient City of Troy, Kuşadası, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Fethiye, SaklıEv, Ölüdeniz, Dalyan, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Pigeon Valley, Uçhisar, Çavuşin, Ihlara, Istanbul


Duration: 18 Nights

Physical rating: Easy

Tour code: GBT

Tour operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 13 - 35

Age range: 18-39 years


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Tour Overview

A fantastic combination of sun, sea, history and culture of two magnificent countries in this 19 day tour. Begin your tour exploring beautiful Athens, visit the picturesque Mykonos and magical Santorini before you venture to the main sites of the Aegean Coast including Marmaris & Fethiye, and discover the wonders of Istanbul, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Gallipoli and the history of Troy and Ephesus. A complete package of the Aegean and incredible wonders of Turkey.

Highlights

  • iconEnjoy an extended stay in Istanbul with plenty of free time to explore the lavish bazaars, try local treats.
  • iconThe option to paraglide over Turkey’s beautiful coastline.
  • iconGet your cameras ready for visits to post-card perfect locations, including the stunning Cotton Castles of Pamukkale and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
  • iconExperience all there is on offer through Turkey, Athens and the Greek Islands 19-day adventure with all breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.
  • iconSpend three nights at the seaside town of Fethiye with a boat cruise to swim with Caretta Caretta turtles.
  • iconSpend 4 nights indulging in the Mediterranean way of life while exploring the Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
  • iconThe old town in search of the iconic Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

Places You'll See

Countries:
Athens
Athens
Mykonos
Mykonos
Santorini
Santorini
İstanbul
İstanbul
Istanbul
Gallipoli
Kusadası
Fethiye
Ölüdeniz
Dalyan
Pamukkale
Cappadocia
Cappadocia
Istanbul

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Athens

Location: Athens

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The President Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Greece! Meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members.

Afterwards, join us for an optional group dinner to get to know your new travel mates.

Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

icon Day 2 : Athens

Location: Athens

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The President Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Let's start our tour in Greece's capital, Athens, which is one of the world's oldest cities with history spanning back over 3000 years and is considered the birthplace of Western Civilization.

Take a step back in time and explore an amazing array of historical and cultural sites in our city tour including: the National Library, the Academy, Constitutional Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, and of course, the iconic Parthenon and Acropolis.

The night is free for you to explore more of this incredible city.

Included Activities Athens City Tour Entrance Fees Acropolis - EUR 20

icon Day 3 : Athens, Mykonos

Location: Athens, Mikonos

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alex Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Rise and shine, we have an early start to catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos.

In the afternoon, you will meet with your tour leader and your fellow travellers to explore Mykonos town, and its white washed houses.

Included Activities Orientation Walk in Mykonos Town Optional Activities Group Dinner

icon Day 4 : Mykonos

Location: Mikonos

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Alex Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

The day is yours to soak up the sunshine, swim in the sea or chew through your memory card taking pics of cute windmills and quaint streets.

Or discover the birthplace of Apollo by taking an optional tour to Delos Island.

Tonight, hit the bars and restaurants and dance the night away! Optional Activities Delos Island Tour - EUR 50

icon Day 5 : Mykonos, Santorini

Location: Mikonos, Thera

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: New Haroula Hotel – 3 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the town of Fira to get our bearings.

See why the blue door houses, white church domes make Santorini the iconic postcard town of Greece.

Santorini is formed from volcanic activity, and from the caldera witness the most epic sunset and breath-taking views.

Included Activities Orientation Walk in Santorini

icon Day 6 : Santorini

Location: Thera

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: New Haroula Hotel – 3 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

We've got a free day today.

Relax on the red or black sand beaches, wander the streets and browse through the shops of the main town or take an optional quad biking tour.

Explore the island's volcano and check out an active crater and hot springs in our optional volcano tour.

The choices are endless! Optional Activities Quad Biking - EUR 35 Volcano Tour - EUR 20

icon Day 7 : Santorini, Athens , Istanbul ( By Flight )

Location: Thera, Athens, İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Today we will take a ferry from Santorini to Athens and then fly to Istanbul from there.

Once we land, keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel.

It's a free evening in the magnificent city of Istanbul aka Constantinopolis.

icon Day 8 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide.

Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or splash some cash at the Grand Bazaar.

After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.

Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

icon Day 9 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul, The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul.

We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia.

In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.

Included Activities Sightseeing of Blue Mosque Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum Optional Activities Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10 Entrance Fees Blue Mosque - Free Hagia Sophia - Free Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL

icon Day 10 : Istanbul, Gallipoli

Location: İstanbul, Gallipoli Peninsula

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kolin Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we depart for the shores of Gallipoli.

A place of important significance for Aussies and Kiwis, we will visit the beach and cemeteries at ANZAC Cove, before paying our respects at memorial sites Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.

Included Activities Sightseeing of Anzac Cove Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery Sightseeing of Lone Pine Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair Sightseeing of War Trenches

icon Day 11 : Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadası

Location: Gallipoli Peninsula, Ancient City of Troy, Kuşadası

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Marina Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You may of heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse.

Spend the afternoon in the the seaside town of Kusadasi.

Included Activities Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City Entrance Fees Troy Ancient City - 50 TL

icon Day 12 : Kusadası, Ephesus, Fethiye

Location: Kuşadası, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Fethiye

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Greenland Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, our first stop is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus.

Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here.

Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

In the afternoon we depart for Fethiye where we can explore the buzzing resort town.

Included Activities Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City Entrance Fees Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL

icon Day 13 : Fethiye, Saklıkent, Ölüdeniz

Location: Fethiye, SaklıEv, Ölüdeniz

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Greenland Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast we make our way to Saklikent, one of the deepest canyons in the world.

We will then continue our journey to Oludeniz.

Besides its spectacular beaches, glittering waters and breathtaking natural scenery, Oludeniz is also popular for its water sport.

Here you can relax on the exquisite beach or join one of the adventure activities including paragliding and microlighting.

Late in the afternoon we depart for our overnight stay in Fethiye.

Included Activities Sightseeing of Saklikent Sightseeing of Oludeniz Optional Activities Paragliding - EUR 120 Entrance Fees Saklıkent - 10 TL Oludeniz Beach - 7 TL

icon Day 14 : Fethiye, Dalyan

Location: Fethiye, Dalyan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Greenland Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Our next stop is Dalyan, a small town situated along the south-western coast popular for its natural and unspoiled beauty.

We will join a boat trip to visit the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and we then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of world famous Caretta Caretta turtles.

After a fantastic boat ride we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea.

Included Activities Dalyan Boat Trip Mud Bath Iztuzu Beach Optional Activities Mud Bath Iztuzu Beach Entrance Fees Mud Bath - 8 TL Iztuzu Beach - 1 TL

icon Day 15 : Fethiye, Pamukkale

Location: Fethiye, Pamukkale

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hierapark Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

It's time to get your cameras out, because today is a photographers dream! Today we will visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle' in Turkish.

Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water.

Spend time bathing in its pools, or explore the natural and unusual landscape.

Included Activities Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces Entrance Fees Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL

icon Day 16 : Pamukkale, Cappadocia

Location: Pamukkale, Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we sit back and relax on the coach, as we head to Cappadocia.

Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by.

In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground.

End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).

Included Activities Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley Optional Activities Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL Entrance Fees Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL

icon Day 17 : Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia, Pigeon Valley, Uçhisar, Çavuşin, Cappadocia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.

Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast.

We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin.

In the afternoon we will visit local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art.

Tonight get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish night.

Included Activities Goreme Open Air Museum Visit Sightseeing of Cavusin Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley Sightseeing of Uchisar Optional Activities Turkish Night Show - 160 TL Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR Entrance Fees Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

icon Day 18 : Cappadocia, Ihlara, Istanbul

Location: Cappadocia, Ihlara, İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning we visit the dramatically beautiful Ihlara Valley before departing for Istanbul where we arrive late in the evening.

icon Day 19 : Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Meals: Breakfast

Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel (11:00am)

What's Included

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    Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

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    Tour Leader

    Services of experienced Travel Talk tour leaders | Services of experienced Travel Talk guide, licenced by the Ministry of Tourism in Turkey

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    Accommodation

    5 & 4 star hotels in Turkey, 4 & 3 star hotels in Greece

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    Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local tour leaders

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    Airport Transfer(s)

    Transfers from the ferry ports to the hotels and from hotels to the ferry ports

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    Transfers

    Transfers between ports and hotels | Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

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    Meals

    18 breakfasts, 9 Dinners

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    Transportation

    A/C coach, economy class ferry, flight from Greece to Turkey.

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    Flight

    Flight between Greece & Turkey

What's Not Included

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Optional activities

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Tips and gestures

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    Travel Insurance

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Travel Talk Tours requires a deposit of 60 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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