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13 Days/12 Nights
13 Days/ 12 Nights Istanbul to Athens
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  This wonderful escorted tour lets you explore the best of Turkey & end your trip with a visit of Athens.
 
  FROM: $1,985.00 - Land only (per person in DBL room )
Land only ()

 
  Valid: April - December 2015

Departure dates: Friday * See Dates & Prices for exact dates

 
  PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • Arrival transfer from Ataturk airport or port only and departure transfer to bus station train station- In Athens last day ther
  • Hotel Accommodation proposed as in the hotel list
  • Meals are as indicated in the itinerary with code letters :B(Breakfast),L(Lunch),D(Dinner)
  • Professional Tour Guides throughout Turkey Programs
  • Luggage handling in the hotels
  • Local Taxes
  • Museum Entrance fees
  • Train or Bus Ticket to Thessalonike-Flight ticket to Athens from Thessalonike


Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Customary gratitude to your guide and driver
  • Airfare - we offer departures from other cities for an additional cost - please inquire for cost


 
  ITINERARY
  • DAY 1: Day 01 Fri : Istanbul Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure .
  • DAY 2: Day 02 Sat : Istanbul Fullday After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace , St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar will commence. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. Optional dinner with a Turkish show is avaliable tonight.(B)
  • DAY 3: Day 03 Sun: Istanbul Ankara Cappadocia After breakfast, we depart for Ankara where we will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia . After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake , we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay. (BD)
  • DAY 4: Day 04 Mon : Cappadocia Full Day Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available. Then, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Lunch in a cave rest. to taste famouse pottery Kebap. Here,we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets ,Turkish tiles ,onyx and potteries. Optional night tour with a Turkish show and dinner is avaliable tonight Overnight stay in Cappadocia. (BL)
  • DAY 5: Day 05 Tue : Cappadocia Konya Pamukkale Early departure for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arrival in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Pamukkale for an overnight stay. (BD)
  • DAY 6: Day 06 Wed : Pamukkale - Izmir After breakfast, visit the ancient Hierapolis with the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard and the lime cascade.Thereafter, we continue our drive to Selcuk to visit Temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the ancient world" then continue to Izmir for overnight stay. (BD)
  • DAY 7: Day 07 Thu: Izmir Ephesus Sirince  Izmir Morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Lunch in nomadic tent in Selcuk to taste Turkish Gozleme. Continue to marvelous village of Sirince where you be able to experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You may be able to do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village Return to Izmir for overnight stay (BLD)
  • DAY 8: Day 08 Fri: Izmir Pergamum Canakkale Early departure for Bergama to visit the Asklepion with its well preserved remains before continuing to Troy; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place. Drive to Canakkale for an overnight stay. (B,D)
  • DAY 9: Day 09 Sat: Canakkale Gallipoli Istanbul After breakfast, we will cross the Dardanelles then continue to Gallipoli to visit Anzac Cove , Nek , Conk Bair , Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial. Arrival in Istanbul and overnight. (B)
  • DAY 10: Day 10 Sun : Istanbul -Thessalonike Today you will be transferred bus station. Journey will take about 12 hours to Thessaloniki.Overnight in the bus or train (B)
  • DAY 11: Day 11 Mon: Thessaloniki Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Thessaloniki where you will stay for 1 night. Today there will be an optional tour of the city. Thessaloniki retains several and structures as well as a large number of monuments. Overnight in Thessaloniki. (B)
  • DAY 12: Day 12 Tue: Athens After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where you will stay for 1 night. You will be mesmerized by Athens with its history and culture. Today you will have day and night optional tour alternatives in Athens. (B)
  • DAY 13: Day 13 Wed : End Our tour ends with the check out from your hotel today. (B)

 
  HOTELS
  • Istanbul: Titanic City ****S
  • Cappadocia: Dilek Kaya *
  • Kusadasi: Kaya Thermal *****
  • Pamukkale: Lycus River ****S
  • Canakkale: Kolin *****
  • Thessaloniki: Imperial Palace ****
  • Athens: Herodion ****
 
  SPECIALLY SELECTED TOURCRAFTERS HOTELS
All the hotels selected for this package offer you a superior quality: they are charming, well-furnished and ideally located...the best in their category!!!
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