Fully Escorted Turkey & Greece Discovery
From Australia To Australia - 23 Nights

Departing from:
Australia
Duration:
23 Nights
Offer:
Fully Escorted Group - Best of Turkey & Greece - 3 nights Celestyal Cruise
Travel Dates:
02/09/22 to 21/09/22
Offer Expires:
30/06/22

From

AU$9,850

Price per person

Package Details

Overview

Price includes:
Home pick up and return transfers
18 nights accommodation with
breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 10 dinners
Celestyal Cruise for 3 nights all inclusive
Hotels porterage, entrance fees, English
speaking guide & International tour leader
Return International and domestic air

Details

ITINERARY:
Day 1 – Australia to Istanbul
Today you will be collected at home and transferred to the airport for your
flight to Istanbul
Day 2—Arrival to Istanbul Welcome dinner at local restaurant Overnight Istanbul
(D) Upon your arrival into Istanbul International airport, you will be transferred
to your hotel .The remainder of the day is free to relax, then you will
meet with your travel companions and head to one of the local restaurants to
warm up and try delicious Turkish food.
Day 3 – Istanbul Classic tour Overnight Istanbul (B) 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, underground cistern, the Hippodrome
and Grand Bazaar. Enjoy one hour Bosphorous Cruise at the end of your
walking city tour and enjoy shores and bays for one hour.
Day 4—Free day; optional Overnight Istanbul (B) Free day in Istanbul; Optional
Gallipoli – AU$ 120 pp— Optional Cooking Course – AU$ 145 pp
Day 5— Domestic flight from Istanbul to Kayseri. Cappadocia (B) Tour, Goreme
Valley Overnight Cappadocia (B) – First stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to
Uchisar Castle. We then visit Goreme Open air museum and Ortahisar castle.
Afterwards, we visit the Pasabag fairy Chimneys, followed by Devrent Valley.
Day 6 – Cappadocia (B) – Cappadocia tour, Pigeon and Red Valley Overnight Cappadocia
(B) – This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After
visiting the cave churches, we head to an underground city, afterwards we visit
Cavusin village and lastly Avanos town where we learn about hand-made
pottery.
Day 7 – Konya (B,D) – Visit Ihalara Valley & Mevlana Museum Overnight Konya
(B, D) – Explore Ihlara Valley along the Melendiz river, Selime Monastery and
Yaprakhisar panaroma. Afterwards, we will visit mausoleum of Mevlana
Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum.
Day 8 – Antalya (B) – Visit Aspendos Theatre and Kaleici Overnight Antalya (B)
Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the
best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. On arrival, we will take a
walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as “Kaleiçi”. Amongst other
things we’ll visit Hadrian’s Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi
Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

Day 9 – Fethiye (B) – Saklikent, Kayakoy Overnight Fethiye (B) – Experience one of Turkey’s highlights – Saklikent Gorge,
Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. Then we will be visiting Kayakoy. The afternoon light provides excellent photos of
this deserted Greek village.
Day 10 – Pamukkale (B,D) Pamukkale, Hierapolis Overnight Pamukkale (B,D) – This morning we will be 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.
Day 11 – Kusadasi (B) – Ephesus Overnight Kusadasi (B) – 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 values
Day 12 – Embarking to Celestyal Cruise (ICONIC AEGEAN CRUISE) Overnight Cruise (B, D) – After breakfast, you will head to
port and embark for your cruise to head Athens for next 3 days. You will say goodbye to your Turkish tour guide and you
will be escorted by your tour leader.
Day 13—Embarking to Celestyal Cruise—Overnight Cruise (B,D) – After breakfast, you will head to port and embark for
your cruise to head Athens for next 3 days. You will say goodbye to your Turkish tour guide and you will be escorted by
your tour leader
Day 14—Rhodes Visit (07.00 – 18.00) – Overnight Cruise (B,L,D) – Today you will have free time to explore Rhodes at your
own pace or book excursions at the cruise
Day 15— Heraklion Visit (07.00 – 12.00) – Santorini Visit (16.30 – 21.30) – Overnight Cruise (B,L,D) – Today you will have
free time to explore Heraklion and Santorini at your own pace or book excursions at the cruise.
Day 16- OLYMPIA (B, D) – Disembarking in Athens Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Nafplion Overnight Olympia (B,D) – After
disemabrking from the cruise, you will meet with your Greek tour guide and leave Athens behind. You will cross the Corinth
Canal. Next stop will be a visit at the famous Mycenae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the home of Mythical Agamemnon,
the Cyclopean walls, the Lions gate and the royal tombs. Depart for Nafplion, the first capital of Greece in Argolis,
the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress.
Day 17 – Olympia, Delphi Overnight Kalambaka (B, D) – Early departure for Olympia, the birth place of the Olympic Games.
Visit the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia, Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and the Archaeological
Museum, with the impressive statue of Hermes of Praxiteles. In the afternoon the journey continues to the north, over
the Rio-Antirio Bridge, and to Delphi, a place that was once characterized as the center of the ancient world. You can see
the well preserved remains of Temple Apollo, the Castalian Spring and Temple of Athena, the Oracle of Delphi. Afterwards,
you will proceed to the small picturesque city of Kalambaka, passing through beautiful villages and cities of Central
Greece, all built according to the traditional local architecture.
Day 18 – Meteora, Athens Overnight Athens (B ,D) – After breakfast we will visit Meteora. Meteora has unique rock formations,
rising high, stand ageless Christian Monasteries among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks which
seem to be suspended in mid-air. It is truly fascinating to visit the interior part of them, but also enjoy the amazing views.
Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae with a short stop to see across the road Leonida’s Monument. Arrival in
Athens early in the evening and enjoy a dinner in one of the local restaurants.
Day 19 – ATHENS (B, D) – Morning Athens city tour starts from the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games
of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament
and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution
Square (Syntagma). Afternoon is at leisure for some shopping or to explore the city on your own. Tonight you will head
to local restaurant where you will have a farewell dinner.
Day 20— Departure transfer in Athens (B,D) After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends. Flight home
Day 21— Overnight flight – Day 22— Arrive Australia
CRUISE INCLUDES: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner -Drink Package Unlimited—Daily Activities (Yoga, dance, etc.
Check daily schedule on board—Excursion Medieval tour – Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights
Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellinistic and Roman—Port & Service Charges Included

Inclusions

Price includes:

  •  Home pick up and return transfers
  • 18 nights accommodation with
    breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Celestyal Cruise for 3 nights all inclusive
  • Hotels porterage, entrance fees, English
    speaking guide & International tour leader
  • Return International and domestic air\

** Fully Escorted Conditions** The Escort will
accompany this tour as long as a minimum of 10
passengers are booked on this tour. Should the
required numbers not be reached the tour will not
operate.

 

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Prices current at 02 Nov 2021 and are per person
twin share. Single supplement applies. Credit card
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