14 days

Colours of Med

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Tour Overview

14 day Premium quality tour from $4,375

Turkey, Greece

Visiting - Athens, Olympia, Santorini, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Samos, Ephesus, Sirince, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Konya, Sultanhan, Cappadocia, Goreme, Istanbul, Ankara

Activities -

Parthenon at the Acropolis - Athens -

Athens

Day 1
Wednesday

Welcome to Greece! You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore this ancient city. Tonight a welcome meeting and meet your fellow travelling companions.

Athens Acropolis

Day 2
Thursday
breakfast

This morning you will have half day tour and visit Acropolis, stop at the stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Admire the Olympian Zeus and Hadrians Arch. At the Acropolis visit the museum, the towering entrance of Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon.

Little Venice - Mykonos -

Athens to Santorini

Day 3
Friday
breakfast

Early morning departure today for the breathtaking Island of Santorini, where you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach or perhaps explore the picturesque capital, Fira.

Santorini

Day 4
Saturday
breakfast

Take an optional boat trip in the world's biggest volcanic crater above sea level. Visit the active volcano, swim in the warm thermal waters and take a therapeutic mud bath.

Church - Samos -

Santorini to Mykonos

Day 5
Sunday
breakfast

Arrive in Mykonos and explore the white-washed town or head for the beach before experiencing the completely outrageous Mykonian nightlife.

Mykonos

Day 6
Monday
breakfast

Free day today. Spend the day on the beach, stroll around the town or take a trip to one of the small villages. This Mecca of Ancient Greece is today an island wide, open-air museum.

Houses - Ephesus -

Mykonos, Samos

Day 7
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

Today you will catch a mid-day ferry heading towards the island of Samos and then another ferry to Kusadasi, Turkey.

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 8
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

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 value.

Tombs - Hierapolis -

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 9
Thursday
breakfast & dinner

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before 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.

Silk Road, Konya

Day 10
Friday
breakfast & dinner

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Goreme open air museum - Cappadocia -

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Day 11
Saturday
breakfast & dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Ankara

Day 12
Sunday
breakfast

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Topkapi Palace Entrance - Istanbul -

Istanbul Old City

Day 13
Monday
breakfast

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Istanbul

Day 14
Tuesday
breakfast

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour in Turkey
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for Athens city tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
  • Transportation by ferry within the Greek islands
  • Transfers between ports and hotels
  • Tips except driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Entrance fees in Turkey
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver, guide and transfer staff
  • Entrance fees in Greece
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Greece - Hotel Residence Tax, see tour notes for more details.
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
  • Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
  • This itinerary is subject to change dependant on Greek ferry schedules. Although it is rare, occasionally ferry schedules are changed without notice, and sometimes a scheduled ferry departure may be cancelled due to weather conditions. If this occurs the program may need to be adjusted slightly, and at times it may mean you will spend less or more place in one location than originally planned for. This is the nature of Greek Island travel, and we thank you for your understanding in the rare event that something like this occurs.
  • Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
AthensPolis Grand Hotel / The Stanley Hotel / Zafolia Hotel4 star
IstanbulPort Bosphorus Hotel4 star
CappadociaElevres Stone House HotelBoutique
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel4 star
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
SantoriniAegean Plaza Hotel / Rose Bay Hotel4 star
MykonosAlkistis HotelBoutique

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Our tours are based on twin share accommodation. Thus on most tours a single traveller does not HAVE to purchase single supplement unless they specifically want a single room to themselves.

Single travellers that are happy to share with someone of their own sex do not need to select single supplement. On the rare occasions that there is no option but to charge for a S.S. we will advise you before completing your booking

However with pre and post tour accommodation we are unable to allocate shared accommodation and so single travellers must pay the single supplement with any pre or post tour accommodation they purchase.

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