Best of Turkey & Greece
2 nights Istanbul - 2 nights Cappadocia - 3 nights Kusadasi - 3 nights Greek Islands Cruise - 2 nights Athens - 1 night Kalambaka
Best of Turkey & Greece
Overview
Explore the history and natural beauty of two iconic destinations Turkey, and Greece.
Visit all the must see sights from the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul to the breathtaking Meteora Monasteries in Mainland Greece.
This itinerary also includes a 3-night stay onboard a Greek Islands Cruise with all your meals and drinks included.

Package includes International and domestic flights, accommodations, most meals, all transfers, entrance fees, and all taxes (except Greece's Hotel City Tax). There are no hidden costs.
What's included
Egypt Flights
Egypt Flights  Flights

Flights

  • International airfare, we offer departures from most major Cities from the USA and Canada.
  • Domestic Flights within Turkey.
Egypt Meals
Egypt Meals  Meals

Meals

  • Breakfast daily.
  • Five Lunches during your sightseeing in Turkey.
  • All meals and on-board your Aegean Greek Islands Cruise; plus on-board Cruise Drinks Package.
  • One Dinner in Kalambaka.
Egypt Accommodations
Egypt Accommodations  Accommodations

Accommodations

  • Two nights of accommodation in Istanbul at Eresin Topkapi Hotel or Similar.
  • Two nights of accommodation in Cappadocia at Dinler Urgup Hotel or Similar.
  • Three nights of accommodation in Kusadasi at Marina Hotel or Similar.
  • Three nights on-board a Celestyal Cruises Greek Islands Aegean Cruise.
  • Two nights of accommodation in Athens at Polis Grand Hotel, Titania, Zafolia, Alexandros or Similar.
  • One night in Kalambaka at Amalia Kalambaka or Similar.
Egypt Services & Fees
Egypt Services & Fees  Services & Fees

Services & Fees

  • Meet and assist representative services.
  • All Transfers.
  • Sightseeing provided by Coach Bus Tour with Local Guide.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Taxes (except Greece's local room tax paid locally).
  • Port Taxes.
  • Cruise Tips.

Not included:

  • Turkey's Tourist Visa Fees. Tourist Visa can be obtained online before departure https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
  • Customary Tips for Guides, Drivers and Hotel Staff. (Tips are included for the Cruise).
  • Greece's local room tax, 4 € per room, per night.

Itinerary

Board your International flight to Istanbul; we offer departures from most major Cities in the USA and Canada.
You need a valid Canadian or American Passport to enter Turkey; it must be valid for six to eight months from your exact return date. A tourist visa is also required and is easily obtained online or upon arrival in Istanbul.
For information on entry requirements for Passports holders of different nationalities, please contact your local Consulate.
Children travelling with one parent, or another person/s, or where parent/s are deceased, must have an affidavit from the remaining parent/s or guardian permitting the child to travel.
Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Greece Accommodations
Eresin Topkapi Hotel or similar
Greece Meals
No Meals
After Breakfast, we will stroll through Sogukcesme Street with typical wooden houses which are now landmark buildings of ottoman architecture.
We will then visit Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live with its beautiful gardens, overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.
We continue with a photo stop at the Fountain of Sultan Ahmet the 3rd before we visit Saint Sophia, the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture dating back to the 6th century.
We will enjoy our included lunch, and continue with our visit to the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20.000 Iznik tiles.
On our exit, we will see the Roman Hippodrome where the char races used to take place before arriving at the famous Grand Bazaar with its labyrinth tunnels with hundreds of little shops.
Return to our hotel for the evening.
Greece Accommodations
Eresin Topkapi Hotel or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast and Lunch
After breakfast, we will explore the Spice Market to feel the exotic atmosphere of the Orient.
We will then enjoy a boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus.
After our included lunch under the Galata Bridge with stunning views over the silhouette of the Old City, we will continue for our visit to the Mosque of Soliman; This Magnificent masterpiece built architect Sinan dates back to the 15th century.
Our last visit for the day will be to the Church of Saint Savior in Chora to admire mosaics and frescoes displaying the most important scenes of Christianity.
Transfer to the airport for our flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Transfer to hotel in Cappadocia for Overnight.
Greece Accommodations
Dinler Urgup Hotel or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast at your Hotel.
The day is dedicated to exploring the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region.
We will see the frescoed interiors of Goreme's cave churches dating from the 8th century, take a walk in Avcilar, Pasabagi, and the red valley of Devrent. Admire the chimney-like volcanic formations. A brief photo stop at Uchisar before returning to the hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Greece Accommodations
Dinler Urgup Hotel or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast at the Hotel.
A more relaxing day today, as we will transfer to the local airport for a domestic flight to Izmir.
From here, we will be transferred to our hotel in Kusadasi.
The rest of the day will be at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Greece Accommodations
Marina Hotel or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast
Today you will be exploring one of the most important cities of antiquity, the unique Ephesus.
We will walk along its 2,000 year-old marble streets to such famous sites as the theatre and the Library of Celsus.
Our day continues with a visit to the house of The Virgin Mary. After a photo stop at the place where one of the seven wonders of the world used to stand, the Temple of Artemis, we will continue our drive back to our hotel in Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Greece Accommodations
Marina Hotel or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast and Lunch
After breakfast, we will be driving to Pamukkale, also known as the "cotton castle."
High tiers of white limestone cascading down a barren hillside, form a unique natural scenery.
We will explore the terraces and continue to a local restaurant for our included lunch.
In the afternoon, we will be visiting Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, The Thermal Baths, the devil's hole, and Masterpiece Theater.
Return drive to our hotel in Kusadasi for overnight.
Greece Accommodations
Marina Hotel or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast and Lunch
After breakfast, we will be transferred to Kusadasi's Port to embark on your Aegean Islands Cruise Ship.
After a short sail, we will arrive in the afternoon at the picturesque island of Patmos.
You will board the Celestyal Olympia, a Ship with 724 Cabins with en-suite bathrooms, TV and air conditioning. The Ships has a Casino, 3 Restaurants, 2 Lounges, 5 Bars, 2 Swimming Pools, Spa and Gym.
Includes three meals daily, onboard Cruise Drinks Package (includes selected alcoholic drinks), and one offshore excursion.
Greece Accommodations
Celestyal Olympia Cruise
Greece Meals
All meals and Onboard Cruise Drinks Package
Arrival in Rhodes early in the morning. The ship will be docked for the whole day.
During your included "Medieval" tour, we will visit the Acropolis of Lindo's and the citadel of the Knights (Rhodes' old town).
Return to the Cruise Ship of Overnight.
Greece Accommodations
Celestyal Olympia Cruise
Greece Meals
All meals and Onboard Cruise Drinks Package
Arrival in Heraklion early in the morning. Free time to explore on your own. Or perhaps purchase and optional tour.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at the unique island of Santorini.
You can choose to take the cable car up to Fira town and explore on your own or to purchase an optional excursion.
Greece Accommodations
Celestyal Olympia Cruise
Greece Meals
All meals and Onboard Cruise Drinks Package
Early in the morning we will be arriving at the port of Piraeus. Breakfast on board and disembarkation.
Transfer to your Athens hotel.
Early in the afternoon, you will be exploring the city of Athens. We begin with a panoramic tour to the most famous monuments and landmarks of the city including the Panathinaikon stadium, the Zappeion, the temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma square, the Parliament, the tomb of the unknown soldier, Schliemann's house, the Academy, the University, the National Library, and the old Parliament.
Next, we head for our guided visit to the Acropolis, including the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon and the Erechtheion.
Overnight in Athens.
Greece Accommodations
Polis Grand Hotel, Titania, Zafolia, Alexandros or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast, depart northwards towards Delphi, which used to be the most sacred place in the world and a pilgrimage center for many centuries in antiquity.
Admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the Sacred way, and visit the temple of Apollo, home of Pythia (the Oracle).
In the afternoon, we will be crossing the mountains of central Greece to arrive in Kalambaka for dinner and overnight.
Greece Accommodations
Amalia Hotel Kalambaka, or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast and Dinner
This morning we will be visiting Meteora. Fantastic rock formations, like towers of sandstone, stand ageless.
These natural structures have provided a sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. Several monasteries are hidden on top of Meteora.
The view over the plain is breathtaking. Meteora is considered among the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece and belongs to UNESCO's list of world heritage monuments.
After our visit, we will take the road back to Athens.
On the way, we will make a short stop at Thermopylae, to admire the statue of Leonidas king of Sparta.
Overnight in Athens.
Greece Accommodations
Polis Grand Hotel, Titania, Zafolia, Alexandros or similar
Greece Meals
Breakfast
Breakfast at your Hotel. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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They were super helpful from the beginning to end!

We just returned from our trip to Greece. They were super helpful from the beginning to end. Flights, hotels, ferries, excursions, and taxis were all booked for us. When we arrived to Athens, Renata met with us and gave us vouchers & maps and answered all our questions.

- Josie M.

Overall, an amazing trip and would highly recommend!

My family and I had an amazing time on our Greece/Turkey cruise/trip! The trip went as scheduled, without a hitch. We were picked up and dropped off as planned. The tours in the package were great! We had wonderful tour guides, and each of them was very informative.

- Juelle

We felt very well taken care of during our stay in Greece!

We had a wonderful time! Rhenata our contact in Greece made us feel very welcome. In fact, we are really grateful we were so well taken care of. The hotels you guys gave us were very lovely & bug free as requested haha. Our favorite was the Alexandra hotel in Santorini.

- Sabrina
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