Best Of Turkey And Greece With 3-day Cruise

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4.9 Based on 11 Reviews
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1-99 yrs
  • max group size 24
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-40577
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
  • +9
The trip "Best Of Turkey And Greece With 3-day Cruise" starts and ends in Istanbul. This is a cruise trip that takes 12 days taking you through Istanbul, Santorini, Crete, Izmir and 8 other destinations in Greece and Turkey. This is a guided private trip that includes accommodation, transport and others.

Best of Turkey and Greece  with 3-day cruise  is a combination of our favorite places in Turkey and Greece in 12 days with a 3-day Ocean cruise to visit Patmos - Crete and Santorini.    This is a full-service escorted tour with entry fees to the sights as mentioned.We start in Istanbul and discover the highlights: Topkapı Palace, Bosphorus Strait, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and we will drive  to Ankara, the capital city of modern Turkey then drive to  Cappadocia via Salt Lake to discover land of fairy chimneys with Göreme Valleys. We ill continue to  Pamukkale with its white cascades and thermal waters close Hierapolis. Heading west to Kuşadası to visit Ephesus and Temple of Artemis. We will transfer you to Kuşadası port to take an Ocean Cruise M/V CELESTYAL OLYMPIA to follow best of Greek Islands: Patmos of Dodecanese Islands, Crete (Heraklion) and Santorini. The tour will conclude in Athens. You will have the opportunity to visit the capital of Greece too.We think you will be enchanted with the varied sights, tastes and culture of the region and you will appreciate the nicely paced journey that allows you to discover and enjoy both the best of Turkey and Greece.
  • Day 1: Istanbul Arrival
  • Day 2: Istanbul
  • Day 3: Istanbul - Ankara
  • Day 4: Ankara - Cappadocia (via Salt Lake)
  • Day 5: Cappadocia
  • Day 6: Cappadocia - Pamukkale
  • Day 7: Pamukkale - Ephesus - İzmir
  • Day 8: Kuşadası - Patmos
  • Day 9: Crete - Santorini
  • Day 10: Athens Arrival
  • Day 11: Athens
  • Day 12: Departure from Athens
  • 9 Nights 4****  Accommodations in hotels , 2 night Ocean cruise accommodation in inside cabin (IA or IB class) with Celestyal Cruise .  Please consult us for outside cabins during your reservation.
  • Istanbul  4****  Hotel Yigitalp ou Grand Gulsoy ou similar
  • Ankara 4**** Hotel Point ou Latanya ou Anadolu Downtown ou Green park ou similar
  • Cappadocia 4**** Hotel Dinler Urgup ou Perissia ou Avrasya ou Dinler Nevsehir ou similar
  • Pamukkale 4**** Hotel Colossae ou Richmond ou Adempira ou Lycus River ou similar 
  • İzmir 4**** Hotel Kaya Prestige or Blanca or smilar
  • Athens  3*** Central (standard room) or similar
  • Local VAT (18%) and Hotel Stay-over taxes(2%)
  • All transfers per itinerary with AC bus
  • Beverage package including alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages during cruise.
  • Entrance fees to the Museums mentioned in the program
  • HER-02: Minoan Palace of Knossos-1st European Civilization Excursion on the ocean cruise ship.
  • Flights 
  • Meals other than mentioned.
  • Drinks (water , beweages etc) except for mentioned during cruise
  • Personal expenses (mini bar, shopping etc)
  • Tips to the guide and driver 
  • Port Taxes (Mandatory) 205USD
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 11 reviews
  • Nadine S.
  • On Oct 31 2022
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Turkey: 5/5 Our experience was made better by our tour guide, Nadir. His knowledge of the country is exceptional. He also ensured that we have the best time (which we did) - he provided us with something to read/watch/listen to... Read more
  • Doris B.
  • On Oct 20 2022
5 - Excellent
Perfect tour!! The itineraries are all educational. Nadir, our tour guide did a very good job. This tour is highly recommended.
  • Debby N.
  • On Sep 16 2022
5 - Excellent
I am not normally a tour person, normally I travel solo. I found this tour to be excellent. It was very well organized with lots of diversity. Most tours are only on a bus. On this tour we traveled by plane, boat, and van. We saw... Read more
  • Henric V.
  • On Jul 29 2022
5 - Excellent
We chose Eskapas for the second time and we are not disappointed All transfers, ferries and accommodation organized well without problems and people were very helpful by giving us good information. The transfers were on time and... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best Of Turkey And Greece With 3-day Cruise tour. You can cancel the tour up to 48 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 47 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 March 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 March 2023, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 47 days before trip departure.

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Best Of Turkey And Greece With 3-day Cruise tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Best Of Turkey And Greece With 3-day Cruise tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How much does a tour to Turkey cost?

    Turkey remains one of the most affordable destinations of its kind. A quick five-day tour will cost around USD 800, while a more comprehensive two-week tour will cost around USD 2,000.

  • What is the best time to visit Turkey?

    The peak tourist season is from June to August but the best time to visit Turkey is the shoulder seasons between April and May and September and October. These months have the best weather and fewer crowds.

  • How many days should I spend on a visit to Turkey?

    There is enough to do in Turkey for weeks on end, but a visit between a week and 10-days is the perfect amount of time. For more information, check out our article on how many days to spend in Turkey.

  • Where should I visit in Turkey as a first time visitor?

    There is no shortage of things to see in Turkey, but there are many places to visit in Turkey. Cappadocia and Ephesus are two of the best places to see in Turkey, while Istanbul completes the trifecta of must-visit locations. Add a visit to Pamukkale and the Mediterranean coast into the mix and you have a well-rounded holiday.

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