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  • Old City
  • St. Sophia Museum
  • Blue Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace
The Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour tour starts in Istanbul and ends in Kos Island. The Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour is a Cruises tour that takes 16 days taking you from Istanbul to Kos Island and through other destinations in Europe.

This 16 day tour starts in Istanbul, travels down the west coast of Turkey to Marmaris, then visits the Greek Islands of Rhodes, Symi, Kalymnos, Patmos and finally ending in Kos.
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Istanbul at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)
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 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'.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Istanbul at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Çanakkale at Kolin Hotel (5 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Kuşadası at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and 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.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Kuşadası at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and 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.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Pamukkale at Colossae Thermal Hotel (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
After breakfast you will be transferred to Marmaris, where you will check in your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Marmaris at Candan City Beach (3 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
Early departure to Marmaris harbor for your onward ferry to the Greek Island, Rhodes. Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese islands in the eastern Aegean Sea and home to some the most impressive sights in Greece. Upon arrival, you will be met and driven to your hotel.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Rhodes Island at Hotel Mediterranean (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
It is your free day to explore Rhodes island at your own pace. Walk down the streets of old town which is evokes a story about the city’s ancient times. Explore the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a Gothic medieval castle built in the 7th century. You also have a chance to visit Lindos, one the most beautiful white washed villages in Greece.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Rhodes Island at Hotel Mediterranean (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today you will enjoy a cruise to the picturesque small island of Symi. After visiting the most famous monastery of Panormitis with its byzantine frescoes you will continue to the main harbor. Learn about the history of the island and its sponge diving community during the visit to the sponge workshop before heading off to explore on your own. In the afternoon you will return to Rhodes.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Rhodes Island at Hotel Mediterranean (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
After breakfast you will drive to port for your onward ferry to Kalymnos. The fourth largest island of the Dodecanese Group is widely known as an international harvesting trade center. Upon arrival to harbor, you will be met and driven to your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Kalymnos Island at H Hotel Zephyros (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
We will head to Holy island of the Dodecanese, Patmos. Upon arrival, you will be met and driven to your hotel and the remainder of your day is free to explore.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Patmos Island at Skala Hotel (3 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
You could explore the holy spirit of the island by booking an optional day trip or enjoy beautiful beaches of island. Maybe visit the UNESCO sites the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Patmos Island at Skala Hotel (3 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today we ferry to Kos. Kos is famous with its sandy beaches, Greek and Roman antiquities as well as an impressive 15th century castle. You will explore island at your own pace.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Kos Island at Kos Hotel (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today you have a chance to explore volcanic island of Nisyros with an optional cruise excursion or spend a lazy day at Kos.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Kos Island at Kos Hotel (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 2 Overnight Istanbul at Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)
  • 1 Overnight Çanakkale at Kolin Hotel (5 star)
  • 2 Overnight Kuşadası at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
  • 1 Overnight Pamukkale at Colossae Thermal Hotel (4 star)
  • 1 Overnight Marmaris at Candan City Beach (3 star)
  • 3 Overnight Rhodes Island at Hotel Mediterranean (4 star)
  • 1 Overnight Kalymnos Island at H Hotel Zephyros (4 star)
  • 2 Overnight Patmos Island at Skala Hotel (3 star)
  • 2 Overnight Kos Island at Kos Hotel (4 star)
Meal
  • 15 breakfast and 4 dinner
Transport
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
  • Transportation by ferry within the Greek islands
  • Transfers between ports and hotels
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
Guide
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour in Turkey
Others
  • Local representatives on each island in Greece
  • 'Lady of Dodecanese' Symi Cruise
  • Entrance fees
what’s excluded
  • Tips for any guides and/or drivers
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Optional activities
    • Any international flights are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
    • Travel insurance is not included in this Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads
Tour details
Duration 16 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 20 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Istanbul, Turkey/ Kos Island, Greece
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A deposit of 6315 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 23 July 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour 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.

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For this Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information1. 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.
2. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
3. The Hellenic National Tourism Organization has decided on a residence fee to be applied on hotel accommodation from 01/01/2018.
The fees applied will be EUR 1.50 for 3* hotels, EUR 3.00 for 4* hotels and EUR 4.00 for 5* hotels, per room, per night and are not included in the tour price.
This tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel before the end of the stay.
4. Child Discount : Age 8 - 10 sharing room with 2 full paying adults 30% and child will have a fold up bed.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Constantinople to the Dodecanese Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
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