- Explore the Blue Mosque and the St. Sophia Museum
- Discover the legendary city of Troy, and learn about the Trojan War
- Wander through the breathtaking ancient city of Ephesus
- Enjoy time on the famous Greek Island: Rhodes, Santorini, and Mykonos
- Marvel at the ancient Acropolis, with its breathtaking view of Athens
Experience the highlights of Türkiye and the spectacular Cyclidic Islands of Greece on this 17-day tour. While in Istanbul you will visit the Blue Mosque, the St. Sophia Museum, and the colorful Grand Bazaar. Visit the legendary city of Troy and learn about the Greek myth surrounding the Trojan War. Then explore the ancient city of Ephesus soaking up the ancient soul of this ruined city. Take the ferry from Marmaris to Greek Island of Rhodes, home to the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. From here you will fly to the romantic island of Santorini with its fantastic sunsets before ferrying to Mykonos with its whitewashed houses and windmills. The tour ends in Athens home to the world-renowned Acropolis.
Day 1: Istanbul Arrival
Day 2: Istanbul
Day 3: Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Canakkale
Day 4: Troy - Pergamum - Izmir
Day 5: Ephesus & St. Mary's House - Izmir
Day 6: Izmir - Bodrum
Day 7: Bodrum - Marmaris
Day 8: Marmaris - Rhodes
Day 9: Rhodes
Day 10: Rhodes - Santorini (by Flight)
Day 11: Santorini
Day 12: Santorini - Mykonos
Day 13: Mykonos
Day 14: Mykonos - Athens
Day 15: Athens
Day 16: Athens -
- 15 Nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed Superior hotel or similar
- Daily breakfast
- 01 lunch at a local restaurant
- Arrival & departure transfers
- Transportation in AC deluxe vehicle
- Hydrofoil/Ferry ticket from Santorini - Mykonos & Mykonos - Piraeus
- Domestic flight: Rhodes - Santorini
- Service of a licensed guide in Trkiye
- Services of local hosts/guides in Greece
- Luggage handling
- All local applicable taxes
- Sightseeing & entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities
- Optional tours and activities
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees, if applicable
- Items not mentioned as included
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Glories of Trkiye and Greece tour. You can cancel the tour up to 75 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 74 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 20 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 December 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 74 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Glories of Trkiye and Greece 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.Visa
For this Glories of Trkiye and Greece 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.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
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