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GREEK & TURKISH DELIGHT


From USD 2250*

per person sharing

Key Highlights:

Stay in Cappadocia
3 Nights Celestyal Cruise
Shore Excursions like Ancient Ephesus, 1st European Civilization - Minoan Palace of Knossos and Spectacular Oia Village included
Guided City Tour of Athens
Visit to Parthenon at Acropolis
Day 1: Arrive into Kayseri - Drive to Cappadocia
 
Welcome to Turkey. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs.
 
Overnight at the hotel in Cappadocia.
(Dinner)
 
Day 2: Guided City Tour of Cappadocia
 
After a continental breakfast, we take you on full day tour of mysterious Cappadocia. Start your tour from Uchisar - north of Cappadocia, where you will enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of fairy chimneys. Later, visit Avanos, a small town known for its ceramics. Next you will see three coned fairy chimneys at Pasabag. We, then drive to Dervent Valley, the lunar landscape!
 
Next, we stop at Goreme Open Air Museum, which is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries. Visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. See the Pigeon valley, where thousands of Pigeon houses are carved into the rocks.
 
Overnight at the hotel in Cappadocia.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 3: Fly to Istanbul
 
After a continental breakfast, we check out and drive to Kayseri airport for our flight to Istanbul. On arrival we take you to your hotel (Check-in time is after 3.00 pm). The day is free to explore on
your own this wonderful city on two continents.
 
Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 4: Guided City Tour of Istanbul
 
After a continental breakfast, we take you on a guided city tour of Istanbul. We drive to the old city and visit the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as ‘Blue Mosque’. Later, we visit Hagia Sophia. This Church turned Mosque turned Museum will take your breath away with sheer architectural size of its interior, its magnificent dome, frescoes and mosaic portraits. We then visit the Museum of Topkapi Palace and end the tour at Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.
 
Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 5: Bosphorus Cruise
 
After a continental breakfast, we take you for a cruise along the shores of the legendary Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia. 
 
After the Cruise, visit the Spice Market a thrilling riot of colours, sounds and the rich smells of exotic spices.
 
Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 6: Fly to Athens
 
After a continental breakfast, we drive to the airport for our flight to Athens - the capital and largest city of Greece. Upon arrival, your Tour Manager/ Local representative will meet you outside the customs area and drive you to the hotel. On arrival, check into the hotel. (Check-in time is after 3.00 pm).
 
Overnight at the hotel in Athens.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 7: ‘Celestyal Cruise’ Sail from Athens to Mykonos
 
After a continental breakfast, we check out and proceed to the Cruise Centre of Piraeus to board your cruise to Mykonos island of the whitewashed houses and blue domed Churches.
 
Overnight in the comforts of your cabin.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8: Cruising to Kusadasi & Patmos
 
Enjoy a buffet breakfast on board, as you arrive at the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Proceed on a guided shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus. Find Immortal relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and early christian era. Also visit the Great Theatre, built in the 4th century B.C., could accommodate 24,000 spectators. Later, sail to Patmos where St. John is reputed to have written the book of Revelation.
 
Overnight in the comforts of your cabin.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 9: Cruising to Heraklion (Crete) & Santorini
 
Enjoy a buffet breakfast on board, as you arrive in Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Proceed on a guided shore excursion to Minoan Palace of Knossos. You will reach the awe inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron in the east.
 
We then sail to Santorini. On arrival, proceed on a guided shore excursion to the spectacular Oia Village perched on the Caldera rim. We pass through Fira, the small traditional villages with delicate architecture and beauties, to eventually arrive at the settlement of Oia. During the entire route, to the west you will have before your eyes the lace-like caldera, the little islands of Thirasia, Palea and Nea Kameni and an unsurpassable panoramic view. 
 
Overnight in the comforts of your cabin.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 10: Guided City Tour of Athens
 
After a buffet breakfast on board, we disembark from our cruise at Port Piraeus in Athens. We then proceed on guided city tour of Athens. Visit to the Panathinaiko Stadium which was the cradle of the first Olympic Games that took place in 1896. See the Constitution Square (Syntagma Square), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Next, we proceed to the visit the Acropolis, the crowning beauty and glory of ancient Athens, with its many monuments atop its rocky base, including the Parthenon. 
 
Overnight at the hotel in Athens.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 11: Departure
 
Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘Greek and Turkish Delights’ ends as you check out of the hotel. 
(Breakfast)

Includes:

  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Services of a Tour Guide.
  • Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in inside stateroom on the cruise.
  • Shore Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Port Taxes and Gratuites on board the Cruise.

Excludes:

  • Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes.
  • Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Cost of the Suggested Excursions.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  • Mandatory tips of Euro 3 per person per day for Coach drivers, Guides etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.
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