Highlights of Turkey and Greece

 

 

12 Days from $2,585 Land Only






3 Nights Istanbul, 5-Day Tour of Turkey, 2 Nights Athens 3-Day Greek Island Cruise



Day 1, Sat: ISTANBUL
Arrival in Istanbul. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2, Sun: ISTANBUL
Today enjoy a tour of Istanbul, including Hagia Sophia Church, now a museum, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace. Evening at leisure. (B,L)
Day 3, Mon: ISTANBULUl
Spend the day at leisure or visit on your own the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of more than 4,000 shops. (B)
Day 4, Tue: ISTANBUL / CAPPADOCIA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Tour Goreme's rock chapels decorated with 6th century frescoes, Zelve's cliff-side Byzantine monastic complex and Uchisar's natural citadel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,L,D)
Day 5, Wed: CAPPADOCIA / PAMUKKALE
Today depart for Pamukkale. En route visit the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. (B,L,D)
Day 6, Thu: PAMUKKALE / KUSADASI
Early morning visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades and one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then drive to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 7, Fri: EPHESUS / KUSADASI
Today enjoy a morning tour of the world-famous city of Ephesus including St. Mary's Cottage. Admire the Greco-Roman architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsus, the Great Amphitheatre where St. Paul preached, the Temple of Hadrian and more. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (B,L,D)
Day 8, Sat: KUSADASI / PATMOS*
After breakfast you will be transferred to the pier to board the ship for the cruise to the Greek Islands. Today you will arrive in the Greek island of Patmos where you can take an optional excursion to the Monastery and Cave where John the Divine wrote the book of Revelation. (B,L,D)
Day 9, Sun: HERAKLION / Santorini
Arrive in Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Take an optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos, the center of the Minoan civilization. Sail on to Santorini, the volcano island, one of the most unforgettable places in the world. Walk in the narrow streets of the town of Thera or visit the beautiful village of Oia, perched on the rim of the caldera offering panoramic views of breath-taking beauty. (B,L,D)
Day 10, Mon: PIRAEUS / Athens
Disembark after breakfast. Transfer to your hotel. Remainder of your day at leisure to explore this fascinating city on your own. (B)
Day 11, Tue: Athens
After breakfast board the motor coach for a morning tour of Athens. Visits include the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. Free afternoon to visit the Archaeological Museum with its magnificent treasures or walk the narrow streets of Plaka, the old quarters of the city. (B)
Day 12, Wed: Athens / USA
After breakfast transfer to the airport. (B)

During the months of July and August, you have the option to substitute the cruise itinerary detailed in this package with the itinerary listed below.

3-Day Cruise - Idyllic Aegean
SAT: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
SAT: Samos, Greece
Sun: Milos, Greece
Mon: Athens (Lavrion*), Greece
Arrival dates in Turkey for the Idyllic cruise:

June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19

Airfare between Istanbul and Cappadocia
3-night hotel accommodations in Istanbul with breakfast daily
Full day guided tour of Istanbul including lunch
5-day/4-night guided tour of Turkey, as per itinerary, including all meals.
2-night hotel accommodations in Athens with breakfast daily
Athens city tour including the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
3-day/2-night cruise to the Greek Islands of Patmos, Crete and Santorini with all meals, unlimited drinks and entertainment. Inside cabins with two lower beds.
Port taxes and ship gratuities. Cabin uogrades available.
All transfers as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Porterage of one suitcase per person
24-Hour “Emergency” Hotline
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.
Shore excursion to St. John's Monastery & Grotto of the Apocalypse
Shore excursions to the Minoan Palace of Knossos
Shore excursion to spectacular Oia village in Santorini

Highlights of Turkey and Greece   starts in Istanbul on Saturdays.
Homeric Tours will offer competitive airfares from USA in conjunction with your tour request
Land Only  (Double)   Single Prices
Istanbul Celal Sultan (4*)
Cappadocia Perissia
Pamukkale Tripolis
Kusadasi Palmin
Athens Golden Age (4*)
SEP 3, 10, 17,24, 2016 $2,495
OCt 1, 2016 $2,495
OCT 8, 15, 22, 2016 $2,450
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 $2,595
Apr 1, 8, 2017 $2,595
Apr 15, 2017 $2,665
Apr 22, 2017 $2,610
Apr 29, 2017 $2,635
May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 $2,635
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 $2,635
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 $2,585
Aug 5, 12, 19,, 2017 $2,585
Aug 26, 2017 $2,635
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 $2,655
Oct 7, 14, 21, 2017 $2,610
   

Land Only  (Single) Land Only Prices
(DBL)
Istanbul Celal Sultan (4*)
Cappadocia Perissia
Pamukkale Tripolis
Kusadasi Palmin
Athens Golden Age (4*)
SEP 3, 10, 17,24, 2016 $3,341
OCt 1, 2016 $3,341
OCT 8, 15, 22, 2016 $3,273
Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 $3
Apr 1, 8, 2017 $3
Apr 15, 2017 $3
Apr 22, 2017 $3
Apr 29, 2017 $3
May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 $3
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 $3
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 $3
Aug 5, 12, 19,, 2017 $3
Aug 26, 2017 $3
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 $3
Oct 7, 14, 21, 2017 $3
   


- Hotels featured above may be substituted according to the availability.
- Additional nights in Athens are available upon request.
- Homeric Tours will provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
- Land-Only prices are per person based on double/triple occupancy.
- Package prices do not include international air travel
- Additional nights in Istanbul are available upon request.