Best of Greece & Turkey by Gulet

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19-day Best of Greece and Turkey is a fantastic combination of sun, sea, history and culture of two magnificent countries. Begin by exploring beautiful Athens, and visit the picturesque Mykonos and magical Santorini. Then discover the breath-taking wonders of Istanbul, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and the history of Gallipoli, Troy and Ephesus. Recharge while sailing the cooling Mediterranean waters for 3 days around Fethiye. A complete package of the Aegean and incredible wonders of Turkey, discovering the best of two unforgettable countries.

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Destinations
  • Athens
  • Istanbul
  • Greece
Tour Types
  • Youth
  • Cultural
  • 18-30 somethings
Day 1: Athens
Welcome to Greece! Meet in the lobby around 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards, join us for an optional group dinner to get to know your new travel mates. Accommodation The President Hotel - 4 Star Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

Day 2: Athens
Let's start our tour in Greece's capital, Athens, which is one of the world's oldest cities with history spanning back over 3000 years and is considered the birthplace of Western Civilization. Take a step back in time and explore an amazing array of historical and cultural sites in our city tour including: the National Library, the Academy, Constitutional Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, and of course, the iconic Parthenon and Acropolis. The night is free for you to explore more of this incredible city. Accommodation The President Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Athens City Tour Entrance FeesAcropolis - EUR 20

Day 3: Athens,Mykonos
Rise and shine, we have an early start to catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, you will meet with your tour leader and your fellow travellers to explore Mykonos town, and its white washed houses. Accommodation Alex Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Orientation Walk in Mykonos Town Optional Activities Group Dinner

Day 4: Mykonos
The day is yours to soak up the sunshine, swim in the sea or chew through your memory card taking pics of cute windmills and quaint streets. Or discover the birthplace of Apollo by taking an optional tour to Delos Island. Tonight, hit the bars and restaurants and dance the night away! Accommodation Alex Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Optional Activities Delos Island Tour - EUR 50

Day 5: Mykonos, Santorini
Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the town of Fira to get our bearings. See why the blue door houses, white church domes make Santorini the iconic postcard town of Greece. Santorini is formed from volcanic activity, and from the caldera witness the most epic sunset and breath-taking views. Accommodation New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Orientation Walk in Santorini

Day 6: Santorini
We’ve got a free day today. Relax on the red or black sand beaches, wander the streets and browse through the shops of the main town or take an optional quad biking tour. Explore the island’s volcano and check out an active crater and hot springs in our optional volcano tour. The choices are endless! Accommodation New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Optional Activities Quad Biking - EUR 35Volcano Tour - EUR 20

Day 7: Santorini, Athens , Istanbul ( By Flight )
Today we will take a ferry from Santorini to Athens and then fly to Istanbul from there. Once we land, keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel. It’s a free evening in the magnificent city of Istanbul aka Constantinopolis. Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star

Day 8: Istanbul
Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide. Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or splash some cash at the Grand Bazaar. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates. Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

Day 9: Istanbul
After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline. Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Sightseeing of Blue Mosque Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum Optional Activities Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10 Entrance Fees Blue Mosque - Free Hagia Sophia - Free Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL

Day 10: Istanbul, Gallipoli
Today we depart for the shores of Gallipoli. A place of important significance for Aussies and Kiwis, we will visit the beach and cemeteries at ANZAC Cove, before paying our respects at memorial sites Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine. Accommodation Kolin Hotel - 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included ActivitiesSightseeing of Anzac CoveSightseeing of Beach Cemetery Sightseeing of Lone PineSightseeing of Chunuk BairSightseeing of War Trenches

Day 11: Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi
You may of heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. Spend the afternoon in the the seaside town of Kusadasi. Accommodation Marina Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City Entrance Fees Troy Ancient City - 50 TL

Day 12: Ephesus, Fethiye, Gulet, Yassi Islands
Our first stop today is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In the afternoon we will depart for Fethiye where we will embark on our traditional Turkish gulet boat and sail to amazing Yassica Islands for a swim. We will have dinner and stay overnight on our boat. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City Entrance Fees Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL

Day 13: Gulet Cruise, Gocek Gulf, Tersane, Bedri Rahmi Bay, Sunken Bath/Cleopatra
After breakfast at Yassi Islands we will cruise to Tersane for a swimming break and lunch. We will then sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay for another swimming stop.  We’ll sail to yet another amazing spot at Sunken Bath area for dinner and place for our Gulet to spend a night. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay, due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean Bedri Rahmi Bay Cleopatra/Sunken Bath

Day 14: Gulet Cruise, Boncuklu Bay, Fethiye Marina
Another day in paradise! After breakfast, we will anchor at Boncuklu Bay for our last swimming break and lunch. We will the make our way to Fethiye for you to explore its shops and buzzing atmosphere. After dinner back on the boat, get amongst Fethiye famous nightlife. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean Boncuklu Bay Fethiye Marina

Day 15: Fethiye, Pamukkale
It's time to get your cameras out, because today is a photographers dream! Today we will visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Spend time bathing in its pools, or explore the natural and unusual landscape. Accommodation Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces Entrance Fees Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL

Day 16: Pamukkale, Cappadocia
Today we sit back and relax on the coach, as we head to Cappadocia. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath). Accommodation Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley Optional Activities Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL Entrance Fees Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL

Day 17: Cappadocia
Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Goreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Goreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. In the afternoon we will visit local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art. Tonight get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish night. Accommodation Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Goreme Open Air Museum Visit Sightseeing of Cavusin Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley Sightseeing of Uchisar Optional Activities Turkish Night Show - 160 TL Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR Entrance Fees Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

Day 18: Cappadocia, Ihlara, Istanbul
This morning we visit the dramatically beautiful Ihlara Valley before departing for Istanbul where we arrive late in the evening. Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast

Day 19: Istanbul
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel (11:00am) Meals Included Breakfast

Accommodation
3 & 4 & 5 Star Hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.

Meals
18 breakfasts | 2 Lunch | 8 dinners

Transportation
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Economy class ferry

Flight
International Flight between Athens and Istanbul. Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul.

Transfers
Arrival airport transfer in Turkey

Tour Leader
Services of experienced Travel Talk tour leaders | Services of experienced Travel Talk guide, licenced by the Ministry of Tourism in Turkey

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Group Size:25 - 30
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Accommodation:3 & 4 & 5 Star Hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.
Difficulty:Easy
Meals:18 breakfasts | 2 Lunch | 8 dinners
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