Fantastic Greece & Turkey by Gulet

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Discover Fantastic Greece and Turkey over 17 days! Stroll through the famous ancient capital Athens before ferrying to the famous Greek island Mykonos. Swim by beaches of black and red sand, and enjoy authentic cocktails in the picturesque island of Santorini. Then experience wonders of Turkey starting with the capital of culture Istanbul. Drive to the battlefields of Gallipoli, ancient ruins of Ephesus and embark on a 3-day gulet cruise in Fethiye. Meet the fascinating white-washed pools of Pamukkale and magical fairy-chimneys of Cappadocia before flying back to Istanbul.

Highlights
  • This tour includes an international flight from Athens to Istanbul and domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul to save on discovery time.
  • Temple of Zeus and more on a guided Athens city tour.
  • Enjoy an extended stay in the Turkish Capital of Istanbul, witness the breath-taking landscapes of Cappadocia’s fairy chimneys.
  • Visit the historical heartlands of Turkey, including the shores of Gallipoli and ancient cities of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus.
  • Spend four nights in the Greek Islands – Soaking up plenty of sunshine, seafood and free time to explore the white-wash buildings.
  • Kick-start your adventure in Athens, exploring iconic sites and learning of the ancient myths and legends from the Acropolis.
  • Get a taste of history and Island living in Greece. Then visit all the unmissable gems and sail the pristine bays of Turkey.
Tipping and Gratuities
Tips and gestures
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Destinations
  • Athens
  • Europe
  • Istanbul
  • Greece
  • Turkey
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Cruise
  • Walking
  • Beaches
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Sailing
  • Couples
  • LGBT+
  • Singles
  • Quad Biking
  • Sightseeing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • 18-30 somethings

Location: Athens

Welcome to Greece! Meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members.<br/><br/> Afterwards, join us for an optional group dinner to get to know your new travel mates.<br/><br/> Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

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Accommodation Name: The President Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

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Location: 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.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> The night is free for you to explore more of this incredible city.<br/><br/> Included Activities Athens City Tour Entrance Fees Acropolis - EUR 20

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Accommodation Name: The President Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

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Location: Athens, Mikonos

Rise and shine, we have an early start to catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos.<br/><br/> In the afternoon, you will meet with your tour leader and your fellow travellers to explore Mykonos town, and its white washed houses.<br/><br/> Included Activities Orientation Walk in Mykonos Town Optional Activities Group Dinner

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Accommodation Name: Alex Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

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Location: Mikonos

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.<br/><br/> Or discover the birthplace of Apollo by taking an optional tour to Delos Island.<br/><br/> Tonight, hit the bars and restaurants and dance the night away! Optional Activities Delos Island Tour - EUR 50

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Accommodation Name: Alex Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

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Location: Mikonos, Thera

Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the town of Fira to get our bearings.<br/><br/> See why the blue door houses, white church domes make Santorini the iconic postcard town of Greece.<br/><br/> Santorini is formed from volcanic activity, and from the caldera witness the most epic sunset and breath-taking views.<br/><br/> Included Activities Orientation Walk in Santorini

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Accommodation Name: New Haroula Hotel – 3 Star (or similar)

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Location: Thera

We've got a free day today.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> Explore the island's volcano and check out an active crater and hot springs in our optional volcano tour.<br/><br/> The choices are endless! Optional Activities Quad Biking - EUR 35 Volcano Tour - EUR 20

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Accommodation Name: New Haroula Hotel – 3 Star (or similar)

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Location: Thera, Athens, İstanbul

Today we will take a ferry from Santorini to Athens and then fly to Istanbul from there.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> It's free evening in the magnificent city of Istanbul aka Constantinopolis.<br/><br/>

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Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

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Location: İstanbul

Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.<br/><br/> Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

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Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

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Location: İstanbul

After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.<br/><br/> 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

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Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

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Location: İstanbul, Gallipoli Peninsula

Today we depart for the shores of Gallipoli.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> Included Activities Sightseeing of Anzac Cove Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery Sightseeing of Lone Pine Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair Sightseeing of War Trenches

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Accommodation Name: Kolin Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)

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Location: Gallipoli Peninsula, Troy, Kuşadası

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.<br/><br/> Spend the afternoon in the the seaside town of Kusadasi.<br/><br/> Included Activities Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City Entrance Fees Troy Ancient City - 50 TL

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Accommodation Name: Marina Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

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Location: Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Fethiye, Gulet Otel, Yassi Ada

Our first stop today is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus.<br/><br/> Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here.<br/><br/> Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> We will have dinner and stay overnight on our boat.<br/><br/> Included Activities Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City Entrance Fees Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL

Accommodation: ,Turkish Traditional Gulet boat (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Gulet Otel, Göcek, Tersane, Bedri Rahmi Koyu, Cleopatra Pools

After breakfast at Yassi Islands we will cruise to Tersane for a swimming break and lunch.<br/><br/> We will then sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay for another swimming stop.<br/><br/>  We'll sail to yet another amazing spot at Sunken Bath area for dinner and place for our Gulet to spend a night.<br/><br/> This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay, due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath.<br/><br/> Included Activities Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean Bedri Rahmi Bay Cleopatra/Sunken Bath

Accommodation: ,Turkish Traditional Gulet boat (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Gulet Otel, Boncuklu, Marina Yat Limanı

Another day in paradise! After breakfast, we will anchor at Boncuklu Bay for our last swimming break and lunch.<br/><br/> We will the make our way to Fethiye for you to explore its shops and buzzing atmosphere.<br/><br/> After dinner back on the boat, get amongst Fethiye famous nightlife.<br/><br/> Included Activities Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean Boncuklu Bay Fethiye Marina

Accommodation: ,Turkish Traditional Gulet boat (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: 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.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> Spend time bathing in its pools, or explore the natural and unusual landscape.<br/><br/> Included Activities Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces Entrance Fees Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL

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Accommodation Name: Hierapark Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

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Location: Pamukkale, Cappadocia

Today we sit back and relax on the coach, as we head to Cappadocia.<br/><br/> Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by.<br/><br/> 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.<br/><br/> End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).<br/><br/> 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

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Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

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Location: Cappadocia, İstanbul

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.<br/><br/> Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast.<br/><br/> We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin.<br/><br/> In the afternoon we will visit local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art.<br/><br/> In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly.<br/><br/> Included Activities Goreme Open Air Museum Visit Sightseeing of Cavusin Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley Sightseeing of Uchisar Optional Activities Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR Entrance Fees Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

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Included
  • Port Transfers
    -Transfers from the ferry ports to the hotels and from hotels to the ferry ports
  • Meals
    -16 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Transfers
    -Arrival airport transfer in Turkey
  • Free Wi-Fi
    -Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )
  • Tour Guiding
    -Services of experienced Travel Talk local tour leaders
  • Accommodation
    -5 & 4 star hotels and gulet cruise in Turkey, 4 & 3 star hotels in Greece
  • Airport Transfer(s)
    -Arrival Airport transfer on first day of the tour.
  • Tour Leader
    -Services of experienced Travel Talk tour leaders | Services of experienced Travel Talk guide, licenced by the Ministry of Tourism in Turkey
  • Flight
    -International Flight between Athens and Istanbul. Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul.
  • Transportation
    -A/C coach, economy class ferry, flight from Greece to Turkey.

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
    -Tips and gestures
  • Optional activities
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  • Items of a personal nature
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  • Travel Insurance
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07-Aug-2021
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21-Aug-2021
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28-Aug-2021
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04-Sep-2021
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11-Sep-2021
16 Nights
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18-Sep-2021
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Enquire Experiences for 18-39s
Start:Athens
Finish:Istanbul
Group size:13 - 35
Suitable for: 18-39 years
Accommodation:5 & 4 star hotels and gulet cruise in Turkey, 4 & 3 star hotels in Greece
Physical rating:Easy
Meals:16 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Tour operated in: English
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