Fantastic Greece & Turkey

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Discover Greece and Turkey in this 17-day tour! Begin your tour by exploring the natural beauty of one of the most famous Islands, Mykonos. Relax in the sunshine and enjoy exotic cocktails in the picturesque island of Santorini. And continue the tour with the wonders of Turkey starting with the capital of culture Istanbul, followed by the battle fileds of Gallipoli, and magical landscapes of Cappadocia. It’s a fantastic way to experience both cultures of Greece and Turkey at one go!

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Local Payment: £230
Destinations
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Europe
  • Athens
  • Istanbul
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
  • Youth
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. Included Activities: Welcome Meeting Optional Activities: Group Dinner Meals: No

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. Included Activities: Athens City Tour Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast

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. Included Activities: Orientation walk in Mykonos Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast

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! Optional Activities: Delos Island Tour Meals: Breakfast

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. Included Activities: Orientation walk in Santorini Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast

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! Optional Activities: Volcano Tour, Quad Biking Tour Meals: Breakfast

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 free evening in the magnificent city of Istanbul aka Constantinopolis. Included Activities: No Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Istanbul
Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm 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. Included Activities: Welcome Meeting in Istanbul Optional Activities: Group Dinner Meals: Breakfast

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 Museum. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline. Included Activities: Istanbul Guided City Tour Optional Activities: Bosphorus Cruise Meals: Breakfast

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. Included Activities: Gallipoli Sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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. Included Activities: Troy Sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Kusadasi, Ephesus, Fethiye
After breakfast, our first stop 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 depart for Fethiye where we can explore the buzzing resort town. Included Activities: Ephesus & Fethiye Sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Fethiye, Saklikent, Oludeniz
After breakfast we make our way to Saklikent, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We will then continue our journey to Oludeniz. Besides its spectacular beaches, glittering waters and breathtaking natural scenery, Oludeniz is also popular for its water sport. Here you can relax on the exquisite beach or join one of the adventure activities including paragliding and microlighting. Late in the afternoon we depart for our overnight stay in Fethiye. Included Activities: Saklikent & Oludeniz Sightseeing Optional Activities: Rafting, Paragliding Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Fethiye, Dalyan, Fethiye
Our next stop is Dalyan, a small town situated along the south-western coast popular for its natural and unspoiled beauty. We will join a boat trip to visit the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and we then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of world famous Caretta Caretta turtles. After a fantastic boat ride we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea. Included Activities: Dalyan Boat Trip, Mud Bath, Free time at the beach Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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. Included Activities: Pamukkale Sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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). Included Activities: Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley Sightseeing Optional Activities: Turkish Bath Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17: Cappadocia, Istanbul ( By Flight )
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 Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. In the afternoon we will visit local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art. In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly. Included Activities: Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley Sightseeing Optional Activities: Hot Air Ballooning Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation
2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Star Hotels.

Meals
15 breakfasts | 7 dinners

Transportation
Economy class ferry

Flight
Flight from Athens to Istanbul and Cappadocia to Istanbul

Transfers
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Transfers between ports and hotels

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

Dates Price Single Availability
30-May-2020 for 16 Nights
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06-Jun-2020 for 16 Nights
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13-Jun-2020 for 16 Nights
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20-Jun-2020 for 16 Nights
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27-Jun-2020 for 16 Nights
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04-Jul-2020 for 16 Nights
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11-Jul-2020 for 16 Nights
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18-Jul-2020 for 16 Nights
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25-Jul-2020 for 16 Nights
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01-Aug-2020 for 16 Nights
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08-Aug-2020 for 16 Nights
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15-Aug-2020 for 16 Nights
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22-Aug-2020 for 16 Nights
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29-Aug-2020 for 16 Nights
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05-Sep-2020 for 16 Nights
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12-Sep-2020 for 16 Nights
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19-Sep-2020 for 16 Nights
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Group Size:25 - 30
Suitable For: 18-39 years
Accommodation:2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Star Hotels.
Difficulty:Easy
Meals:15 breakfasts | 7 dinners
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