Greece & Turkey Discovered

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Greece & Turkey Discovered takes on the popular Aegean coast from Greece to Turkey, including inland natural wonders. Start in the white-washed party island of Mykonos and soak in the breath-taking views over Santorini. Follow Socrates in Athens and fly off to magnificent Turkish hub, Istanbul. Witness great Ottoman monuments and meet the diverse Turkish culture engraved to all corners of the city. Ride South along the coast through Gallipoli and Ephesus to the "cotton" thermal pools of Pamukkale. Fly high over the fairy-tale land of Cappadocia in a balloon before taking a flight back to Istanbul.

Add Ons
Local Payment: £230
Destinations
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Europe
  • Mykonos
  • Istanbul
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
Day 1: Mykonos
Welcome to Greece! We meet at 2pm in the lobby for a fast and informal meeting where you will be given some country information and the lowdown of how the week will unfold. There is an optional group dinner tonight to meet your fellow travellers. Included Activities: Welcome meeting, Orientation walk in Mykonos Optional Activities: Group dinner Meals: No

Day 2: Mykonos
You have a free day in Mykonos. Mykonos Town (Chora) is the picturesque Greek island, with fishing boats bobbing side by side with luxury boats, the whitewashed streets, beaches, restaurants and bars; you will not be short of things to explore. Optional Activities: Delos Island Tour Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Mykonos, Santorini
Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the old town of Fira to get our bearings. Santorini is an island formed by volcanic activity. It has been said that the sunsets here are the best in the world. From the Caldera, watch an epic sunset with breathtaking views of the volcano & neighbouring islands. See why the white-washed houses and blue domed churches make Santorini the iconic postcard city of Greece. Included Activities: Orientation walk in Santorini Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Santorini
Today we have free time to explore the Island. Santorini has a number of gorgeous beaches, of every different colour – black beach, red beach, white beach, Vlichada (nude beach)… and it is known to have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world; sip on a cocktail while watching mother nature’s artistic talent displayed across the sky! Take an optional quad biking tour around the island or see an active crater and hot springs on an optional volcano tour. Optional Activities: Volcano tour, Quad biking tour Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Santorini, Athens , Istanbul ( By Flight )
It's time to say goodbye to Greece and hello to Turkey. In the morning we will take a ferry from Santorini back to Athens and from there we will fly to Istanbul. 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.  The evening is free for you to explore the magnificent city of Istanbul.  Included Activities: No Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Istanbul
Meet at the hotel lobby at 6:30pm as for a fast and informal meeting with the your tour guide including some information about the adventures ahead. Later, there will be an optional group dinner to get to know the rest of your group. Included Activities: Welcome meeting in Istanbul Optional Activities: Group dinner Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Istanbul
After breakfast, we will wander through the old town of  Istanbul on a guided city tour. We will be ticking off bucket list sights like the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum. Included Activities: Istanbul guided city tour Optional Activities: Bosphorus cruise Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Istanbul, Gallipoli
Today we depart Istanbul for the shores of Gallipoli. We will pay our respects to those who have fallen as we visit all the important memorial sites in the region including Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine. Included Activities: Gallipoli Sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 9: Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi
After breakfast, it's time to hit the road for our first stop of the day, the ancient city of Troy. More than just a Hollywood blockbuster, visit the setting of Homer's epic, Iliad, and see the ancient city ruins. Don't forget to get a pic of the famous wooden horse. In the evening we arrive to the coastal town of Kusadasi. Included Activities: Troy sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 10: Kusadasi, Ephesus, Fethiye
The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus, will be our first stop. 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 11: Fethiye, Saklikent, Oludeniz
Kick off the day with a pit stop to the huge canyon of Saklikent. We will then make our way to Oludeniz. Besides its spectacular beaches, glittering waters and breathtaking natural scenery, Oludeniz is also popular for its water sport activities. Here you can relax on the exquisite beach or join one of the adventure activities including paragliding and microlighting. Late in the afternoon we will return to the hotel in Fethiye. Included Activities: Saklikent & Oludeniz sightseeing Optional Activities: Rafting, paragliding Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 12: Fethiye, Dalyan, Fethiye
After breakfast we make our way to Dalyan, a small town in 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 will then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of the famous Caretta Caretta turtles. After a scenic boat ride, we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea. We return back to our hotel in Fethiye in the late afternoon Included Activities: Dalyan boat trip, mud bath, free time at the beach Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Fethiye, Pamukkale
Let's hit the road to Pamukkale, which means 'cotton castle' in Turkish, a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. Included Activities: Pamukkale sightseeing Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14: Pamukkale, Cappadocia
Today is a big day, as we jump on the road to Cappadocia where we visit the world famous Underground City. A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders, characterised by fairy chimneys and unique historical and cultural heritage. Included Activities:  Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley sightseeing Optional Activities: Turkish bath Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 15: Cappadocia, Istanbul ( By Flight )
After breakfast we begin exploring all the important sights in Cappadocia including the Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley. 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, Fly back to Istanbul Optional Activities: Hot Air Ballooning, Turkish Night Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation
2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Star Hotels

Meals
13 breakfasts | 7 dinners

Transportation
Economy class ferry | Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

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

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

Flight
Flight from Athens to Istanbul and Cappadocia to Istanbul

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Accommodation:2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Star Hotels
Difficulty:Easy
Meals:13 breakfasts | 7 dinners
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