Grand Tour Turkey and Greece

Overview
Duration
Duration
16 Days
15 Nights
Duration
Countries
2 Countries
7 Cities
Type
Type
Small Group Tour
12 Persons
Run
Run:
Everyday
Discover the Glory of Greece and Turkey Packages and Spend 16 Days and Discover the Ancient Cities of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Athens, Mykonos and Santorini  With Best Atrraccion The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and more. Book your Magnificant Trip to Turkey and Greece with Memphis Tours Now!

 

 

 

Included
  • Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport.
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Istanbul based on Bed & Breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 night in Cappadocia based on half Board.
  • Accommodation for 2 night in Kusadasi based on half Board.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Athens based on Bed & Breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Mykonos based on Bed & Breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Santorini based on Bed & Breakfast.
  • Domestic flights Istanbul- Cappadocia / Cappadocia - Izmir /  Izmir - Istanbul. (Permitted 15 KG + 7 Handbag).
  • Ferry ticket with numbered seats Piraeus - Mykonos.
  • Fast ferry ticket with numbered seats Mykonos - Santorini.
  • Ferry ticket with numbered seats Santorini - Piraeus.
  • All sightseeing tours in Istanbul.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour.
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.
Excluded
  • International Airfare.
  • Flight Istanbul-Athens.
  • Turkey & Greece entry visa.
  • Hotel tax in Greece.
  • Any optional tours, Personal Spendings, Tipping or extra not mentioned in the itinerary.
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Your English-speaking driver will meet you at Gate Number 9 and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel to start your Trip to Turkey and Greece. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour

After breakfast, we will start our full day of the city with the Hagia Sophia. Originally built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century, and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans in the 15th century. Next visit The Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultan's from the 15th to the 19th century with its impressive treasury, exquisite harem, attractive courtyards, and pavilions housing huge collections of antiquities.Then head to The Blue Mosque, another of the world's most important religious buildings, unique for its 6 minarets and it's celestial interior decorated with the famous blue Iznik tiles. Lunch at a local restaurant.

The next stop is Hippodrome, scene of chariot races. Last stop is at The Grand Bazaar. Transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Bosphorus Day Tour

After breakfast. We begin in The Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colorful and bustling attractions. Next, we take an unforgettable Cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. During this tour, you will be able to see monuments such as the Palaces of Dolmabahce, Çiragan, Castle of Rumeli Hisarı, and others.

We continue the visit to the Beylerbeyi Palace, built in white marble by Sultan Abdulaziz in the 19th century; it served as a summer residence for later sultans and a guest house for foreign dignitaries. Lunch in a local restaurant. Climbing Çamlica Hill, known as the Hill of Lovers, it offers a majestic panoramic view of the Bosphorus and Istanbul. Finally, transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Flight to Cappadocia / Cappadocia Full Day North Tour

After an early checkout, you will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul to embark on your flight to Kayseri Airport. Continuing your Istanbul & Cappadocia tour you will visit the famous “Devrent Valley and “Pasabagi” (or Monk`s Valley). After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant in Avanos, a town on the banks of Kizilirmak Red River, you will see some of the world-famous Turkish Handicrafts.

In the afternoon you will visit Göreme's Open Air Museum and Uchisar Rock Castle. We will finalize the tour with a visit to the Underground City of Kaymakli, which is one of the best-preserved and deep subterranean towns in the region. Valle de Tres Bellas has a beautiful view over the city of Urgup, famous for its wine, and vineyards with apricot gardens where you can always take memorable photos. In the end, you will be transferred to your hotel after visiting Goreme Panorama, a panoramic stop south of Goreme.

Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel for a check-in.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Cappadocia Full Day South Tour

After Breakfast, full day excursion in Cappadocia. First, we will walk 4 km through the Valle de Rojo y Rosado. During this beautiful journey, you will observe the fauna and flora of Cappadocia, rich in minerals and full of vineyards. After lunch at a local restaurant, near the Valle de las Palomas, the journey will continue to see the amazing underground city. It is from one of the best preserved and deep underground cities in the region, carved as early as the second millennium BC. The city extends on eight levels above the ground and is carved out of soft volcanic stone.

Before lunch, we will enter the Valley of Love, originally called Valle Blanco, which offers a beautiful view with its graceful-shaped chimneys. Then, we will visit the ancient Christian Village of Cavusin which offers spectacular views, as it has been largely eroded and partially collapsed. After this visit, we will go to the Village of Uchisar, where a natural stone castle offers great photographs from all its angles, and one of the landmarks of the region offers great photographs from all its angles. Finally visit a carpet workshop to appreciate how the Turkish rugs known in the world are woven, along with an onyx and jewelry workshop. Transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Cappadocia / Flight to Izmir / Kusadasi

After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight back to Izmir. Upon arrival meet our driver and you will be transported to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Pamukkale / Hierapolis / Kusadasi

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 19:00.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Kusadasi / Full Day to Ephesus / Istanbul

Breakfast. Then a morning drive to Ancient city of Ephesus where we will visit its magnificent library, theater and temples. Then, we continue to Virgin Mary’s House and the Basilica of St. John. In the afternoon, experience and participate in an upbeat fashion show showcasing the unique leather products manufactured in Turkey. Then transfer to airport of Izmir for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9: Istanbul / Athens

Breakfast, then transfer to Istanbul airport to take your flight to Athens. Once you arrive to Athens, meet our driver and will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Athens.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Athens Tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour to the The Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University, the Library, and National Academy, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Gate, the Panathenaic Stadium, and many other monuments and sites of great cultural importance.

Your next stop will be the "sacred rock", the spectacular, unique and magnificent Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The entrance fee to both sites is included. At the end of the visit, you can either choose to return to your hotel or set out on your own adventure through the charming and picturesque streets of Plaka.

Overnight in Athens.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Athens / Mykonos

Breakfast. Then have a morning transfer to Piraeus port. Departure to Mykonos, Arrival and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and immerse yourself in the 'slow' way of life of the islanders.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Mykonos

Free day in Mykonos to enjoy the marvelous beaches of the island and its famous nightlife.

Overnight in Mykonos.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Mykonos / Santorini

Breakfast, Then transfer to the port and depart to Santorini. Arrival in Santorini and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Santorini.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Santorini

Breakfast. Have a day at leisure to enjoy the unique views, the black sandy beaches as well as the most romantic sunset of the world. Do not leave the island without visiting its capital city, Fira town, with the beautiful white-washed houses, the narrow streets and open air cafes that hanging on the steep cliff.

Overnight in Santorini.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Santorini - Athens

Breakfast. Then transfer you to the port of Santorini, where you will board the ferry back to Athens and upon your arrival at Piraeus, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Athens.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Final Departure from Athens

Check out after breakfast, the transfer to Athens airport to fly home.

Meals: Breakfast

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Great tour to Turkey and Greece
, 12/8/22

I really apperciate the tour guide as he gave a informative presentation on how the concept design idea of the Greek blue mosque originated thousand of years ago. A good trip to consider.

Amazing Hospitality
, 12/8/22

We can’t say enough about our wonderful 15-day visit to Turkey/Greece with Memphis Tours. All in all, I would highly recommend the Memphis Tours team for an amazing and perfectly coordinated holiday in Turkey.

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