Tour Highlights: Turkey – Day tour of Istanbul, Anzac Cove and Gallipoli tour, visit Ancient Troy and the Ancient ruins of Ephesus. Greece – 3 day Greek Island cruise of Rhodes, Santorini and Heraklion, City tour and free time in Athens
Departures: All year round
Duration: 11 Days & 10 Nights
Cost: From $2375
DAY 1 – Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to your hotel for a welcome briefing.
DAY 2 – Istanbul
Full day tour of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B
DAY 3 - Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli to visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair and Gabatepe War Museum before crossing the Dardanelles. Overnight in Canakkale. BD
DAY 4 – Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Tour the ancient Medical Centre, Asclepion in Pergamum before continuing onto Kusadasi where for overnight. BD
DAY 5 – Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage, where she spent the last years of her life. Afternoon Optional Tours to Sardis or Srince. BD
DAY 6 – Ephesus – Greek islands
Cruise After breakfast, transfer to the port and embark on your glorious cruise for 3 nights in the spectacular Greek Islands. Cruise: Louis Cruise Line BD
DAY 7 – Cruise – Rhodes
A morning arrival in Rhodes, the island of Roses. You have a full day to explore on your own; you may join an optional sightseeing tour, or simply take a taxi to one of many nearby beaches for a swim in the crystal clear Aegean waters. BLD
DAY 8 – Cruise – Santorini – Heraklion
This morning’s port of call is Heraklion, Crete where you may discover the town on your own or join an optional excursion to the Palace of Knossos. Later today sail to Santorini, where you can explore the island fabled to be the lost land of Atlantis. BLD
DAY 9 – Athens
After disembarking your cruise, you will be transferred to your Athens hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the sights of the bustling city of Athens, named after the ancient Greek Goddess, Athena.
DAY 10 – Athens
Enjoy a city tour to the world-famous Acropolis with its spectacular views and site of the renowned Parthenon, followed by a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens. B
DAY 11 – Athens
Begin a Classical Tour of mainland Greece or transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B
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