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Turkish Essence

16 Day Package For Greece & Turkey Visiting Istanbul, Kayseri, Cappadocia, Ankara, Kuşadasi, Santorini, Ag. Nikolaos, Rhodes, Simi, Chios, Mykonos

16 Day Package For Greece & Turkey Visiting Istanbul, Kayseri, Cappadocia, Ankara, Kuşadasi, Santorini, Ag. Nikolaos, Rhodes, Simi, Chios, Mykonos

Arrival From Istanbul: 2015: 18/04, 25/04, 02/05, 09/05, 16/05, 23/05, 30/05, 06/06, 13/06, 29/08, 05/09, 12/09, 19/09 & 27/09

Discover the captivating city of Istanbul, tour by Topkapi Palace Museum, the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia or St. Savior and the Grand Bazaar. Fly to Ankara for a visit to the Mausoleum of Ataturk.

Drive to Cappadocia to explore the most important sights of this unique country; among some the Uchisar Citael, Underground Kamakili, Goreme Valley and the town of Avanos.

Return to Istanbul to indulge on shopping and from Kusadasi embark your cruise to the Greek islands with first call at the port of Santorini, the legend of the lost Atlantis; Ag.Nikolaos in Crete, the greatest of all the Greek islands; Rhodes the magnificent island of the roses situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, Symi a perfectly painted image of a scenic traditional village; Chios and it’s unique "Mastic"; Mykonos with its magnificent beaches, white washed villages, local food and great shopping!

Return to Istanbul and head back home with a suitcase of unforgettable memories.

The Package Includes

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul
  • 4-day Tour in Cappadocia on full board in 4* hotels
  • Full day Istanbul sightseeing Tour (with lunch)
  • 6-night Cruise to the Greek islands & Turkey on full board basis (based on the minimum inside cabin category)
  • Air plane tickets Nevsehir-Istanbul
  • Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing tours
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast
  • Hotel taxes

Day 1: Saturday: Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Sunday: Istanbul

After breakfast, a full day of sight seeing in Istanbul with lunch. Visit to Sultanahmet, the Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Continue to the Topkapi Palace and finishing with visit to to the Mosque Kuçuk Ayasofia (some monuments remain closed on Sundays, please consult your agent).

Day 3: Monday: Istanbul / Ankara

In the morning, departure to Ankara by bus, passing through an area fertile and rich in history, the ancient Bithynia and its capital Nicomedia. Short stop at the Roman city of Prussias Ad Hippium, which was the summer capital of the Kingdom of Bithynia. After Lunch, we arrive at Ankara. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Tuesday: Ankara / Cappadocia

After breakfast, visit the capital of Turkey, the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk (founder of modern Turkey) and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, that houses a rich collection of archaeological finds of Asia Minor, mainly the Hittites. Lunch and continue to Cappadocia passing by the Salt Lake. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Wednesday: Capadocia

Capadoccia full day tour, is a region formed by two volcanos, three millions years ago. Visit the monasteries and chapels excavated on the rock in Goreme and passage through natural citadel of Uchisar. After lunch visit the town Avanos, famous for its handicrafts and underground city of Kaymakli. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Thursday: Cappadocia / Nevsehir /istanbul

After breakfast, transfer to the Nevsehir Airport to your flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel.

Day 7: Friday: Istanbul

Morning at leisure for shopping or some optional tour as Bosphorus tour.

Day 8: Saturday: Istanbul

Morning at leisure for shopping or some optional tour. In the afternoon transfer to the port of Istambul and then you will depart for the 6-night cruise.

Day 9: Sunday: Kusadasi (ephesus)

At 4:00 p.m, the ship arrives at Kusadasi, on the coast of Turkey. You have an (optional) excursion to visit the ancient city of Ephesus, city Greco-Roman, the ancient capital of Asia, see the Temple of Hadrian, the Temple of Trajan, the Theater and the Library of Celsus. Departure to Santorini at 10:00 p.m. to Santorini.

Day 10: Monday: Santorini

In the morning arrive to the most beautiful island of Aegean Sea, Santorini, Because of some excavations, believe that Santorini might be the place of the lost Atlantis. Departure to Crete at 06:30 p.m

Day 11: Tuesday: Agios Nicolaos (crete)

In the morning, the ship arrives at the port Agios Nicolaos, on the island of Crete, the greatest of all the Greek Islands. Enjoy to visit Elounda and the island of Spinalonga or simply stroll the marina. Departure at 06:00 p.m.

Day 12: Wednesday: Rhodes / Simi

The ship arrives in Rhodes, known as the island of Roses, where it will stay until 02:00 p.m. Visit the medieval city of Rhodes, famous for the Castle Knights, Knights of the Crusades left to fight the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Mosques, minarets and Turkish baths mark the presence of the Ottomans in place throughout history. At 04:30 p.m. arrive at Simi, where you can enjoy its port neoclassical style. Simi is known for its natural sponges harvested from the seabed. Departure at 08:00 p.m.

Day 13: Thursday: Chios / Mykonos

In the morning we arrive at Chios, the famous island for its landscape, climate, clima, production and export of resin called mastic. Departure at 12:00 p.m. to the Mykonos island and will stay until 00:30 a.m. Enjoy the beautiful beaches and visit the shops, restaurants and bars of Mykonos.

Day 14: Friday: Lavrio / Athens / Istanbul

Arrival at Lavrio port at 06:00 a.m. (technical stop) and 12:00 p.m. depart to Istanbul. Enjoy the last day of cruise ship.

Day 15: Saturday: Istanbul

Arrival at 09:00 a.m., and after breakfast, disembark of cruise and transfer to your selected hotel. Enjoy your day to make some optional tour as a cruise on the Bosphorus at night with dinner on board.

Day 16: Sunday: Istanbul/ Airport

According to your flight departure time, you will be transferred to Istanbul airport.

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