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12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
TURKEY WITH GREEK ISLANDS (CRUISE 3 DAYS) PACKAGE 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
Minimum 2 Pax
Departure Dates 2021; (Saturday)
(according to chosen
|Laleli Gonen 3 * sup or Akgün Hotel 3 * sup or similar
Lares Park 4 * or Nippon 4 * or Lamartine 4 * or
Midtown or similar
Mercure Bomonti 5 * or Crowne Plaza Harbiye 5 * or similar
|Etap Altınel 4 * or Içkale Hotel 4 * or Anadolu
Downtown 4 * or similar
Hilton Garden 5 *, The Green Park 5 *, Wyndham Hotel 5* os.
|Ramada Hotel 4 *, Dinler Hotel Nevşehir 4 * os.
Dinler Hotel Ürgüp 5 *, Hotel Perissia 5 *, Crystal Hotel 5* or similar
|Dedeman Hotel 4 *, North Point Hotel 4 *, Angel’s Park
Hotel 4 * os.
Doga Thermal Hotel Spa or Hotel Colossae or similar
|Blanca Hotel 4 * or Kaya Prestige 4 * or similar
Movenpick Hotel 5 * or Hilton İzmir 5 * os.
(according to chosen
|Crystal City Hotel 3 * or Pan Hotel 3 * or similar
Titania Hotel 4 * or President 4 * Hotel or similar
Royal Olympic Hotel 5 * or Wyndham Grand Athens
Hotel 5 * os.
Accommodation in hotels (or similar)
Local English-speaking guide for all visits is included in the program
Diet according to program
1 bottle of 0.50 lt of water on the bus (from day 3 to day 7)
Free Wİ-Fİ on the circuit bus (from day 3 to day 7)
3 days / 2 nights cruise through the Greek islands and Turkey in full board in an interior cabin
2 Excursions offered by the cruise in Athens and Heraklion
Boarding in Kusadasi
Trips by minibus or bus with A / C, depending on the number of passengers according to the number of
2 excursions during the cruise (Heraklion and Athens) subject to confirmation, may change due to
internal cruise policies & limited beverage package (mandatory)
Visits with tickets are included
Prices do not include
Personal expenses and extras
Drinks during meals for the stay in Athens (except on the cruise ship)
Tips to drivers and guides
Note: The cruise reserves the right to change the excursions included in this itinerary, subject to
confirmation at the time of reservation.
Arrival and assistance. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Free day with the possibility of having an optional excursion "Bosporus and Sultanahmet Neighborhood". OPTIONAL EXCURSION | BOSPHORUS AND SULTANAHMET NEIGHBORHOOD (Full day with lunch) Breakfast. Depart from the hotel to visit the Egyptian Bazaar (spice market) and then a boat trip through
the Bosphorus, the strait that separates Europe from Asia where we can enjoy the great beauty of the forests of Istanbul, its palaces and the yalı, wooden palaces built on both banks. In the afternoon visit the Sultanahmet neighborhood with the Roman Hippodrome square, the Blue Mosque, unique among all Ottoman mosques to have 6 minarets (towers) in its time. We will finish our excursion with a visit to the Basilica Cisterna that was used as a water deposit during the Byzantine period. End of the excursion in the old part. Transfer and return to the hotel. Accommodation
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning with the possibility of having an optional excursion to Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. OPTIONAL EXCURSION | TOPKAPI PALACE AND GRAND BAZAR (Half day without lunch) Departure from the hotel to visit the Topkapı Palace, residence of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, famous for its excellent collection of jewelry and porcelain. (Harem room with surcharge). Continuation for free time in the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays and religious holidays), a building that houses more than 4000 stores inside. At the combined time (+ | - 14:00) departure by coach for Ankara, passing through the Istanbul Intercontinental Bridge. Arrival to the capital of the country. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel visit to the capital of Turkey with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with an exhibition of Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Hittite, Phrygian Urartu remains etc. and the Ataturk Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of the Turkish Republic. Departure for Cappadocia. On the way, visit to the underground city of Saratli built by Christian communities to protect themselves from Arab attacks. The underground city preserves the stables, common rooms, meeting room and small rooms for families.
Arrival at the hotel in Cappadocia. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
At dawn, possibility of participating in an optional hot air balloon excursion, a unique experience, over rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to visiting this fantastic region, unique in the world Goreme Valley, with its cave churches, with paintings from the 10th and 11th centuries; visit to the trogloyta village of Uçhisar, Paşabag valley, with its most spectacular fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Dervent valley with its curious natural formations and time for artisan workshops such as carpets and semi-precious onyxstones. To the hotel. At night an optional excursion is offered to attend a show of local dances of the region. The show only includes all kinds of unlimited drinks such as rakı wine beer (traditional Turkish drink containing 40 degrees of alcohol and anise), dried fruits and fruits without food. We will have dinner at the hotel before going to the place. Return and accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast and departure to Pamukkale (610 km). In the course we will make a stop, to visit the Sultanhan Caravanserail, Seylucida inn from the medieval era. Arrival in Pamukkale and free time in the "Castle of Algodon", unique in the world with the thermal pools of calcareous origin and the petrified waterfalls. At the end, transfer to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Selçuk-Ephesus. Arrival and visit to the ruins of Ephesus, a city dedicated to Artemis I the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, the House of Love, the Library of Celsus, the Agora, Marble Street and the Theater. Visit to the house of the Virgin, supposed last dwelling place of the Mother of Jesus. Stop at a leather production center and proceed to İzmir-Esmira, the third largest city in Turkey. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel In the combined hour, transfer to the port of Kusadasi to board the Celestyal Cruises ship in which we will take the «Iconic Aegean» cruise. In the afternoon arrival in Patmos. Optional excursion to the Monastery of San Juan and Grotto of Apocalypse. Accommodations on board.
Breakfast on board. Arrival in Heraklios at 07:00. Excursion included to the ancient city of Knosos. Within the city of Heraklio is the famous palace of Knosos, the center of the Minoan civilization. Departure at 11:30 am to Santorini where we will arrive at 16:30 pm. The ship will remain anchored until 21:30 p.m. to explore this beautiful island, the largest of the Greek islands. Optional excursion to the picturesque town of Oia with blue domes, wonderful landscapes. Accommodations on board
Arrival at the port of Piraeus early in the morning. Breakfast on board. Excursion included Disembarkation. In the morning panoramic visit of the Athenian Neoclassical center: Parliament, University, National Library and Academy, Ilion Palace, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Gate, Panathenaic Study and many other mythical monuments. After the panoramic tour, visit the spectacular Acropolis. At the end of the transfer to the port, luggage is collected and the transfer to the hotel is carried out. Free afternoon in the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel Free day. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and at the indicated time transfer to the airport. End of our services.
Note: The cruise ship reserves the right to change the excursions contemplated in the Islands.
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