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Diamonds of Mediterranean Tour

Highlights
Athens,Santorini,Mykonos,Kusadasi, Ephesus,Pamukkale,Antalya,Konya,Cappadocia - Istanbul


Day 1 Wednesday Athens
Welcome to Greece! You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore this ancient city. Tonight you meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions. Overnight Athens


Day 2 Thursday Athens, Acropolis
This morning you will have half day tour and visit Acropolis, stop at the stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Admire the Olympian Zeus and Hadrians Arch. At the Acropolis visit the museum, the towering entrance of Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon. Overnight Athens


Day 3 Friday Athens to Santorini
Early morning departure today for the breathtaking Island of Santorini, where you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach or perhaps explore the picturesque capital, Fira. Overnight Santorini


Day 4 Saturday Santorini
Take an optional boat trip in the worlds biggest volcanic crater above sea level. Visit the active volcano, swim in the warm thermal waters and take a therapeutic mud bath. Overnight Santorini


Day 5 Sunday Santorini to Mykonos
Arrive in Mykonos and explore the white-washed town or head for the beach before experiencing the completely outrageous Mykonian nightlife. Overnight Mykonos


Day 6 Monday Mykonos, Delos
Spend the day on the beach or take an optional day trip to the neighbouring island of Delos. This Mecca of Ancient Greece is today an island wide, open-air museum. Overnight Mykonos
Day 7 Tuesday Mykonos, Samos
You will catch next mid-night ferry heading towards the island of Samos and make our way to Turkey with free time to explore Samos town or Kusadasi (depending on ferry schedules).Overnight Kusadasi


Day 8 Wednesday Ephesus, Kusadasi
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the house of the Virgin Mary. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi


Day 9 Thursday Pamukkale, Hierapolis
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.Overnight Pamukkale


Day 10 Friday Aphrodisias, Fethiye
Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way. Overnight Fethiye


Day 11 Saturday Fethiye
Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey’s highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon.Overnight Fethiye


Day 12 Sunday Fethiye
Relaxing morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy on the way. Overnight Antalya


Day 13 Monday Kayakoy, Antalya
Tour the ancient ruins of Perge with its impressive stadium walls and Aspendos, known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Overnight Antalya


Day 14 Tuesday Konya, Cappadocia
Early departure for Cappadocia, stopping en-route to visit Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. This afternoon we also stop to visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia. Overnight Cappadocia


Day 15 Wednesday Goreme, Uchisar Castle
Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, dont miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia


Day 16 Thursday Ihlara Valley, Underground City
Today we trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight Cappadocia


Day 17 Friday Ankara
Early morning departure to the nations capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. (Optional morning flight to Istanbul from Kayseri, Cappadocia) Overnight Istanbul


Day 18 Saturday Istanbul Old City
Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul


Day 19 Sunday Istanbul
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

INCLUDING

Inbound airport transfer - Athens
Outbound transfer - Istanbul
Transfers between ports and hotels in Greece
Transportation by ferries between the Greek islands and a fully air-conditioned non-smoking bus in Turkey
Services of an English-speaking professional tour guide in Turkey and English speaking tour leader throughout the Greek Islands
Tips except driver and guide
Entrance fees – Turkey
18 nights - 4 star / 5 star accommodation
17 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners

EXCLUDING

Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide
Any visas, border or port taxes
Entrance fees – Greece


  • 01 June 2016 / 30 September 2016

    Double/Twin Room

    2199 $ p.p

    Single Suppliment

    2779 $ p.p

Adult(s) Price (Total)