BEST OF TURKEY
|TURKEY - THE COUNTRY OF MIRACLES -
|6 NIGHTS/ 7 DAYS - BEST OF TURKEY
|Day 1: ISTANBUL
Meet and greet at Istanbul airport. Transfer to the hotel. (Early check-in subject to availability, but we will do our best.) PM Cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia. Bosphorus coastline is a delightful mixture of the past and the present where one can enjoy the grand splendour and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden mansions, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: ISTANBUL (B)
In the morning start the visits with Suleymaniye Mosque, the mosque of Sultan Suleyman "the magnificent" built in the 16th century by Sinan, the famous Ottoman architect of all times. Then comes the Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine, followed by the visit to Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet. The last stop is the Grand Covered Bazaar dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof. PM free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: ISTANBUL (B)
Full day free for leisure. Breakfast and overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Istanbul/Ephesus/KUSADASI (B,L,D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Izmir. Upon arrival drive to Ephesus, Roman capital of Aegean, which played a major role in the development of architecture, religions, governmental and economic systems and arts. Visit also the House of Virgin Mary and Archaeological Museum in Selcuk. In the afternoon check-in to the hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: KUSADASI (B, D)
Free day for leisure at your beachside hotel. Breakfast and dinner at hotel.
Day 6: KUSADASI (B, D)
Free day for leisure at your beachside hotel. Breakfast and dinner at hotel
Day 7: Kusadasi/ Istanbul/ DELHI (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning will be free. Noon transfer to Izmir airport and connect to international flight via Istanbul.
Depart via overnight transatlantic flight to Istanbul with meals on board.
DAY 2: ISTANBUL
Arrive in Istanbul and meet our local representatives; transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
DAY 3: ISTANBUL (B,L)
Depart on a full day city tour. Visit St. Sophia, masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, built in the 6th century by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. After lunch visit Topkapi palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans (now a world famous museum), the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent and the Grand Bazaar. Return to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 4: ISTANBUL (B,L,D)
Free morning for last minute shopping. Transfer to the pier to embark on your cruise ship. Overnight onboard.
DAY 5: ISTANBUL (B,L,D)
Morning at leisure. Evening sailing for your next port of call.
DAY 6: MYKONOS (B,L,D)
Afternoon arrival in Myconos. Stroll at leisure through the whitewashed, flower-decked alleyways to the sculpture like church of Paraportiani, or along the waterfront to the famous windmills.
DAY 7: PATMOS - KUSADASI (B,L,D)
Morning arrival in Patmos. Here you can visit the Monastery of St. John and the Grotto, where the book of Revelations was written. In the afternoon, sail to the Turkish port of Kusadasi. Disembark and explore the local shops, or embark on an optional excursion to Ephesus, most complete city ever excavated.
DAY 8: RHODES (B,L,D)
Morning arrival in Rhodes, the island of Roses. You will spend a full day on the island to explore on your own or embark on an optional sightseeing tour. Or simply hire a taxi and visit one of the nearby beaches for a swim.
DAY 9: HERAKLION - SANTORINI (B,L,D)
In the morning the ship will call at Heraklion, Crete. Here you may choose to discover the town on your own or embark on an optional excursion to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, followed by a visit to the Heraklion Museum. The next destination today is the island of Santorini, the land of the fabled Atlantis. After strolling through the narrow streets of the town, enjoy the view of the volcanic site below while sipping a cool refreshment.
DAY 10: ATHENS (B)
Morning arrival in Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Upon disembarkation you will be met by FreeGate personnel. Transfer to Athens for a morning city tour which will introduce you to the most important sights in the city including the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 11: ATHENS (B)
Day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 12: ATHENS - DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Western Turkey & Greece ( 10 Nights / 11 Days ) - (Operates from April to October only)
DAY 01 :Arrival istanbul (Meals: No)
On arrival Istanbul Our transfer team will pick you up at Istanbul Ataturk Airport
and transfer you to the hotel, giving info about tours and overnight in istanbul.
DAY 02 : (Istanbul city tour) (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, then we move on to visit some of the most important historical sights of Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Grand Bazaar Hippodrome Obelisk and Topkapi Palace (Harem room optional extra). In the evening back to hotel. Overnight in istanbul
DAY 03: Gallipoli, Canakkale (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Early in the morning departure for Gallipoli. Arrival Gallipoli around noon time and start touring in Gallipoli; visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston s Jolly, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Overnight in Canakkale .
DAY 04:Troy, Kusadasi (Meals:Breakfast +Dinner)
Breakfast drive to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the "Trojan Horse" and "Helen of Troy". Then transfer to Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi
DAY 05:Ephesus (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Breakfast, visit Ephesus; one of the grandest cities in the Roman world and visit the house of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus the Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, herculas gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco Roman theatre. Overnight in Kusadasi
DAY 06 :Kusadasi, Mykonos (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast and your transfer to Kusadasi port,
08:30 am Ferry Kusadasi to Samos (Greece)
10:30 Arrival and free time on the island before next ferry
17:00 Standard ferry Samos to Mykonos
22:00 Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Mykonos
DAY 07: MYKONOS (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast served at the hotel,
Day at leisure and Overnight in Mykonos
DAY 08: Paros to Mykonos (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast and your transfer to port
10:00 Standard ferry to Paros
10:30 Arrival and transfer to hotel,
Day at leisure and Overnight in Paros
DAY 09: Paros to Athens (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast and your transfer to port,
15:00 Standard ferry to Athens
19:30 Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Athens
DAY 10: Athens (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast served at the hotel.
Day at leisure and Overnight in Athens
DAY 11: END OF TOUR (Meals: Breakfast)
Breakfast, check out and transfer to airport as per your flight departure time.