Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey (Standard outside cabin with porthole, start Istanbul, end Athens)

05/27/2018 through 09/09/2018
05/30/2018 through 09/21/2018
Contiki Vacations

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey (Standard Outside Cabin With Porthole, Start Istanbul, End Athens)
Travel to the edge of Europe with this Turkish & Greecian adventure. Hang out in the cool city of Istanbul, see the sombre memorials at Gallipoli, visit the port towns of Canakkale & Kusadasi, & dip in the thermal pools of Pamukkale. Later it’s on to the islands for a taste of Greece. Check out the fortified town of Rhodes before topping it all off with a visit to paradise – Santorini. There’s no shortage of memorable moments here, from haggling at the bazaars, to climbing the Trojan horse to just chilling on the beach.


Istanbul

  • The Blue Mosque, the Galata Bridge, the Spice Markets – discover Istanbul with our expert local guide
  • See the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque

Istanbul to Canakkale

  • Pay tribute to heroes at Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove
  • Journey along the Sea of Marmara
  • Visit ANZAC Cove
  • Visit Lone Pine Cemetery

Canakkale to Izmir

  • Scenic mountain drive to Pergamum, ancient capital of Asia Minor
  • See Izmir, the birthplace of Homer

Pamukkale to Kusadasi

  • See one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World – a locally guided tour of Ephesus
  • Visit a Turkish carpet factory
  • See Kusadasi’s shopping Bazaar & promenade

Kusadasi to Rhodes

  • See the fortified town of Rhodes

Cruising to Santorini via Crete

  • Visit the main town of Fira
  • See the spectacular volcanic islands surrounding Santorini
  • See the Sunset from Oia, Santorini


Accommodation

  • 9 nights accommodation: 6 nights in hotels, 3 nights on board a cruise ship (twin or triple-share)
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Fun-filled entertainment on every night of the cruise
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
  • Ferry crossing

Food

  • 9 continental breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 7 three-course dinners

Staff

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • On-board cruise representative
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Itinerary

Day 4 Canakkale to Izmir
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Day 5 Izmir to Pamukkale
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Day 6 Pamukkale to Kusadasi
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Day 7 Kusadasi to Rhodes
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Day 8 Rhodes
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Day 9 Cruising to Santorini via Crete
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Day 10 Arrival into Athens
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Day 2 Istanbul
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Day 3 Istanbul to Canakkale
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Day 1 Arrive Istanbul
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