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4 Day Greek Island Cruise, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus

Tour code

MED308

PRICE Season 2017 - Rates in USD
Low Season (Apr-Oct) $2,150 per person
Mid Season (May-Jun) $2,320 per person
High Season (Jul-Aug-Sept) $2,320 per person
DETAILS
Tour Code MED308
Departures Every Tuesday Mar to Nov
Duration 13 DAYS

ITINERARY

TUESDAY / DAY - 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL
Arrival in Istanbul International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY - 2 BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR (B-L)
08:45 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour.  Visiting, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

DAY - 3 FREE DAY - ISTANBUL (B)
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

OPTIONAL TOUR:  Circle Istanbul - "See The Real Istanbul" /  9am to 6pm or later.

DAY - 4 FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA / CAPPADOCIA TOUR #1 (B- L)
05:00 am pick up from the reception and transfer to the airport. You will fly into either Kayseri or Nevsehir.  Arrival at the airport and depart for the tour. Visiting Devrent Valley, Monk`s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world renowned fairy chimneys. After lunch break continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Tour will end with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY - 5 CAPPADOCIA TOUR #2 (B-L)
09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Çavusvillage. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.

OPTIONAL TOUR: Hot Air Balloon Ride  - $150 per person

DAY - 6 FLIGHT TO IZMIR & TRANSFER TO KUSADASI (B)
Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir. Depending on the day of the week, you will either fly directly or via Istanbul. Arrival in Izmir airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.


DAY - 7 EPHESUS TOUR (B-L)
09:15 am pick up from th reception and depart for the tour. Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago. Our last stop is the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. Return back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.

TUESDAY / DAY - 8 EMBARKING THE CRUISE IN KUSADASI (B-D)
10:00 am pick up from your hotel and transfer to Kusadasi port. Embarking the Cruise. 17:00 take off from Kusadasi port. Overnight on board.

DAY - 9 RHODES (B-L-D)
07:00 am - 18:00 Rhodes. Overnight on board.

DAY - 10 HERAKLION (CRETE) & SANTORINI (B-L-D)
07:00 am - 11:30 am Heraklion. 16:00 - 21:00 Santorini. Overnight on board.

DAY - 11 ATHENS & MYKONOS (B-L-D)
06:00 am - 11:00 am Athens. 18:00 - 23:00 Mykonos. Overnight on board

DAY - 12 DISEMBARKING THE CRUISE IN KUSADASI & FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL (B)
07:00 am arrival in Kusadasi port and disembark the cruise. Pick up and transfer to Izmir airport. Flight back to Istanbul and afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY - 13 GOODBYE (B)
After breakfast we will transfer you to Istanbul international airport according to your flight schedule.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUDED
  • 12 nights hotel + cabin accommodation.
  • 4 nights Greek Island Cruise with Louis Cruises.
  • Services of professionally licensed guides on local tours.
  • 24 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunch, 4 dinner.
  • All domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking minivans on local tours and transfers.
  • English speaking guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Inbound and outbound airport transfers to/from your hotel.
  • All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling. (unless otherwise stated)
NOT INCLUDED
  • International airfares.
  • VISA needed for Turkey.
  • Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Harem and Treasure room entrance fees in Topkapi Palace.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • Travel Insurance and medical service

HOTELS

NOTES

  • DATES: This itinerary is based on the 4 day Greek Island Cruise that departs from Kusadasi every Saturday.
  • CUSTOMIZE: This package is flexible prior to cruise and  recommended from April to November.
  • HOTELS: Hotels can be upgraded. You can even choose your own hotels.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are planning to take this trip in June, July, August and September we highly recommend to book it as soon as possible.

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