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Istanbul to Athens

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Duration14 days

From Istanbul to Athens. The great capital of the Ottoman Empire to the ancient capital of Greece in 14 magical days. Discover archaeological treasures, natural wonders, and the jewels of the Greek Islands; Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos

For a detailed itinerary and information about visas, money, weather and more download our Trip Notes

Travelling with children or prefer being on your own, see our private version of this tour.

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Tour overview

Duration14 days
Tour GuideYes - escorted by a tour guide (in Turkey)
Group SizeMin 2 / Max 28
Minimum age15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Hotel Rating4 star
CountriesGreece, Turkey
Arrival TransferYes - from IST or Sabiha
Departure TransferYes
Meals includedBreakfast: 13, Dinner: 4
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Tour Highlights

Istanbul - Marvel at the Old City, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Underground Cistern and Topkapi Palace
Gallipoli Peninsula - Explore ANZAC Cove and pay your respects at Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, trenches, and battlefields
Troy - Turn back time and examine the Trojan horse replica, ancient ruins and the Aegean Coast
Pergamum and Ephesus - Examine more historic Roman ruins and let your historical imagination run wild
Pamukkale - Admire the hot springs and take a dip in the famous thermal pools, then visit the Roman spa town of Hierapolis
Rhodes - Visit the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and admire medieval architecture like the Venetian Castle
Santorini - Take in the blue and white villages that make up this beautiful volcanic island in the Cyclades
Mykonos - Spend 2 days exploring the churches, beaches and nightlife on this picturesque Cyclades Island
Athens - Get to know the capital of Greece as you explore independently - we strongly recommend you visit the famous Acropolis!


Breakfast daily and 4 hotel dinners
13 nights 4 star and special class hotels
Guided sightseeing - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ruins of Ephesus, Pergamum, Pamukkale and Roman Hierapolis
Escorted by an English speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide (days 1-6)
Rhodes to Santorini - One way economy flight
Marmaris to Rhodes and Santorini - Athens ferry tickets.
One arrival transfer on day 1 and one departure transfer on day 14 included per booking
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles (days 1-6)
Please Note: This tour is semi independent days 7 - 14 (you will not be escorted by a tour guide)

Not Included

International flights and visas
A hotel tax of €3.00 per room per night to be paid directly to the hotel at time of check in
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Entrance Fees: EUR€120-130pp in 2024, EUR€175-185pp in 2025 paid EUR
Tipping Kitty: EUR€40-50pp (Turkey Only), paid in EUR
Tipping is not a natural part of many Western cultures and many of us feel uncomfortable, or unsure, about when, or how much, to tip. However, in the places you will visit, tipping makes up a significant part of many people's wages so it's important that we get it right. For this reason we've developed a very simple system to take all the hassle out of tipping. With our 'tipping made easy' policy, a nominal pre-determined amount is collected from all group tour participants to cover tips en route. This then saves you the hassle of when and how much to tip bellhops, luggage handlers, local guides and other support staff through the tour. Our 'tipping made easy' doesn't include a tip to your group tour leader. Naturally, though, the amount is up to you as tipping is an entirely personal gesture.