16 Days
Fantasy of Turkey & Greece

With Island Hopping Cruise

Ancient Greece and Roman Byzantine collided in modern day Turkey, the two great empires leaving behind mesmerizing odes to the earliest Western Civilizations. Ancient cities like Ephesus and Troy vividly unveil a Greco Roman affair. In Istanbul and Athens the heartbeats of two empires stand still, reflected in marbled pillars and resplendent domes that cascade from afar. On this fabulous tour through Turkey and Greece you will find engrossing history and majestic beaches, treasured ruins and breathtaking landscapes. From large cities to charming villages, you will find the remnants of myths, beautiful scenery, and remarkable culture. 

About This Trip

This tour involves moderate physical activity. There may be uneven surfaces and stairs at ancient sightseeing places in Turkey. Turkey is a country with a predominantly Muslim population, and alcohol consumption is subject to certain restrictions in accordance with Islamic laws and customs. In some hotels, there may be designated alcohol-free zones, and it is important to respect these areas and not consume alcohol in public spaces where it is prohibited. Cappadocia Cave Hotels offer a unique and authentic experience, but caves tend to have higher levels of humidity because they are partially underground and may not have proper ventilation systems.

Was $6933
-38% Off
Trip Code TP16TC
14 Nights
31 Meals
Escorted Tour
4-5 Star Hotel
Small - Medium Group
Air Included
Coach, Air, Cruise
Daily sightseeing

DAY 1  Depart for Turkey

Depart for Turkey.

DAY 2  Arrive in Istanbul 

Arrive in Istanbul, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. 

DAY 3  Istanbul 

Spend your day delving into Istanbul the only city that straddles two continents, where modern and ancient coexist. Your tour includes a short briefing and the picture stop at the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, a 17th century Ottoman Mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior made of blue tiles. Continue to the Hippodrome, an ancient Grecian stadium for horse racing and chariot racing during the Roman period. Then, gain insights into the Ottoman Empire’s power during your guided tour of the Topkapi Palace and see the 4th century Egyptian obelisk. Today, you may join the Optional Half Day Istanbul with St. Sophia & Underground Cistern with Lunch (USD$79). This tour’s highlights include the Underground Cistern - water source of the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Then visit St. Sophia, the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 4  Istanbul-Safranbolu

After breakfast you may join the half-day day optional tour to Bosphorus cruise; Spiced Bazaar ; Grand Bazaar (USD$60). Visit the Spice Market with its unforgettable aromas. Then take the boat cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. The humble fishing villages and contrasting suspension bridges set against the dramatic outline of the Strait demonstrates the link between the East and West. Then continue to the Grand Bazaar, where you can shop for carpets, jewelry, leather and more. Then transfer to Safranbolu. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 5  Safranbolu-Cappadocia

Today explore Safranbolu's UNESCO-protected Old Town with its charming cobblestone streets and Ottoman timber-framed mansions. Stop for photos at the restored Cinci Hammam and the historic Koprulu Mehmet Pasa Mosque. Take a glimpse of the trade route history at the Cinci Han Caravanserai. Stroll through Safranbolu Bazaars for traditional crafts. Enjoy a Turkish coffee experience at Leyla Hanim Mansion before transferring to Cappadocia. . Alongside your profesional guide, enjoy learning the craft of coffee production at a shop, plus sip delicious coffee at local coffee shop. Then trasnfer to Cappadocia. A region of surreal rock formations and incredible cultural heritage, Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner



DAY 6  Cappadocia

This morning you may join the Hot Air Balloon Ride (USD$380). Then begin the day very early on a visit the Open Air Museum in Goreme. It’s a monastic complex composed of churches, rectories and dwellings, and one of the earliest centres for religious education. There are at least 10 churches and chapels in the museum area, dating between AD900 and 1200. Later, visit the Ozkonak or Kaymakli Underground City. The city has many strata made up of volcanic granite. Its larger areas are connected to each other by tunnels. Underground city had a built-in communication system of pipes on each of its levels, which have no such systems. Each carved out room had ventilation provided by holes when the city was closed against enemies. Lastly, visit the village of Avanos that is famous for its beautiful old houses, pottery and onyx. Today you may join the Optional Jeep Safari Tour (USD$120) and Traditional Turkish Night Dance Show with unlimited drinks (USD$75).
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 7  Cappadocia-Konya

Cappadocia is home to rock-cut temples, ancient underground cities, and unparalleled landscapes. Visit “Fairy Chimney”-its iconic volcanic cones. The thick clusters of rosy rock take on peculiar shapes-look for a dolphin, Napoleon’s hat, or the Virgin Mary as you gaze upon them. Your guide explains how the formations were naturally carved. You may also see the remarkable mushroom-shaped, chimney like rock formations that monks used as shelters. Then depart to Konya. En route, visit the 13th-century Caravanserai of Sultanhan, a large abandoned city and shelter in Cappadocia, built on the Silk Road, whose main portal gate is considered a fine example of Turkish Seljuk art. Continue to Konya, a city renowned for its Selijuk architecture also as the home of the “ Whirling Dervishes” . Overnight in Konya.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 8  Konya-Pamukkale

oday explore the Mausoleum of Mevlana featuring its unique turquoise-tiled fluted dome. Discover the works of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, a prominent 13th-century leader and mystical poet of Islam, whose teachings inspired the founding of the Mevlevi Sufi order. Then transfer to Pamukkale. Then relax and enjoy the blissful thermal pools at your hotel before dinner. 
Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 9 Pamukkale-Kusadasi

After breakfast visit Pamukkale, the Necropolis, and the ancient city of Hierapolis (“Holy City”); a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city’s hot springs have drawn people since the 2nd century BCE as it is known for its healing and therapeutic properties. Next, you will visit Pamukkale, known as “The Cotton Castle” which is best described as a calcium cascade of snowy white stalactites reminiscent of a frozen waterfall. It is recognized as the 8th Wonder of the World by Turkish people. Then transfer to Kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner



DAY 10  Kusadasi

Today is free time at your leisure. You may join the Optional tour to Ancient Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary & Basilica of St John with Lunch (USD$89), considered one of the greatest ancient cities of the world. Here, you’ll meander through the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, the library of Celsius, temple of Hadrian, the theater, and the Odeon. overnight in Kusadasi.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 11 Kusadasi Embarkation - Patmos (Cruise)

After check-out, Transfer to port and board the Agean Sea Cruise MV Gemini. Enjoy the activiry onboard while the cruise sailing on crystal blue Agean Sea. This afternoon, the cruise docks at Kusadasi, you may enjoy your free time in the morning. At noon, set sail to Patmos, a small, picturesque island on Aegean Sea, it has religious significance sities to see, such as Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers stunning views of the island. Overnight onboard.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 12  Athens - Mykonos (Cruise)

This morning, arrive in Athens, where offers a captivating blend of antiquity and modernity. Its iconic landmarks include the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Parthenon temple, the Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Enjoy your half-day self-exploration. At noon, set sail to Mykonos. Tonight, the cruise will dock a Mykonos, you may join the shore excursions onboard or self-explore the nightlife scene on the island. Town Chora is the epicenter of the island's nightlife, with numerous bars and pubs that stay open late into the night. You can explore the narrow streets of the town and discover cozy cocktail bars, wine bars, and traditional Greek tavernas that turn into lively spots after dark. Dinner and Overnight onboard 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 13  Santorini (Cruise)

Breakfast onboard. This morning, the cruise arrive Santorini. This is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognizable around the world: multi-colored cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s hardly surprising the island features on so many travelers’ bucket lists. At leisure on this amazing island of Santorini (formed by the eruption of the volcano 1600 BC). The sight is the most breathtaking of all Greek islands and perhaps of the world. Explore and enjoy all that the island has to offer. History and nature combine to make Santorini unforgettable. Set sail at 17:00 for Rhodes. Overnight onboard.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 14  Rhodes (Cruise)

Breakfast onboard. This morning, the cruise arrive Rhodes, Key highlights of Rhodes include its well-preserved medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts impressive fortifications, ancient ruins, and charming cobblestone streets. The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is a standout attraction within the Old Town. The island is also famous for its beautiful beaches, with crystal-clear waters and a variety of water sports and recreational activities. You will have a whole day-time to enjoy the island. In the evening, set sail to Kusadasi. Overnight onboard.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



DAY 15 Kusadasi Disembarkation - Istanbul

Breakfast onboard. This morning, disembark at Kusadasi, then transfer to the airport to board the flight to Istanbul.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16 Istanbul - North America

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight back home.
Meal: Breakfast

Optional Tours

Day 3
Half Day Istanbul and St. Sophia with lunch
79 USD
This tour’s highlights include the Underground Cistern - water source of the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Then visit St.Sophia, the great Byzantine Basilica built in the6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque.
Day 6
Traditional Turkish Night Dance Show with Unlimited Drink
75 USD
Indulge in an evening of Turkish culture and entertainment with this dance show and dinner. Watch belly dances and see folk acts while savoring drinks
Day 6
Hot Air Balloon Ride
380 USD
Take you soaring over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape with its incredible fairy chimney rock formations
Day 6
Jeep Ride Explore Tour
120 USD
Experience the enchanting allure of Cappadocia's deep valley and landscapes on a thrilling 4x4 jeep tour, where you can immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the magical sunset
Day 9
Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary with lunch
79 USD
one of the greatest ancient cities of the world. Here, you’ll meander through the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, visit the House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, the library of Celsius, temple of Hadrian, the theater
Day 12
Mykonos Shuttle to City Centre
12 USD
transfer from cruise port to the city
Day 13
Santorini Shore excursion
70 USD
2 hours excursion to Oia Village & Fira
Day 14
Rhodes Shore Excursion
70 USD
4 hours shore excursion to Gand Master's Place &Old Town


Price Include

  • International Airfare from Toronto in economy class
  • Airport taxes
  • Flight: Kusadasi to Istanbul 
  • 4-5 Star hotel accommodation
  • 4 Nights Aegean Sea Cruise Standard Interior Cabin
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions as indicated
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • All transportation in the destination
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Price Does Not Include

  • Visa fees
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Gratuities: Prepaid tipping  16 Days: US$224/person (includes gratuities for tour guides, tour escort, drivers etc.)
  • Personal expenditure such as laundry service, souvenirs and telephone calls

Date & Price

Departure Dates Return Date Land + Cruise Only Package Price
2024/04/18 2024/05/03 CAD$3099 CAD$4299
2024/05/09 2024/05/24 CAD$3199 CAD$4399
2024/05/23 2024/06/07 CAD$3199 CAD$4599
2024/09/12 2024/09/27 CAD$3299 CAD$4599
2024/09/26 2024/10/11 CAD$3299 CAD$4499
2024/10/03 2024/10/18 CAD$3199 CAD$4399
Single Supplements +CAD$1699
Was $6933
-38% Off
Trip Code TP16TC

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