Constantinople To Hellas

Tour Info & Destination

16 Days/ 15 Nights
Marvel at Istanbul's splendid architectural heritage, pay homage to the Anzacs and veterans of Gallipoli, clamour over the ruins of ancient Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus, wine and dine in the resort town of cosmopolitan Kusadasi, then live your Greek island fantasy. Relax on the green oasis of Samos, encounter the spectacular volcanic island of Santorini, lounge about the sun drenched islands of Mykonos and Ios, and explore remains from the golden age of Greece in Athens.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Saturday Welcome to Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul where you will be transferred to your hotel located in the heart of the old city, Sultanahmet. The remainder of the day is yours free to explore. Overnight Istanbul 3*

Day 2 Sunday

Istanbul old city Tour the city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Underground Cistern and the Hippodrome. Welcome dinner tonight. Overnight Istanbul 3*. Dinner.

Day 3 Monday

Istanbul Golden Horn and PeraDolmabahce Palace, the marvellous panorama of the Golden Horn and the Bosporus from Galata Tower, Pera, Süleymaniye Mosque, St. Chora Church (Kariye Museum), Pierre Loti cafe the best spot to view marvellous Golden Horn, Eyup Sultan Mosque. Overnight Istanbul 3*. Dinner.

Day 4 Tuesday Gallipoli battlefields

Today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, the Nek, Johnston's Jolly and the Kaba Tepe Gallipoli Museum. Overnight Guzelyali 4*. Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5 Wednesday Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples, library and medical facilities made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi 4*. Dinner.

Day 6 Thursday Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus. Walk down Marble Road towards the Celsus Library and Grand Theatre. We also visit the Leather goods display. Turkey produces some of the finest leather goods in the world and many are made here before branding in Italy. Overnight Kusadasi 4*. Dinner.

Day 7 Friday Kusadasi, Samos

Leaving Turkey, we take a ferry to Samos and depending on ferry schedules, we may head straight for Mykonos or spend a day exploring lush-green Samos. Overnight Samos or Mykonos C class.

Day 8 Saturday Mykonos, Delos

Spend the day on the beach or take an optional day trip to the neighbouring island of Delos. This Mecca of Ancient Greece is today an island wide, open-air museum. Overnight Mykonos C class.

Day 9 Sunday Mykonos to Ios

Revitalize with an early morning swim and wander the charming white-washed narrow alleyways of Mykonos Town. Afternoon ferry to Ios. Overnight Ios C class.

Day 10 Monday Ios

Sluggishly rise from your island induced sleep and head for the famed beaches on Ios. Explore the picturesque old chora or head for the beach. Overnight Ios C class.

Day 11 Tuesday Ios to Santorini

Get the adrenaline pumping at Mylopotas beach with optional water sports, before boarding the evening ferry for the dramatic island of Santorini. Overnight Santorini C class.

Day 12 Wednesday Santorini

optional boat tripTake an optional boat trip in the world's biggest volcanic crater above sea level. Visit the active volcano, swim in the warm thermal waters and take a therapeutic mud bath. Overnight Santorini C class.

Day 13 Thursday Santorini

Another free day to explore the Island's capital, Fira, or the archaeological sites of Ancient Thira or Akrotiri. Overnight Santorini C class.

Day 14 Friday Santorini to Athens

Soak up the sun on the black sand beaches before we board an afternoon ferry to the mainland. Overnight Athens C class.

Day 15 Saturday Athens old city

After breakfast, we walk to all the sights of Greco-Roman Athens. Stand in awe at the epic Temple of Zeus. See the first Olympic Stadium, the Agora and the mother of all ruins, the Acropolis. Overnight Athens C class.

Day 16 Sunday Athens

After breakfast, we say goodbye to those leaving and continue on to the stunning highlights of mainland Greece.

Tour Includes
o Inbound airport transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel
o Transportation by ferries between the Greek islands and a fully air-conditioned non-smoking bus in Turkey
o Transfers between ports and hotels in Greece
o Services of an English-speaking professional tour guide in Turkey and an experienced tour leader in Greece
o Hotel accommodation with breakfast in share basis as per itinerary
o 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
Tour does not include
Entrance fees to any sites
Any visas or port taxes, tips