Overview

This 10-day travel package covers the natural highlights of Santorini & Cappadocia with the historical heritage of Istanbul & Athens. Enjoy spectaclular sunset views from the caldera, experience sunrise while floating over the valleys during a hot air balloon ride, treat your taste buds to the delight of Turkish cuisine, this short package covers the best of the best.

• This is NOT an escorted coach tour with group of same persons travelling together from start to end.
• It is a flexible travel package for individuals ... you get to choose your own travel dates & there is also the option to customize the itinerary to suit your particular interests / where you would most like to visit in each country / order in which you would like to do the countries etc.
• Package Rate varies depending on your chosen travel dates / number of persons travelling / category of hotel accommodation you requested / any changes you might wish to make to the route etc. Package rate generally starts from around 1250Euro+ per person - based on 2 persons using 3* hotels during low season. Please keep this average / starting from cost in mind when making a request. Excludes optional extra international flights to starting point / from ending point.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 - Athens Arrival transfer:
Arrival to Athens Airport and meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day / evening is then at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Athens.
meals: none

DAY 02 - Athens City Tour:
Breakfast at hotel then join on one of the following regular group excursions (you get to choose):
a) 5hr Coach tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & panoramic drive through city center
b) 3hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis & stroll through the city centre
c) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & stroll through city centre
Afternoon and evening free at leisure for you to further explore on your own. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 03 - Athens to Santorini by ferry or flight:
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to port for departure on ferry to Santorini (flights also available). On arrival meet for transfer to hotel with rest of the day and evening then free at leisure for you to begin exploring around on your own. Overnight in Santorini.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 04 - Santorini at leisure:
Breakfast at hotel with a full day at leisure to relax on one of the many beaches, sightsee around the town and numerous villages, visit a winery or simply relax. Optional excursions available on request. Overnight in Santorini.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 05 - Flight Santorini to Istanbul:
Early morning check-out and transfer to Santorini Airport for departure on flight to Istanbul (via Athens).
Arrive and meet for transfer to hotel with remainder of the late afternoon /evening at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul
meals: breakfast included

DAY 06 - Sultanahmet Sightseeing Tour:
After breakfast meet in hotel lobby to begin exploring some of the most amazing sights that the historical area has to offer. Guided tour includes the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). Evening free at leisure to stroll around and enjoy dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 07 - Bosphorus Cruise then flight to Cappadocia:
Morning join on half day morning tour taking you for a cruise on the Bosphorus during which you have views from the vessel of various historical sights that line its shores. Tour also includes a visit to the famous Spice Bazaar. Then around hours free time before transfer to airport for early evening flight to Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 08 - Cappadocia Tour with Goreme
*Optional: very early morning 1 hour hot air balloon ride, amazing views over the valleys
Join on full day tour during which explore Devrent Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) where you find the world famous fairy chimneys; break for lunch in Avanos, a village famous for its pottery; then visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. These churches and monasteries where carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. Also view Uchisar Natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 09 - Cappadocia Valleys & Underground City:
After breakfast join on another full day tour this time starting with a 4km (medium grade) hike in Red Valley exploring rock-cut churches and colorful fairy chimneys along the way. Visit Cavusin (old Greek village) then time for lunch before heading on to delve down into Kaymakli Underground City. The day also includes panoramic views at Pigeon Valley with its famous dove cotes & Ortahisar. Then a little free time until transfer to bus station for departure on overnight intercity bus to Pamukkale.
meals: breakfast & lunch included
*If would prefer to return to Istanbul on this evening, after the full day tour, that is possible - choice is yours
*If you would prefer to visit Derinkuyu Underground City & hike in Ihlara Valley please advise preference

DAY 10 - Departure
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for most suitable domestic flight to Istanbul. Arrive and connect with your onwards international flight.

A Customer Review

We arrived home last night about 10:00 pm, tired, but with smiles on our faces. Everything went very well - took very good care of us. We greatly appreciate everything you did for us. The arrangements were perfect. Once I get my head cleared from the travel home I will write a letter of recommendation for you to have on file for further client possibilities.Thanks again, Richard and Linda.

-Richard and Linda

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What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation including breakfasts
  • Noted day tours on regular group basis (private guided on request)
  • Main entrance fees to sights visited
  • Lunches during full day tours, drinks extra
  • Ferry ticket from Athens to Santorini
  • Flight ticket from Santorini to Istanbul via Athens
  • Domestic flights Istanbul Cappadocia Istanbul
  • Airport transfers on arr/dept in each area
  • Taxes and handling services

Notes

  • Fully flexible, can be tailored to your preferences
  • Can be done in reverse order, start Istanbul end Athens or Santorini
  • Available year round, January to December
  • Extra days/nights & additional tours can be added
  • Cappadocia also offers many adventure style excursions such as horse riding, hot air balloon rides, atv safaris, bicycle safaris, canoeing & hiking. If you are interested in any of these please note which when completing "get quote" form.

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