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Highlights of Jordan, Turkey & Greece

CMB 1012 - 19 Days
Notes:

The itinerary can be done in any order (starting Istanbul or Amman or Athens)

The itinerary is flexible so changes can be made to suit your preferences

This package is available year round (your choose your own travel dates)

During winter months (November to March) some changes are required

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival Amman:
Arrival to Amman Airport and meet for transfer to the hotel. Rest of day/evening then at leisure. Overnight in Amman.

DAY 02 - Amman / Jerash / Ajloun / Amman :
After breakfast, panoramic city tour in Amman, visiting Amman citadel, Roman theatre and Folklore museum. Then continue to Ajloun and visiting the famous Islamic castle. Drive to the Decapolis city of Jerash founded in 300BC for a unique tour of the ancients Greco-roman city, taking in Hadrian's triumphal Arch, the Hippodrome, the Forum and strolling through the impressive colonnaded streets, the churches and the amphitheaters. End of day tour with return to Amman. Overnight in Amman.


DAY 03 - Madaba / Mt Nebo / Kerak:
Proceed to St. George's church in Madaba, home to the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land before moving on to Mt. Nebo, the memorial of Moses. Continue to Kerak via al Mujeb mountains to visit the famous Crusader castle of Reginald of chatillon and then to Petra. Overnight in Petra.


DAY 04 - Petra & Wadi Rum:
After breakfast, explore the red rose city of Petra. Horse ride (not compulsory) along the famous narrow (siq) until our eye first catches the amazing treasury. From here explore the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. Then transfer to another of nature's wonderlands that has attracted human beings for thousands of years. Wadi Rum or valley of the moon is an unusual desert terrain with towering cliffs shooting out of the sandy desert floor. Here you enjoy a 4x4 Jeep safari and stay at a Bedouin camp to enjoy a Bedouin folklore show and dinner. Overnight in Bedouin Tent.


DAY 05 - Dead Sea, return Amman:
After breakfast, proceed north to the lowest spot of the world, the Dead Sea. Here you have some free time at leisure to relax/float before continuing on the drive back to Amman. Overnight in Amman.


DAY 06 - Amman to Istanbul:
Breakfast, check out and transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to hotel, overnight Istanbul.


DAY 07 - Historical Sights in Sultanahmet:
After breakfast at hotel meet with the guide to depart on the full day regular group tour to explore the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). After the tour, return to hotel with the evening then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul


DAY 08 - Bosphorous Cruise, flight to Cappadocia:
Breakfast, check out and depart on morning tour that takes you for a cruise on the Bosphorous during which you have views from the vessel of various historical sights that line its shores. The tour also includes a visit to the famous Spice Bazaar (except on Sundays when bazaar is closed). After tour a few hours free at leisure until transfer to airport for evening flight on to Cappadocia. Arrival and transfer to hotel, overnight in Cappadocia. ***For those on strict travel budget we can also arrange for travel by overnight intercity bus instead of domestic flight - let us know your preference.


DAY 09 - Cappadocia with Goreme:
Today  join on the full day tour to visit Devrent Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) where you can find the world famous fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos, a village famous for its pottery, then on to 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 of Uchisar Natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia.


DAY 10 - Cappadocia with Derinkuyu Underground:
Breakfast at hotel, check out then depart on another full day tour this time starting with a visit to the famous Derinkuyu Underground City which was built as a defence and hiding site during the period of spreading Christianity. Then on to Ihlara Valley and a +/- 4km hike (medium grade) exploring rock hewn churches along the stream. On the way back stop for visit of monestary in Selime Valley and 13th century caravanserai. End of tour with some free time before transfer to the bus station for travel by overnight intercity bus to Pamukkale. **Flights are also available, please advise your preference when using the enquiry form.


DAY 11 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis ruins:
Arrival early morning to Pamukkale and meet for transfer to a small hotel where a day room will be provided for you to have a shower and breakfast. Then meet up with the tour visiting the natural formation of the travertens (cotton cliffs/cotton castle) in Pamukkale along with the ruins of Hierapolis. End of day with transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.


DAY 12 - Ephesus Sightseeing Tour:
Breakfast, check out and depart on to visit the Ancient City of Ephesus. Here you have the chance to walk down marble streets, view the magnificent Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre, just a few of the many buildings and fountains that can be found in this open air museum. The day will also include visits to the House of Virgin Mary and the remains of Artemis Temple. Overnight in Kusadasi.


DAY 13 - Kusadasi - Samos - Mykonos:
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Kusadasi port for departure on ferry to Samos (Greece). Arrival and some free time on the island before connection with onwards ferry to Mykonos. Arrival Mykonos and transfer to hotel, remainder of evening at leisure, overnight Mykonos.


DAY 14 - Mykonos at leisure:
Breakfast at hotel and a full day free at leisure for you to explore Mykonos Town and other areas of the island. Dont forget about the famous nightlife which is on offer. Overnight in Mykonos.


DAY 15 - Mykonos to Santorini:
Breakfast, check-out and some free time before transfer to the port for departure on highspeed/seajet ferry to Santorini. Arrival early evening and meet for transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Santorini.


DAY 16 - Santorini at leisure:
A free day at leisure to relax on one of the many different beaches of Santorini (gold, red or black sands) or explore the capital town of Fira. There are also various excursions available, by bus and boat, to take you to visit the ruins and tour the volcano. Overnight in Santorini.


DAY 17 - Santorini to Athens:
Breakfast, check-out and some free time before transfer to the port for departure on standard/highspeed ferry to Athens (flights are also available). Arrival to Athens Pireaus Port and meet for transfer to the hotel, overnight in Athens.


DAY 18 - Athens City Tour with Acropolis:
Breakfast at hotel then meet to depart on a 1/2 day morning tour to view some of the most important sights in Athens such as Constitution Square (Syntagma), House of Parliament, Memorial to Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, Presidential Palace, Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Then visit the Acropolis with the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike and Parthenon along with the New Acropolis Museum.End of morning tour with the remainder of the day and evening free at leisure for you to further explore other areas of Athens on your own. Overnight in Athens.


DAY 19 - Athens to Cairo:
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international flight departure time transfer to Athens Airport.

What's included?

Hotel accomodation in category of your choice, BB / HB basis

All noted sightseeing day tours on regular group (or private guided) basis

Day tours include guiding in English, main entrance fees, a/c tour transport, some lunches

All noted flight, ferry, bus tickets for required routes as per the itinerary, economy class

All transfers between hotels/airports/ports/stations on arrivals and departures in each area

Taxes and handling services

Average Package Rates:

(for reference only - depends on season, number of persons, hotels, etc)

2* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

3* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

4* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

5* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

Please use the Booking / Enquiry Form for any questions you may have regarding this travel package and/or to receive a quote based on your preference of accommodation (2*/3*/4*/5*) and dates/month of travel.