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
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
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
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.