Colours of the Mediterranean - 14 days land only

The word “turquoise” comes from “Turk” meaning Turkish, & was derived from the beautiful colour of the Mediterranean Sea on the southern Turkish coast.
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Price:
R33 390
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DETAILS
Starting fromR33 390
Package ValiditySet departure days between: 06 - 27  JUN 2018 & 29 AUG 2018 - 12 SEP 2018
Duration14 days
Destination

Greece & Turkey

Starts inAthens every WED
Ends inIstanbul

Description

- Return airport/hotel transfers including port/hotel transfers
- Ferry transfers between the Greek islands as per the itinerary
- 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Athens
- 2 nights $* hotel acommodation in Santorini
- 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Mykonos
- 1 night boutique hotel accommodation in Kusadasi
- 1 night 5* hotel accommodation in Pamukkale
- 2 nights boutique hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
- 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Istanbul
- Breakfast daily & 5 dinners
- Assistance of a Professional English-speaking tour guide in Turkey & for the Athens City Tour
- Touring by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
- Entrance fees to places visited in Turkey

** High season supplements starting from an additional R2800 per person apply for set departures between  04 JUL 2018 - 22 AUG 2018

Day 1

WED Athens

Welcome to Greece! You will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore this ancient city. Tonight a welcome meeting and meet your fellow travelling companions.

Overnight Athens

Day 2

THU  Athens Acropolis

This morning you will have half day tour and visit Acropolis, stop at the stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Admire the Olympian Zeus and Hadrians Arch. At the Acropolis visit the museum, the towering entrance of Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the most famous of Greek relics, the Parthenon.

Overnight Athens

Day 3

FRI  Athens to Santorini

Early morning departure today for the breathtaking Island of Santorini, where you can soak up the sun and relax on the beach or perhaps explore the picturesque capital, Fira.

Day 4

SAT  Santorini

Take 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.

Day 5

SUN  Santorini to Mykonos

Arrive in Mykonos and explore the white-washed town or head for the beach before experiencing the completely outrageous Mykonian nightlife.

Overnight Mykonos

Day 6

MON  Mykonos

Free day today. Spend the day on the beach, stroll around the town or take a trip to one of the small villages. This Mecca of Ancient Greece is today an island wide, open-air museum.

Overnight Mykonos

Day 7

TUE  Mykonos, Samos

You will catch next mid-night ferry heading towards the island of Samos and make our way to Turkey with free time to explore Samos town or Kusadasi (depending on ferry schedules).

Overnight Kuşadası

Day 8

WED  Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası

Day 9

THU  Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale

Day 10

FRI  Silk Road, Konya

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 11

SAT  Saturday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 12

SUN  Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 13

MON  Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 14

TUE Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes & we say goodbye to our new friends.