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21 Day Greek Islands Cruise with Turkey Tour and Flights

Istanbul - Canakkale - Izmir - Pamukkale - Antalya - Cappadocia - Ankara - Venice - Ancona - Split - Dubrovnik - Santorini - Mykonos

Roundtrip international flights included

Cruise and explore Italy, Greece, and Croatia!

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Description


Discover the incredible sights, culture & food of Turkey before hopping on a Greek Islands & Mediterranean cruise on this spectacular 21-day tour! Begin your adventure with a flight to Istanbul and enjoy a leisure day before embarking on a brilliant tour of the city that straddles two continents. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome ad Topkapi Palace amongst other iconic monuments. Hit the Grand Bazaar, where you have free time to shop for carpets, jewellery, leather and more if you wish! Visit the Anzac Cemetary and Canakkale next, before making your way to the classical city of Troy. Get the opportunity to head over to Cappadocia amongst other cities and hop on a hot air balloon ride that takes you soaring over the incredible fairy chimney rock formations (optional). As you head to Ankara and back to Istanbul, catch a flight to Venice where you will transfer to your Greek Islands & Med Cruise for the next 7 nights. Make stops in Split, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik and Ancona before docking  back in Venice for your flight home!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19 Day 20 Day 21

Day 1

Australia Turkey

Your adventure starts today with your flight to Istanbul. 

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers, followed by a Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Dinner

Day 3

Istanbul

Embark on a half-day morning tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents. Your tour includes a short briefing and a picture stop at the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, a 17th century Ottoman Mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior made of blue tiles. Continue to the Hippodrome, the place chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Then, head to the Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans housing the richness of 700 years. Afterwards, explore the Spice Market with its unforgettable aromas. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, exploring this city that blurs the line between East and West, with incredible architecture that is rivalled only by its spectacular natural setting on the Bosphorus Strait. In the afternoon, join the fascinating optional tour to the St. Sophia, the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque and now serves as a museum. Then continue to the Grand Bazaar, where you can shop for carpets, jewellery, leather and more*

Accommodation: Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4

Anzac Cemetery and Canakkale

This morning, drive to the town of Gallipoli, site of the famous Ottoman victory against the Allies during World War I. Visit the Anzac Cemetery, a memorial to the casualties of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose fame grew back home as word of their heroic efforts spread. April 25, 2015, marked the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign. Afterwards, cross the Dardanelles by ferry and continue to the Canakkale province, located in northwest Turkey, where you will arrive in the early evening.

Accommodation: Kolin Hotel or similar, Canakkale
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5

Troy, Pergamum and Izmir

This morning, proceed to the classical city of Troy. Tour this 4000-year-old city and legendary centre of the Trojan War, made immortal by Homer's epic poem The Iliad. Then, drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period, and visit Asklepion, the ancient Roman spa centre. Enjoy lunch in a local village before continuing to Izmir, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer.

Accommodation: Movenpick Hotel Izmir or similar, Izmir
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Izmir

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Izmir. With over 3500 years of history, the port city known historically as Smyrna offers a variety of impressive archaeological sites, not to mention easy access to ancient Ephesus. Perhaps, relax in the city and sip Türk kahvesi, authentic Turkish coffee, at a café set along the scenic Pasaport Quay. Don't miss the optional tour to Ephesus, considered one of the greatest ancient cities of the world. 

Accommodation: Movenpick Hotel Izmir or similar, Izmir
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7

Necropolis & Hierapolis at Pamukkale

Today, depart in the early morning from Izmir and drive to Pamukkale en route to Antalya where you will arrive in the evening. Visit the Necropolis and the ancient city of Hierapolis ("Holy City"), situated atop the Pamukkale hot springs, which together constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pamukkale hot springs have served as a thermal bath since the 2nd century B.C., primarily for the ailing and elderly, many of whom have retired here.

Accommodation: The Marmara Antalya Hotel or similar, Antalya
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8

Antalya

Spend a full day at leisure in Antalya. Founded by King Attalos of Pergamum as "Heaven on Earth," Antalya is an international resort city that has become a prime destination in Turkey. Long popular among yachters, the city also offers the liveliest nightlife on the southern coast, fantastic beaches, and world-class shopping, in addition to historic ruins in the surrounding region. A fascinating optional tour is offered to the Pamphylian city of Perge and to the ancient city of Aspendos. On the return trip, visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum with its artefacts dating back over 2500 years.

Accommodation: The Marmara Antalya Hotel or similar, Antalya
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9

Cappadocia Caravanserai Sightseeing

Today, depart in the early morning to travel to Cappadocia. En route, visit the 13th-century Caravanserai of Sultanhan, a large abandoned city and shelter in Cappadocia, built on the Silk Road, whose main portal gate is considered a fine example of Turkish Seljuk art. During the Seljuk period, trade flourished, requiring roads for caravan transport and inns for the travelling traders. The Caravanserai provided these traders, both foreign and native, with heated rooms, food, medical attention, equipment repair and many other common conveniences. There was even a small mosque, known as "Kosk Mescid," in the courtyard's centre where the travellers could conduct religious practices. Continue to Nevsehir in Cappadocia where you will arrive in the evening. Tonight, be sure to attend the optional performance of the world-famous Whirling Dervishes.

*If time permits, there may be a visit to a local school en route to Cappadocia.

Accommodation: Dinler Hotel Urgup or similar, Cappadocia
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10

Cappadocia

Explore the area independently on your day at leisure. A region of surreal rock formations and incredible cultural heritage, Cappadocia is home to rock-cut temples, ancient underground cities, and unparalleled landscapes. Begin the day very early on an optional hot air balloon ride that takes you soaring over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape with its incredible fairy chimney rock formations. There’s also an optional half-day tour*.

Accommodation: Dinler Hotel Urgup or similar, Cappadocia
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11

Ankara

This morning depart for Ankara, the capital and the second-largest city of Turkey. Upon arrival, visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. Leading up to the Mausoleum, view the vast brick courtyard and monumental avenue lined with Neo-Hittite stone statues and cenotaphs beneath its colonnades. The most noted cenotaphs within the complex are those of General Ismet Inonu, a close comrade of Ataturk's and that of Ataturk himself, beneath which lies his tomb. Continue to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum - built in two Ottoman buildings located near Ankara Castle. The Museum's unique exhibits feature Anatolian archaeological artefacts dating back to the Paleolithic Age.

Accommodation: Swissotel Ankara or similar, Ankara
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12

Istanbul

This morning return to Istanbul. Arrive in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure or join the optional cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel with your travelling companions.

Accommodation: Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13

Istanbul  Venice

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Istanbul for your flights to Venice.  Upon arrival in Venice transfer to the cruise port for your 7 nights Greek Islands & MED Cruise with MSC SINFONIA. The ship will depart at about 4.30 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Sinfonia ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14

Greek Islands and Mediterranean Cruise (Split)

Arrive in port at approximately 7 am and depart at about 5 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Sinfonia ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15

 Greek Islands and Mediterranean Cruise (At Sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as you cruise towards Greece.

Accommodation: MSC Sinfonia ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16

 Greek Islands and Mediterranean Cruise (Santorini and Mykonos)

Arrive into Santorini port at approximately 7 am and depart at about 3 pm. Continue to Mykonos port, arriving at around 8 pm. The ship will remain docked until early morning the next day.

Accommodation: MSC Sinfonia ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17

 Greek Islands and Mediterranean Cruise (at sea)

After an early morning departure from Mykonos at around 4 am, enjoy the ship’s facilities as your cruise towards Croatia.

Accommodation: MSC Sinfonia ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18

 Greek Islands and Mediterranean Cruise (Dubrovnik)

Arrive into port at approximately 2 pm and depart at about 8 pm

Accommodation: MSC Sinfonia ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19

 Greek Islands and Mediterranean Cruise (Ancona)

Arrive in port at approximately 10 am and depart at about 6 pm.

Accommodation: MSC Sinfonia ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20

Venice departure

Arrive back into Venice at around 8 am and then transfer to the airport for your flights home.

Meals included: breakfast

Day 21

Australia

Arrive home.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart*, Darwin* or Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Airlines or Thai Airways (subject to availability)
  • One way flight from Istanbul to Venice
  • Airport and cruise port transfers
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • 7 night Greek Islands and Mediterranean Cruise onboard the MSC Sinfonia ship in an Inside Cabin^ on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities.
  • Meals as indicated: 18 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 16 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Tips are included during coach tour in Turkey

 

Accommodation

Istanbul - Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus or similar

Canakkale - Kolin Hotel or similar

Izmir - Movenpick Hotel Izmir or similar

Antalya - The Marmara Antalya Hotel or similar

Cappadocia - Dinler Hotel Urgup or similar

Ankara - Swissotel Ankara or similar

Greek Islands and Mediterranean Cruise

 

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Any visas as required
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • All Drinks.
  • Any additional requests.
  • Cruise gratuities at approximately $19 per person per day.

 

Upgrades to Oceanview or Balcony cabins (Available at Check out)

  • Upgrade to Oceanview Cabin twin-share: $800
  • Upgrade to Oceanview Cabin single: $1300
  • Upgrade to Balcony Cabin twin-share: $1500
  • Upgrade to Balcony Cabin single: $2400

  

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $2600.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Extra Services

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire. More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

 

 

Departure Dates


APR 2020
27 th
Monday 27 Apr 2020  ‐  Sunday 17 May 2020
MAY 2020
04 th
Monday 04 May 2020  ‐  Sunday 24 May 2020
MAY 2020
11 th
Monday 11 May 2020  ‐  Sunday 31 May 2020
SEP 2020
14 th
Monday 14 Sep 2020  ‐  Sunday 04 Oct 2020
SEP 2020
28 th
Monday 28 Sep 2020  ‐  Sunday 18 Oct 2020

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