Turkey just may be the ultimate holiday destination. In one thrilling, sun-kissed package tourists can discover perfect beaches, ancient ruins, epic religious sites, wonderful food, glorious scenery, and a warm welcome from the famously friendly local people. Turkey includes tremendous variety in its vast borders: the west and east coast beach resorts offer pristine beaches and gorgeous turquoise-coloured waters, while to the west of the land are the rugged mountains of the Anatolian plateau, with its ancient cities and vibrant tribal cultures. Turkey’s variety is best experienced in the glorious city of Istanbul, straddling two continents across the Bosphorous, and with Ottoman mosques and palaces, Roman ruins and glorious Byzantine churches interspersed with cutting edge nightlife, retail stores and modern developments.read more/less
It’s easy to get seduced by the picture perfect resorts of Oludeniz, Bodrum and Marmaris, but Turkey has plenty of other world-class attractions. Top draws include Cappadocia’s famed rock-hewn houses and churches, set amid a lunar-esque landscape; Gallipoli, a emotionally moving WWI site; the astounding ancient cities of Ephesus and Pergammon; and the thermal waters of Pamukkale. Turkey offers a curious and exciting mix of ancient and modern; east and west; secular and pious, and visitors seldom find one trip enough.
AEGEAN ESCAPE TOUR
Outbound Airport Transfer – Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH)
Professional English-speaking tour guide for Athens city tour
1 Night in Kusadasi, 2 Nights in Mykonos 2 Nights in Santorini & 2 Nights in Athens
Transportation by ferry within the Greek islands
Transfers between ports and hotels
Tips except guide and transfer staff
7 Nights – Accommodation
7 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Suggested optional activities
Tips for driver and guide
Starts every Wednesday in Kusadasi
|Validity Date||ZAR Price|
|15 JUN – 12 JULY 19||R28 496|
|13 JULY – 23 AUG 19||R31 184|
|28 AUG – 15 SEP 18||R28 496|
DAY 01: Kusadasi
Welcome to Kusadasi! Check into your hotel at your leisure and the rest of the day is yours, free to explore this harbour side resort town. Tonight a welcome meeting and meet your fellow travelling companions.
DAY 02: 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.
DAY 03: Mykonos, Delos
Free day today. Spend the day on the beach, stroll around the town or take a trip to one of the small villages 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.
DAY 04: Mykonos to Santorini
Revitalize with an early morning swim and wander the charming white-washed narrow alleyways of Mykonos Town before an afternoon ferry to Santorini.
DAY 05: Santorini optional boat trip
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 06: Santorini to Athens
Soak up the sun on the black sand beaches before we board an afternoon ferry to the mainland.
DAY 07: 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.
DAY 08: Athens
After breakfast, we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport.