• TURKEY & GREECE COMBINE TOURS

14 Days 13 Nights Istanbul – Pamukkale – Ephesus – Cappadocia – Athens – Santorini – Mykonos – Athens Tour

DAY 1: Arrival to Istanbul & Transfer to Hotel

After your arrival to Istanbul (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. Then you will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel. There is no schedule on your programme today. Get some rest – relaxing – refreshment to being your tours. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 2: Free day in Istanbul (Breakfast included)

After having open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have free day to explore Old City on your own.

If you like to have professional guided tour, we can also arrange for you Istanbul Old City Tour with guide.

OPTIONAL Full day Istanbul Old City Tour BY walk (59 EURO PER PERSON – Lunch included)

* Visited Sights : Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque Topkapi Palace  – Hippodrome – German  Fountain of Wilhelm II – Column of Constantine – Obelisk of Theodosius – Serpentine Column and Grand Bazaar

Our first destination is Hagia Sophia, the world’s one of the greatest and unique religious structure used  as a mosque,a church and also as a museum. Hagia Sophia is housing two completely different cultures inside it, East and West. When you take a step into the structure you can feel the dance of two opposite civilizations and come across the eye-popping blend of Islamic and Christian influences with extraordinary interior mosaics and an effective history.For more visual description you must witness it with your own eyes, surely you will admire it.

Then our duty is to reconnoitre the other masterpiece, Blue Mosque, built in early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet, and for this reason known as Sultanahmet Mosque in Turkey. Words are inadequate to explain its magnificence and beauty. With its sequental domes and sin slender minarets, Blue Mosque dominates the skyline of Istanbul. The blue shade of the 27.000 pieces of Iznik quart tiles, giving the mosque its famous name, are very much worth to see.

We are going on exploring the ancient remains of Constantinople. Our next station is the Hippodrome with its 4 monuments – the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Because of Byzantine emperors’ passion for chariot races in thre afternoons, the Hippodrome was the changeless center of sportive and political activities in Constantinople for 1000 years.

Are you ready to be astonished at Topkapi Palace (CLOSE ON TUESDAY), because it has many bewildering sides different from most of the world’s museums. Topkapı Palace was the administrative, educational  and art center of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years. It is a great sample of oriental architecture and includes a variety of activities such as exhibitions of art, books, jewels, plates, costumes, the treasury, and the Holy Relics. More than just an Imperial Residence of the Ottoman Sultans, it was the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for almost 400 years.

Our last station is the Grand Bazaar (CLOSE ON SUNDAY), Turkey’s the largest covered market at the heart of the Old City, offering excellent shopping. It has lots of shops in it, and you can find almost whatever you want, such as beautiful Turkish carpets, pottery, tiles, cotton, wool and leather products and so on. This part of the tour is optional,  either you can turn back to your hotel with your guide or stay there. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 3: Flight to Denizli & Full day Pamukkale Tour (Lunch included)

Visited Sights : Calcium spring terraces, Hierapolis museum, Hierapolis Theatre, Roman Bath, and Temple of Apollo, Cleopatra hot spring thermal pool

With the first lights of the day, you will be picked from your hotel for a flight to Denizli. You will be transferred to Istanbul Airport to fly our target destination, Denizli. Once you arrive to Istanbul airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. Your flight will last about one hour and when you land at Cardak airport you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Then you will meet with your well informed guide and driver and we will drive to Pamukkale meaning ‘’Cotton Castle’’ and you will feel like you are in a dream, and get to Hierapolis ancient city. Before we start we will have lunch and then begin to tour the city. We will visit Pamukkale, Calcium spring terraces, Hierapolis museum, Hierapolis Theatre, Roman Bath, and Temple of Apollo. Finally we will visit Cleopatra hot spring thermal pool (fee will be extra), where you will be able to swim and have a relaxing moment in an awesome, unique place. While you are swimming you may think that you are in a pool where once Cleopatra swam thousands years ago, may feel the nature and history together inside yourself.

At the end of the tour, we will drive to Kusadasi. When we arrive at Kusadasi, you will be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 4: Full day Ephesus – Virgin Mary House – Artemis Tour & Flight to Cappadocia (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Visited Sights :  Ephesus – The House of Virgin MaryThe Temple of Artemis

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and drive to full day Ephesus tour. First of all, we will visit ancient Greek city, Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary, a marvellous place hidden in the green, with our professional guides. During the day, we will visit the most worth seeing remains of the city such as The Marble Street, The Odeon, Bouleterion, The Temple of Hadrian, The Trajan’s Fountain, The Mosaic street, The Agora, The Baths, The house, The Great Theatre, Harbour Street and the third largest library of the Ancient world: The famous Celsus Library.

After the lunch we will visit the House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last days, preferred to live in this remote place rather than in a crowded place. Then we will visit the Temple of Artemis, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, and built in an area of Ephesus. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns’ capitals and shafts.

At the end of this priceless day, you will be taken to the Izmir Airport for your Cappadocia flight. (Some days direct some days via Istanbul flight). After your arrival to airport, you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. Then you will be transferred to your Cappadocia hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 5: Full day Northern Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast and Lunch included)

* Visited Sights: Devrent Valley – Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) – Avanos – Goreme and Open Air museum

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and go on a full day Northern Cappadocia tour starting with Devrent Valley with its eye catching, unique chimneys, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley), fascinating Avanos, the beauteous valley of Goreme and Open Air museum where the remains of churches and early Christian dwellings, hewn from the soft rocks and stones, dating back thousands of years, are still standing.

After this stunning and priceless experience, we will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 6: Full day Southern Cappadocia Tour & Flight Back to Istanbul (Breakfast and Lunch included)

* Visited Sights: Red and Rose ValleyGulludere Valley Cavusin Village Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City – Ortahisar – Uchisar  Castle- Pigeon Valley – Three Beauties Valley

After having breakfast at the hotel, our tour’s second section starts. We will set off again for a full day Southern Cappadocia tour by seeing the famous and unforgettable rock churches in the Red and Rose Valley where the colour of rocks changing throughout the day and little hiking through the Gulludere Valley. In old Greek Cavusin Village we will visit the houses and churches of the Cristian clergymen such as Saint John the Baptist and Nicophoras Phocas. Afterwards, we will go on to a city rich in historical culture and natural beauties,Kaymakli (or Ozkonak),and visit the underground city where the early Christians sought refuge. Our last destination is a natural castle at Ortahisar then Uçhisar Castle, the highest point of the Cappadocia. This is a great opportunity to get some great panorama shots of Cappadocia and the fairy chimneys. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view.

At the end of this priceless day, you will be transferred to the airport for your Istanbul flight. After your arrival to airport, you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. Then you will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7: Transfer to Airport & Flight to Athens & Transfer to Hotel (Breakfast included)

You will be picked from your hotel for a flight to Athens (Morning, Afternoon or Evening time). You will be transferred to airport to fly our target destination, Athens. When you land you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Then you will be transferred to your Athens  hotel. There is no schedule on your programme today. Get some rest – relaxing – refreshment to being a tour for tomorrow. Overnight in Athens.

Day 8: Sightseeing with Acropolis and the New Museum Tour (Breakfast included) 

After having breakfast at the hotel we will depart our Athens tour.  Begin with a panoramic drive of the city visiting the Panathenaic Stadium (modern Olympic Games), the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Evzones in their colourful uniforms, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma) Continue with a guided tour of the Acropolis, the Propylea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Then proceed to the New Acropolis museum for a guided visit.

After the end of the tour transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Athens

Day 9: Ferry to Santorini from Athens (Breakfast included)

Breakfast in the hotel. Early in the morning you will be transferred to Piraeus port. Embarkation on your ferry and sail off to Santorini Island. Upon arrival in Santorini transfer to your hotel. You will be free to discover the town. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 10: Leisure day at Santorini (Breakfast included)

Breakfast in the hotel. Take the day free at leisure to discover this island of unique beauty, famous worldwide as one of the most romantic destinations. Walk around the picturesque Fira Town and the famous Oia, visit the Volcano and Akrotiri excavations and swim in one of the volcanic beaches. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 11: Ferry to Mykonos from Santorini (Breakfast included)

Breakfast in the hotel. Check out and transfer to Santorini port. Ferry embarkation and sail off to Mykonos Island. Upon arrival in Mykonos transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 12: Leisure Day at Mykonos (Breakfast included)

Breakfast in the hotel. Have this day free at leisure spending time in some of the many cosmopolitan sandy beaches of the island, shopping or discovering the famous for its white washed houses and vivid night life, Mykonos Town. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 13: Ferry to Athens from Mykonos (Breakfast included)

Breakfast in the hotel. Check out and transfer to Mykonos port. Ferry embarkation and sail off to Piraeus port- Athens. Upon arrival at Piraeus port transfer to your hotel in Athens. Overnight in Athens.

Day 14: Transfer to airport (Breakfast included)

Breakfast in the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of services.

1) Tour Package with comfort hotels

Tour Price:

Solo Traveler3609 Euro / Single Room
For 2 pax2369 Euro per person / Double Room
For 3 pax1998 Euro per person / Triple Room
For 4 pax2273 Euro per person / 2 Double Room
For 5 pax2092 Euro per person / Double Room and Triple Room

* If you have 2 or more children, please contact us.
* Please ask special rate if you are 6 pax or more!
* Please note that higher prices may apply during peak periods. (Eid period, Easter and New years etc.)

2) Tour Package with economical hotels

Tour Price:

Solo Traveler2882 Euro / Single Room
For 2 pax1944 Euro per person / Double Room
For 3 pax1799 Euro per person / Triple Room
For 4 pax1847 Euro per person / 2 Double Room
For 5 pax1802 Euro per person / Double Room and Triple Room

* If you have 2 or more children, please contact us.
* Please ask special rate if you are 6 pax or more!
* Please note that higher prices may apply during peak periods. (Eid period, Easter and New years etc.)

HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR RATE: PLEASE ASK

We offer hot air balloon tour as an option to the cause of intense demand in the hot air balloon in Cappadocia. If you wish to participate in a hot air balloon tour, you will be assisted by availability.

Please Note:

  • Flights might be from Istanbul airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
  • All transportations and transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle
  • Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
  • If your balloon tour is cancelled due to bad weather, Neopolis Travel can never promise to transfer you to the next day. For this, it checks availability, tries to help you, but cannot guarantee it. There is no hot air balloon refund for any other reason except that hot air balloons are cancelled due to bad weather.
  • In order to secure everything for you, you should pay at least 40% of your total amount via payment link. You can pay your remaining balance upon your arrival.

What is included services for this Itinerary:

  • Hotels with breakfast (In early flight or ferry times the hotel will not provide breakfast)
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • One way Athens Flight Tickets from Istanbul
  • All Ferry Tickets
  • Domestic Flight Tickets from as I mentioned in the itinerary with 15 kg luggage allowance – 8 kg for cabin.
  • A professional English speaking tour guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Accommodations at hotels for 13 nights.
  • All local tax and insurance
  • Entrance fees to the scheduled museums
  • No waiting in lines for tickets – will arrange everything for you.
  • Parking fees
  • Lunch (Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Please specify before booking your tour.)
  • No hidden or extra cost

What is NOT included services for this Itinerary:

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Dinner
  • Optional Tours
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver

Travel Tips:

  • Since all daily tours involve some walking, we highly recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes.
  • Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested. In the event of inclement weather, please bring a light waterproof jacket or an umbrella.
  • Cameras, video cameras and binoculars are recommended, though there will be parts inside of some museums, churches, mosques it is forbidden to use any of the ones mentioned.

After you decide to book with Us, we also need the following details from you:

  • Your full names as they appear on the passports for your reservations

Registration & Payment:

Confirmation of this program depends on the availability at the time of your decision to book since no place is held.

After we receive your confirmation message, we check all the availabilities at the hotel, of the flights and for the transportation vehicles once again. If all requested services are available for the requested dates;

40% percent of the total amount is required for reservation and rest of the amount will be charged after you arrive in Istanbul. The deposit payment can be done by credit card (Master, Visa or Debit Card). We use the 3D Payment Secure System Link. You will pay by clicking on the payment link we send. We are unable to access your card information in any way. When we receive the payment, we start to secure everything for you and send you all documents such as official itinerary and flight tickets etc. by email.

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