10 DAYS MAGIC LINE TURKEY - GREECE CRUISE LINE TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day - Thursday
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and
the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 20 km away from
city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer
from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen
airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - Friday
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the
4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the
architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the
Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite
collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans
and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the
Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL
MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet,
is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of
blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races,
with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine
Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch
Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of
streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own
area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such
as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water
ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your
hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on
tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. If your tour is on one of these days
we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of
Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour - Saturday
07:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we
will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli
around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for
the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with
Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had
started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the
tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4 - Troy Tour - Pergamon - Kusadasi - Sunday
We depart at 08:30 and driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous
archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen
of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm
and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon.
Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political
centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and
silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival
to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince - Monday
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best
preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis,
Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of
the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a
place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet
weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's
construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope
are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic
reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines.
We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with
Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of
making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production
centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory
rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes
bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the
shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Saturday - Kusadasi - Cruise Departure - Tuesday
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your cruise ship. The
cruise departs around 12:00pm. Day 6, 7, 8, 9 on the cruise ship and
destinations as mentioned below:
4 DAY CRUISES "ICONIC AEGEAN" "5 GREEK ISLANDS & TURKEY"
DAY PORTS ARR. DEPT.
Day 6 - Tuesday Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 13:00
Patmos, Greece 16:00 21:00
Day 7 - Wednesday Rhodes, Greece 07:00 18:00
Day 8 - Thursday Crete (Heraklion), Greece 07:00 11:30
Santorini, Greece 16:30 21:00
Day 9 - Friday Athens (Piraeus), Greece 06:00 11:00
Mykonos, Greece 18:00 23:00
Day 10 - Saturday Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 07:00
Day 10 - Kusadasi - Izmir to Istanbul - End of Tour - Saturday
Today we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then
back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you
in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks
for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
10 DAYS MAGIC LINE TURKEY - GREECE CRUISE LINE TOUR INCLUDES:
10 DAYS MAGIC LINE TURKEY - GREECE CRUISE LINE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Return airport transfer to Izmir Airport
- Domestic flight ticket from Izmir to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 1 night hotel in Canakkale
- 2 nights in Kusadasi
- 5 breakfasts
- 4 nights Iconic Aegean cruise ship including breakfasts, lunches and dinners, tea and coffee at meals, 5 o'clock tea service, midnight service, all activities and entertainment onboard
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Gallipoli tour
- Guided Troy tour
- Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses
- Optional land excursions at Greek Islands
- Entrance fees to historical places and museums at Greek Islands
- Port taxes
- Tips (€ 8,00 daily)
- Travel Insurance
- Schengen Visa
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.