Greece and Turkey Highlights

10 days from $3,020 per person*
  • Private guided walking tour of ancient Athens and the Acropolis.
  • Private guided tour to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.
  • Walking tour of Istanbul with your own private guide.
  • Discover the incredible landscape of Cappadocia with private guide.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Explore two enthralling countries where traces of antiquity and mythology are woven into a colorful, modern tapestry.

Known for its incredible ancient ruins, labyrinthine streets punctuated by neoclassical architecture, and a baffling coastline of superb beaches, Greece never fails to inspire visitors. Equally inspiring are Turkey’s domed mosques, chaotic bazaars, and ochre-colored plains of ancient Mesopotamia. Surrender to history and take an unforgettable journey back in time. In the evenings, return to the present and unwind in comfortable accommodations that offer modern amenities.

Tour Athens and visit Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. At the Acropolis visit The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally, The Parthenon. Drive along the scenic coastal road to Sounion and take in one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world. Continue on to the Homeric city of Atreides and glimpse the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs. In Istanbul, visit the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles, the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were held, and the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4,000 dazzling shops and vendors. Toast your incredible journey with a visit to a winery in the Red valley of Cappadocia. As you sip your glass of crisp Öküzgözü, the sun setting behind a honey-colored rocky landscape, you’ll wish your journey through history never had to end. ... Show More »

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Athens
    Athens
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver/Assistant(2)
    • Greece - Welcome Package(2)
    • Self-Guided - Afternoon at leisure
  • Day 2 Athens
    Athens
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Acropolis - Guide(16)
  • Day 3 Athens
    Athens
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 4 Athens
    Athens
    • Tour - Shared - Day Cruise to the Saronic Gulf Islands (with Lunch) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 5 Athens to Istanbul
    Athens to Istanbul
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(3)
    • Turkey - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Istanbul to Cappadocia
    Istanbul to Cappadocia
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Istanbul - Cappadocia [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - Cappadocia Panoramic (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Cappadocia
    Cappadocia
    • Private - Cappadocia Wonders (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Cappadocia to Istanbul
    Cappadocia to Istanbul
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Cappadocia - Istanbul [Direct Flight] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Athens

Enjoy an airport transfer with a driver and assistant. For your added comfort, your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with  a city map, ferry tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure as you relax at your hotel or enjoy the city sites.

Accommodation: Electra Athens (4*)

Electra Athens Hotel is a superior first class property, presenting a perfect blend of excellent Greek tradition along with modern and comfortable facilities. This property is located in the heart of Athens, on Syntagma Square, facing Greek Parliament. Right on the pedestrian street of Ermou, the hotel is within walking distance to the major historical sights and old town of Plaka.The hotel boasts guestrooms and elegantly furnished suites that are extremely comfortable and come with a host of in-room amenities. Start the day by enjoying the delightful, award-winning buffet breakfast and continue with a unique gastronomical journey through the flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, by choosing from a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.

Athens
Athens
Electra Athens Hotel
Electra Athens Hotel

Day 2: Athens

Enjoy a private half day tour of Athens with expert guide. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. At the Acropolis we see the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, finally, the monument that 'puts order in the mind', the Parthenon. This tour takes 3 hour. Entrance fees to the Acropolis is included.

Accommodation: Electra Athens (4*)
Acropolis
Acropolis

Day 3: Athens

Enjoy a half day private tour to Sounion. Drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens' most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to Cape Sounion where you will visit the 5th century B.C Temple of Poseidon with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands). This tour takes around 4 hours. Entrance fee to Cape Sounion is included.

Accommodation: Electra Athens (4*)
Cape Sounion
Cape Sounion

Day 4: Athens

Enjoy a day cruise to Saronic Gulf Island. Leave Athens early in the morning by bus to Piraeus Port. After departure, the guide and the hostesses will ask you to assemble in one of the main lounges of the ship to get acquainted and to give you all the information concerning the ship, the program of the cruise and the islands and to make sure you will have a to have a pleasant day. Sail to Hydra where you have free time to explore or take a refreshing swim in the beautiful, blue sea!   Next, sail for Aegina passing through Poros and the seashore of the infamous Peloponnese. Arrive at Aegina for further exploration or another optional swim. Choose if you wish to visit the beautifully preserved Temple of Afea Athena.

On your way back, a traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers will entertain you up to the final moment as the ship arrives back to Athens.

Accommodation: Electra Athens (4*)
Poros
Poros

Day 5: Athens - Istanbul

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle, driver, and assistant is provided.

A welcome package with a city map, e-tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Uyan (4*)

The Hotel Uyan is located in the heart of Sultanahmet, just 50 metres from world-famous St. Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Blue Mosque. It is located 100 metres from breathtaking Topkapi Palace and the Marmara Sea. The hotel consists of two buildings, one of them dating back to 1928 when it was built as an Ottoman house. The property underwent a complete renovation in 2002 and boasts modern services and facilities. One of the hotel's most attracting places is the rooftop terrace where you can enjoy spectacular views over the whole city and the Marmara sea.

Istanbul
Istanbul
Hotel Uyan
Hotel Uyan

Day 6: Istanbul

Explore Istanbul with your own private English-speaking guide and car. The tour includes a visit to the Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (including Treasury, but excluding the Harem section) and the Grand Bazaar, world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops. The tour ends at your hotel.

Accommodation: Uyan (4*)
Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace

Day 7: Istanbul - Cappadocia

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Capadoccia. The flight duration is about 1 hour.

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

During this full day tour, you will be driven to Devrent Valley and then to Pasabagi Valley, to see the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From here you will be driven to Avanos, the famous pottery town, to have lunch. After lunch you will depart from Avanos to see the beautiful examples of Byzantine art in the churches of the Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you will be driven to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, with a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. The tour will be concluded with a visit to Pidgeon Valley.

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat that offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area, which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu Cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia.

Cappadocia
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Day 8: Cappadocia

Enjoy a full day tour in Capadoccia and visit the Ortahisar, a natural citadel carved in rocks. Then visit the subterrenean city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, established in the 7th century by Christians fleeing persecution, in which a visitor is able to descend several levels underground. You will be driven to Cavusin Valley to see the troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the mid 20th century. After lunch a visit to the Red Valley and Wine House, Cappadocia is famous for its fertile vineyards due to the mineral-laden volcanic soil of the area.

Accommodation: Gamirasu Cave (4*)
Cave Dwellings
Cave Dwellings

Day 9: Cappadocia - Istanbul

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a direct flight from Kayseri airport to Istanbul. The flight duration is around 1 hour.

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Uyan (4*)

Day 10: Istanbul

A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Electra Athens (4*): Athens

Electra Athens Hotel is a superior first class property, presenting a perfect blend of excellent Greek tradition along with modern and comfortable facilities. This property is located in the heart of Athens, on Syntagma Square, facing Greek Parliament. Right on the pedestrian street of Ermou, the hotel is within walking distance to the major historical sights and old town of Plaka.The hotel boasts guestrooms and elegantly furnished suites that are extremely comfortable and come with a host of in-room amenities. Start the day by enjoying the delightful, award-winning buffet breakfast and continue with a unique gastronomical journey through the flavours of Mediterranean cuisine, by choosing from a la carte menu for lunch or dinner.

Electra Athens Hotel
Electra Athens Hotel

Uyan (4*): Istanbul

The Hotel Uyan is located in the heart of Sultanahmet, just 50 metres from world-famous St. Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Blue Mosque. It is located 100 metres from breathtaking Topkapi Palace and the Marmara Sea. The hotel consists of two buildings, one of them dating back to 1928 when it was built as an Ottoman house. The property underwent a complete renovation in 2002 and boasts modern services and facilities. One of the hotel's most attracting places is the rooftop terrace where you can enjoy spectacular views over the whole city and the Marmara sea.

Hotel Uyan
Hotel Uyan

Gamirasu Cave (4*): Cappadocia

Gamirasu Cave Hotel is an exquisitely restored 30 room, troglodyte cave house in Ayvali Village near Urgup in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. The hotel is located in a restored thousand-year-old Byzantine monastic retreat that offers modern conveniences without distracting from the spiritual feeling of the area, which has been known to be inhabited for more than five thousand years. Gamirasu Cave Hotel is featured in major international travel guides as one of the best cave hotels of Cappadocia.

Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Gamirasu Cave Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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