Athens, Islands and Istanbul Adventure

10 days from $3,100 per person*
  • Private guided city tour of Athens, including the ancient Acropolis.
  • Experience the famous beach mecca, Mykonos.
  • Volcano and hot springs tour on renowned Santorini.
  • Private guided city tour in Istanbul, followed by private Bosphorus cruise.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Explore two amazing Mediterranean cities and two gorgeous islands. Start your tour in Athens and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the streets, the Plaka area and of course the famed Acropolis. Start exploring the beauty of the Greek islands with Mykonos and an optional visit to nearby Delos. Continue your tour with Santorini, one of the most stunning Greek islands. Enjoy exploring the villages, visiting the volcano or watching the sunset from Oia. From there, transfer to Istanbul and spend your final days seeing famous Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar or Bosphorus as either private or shared tours. Enjoy worry-free travel with the 24/7 support and the local expertise that we provide. Optional: Extend your tour by adding a visit to the ancient sites of Delphi, Meteora or more islands such as Paros, Crete or Rhodes. Only available April to October.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Athens
    Athens
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Greece - Welcome Package(2)
    • Self-Guided - Afternoon at leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Athens
    Athens
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with New Acropolis Museum - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Athens to Mykonos
    Athens to Mykonos
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Athens - Mykonos [2.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port (all areas except Kalafatis, Elia, K. Livadi, Ano Mera, Agrari, Panormos, Paranga, Paradise) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 4 Mykonos
    Mykonos
    • Transfer - Private - Port (all areas except Kalafatis, Elia, K. Livadi, Ano Mera, Agrari, Panormos, Paranga, Paradise) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Tour - Shared - Delos Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Boat/Guide
    • Transfer - Private - Port (all areas except Kalafatis, Elia, K. Livadi, Ano Mera, Agrari, Panormos, Paranga, Paradise) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 5 Mykonos to Santorini
    Mykonos to Santorini
    • Transfer - Private - Port (all areas except Kalafatis, Elia, K. Livadi, Ano Mera, Agrari, Panormos, Paranga, Paradise) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Mykonos - Santorini [2.5 hrs] - Highspeed - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Port (all areas except Oia) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 6 Santorini
    Santorini
    • Tour - Shared - Caldera, Hot Springs, Thirassia (4 hrs) - Coach/Driver/Boat
  • Day 7 Santorini to Istanbul
    Santorini to Istanbul
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (all areas except Oia) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(3)
    • Turkey - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Tour - Private - Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private - 1/2 Day Bosphorus Cruise (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/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

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

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: New Hotel (4*)

The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in Athens, an ideal destination for a unique and unforgettable stay. The hotel is renowned because it was designed by the brothers Campana, who have created this splendid structure joining together the charm of ancient Athens with the best modern amenities. The ambiences of the hotel are sophisticated and accurate down to the smallest detail, provided with sleek jagged mirrors and bespoke modern furniture, which were created from the use of recycled materials and wisely made by local art students. As for gastronomy, the hotel features an optimal restaurant that is able to satisfy even the most demanding palate. In fact, the restaurant proposes a big variety of optimal local products, always fresh and selected.

Athens
Athens
New Hotel
New Hotel

Day 2: Athens

This private tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert guide will take you to see the city centre, Constitution Square, House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see Hadrian's Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally, the Parthenon. You will complete your visit with the Acropolis Museum. Entrance fees to the New Acropolis Museum are included.

Accommodation: New Hotel (4*)
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus

Day 3: Athens - Mykonos

A port transfer with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a transfer by high speed ferry to Mykonos. The duration takes approximately 2.5 hours.

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Petasos Beach (4*)

Petasos Beach Hotel luxuriously renovated combines aesthetically perfect premises with breathtaking nature. Its innovative rooms offer stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Petasos Beach is on a private peninsula between Platis Yialos and Psarou Beach. It offers a spa & health center, a fitness center and 2-level swimming pool with waterfall. The guests, in the comfort of an environment decorated with style and good taste, will enjoy personalized services in surroundings overlooking the deep blue colors of the Aegean Sea.

Petasos Beach Hotel
Petasos Beach Hotel

Day 4: Mykonos

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Take a tour of the now uninhabited island of Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece. The Delos Island archaeological sanctuary, birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, is listed by Unesco as one of mankind's most important cultural and historical sites. Delos was a sacred island for Ancient Greeks and with the Delos oracle being second only to that of Delphi the island became the holiest place in the Aegean. As a result there grew a flourishing commercial town & harbor on Delos with a large population, temples, and open air theatre.The short boat trip and guided tour to this now uninhabited island of Delos, will give you some facts and a remarkable insight of the Hellenistic ruins dating from 300 B.C.

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Petasos Beach (4*)
Cleopatra's House
Cleopatra's House

Day 5: Mykonos - Santorini

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a transfer by ferry to Santorini. The high speed ferry takes approximately 2.5 hours.

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Accommodation: Cliff Side Suites (4*)

Cliff Side Suites are newly renovated and refurbished as they stand on the natural rim where the most enchanting and fascinating sunset of the world is happening. Cliff Side Suites pay great respect to the Aegean architectural style and the complex promotes the design and comfort of locality along with a blissful merge of pleasant colors. The white of the walls is combined perfectly with the colors on the doors and the windows creating a magic environment to stay and feel Santorini’s higher state of style and hospitality. 23 private suites with all the finest comforts, built in a cave- like structure with small yards or balconies in the edge of the cliff of Firostefani, a small village close to Fira offering one of the best view spots in the island.

Santorini
Santorini
Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Cliff Side Suites Hotel

Day 6: Santorini

Today you will be transferred to the Athinios port where a boat will be waiting to take you on a semi-private cruise. Explore the caldera where you will have the opportunity to climb to the top of the crater. Your next stop will be to the famous hot springs, considered to have healing powers. Continue your tour with Thirassia Island, where you will have a few hours at leisure. At the end of the tour the boat sails back along the coast and ends at the port of Athinios, where buses will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Tour includes: roundtrip transfers, cold sandwiches, drinks, snorkeling equipment. 

Accommodation: Cliff Side Suites (4*)
Volcanic Coast
Volcanic Coast

Day 7: Santorini - Istanbul

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

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

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: Tomtom Suites (4*)

Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story.

Istanbul
Istanbul
Tomtom Suite
Tomtom Suite

Day 8: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour of Istanbul with a private guide who will show you the most important sights. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were once held, the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops, and Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans. The Harem section of Topkapi Palace is not included.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)
Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

Day 9: Istanbul

Enjoy a half day cruise by public boat on the Bosphorus, the unique winding strait separating two continents. The shores offer a beautiful harmony of the old wooden mansions, marble palaces, stunning mosques and modern buildings. Among the most famous to be seen are; Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ortakoy area, Maiden’s Tower. Spice market, a marketplace for herbs and spices since centuries will also be visited.

Accommodation: Tomtom Suites (4*)
Bosphorus
Bosphorus

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.

New Hotel (4*): Athens

The New Hotel is a splendid structure situated in Athens, an ideal destination for a unique and unforgettable stay. The hotel is renowned because it was designed by the brothers Campana, who have created this splendid structure joining together the charm of ancient Athens with the best modern amenities. The ambiences of the hotel are sophisticated and accurate down to the smallest detail, provided with sleek jagged mirrors and bespoke modern furniture, which were created from the use of recycled materials and wisely made by local art students. As for gastronomy, the hotel features an optimal restaurant that is able to satisfy even the most demanding palate. In fact, the restaurant proposes a big variety of optimal local products, always fresh and selected.

New Hotel
New Hotel
New Hotel Lobby
New Hotel Lobby

Petasos Beach (4*) : Mykonos

Petasos Beach Hotel luxuriously renovated combines aesthetically perfect premises with breathtaking nature. Its innovative rooms offer stunning views of the Aegean Sea. Petasos Beach is on a private peninsula between Platis Yialos and Psarou Beach. It offers a spa & health center, a fitness center and 2-level swimming pool with waterfall. The guests, in the comfort of an environment decorated with style and good taste, will enjoy personalized services in surroundings overlooking the deep blue colors of the Aegean Sea.

Petasos Beach Hotel
Petasos Beach Hotel

Cliff Side Suites (4*): Santorini

Cliff Side Suites are newly renovated and refurbished as they stand on the natural rim where the most enchanting and fascinating sunset of the world is happening. Cliff Side Suites pay great respect to the Aegean architectural style and the complex promotes the design and comfort of locality along with a blissful merge of pleasant colors. The white of the walls is combined perfectly with the colors on the doors and the windows creating a magic environment to stay and feel Santorini’s higher state of style and hospitality. 23 private suites with all the finest comforts, built in a cave- like structure with small yards or balconies in the edge of the cliff of Firostefani, a small village close to Fira offering one of the best view spots in the island.

Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Cliff Side Suites Hotel
Pool Side
Pool Side

Tomtom Suites (4*): Istanbul

Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story.

Tomtom Suite
Tomtom Suite
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.
  • Nancy L. — May 25, 2016 — Europe

    Thank you very much for all of your efforts. We had a wonderful trip to France. This was our third trip with Kensington. Once again it was perfect. The guides, hotels, drivers, suggestions, everything was lovely. It was rewarding to be able to plan the trip together. Thank you for your flexibility and expertise.

  • William C. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    We had a great time. Loved Amboise and Le Choisel and the chateau tour. Thanks

  • Betty H. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Once again Kensington did a magnificent job for us. They planned the tour around just what we wanted to see. The guides were very knowledgeable. The drivers were always on the dot and excellent as well.

  • Connie P. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    The sunset cruise on the island of Santorini was fabulous!

  • Elijah S. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Once again, Kensington Tours did not disappoint. Our accommodations in Greece were marvelous, the private vehicles were comfortable, and the selected itineraries were well planned. What truly made our vacation memorable were the tour guides. Everyone was professional, courteous, friendly, and possessed an impressive knowledge of history and culture. Our guides added a new level of appreciation and depth to our travels through Greece. We're already planning a repeat visit. Highest possible recommendation and bravo!

  • Andrea H. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    We really enjoyed our experience. Our guides were fantastic in each place we went and the hotels were also superb. Great experience.

  • Glen G. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Theresa planned a wonderful trip for us. The additional stopovers in Bratislava and Cesky Krumlov were fantastic. Guides were exceptional and really made the travel day worthwhile. All hotels were excellent. Well located within easy walking distance of prime city tourist areas, excellent breakfasts, very clean and comfortable. All of our guides were good - feel Monica in Vienna was exceptional - she really knew her stuff and was a wealth of knowledge.

  • Catherine B. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    Andreia and Jose, our driver, were very professional. Andreia was knowledgeable, spoke very good English, and was very understanding and very helpful. Jose was an excellent driver. The car was very clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed and appreciated the personal attention and the tours provided at our own pace.

  • David J. — May 19, 2016 — Europe

    The hotels were 3 star and in the center of the most interesting parts of the cities - just as I prefer. Guide Ion Dima was 5 star and a pleasure to be touring with.

  • Connie S. — May 18, 2016 — Europe

    Both my guides were extraordinary in their knowledge, rapport and professionalism.

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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