Athens, Islands and Istanbul Adventure

10 days from $2,410 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
    • 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)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Mykonos
    Mykonos
    • Transfer - Private - Port (all areas except Kalafatis, Elia, K. Livadi, Ano Mera, Agrari, Panormos, Paranga, Paradise) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • 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)
    Breakfast
  • 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)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Santorini
    Santorini
    • Shared - Volcano, Hot Springs & Thirassia (6hrs) - Boat/Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • 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
  • Day 8 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private - Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
  • Day 9 Istanbul
    Istanbul
    • Private - 1/2 Day Bosphorus Cruise (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
  • 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: Electra Ermou (4*)

Electra Ermou 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 Ermou Hotel
Electra Ermou 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: Electra Ermou (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: Yiannaki (4*)

The Yiannaki Hotel is located in the settlement of Ornos, in a beautiful bay area on the western side of Mykonos Island. The hotel is situated just 200 meters from the beach and offers a beautiful view from the room balconies. The hotel has been recently refurbished with excellent facilities complementing the ever excellent service. The Yiannaki Hotel was built according to the traditional Cycladic architectural style and is comprised of 45 tastefully furnished rooms. Painted in the traditional Greek colours of blue and white, the Yiannaki Hotel is the perfect setting for your time on Mykonos island and is well situated for a day on the beach or a night on the town.

Yiannaki Hotel
Yiannaki 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: Yiannaki (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: El Greco (4*)

The El Greco Resort is located minutes away from the centre of the magnificent Fira town, the capital of the unique and beautiful Santorini. The traditional and colourful architecture found here enhances the spacious surroundings and add to the overall environment of leisure. Guests of El Greco are welcomed by exceptional staff that will cater to the need of all guests. El Greco is a well balanced establishment equally suitable for families due to its location and facilities and for couples due to its colourful reflection of charm. The nearest beach is Monolithos and is only 7km away. The black sandy beach of Kamari is 12km away, and the largest beach on the island of Santorini, Perissa, is only 14km away.

Santorini
Santorini
El Greco Hotel
El Greco Hotel

Day 6: Santorini

Start this shared tour with a drive to Athinios for a boat cruise. The first stop is the isle of Nea Kameni, 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.

Accommodation: El Greco (4*)
Santorini's Volcanic Coast
Santorini's 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: Ottoman Imperial (4*)

The Ottoman Imperial Hotel (4*) is situated in a truly privileged location of the city, on an elevated position, surrounded by all the major historical and cultural sites in the heart of the old town. This is an inspiring location all year round, in the middle of the old city, within easy walking distance of Sultanahmet Square and the main historic shopping and harbour districts and just 16 km away from the Atatürk International Airport. The Ottoman Imperial will provide you with traditional Turkish hospitality, comfort, unbeatable views of the Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Square, as well as a blend of Ottoman and Istanbul cuisine. With its exquisitely furnished guest rooms reflecting Ottoman art, and trend-setting restaurants and bars, the Ottoman Imperial responds to the needs of the most demanding travelers.

Istanbul
Istanbul
Ottoman Imperial Hotel
Ottoman Imperial Hotel

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: Ottoman Imperial (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: Ottoman Imperial (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.

Electra Ermou (4*): Athens

Electra Ermou 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 Ermou Hotel
Electra Ermou Hotel

Yiannaki (4*): Mykonos

The Yiannaki Hotel is located in the settlement of Ornos, in a beautiful bay area on the western side of Mykonos Island. The hotel is situated just 200 meters from the beach and offers a beautiful view from the room balconies. The hotel has been recently refurbished with excellent facilities complementing the ever excellent service. The Yiannaki Hotel was built according to the traditional Cycladic architectural style and is comprised of 45 tastefully furnished rooms. Painted in the traditional Greek colours of blue and white, the Yiannaki Hotel is the perfect setting for your time on Mykonos island and is well situated for a day on the beach or a night on the town.

Yiannaki Hotel
Yiannaki Hotel

El Greco (4*): Santorini

The El Greco Resort is located minutes away from the centre of the magnificent Fira town, the capital of the unique and beautiful Santorini. The traditional and colourful architecture found here enhances the spacious surroundings and add to the overall environment of leisure. Guests of El Greco are welcomed by exceptional staff that will cater to the need of all guests. El Greco is a well balanced establishment equally suitable for families due to its location and facilities and for couples due to its colourful reflection of charm. The nearest beach is Monolithos and is only 7km away. The black sandy beach of Kamari is 12km away, and the largest beach on the island of Santorini, Perissa, is only 14km away.

El Greco Hotel
El Greco Hotel

Ottoman Imperial (4*): Istanbul

The Ottoman Imperial Hotel (4*) is situated in a truly privileged location of the city, on an elevated position, surrounded by all the major historical and cultural sites in the heart of the old town. This is an inspiring location all year round, in the middle of the old city, within easy walking distance of Sultanahmet Square and the main historic shopping and harbour districts and just 16 km away from the Atatürk International Airport. The Ottoman Imperial will provide you with traditional Turkish hospitality, comfort, unbeatable views of the Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Square, as well as a blend of Ottoman and Istanbul cuisine. With its exquisitely furnished guest rooms reflecting Ottoman art, and trend-setting restaurants and bars, the Ottoman Imperial responds to the needs of the most demanding travelers.

Ottoman Imperial Hotel
Ottoman Imperial Hotel
Ottoman Imperial Hotel Terrace
Ottoman Imperial Hotel Terrace
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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    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

  • Coby Scherr — November 05, 2013 — Europe

    Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours.

  • Couples Dellinger & Hubbell — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back.

  • John Edstrom — October 22, 2013 — Europe

    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

    My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again.

  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

  • Jay Steffan — September 24, 2013 — Europe

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.

    We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip.

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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