Explore Istanbul the epicenter of Turkey's hustle and bustle. A frenzy of business, nightclubs, entertainment and culture, the city is a heaven for those who like all their senses stimulated. A private dinner cruise on Bosphorus is definitely a "must" in your tour. Your tour continues with few days in the port city of Bodrum. A tour to the ancient town of Ephesus is a memorable experience. After Turkey, continue your tour with few days in Greece to discover the charm of Athens and the Greek Islands . Embark on the ferry that connects Athens and Santorini. Once in Santorini, take your time to explore Fira town, the beautiful Kamari Beach, the Nea Kameni island (the volcano) and to enjoy the famous sunset at Oia village.
Enjoy a private airport transfer today with a car/driver and airport assistant.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, plane tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy Bosphorus cruise with dinner on a private yacht this evening. You will cross the Bosphorus by driving through the Intercontinental Suspension Bridge to go over the Asian side of Istanbul. While sailing up the Bosphorus, you will see Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. The panoramic view of Istanbul by the Bosphorus at night and dinner will both be memorable. After the cruise you will be transferred to the hotel.
The Levni Hotel (4*) is distinguished by history and art and is located in the heart of the city. It features 75 rooms. Traditional Ottoman and Turkish cuisine as well as international dishes are served in the restaurant. There is a Swimming pool, Spa and Fitness Center on-site.
Enjoy a full day tour of Istanbul and see the most important sights. Visit the St. Sophia Church, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture); the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles; Byzantine Hippodrome, where once chariot races were held; and the Grand Bazaar, world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops. Afterwards, visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (The Harem section is not included in the tour). The tour ends at your hotel.
Enjoy a gourmet lunch (included in the tour cost).
Airport transfer with your private car and driver.
Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Bodrum. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.
Enjoy an airport transfer with your private car and driver.
Enjoy special welcome amenities to enliven your love, memorable hours of couple’s aroma massage in the private spa suite crowned with a bottle of Champagne and chocolates, relaxing aroma bath in the comfort of your room and a candle lit dinner overlooking a landscape of elegance.
Located on one of the magnificent bays of Bodrum, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay (5*) has unparalleled views of the Aegean and its very own private bay. Savour peaceful tranquillity and experience a new level of luxury surrounded by unsurpassed service at this unique property. Each and every one of the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay’s 173 rooms and suites has its own balcony or terrace to enjoy the magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. Six Senses Spa, one of the largest spas in the Mediterranean, the biggest infinity pool in the region and the finest service are some of the signature details of this glorious property.
Enjoy a full day tour with your private car and guide. Drive to Selcuk, to visit the world-famous Antique City of Ephesus, including the Arcadian Way, the Antique Theater, the Roman Baths, and the Celcus Library. Return to your hotel.
Enjoy a one hour flight from Bodrum to Istanbul included in the tour price.
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Enjoy your private airport transfer today.
Your evening will start with a panoramic tour of Athens. Then, proceed for dinner in Plaka, the old city, in a typical Greek tavern with folk music and dancers.
Grande Bretagne Hotel (5*) located in a prime location, opposite Constitution Square and the House of Parliament, Hotel boasts luxurious rooms and stunning city views from its magnificent rooftop terrace.The lavish rooms are appointed with the finest furnishings. The marble bathrooms feature a vanity counter, separate bathtub, and shower. Some rooms have balconies facing the Acropolis, and the daily changing of the guard at the parliament building. The historic GB Corner is recognized as one the capital’s famous hotspots. From Grande Bretagne’s rooftop you can see the original Olympic Stadium as you dive into the pool; the Acropolis from your barstool; the Parthenon as you sample the finest Mediterranean cuisine.
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides take you to see the center of the city, Constitution Square(Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the NationalLibrary .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 the Hadrian's Arch , visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will 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 harmony between material and spirit ', the monument that 'puts order in mind', the Parthenon.
Enjoy a private port transfer in Athens with private vehicle and driver.
Enjoy a transfer by High speed ferry to Thira.
Enjoy a private port transfer with vehicle and driver in Santorini.
Dana Villas are a group of studios and apartments perched on the rim of the cliff in Firostefani. The villas are located close to the capital of the island, yet, are away from the noisy city centre. The attractive studios and apartments are furnished in Santorinian decor with great attention to quality and detail. The complex also offers a swimming pool with a pool bar, restaurant, cafe, buffet breakfast, an outdoor heated jacuzzi, and the most breathtaking views of the ocean, the volcano, and the sunset from rooms. All rooms offer a guaranteed ocean view.
An optional tour that you may be interested in doing is going to Thira and Oia villages. Driving along the road you will have the unique opportunity to admire the panoramic views of the Aegean sea and the neighbouring islands. Enjoy the unique layers of lava can be seen on the face of the rock, each layer is another phase in the life of this active volcano. Built on the Caldera rim, Oia Village is an excellent example of Cycladic architecture. Accompanied by your guide, explore the village, walk along the cobble-stoned streets adorned by white washed houses and blue shutters. The tour will then proceed to the town of Thira, an attractive town perched on the Caldera rim. Here, you will have time to stroll along the lanes of the little town or relax over a coffee as you gaze down upon Kamenes, the two black volcanic islets in the Caldera bay. A short cable car ride will take you down to the pier to rejoin the ship. Please let your Sales Advisor know if you would like to add this tour to your itinerary.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Take a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver in Santorini.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Greece for the most up to date visa information.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Turkey for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/turkey.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Ankara. Government: Republic since 1923. Language: Turkish. Kurdish is also spoken by a minority in the southeast. French, German and English are widely spoken in major cities and tourist areas. Religion: Muslim, mostly Sunni, with a very small Christian minority. Turkey is a secular state which guarantees complete freedom of worship to non-Muslims. Time: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Telephone: Country code +90. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is mostly good, but can be patchy in some rural areas in eastern Turkey. Internet: Internet cafes exist in main urban areas. Some restaurants and hotels have Wi-Fi Internet access.
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