Absolute Turkey This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region?s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you’ve left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.HighlightsDiscover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, marvel at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia, enjoy dinner in a local family home, relax on an overnight boat trip, live like a local in a Turkish village.AccommodationHotels (12 nts), simple village homestay (1 nt), boat (1 nt, multi-share, hotel stay if inclement weather).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.Group Size NotesMax 15, avg 10.Meals Included14 breakfasts, 3 dinnersWhat’s IncludedG Adventures for Good: G?neysinir Community Park , G?neysinir
G Adventures for Good: ??p(m)adam Visit, Ayvalik
Local Living: Dinner with Local Family, ?avusin
Local Living: Turkish Village Homestay, G?neysinir. Istanbul city walking tour. Visit to the G?reme Open Air Museum. Underground city exploration. Overnight boat trip (Mediterranean sea, weather permitting). Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk. Ephesus entrance and visit. Ottoman mansion stay. Troy entrance and guided visit. Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
The iconic Greek Islands are yours to discover on a guided cruise & tour of Greece. You?ve dreamed of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea and strolling through whitewashed buildings above pristine beaches. Now you can have both with a guided tour of Greece and cruising the Greek Islands. History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece’s ancient sites. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, you’ll also visit the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC and described in Homer?s epic poem, “Iliad.” Also see the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus. In ancient Greece, people traveled to Delphi to seek the wisdom of the Oracle. Learn about the Oracle, tour the excavations, and visit the Archaeological Museum. To add to your Greek experience enjoy a Sirtaki dance lesson and try a glass of ouzo. Plus, you’ll be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring this country to life by sharing its history, stories, and insider secrets. Take your escorted Greek vacation adventure further! Cruise the Greek Islands for 4-nights to experience the world-renowned Aegean Sea portion of the Mediterranean. Sail from Athens in an outside cabin aboard a Celestyal Cruise ship to the legendary island of Mykonos. Wander amid its iconic windmills and white houses. Next, you?ll sail towards the shores of Turkey to visit Kusadasi and the ancient excavations of Ephesus. Begin your crossing of the Aegean waters to the tiny Greek island of Patmos, then to the island of Rhodes. You?ll explore the clifftop acropolis of Lindos and Athena?s Temple. Next, sail to Crete and dock at Heraklion to explore site of 3000 BC civilization. You?ll also sail to the panoramic and volcanic island of Santorini-“The Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Relax while basking in the beauty of the sea as you return to Athens. From the picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic sights and sailing the Aegean Sea, this guided tour of Greece has it all-including four spectacular nights on a Greek Island cruise.Included Features:ATHENS Welcome drink; guided sightseeing, visit the AcropolisCORINTH Cross the canalMYCENAE Guided visit of the excavations and museumEPIDAURUS Guided visit of the 2,300-year-old open-air theater OLYMPIA Guided visit of the archaeological site and the museum; [LF] learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizerDELPHI Guided visit of the excavations, visit the Archaeological Museum; [LF] learn to dance the sirtaki and have a glass of OuzoARACHOVA visit the townCRUISING Four-night cruise to Mykonos; Kusadasi (Turkey), with an included excursion to the ruins of Ephesus; Patmos, Rhodes with an included excursion of the Old Town, Heraklion, Santorini (weather permitting)CRUISE DETAILS:Gratuities to service personnel on board and port taxes are included. Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.Outside cabin (category XB). All cabins with two lower beds and private shower and toilet.Full entertainment program on board.Drink package: selection of non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks.Globus Host service throughout the cruisePlease ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the Celestyal Olympia, operated by Celestyal Cruises.
Absolute Turkey: Winter This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region?s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you’ve left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.HighlightsDiscover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, marvel at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia, enjoy dinner in a local family home.AccommodationHotels (14 nts).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.Group Size NotesMax 15, avg 10.Meals Included14 breakfasts, 3 dinnersWhat’s IncludedG Adventures for Good: ??p(m)adam Visit, Ayvalik
Local Living: Dinner with Local Family, ?avusin
Hands-On: Cooking Class, Sel?uk. Istanbul walking tour. Visit to the G?reme Open Air Museum. Guided walk in a valley with Underground City exploration. Traditional dinner with local family (Cappadocia). Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk. Ephesus entrance and visit. Cooking class in a nearby village. Troy entrance and guided visit. Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit.
The Northern Trek
With 26-days up your sleeve, this is more than just a holiday. Roam the romantic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Bulgaria, learn the art of a beer stein in Germany, & visit the iconic Prater fun park in Vienna. These 19 countries woven between Athens & London will leave you utterly love drunk.
Sightseeing of Buda, Pest, the Royal Palace, the Church of St. Matthias, the Chain Bridge & Fisherman's Bastion
See Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral & the State Opera House
Scenic drive along the historic Ring Road
For 21 nights of campfire fun, you'll be snoozing two-to-a-tent on comfy air mattresses. Another 4 nights will be spent in hotel upgrades.
In addition to 25 breakfasts, we'll be keeping you fed and watered with 17 included dinners. Think rich moussaka in Bulgaria, baked lamb in Albania and lashings of late-night Dutch fries in the Netherlands.
You'll be safe in the hands of your professional Trip Manager, who knows the streets of Europe better than you know the hairs on your toes. An on-road cook will be whipping up tasty treats, and when it comes to transport, an experienced and legendary driver team will be taking the reins. Trust us, they're always a hoot.
Highlights Of Greece With 3 Day Aegean Cruise Highlights Of Greece With 3 Day Aegean Cruise
Travel back to a time of legends, gods and philosophers, as you journey from the ancient city of Athens to Crete, passing the Sacred Way at Delphi, mythical hilltop monasteries and the vibrant Aegean ports of Mykonos, Kusadasi and Santorini.
Athens Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist includes a visit to the magnificent Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. View Hadrian's Arch Crete Spend time in the port town of Heraklion Delphi Visit the home of the Oracle and the Temple of Apollo with a Local Specialist Kusadasi Visit the thriving Turkish port town Meteora Visit one of the iconic rock monasteries with a Local Specialist Mykonos Spend the evening exploring this lively island Patmos Explore this idyllic island Santorini Enjoy a relaxing evening in the cliff top town of Fira
7 Buffet Breakfast
3 Cruise lunches
4 Three course dinners
First class travel Highlights
Luxury air-conditioned coach
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Variety of Optional Experiences
An expert Travel Director and separate driver
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Best Of Turkey With Anzac Day First Look 2019A fabled land of fairy chimneys, Whirling Dervishes and cotton castles is yours to explore on this leisurely journey through Turkey. Visit the extraordinary excavations at Ephesus, one of the best preserved Roman theatres in the world, and the underground city of Sarhatli on the ancient Silk Road. Marvel at volcanic landscapes, the ruins of ancient civilisations and Istanbul’s bustling city markets.Sightseeing HighlightsCity tour in IstanbulVisit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Anzac Cove and the poignant War Cemeteries at Gallipoli, the ruins of the ancient city at Troy, the Asclepion Medical Centre at Pergamon, the Virgin Mary’s House at Ephesus, the ruins of the Roman health spa at Hierapolis, the Cotton Castle Springs in Pamukkale, the Archaeological Museum in Antalya, the Roman cities at Perge and Aspendos, the home of the Whirling Dervishes at Konya, a caravansary on the Ancient Silk Road, the underground city of Saratli, G?reme Open Air Museum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation at AnkaraDining Highlights13 buffet breakfasts1 lunch (Be My Guest)11 dinnersFirst class travel HighlightsAudio Headsets for flexible sightseeingDaily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening mealsLuxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)Ferry across the Dardanelles from Eceabat to ?anakkale.Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trustedHand-picked Insider ExperiencesOptional Experiences and free timeAll porterage and restaurant gratuitiesMust-see sightseeing and surprise extrasAn expert Travel Director and separate DriverAll hotel tips, charges and local taxesVIP entry to many sights
Mediterranean Dreams Premier (Summer 2018)
Discover the exotic flavours, ancient heritage and unrivalled beauty of one of the world's most desirable destinations, as you cruise to hidden coves, sandy beaches and white-washed villages over 4 days.
Cruising: While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, and hot beverages.Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (BB), 4 Lunches (L) and 4 Dinners (D), all with tea or coffee. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
Athens: Delve into the glorious Greek history with a visit to the Acropolis, still dominating the frantic bustle of modern Athens with its serene presence. Admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century BC to the honour of the goddess Athena, see the Caryatid beauties as well as the smaller Temple of Athena Nike.Kusadasi: If you choose to visit Kusadasi, your Local Expert guides you through the famous archaeological site of Ephesus.Heraklion: If you decide to visit Samos, you will enjoy free time on the island and while in Crete, join in a guided visit of the Palace of King Minos.Santorini: Your Local Expert takes you to the village of Oia, one of the most picturesque Cycladic village.
Stay At The Best Addresses
Cruising: Celestyal Cruise ships operating in the Eastern Mediterranean are typically in a more local style and are smaller than many ocean-going vessels – which is also reflected in cabin size. However, these ships are well-suited to the Greek islands, allowing easier access to the ports of call. All mid-size cruise ships feature air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants.
Top Rated Highlights
Mediterranean Dreams Cruising: Visit the Greek Islands of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. Call in at the Turkish port of Kusadasi or the Greek Island of Samos.
Additional five Star Services
Your knowledgeable local Insight host will ensure your time in Athens is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom or 40 seats may be used on occasion.
On departures with 8 or more guests, personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door. Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
4 nights aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, outdoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon, casino, bars & restaurants. You will enjoy the services of a Cruise Director, while on board, and all port taxes and crew gratuities are included. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily onboard your ship and we provide an all-inclusive soft-drinks package. This can be upgraded, at an additional cost, to include alcohol once you board your cruise.
2 shore excursions are included: Visiting Oia village in Santorini and a choice of visiting either Kusadasi and Ephesus or the Palace of Minos in Crete. Transfers are included between Insight hotels and cruise port. Complimentary transfers from/to Athens Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.