Upon arrival at Istanbul airport our transfer driver will be waiting for you, in order to transfer you to your hotel in the city. After check-in at your room, you can go to our offices where you will be given a brief instruction and your itinerary by one of Road Runner Travel’s agents.
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up for a full day tour of the old part of Istanbul to visit Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Egyptian Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column of the Temple of Delphi, the German Fountain, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace, after the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you up for a full day in the southern part of Cappadocia to visit the Valley of Doves, Uchisar Castle, the multi-level ancient city of Kaymaklı, which has 5 floors and extends to a depth of approximately 40m. Then following to the Red Valley, this beautiful valley owes its name to the pink colored rock. Here we will take a 2-hour hike to see the beauty of the valley with several subway dwellings carved into the rock and churches from the Byzantine era. The tour will end at approximately 5:00 pm. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel to pick up your luggage for the transfer to the airport. Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir, upon arrival at Izmir airport our transfer driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, in order to transfer you to your hotel in Ephesus region.
Packages greece turkey and croatia
I already told you in my article on what to see in Italy in 30 days, the Mediterranean countries have so many things to visit. Ruins of ancient civilizations, incredible landscapes, cities with narrow streets, palaces and castles, etc?
Greece and Turkey are no exception. Among the things to visit in Greece is the Acropolis of Athens, one of the great wonders of the ancient world that remain today, the Sanctuary of Zeus or the Oracle of Delphi among other options.
In both countries there are many other places to see, but I think this option I propose is very interesting. I can also prepare trips to other areas of these countries, just tell me what your tastes and interests are.
As we have few days to share between Greece and Turkey, I have selected the most important parts of mainland Greece. In this itinerary we will visit Athens and the Peloponnese, the most important peninsula of Greece since classical times.
Instead of the Peloponnese we can substitute other options in its islands such as Mykonos if we are looking for a party, Santorini or even Rhodes, with its completely walled medieval capital and next to the Turkish coast.
Greece and Istanbul
Entrances: Acrocorinth Fortress, Mycenae, Archaeological Site of Olympia, Patras Castle, Patras Castle, Greek Theatre of Epidaurus, Roman Theatre of Aspendos at Aspendo, Greek Temple of Apollo at Side, Tartan Evi at Karaman, Gumusler Monastery; Underground City of Kainacli; Goreme Valley; Uchisar; in Nigde, Ihlara Valley in Ihlara, Caravanserai; Mevlana Mausoleum in Konya, Pamukkale – Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Virgin Mary House; St. John’s Basilica; Ephesus Ruins, Topkapi Palace and Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque in Istanbul.
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Day 01 Athens – Welcome. Transfer to the hotel and free time. You will receive information in the afternoon for the beginning of your tour, or through the information signs located at the hotel reception.
Turkey and Greece
We will arrive at the airport two hours before the flight to the fascinating Istanbul, where we will be expected to transfer to the hotel where we will stay in the first part of the trip. And we will have the whole day free to enjoy what was the ancient Constantinople of the Byzantine Empire, meeting point between Asia and Europe.
After breakfast, we will depart for Ankara, where we will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, one of the most important political figures of the 20th century. After lunch, we will visit the Independence Museum, with further references to the Turkish leader. We will then settle into our hotel in Ankara, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
Once we have finished breakfast at the hotel, we will leave Ankara for Cappadocia, one of the most amazing scenic destinations in the world and will visit, en route, an ancient ‘caravanserai’ (typical caravan resting place). Upon arrival, we will have lunch and take a first contact with the region by visiting the village of Avanos, the pottery market and the fortress located in the Uchisar Valley. Afterwards, we will go to the hotel to check in and freshen up, and we will be able to attend, optionally, a folkloric dance show with drinks included. Finally, we will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.