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Experience more with so much included

  • Follow in the footsteps of St Paul and St John in Ephesus, the Eastern Mediterranean’s greatest Roman city
  • Visit the mountainside site reputed to be the house of the Virgin Mary
  • Guided tour of the remarkable and little-visited Acropolis of Pergamon
  • See the remains of Homer’s Troy
  • Cross the Straits of the Dardanelles and visit the poignant sites of the Commonwealth cemeteries in Gallipoli and Anzac Cove
  • Visit Hagia Sophia, for a thousand years the greatest church in Christendom
  • Walking tour of Istanbul including the Galata Bridge across the Golden Horn and the Grand Bazaar
  • Tour the extraordinary Topkapi Palace
  • Guided walking tour of the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum, the heart of ancient Athens
  • Guided tour of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games
  • Guided tour of Delphi, home of the legendary ‘oracle’, the ancient fountain of all wisdom
  • Browse through Athens’ famous flea market
  • Cross the engineering marvel that is the Corinth Canal
  • Stay in and explore Nafplion, one of the country’s most charming seaside towns
  • Visit the site of ancient Mycenae, home of Agamemnon
  • Wonder at the perfect symmetry and incredible acoustics of the ancient theatre of Epidaurus
  • Optional trip to the classic Greek islands of Hydra and Spetses
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • Stay in hand-picked the four-star hotels, with daily breakfast and five meals
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Selected departures April to October 2019

 
At a Glance
13 nights in 3 & 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Daily breakfast & 5 meals
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Turkey is the perfect place if you are looking for something a little different and it will not disappoint. It possesses a genuinely unique blend of diverse cultures, centuries of history and an atmosphere that links the mysterious east with the familiar west.

As the cradle of western civilization, of democracy, philosophy, the theatre, and so much more, Greece has drawn visitors for centuries. All have extolled the purity of its skies, the overwhelming hospitality rooted in its ancient civilization and the zest for life of the Greeks themselves. 

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin/double room and includes: scheduled return flights; 13 nights in three and four-star hotels; daily breakfast plus three buffet dinners in Turkey and two in Greece; hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person; the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Included excursions in Turkey are guided tours of Ephesus, Virgin Mary’s House, Temple of Artemis, Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli battlefields, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace.  In Greece excursions included are a walking tour of Athens and guided visits to the Acropolis, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia and Delph

Not included: US$20 Turkish visa payable on arrival and optional entrance to Topkapi Harem quarters is 25 Turkish lira.  Entrances to archaeological sites and museums, approximately €76 per person, or €41 per person for EU citizens over 65 years, optional full-day two-island cruise €34 per person.

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Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Istanbul Airport Kusadasi 1 hr Athens Athens airport 1 hr

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro, Turkish Lira (Euros are also widely used in Turkey but at a poor exchange rate)
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 4 hrs 30 mins to 5 hrs (outbound) and 3 hrs 35 mins (inbound)
  • Language: Greek, Turkish
  • Time zone: GMT+2
  • Country: Greece, Turkey

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.


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