The Best of Turkey with 6-Night Greek Cruise
About Topkapi Palace, Turkey
Enjoy a week vacation in this fascinating country and visit the main highlights: Start in Istanbul where a welcome dinner is included, as well as guided sightseeing with visits to Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and more. A special visit has been included to the Underground Cistern, mentioned in Dan Brown’s book Inferno. See the Anzac Cemetery, cross the Dardanelles by ferry, and visit the archaeological site of Troy. In Pergamum, visit its museum and the Asclepion. Continue to Ephesus, visit the archaeological site and receive a group picture. In Pamukkale, visit the Hierapolis, in Bursa, the Green Ottoman Complex and the Great Mosque, and in Iznik, visits to the St. Sophia Church and the archaeological museum are included. Return to Istanbul in style and enjoy a leisurely private cruise on the Bosporus, then a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Embark on a six-night cruise from Istanbul, visiting Kusadasi, Santorini (weather permitting), Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios and Mykonos, before disembarking in Lavrion for a final overnight in Athens.
ISTANBUL Welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, including visits to Topkapi Seraglio, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, [LF] visit the underground cistern, and Grand Bazaar, [LF] private cruise on the BosporusDARDANELLES Ferry crossing of the StraitsANZAC Pay tribute to the fallen war heroes at the cemeteryTROY Guided visit of the archaeological sitePERGAMUM Guided visit of the Pergamum Museum and AsclepionEPHESUS Guided visit of the archaeological site and museum; group picturePAMUKKALE Guided visit of the HierapolisBURSA Guided sightseeing including a visit to the Great MosqueIZNIK Visit St. Sophia Church and the archaeological museumCRUISING 6-night cruise to Kusadasi, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios, MykonosATHENS Guided sightseeing, visit the AcropolisCruise Details :Rotation of ports of call may vary for congestion reasons at certain ports with or without prior notice.Cabin categories: Inside cabin (category IC), Outside cabin (category XD)All cabins with two lower beds, private shower, and toilet.Full entertainment program on board.Globus Host service throughout the cruise.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. At time of printing, the ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the MTS Cristal, operated by Louis Cruise Lines. Certain departures may be operated by other Louis Cruise Line ships of equivalent standard
ISTANBUL The Zurich Hotel (SF)TROY AREA Kolin (F) at CanakkaleKUSADASI Charisma Hotel (SF)PAMUKKALE Lycus River (F) at KarahayitBURSA Kervansaray Thermal (F)GREEK CRUISE Louis Cruise Line
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 6 lunches (L); 12 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner and a special farewell dinner with wine in Istanbul
NOTE:Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi or minibus; ferry; boat cruise