From (AUD)$13,795
Days24
Airfares included
Uncover treasures from these two vibrant countries. Journey from Istanbul to Athens via incredible Cappadocia, magical Meteora and cruise the idyllic Greek Islands. Delve into classical history, explore colourful bazaars, visit the amazing hot springs of Pamukkale, and more on this fascinating small group tour.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $345pp pre-paid
Transport — Bus, Cruise ship, Ferry, Plane & Train
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Visit Ephesus, the largest Roman city ever uncovered. Walking down the marble covered streets, you’ll get a feel for what life was like for the 300,000 people that once called the city home.

Discover Göreme Valley, featuring an incredible lunar-like atmosphere where rain erosion over thousands of years gave birth to peculiar rock formations called "Fairy Chimneys."

Visit the architecturally stunning Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Its domed exterior with six minarets is so impressive it’s hard to believe it’s real.

Cruise the stunning Aegean Sea, stopping to take in the sights of the picturesque Greek Islands of Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini.

Special Experiences

Excite your taste buds with some of Turkey’s most famous delicacies, including baklava, Turkish coffee, and of course, Turkish delight!
Honour the ANZACs at Gallipoli with a specialist guide, as we explore ANZAC Cove, the Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair Memorials, and Johnston's Jolly.
Visit a family in Cappadocia and learn to prepare some of the local culinary specialties in a hands-on cooking class.
Visit a local restaurant where we’ll enjoy a hands-on lesson and cook up a Greek feast for lunch.
From the village of Diakopto, we’ll embark on a 'Rack and Pinion' train journey along the 19th century Odontotos Rack Railway through the stunning Vouraikos Gorge.

Itinerary Turkey & Greece

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Turkey & Greece

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Turkish Delights

  • Tour Istanbul's magnificent Topkapi Palace
  • Admire the unique Blue Mosque
  • Taste Turkish cuisine, including coffee, Turkish delights and baklava
  • Browse the Istanbul Spice Bazaar
  • Explore Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar
  • Walk across the Hippodrome
  • Visit the Underground Basilica Cistern
  • Tour Istanbul's domed Basilica of St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia)
  • Visit the World War I battlefields famous for the ANZAC involvement in the Gallipoli Campaign
  • Stop in the famous town of Troy
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class with the locals
  • Visit the open-air museum at Zelve Valley
  • Explore the local villages Ortahisar and Mustafapasa
  • Discover the hidden monastic valley of Paşabaği
  • Visit a carpet co-op in Cappadocia
  • Travel to the fascinating Göreme Valley
  • Follow the paths of the stunning Red Valley
  • Visit a local pottery workshop
  • Explore one of Cappadocia's underground cities
  • Discover the Mevlana Museum
  • See Catalhöyük
  • Witness the unique natural site of Pamukkale
  • Visit the site of Hierapolis
  • Explore the Roman city of Ephesus
  • Stop at a local leather factory
  • Enjoy a local winery for wine tasting and lunch

 

Cruising the Cyclades

  • Discover the island of Patmos
  • Explore the island of Rhodes with shore excursions included
  • Visit Crete and explore Heraklion at your own pace
  • Spend some time on breathtaking Santorini

 

Ancient Greece

  • See the famous Corinth Canal
  • Visit the ancient and well-preserved theatre of Epidaurus
  • Explore Mycenae, one of Greece's most important archaeological sites
  • Savour a visit to a local winery in the Nemea region
  • Experience a hands-on Greek cooking class
  • Discover the ancient site of Olympia
  • Enjoy views of the historic Nafpaktos Castle
  • Travel on the 'Rack & Pinion' train
  • In Delphi, admire the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians and visit the museum
  • Be amazed by the fascinating cliff-top monasteries of Meteora
  • Discover Athens on a panoramic tour of the city
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Acropolis of Athens and the museum
  • Stroll through the Thisio, Monastiraki and Plaka areas

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Economy-class flight within Turkey
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3 night Greek Island Cruise, including a half day shore excursion in Rhodes

Accommodation

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  • 18 nights in 3-5 star hotels
  • 3 nights in an outside stateroom cabin

Properties include:

  • Hampton by Hilton Hotel, Istanbul
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Çanakkale
  • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel İzmir, İzmir
  • Alden Hotel, Cappadocia
  • Dedeman Hotel, Konya
  • Hotel Doga Thermal Health & Spa, Pamukkale
  • Korumar Hotel, Kuşadası
  • Celestyal Cruise, Mediterranean Cruise
  • Hotel Amalia, Nafplio
  • Hotel Lepanto Beach, Nafpaktos
  • Hotel Grand Meteora, Kalambaka
  • Golden Age Hotel, Athens

Hotels and Cruise ship listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 21 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinner
  • Meal highlights:
    • Cappadocia, visit a family and learn to prepare some of the local culinary specialties in a hands-on cooking class.
    • Nafplio, visit a local village for a hands-on cooking class 

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour directors
  • Specialist Gallipoli guide

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • Ramadan in Turkey will begin on Mon, 11 March & ends on Tue, 09 April 2024.
  • Istanbul is a walking city and is extremely easy to get around on foot. Your Tour Director will have a tourist map of Istanbul for you.
  • The Basilica Cistern is currently under renovations and may partly be without water.
  • On day 7, the airline ticket for the flight between Izmir and Cappadocia has been issued locally by our operator.
  • The 3 night cruise featured within this tour is not privately chartered by Bunnik Tours, and as such, you will also be travelling with other passengers on board and during shore excursions.
  • For your 3 night Greek Island cruise you will be met by you your Greek Bunnik Tours representative at the Kusadasi port ready to embark the cruise. Please walk from the designated drop off area with your luggage to the Customs terminal, where you will check-in for the cruise and drop-off your luggage before continuing to the cruise ship, where you should see the representative before boarding.
  • Some departures may not have a cruise director on board the 3 night Greek Island cruise. In these instances, please walk from the designated drop off area with your luggage to the Customs terminal, where you will check-in for the cruise and drop-off your luggage before continuing to the cruise ship, where you should see the representative before boarding.
  • On day 21, a strict dress code applies when entering the monasteries in Meteora, shoulders and knees must be covered. Ladies - no trousers or shorts, please wear skirt/dress (to below the knee) and long-sleeved shirt/top; Men - long trousers and long-sleeved shirts are appropriate.

Optional Excursions:

  • Cappadocia B­alloon Ride – This is a thrilling experience that is subject to weather conditions approved by the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority. In the event that flights are cancelled on your scheduled booking day, we will do our best to accommodate you on the next available days, which may already have prior bookings. However, please note that cancellations can affect the availability of flying slots, making them quite limited.
  • All optional excursions are based on minimum participants and are subject to availability. The length of excursions advised is an approximate only. Optional excursions can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director or local guide. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Please note some optional excursions may also be available on multiple or alternate days. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash (Euro) is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director or guide locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

 

Information Turkey & Greece

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours, we pride ourselves on our ability to create unique, once in a lifetime small group tours that are filled with incredible experiences you might not be able to have on your own, or in a larger group. However, that does mean aspects of our itineraries can be challenging for some travellers.

We want to make sure all Bunnik Tours travellers enjoy their trip, not struggle through it, so let’s work together to ensure you’re on the right tour for your fitness level.

Fitness to Travel Requirements

Within seven days of making your booking, you will need to complete a Passenger Registration form, which also includes a fitness to travel declaration.

In this declaration, you must confirm you’re able to do the following:

  • Walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours daily at a group pace, on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid
  • Regularly walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  • Stand for extended periods of time without needing to sit down
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
  • Drive along very bumpy, dirt and gravel roads for extended period of time

If you do not feel that you can confidently manage all of the requirements set out above, please work with our team of Travel Specialists to find an alternative that is better suited to your current level of fitness.

Please visit our Fitness to Travel page for full details on our fitness policy.

FITNESS TO TRAVEL

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates a particularly challenging day, where there will be extended periods of walking time, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

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Dates & Prices Turkey & Greece

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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
09 May 24
01 Jun 24
$13,795
On Request
23 May 24
15 Jun 24
$13,795
Guaranteed Departure
22 Aug 24
14 Sep 24
$13,995
Guaranteed Departure
12 Sep 24
05 Oct 24
$13,995
Fully Booked
19 Sep 24
12 Oct 24
$13,995
Available
26 Sep 24
19 Oct 24
$13,795
Guaranteed Departure
03 Oct 24
26 Oct 24
$13,795
Available
10 Oct 24
02 Nov 24
$13,795
Available

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide
Other departure cities
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Booking Deposit
$750 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $345pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $3,375
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes

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