From (AUD)$11,795
Days24
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Uncover treasures from these two richly 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, $220pp pre-paid
Transport — Bus, Cruise ship, Ferry, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras

Visit the architecturally stunning Blue Mosque in Istanbul. It’s domed exterior with 6 minarets is so impressive it’s hard to believe it’s real.

Travel to the fascinating Göreme Valley, with its amazing moon-like setting. Over thousands of years, the rain has eroded this landscape to give rise to strange rock formations known as 'Fairy Chimneys'.

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.

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!
Pay homage to the spirit of the ANZACs in Gallipoli. We visit ANZAC Cove, the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, and Johnston’s Jolly with a specialist Gallipoli guide.
Watch on as a local artisan demonstrates how to create a traditional Pide. Once out of the wood fire oven, we’ll enjoy this Turkish pizza for lunch.
Visit a local village where we’ll enjoy a hands-on lesson and cook up a Greek feast for lunch.
All aboard for a spectacular train ride connecting Diakopto to Kalavryta on the Odontotos ‘rack and pinion’ Railway. Many bridges span over the Vouraikos River and we pass through tunnels and picturesque countryside on our journey.

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 the 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
  • Watch a traditional turkish pide-making demonstration
  • Tour the ancient city of Pergamum
  • Enjoy a hands on cooking class with the locals
  • Visit the open-air museum at Zelve Valley
  • Explore the local villages Ortahisar and Mustafapasa
  • Visit 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
  • Visit one of Cappadocia's underground cities
  • Visit the Mevlana Museum
  • See Catalhöyük
  • See the unique natural site of Pamukkale
  • Visit the site of Hierapolis
  • See the beautiful city of Aphrodisias
  • Explore the Roman city of Ephesus
  • Visit a local leather factory
  • Visit the House of Virgin Mary

 

Cruising the Cyclades

  • Discover the island of Patmos
  • Explore the island of Rhodes with shore excursions included
  • Visit Crete and the Palace of Knossos with shore excursions included
  • Spend some time on breathtaking Santorini

 

Ancient Greece

  • See the famous Corinth Canal
  • Visit the ancient and well-preserved theatre of Epidaurus
  • Visit Mycenae, one of Greece's most important archaeological sites
  • Visit a local winery in the Nemea region
  • Experience a hands-on Greek cooking class
  • Discover the ancient site of Olympia
  • Visit the historic Nafpaktos Castle
  • Take 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 daily drinks package and half day shore excursions in Rhodes and Crete.
  • Tipping Made Easy, $220pp pre-paid
  • Tipping is not included for the 3 night Greek Island Cruise and will need to be paid locally. We suggest you allow for approximately €7-10 per person, per day

Accommodation

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  • 18 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 3 nights in an outside stateroom cabin

Properties include:

  • Amethyst Hotel, Istanbul
  • Kolin Hotel, Canakkale
  • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Izmir - Alsancak, Izmir
  • Crowne Plaza Cappadocia - Nevsehir, Cappadocia
  • Dedeman Hotel, Konya
  • Hotel Doga Thermal Health & Spa, Pamukkale
  • Charisma De Luxe Hotel, Kusadasi
  • 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.

For single travellers - A note on our single supplement:
The single supplement you pay on our tours will provide you with sole use of a double room. We book the use of a double room on our European small group tours as typically the single rooms in this region are a lot smaller and in less favourable positions within the hotel themselves.

Meals

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  • 21 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinner
  • Meal highlights:
    • Pergamum, enjoy a Turkish Pide demonstration and taste the woodfired results for lunch
    • 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:

  • Tipping is not included for the 3 night Greek Island Cruise and will need to be paid locally. We suggest you allow for approximately €7-10 per person, per day.
  • 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 Blue Mosque is currently undergoing renovations and therefore will be partly covered in scaffolding
  • 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 – Due to the recent monopolisation of balloon operators in Cappadocia, balloon rides are increasingly difficult to arrange with licensed, reputable companies. If you are interested in this tour, please discuss with your Tour Director at the start of your tour.
  • All optional tours are based on a minimum of 10 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director or guide. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Please note some optional tours 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 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

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Turkey & Greece

Dates & Prices
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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    
26 May 22
18 Jun 22
$11,795
Available
18 Aug 22
10 Sep 22
$11,795
Available
22 Sep 22
15 Oct 22
$11,995
Available
06 Oct 22
29 Oct 22
$11,995
Available

Additional Information

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Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $220pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $3,095
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
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