Best of Italy, Greece and Turkey

3-Week program focusing on the rich ancient and cultural sites and stunning islands and beautiful cities of all 3 countries

Covering;  Rome, Vatican, Florence and Venice in Italy
Athens, Mykonos and Santorini Islands in Greece.
Ephesus, Pamukkale Cappadocia and Istanbul in Turkey

* Centrally located 4 star hotels
* All transfers, train, ferry and internal flights are included
* Pre-organized admissions to the sites during the tours
* Airport, train and ferry station to hotels and back transfers included
* Friendly and helpful English speaking personnel
* 24/7 Customer service throughout the program
* Small Groups, flexible touring and customizable itinerary.

See the price information, dates and further information below the tour program

     Daily Tour Program

Traveling to Rome, Italy. (Flight tickets are usually organized by the guests.
Let us know if you prefer our assistance on organizing your flight tickets. 

BENVENUTO! Welcome to Italy!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
After checking into your hotel, you will have the rest of the day free to rest and explore-
Rome on your own.

Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast at the hotel –   Duration (Half day tour)

Early AM Meet up for a comprehensive walking tour through the Vatican City, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Marvel at the stunning masterpieces adorning the galleries, including sculptures, tapestries, and ancient artifacts from various civilizations.

Experience the highlight of the tour as you step foot into the magnificent Sistine Chapel, where you can look up and be captivated by Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes, including the famous “Creation of Adam.”

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Afterward, your guide will lead you to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the holiest sites in Christianity. Discover the grandeur and sacredness of this iconic church, adorned with stunning sculptures, mosaics, and works of art. Marvel at Michelangelo’s majestic dome and visit the final resting place of many popes, including St. Peter himself.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide historical and cultural context, ensuring a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art and architecture you encounter.
Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast at the hotel –  Duration (Half Day tour)
Early AM  Meet up and go on an informative tour, covering Colosseum and Ancient Rome Sites. 
Starting with a visit to the Colosseum. Marvel at this remarkable amphitheater, an architectural marvel that once hosted thrilling gladiator battles and grand spectacles.

Continue your adventure by exploring the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, the social and political heart of ancient Rome.

Next, visit the Palatine Hill, where ancient emperors resided in grand palaces overlooking the city.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and significance of these ancient sites
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight in Rome;  Quirinale Hotel  ****   https://www.hotelquirinale.it/en/  or similar

In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to the Train station and depart from Rome on a 1-hour 30-minute train ride to Florence.
FRECCIAROSSA numero 9524
Roma Termini Partenza Roma Termini – 10:10

>>>>>>  Scenic fast train ride >>>>> 
Firenze S. M. Novella Arrive Firenze S. M. Novella at 11:46

 Upon arrival, you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.NOTE: optional Afternoon tour to Tuscany and wine tasting tour available
– contact us if interested.
Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 am Meet up with your guide and discover the hidden gems of Florence. 

In this flexible informative tour, we will walk through the museums and art galleries including Accademia Gallery, (Skip the line tickets included) – also known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David. 

It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300–1600.
Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the history, culture, and art of Florence. Get the insider scoop on local customs, traditions, and cuisines, and gain a deeper understanding of the city’s rich and storied past.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Florence.

Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and provide a transfer to the train station and depart from Florence on a 2-hour 30-minute train ride to Venice.
9490 FRECCIAROSSA numero 9490 Firenze S. M. Novella
Partenza Firenze S. M. Novella 10:20 Partenza Firenze S. M. Novella
>>>>. Scenic fast train ride >>>>> 

12:34 Arrivo Venezia S. Lucia
Upon arrival, you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel.
After check-in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Venice.  

Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 am Meet up with your guide and go on a journey of discovery as our expert guide leads you through the winding alleyways, arched bridges, and picturesque canals that make up the fabric of Venice.

Stroll along the bustling Piazza San Marco, one of the world’s most enchanting public squares, and admire the stunning architecture of the Basilica di San Marco and the Campanile Bell Tower.

As you journey deeper into the city, your guide will share fascinating tales of Venice’s history, folklore, and customs. Learn about the city’s ancient origins, its notorious past as a hub of trade and commerce, and the stories behind landmark sites such as Doge’s Palace, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and Campo San Polo.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide insider tips on the best local restaurants, shops, and hidden gems.
((optional afternoon tour to Murano and Burano Island, you will get to see the most beautiful glass and blown glass production facilities in Venice.))
Contact us if interested. Overnight in Venice.

Breakfast at the hotel, met up at the hotel and transfer to Venice Airport, and put you on a flight to Athens. >>>>>>>>>

Flight info will be added

KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After checking into your hotel, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.
Overnight in Athens.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up at the lobby of your hotel ( meeting time to be determined)
Will start with a panoramic driving tour of Athens, with your guide and or driver guide, during the driving tour you will be seeing and learning about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, and Presidential Palace, then s short photo stop at the Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896,
Also on the way to Acropolis,  you will be pointed and learn about the Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus, the University and, the Academy of Athens, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral,  Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church

We will then get off the vehicle, near the entrance of Acropolis then continue on visiting Propylae the gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.
The last place of the tour will be the new Acropolis Museum where you will see the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis and every artifact found on the rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
After the tour,  we can take you back to your hotel
or we can drop you at the Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace.
Overnight in Athens.

Very early in the morning, we will meet you at your Athens hotel take you to Piraeus ferry port. Depart from Athens on a scenic ferry ride to Mykonos Island.
>>>>>  Ferry to Mykonos Island  >>>>> 

Upon arrival, you will be met at the harbor and transferred to your hotel.

After checking in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
( optional cooking class,  contact us if you are interested)

Overnight in Mykonos.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today is free to discover Mykonos at your pace. Soak up the sun on the beach, or go sight-seeing by boat. Feast on authentic Greek cuisine, or sip a cocktail while watching the sunset. It’s your choice!

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* If you’d like to see the archaeological site of Delos, an optional tour is available at your request, contact us if interested.

Overnight in Mykonos,

Breakfast at the hotel 

Meet up with the driver at the lobby of the hotel,  a short drive to Mykonos Harbor.
AM Depart from Mykonos on a scenic ferry ride to Santorini Island.
After arrival, you will check in at your hotel.
After check-in, you will have a free day to relax and explore on your own.
Santorini is one of those places that will be one of the most memorable places. Everywhere you turn is a photo opportunity. Mostly, the Island remains an enormous volcanic eruption, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island. 
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Optional Panoramic Driving tour with photo stops in the villages, wine tasting, Oia Sunset tour, available on request.
Overnight in Santorini.

Breakfast at the hotel.

AM Meet up at the lobby of the hotel & transfer down to the harbor for a boat trip to the Volcano
Take a boat trip to the volcano and enjoy all the spectacular views that Santorini Island has to offer. Sail by the hot springs, swim in the sea or just relax onboard.
This cruise is perfect for those who want to see Santorini from all angles, as well as for those who want to enjoy a great meal and swim at Thirassia beach.
End the tour, meet the driver at the harbor, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight in Santorini.


Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 am Meet up at the lobby, transfer to Santorini Airport for your flight  Izmir (Via Athens)  Luggage will be checked in Santorini and be picked up in Izmir

>>>>>> Flight to Izmir >>>>

12:30  13:30  Santorini JTR
Athens El. Venizelos ATH
A3357 – Airbus A320 Operated by Aegean Airlines
Lay over in Athens
16:20 —  Depart Athens El. Venizelos
17:15 — Arrive in  Izmir Adnan Menderes
ADB  A3996 – Airbus A320 Operated by Aegean Airlines
0h 55minute flight 

 HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi –
Check into your hotel,  enjoy dinner by the pool
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning we will take you on a guided tour of  the ancient city of Ephesus
The Temple of Artemis and the House of Virgin Mary.
From the iconic Library of Celsus to the impressive Great Theatre, every corner holds a story waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the rich history and marvel at the well-preserved structures that have stood the test of time. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an architecture lover, or simply curious about ancient civilizations, a day trip to Ephesus promises an unforgettable journey through the captivating remnants of the past.
After the tour, we will provide a transfer back to your hotel or option to get off at the center of Kusadasi
Dinner at the hotel —
Overnight in Kusadasi. 

After breakfast, we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale; upon arrival, we will continue on the guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Our drive will take us through a rich agricultural area, teeming with cotton fields and fruit orchards.
Sites we will visit
* Pamukkale, Whitewashed terraces, ancient pools, and more.
* Ancient city of Hierapolis
After the tour,  return to Kusadasi, spend the night in your waterfront hotel.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.  Charisma Deluxe Hotel *****

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up with the driver,  transfer to Izmir Airport
>>>>>>>>>>>> FLIGHT FROM IZMIR TO CAPPADOCIA  >>>>>>>>>
50 minute drive to Izmir Airport
1 hour 30 minutes flight time
50 minute drive from Kayseri Airport to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Upon arrival,  meet up with the transfer men and transfer to your hotel.
Check-in & the rest of the day & the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Cappadocia.  ( Cave Hotel)  – 

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up & enjoy a full day tour of Cappadocia that covers;
Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent and Rose Valley, Uchisar, Pasabag, and more.,  
See fairy chimneys, unique to the World Heritage Site of Cappadocia
Visit Uchisar town and castle, walk through the Goreme Open Air Museum and see stunning views of the region
Visit Ceramic factories and see the ancient art of making ceramics in Avanos village
Flexible no rush fun day exploring Cappadocia Region.
After the tour, return to the hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

(( If you booked the optional Hot Air Balloon tour )) 
Early morning meet up for the hot-air ballooning tour. After the trip has concluded, we’ll come back to the hotel for breakfast and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast at the hotel 
10:00 am Meet up and continue on the tour, visiting;

  • Underground Cities of Cappadocia
  • and Ihlara Valley Hiking tour
  • Traditional Villages
    Afternoon transfer to Cappadocia Airport

Short flight to Istanbul,  
Meet up, upon arrival then transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning we will greet you at your hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historic old part of Istanbul.
Today’s main sites are:
* Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii)
* Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya
* Hippodrome of Constantinople
Lunch at a local restaurant
* Topkapi Palace
After the tour return the hotel then the rest of the day at leisure.
Optional tour
PM :  Meet up at the lobby and go on the Whirling Dervish Performance
once it is finished, we will provide a transfer back to your hotel
Overnight in Istanbul. 

Breakfast at the hotel.
AM Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and take you on this enlightening walking tour down to the waterfront near Eminonu. 
You’ll see hundreds of interesting shops lined up cozily side-by-side, We will then enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus.
Today’s main sites are:
* Walking tour of Golden horn water-front area
* Spice Bazaar and surrounding areas
* Bosphorus Cruise takes you through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia; along its shores, you can take photographs of marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences. You will also see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque from the boat.
After the tour, we will return back to the hotel or option to be dropped off at the center. 
Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Istanbul.   

Breakfast at the hotel.
4 hours before the flight departure time
Meet up at the lobby of the hotel, & provide a transfer to Istanbul airport and say you, Good bye and have a safe trip back home.

Good bye and have a safe trip back home.

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