Mediterranean Adventure

Turkey & Greece Tours

Greece is the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, the Olympic Games, political science, literature, historiography, major mathematical principles, and theories of tragedy and comedy. Turkey has a city that spans two continents, is the place of the first ever Christian church, and has the oldest operating underground railway in Continental Europe. All of these and more.

Discover both countries and why they are part of historical heritage for centuries!

Highlights of Turkey & Greece Tours

  • The history of Αthens’ legendary Acropolis
  • Visit the white and colorful houses in Santorini
  • Explore the hot air balloons in Cappadocia
  • Istanbul’s mosques and its culture richness

Date & Cost

DATES

DAYS

COST (double / single)

May 29th – June 8th, 2021

11 days

$2995 / 3495

Turkey & Greece Itinerary

Day 1
Athens

Afternoon        Arrivals at the airport and hotel

Evening            Welcome group dinner. Take a walking tour of Athens at the beautiful neighborhood of Plaka District and the famous monumental Temple of Olympian Zeus

Meals included: dinner

Day 2
Athens

Morning        Take a guided tour of Athens at Olympic Stadium, part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex

Afternoon     Visit the Acropolis Parthenon, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Explore the Temple of Athena Nike, built around 420 BC, being the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis. Local olive tasting, and free time to walk around the city and marketplaces

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3
Santorini

Morning        Travel to Santorini. Walking tour of Santorini, the classic Greek Thera island

Afternoon     Explore the beautiful white houses and colorful views around the city, Fira, Oia and other places. Free time to visit local restaurants, beaches, and stores.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch 

Day 4
Mykonos

Morning      Take a ferry from Santorini to Mykonos, about 2.5 hours.

Afternoon     Walk around the Little Venice and its neighborhood with elegant old houses, experiencing the romantic and traditional atmosphere. Free time to explore the museums and the beaches, and enjoy a traditional Greek lunch

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5
Samos

Morning        Walk tour at Panagia Spiliani Church. Explore the Eupalinos Aqueduct, part of World Heritage in Greece

Afternoon     Free time at Pappa Beach to relax, enjoy the best restaurants, and if you like, try the famous Samos wine, which has won international awards. Take a ferry from Samos to Kusadasi, about 1.5 hour.

Evening         Free evening

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6
Kusadasi

Morning        At Güvercinada, or the Pigeon Island as it is also known, a short walk along the coast to explore the castle and history

Afternoon     Walk around the Kus island and have a free time

Evening         Flight to Konya

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 7 
Konya

Morning        Visit the Mevlâna Museum at the heart of the city

Afternoon     Have a free time with an optional walking tour to see the best attractions in the city

Evening         Drive to Cappadocia

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 8
Cappadocia

Morning        Explore the center of Cappadocia, and have the famous Turkish coffee and desserts

Afternoon     Visit the rock formations in underground cities in Kaymakli. Hot air balloon tour to experience the amazing views from the high (optional) and have a free time

Evening         Go to Istanbul

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 9
Istanbul

Morning         Visit the Blue Mosque, the only mosque in Istanbul that has six minarets. Go to the basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Saray, a place that was the setting for the James Bond film

Afternoon      Explore Santa Sofia, the basilica built between 532 and 537 to be the cathedral of Constantinople. Walk around the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, and have a free time

Evening         Goodbye dinner

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner   

Day 10 
Istanbul

Departures

Meals included: breakfast 

Tour Operator

info@colibriboston.org

Sylvia  +1 617-301-1237 

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Greece – Country Code +30 | Police 112 | American Embassy: (+30) 21 0721 2951 Address: Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 91, Athina 115 21, Greece

Turkey – Country Code +90 | Police 100 | American Embassy: (+90) 312-455-5555 Address: 110 Atatürk Blvd. Kavaklıdere, 06100 Ankara,Turkey

Accommodation

We stay in 4/5 stars boutique hotels that best reflect the local architecture and flavors.

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Towels and soap

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Inclusions

What’s included?

  • Flights between countries
  • All activities listed on itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Guides
  • Tickets to all scheduled sites
  • Ground transportation
  • 24h bilingual tour director support
  • Pre-departure Q&A

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Some meals
  • Optional airport pick up and drop off - 65 USD (both ways) per person
  • Alcohol
  • Additional health & evacuation insurance

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Register now!

Steps to enroll:

  1. Download registration form below, fill it out and send to info@colibriboston.org or mail to Colibri Boston, 210 Broadway, Suite 201, Cambridge, MA 02139.
  2. Send us a copy of your passport and deposit check.
  3. Pack your bags and enjoy!

Small group:

8 - 20 ppl

Physical rating:

Easy

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Reviews

This Turkey and Greece tours was simply phenomenal. Coming from another continent I wasn’t aware of both countries' turbulent history. Our guides were excellent in explaining the past, the culture, and the present. Greece was beautiful. Santorini is like a fairy tale and so is Cappadocia. Those were my two absolute favorites. I loved and appreciated the beautiful hotels on all the Greek islands and their local flavors. Our group got along very well and we shared lots of laughs over grappa - Gosh, it is a strong liquor. I can’t think of any downsides of the trips - may be the ferry rides were a bit too long. But overall superbly planned and executed.

Victor C. Worcester, MA

When deciding to plan our Greece tours we found this tour company - Colibri Boston. The owner, Sylvia, was very quick to respond to any question and advised to take the Turkey extension as well. We were glad we did. I wouldn’t normally choose Turkey as a vacation destination but having a little sample of this country was perfect. Istanbul is quite cosmopolitan and Cappadocia understandably touristy so we felt safe and comfortable. Although there was a good amount of time on the bus because of the size of Turkey, we were reading different stories from Greek mythology and it was quite entertaining. The ancient sites were amazing, ranging from prehistoric to Greek, Roman, and early Christian to Byzantine and Ottoman. Great food, beautiful landscapes, and warm and welcoming people. After taking this tour we booked two more while we were still on the 1st tour: Cuba and Peru. So far this is the best tour company I have traveled with.

Robert B, Exeter, NH

It has taken me way too long to write this review. It was our first Colibri Boston tour and it definitely won't be our last! To say that the tour exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. The Turkey and Greece tours was full of amazing experiences that were packed into a great itinerary. We loved the sites, hotels, food, and especially our guides and drivers. The other tour group members were all interesting people who were fun to travel with. It was great to travel in a small group. I saw the big bus tours on our way and I will surely avoid those in the future. We were always leaving them behind as they were standing in huge queues. I knew I would love Greece because many of my friends took different tours to Greece but this tour changed how I think about Turkey. I can say that a hot balloon tour in Cappadocia was the #1 highlight of the trip.

Monica Z. New Haven, CT

We found this company to be excellent. They were well organized and easy to reach. Turkey and Greece tours was great - start to finish. We have recommended a friend to you. She wants to go to Cuba.

Amy and Rick C.Minneapolis, MN