Athens to Gallipoli

from $1907/per person

This unique experience kicks off in the beautiful city of Athens, the Greek capital, and continues to the breathtaking islands of Mykonos and Santorini before experiencing the wonders of Turkey. Start ticking off bucket-list sites in Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy and Pergamum. Get ready for a once in a lifetime experience!

Duration
12 Day
Destination(s)
Greece / Turkey
Starts in / Ends in
Athens / Kusadasi
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
2 & 3 & 4 & 5 Star
35-40

Sight Visited

  • Athens
    Athens

    You will fall in love with the perfect combination of culture, history and the dynamic contemporary life in one of the oldest cities in the world.

  • Blue Mosque
    Blue Mosque

    The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

  • Gallipoli
    Gallipoli

    Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Raod, Quinn's Road and more…

  • Hagia Sophia
    Hagia Sophia

    The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

  • Istanbul
    Istanbul

  • Mykonos
    Mykonos

    Greece’s most famous with blue flag beaches, whitewashed streets and vibrant nightlife. You won’t want to leave the ‘The Island of the Winds’!

  • Santorini
    Santorini

    The most beautiful sunset in the world… This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.

  • Topkapi Palace
    Topkapi Palace

    Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Athens
Welcome to Greece! We meet at 7pm in the lobby for a fast and informal meeting where you will be given some country information and get the lowdown of how the week will unfold. Later, there is an optional group dinner to get to know the rest of the group.
  • Included Activities:  Welcome meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group dinner
  • Meals: No
   
2
Day 2: Athens
Let's start our tour in Greece's capital, Athens, which is one of the world's oldest cities with history spanning back over 3,400 years and is widely referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The cultural and historical heritage is still evident in the city today and represented by all of the ancient monuments and works of art. Our tour will take you to many of these sites, including the National Library, the Academy, The Constitution Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, Parthenon and Acropolis to name a few. The night is yours free to explore more of this incredible city.
  • Included Activities: Athens city tour
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
3
Day 3: Athens,Mykonos
Rise and shine, we have an early start to catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, you will meet with your tour leader and other travellers for an info meeting. Later, there will be a brief orientation walk, where you will be given some tips to explore the rest of the island on your own. It is no coincidence that this is the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek Islands and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.
  • Included Activities: Orientation walk in Mykonos
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Mykonos
You have a free day in Mykonos. Mykonos Town (Chora) is the picturesque Greek island, with fishing boats bobbing side by side with  luxury boats, the whitewashed streets, beaches, restaurants and bars; you will not be short of things to explore.
  • Optional Activities: Delos Island Tour
  • Meals: Breakfast
5
Day 5: Mykonos, Santorini
Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the main town of Fira to get our bearings.  See why the white washed houses, blue domed churches make Santorini the iconic postcard town of Greece.
  • Included Activities: Orientation walk in Santorini
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
6
Day 6: Santorini
Today we have free time to explore the island. Santorini has a number of gorgeous beaches, of every different colour – black beach, red beach, white beach, Vlichada (nude beach)… and it is known to have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world; sip on a cocktail while watching mother nature’s artistic talent displayed across the sky! Today take an optional quad biking tour or check out an active crater and hot springs on our optional volcano tour.
  • Optional Activities:  Volcano tour, Quad biking tour
  • Meals: Breakfast
7
Day 7: Santorini, Athens , Istanbul ( By Flight )
It's time to say goodbye to Greece and hello to Turkey. In the morning we will take a ferry from Santorini back to Athens and from there we will fly to Istanbul. Once we land, keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel.  The evening is free for you to explore the magnificent city of Istanbul.  
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
8
Day 8: Istanbul
Meet at the hotel lobby at 6:30pm as for a fast and informal meeting with the your tour guide including some information about the adventures ahead. Later, there will be an optional group dinner to meet your fellow travellers.
  • Included Activities: Welcome meeting in Istanbul
  • Optional Activities:  Group dinner
  • Meals: Breakfast
9
Day 9: Istanbul
After breakfast, we will wander through the old town of  Istanbul on a guided city tour. We will be ticking off bucket list sights like the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum.
  • Included Activities: Istanbul Guided City Tour
  • Optional Activities: Bosphorus Cruise
  • Meals: Breakfast
10
Day 10: Istanbul, Gallipoli
Today we depart Istanbul for the shores of Gallipoli. We will pay our respects to those who have fallen as we visit all the important memorial sites in the region including Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.
  • Included Activities: Gallipoli Sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
11
Day 11: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadası
After breakfast, it's time to hit the road for our first stop of the day, the ancient city of Troy. More than just a Hollywood blockbuster, visit the setting of Homer's epic, Iliad, and see the ancient city ruins. Don't forget to get a pic of the famous wooden horse. We will then continue to Pergamum, and the remains of the Asklepion (medical centre). In the evening we arrive to the coastal town of Kusadasi.
  • Included Activities: Troy & Pergamum/Asklepion, Kusadası sightseeing
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
12
Day 12: Kusadası
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel (11:00am).
  • Meals: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Sat 27 Jul 2019
$1979
Sat 10 Aug 2019
$2051

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

2 & 3 & 4 star hotels

Meals

10 breakfasts | 2 dinners

Transportation

Economy class ferry

Flight

Flight from Athens to Istanbul

Transfers

Transfers between ports and hotels | Air-conditioned non-smoking coach on Turkey part.

Tour Leader

Services of experienced Travel Talk tour leaders | Services of experienced Travel Talk guide, licenced by the Ministry of Tourism in Turkey

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

ARION HOTEL - ATHENS


This contemporary, centrally located hotel is situated 2 minute walk-away from Monastiraki Metro Station. The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with minibar, satellite TV and hairdryer.

ALEX HOTEL - MYKONOS


This hotel is located in Tourlos area, very close to central Mykonos, offers an outdoor swimming pool and wi-fi all around the hotel.

NEW HAROULA HOTEL - SANTORINI


New Haroula hotel is located in the centre of Fira, the capital of Santorini. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and free access to Wi-Fi. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a fridge, satellite TV and a balcony overlooking the pool or the bougainvillea garden.

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL - ISTANBUL


TROIA TUSAN HOTEL - CANAKKALE


MARINA HOTEL - KUSADASI


This hotel has a seafront location in the Aegean coast, only 250 metres from the beach. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a terrace with panoramic views of the sea and Kusadasi Marina. The air-conditioned rooms of Marina Hotel Kusadasi include a minibar and an LCD TV with satellite channels.

Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2018. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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4.67
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5
Value for Money
5
Guide
5
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Michael Bishop

Good trip. Good that all aspects of the tour are booked. Good amount of free time. An enjoyable tour.

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Susanna Bishop

Good trip. Lots of spare time to pick & choose what you want to do. Thank you.

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Emma Le Lievre

I had been slightly worried about travelling in Turkey but this experience has completely changed my view. The tour was fantastic; good pace and covered excellent content. The tour guide 100% made the tour as good as it was, friendly, knowledgeable and obviously really cares about the tour! thank you so much!

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