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Mediterranean Honeymoon Wishes

A 19-day Greece and Turkey Mediterranean Interlude
Tour the legendary Istanbul City of the Sultans and the Greek Isles
Crossing Marmaris / Rhodes

 

Honeymoon in Greece, wedding in Greece
Compare with Bodrum Extended Stay Edition

 

This is the perfect Mediterranean getaway. Your days are filled with exotic sights, sounds, scenes and scents . We'll even provide you with the Lonely Planet guide to Greece and Turkey so that you can explore on your own, as you like, in your free time! Arrive ANY DAY! Apr - Nov , This is the perfect add on to your Crystal Cruises , Oceanic Cruise , Princess Cruise or other Mediterranean cruise. Extensions are available to Cappadocia . The romance of the Greek isles. What's better than a journey with a cherished companion to one of these prized destination? This is a trip tailored to make the most of that special company and unique occasion, be it an anniversary, a honeymoon, or a singular chance to be alone and away. Add Cappadoccia in Turkey . Compare with the 12-Day Version Istanbul and the Greek Isles .


 


Day 1 - Istanbul
- Choose your own arrival day . Arrive any day : April - Nov
Arrive at Istanbul Airport. Our driver meets you at the exit gate of Istanbul Airport and transfers you to your hotel. Rest of the day on your own. Overnight at Blue House Hotel in Istanbul.
Private Transfers. Private air conditioned Vehicle

 



Day 2 - (BL) - Istanbul
We first stroll to the great square which was once the Byzantine Hippodrome. Now it is a great park like area surrounded by the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Underground Cistern, commonly called the Basilica Cistern. After lunch at a local restaurant, retracing our steps we walk to the Topkapi Palace, more than a palace, it is an assemblage of museums, containing the collections amassed by the Sultans over almost five centuries. After Topkapi Palace, we finish the day with Grand Bazaar visit, world’s largest covered market. Shops selling the same kind of merchandise congregate in the same area and there are 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops in the entire complex. Overnight at Blue House Hotel in Istanbul.
Private Transfers. Private Guide . Private air conditioned Vehicle

 



Day 3 - (BL) - Istanbul

We start our second day in Istanbul with a walk to the Rustem Pasha Mosque, then we visit the Dolmabahçe Palace; overlooking the Bosphorus, it is definitely incomparable with 14 tons of pure gold used for its interior decoration, its priceless paintings, furniture, a rich collection of Bohemian crystal in addition to its famous Harem section. Right after Dolmabahçe Palace, we have lunch at a local restaurant and get on board and take a leisurely Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu, to the still unspoiled village of Sariyer. We end the day with a visit to Chora Church, with its 14th century mosaics and frescoes of almost supernatural beauty. The most important features of the church are the frescoes and mosaics demonstrating the finest Byzantine art forms and parallel, in time, developments in Italian renaissance art. Overnight at Blue House Hotel in Istanbul.
Private Transfers. Private Guide . Private air conditioned Vehicle

 

 



Day 4 - (B) - Izmir - Selcuk or Kusadasi

Our local rep meets you at the hotel and transfers you to Istanbul Airport for the morning flight to Izmir.
Upon arrival to Izmir Airport, our local rep and driver meet you and head for Seljuk ( Selcuk) or Kusadasi as you wish Overnight at Kismet Hotel in Selcuk, or Korumar Hotel - sea view room in Kusadasi for deluxe hotel category .
Private Transfers. Private air conditioned Vehicle

 


 

Day 5 - (BL) - Ephesus
Today we first drive to the Virgin Mary's House; after that we visit Ephesus which was founded in the eleventh century BC by the Ionians. Strolling through the streets of Ephesus, we will witness the perfection of the Greco-Roman Art. Later in the afternoon we will visit St John's Basilica, believed to be the tomb of the Apostle John, Christ's beloved disciple. From the basilica, we will be able to look down on the remains of the temple of Artemis. We end the day with our visit to the Isa Bey Mosque. Overnight at Kalehan Hotel in Selcuk.
Private Transfers. Private Guide . Private air conditioned Vehicle


 


Day 6 - (BL) - Priene - Didyma - Bodrum

After breakfast, we drive first to Prienne, formerly a leading member of the Panionic League. As we drive further South, we visit Miletus and then arrive at Didyma, where we have lunch at a local restaurant, circumstances permitting, across the road from the temple. As the historian Pausanias wrote, "The sanctuary of Apollo at Didymoi, and the oracle there are more ancient than the Ionian settlement".
After this we transfer you to your hotel in Bodrum.

Private Transfers. Private Guide . Private air conditioned Vehicle

 

 



Day 7 - (B) - Marmaris
After a late breakfast and chec-out from the hotel, your chauffeur meets you at the hotel for the drive to Marmaris and your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on your own in Marmaris. Overnight at Candan Hotel in Marmaris or similar .
Private Transfers. Private Guide . Private air conditioned Vehicle

 

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Day 8 - (B) - Rhodes - Greece
After breakfast transfer to the port to take the morning ferry to Rhodes.
Our local rep will assist with your transfer to Cosmopolitan Hotel in Rhodes . Private
Transfers . Private air conditioned Vehicle

 

 

Day 9 - (B) - Rhodes (B)
Full day on your own on the Island of Roses. The compact, cobbled medieval city is perfect for exploring on your own. You'll want to visit the Palace of the Knights of St. John, take a look at the wares in the boutiques, and spend some time in a seaside cafe. We also offer optional excursion to the Acropolis of Lindos and the Valley of the Butterflies.

 

 

 

Day 10 - (B) - Rhodes / Crete (B)
Air fare is included ( economy class ) Rhodes / Heraklion in Crete . All transfers are always included.
Sample hotel in Heraklion : Atlantis or similar .
Private Transfers . Private air conditioned Vehicle .
Guests who wish to fly to Rome today please click here.

 

 

 

DAY 11 - CRETE (B)
Enjoy your stay at the hotel or explore one of the beaches. Or explore on your own the Venetian part of the old town , see below more details on tours in Crete.

 

 

 

DAY 12 - Crete / Santorini (B)
Do your last-minute shopping this morning, or just linger deliciously in bed. Then we'll call for you and see you to the port for your ferry to Santorini , ferry ticket is included . Volcano View Hotel or similar.
Private Transfers . Private air conditioned Vehicle

 

 

 

 

DAY 13 - Santorini (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your lovely hotel (or Villa),or venture out,to explore ON YOUR OWN.
Some suggestion that you may wish to consider (on your own):
Akrotiri,reputedly the site of fabled Atlantis. Then on to Athinios port to take a boat across to eh dormant volcano, and ascend through a crater-pocked moonscape to the crater. Visit Thirassia Island and watch sunset in Oia. Return to your hotel/villa early evening, the decision is totally yours.

 

 

DAY 14- Santorini- Own activities(B)
To stay in your lovely hotel and enjoy the beach, the service, and the amenities, or to venture out to explore some of the dramatic cliffs, coves, and villages . . . that is the question! No doubt, you'll mix a bit of both; Relax, and revisit a favorite café or shop ,sip an ouzo or retsina at a waterside café, discover a beach or two, pick up a loaf of fresh bread and cheese and olives, and picnic on a hillside as you look out to sailboats at sea. Your days will be filled.

 

 

DAY 15 - SANTORINI, Mykonos (B)
We'll rendezvous in time to take you to your ferry to Mykonos & your hotel. Mykonos Palace or similar.
Private Transfers . Private air conditioned Vehicle

 

 

DAY 16 - MYKONOS (B)
The day is totally yours. There's no need to venture beyond the grounds of your lovely hotel. But on the other hand, there's plenty of reason to do so, starting with 350 whitewashed churches and chapels, dramatic cliffs, blue seas, and secluded beaches.
Private Transfers . Private air conditioned Vehicle

 

 

DAY 17 - MYKONOS, Athens (B)
Reserve some time to stroll the cobbled lanes of Mykonos, to sip an ouzo or a retsina at a waterside cafe, to discover a beach or two, to pick up a loaf of fresh bread and cheese and olives, and picnic on a hillside as you look out to sailboats at sea. We'll rendezvous in time to take you to your flight for Athens . We'll book for you the Sofitel Hotel at Athens Airport. Proceed on your own upon arrival to the Sofitel at the Airport.

 

 

DAY 18 - Athens- Private Tour (BL)
A private half-day city tour will orient you to the high points of Athens.
You'll visit Syntagma Square, at the very heart of the city; the Parliament; Hadrian's Arch; and culminate with the Acropolis . Your afternoon is for a guided walking visit to the Plaka. Lunch is included at a charming local restaurant.

 

 

DAY 19 - Departure (B)
After breakfast , proceed to the gate on your own.
Kalo Taxidi! Extend to . Bon Voyage.


 

 


Rate Includes :

 

  • Domestic flight tickets in Turkey and Greece - economy class, tax included
  • All ferry tickets as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation at the mentioned hotels or similar
  • Air conditioned minivan with driver for all the tours and transfers
  • Professional upscale guiding
  • Breakfast (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as indicated in the itinerary
  • All admission fees to the museums and sights as per itinerary
  • Local Taxes.
  • Private touring as per itinerary , private air-conditioned vehicle , private chauffeur .


 

 

Rate in USD $- per person in double occupancy:

 

RATE in US $
per person
First Class
(4 stars)
First Class
Superior (4 stars)
Deluxe
(5 stars)
Triple occupancy
$ 5930.
$ 6810.
$ 7982.
Double Occupancy
$ 6060.
$ 6920.
$ 8040 .
Single Occupancy
$ 7560.
$ 8250.
$ 9549 .

 

 

Suggested Hotels or similar in Turkey :


Five Stars Deluxe :

  • Istanbul :For Boutique Style Hotels : Blue House Hotel . Arena Hotel, or if you prefer : Hilton Istanbul , Hyatt Istanbul, Eresin Crown Istanbul Hotel
    or similar

  • Selcuk or Kusadasi : Kismet Hotel in Seljuk or Korumar Hotel in Kusadasi

  • Bodrum: L' ambiance Resort

  • Marmaris: Candan Hotel

 

Sample Hotels in Santorini - Greece or Similar :

  • For Deluxe rates :Nikos Villas in Oia , Dana Villas with a view of the Caldera & the sea ( Firostefani)
  • First Class accommodation:
    " Sun Rocks "
    , in Firostefani" , "Astra Apartments", " On The Rocks" or Chromata Apartments with a view of the caldera & the sea (Imerovigli.)"Grotto Villas" in Firostefani . Or Rose Bay on Kamari Beach Hotel.
  • For Katikies Villas & Pantheon , please add 20 % supplement to the deluxe rate.

 

 

 

Sample Hotels in Crete or Similar :

 

Deluxe :

  • Heraklio / Hersonissos Area:
    Creta Maris ( 5 stars)
    Knossos Royal Village (5 stars)
    Royal Mare Village (5 Stars)
    Atlantis Hotel ( 5 stars - Town property)
    Aldemar Royal Mare (5 stars)
  • Heraklio /Amoudara Area:
    Candia Maris Hotel ( 5 stars)

  • Elounda Area:
    Hotel Elounda Mare (5 stars):
    Supplement $65 per person per night with breakfast & dinner included (part of the deal, cant delete).

 

  • Lasithi Area:
    Hotel Elounda Mare (5 stars) : PRIVATE BUNGALOW with private pool: Supplement $300 Per person per night.

 

 

Crete - Four Stars Hotels - Properties:

  • Heraklio Area:
    Sylva Maris Bungalows hotel ( 4 stars)
    Galaxy Iraklio Hotel ( Town property)
    Asotria Capsis Hotel ( Town Hotel)
    Marina Beach in Gouves area
    Pantheon Palace in Gouves area
  • Lasithi Area:
    Miramar in Aghios Nikolaos

 

 

We will provide the best vehicles available for our valued VIP guests



Best mercedes cars  for touring Istanbul

 

 

 

Rate doesn't include :

  • International air fare.
  • Visa Fee for Turkey :In cash upon or from any of the Turkish Consulates
  • Trip/travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions, such as tours on Santorini, sailing, cruising
  • Any meal not specifically mentioned
  • Beverages, and personal expenses
  • Gratuities for local personnel
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport taxes.

 

 

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Sample Hotels used in Turkey : or similar:


Istanbul :

Special Category Ottoman Mansion :
Arena Hotel , Blue House Hotel , Armada Hotel, Yesil Ev, Blue House Hotel

The Marmara Pera Palace. The Madison Hotel, Aygun Plaza Hotel, Yasmak Sultan Hotel or similar
(local 4 star)



Çanakkale Tusan Hotel ,
Idakale, Akolor similar (local 4 star)

Izmir : Princess Hotel ,
Konak Hotel , Kaya Prestigeor similar (local 4 star)

Kusadasi : Pine Marina Hotel ,
Kismet Hotel , Grand Onder Hotelor similar (local 4 star)

Pamukkale Lycus River Hotel or similar (local 4 star)


Konya :
Ozkaymak Hotel , Dundar Hotel or similar (local 4 star)

Cappadocia Perissia Hotel or similar (local 4 star)


Antalya :
Khan Hotel , Golden Ring Hotel or similar (local 4 star)

 

 

 

Five stars hotels in Turkey . Sample of Hotels ( or similar) :

 

ISTANBUL : The Marmara Istanbul, Ceylan Intercontinental, Divan Hotel

CANAKKALE : Kolin Hotel


IZMIR : Hilton Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel


KUSADASI: Korumar Hotel, Charisma Hotel


PAMUKKALE : There is no 5 stars, must use 4 stars : Richmond Hotel, Lycus River Hotel

ANTALYA: Sheraton Voyager Hotel


Antalaya Tuvana Hotel:

Our story started during the first half of 18th. Century.

The buildings that constitute HOTEL TUVANA were designed and built by Abdi Efendi, one of the glorious officers of the Ottoman Empire.

Abdi Efendi was to welcome important guests in these houses, and that's way he employed the best craftsmen in the construction of these buildings, which were one of the beauties of that period's architecture. Later on, one thousand and one nights tales were lived in these houses.

Various guests from the Empire, Ambassadors etc. have lived unforgettable days and nights here.

Later, Emine Haným, the daughter of Abdi Efendi got married to Mehmet Bey, one of the well-known cotton dealers of Antalya. They carried on the family tradition and Ottoman life style, preserving the original beauty of the buildings until the current date.

 





KONYA : Rixos Hotel


CAPPADOCIA : 4 stars Lykia Lodge Hotel, and special category
Cave Cappadocia Cave Suits





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