• Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration: 8 days (approx.)
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Delve into Turkish and Greek life during an 8-day land and cruise tour from Istanbul of Turkey’s marvels and the Greek Aegean islands. Experience the highlights of the Sultanahmet district visiting the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Then from Kusadasi, spend four days cruising the best of Greece in Crete, Patmos, Mykonos, Santorini and Athens. Return to Kusadasi for a land expedition to Turkey’s wonders including Ephesus, Cappadocia and Pamukkale. This adventure ends where it started back in Istanbul. Included in this tour is hotel accommodation, coach and transfers, most meals and domestic air fare which makes this a fantastic trip to uncover the beauty and rich history of both countries.


  • 8-day cruise and land tour around Turkey and the Greek Aegean islands from Istanbul
  • Enjoy a 4-day cruise visiting four Greek islands and Athens, on a modern cruise ship
  • Stop to visit beautiful Patmos, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos, as well as historical Athens
  • Explore Turkey’s highlights of Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia by comfortable coach
  • See Istanbul’s top attractions, including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar
  • Enjoy 10 included breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners, plus an included cruise drinks package
  • Enjoy included 4- and 5-star hotel accommodation and two domestic flights within Turkey

What You Can Expect

8-Day Turkey and Greece Tour from Istanbul: Greek Islands and Athens Cruise plus Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia by Bus

Relax on a 4-day Aegean cruise during this memorable Turkey and Greece tour

Your 8-day cruise and land tour kicks off in Istanbul with a visit to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia  in the Sultanahmet district before meeting your cruise ship in Kusadasi. Next, you will spend four days cruising the Aegean sea to the Greek Islands of Santorini, Crete, Patmos and Mykonos including a stop on Greece’s mainland, Athens. Return to Kusadasi where your cruise ends and continue overland to Turkey’s top attractions such as Pamukkale, Ephesus and Cappadocia before concluding in Istanbul.

Included in this trip is your domestic flights, an air-conditioned coach and professional guide in Turkey, and 4- or 5- star hotels in Pamukkale, Cappadocia, and Istanbul. Also included are 10 breakfasts, eight lunches, and all meals on your cruise ship, the cozy Celestyal Olympia. Plus an on board drinks package is included. Island adventures and tours are at your own expense.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Mt wife and I just came back from this trip and it was amazing.
The tour was serviced by Karavan Travel. The travel guides we had were very friendly and very knowledgeable of the history of the places we went to. Our guides name was Mehmet Gok and was very thorough in his explanation and description of all the places we went to.
The Cruise portion of this itinerary was excellent and the food and drinks was very good.
We highly recommend this trip.

Dante V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Karavan Travel people are the best. Especially Sertac Erarslan and Ms. Sevcan. They made sure that I won't have any difficulty with my re-entry into Turkey after our Aegean cruise.
It was an amazing adventure. Everything was seamless, from my arrival in Istanbul up to my flight back to Manila.
I saw all the must-see sights in my itinerary with very knowledgeable, helpful, and entertaining guides.
I highly recommend this tour for people who wants a taste of the very rich Turkish and Greek cultures.

ksaechao United States of ... 

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2017

I just got back from taking this tour. Pros: Great trip for the value, get to see lots of things, the Turkey portion is the best, good guide. Cons: Pending on how many people attend, you are on your during the cruise portion of the trip. Working with Karavan can be somewhat difficult. Be careful to ask for everything in writing and follow up if you have any questions or concerns. You need to be responsible for everything- otherwise details and plans will fall through the cracks. Overall I enjoyed the tour because I could see everything. I would not recommend this for those who are not up for the itinerary- its pretty aggressive. Each morning wakeup/activity can be as early as 5am with some occurring at 7am or 745am. Plan accordingly. The drive from Pumakkale to Cappadocia is 7 hours- just an FYI. Overall, great for the value. Just know what you are buying into!

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