Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey

Family Friendly Tour to Turkey & Greece

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Turkey, Greece

Places Visited

Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

As the Mediterranean twinkles and Roman splendor cascades down mountainsides, this family tailored vacation effortlessly combines two paradigms. Explore the riches of Istanbul and Turkey before crossing the Mediterranean and settling into the beach escapism of Rhodes, a quiet Greek island wallowing in the sunshine. Expertly crafted to entertain all ages, this itinerary is both historical captivation and indulgent getaway.

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Trip Highlights

  • Combine the history and culture of Turkey with five days of elegant beach escapism on the Greek island of Rhodes
  • Enjoy fascinating tours tailored to the whole family, including cycling on two continents in Istanbul and a child friendly narrative in Ephesus
  • Start in Istanbul, where the mix of East and West captivates the heart and soul of all ages
  • Marvel at the dazzling ruins of Ephesus and then admire the resplendent calcite pools of Pamukkale
  • A private guide and driver are provided in Rhodes; adults can soak up the spa and sandy indulgence as the children are catered to by a tailored program of activities, or the whole family can set off an explore
  • This itinerary is liberally sprinkled with surprises and intriguing parts of local culture, ensuring everyone is thoroughly entertained; think Whirling Dervishes, street food, and recreating Roman and Greek history

Detailed Description

The Southern Mediterranean provides an indelible blend for the whole family; secluded beaches, famous ruins, intriguing culture, unique attractions that excite children. From the moment the Whirling Dervishes welcome you to Istanbul, this vacation provides enchantment at every turn. The first six days are spent discovering the world-renowned sites and treasures of Turkey. Then the mood switches from exploration to escapism as you settle onto the Gennadi sand on the Greek island of Rhodes. Carefully tailored activities offer a family focused slant on tradition; cycle in two continents in just two hours, recreate Roman history in Ephesus, and create a customized itinerary with your personal guide in Rhodes.

The first three nights are spent in Istanbul, a captivating city that blurs any distinction between East and West. Despite its size, the city is calm and easily discovered on two feet or two wheels. Immerse yourself in the famous sights; the Blue Mosque, the winding corridors of the Grand Bazaar, street food along the Bosphorus, and spices that cascade smells through the city. On day two you take a private walking tour. Day three includes a unique cycle tour which allows you to peddle over the bridge that connects two continents. Fly to Izmir on the morning of day four and spend a day on the beach, the golden sand a glimpse of what's to come in Rhodes.

Days five and six provide an opportunity to revel in the beauty and history of Roman and Greek empires. Visit Ephesus, a wonderfully preserved Ionian city radiating fascinating chronicles. Then soak up the therapeutic splendor of Pamukkale. A white wonderland of pools and terraces spill down the mountainside and the healing waters have been soothing legs for some 3,000 years. Continue to Marmaris where a scheduled ferry service takes you across the Mediterranean to the pristine Greek island of Rhodes. Nestled on the east of the island, and within easy reach of historic Lindos, Gennadi Beach is one of the last untouched expanses in the Mediterranean. For these final four days you have a private guide who can tailor a program of activities. The whole family can explore together or the children can be entertained while you indulge in the impressions of getaway.

For additional tour options, read about other Turkey tours offered by Zicasso. Or, read the reviews for Turkey travel agents.

Starting Price

$2,800 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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