Greek and Turkish Tour Delights
|Encounters with new friends create indelible travel memories of Turkey. (photo by Carol Ries)|
Day-by-day itineraries can give you a general idea of what you'll get for your money, but they can't prepare you for how Turkey and Greece will surprise you at every turn...and perform a little magic. Here are just a few of the many "wows" that tour members have shared with us...
"Walking along Istanbul's ancient walls took our group through marvelous neighborhoods. A couple of youngsters 'adopted' us, asking questions, filled with enthusiasm at us for visiting their home area. Travelers like ourselves are not a common sight in these back streets. Altogether a fantastic day!"
— Larry in Eugene, OR — Best of Istanbul in 7 Days, Oct. 2009
"I loved Istanbul and its history, I loved the over night train ride (it made me feel 20 again), and I loved the Greek House (again, I felt 20 again). I also enjoyed the Cappadocia Valley hike and the Antalya cruise. Just when I didn't think the next day could be better than the day before, it was!!!"
— Adrien in Mercer Island, WA — Best of Turkey in 13 Days, Sept. 2010
"The evening in Assos, walking up to the temple, watching the sunset over the Aegean (while drinking some of the very nice wine we obtained at the winery a couple of days earlier), sharing snacks and stories, visiting with the locals and other travelers is a highlight I'll always remember! Another unexpected moment was in Sardis, at the Gymnasium and Temple. Here are two incredibly well preserved/restored sites — world class — and no one else was there! Unbelievable! Of course, sailing on and swimming in the Aegean (twice!) was special."
— Michael in Mill Creek, WA — Village Turkey in 11 Days, June 2010
"Walking into our hotel room in Monemvasia, walking out onto the deck and seeing that huge rock outlined by the setting sun was thrilling. Later I ate octopus at a table on the edge of the water. The air was warm and the company delightful. That is a special memory."
— Patty in Olympia, WA — Athens & the Heart of Greece in 14 Days, Sept. 2010
To read more comments on Rick Steves' Turkey and Greece tours, read through our tour member surveys.