Old Worlds tours

Old Worlds of Oriental Turkey and Mediterranean Greece

22.09. – 11.10.2024
20 days/19 nights


Early bird deposit, till 15th of June, 2500 AUD

Early bird full payment 8300 AUD

Adjustable Installments amount :

Type in the amount:

Single occupancy room (5 rooms available):

Early bird : 10300 AUD

Regular price: 11300 AUD

Payment plans available on request.

Contact Tara and we will tailor the plan for you.

300 AUD discount is available if you pay directly to our bank account and avoid PayPal or Credit card 3% fees.

If your transaction is international, you may need to pay some transaction fees to your bank.

Contact Tara for arrangement.

Ancient Amphitheater of Hierapolis, Pamukkale



Mostly we will be staying in twin rooms, occasionally triple rooms.  At some places you will have double or queen bed for yourself.

We paid special attention that all of you will have enough rest time and be comfortable, so that we will have fresh energy boost for all our adventures. 

Hotels that we will stay in varies in styles. Our great priority was locations that were close to places of our interest and comfort as voyage of our caravan is long.

In big cities we will stay in old city centres, in Cappadocia in fabulous Cave hotels.

In Sanliurfa, charming traditional Turkish style hotels, in Pamukkale, modern thermal hotel.

On island of Crete we will stay in charming, colourful town Rethymno in modern hotel close to the beach.

In Santorini, lovely hotel close to Fira.

In Athens, we choose the most beautiful neighbourhood Plaka, full of restaurants and shops with walking distance to major attraction Acropolis.

In Meteora,  accomodations are close to the beautiful, mystical rock formations that  we will visit.

If you would like single room, let me know, 5 rooms are available.


  • All breakfasts are included.  
  • 3 dinners, welcome and farewell diner in Istanbul and Athens local restaurants and dinner at Pamukkale Thermal hotel are included.
  • We decided we will not take many half – board arrangements this time for various reasons.
  • Food in Turkey and Greece is delicious, restaurants are charming, lots of quality street food available. There is abundance for every diet. At some places we may enjoy dinners together as a group, some other times you may want to enjoy the dinner with group of your favourite people on tour.
  • And sometimes you will maybe want to enjoy your own tranquillity and capacity to just be and enjoy people and scenery around you. I know I love that when I am traveling so I can “feel and soak the vibe”of the amazing new places, people , food and surroundings. 

Cost of good meal in Turkey and Greece goes from 10 – 30 euros, so maybe  500 euros extra money for food on the whole trip is needed if your habit is to eat one big meal a day beside breakfast.

Breakfast in Turkey and Greece are  rich and colourful so we will be well nourished and full of energy to start our day.


  • Turkey and Athens, 40 seats modern bus with air-conditioning
  • All daily trips on Crete and Santorini
  • All shuttle bus transfers from airports and ports to hotels and vice versa are also included
  • Two fast boat high speed ferry transfers from Crete to Santorini and Santorini to Athens 
  • Cable car in Fira, Santorini
  • Boat to active volcano and hot springs on Santorini


All entry fees for all attractions on our journey are included in our final price.

 We also managed to find a great solution to avoid crowd and long waiting in line for the tickets in Istanbul. We will use ‘Skip the line’ ticket that will allow us to see more attractions so we can save some of our precious time. It is a lot to see in Istanbul.


  • All the programs will be guided by you favourite Tartarians Cambell, with addition of Paul and Luke. How lucky are we…
  • Some local guides, when needed
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul


  • Flight from your home destination to Istanbul and return flight from Athens 
  • Flight from Izmir, Turkey to Crete, Greece (120 Euro today, 22/02/24). 

It would be great if you could book morning flight, so the group will gather in Crete in afternoon hours.

We will pick you up at Crete Heraklion airport, so nothing to worry about.

You will receive more info on booking of this flight soon after your booking of the tour.

Please, do not book the flight before we confirm that we have enough bookings that we can 100% confirm that the tour is happening.  We of course hope that this amazing tour will happen.

Best way to book the flight is directly with Aegan airlines.

There is also  option to organize group tickets booking. This way we will be on same morning flights, get cheaper tickets and make things easier for you. Let me know if you would like that. 

  • 16 main meals (lunch or dinner), we will eat in local restaurants, street food is amazing, good, nourishing meal costs from 10 -30 Euro
  • Travel insurance


TURKEY: UK and some EU countries do not need tourist visa for Turkey.

Australian an US citizens need tourist visa. We recommend e – visa which you can get online. The cost is 60 USD and it is short, 5 min online process. 

If needed, we will help you get through visa questions and help you in the process of getting visa. 

GREECE: If you are citizen of US, UK, EU or Australia you do not need visa.


The payment plan contains a 2500 AUD upfront deposit.

Full payment needs to be completed till 5sth of September 2024.

Payment plans are available upon request:


Your paid portion of the trip is refundable minus the 2500 AUD deposit. If you have unforeseen circumstances, please contact us.

Any funds paid, including deposits, can be rolled into next tour that we will organise for you.

Cancellation within a month of the trip : you are eligible for a refund of your money paid less than 3500 AUD for costs incurred by us.

We will endeavour to sort out any cancellation/refund issues, so please contact us if your circumstances change.



Group counts 40 travellers, 35 guests and 5 crew members.

As always, we put in a lot of time, research, talking and considering the number of group members and price.

We have done our best with an aim to assure the best quality of accommodations, programmes, guidance, transport, safety and well-being of our travellers.

Good vibe of the group is one of our priorities.

We learned a lot while organising our first trip to Balkans and we will do our best to only get better and better on the way.

Hope to see you there, great adventures and explorations are waiting for us!

Stay Awesome!


Any questions?

Your host Tara is more than happy to answer them!

05.05. – 22.05.2024
17 days/16 nights
Old Worlds of Oriental Turkey and Mediterranean Greece
22.09. – 11.10.2024
20 days/19 nights