Has anyone been on Ricks tour of Athens in 14 days (think it includes Istanbul) Love to hear comments! Thanks.
If you click on "Tours" at the top of RS Home page, it will take you to a web site listing his tours. If you then click on "Greece/Turkey" you will see three tours (I hope) and if you click on the Athens tour you will see a map of where that tour goes. It does not now go to Turkey/Istanbul. However, the other two tours list there do include Istanbul. You can also see comments made by previous tour members by looking and clicking on the right hand side of the tour information page where it says "Tour Reviews"
I took RS Turkey tours and spent 2 days before the tour, 2 days during the tour, and 5 days after the tour in Istanbul and would go back there in a minute. Happy travels.
Janelle, As Charlie indicated, the 14-day Athens & Pelopponese tour DOES NOT include any places in Turkey. The tour begins with a few days in Athens and then progresses right around the Pelopponese, including a short visit to the beautiful island of Hydra. It includes many historic sites including Olympia and Nafplion (which was the first capital of Greece), and many other beautiful locations including Kardamyli, which is near Kalamata (where the Olives come from). Once you see Kardamyli, you may not want to leave! There's too much to describe in just a few paragraphs on the HelpLine. It's a fantastic tour, with history, beautiful scenery and incredible foods! The other people in my group were wonderful, and I fully expect to see some of them at the next tour reunion on January 12th in Seattle. Happy travels!
My husband and I took a TAUCK tour of Greece and Turkey, in 2011. It was two weeks long and included land and sea.