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Greece and Turkey

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Greece and Turkey

Fully Escorted Golf Tour

28 April – 18 May 2020

21 Days | 7 Rounds of Golf

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YOUR JOURNEY

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Greece and Turkey are two slices of heaven when it comes to mixing mythical history, ancient ruins, jaw-dropping scenery and incredible cuisine. Add to the mix the best golf these countries offer and this fully-escorted luxury golf tour will have you asking for one thing: more.

We start our tour in Athens, where we’ll pay homage to the Acropolis before our island-hopping adventures across the Greek Aegean Sea with Crete and Santorini on the itinerary. Next is Istanbul, a magical place where East meets West, followed by the ancient city of Ephesus, the iconic Pamukkale white thermal pools and Hierapolis. Our final resting place will be the Turkish Riviera known for its 5-star resorts and spectacular golf courses. There, we’ll enjoy a week of fully inclusive luxury, golf, sightseeing and relaxation.

We’ve teamed up with the leading local tour company ensure everything runs smoothly while we are there. Their guides speak fabulous English and passionately share their history, culture and stories. We’ll ride on their coat tails to get the VIP treatment all the way. You’re in safe hands.

This is the ultimate Aegean golf odyssey. You’ll laze about in 5-star accommodation, travel in luxurious comfort, play the best golf courses topped off with amazing experiences. Extend your stay to Cappadocia, a truly unique wonderland.

DAY 1: Tuesday 28 April ATHENS

Welcome to the city of gods! On arrival you’ll be greeted at Athens International Airport for a private transfer to the Wyndham Grand Hotel, in the heart of Athens. After you settle in, make your way to the rooftop bar where you can savour a 360-degree view of Athens, with the iconic Acropolis the highlight. Tonight, your Go Golfing host will give you a warm welcome over a drink and introduce you around.

(Drinks) Hotel: Wyndham Grand Hotel, Athens

DAY 2: Wednesday 29 April ATHENS

Today, we go on a tour of Athens and its most renowned treasures. You’ll be transported back in time to the Golden Age of Athens as you venture through the Acropolis to discover the architectural masterpieces of centuries gone by. We’ll finish with one of the world’s greatest monuments, the Parthenon.
This evening, we get together for our welcome dinner and enjoy Greek food in a traditional Greek taverna. You’ll be serenated by Greek music and end the evening with some fun plate smashing.

(B,D with drinks) Hotel: Wyndham Grand Hotel, Athens

DAY 3: Thursday 30 April ATHENS TO CRETE

Today we fly to Crete where we explore the narrow streets of Heraklion with a walking food tour through the historic Old Town. It is the best way to experience the city and indulge in local sweets. We check into the Crete Golf Club Hotel, settle in with a glass of wine on the terrace below the 18th.

(B) Hotel: Crete Golf Club Hotel, Crete

DAY 4: Friday 1 May CRETE

After breakfast, you’ll be keen to tee it up on the Crete Golf Club. A Bob Hunt design, the desert 18-hole course is surrounded by a spectacular and breathtaking landscape of mountains. Golfers can expect an honest challenge as the immaculate course calls for every aspect of their repertoire.

Non-golfers are free to relax by the hotel pool with the day at leisure.

This evening, we make our way to the Olive Oil Festival where we discover how olive oil is made, taste the local wines, and enjoy a buffet style home-cooked dinner and local music and dance.

(B,D) Hotel: Crete Golf Club Hotel, Crete

DAY 5: Saturday 2 May CRETE

This morning, you’ll enjoy a second round at the Crete Golf Club.

Non-golfers will discover the surrounding area with a half day tour to Elounda, a handsome fishing harbour. (Included).

(B) Hotel: Crete Golf Club Hotel, Crete

DAY 6: Sunday 3 May CRETE TO SANTORINI

Enjoy a leisurely morning before boarding the ferry to Santorini. Our excitement will grow as the island’s multi-coloured cliffs appear upon our arrival. Up above sits our hotel, the Majestic Hotel, commanding impressive views over Santorini’s volcano. After we check in, there is an easy 10-minute walk to Fira, home to the iconic white Cycladic houses that line Santorini’s cliff tops and that are sprinkled over the terraced rock. And then there’s the glorious sunsets. You’ve got two evenings on Santorini so be sure to catch one while you’re on the island.

(B) Hotel: The Majestic Hotel, Santorini

DAY 7: Monday 4 May SANTORINI

This morning we set sail along the shores of Santorini over sparkling waters toward the Caldera Hot Springs and take a dip at the Red and White Beaches. This afternoon is all yours to explore Fira at your leisure.

(B) Hotel: The Majestic Hotel, Santorini

DAY 8: Tuesday 5 May SANTORINI TO ISTANBUL

Say goodbye to Santorini as we fly to Istanbul. It is a magical place that blends tradition and modernity with centuries-old churches and markets juxtaposed with trendy restaurants and galleries. We’ll check in to the historical Pera Palace Hotel where you’ll step into a world of luxury in the heart of Istanbul.

(B) Hotel: Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul

DAY 9: Wednesday 6 May ISTANBUL

A full-day Istanbul tour strats with the iconic Blue Mosque, one of the grandest mosques in the world and named after its brilliantly blue-tiled interior. Next is Aya Sofya, a majestic Byzantine basilica and one of the world’s most beautiful buildings before taking a stroll through the Hippodrome. There, you’ll find monuments from 2nd century AD still standing including the racetrack that endured centuries of chariot races cheered by thousands of spectators.
This evening we’ll journey where the Black Sea meets the Sea of Marmara on a dinner cruise along the Bosphorus.

(B,D) Hotel: Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul


DAY 10: Thursday 7 May ISTANBUL

Feel the excitement this morning for your first taste of golf in Turkey. Ranked among the most prestigious country clubs in Turkey, Kemer Country Golf Club is the headquarters of the Turkish PGA and the training center for the Turkish National Team. The course, designed by Joan Dudok Van Heel, winds through the rolling hills of Belgrad Forest.

Non-golfers will be taken on a half-day shopping tour of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. (Included).

(B) Hotel: Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul

DAY 11: Friday 8 May ISTANBUL TO KUSADASI

Fly to Izmir before driving up into the hills passing grapevines and fruit orchards to Sirince, a former Greek village showing off a perfect collection of stone-and-stucco houses with red-tiled roofs. Then it’s onto Kusadasi, a beach resort town, where we check in to our hotel, across the marina.

(B) Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Kusadasi

DAY 12: Saturday 9 May KUSADASI

Today we take a guided tour of the Ancient Greek city, Ephesus, where Greek and Roman gods were adored. We’ll see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. The area is known for its traditional Turkish carpet-making. We’ll explore the carpet village and learn how the carpets are created by hand and how their value is determined.

(B) Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton, Kusadasi

DAY 13: Sunday 10 May KUSADASI TO PAMUKKALE

This morning you’ll be introduced to locally handcrafted leather goods before making our way to Pamukkale – made eternally famous by the gleaming white calcite travertines (terraces) overrunning with warm, mineral-rich waters. Just nearby lies Hierapolis, once a Roman and Byzantine spa city. You’ll get to swim amongst ruins of the original marble pillars in the waters that many believe restore good health. Tonight, we rest up at the 5-star Spa Colossae Thermal Hotel.

(B) Hotel: Spa Colossae Thermal Hotel, Pamukkale

DAY 14: Monday 11 May PAMUKKALE TO ANTALYA

After breakfast, we drive south towards Belek on the Turkish Riviera where Turkey’s top golf courses are found. The town has steadily established itself as a prime golf destination both in Turkey and around the world with an exclusive array of quality courses. We check in to The Dome, our 5-star beachfront home for the remainder of our tour. With a luxury all-inclusive package*, you can spoil yourself from the moment you walk in.

(B,D) Hotel: Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek

DAY 15: Tuesday 12 May ANTALYA

This morning, you are in for a treat playing Turkey’s #1 golf course at Carya Golf Club. Its creators achieved what many called impossible by developing an English-style heathland course in Mediterranean soil – a collision that doesn’t disappoint. The result is an exceptional layout with fantastic conditioning that makes for a seamless round. From your first tee, you’ll understand why this course keeps drawing golfers back for more.

Non-golfers may wish to indulge in a Turkish bath, also known as a Hammam at the The Dome Sanitas Spa. (Own cost).

(B,L,G) Hotel: Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek

DAY 16: Wednesday 13 May ANTALYA

Today you have direct access from your hotel to the Antalya Golf Club, home to the PGA Sultan Course and the Pasha Course. Shake up your rhythm of play today with Antalya’s shorter course, Pasha. Beware, though 700 yards shorter than its sister course, Pasha does not lack in challenge. With tight fairways, tricky undulating greens and carefully placed hazards that defend the green, Pasha Course is a thrill from start to finish.

Non-golfers can enjoy a day at leisure to explore Antalya. Feel free to indulge in some retail therapy at Antalya Migros Shopping Mall or take a leisurely stroll through the Antalya Aquarium. (Own cost).

(B,L,G) Hotel: Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek

DAY 17: Thursday 14 May ANTALYA

Enjoy a day at leisure. You have the option to luxuriate around the resort or choose to take a half-day tour of Kaleici, Antalya’s old town, a quirky labyrinth of cobbled streets that are full of life. The pretty town will charm you with its colourful display of culture and array of detailed mosques, markets, ancient ruins and bustling harbour. (Optional and additional cost applies).

(B,L,G) Hotel: Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek

DAY 18: Friday 15 May ANTALYA

You’re ticking all of Turkey’s best courses off your list on this tour, with Cornelia Golf Club ranked 2nd in Turkey. Designed by world-renowned golfer and course architect, Sir Nick Faldo, the mature and lush King Course sweeps through pine forests and blends seamlessly with the natural sandy environment. This layout is all about accuracy and never fails to provide the ‘wow’ factor.

Non-golfers will enjoy a scenic drive through the Beydaglari National park, then ride the Olympos Cable Car to the summit for a jaw-dropping panorama of the pine-clad Taurus Mountains and glittering Mediterranean Sea on one of longest cable car journeys in the world. (Included).

(B,L,G) Hotel: Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek

DAY 19: Saturday 16 May ANTALYA

This morning is your last chance to follow in the footsteps of gladiators, conquerors and gods with a tour to Side and Perge. (Optional and additional cost applies).

(B,L,G) Hotel: Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek

DAY 20: Sunday 17 May ANTALYA

Today you’ll take on Antalya Golf Club’s starring role, PGA Sultan Course. The 4th best course in Turkey, PGA Sultan packs an even bigger punch than Pasha. Golfers, prepare to take some brave shots off the tee as risk-takers are rewarded. Take a moment to bask in the beauty of the layout that makes its path along tall woods, up and over sandy banks and around crystal-clear water hazards.

Non-golfers can enjoy a day at leisure before we all come together for a farewell dinner and drinks to celebrate our fabulous journey and toast to our victors and new-found friendships.

(B,L,G) Hotel: Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek

DAY 21: Monday 18 May ANTALYA

It’s time to say farewell and transfer to Antalya Airport for our flights home where we’ll tell our friends and family all the tales of our wondrous adventures.

(B,L,G) Hotel: Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek


Inclusions

20 nights accommodation with breakfast daily*

7 rounds of golf, incl. carts

1. Crete Golf Club, Crete x 2 rounds

2. Kemer Country Golf Club, Istanbul

3. Carya Golf Club, Antalya

4. Antalya Golf Club – Pasha Course, Antalya

5. Cornelia Golf Club – King Course, Antalya

6. Antalya Golf Club – PGA Sultan Course, Antalya

6 Lunches

10 Dinners, inc:

  • Welcome dinner with beverages
  • Farewell dinner with beverages

Sightseeing / Highlights

  • Half-day Athens tour inc. Acropolis visit
  • Food Walk in Heraklion
  • Santorini Island cruise
  • Guided tour of Istanbul inc. Blue Mosque visit
  • Dinner cruise along Bosphorus
  • Guided tour of Ephesus inc. carpet village visit
  • Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Hierapolis
  • Olive Oil Festival and dinner
  • Optional: Half-day tour of Kaleici (additional cost)
  • Optional: Half-day tour of Side and Perge (additional cost)

Non-golfer inclusions

  • Half-day tour of Elounda
  • Half-day shopping tour at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
  • Beydalgari National Park and Olympos Cable Car ride

Other Inclusions

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Return airport transfers
  • Commemorative polo shirt
  • Individual and team competition with prizes
  • Fully escorted by Go Golfing’s experienced host and an exceptional guide

 

*Accommodation includes 7 nights at 5-star Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek with LUXURY ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet daily
  • World-famous cocktails
  • Local and imported alcoholic beverages
  • A daily stocked minibar

 

Tour Package Price

Early Bird Reward: Save EUR 200pp when you book before 9 Spetember 2019

Early Bird Pricing

Golfer Twin Share – EUR 7,688pp

Non-Golfer Twin Share – EUR 6,167pp

Golfer Single – EUR 9,457pp

Retail Pricing

Golfer Twin Share – EUR 7,888pp

Non-Golfer Twin Share – EUR 6,367pp

Golfer Single – EUR 9,657pp

Deposits and Final Payments
  • Initial deposit of AUD 2,500 pp must accompany your booking form
  • Second deposit of AUD 5,000 pp due on or before 22 November 2019
  • Tour to be converted from EUR to AUD on 29 January 2019
  • Final Payment (inc. optional extras) is due and payable on or before 7 February 2020
  • Refer to booking form’s Terms and Conditions for Cancellation and Refunds policy

Post-Tour: Fairytale Cappadocia

18 – 21 MAY 2020 | 4 DAYS

 

Cappadocia is something out of a fairy tale with a vast stone landscape of peaks and ravines. Discover a wonderland of oddly shaped rock formations rising out of the ground that will have you feeling like you’ve stepped onto a whole new planet. Add the colourful hot air balloons and ancient monk cave houses and Cappadocia is a truly unique and fascinating spectacle that will ignite your sense of wonder.

DAY 1: Monday 18 May ANTALYA TO CAPPADOCIA

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. You’ll be greeted at the airport for your transfer to Turkey’s national treasure, Cappadocia. Cappadocia is something out of a fairy tale with a vast stone landscape of peaks and ravines. You’ll settle into Seraphim Cave Hotel, a historic mansion built into the soft stone landscape. Take some time to relax in your private garden before residing to your cave or stone room, both rustic and luxurious, for the authentic Cappadocia experience.

(B) Hotel: Seraphim Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

DAY 2: Tuesday 19 May CAPPADOCIA

Start the day exploring Esentepe before visiting Uchisar Castle on a full-day Cappadocia North tour. You’ll feel on top of the world at the centuries-old citadel that rises above the rocky townscape of Cappadocia. Venture through the fascinating Goreme Open Air Museum, home to monasteries and majestic churches sculpted into the soft stone landscape.
You’ll journey on to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to visit the Fairy Chimneys. They are a scatter of stone peaks that rise from the ground with a shape reminiscent of giant mushrooms.
Finally, you’ll venture through the marvellous Devrent Valley where rock formations twist out of the ground on a moon-like landscape.

(B) Hotel: Seraphim Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

DAY 3: Wednesday 20 May CAPPADOCIA

Optional hot air balloon experience: Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is at the top of many people’s bucket lists – and it’s not hard to see why. While on a flight, you won’t just see a few balloons, the sky will be filled with around 100 balloons of differing colours and designs. Every day is like a fiesta. Rest assured, it is highly regulated and has an excellent safety record. To fly here, pilots must train for around 5 times as long as in other parts of the world. As the sun begins to rise, you’ll float to an altitude of about 300 meters) for extraordinary 360-degree views of Cappadocia. The wind will transport you across the valleys and mountains for about 45 minutes to 1-hour, depending on the weather. You’ll toast your landing with a glass of Champagne, and get your personal flight certificate before your transfer back to your hotel at about 07:00. (Optional and additional cost applies).

Today you’ll get to explore the intriguing cavernous churches of Pigeon Valley and Red Valley and learn about hand-made pottery in the town of Avanos.

(B) Hotel: Seraphim Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

DAY 4: Thursday 21 May CAPPADOCIA

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flights.

(B)

INCLUSIONS

  • 3 nights at 5-star Seraphim Cave Hotel, Cappadocia
  • Antalya to Kayseri flight
  • Return airport transfers
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Fully escorted by Go Golfing’s experienced host and local guides

 

SIGHTSEEING / HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full-day Cappadocia North tour
  • Full-day Cappadocia South tour
  • RECOMMENDED: Hot Air Balloon Experience (optional, additional cost applies)

 

PACKAGE PRICING

Twin Share: EUR 819pp

Single: EUR 1,066pp

A very professionally run golf tour company that provides a fantastic mix of golf and sightseeing, whilst meeting other people that shared the same interests.

Peta, Canada 2017

I would recommend to anyone to travel with Go Golfing. The accommodation was first class. The golf courses were absolutely brilliant and in mint condition.

Wendy, Dubai Abu Dhabi 2018

The trip was a fantastic experience, the people and hosts were terrific. This was our first tour so we had no specific expectations. The golf courses were exceptional, the accommodation throughout was excellent and couldn’t be faulted.

Chris, Vietnam 2018

I chose this trip because it was an organised combination of golf and sightseeing with 5-star hotels and highly rated golf courses that we would most likely never otherwise have the opportunity to play.

Diane, Spain & Portugal 2018

Highlights are hard to pinpoint as the whole trip was a highlight. As a first-timer with Go Golfing, I think the trip was well-organised.

Marion

As a first-time non-golfer, the trip was great. The accommodation was excellent, the people were all very friendly, the host was excellent and looked after us well.

Wendy, Japan 2019

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