EXPLORE GREECE & TURKEY

Regular Price : Double Per Person
12 days

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Single Room   :  please ask
Double Room :  $2,430 per person
Triple Room    : $2,330 per person

 

DAY – 1 ARRIVAL IN ATHENS
First day is your arrival into Athens International Airport, where you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Athens.

DAY 2 – HALF A DAY ATHENS CITY TOUR (B) 
08:00 am depart on a half day morning tour of Athens which includes a visit to the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon. Also view the House of Parliament, Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, Presidential Palace, the Panatheanic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian`s Arch. The afternoon is free to your own leisure for you to further explore Athens hidden secrets. (Optional afternoon tour to Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon.) Overnight in Athens.

DAY 3 – DELPHI TOUR (B) 
08:00 am depart from Athens driving through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus, Levadia & Arachova – Arachova is famous for its colorful rugs and beautifully made carpets. As we arrive at Delphi known to be the center of the Ancient world – the “Omphalos” (Navel) of the Earth – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. On the slopes of Mt Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. You will also get to visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. Return to Athens at 18:30. Overnight in Athens.

DAY 4 – FERRY TO SANTORINI (B) 
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Piraeus Port for departure by morning ferry to Santorini. On arrival meet for transfer to hotel with rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Santorini. (Flights between Athens and Santorini are also available.)

DAY 5 – SANTORINI (B) 
Free day at leisure to relax on one of the many different beaches of Santorini (gold, red or black sand) or explore the capital, Fira. Overnight in Santorini.

DAY 6 – FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL (B) 
Flight to Istanbul via Athens. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 7- BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR (B-L)
08:15 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour.  Visiting, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

DAY – 8 FREE DAY – ISTANBUL (B)
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

OPTIONAL TOURS: 
1- Circle Istanbul – “This Is The City Only Locals Know” / 9am to 10pm.
2- Full Day Bosphorus Tour / 9am to 5pm

DAY 9 – FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA / CAPPADOCIA TOUR #1 (B-L)
05:00 am pick up from the reception and transfer to the airport. You will fly into either Kayseri or Nevsehir.  Arrival at the airport and depart for the tour. Visiting Devrent Valley, Monk`s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world renowned fairy chimneys. After lunch break continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Tour will end with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.

 DAY – 10 CAPPADOCIA TOUR #2 (B-L)                                                                                                         09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Çavusvillage. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.

 OPTIONAL TOUR: Hot Air Balloon Ride – please ask

DAY 11 – FLIGHT BACK TO ISTANBUL (B)
Pick up from your hotel 2 hours before your departure and transfer to the airport. Flight back to Istanbul (morning or afternoon). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 12 – GOODBYE (B)
Pick up 3 hours before your international flight and transfer to the airport. Have a safe trip back home!

What’s Included

  • 11 nights hotel accommodation.
  • Services of professionally licensed guides on local tours.
  • 14 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunch.
  • All domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One way international flight from Santorini to Istanbul.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours and transfers.
  • English speaking guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Inbound and outbound airport transfers to/from your hotel.
  • All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling. (unless otherwise stated)

What’s Not Included

  • Tips (optional).
  • International flights.
  • Visa (if needed).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Harem and Treasure room entrance fees in Topkapi Palace.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).