10 Days Turkey & Greece Tour /
- Inbound transfer with assistance, outbound transfer without assistance.
- 4 overnight stays in Athens on bed and breakfast basis
- Half day city tour of Athens & New Museum with English speaking guide and entrance fees
- Full day tour to Delphi with English speaking guide, entrance fees an
- International airfare to Turkey
- Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personel expenses, posters, tips
Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. You may join our optional Dinner Cruise tour depends on your arrival today.
Today you will visit Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Bazaar, and a Boat trip on Bosphorus.
Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. Dolmabahce Palace was built between 1843-1856 and was ordered by Sultan Abdülmecit I. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire. After the Turkish Republic when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk come to Istanbul he stayed and welcomed his foreign guests at Dolmabahce Palace. Also, Ataturk spent his last time here.
The Spice Bazaar is in Eminönü, It is one of the oldest covered bazaars of Istanbul. In this bazaar, which is famous for its herbalists, in addition to products suitable for the old tradition such as natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, rare plant roots, and shells; dried nuts, delicatessen products, various foodstuffs are sold. Spice Bazaar is also open on Sundays.
Boat trip on the Bosphorus. An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palace, wooden villas.
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar.
After the tour, we will transfer you to the Istanbul airport and you will take your flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel.
Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Cappadocia, visiting Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Drive to pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open-air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. After the tour, we will be back at our hotel.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again depart for a full day Cappadocia tour. Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith.
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye and transferred to the airport. You will take your flight to Athens via Istanbul. Upon arrival, we will welcome you and you will be transferred to your hotel in Athens.
Today after breakfast we are heading to New Museum The Athens half-day tour, depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS (visit Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens). Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from the archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments, and the frieze will impress you.
After breakfast we will pick you up from the hotel and heading to the fertile plain of Beotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus – Levadia and Arachova. You will have a small break than after moving to Delphi, the center of the Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of Earth) – whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic World. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. 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. Lunch at the modern village at Delphi After we will back to the hotel around 19 pm.
Today you have a free and easy day. You might visit the highest hill Lycabettus to see the view of Athens. Optional could take a tour of the Argolis or a Daily cruise tour.
Today after breakfast we will transfer you the airport at an arranged time to take your international flight
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