11 Days 3 Capitals Tour /
Please Note : THIS TOUR WILL BE ENDING AT CAIRO AIRPORT!!
- All accommodation at choise of selected hotels
- All sightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program.
- Domestic flight tickets (may be operated by Turkish Airlines,Anadolu Jet,Atlas Global,Sun Express,Onur Airlines or Pegasus Airlines )
- All tours with English speaking guidance licenced by Ministry of Culture and Tourism
- All transport with new & AC vehicles
- All airport transfer throughout the trip
- All entrance & parking fees,ferry,tolls and petrol
- All local taxes and insurances
- All meals listed ( breakfast, lunch, dinner )
- Istanbul to Athens - Athens to Cairo International Flights
- International airfare to TURKEY
- Drinks,visas,personal expenses,porters, tips
- Meals not listed ( breakfast, lunch, dinner )
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 Izmir. Upon your arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel.
After breakfast, our tour concludes. We say goodbye and you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport. You will take your flight to Athens. Upon arrival, we will meet and transfer you 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 Propylaea, 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.
Upon your flight time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your international flight.
Today after breakfast We will pick you up and will visit the famous pyramids of Giza “Cheops”, “Khafre” and “Menkaure”. Optional You could visit enter one of the pyramids the enigmatic “Sphinx” of Giza. Visit the Valley Temple and papyrus center. Also visit the Egyptian National Museum with its different Pharaonic art, especially the treasure of “Tut-Ank-Ammon.”
Today you have a free and easy day.
Upon your flight time, you will be will be transferred to Cairo airport to take your international flight.
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Optional Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Entertainment
We will pick you up from Hotel at approximately 07:45 pm and transfer you to the Istanbul Kabatas Port from where your Dinner Cruise will commense.
You are in for a treat with our exciting dinner Cruise that presents you the beauty of Istanbul at night while
cruising the Bosphorus. You will dine on a delicious assortment of authentic Turkish Cuisine, PLUS you enjoy an outstanding Turkish Night of entertainment which will feature traditional dances from the seven different regions of Turkey as well as an oriental belly-dance show. Your performance will include Ottoman dancers, Romany Gypsy Girls, belly dancers, and the Asuk Masuk comedy team, etc. This is a night you will not forget and one loved by ALL our customers who have attended previous cruises. Your dinner cruise ends at about midnight,
at which time we will transfer you to the Hotel. .(50Euro Per Person)
Well, the ritual is simple. You will find yourself in the warm Hamam ,a room filled with the sound of splashing water, the scent of soap, and wafting steam through which daily concerns and worries cannot penetrate. In the gentle moist heat your body relaxes, and your nerves are soothed. You sit down at one of the marble wash basins which line the walls, and adjusting the temperature of the water to a delicious warmth, dip the copper bathing bowl into the basin and tip the water over your head and body. Waves of relaxation seem to pour right through you as the water envelops your body.
Laying on the warm stone in the center of the room, your attendant will pour hot water on you and begin to scrub every square inch of your body. Basically, every millimeter of dead and dirty skin is scrubbed off, even the skin between your fingers and toes.Then you are given fresh towels and again brought to Sogukluk (the cool room) to rest, dry off and marvel at your glowing, soft as a baby’s skin.
Hodja Pasha Dervish Show Istanbul
Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.
Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage
of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love-a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.
Jeep Safari Cappadocia
Jeep safari is one of best way explore Cappadocia , The daily Jeep Safari tour for you to experience the exciting landscapes.Drive with 4×4 jeeps. We start our adventure in Goreme winding our way through Zemi Valley to Urgup, Mustafapasa and the Uzengi River. We will drive by pigeon houses, orchards and grape vines used for local wine to the village of Ortahisar and the famous Roman Castle. After a short break in Ortahisar we continue off-road to Red Valley where we visit a cave church as well as the local cave depots – traditionally foods such as lemons and potatoes are stored year-round in caves, taking advantage of the perfect conditions of the caves. Mushrooms are also grown in the caves for local consumption. Next on the tour is lunch. We will enjoy lunch in Monks Valley (Pasabag) and continue off-road through Honey Valley to Uchisar. After another picture stop in Uchisar, we will drive off-road back to Goreme through the Pigeon and Babaccik Valleys.
The Turkish Night Show highlights the dance traditions of various regions of Turkey, complete with traditional costumes and of course, exhilarating belly dancers. This lively performance is a great way to enjoy traditional Turkish music, dancing and join in the festivities during audience participation.Optional you could book with
dinner Turkish Night Show.
Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour
Today very early in the morning we will depart for our amazing Balloon Tour we will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 04:30 am (depending on the location of your hotel) and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight as you enjoy a light breakfast snack; preparation time is generally 15-20 minutes. Your flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb about 3000 feet above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. During certain segments of the flight our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo taking opportunities. The Standard Flight is a total of 60 fascinating minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight, and you will be presented with a Flight Certificate, signed by your pilot, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of your tour where you can rest, have breakfast, and then continue your day.
Dervish Show Cappadocia
The Whirling Dervishes is a Turkish experience that many come to Turkey wanting to see, it truly is an amazing performance to witness. This excursion is not like the other Turkish nights on offer in Cappadocia, as it only has
the Whirling Dervishes; no other dances are performed on the night. Dervishes as they share their religious enlightening ceremony with you.“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one.” – Mevlana Rumi.You finish off the night with a drink called ‘Serbet’ after the ceremony concludes.
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