Overview

This travel package takes you on a discovery journey of 03 very important cities. Discover the Ottoman heritage of Istanbul (Turkey), the amazing Acropolis in Athens & ruins of Delphi (Greece) then on to Cairo to marvel at the Pyramids and explore the Old area with its mix or Christian & Islamic monuments (Egypt). This itinerary can be arranged in any order - example : start Athens end Cairo / start Cairo end Athens or Istanbul. Available year round and pretty flexible, so if you wish to make any changes / add more days / etc, just let us know.

• This is NOT an escorted coach tour with group of same persons travelling together from start to end.
• It is a flexible travel package for individuals ... you get to choose your own travel dates & there is also the option to customize the itinerary to suit your particular interests / where you would most like to visit in each country.
• Package Rate varies depending on number of persons travelling / exact dates of travel / category of hotels used / any changes you might request to the itinerary etc. Package rate generally starts from around 1375Euro+ per person - based on 2 persons using 3* hotels during low season. Do kindly keep this average starting from cost in mind when making your request. Excludes optional extra international flights to Istanbul for start / from Athens at the end.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 : Welcome to Istanbul - Hos Geldin!
Welcome to Istanbul - meet in the arrivals hall of Istanbul Ataturk (or SAW) Airport and transfer on to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 02 : Ottoman Relics of Istanbul:
The historical area of Sultanahmet is a must for any visitor to Istanbul. During a full day tour your guide takes you on a discovery visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 03 : Sights, Sounds & Smells of the Bosphorus:
Today enjoy a morning cruise along the Bosphorous offering views of various majestic palaces, mansions & villas, mosques and other sites that line its shores. Then on to visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill for panoramic views. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 04 : Istanbul to Athens:
Breakfast, check-out and as per chosen flight time transfer to the airport for departure on direct flight to Athens. Arrival and transfer to hotel with remainder of the day/evening at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 05 : Delphi (or Argolis) Sightseeing Tour
Today you have the choice to join on either the full day Delphi Tour or full day Argolis Tour.
Delphi: Depart on drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing towns of Thebes - connected with tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova. In Delphi visit the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo and Museum containing such masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the athlete Aghias.
Argolis: Leave by the coastal road along the Saronic Gulf to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive to Mycenae and visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, and the Royal Tombs etc. Depart for Nauplion the picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. Afternoon, leave for Epidauros to visit the theatre (4th century BC) famous for its astonishing acoustics. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 06 : Cruise to the islands of Hydra, Poros & Aegina
Transfer to Piraeus for embarkation on the cruise boat. Then sail for the island of Hydra where you have time (around 1 hour) for a stroll, shopping or swimming. Then sail for Poros, the smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town. Your time at leisure in Poros will be about 60 minutes. Lunch will be served during the voyage. On board again and after a two hour trip arrive to the last port of call, the island of Aegina. Here you once again have some free time at leisure to stroll around or swim weather permitting. Optional excursion, by bus, to the fine preserved Temple of Afea Athena. Embarkation for the voyage of return. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 07 : Discover Athens then head for Cairo
Breakfast at hotel then join on one of the following regular group excursions (you get to choose):
a) 5hr Coach tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & panoramic drive through city center
b) 3hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis & stroll through the city centre
c) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & stroll through city centre
d) 3hr Athens Food walking tour: visiting specialty food shops with tastings & Varvakeios market
*Other alternatives available, like wine tasting etc, advise your preference in the enquiry form
After the morning tour a little free time before transfer to the airport for direct flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 08 : Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
Breakfast then meet with your tour guide and begin the sightseeing tour with a visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed on to Sakkara where you will visit the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast & lunch included (dinner optional)

DAY 09 : Old Cairo & Museum
Breakfast and again meet with your guide to depart on to visit the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin (Alabaster Mosque & Tomb of the Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali) along with Old Cairo area where you find a mixture between the Islamic & Christian Monuments such as: Abu Serga Church, Al Mo'allaqa Church or the Hanging Church which are dated back to the beginning of the 5th Century AD and built in the basilica style. The day also includes a visit to the famous Khan El-Khalily Bazaar. Overnight in Cairo.
meals: breakfast & lunch included (dinner optional)

DAY 10 : Departure
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international flight departure time meet for transfer to Cairo Airport.

A Customer Review

We wish to thank you once more for arranging our tour of Turkey, Greece and Egypt: everything went well, and we were very satisfied with the trip. We would like to visit more of Turkey next year (and perhaps some former soviet Union countries), will contact you at the appropriate moment to see if other tours can be arranged. With warm regards, Ralph and Sonia

-Sonia

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What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation in category of your choice
  • Breakfasts at hotels throughout (dinners optional)
  • Guided day tours with main entrances & tour transport
  • Lunches during the full day tours, drinks extra
  • Flight tickets, Istanbul to Athens & Athens to Cairo
  • Arrival & departure transfers throughout
  • Taxes and handling services

Notes

  • Itinerary can be done in any order, example start Cairo end Istanbul or Athens
  • Available on daily basis, year round
  • Very flexible, can be customized to suit preferences
  • Please note that this is not a set departure tour with the same persons all travelling together from start to end. What we do is arrange all accommodation & transport per your travel dates and then combine this with the noted sightseeing day tours in each area. This gives you the flexibility to tailor the itinerary to better suit your dates & "wish list".

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