Overview

10 day holiday package with guided tours of Istanbul's main attractions (historical Sultanahmet & Bosphorous) then on to Greece for some fun and relaxing on the islands of Mykonos & Santorini, ending with a city tour of Athens. This itinerary can also be done in reverse order, starting from Athens ending in Istanbul.

• 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 wish to make to the itinerary etc. Package cost generally starts from around 1200Euro+ per person - based on 2 persons using 3* hotels during low season. 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. Low season - Nov to April ..... Medium season - May through June ..... High season - early to mid July & September ..... Peak Season - mid July through August (season breakdown is valid for the Greece part of itinerary).

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 : Arrival
Meet in the arrivals hall of Istanbul Ataturk (or SAW) Airport and transfer to hotel. You then have remainder of the day, depending on your flight arrival time, at leisure for you relax or stroll around on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 02 : Ottoman Relics of Sultanahmet
Enjoy a full day tour discovering Ottoman heritage sights of the historical Sultanahmet area. Visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). Evening free at leisure to dine out and stroll through atmospheric streets around the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 03 : Cruise along the Bosphorous
A second days sightseeing takes you for a cruise along the Bosphorous with views from the vessel of various mansions, palaces and mosques that line its shores. Then on to the sights & smells of the famous Spice Bazaar, visit majestic Dolmabahce Palace, cross over the Bosphorous Bridge and views from Camlica Hill. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 04 : Flight from Istanbul to Mykonos
Breakfast, check-out and as per chosen timing transfer to Istanbul Airport for departure on flight (either direct or via Athens) to Mykonos. Arrive and transfer to hotel with remainder of the day/evening at leisure. Overnight in Mykonos
meals: breakfast included

DAY 05 : Cosmopolitan Mykonos
A free day at leisure for you to sun yourself on the beach and wander through the cobbled streets of Mykonos Town. Another alternative would be to join on a half day boat excursion to the nearby archaeological island of Delos. Overnight in Mykonos
meals: breakfast included

DAY 06 : Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to port for morning or afternoon ferry to Santorini. Arrival and transfer to hotel with remainder of the day/evening then free at leisure. Overnight in Santorini. *Please note that ferry between Mykonos & Santorini does not operate in winter season - if travel during winter then would need to use flight via Athens to connect the 2 islands or possibly substitue Mykonos or Paros instead.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 07 : Sun, sights & views of Santorini
Breakfast at the hotel with the day free at leisure to enjoy views of the famous caldera, explore various villages, visit museums and maybe a winery, one of the beaches with different colored sands. Various optional excursions are available on request. Overnight in Santorini
meals: breakfast included

DAY 08 : By ferry or flight from Santorini to Athens
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and as per chosen timing transfer to the port for departure on highspeed (summer season) or standard (winter season) ferry to Athens. Flights are also available on request. Arrival to Athens and transfer to hotel with evening at leisure. Overnight in Athens
meals: breakfast included

DAY 09 : Explore Athens
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
Afternoon and evening free at leisure for you to further explore on your own. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

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

A Customer Review

We are now back in Canada and very much missing the hustle and bustle of Turkey and its people. Thank you very much for all your assistance with coordinating and booking our travel arrangements and making all the various decisions involved with such a unique tour easy for us. We were so impressed with your attention to details, your support during our time there and valuable suggestions that made a big difference in our enjoyment. Please thank all the people involved with making this trip wonderful for us, especially Ebrahim and Huseyin, and we know we will be back some day soon! Warm regards, Zaynab

-Zaynab

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What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation including breakfasts
  • Noted day tours on regular group basis (private guided on request)
  • Main entrance fees to sights visited
  • Lunches during full day tours in Istanbul, drinks extra
  • Flight ticket from Istanbul to Mykonos (either direct or via Athens)
  • Ferry tickets, Mykonos to Santorini & Santorini to Athens
  • Arrival & departure transfers in each area
  • Taxes and handling services

Notes

  • Can be done in reverse order, start Athens end Istanbul
  • Fully flexible, can be tailored to your preferences
  • Extra days/nights & additional tours can be added
  • Islands can be exchanged for others you might prefer

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