Overview

This 08-day holiday package covers the highlights of Istanbul in Turkey and along with Santroini & Athens in Greece. The itinerary can also be arranged in reverse order (starting Athens ending Istanbul) if you wish. Any number of other changes can also be made - add more days / excluding some days / add another island or parts of the mainland.

• 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 / your exact travel dates category of hotel used / any changes you might wish to make to the itinerary etc. Package rate generally starts from around 990Euro+ per person - based on 2 persons using 3* hotels during low season. Kindly keep this approx 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 : Arrival
Meet in the arrivals hall of Istanbul Ataturk Airport (or Istanbul SAW Airport) and transfer to hotel. Remainder of the day then at leisure for you relax or begin exploring the local surroundings. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 02 : Historical Sights of Sultanahmet
After breakfast at the hotel join on a full day regular group tour (private guided on request) covering some of the most important sights in 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. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 03 : Bosphorous Cruise Sightseeing
Today enjoy another full day tour, this time starting with a morning cruise on the Bosphorous during which you have views from the vessel of various historical sights that line its shores. After cruise visits to the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill for panoramic views. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

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

DAY 05 : Sun, sights & views of Santorini
Breakfast at the hotel with the day free at leisure to enjoy the island as you wish. Explore various villages, visit numerous museums and maybe a winerty or two, suntan at one of the beaches with different colored sands. Various optional excursions are available on request. Overnight in Santorini
meals: breakfast included

DAY 06 : 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 07 : 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
Afternoon and evening free at leisure for you to further explore on your own. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 08 - Departure:
Breakfast, check-out and per your international flight departure time transfer to Athens Airport.

A Customer Review

We came back last night after an excellant trip. Everything went very well, all the tour guides and drivers were excellant, the countries were great, the food was excellant and the people were very friendly. All the hotels, the Kibbutz in Israel and the boats were GREAT. You did a fantastic job and we want to thank you very very much. The Agent in Tel Aviv also told us that you have got in touch with her to find out how we were doing, this is so very nice from you and we really appreciate everything you have done for us. This trip is a trip that we won't forget it was just too wonderful and perfect. Also everything and everybody were on time so it was nice, we did not have to worry about a thing. Again thank you for everything. It was a Dream Trip , thanks to you. Sincerely Martine.

-Martine

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What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation in category of your choice
  • Breakfasts at hotels throughout (dinners optional)
  • Guided day tours, regular group basis (private on request)
  • Guiding in English, main entrances, tour transport
  • Lunches during full day tours in Istanbul, drinks extra
  • Flight ticket from Istanbul to Santorini (via Athens)
  • Ferry ticket from Santorini to Athens
  • Arrival & departure transfers throughout
  • Taxes and handling services

Notes

  • Available in reverse order, start Athens end Istanbul
  • Very flexible, can be customized to suit preferences
  • Available on daily basis, year round
  • 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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