The itinerary can be done in reverse order (Athens first then Istanbul)
The itinerary is flexible so changes can be made to suit your preferences
This package is available on a daily basis (you choose your own travel dates)Tour Itinerary
DAY 01 - Arrival Istanbul:
Arrival to Istanbul Airport and meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day is then at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 - Historical Sights in Sultanahmet:
After breakfast at hotel meet with the guide to depart on the full day regular group tour to explore the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). After the tour, return to hotel with the evening then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 03 - Bosphorous Cruise & Beylerbeyi:
Breakfast then again meet to depart on full day regular group tour (private guided available on request), 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, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill for panoramic views. End of tour with return to hotel, evening at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 04 - Istanbul to Athens:
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Istanbul Airport for departure on morning/afternoon/evening flight to Athens. Arrival Athens Airport and meet for transfer to hotel, rest of the day/evening at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 05 - Athens City Tour with Acropolis:
Breakfast at hotel then meet to depart on a 1/2 day morning tour to view some of the most important sights in Athens such as Constitution Square (Syntagma), House of Parliament, Memorial to Unknown Soldier, National Library, Evzones in their picturesque uniform, Presidential Palace, Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held. Then visit the Acropolis with the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike and Parthenon along with the New Acropolis Museum.End of morning tour with the remainder of the day and evening free at leisure for you to further explore other areas of Athens on your own. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 06 - Saronic Island Cruise:
Today enjoy a cruise visiting the islands of Hydra and Aegina. Transfer to Piraeus for embarkation on the cruise boat. 08:30 Depart to Hydra arriving at 11:45. Here you have free time for a walk around (and swim weather permitting). At 13:30 embarkation and sail for Aegina past Poros and the shore of the Peloponnese. Lunch served during the voyage. At 15:30 arrive to Aegina where you have time for a stroll around (and swim weather permitting). At 18:00 embarkation for the return voyage to Piraeus. Return to hotel with the remainder of the evening then at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 07 - Delphi Sightseeing Tour:
Breakfast then depart on a full day tour of Delphi. Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes connected with the tragedy of King Oedipus, Levadia and Arachova. At Delphi lies the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. Visit the Treasury of the Athenians, Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing such masterpieces as the bronze Charioteer and athlete Aghias. End of tour with return drive to Athens, evening at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
DAY 08 - Departure from Athens:
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international flight departure time meet for transfer to Athens Airport.
Hotel accomodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
All noted sightseeing tours on regular group (or private guided) basis
Main entrance fees to sights visited and lunches on full day tours
One way flight ticket from Istanbul to Athens (or Athens to Istanbul)
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