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Overview

Explore the historical sights of the Sultanahmet & areas of Istanbul then head to Athens, the heart of democracy, with the chance to visit the Acropolis, the ancient city of Delphi and a one day cruise to the smaller Saronic Islands.

• This is a flexible itinerary for individuals combining hotel accommodation and sightseeing day tours in both Istanbul & Athens. You select your own travel dates & there is also the option to customize the itinerary if you wish to do so. This itinerary can also be done starting from Athens ending in Istanbul.

• Package Rate generally starts from around 990Euro+ per person, depending on the number of persons travelling, date of travel and hotel category selected. It includes a one-way flight between Istanbul & Athens, however, excludes international flight to Istanbul for start & from Athens at the end which are for you to arrange yourselves.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival:
As per your international flight arrival time, meet at Istanbul Airport for transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day and/or evening is then free at leisure for you to relax or begin exploring your local surroundings. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 02 - Historical Sights of Sultanahmet:
After breakfast, join on the full-day regular group walking tour (private basis available on request) to explore 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.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 03 - Bosphorus Cruise Sightseeing:
Meet again to depart on a full-day regular group tour (private basis available on request), this time starting with a morning cruise on the Bosphorus 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. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 04 - Flight Istanbul to Athens:
Transfer to the airport for a morning, afternoon or evening flight to Athens (timing per your preference). Arrive Athens Airport and transfer to hotel with the remainder of the day and/or evening free at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 05 - Athens City Tour:
Today join on one of the following regular group excursions (please note your preference when making your request):
a) 5hr Coach tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & city center panoramic drive
b) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum & stroll through the city center
c) 5hr Walking tour: visit Acropolis, Ancient Agora & stroll through the city center
Afternoon and evening free at leisure for you to further explore on your own. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 06 - 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 the drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of Thebes - connected with tragedy of King Oedipus - Levadia and Arachova. In Delphi visit the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios with the Treasury of the Athenians, the Temple of Apollo, and the Archaeological 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, Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs, etc. Depart for Nauplion, a picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress (time for taking photos). In the afternoon, visit the 4th-century BC theater of Epidaurus, famous for its astonishing acoustics. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 07 - Saronic Island Cruise:
Transfer to Piraeus to embark on the cruise vessel and sail for the island of Hydra where you have free time (around 1 hour) for a stroll around. 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 on board during the voyage. Last by not least, after a two-hour trip, arrive at the last port of call, Aegina. Here you once again have some free time at leisure to stroll around or swim weather permitting. Embarkation for the voyage of return, evening free at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 08 - Departure:
As per your international flight departure time, transfer from the hotel to Athens Airport.

What's included?

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

Notes

  • Available in reverse order, start Athens end Istanbul
  • Flexible, can be customized to suit your preferences
  • Available on daily basis, year-round
  • Other countries, such as Israel, Egypt, Jordan, can be added

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From our past customers

We had a great time at Istanbul and Greece - one of the best holidays that I had. The hotel arrangement, transfer etc were well organised, especially Saint John hotel at Mykonos is magnificant, Dana Villas at Santorini has such breathtaking views, also good view at Marmara Istanbul. Excellent choices. Only issue that SuperJet ferry from Mykonos to Santorini was delayed for 2.5hrs. Anyway overall it was a great arrangement. Thank you and if I plan for another trip around the area, I will definitely contact you and will refer you to any of my friends who is planning to visit the area. Best regards, Sally.

-Sally

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