Greece and Turkey Tour
Grand 10 day tour : Athens, Mykonos , Santorini , Istanbul
Day 1 , Athens.
Daily : March - Nov
at Athens Airport, where our representative will meet you, and assist
with the transfer to your hotel .
an extra day in Athens ? Please click here .
2 , Athens (B)
morning sightseeing tour takes us to all the high points : The Temple
of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Syntagma Square, The Parliament& The
world famous Acropolis. Afternoon at leisure. Why not have lunch at
a taverna in the Plaka, take in a museum or gallery , then do some cafe-sitting
and people -watching in Syntagma Squab.
3, Athens / Mykonos (B)
morning transfer to the pier at Piraeus to board the ferry boat heading
for Myconos. And your selected hotel. We'll have a representative on
hand to meet you, and check you in to your hotel. Relax!
some time to stroll the cobbled lanes of Mykonos, to sip an ouzo or
a retsina at a waterside cafe, to discover a beach or two, to pick up
a loaf of fresh bread and cheese and olives, and picnic on a hillside
as you look out to sailboats at sea.
Day 4 , Mykonos (B)
day is totally yours. There's no need to venture beyond the grounds
of your lovely hotel. But on the other hand, there's plenty of reason
to do so, starting with 350 whitewashed churches and chapels, dramatic
cliffs, blue seas, and secluded beaches.
Day 5, Mykonos / Santorini (B)
rendezvous in time to take you to your morning ferry heading for Santorini
( business Class ) . On arrival, we'll see that you're checked in to
Santorini Hotel/Apartments/ Villas
Day 6 , Santorini (B)
breakfast at your lovely hotel and linger for as long as you wish. When
you venture out, explore the cliff top town of Thira with its winding
paths leading from view to spectacular view. We offer an optional tour
to the archaeological site of Akrotiri, reputed to be the center of
the lost civilization of Atlantis. Sample
optional tours available based on Private arrangement or Local Group
, Departure From Santorini on to Athens and connect to Istanbul (B)
breakfast at your hotel. We'll pick you up and see you to Santorini
Kalo Taxidi! Bon
fly to Athens, please proceed to connect with the flights going to Istanbul
( air ticket is included in economy class ).Kalo Taxidi!
Marhaba ! Aaaah ISTANBUL , the exotic romance of the "Paris of the East:":
You're met at the airport or seaport by our representative, who sees
you to your hotel.
local rep will answer any questions you may have about getting to know
the city. As you ride into the great metropolis from the airport , two
thousand years of history are revealed: towering Roman walls, ancient
Byzantine churches, slender minarets framing the bulbous domes of graceful
mosques. These ancient monuments float on the skyline of a bustling
modern metropolis of ten million people.
Please reconfirm locally the time you prefer for tomorrow tour, we suggest
to meet around 8:30 AM or 9 AM
8 - ISTANBUL (BL)
The center of ancient Constantinople and Istanbul was on Seraglio Point,
framed by the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara.
Today We visit the Blue Mosque, built by Sultan Ahmet III to challenge
the architectural primacy of neighboring Sancta Sophia. We then walk
next door to compare achievements in Justinian's great Sancta Sophia.
Right behind Sancta Sophia is our next stop, sumptuous Topkapi Palace,
the sultans seraglio for centuries, filled with breathtaking exhibits
of priceless jewels, golden thrones, delicate colored tiles, and lavish
court costumes. After lunch in a local restaurant ,we tour the Treasury
of the sultans, and the Costume Gallery , then finish up in the bustling
Egyptian Bazaar and walk through the maze of colors , spices and perfumes.
Return to your hotel with sounds and colors of your first day of touring
9 - "Imperial Constantinople in the Belle Epoque"
(late 19th century), the exotic romance of the "Paris of the
Morning walking tour : We start with our guide in Karaköy where
the foreign bankers and shipping companies had their headquarters, then
take the Tünel up to istiklal Caddesi; stop in the whirling dervish
tekke, and walk past the various old embassy buildings (now consulates),
and point out the architecture. Stop for tea (included) at the
famous Pera Palace Hotel.
Walk at least as far as Galatasaray Square, and have lunch in
the Çicek Pasaji (Flower Passage); then walk up to Taksim Square and
be picked up for the afternoon tour. In the afternoon the tour visit
Yildiz Palace Park and the Ihlamur Kasri, a mini-palace south of Yildiz,
and finish up with a visit to the Military History Museum in Harbiye
in time to hear the "Mehter," or Ottoman military band (mid-afternoon).
10 - DEPARTURE (B)
We escort you to the airport your flight home. Bon Voyage.
Rates per person in double in US $
10 years and younger sharing with 2 adults : % 30 discount
Divan (Moderate 5 stars)
Tour starts every day in Athens May - Oct.
Rates are per person , in US Dollar, and are subject to change. Rates
do not include any international air fare. Please call us for special
air deals or secure your own.
Transfers in Greece and Turkey
l accommodation, including tax, service charges & continental or buffet
sightseeing in Athens and Turkey as per itinerary including all entrance
and air tickets in Greece and air ticket Athens Istanbul , in economy
class as per itinerary.
airfare from/to your home country .
for Turkey,$20 USD , please secure prior to arrival, or get it upon
arrival at the airport ( available to most nationalities including
USA, Canadian, Australian, NZ, EU citizens) , please check with the
Turkish Consulate for any question in regard to the visa.
porterage at hotels.
and meals not specifically listed .
Cancellation Insurance. Travel Insurance