Three Country Grand Tour
A 10-Day Private Adventure tour
of Turkey, Greece, Israel and Palestine
We show you the top sights in these three historic countries in a 10 day grand tour.
DAY 1 - ISTANBUL - First Friday of Each and Every Month
Guaranteed Monthly Departures - Year Round
Our local greets you at Istanbul's airport and escorts you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Turkish metropolis as you like.
DAY 2 - ISTANBUL- Saturday (B)
Welcome to the City of the Sultans! We visit the top sights in an all-day private tour, including the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum with its collection of priceless oriental carpets, and legendary Topkapi Palace Museum, the imperial residence of the sultans for centuries. Private air-conditioned vehicle, private driver, private guide.
DAY 3 - ISTANBUL - ATHENS - Sunday (B)
Today we fly south and west across the Sea of Marmara and the deep blue of the Aegean to fabled Athens. International airfare between Istanbul, Athens & Tel Aviv, is included in the tour rate. Upon arrival in Athens, our staff meets you and escorts you to your hotel in the Greek capital. The rest of the day is yours: Athens awaits you!
DAY 4 - ATHENS- Monday (BL)
A half-day city private tour shows you this great city's layout: we visit Syntagma Square, the heart of Modern Athens, drive by the parliament, and climb up to the Acropolis. Lunch is included at a local taverna. The afternoon is yours to explore Athens as you like. Take in some shopping, or relax at a real Athenian cafe in the Plaka. Private air-conditioned vehicle, private driver, private guide.
DAY 5 - GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE - Fly to Tel Aviv - Tuesday (BL)
We drive to the Marina Trocadero and board a boat for a tour of the saronic Gulf and its islands Aegina, Poros and Hydra. After our delightful day at sea, the evening brings us traditional Greek dancing and entertainment, after which we drive to Athens airport for our evening flight to Tel Aviv. Airfare is included in the rate between Athens and Tel Aviv in economy class, tax included.
Upon arrival in Israel, we drive up into the Judean Hills to our Jerusalem hotel. Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.
DAY 6 - Israel and Palestine: JERUSALEM - BETHLEHEM - Wednesday (B)
The Holy City is at our feet: we visit the Western Wall, Temple Mount, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Roman Cardo, fabled Mount Zion, and King David's Tomb, then drive to biblical Bethlehem to visit Rachel's Tomb and the Church of the Nativity, returning to our Jerusalem hotel in the evening. Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.
DAY 7 - JERUSALEM - Thursday (B)
Today fabled Jerusalem is yours to explore as you like on your own, guidebook in hand. Go at your own pace, fulfilling your own interests. See the renowned Israel Museum, probe the labyrinth of the Old City with its bazaars and scents of spices, or just relax in a cafe in modern West Jerusalem – the choice is yours.
DAY 8 - DEAD SEA - QUMRAN Friday (B)
We drive down below sea level to the Dead Sea for a visit to one of its mineral spas. Try a swim in the Dead Sea's saline waters, where you'll be as buoyant as a cork! On the drive back up to Jerusalem, we stop at Qumran, the Essene community where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur.
DAY 9 - ON YOUR OWN - Saturday (B)
Today is yours to plan as you like. Come with us on an optional excursion (US $98) by Jeep into the Judean desert to see its wildlife, plant life, and the age-old Mar Saba monastery; or plan your own adventure within Jerusalem, to its suburbs, or to another city, perhaps nearby Tel Aviv. The decision is yours.
DAY 10 - DEPARTURE Sunday (B)
Our staff escorts you to Lod airport near Tel Aviv for your flight home. Extend your stay – compare with the 18-Day Edition.
RATES per person in USD
|This Private Tour starts In Istanbul|
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We just wanted to let you know we made it back home after our weeklong detour through Italy. Athens was fantastic. The tours were very good, and short of heading out to the islands, I can't think of a single thing
we would have rather done while there.
Although we had an excellent time in Athens, Egypt was by far the highlight of our entire trip, including Italy. We just can't say enough about Ahmed, Isis, Ashraf, and all our drivers. We simply could not have done the trip without their help. Ahmed was very professional, courteous, and helpful, and always went out of his way to make sure we were where we needed to be at the right time. Our Egyptologist guides, Isis and Ashraf, were both very knowledgeable and made our visit so much better with their endless supply of information. We wore out both days
long before they did. We will definitely try to come back to Egypt when we have more time to spend.
Thank you so much for arranging the trip, allowing us to customize what we needed to, and putting us in touch with such good people. And please find attached pictures of us enjoying a camel ride. :-)
Adrian & Melina