Hellenic and Ottoman Empires
tour of Athens and Turkey
Come see the wonders of Athens , tour Istanbul and Central Turkey in
only 10 days
No hidden charges, no additional taxes, we have even included tips in
for 12 days edition
, including the Greek island of Samos , please
Cappadocia,Ephesus, Konya, Pamukkale, and Ephesus.
1 - JFK . Private Tour in Greece and Turkey - Daily - Year Round
Board your wide body comfortable jet at JFK International Airport.
Choices of airlines subject to availibility : Lufthansa, BA, Air France
, KLM , Turkish Airlines. Overnight across the Atlantic.
Please ask us for air fare add-on from major USA cities.
2 - Athens, Private Tour in Greece and Turkey
Daily - Year Round : Arrival in Athens, we will meet you at the
airport , assist you through customs and immigration, and escort you
to your hotel in the bustling city center. The rest of the day is yours
to enjoy as you wish.
3 - Athens- Breakfast - Lunch
Private Touring : Private guide / driver This morning you'll tour the
high points of Athens, most notably the towering Acropolis and the adjacent
museum. You'll visit Syntagma Square, at the very heart of the city,
and see the Parliament, and guards in colorful traditional outfits.
Your afternoon is free for further exploring or shopping. Lunch is included
at a charming local restaurant
4 - Istanbul
Fly to Istanbul .Our staff meets your plane and escorts you to your
hotel. Senator, or a boutique style hotel such as Arena or similar.
Air fare is included in our rate Athens / Istanbul in economy class
, tax included
5 - Istanbul & Izmir (BLD)
Tour the great Ottoman capital, visiting the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome,
Hagia Sophia and Topkapi, the palace of the sultans, with its fabulous
Treasury and collections of priceless Chinese porcelains. Late afternoon
flight to Izmir .
6 - PAMUKKALE (BLD)
The miraculously revealed House of the Virgin Mary is our first stop,
after which we tour Ephesus, the capital of Roman Asia Minor, and the
Basilica of St. John, said to mark his tomb. Lunch at the small town
of Selcuk, attend a local fashion show, before we head for Pamukkale
to tour the extensive ruins of Roman Hierapolis.
7 - KONYA & CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
An early morning drive to the mystical city of Konya, birthplace of
the Whirling Dervishes, for a visit to the Mevlana Museum. We continue
to Sultanhani the Seljuk Turkish caravanserai before making the drive
to biblical Cappadocia and our hotel. (BLD) Hotel: Mustafa or similar.
8 -CAPPADOCIA (BLD)
We explore the "moonscape" of Cappadocia, visiting the painted churches
in the Göreme and Zelve Valleys, the rockhewn dwellings in Ortahisar,
the pottery-making center of Avanos, and the incredible underground
city of Kaymakl (or Derinkuyu). Afternoon at leisure to allow for shopping.
9 - ISTANBUL (BL)
Drive to Ankara, visit the Museum of Ancient Anatolian Civilization
& Ataturk mausoleum, then its off to the Airport ,we fly back to
Istanbul and our hotel.
10 - DEPARTURE
We escort you to the airport for your flight home.
International air fare from JFK, in economy class , tax included (please
call for air add on from your home city) . For May - thru Sep : Please
add $ 350 air fare supplement ( doesnt apply when you handle your
own air fare)
transfers in Turkey.
menu meals as indicated (BLD : Breakfast ,lunch, dinner (Preset menu).
sightseeing as per itinerary including all entrance fees.
stars first class or 3 star tourist hotel accommodation with tax.
Planet Travel Guidebook.
air fare within Turkey in economy class, tax included .
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sailing the Mediterranean ( Blue Cruise)