How about to explore the world famous 3 tourist destinations of the Aegean Athens Santorini and Istanbul with a 7 days individual Greece Turkey tour package? You can either start this program from Athens or Istanbul depending on your flight schedule. We can also provide a Greece and Turkey Cruise option with a similar 7 days with some more extension stay in Istanbul.
Day 1- Arrival in Istanbul-Free Time
Our team will be waiting for you at the exit gate of Istanbul airport and transfer to your selected hotel. Settle in to your room and freshen up. Your tour consultant will visit you at the hotel at the appointed time for delivering your travel documents and receive the rest of the payment. Free time and overnight in Istanbul.
Note:Additional activities can be added to your program after having a quick nap and shower in the hotel such as dinner cruise on the Bosphorus or dance show of whirling dervishes.
Day 2-Private Walking Istanbul Old City Tour
Ready to enjoy a full day walking tour of Istanbul right after having your open buffet Turkish breakfast? You will have an opportunity to see the fascinating contrasts of past and present, which makes Istanbul a unique place for numerous emperors since the very early ages. Commence our trip from the Hippodrome Square where sport competitions used to take place during Romans and where present day tourists are getting oriented. Continue to 17th century Ottoman Mosque with its unusual number of six minarets touching to skies also known as Blue Mosque by non-muslims due to its blue Iznik tiles within. Right across the Blue Mosque we will visit legendary monument of Byzantine era the St.Sophia Museum. Lunch in a Turkish Restaurant and afterwards we will pay a visit to the last residence of Ottoman Dynasty in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace and finish our day wandering the labyrinth streets of Grand Bazaar. Return to our hotels. Overnight in Istanbul
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 2-Cruise on the Bosphorus Strait and Visit Dolmabahce Palace
After having a delicious open buffet breakfast in your hotel, be ready at your hotel lobby at time indicated and join in with other fellow travellers to explore the beautiful city of Istanbul thorougly. Today we will have a 1,5 hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait and admire numerous million dollar seafront villas, mansions belongs to elite society of Istanbul. Once we finish our cruise back in the pier we have a short walk to visit Spice Bazaar with its vividly colored spices, candies and fruit stalls since Ottoman era. Lunch in a restaurant and continue to the last residence of Ottoman Sultans, Dolmabahce Palace and drive up to Camlica where you can admire the whole city from one of the seven hilltop of Istanbul. Return to our hotels at 17h00-18h00 depending on the traffic conditions. Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3-Free Day in Istanbul-Flight to Santorini via Athens
Transfer to airport for your flight to Santorini via Athens. Arrival and transfer to your hotel located in the heart of Oia or Fira depending on your selection. The capital of the Santorini is Fira and distance between them is 11 kilometers. After settle in your hotel and get ready to stretch your legs and Treat yourself an iced coffee called Frappe and deploy yourself at a nice spot to watch the sunset. There are also numerous famous restaurants to taste some Greek meals. Evening at leisure for wandering through the narrow trails overlooking the Caldera. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 4- Free Day in Santorini
Breakfast at the hotel. Its best to rent a motorbike to explore the island from any local rent a bike office in the center. If biking is not your thing, then you can ride on public bus to reach to different parts of the islands. There are a lot of interesting beaches some with sand and some with pebble stones as well as mud.Kamari, Perissa are the famous one. You can also visit other parts Imerovigli with its artistic heritages, Akrotiri and Archaeological Museum of Santorini. Day at leisure at your own pace. Overnight in Santorini.
Day 5- Free Day in Santorini/Fast Ferry to Athens
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until for your transfer to port and travel to Athens by fast ferry for about 5 hours. Along the way, you can watch the relaxing crystal clear waters of the Aegean. Arrival in the evening and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Athens.
Day 6-Tour of Athens Iconic Sites
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and start full day trip of Athens. During the day you will have an opportunity to observe this fascinating city that dates back to early ages with the narrations of your expert guide. However its a very old settlement, there are very limited places worth seeing what we consider as historical remnants nowadays such as Syntagma known as Constitution square, House of Parliament and National Library. On the way to the Acropolis we get a glimpse of Evzones, Presidential Palace, Hadrian’s Arch and Panathenaic Stadium. Afterwards we will start to discover the most important spot of Athens Acropolis which is located on hilltop overlooking the City. There are architectural monuments such as Erechtheion that was build in 420 BC to accommodate the rituals with its delicate forms, right before the Athens fell to the Spartans. We will continue visiting the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and finalising our trip with an in depth narration of the Parthenon. Return to our hotel after a long and tiresome day. Evening at leisure on your own. Overnight in Athens.
Day 7-Free Day & End of Tour Program
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from your room before noon and transfer to airport for your international flight. End of our services.
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