Day 1 - Istanbul Arrival
Meet at the Ataturk Airport and transfer to the hotel
Free time Overnight at hotel in Istanbul
Day 2 - Full Day Istanbul
Breakfast at hotel
Full day Istanbul tour
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantian and Ottoman Empires were ruled. St. Sophia, One of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as abasilica in the 6th.century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing St. Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Topkapi Palace, imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, Chinese porcelain,weapons, calligraphy section etc. Overnight at hotel in Istanbul (4 star)
Day 3 - Istanbul-Cappadacia
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel. We will visit the aromatic Spice Bazaar, where the smells of cinnamon, cloves and thyme, rise from hundreds of colourful muslin bags at every store-front. Then embark on a scenic tour of the Bosphorus, the natural waterway that divides Asia from Europe, passing palaces, castles, palatial homes, and the two magnificent suspension bridges.
Afternoon transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Cappadocia.
IST/ASR TK2020 (1705/1830)
Transfer to the hotel. Further on, we come to Cappadocia, which reminds the visitor of a village out of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 4 - Cappadocia
Optional Hot Air Balloon tour (Early in the morning)
Full day Cappadocia tour
Classical Cappadocia tour covering Dervent Valley(imagination valley), Pasabag fairy chimneys valley(mushroom shapes), , Goreme Open Air Museum see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century), Uchisar Castle the highest point in Cappadocia. Then visit Avanos Village centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. followed by the famous local pottery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 5 - Cappadocia-Istanbul-Athens
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Istanbul.
Then international flight to Athens.
Arrival in Athens. Meet and transfet to the hotel. Overnight in ATHENS.
Day 6 - Athens
Breakfast at hotel, Half Day Morning Tour
This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that makes Athens such a fascinating city.
Constitution Square (Syntagma) - House of Parliament - The Memorial to the Unknown Soldier - Hadrian’s Arch - Temple of Olympian Zeus - Panathenaic Stadium – Neoclassical Athens - The Acropolis - The New Acropolis Museum.
Overnight in ATHENS
Day 7 - Athens
Breakfast at hotel, ONE DAY CRUISE TO HYDRA-POROS-AEGINA
Dep. 08:00 – Ret. 19:15
In the morning we take you by bus to the Athens port for your embarkation to the cruise boat.
At 08.30 depart to the 3 Saronic islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. (Including Lunch On Board)
Return to Athens, late in the afternoon.
Overnight in ATHENS
Day 8 - Athens Departure
Transfer to Athens airport for flight to home.