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If you have an interest in visiting historical places all around the world, Istanbul-Athens tour is the best option for you. This tour of 7 nights and 8 days offers you a chance to explore probably the most popular destination in Turkey and Greece. You visit Istanbul- Turkey’s largest city that is also its economic, cultural and historical centre heart and then Athens-one of Greece’s the largest cities and also one of the oldest in the world. Absorb the rich culture, food, attractions and other sights and sounds of these two places.
Day 1 : Arrival
Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) Airport. Transfer to your hotel, check-in. In the afternoon (appr. 05:00hrs), depart to Taksim Area. From IstiklalCaddesi (Independence Avenue), where is the heart of Beyoglu, the more modern district of Istanbul built during the 19th century. Here is the most active street of Istanbul. The old "Grand rue de Pera" is now hosting hundreds of shops, cafes and restaurants and a perfect location for shoppers. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 : Istanbul
Depart for Old City Tour. Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels ofarchitecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque (the mosque visited from outside on Friday mornings because of noon prayer)facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Then visit to Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relicsof Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. (Harem is not included in the program). Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon; visit Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 : Istanbul
Depart for City Tour. Visit Cevahir Shopping Mall. Cevahir is one of the largest shopping mall in the city center, Considered one of Istanbul's symbolic venues, Cevahir is a shopping and leisure destination for tourists as well as locals. Houses over 200 stores spreading across 6 floors, consisting of a diverse range of shopping categories and a full range of brands. Lunch is optional at Cevahir Mall with a lot of local/international food options.After the mall visit, enjoy the Bosphorus Cruise Ride. Bosphorus Cruise boat enjoying the straits of both Europe and Asiawith a possibility to photograph the unique beauties of the Bosphorus. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit) historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. Golden Horn, the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.After the Cruise, Visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 : Cappadocia
Check-out from hotel, drive to Istanbul Ataturk IST Airport. Flight to Kayseri ASR. Arrive to Kayseri and drive to Cappadocia. Departure from the hotel forKaymakli Tour. Firstly will wisit the Red Valley which is the most beautiful trekking valley in Cappadocia. Then continue to visit Kaymakli Underground City where early christians lived. On the way back visit Pigeon Valley, also will see Panoromic view. End of the tour, return back to your hotel.Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 5 : Cappadocia
Departure from the hotel for Goreme Tour. Visit to Devrent Valley, has various types of Fairy chimneys. We will walk through the amazing valley. Then you will visit Pasabagi (Monks Valley) Where you will see many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps unique to this area. Drive to Avanos which is famous with pottery. Then proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum. Last stop for photo taken Uchisar Castle and Esentepe. End of the tour, return to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 : Antalya
Departure from hotel for Perge&Aspendos Tour. We will visit the famous Ancient city of Perge and the Aspendos world famous ancient Greco - Roman Amphitheater. Aspendosis the most well preserved example in the world. Local lunch at any Turkish Restaurant in Aspendos. Then we visit famous Kursunlu Waterfall to take fresh air in this place called as “a piece of heaven”. End of the tour, back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya
Day 7 : Departure
Departure from hotel. Drive to Antalya AYT Airport. Connection flight to your home via Istanbul.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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