15 DAYS SEVEN WONDERS OF TURKEY AND GREECE TOUR
Day 01 - Istanbul - Arrival Day Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 02 - Istanbul City Tour Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4, 000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand - honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx - ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Day 03 - Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia.. Lunh break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 04 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince 08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 05 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 06 - Pamukkale - Denizli to Nevsehir / Kayseri airport and Cappadocia After breakfast, we depart for Denizli airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 07 - Cappadocia Tour Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 08 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - Athens Greece After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then Fly to Greece Athens. Arrive Athens Airport and meet and greet with our office''s English speaking representative who will transfer you to your Hotel . Check in to your room . Free time to walk to the Athens City center and Plaka area , the old district of Athens famous for its souvenir shops and traditional tavernas with local food . Overnight in Athens .
Day 09 - Athens Tour
Day 10 - Athens to Santorini Morning transfer to the port to embark the ferry to Santorini 07:30 - 15:15 Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and then you will have the rest of the time to enjoy the stunningly gorgeous Greek isle that it’s rumored in legend to be the lost city of Atlantis. Walk in the paths of Fira, the picturesque capital of Santorini; perched high up on the edge of the Caldera and enjoy the views of the volcano, ocean, white-washed buildings, and blue domed churches. Visit Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli and relax while seeing the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Day 11 - Santorini Tour Day at leisure to enjoy the unique view of the island, the most romantic sunset of the world and the beautiful white-washed houses. You may enjoy your day with an optional island tour. Meet your friendly, English Speaking Escort then hop inside your luxury, air-conditioned vehicle for the tour of the island first stop is Pyrgos. Situated at the highest point of Santorini, the village offers an idyllic snapshot of old-world Greece. Follow your guide along the winding paths â€” past the sugar cube houses and blue-domed churches â€” and make your way to the hilltop ruins of a medieval Venetian castle. From here, gaze out over the entire island, soaking up panoramic views all the way to the village of Oia. Continue driving to the highest area of the island Profitis Elias short stop for panoramic pictures. Continue to Oia village passing through villages of Firostefani & Imerovigli. Oia, the quintessential Greek village that’s known for its incredible sunsets. Stroll along the pretty streets with your guide, learning about the village’s history. Return to hotel
Day 12 - Santorini Mykonos by Flight Morning at leisure. At indicated time transfer to airport for your flight to Mykonos via Athens. Arrival in Mykonos transfer to selected hotel. Mykonos is the most famous island in Greece and, with no doubt the most cosmopolitan in Cyclades islands. It has unique beauties with archeological, natural, recreational and traditional facets.
Day 13 - Mykonos Free day in Mykonos. Take the chance to explore every path of the island with the all-white-washed cubic houses with blue windows, charming narrow streets with pebble-stoned pavements and little white chapels with sky-blue cupolas and the famous Windmills. A walk through Chora, the old port, Little Venice and the Castle would be an amazing first meeting with the island.
Day 14 - Mykonos to Athens Morning at leisure you can visit the Paraportiani Church which is one of the most interesting architectural structures in Greece. An emblematic monument of Mykonos, the Cyclades and Greece, Paraportiani church is responsible for some of the most idyllic pictures ever taken on the island. Mid-day you will be transferred to the port to embark the ferry to Piraeus port (14:15-20:00). Arrival and transfer to your Athens hotel.
Day 15 - Athens - End of Tour Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast , check out the Hotel and transfer to Athens Airport for a flight back home . We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
15 DAYS SEVEN WONDERS OF TURKEY AND GREECE TOUR Photos
TURKEY SECTION: TOUR INCLUDES:Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airportAirport transfer to Denizli airportDomestic flight from Istanbul to IzmirDomestic flight from Denizli to Kayseri / NevsehirDomestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul2 nights hotel in Istanbul2 nights hotel in Kusadasi1 night hotel in Pamukkale2 nights hotel in Cappadocia7 open buffet breakfasts3 local lunches during to tous 5 local dinners at hotels Guided Istanbul city tourGuided Istanbul Bosphorus cruiseGuided Ephesus tourGuided Sirince village tour and wine tastingGuided Pamukkale tourGuided Cappadocia tourAll entrance fees mentioned in the itineraryTransportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coachProfessional English - speaking tour guidesReturn airport transfer
Tour Not Includes
TURKEY SECTION TOUR NOT INCLUDE: International flightsInsurance: All typesTurkey entry visaItems of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundryAny others expenses which are not mentioned at the included sectionGREECE SECTION TOUR NOT INCLUDE: International flightsInsurance: All typesGreece entry visaItems of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundryAny others expenses which are not mentioned at the included sectioOptional land excursionsGREECE SECTION: TOUR INCLUDES:3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens BB2 nights hotel accommodation in Santorini BB 2 nights hotel accommodation in Mykonos BB Half Day Athens sightseeing tour SIC basis with English Speaking Guide entrance fees included Ferry tickets economy class Piraeus â€“ Santorini / Mykonos â€“Piraeus All Transfers (private in Athens â€“SIC in Santorini & Mykonos) Hotel taxes
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