TURKEY - GREECE ADVENTURE TOURS

Duration : 16 days 15 nights
Route : Istanbul - Tel Aviv -Haifa-Galilee-Nazareth-Jerusalem-Qumeran-Massada -Dead Sea-Tel Aviv
Destination : Istanbul ,Ankara , Cappadocia ,Konya , Pamukkale, Ephesus, Izmir, Athens, Saronic Island , Corint , Nafplion, Delphi , Kalambaka , Meteor
Departure : in Istanbul every Thursday.

Price start pp from $ 3250

 

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Day 1: Istanbul (Thursday)
Arrive in Istanbul. Our driver will meet and transfer you to hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
(No meals)

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour (Friday)
After the breakfast, meet yor guide at the lobby and begin the day with visits to the most important sites of once imperial Constantinople; Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome.Sultanahmet Mosque, also named "Blue Mosque".
Free time in the Grand Bazaar.
After lunch, discover the official and primary residence, Topkapi Palace in the city of the Ottoman Sultans.
End the day with a slow paced, relaxing walking tour inside the palace.
Transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast, lunch)

Day 3: Half Day Bosphorus Cruise (Saturday)
After the breakfast, meet your guide for Half Day Bosphorus Cruise, along the Boshorus by seeing Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Ottoman Summer palaces, Rumeli & Anadolu fortresses, forested hills, Bridges and shore villages with Ottoman architecture. Finally, stroll through the Spice Market also called Egyptian Bazaar, is filled with the athmosphere of the exotic East. After visits return to your hotel for free time at leisure or explore the city on your own. Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast)

Day 4: Istanbul /Ankara (flight) (Sunday)
Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport to take the early morning flight to Ankara. Arrive Ankara. Visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and many others are on display; Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue on to Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake pass by the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Agzikarahan. After visiting Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, proceed to the hotel in Cappadocia for overnight. Stay overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, lunch dinner)

Day 5: Cappadocia (Monday)
After breakfast depart from the hotel and visit the valleys where animal-like natural formations like camels and fair chimneys are abundant. Drive on to Pasabagi in Zelve area where monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos near Kizilirmak (Hallys). In the afternoon visit to Open Air Museum in Goreme to visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Stop by Pigeon Valley near Uchisar. Stay overnight in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 6: Konya / Pamukkale (Tuesday)
Early departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13 th century Seljukian caravanserai "Sultanhan". The next stop will be Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the Theological Scholl of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch enroute, drive to Pamukkale and overnight in Pamukkale. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 7: Hierapolis / Aphrodisias / Kusadasi (Wednesday)
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. In the afternoon tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite. Arrive in Kusadasi, overnight. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 8: Ephesus (Thursday)
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Meryemana and visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continue to Ephesus. After lunch visit the Basilica of St.John. Return to Kusadasi for stay overnight. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 9: Izmir / Athens (flight) (Friday)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens. Arrive in Athens and transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in Athens. (Breakfast)

Day 10: Half Day City Tour of Athens including the New Acropolis Museum (Saturday)
Pick up from hotel after breakfast. Morning guided visit of Acropolis, the new museum for Acropolis and sightseeing tour of the Greek Parliament building, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Adrian’s Arc, Temple of the Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Gardens, the Royal Palace, the Stadium, the Academy etc. After the tour, transfer back to hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight in Athens. (Breakfast)

Day 11: Full Day Saronic Islands Cruise (Sunday)
Early morning transfer to the port for embarkation. Cruise to Aegina, Poros, Hydra with a short stop on each island, giving the chance to visit the ports. Lunch on board. Return in the evening. Overnight in Athens. (Breakfast, lunch)

Day 12: Athens / Corinth / Epidauros / Nafplion / Mycenae / Olympia (Monday)
Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on to visit the famous theatre of Epidaurus. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the archaeological site & the Tomb of Agamemnon. Depart to Olympia through Central Peloponnese and the towns of Tripolis & Megalopolis. Dinner & overnight in Olympia. (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 13: Olympia / Delphi (Tuesday)
Visit the sanctuary of the Olympian Zeus, the Stadium and the Archaeological Museum. Proceed to Patras and pass the magnificent bridge which is crossing the Corinthian bay from Rion to Antirion. Crossing the picturesque town of Nafpaktos (Lepanto) and arrive in Delphi for Dinner & overnight stay. (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 14: Delphi / Kalambaka / Meteora (Wednesday)
Visit the Castalia spring, the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, the sanctuary of Apollo Pythios and the museum. Depart to Kalambaka for Dinner & overnight stay. (Breakfast, dinner)

Day 15: Meteora / Athens (Thursday)
In the morning visit Meteora, among striking scenery, perched on top of huge rocks seem to be suspended in mid-air, stand ageless monasteries, where you can see exquisite specimens of Byzantine art. Return to Athens via Trikala, Lamia, Thermopylae (short stop to see Leonidas monument) and Kammena Vourla. Arrive in Athens early in the evening. Overnight in Athens. (Breakfast)

Day 16: Departure (Friday)
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport according to your return flight. End of the tour.
(Breakfast)
 

Price start pp from $ 3250

What is included?

• All transfers and accommodations as per itinerary.
• Meal plan as stated in the itinerary.
• Sightseeing tours including transportation, professional guidance in English and entrance fees.
• Flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
• All domestic taxes.

What is not included?
• All items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, room service, personal insurance etc.).