Istanbul & Athens tour 09 days

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DAY 01 - Arrival to Istanbul    
(Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Ataturk Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.(Check-In after 13:00pm), where you will be briefed by your travel consultant. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 2 - Historical Istanbul Tour ( Walking tour)    (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. . After lunch visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Day tour will finish with the visit of Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 03 - Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace Tour    (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Meet your guide at hotel lobby for a short drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Then embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch break, day tour will continue with driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Driving back to Europe over the Bosphorus Bridge, you will visit Dolmabahce Palace (excluding harem), the imperial residence of the last six Sultans, with more than 340 rooms & 8 Turkish baths. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 04 - Princess Islands Tour    (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, depart for Princes islands Start the day by boarding a ferry bound for the charming Princes' Islands, your destination, Buyukkada, the largest of the island chain, passing by four other islands during the trip. The islands are famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation, ornate Ottoman houses and for being vehicle-free. The preferred means of transport is the charming horse-drawn carriage known as the Phaeton, which you will use on your trip around Buyukada, passing by elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvilleas. Feel as though you have stepped back in time to a more peaceful and graceful era. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 05: Istanbul  / Athens    (Meals:Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Athens. Arrival in Athens and transfer to your selected hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 06: Athens Sightseeing   (Meals:Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel, and you will be led to a guided Athens sightseeing tour to the House of Parliament, the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Olympian Zeus Temple, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the University and the National Library. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 07: Athens  / Hydra - Poros - Aegina    (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Morning transfer to Piraeus port to embark the cruise ship for your full day cruise to Aegina - Poros - Hydra islands, lunch on board, return to the hotel in Athens in the afternoon.

Day 08: Athens / Delphi     (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
A full day tour to the Archaeological site of Delphi that was believed to be the Earth center. Lunch en route, return to Athens in the evening.

Day 09: Athens / Airport    (Meals:Breakfast)
According to your flight departure time, you will be transferred to Athens airport.

The Package Includes
* 04 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul
* 02 day Group Istanbul tour includes guiding in english, entrance fees, lunch, transport 
* 01 day Group Princes tour includes guiding in english, entrance fees, lunch, transport
* 04 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
* Half day Athens sightseeing Tour including the Acropolis
* 01 Full day Cruise to Hydra, Poros, Aegina (with lunch)
* 01 Full day Tour to Delphi (with lunch)
* Entrance fees to the sites, during guided sightseeing tours
* All transfers as mentioned
* Daily breakfast
* Hotel taxes in Turkey


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