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Turkey & Greece

Overview

Your Dream Trip is Now Real. Enjoy Turkey Greece Tour between Istanbul and Athens. Extra Fun and Excitement in 7 Days in Greece Turkey Travel Packages with Star Shine Tour.

 

Itinerary

Arrival Istanbul

Upon your arrival at IstanbulAtaturk International Airport or Sahiba Gokcen International Airport enjoying the various options included in Greece Turkey Travel Packages, your driver will meet you in the arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day is your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

Full Day Istanbul City Tour

After your breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a full-day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized the heart of old Istanbul and enjoy your lunch. Our local guide takes us to Hagia Sophia. Built-in 537 AD as world’s first large dome building it was the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church before its conversion in a Muslim Mosque. We have a look at its many unique decorations from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Then we enjoy a short walk to Blue Mosque. Built-in 17th century it owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles on its walls. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. We then go to Grand Bazaar. Following the introduction by our guide at a recommended store we will have some free time to browse its 1 200 spice and gold shops. Then we visit the amazing Topkapi Palace. Our guide gives a tour at the gardens halls where we view staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final place of interest is Church of Sergius and Bacchus today known as “Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque”.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Morning Bosphorus Cruise – Spice Market

After your breakfast at hotel, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and short drive brings us to the Eminonu Pier where we embark on a Bosphorus ferry for a 1,5 hours long breathtaking cruise along the Bosphorus strait which runs right through Istanbul city and also between Asia and Europe continents. Our expert local guide explains us about several Ottoman palaces ancient fortresses suspension continental bridges and wealthy shore villages with typical Ottoman architecture that we view along the shore. Then have a guided visit at the colorful Spice Market from the 17th century where we can smell and taste various kinds of herbs and Turkish delights. If time permits we have a short stop at an Istanbul leather wholesaler firm. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast

Istanbul To Greece

After your breakfast at the hotel, you will have free time for last-minute shopping. Then your driver will transfer you to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport or Sahiba Gokcen International Airport according to your flight schedule. Arrival at the Athens airport starting the second part of your Turkey Greece Tour, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens

Meals: Breakfast

Athens sightseeing

After breakfast you will have chance to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (shortstop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts an order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Later transfer to your hotel, overnight at Athens.

Meals: Breakfast

One Day Cruise to 3 Islands with Lunch on Board

Cruise to the Saronic Islands of Poros, Hydra, and Aegina including Lunch on board and Greek Show. In the morning we take you by bus, from Athens to Piraeus for your embarkation to the cruise boat. At: 08.30 depart to Hydra, where we arrive at 11.45. Here you have free time for a walk or a swim. At: 13.30 embarkation and sail for Aegina past through Poros and seashore of Peloponnese. The lunch will be served during the voyage. At: 15.30 we arrive at Aegina where you have time for a swim. Optional excursion, by bus, to the fine preserved Temple of Afea Athena. At: 18.00 embarkations for the voyage of return to the port. Arrive to Piraeus, late in the afternoon transfer to your hotel, overnight at Athens.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Departure

After your breakfast hotel, The last step in you in Turkey Greece Tour is the transfer to the airport for your departure according your flight time.

Meals: Breakfast

Included

  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at airport
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul based on Bed & Breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Athens based on Bed & Breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours as mentioned above for Turkey Greece Tour
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes for Greece Turkey Travel Packages

Excluded

  • International Airfare.
  • Greece and Turkey entry visa.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal Spendings.