Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with out frindly staff and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to Hagia 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. Your guide 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. Free evening and optional Istanbul evening shows or Bosphorus dinner cruise incluing traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 – Istanbul – Athens
After breakfast check out from the hotel and depart by international flight to Greece. Upon arrival our friendly staff will transfer you to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Athens.
Day 4 – Athens City Tour
After breakfast pick up for city tour of Athens includes visit to the Acropolis and its museum and the new Acropolis Museum. Overnight in Athens.
Day 5 – Athens – End of Tour
After breakfast check out from the hotel.