• 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour
  • 8 Day Turkey And Greece Escape Tour

Tour overview

First class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul including daily excursions to Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, Istanbul's famous, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Bosphorus and a wonderful visit to Greece. There are hundreds of archaeological and historical sites to visit in Greece that gloriously depict the country's past. Its landscape is mainly mountainous and the terrain is not very fertile except for some valleys scattered along the Greek mainland. Come and join TravelShop Booking to enjoy your unforgettable holiday in Turkey and Greece.

Itinerary

Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul’s original name is Byzantium then Constantinople. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, museums, customs and twelve million people. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul
(Breakfast included) Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Today we discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. We visit Hippodrome and the Obelisk brought from Egypt. Then our next visit is the Blue Mosque with its six minarets. Visit 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. Afternoon we will visit the Topkapi Palace, which was the residence of the Ottoman sultans, with its fabulous treasure chambers. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the Grand Spice Bazaar, which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays. 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.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul
(Breakfast included) After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick ups from hotel. Your tour consultant will give you final timing one day before. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT; a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists, gather every sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS (view from boat), Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosporus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALACE (view from boat), is the summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch we will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted 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.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul
(Breakfast included) After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and depart by international flight to Greece. Upon arrival in Athens, you will meet with our local representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Once you settle in, you are free to stroll in the old Plaka district. Overnight in Athens.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Athens
(Breakfast included) In the morning, after breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and shall start our sightseeing tour of the center of Athens including The Constitution of Greece (Sintagma). It was created by the Fifth Revisional Parliament of the Hellenes and entered into force in 1975. It has been revised three times since, in 1986, in 2001 and in 2008. The Constitutional history of Greece goes back to the Greek War of Independence, during which the first three revolutionary Greek constitutions were adopted. Afterwards we will visit Old Parliament House. The Old Parliament building which is located at Stadiou Street in Athens, housed the Greek Parliament between 1875 and 1932. It now houses the country's National Historical Museum. In front of the building stands a large equestrian statue of General Theodoros Kolokotronis, cast in bronze. It was sculpted by Lazaros Sochos in Paris in 1900, and erected in its current place in 1904. Continue our tour, we will go to The National Library of Greece which is situated near the center of city of Athens. It holds 4,500 Greek manuscripts which is one of the greatest collection of Greek scripts. There are also many chrysobulls and archives of the Greek Revolution Then we will continue driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the PRESIDENTIAL PALACE which is the official residence of the President of the Hellenic Republic. It previously served as the Royal Palace, until the abolition of the monarchy by referendum in 1974. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian's Arch, visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus. and you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium which was refurbished a second time in 1895 for the 1896 Olympics, with completion funding provided by the Greek benefactor George Averoff whose marble statue now stands at the entrance, based on designs by architects Anastasios Metaxas and Ernst Ziller. Upon arrive Acropolis, we will visit Acropolis Museum which is focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. Also, we will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the PROPYLAEA, the TEMPLE of ATHENA NIKE, the ERECHTHEION. The last stop before we back to hotel is The Parthenon. The Parthenon is a temple in Acropolis, the harmony between material and spirit, the monument that puts order in the mind. Early evening, we will back to hotel, you can relax in the rest of the day. Overnight in Athens.

VISITED PLACES

Athens
(Breakfast included) After picking you up from the hotel upon breakfast, we will drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the towns of THEBES which is connected with the tragedy of king Oedipus - LEVADIA and ARACHOVA, we will have a short stop here you can have little time to explore the famous colorful rugs and carpets. Keep going on our journey, upon arrival DELPHI, the center of the Ancient world - the Omphalos (Navel) of the Earth - whose prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. On the slopes of MOUNT PARNASSUS, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the SANCTUARY of APOLLO PYTHIOS. Visit the TREASURY OF THE ATHENIANS, the TEMPLE OF APOLLO and the MUSEUM containing such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias. We will have our lunch break in the modern village of Delphi. After the tour, we will drive back to your hotel in Athens. Overnight in Athens.

VISITED PLACES

Athens Delphi
(Breakfast included) Today, after the breakfast, we will have daily Cruise Tour for visiting the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. After breakfast we will transfer you to the port for embarkation on the one-day cruise. The order in which we shall visit the islands is either Poros – Hydra - Aegina or Aegina- Poros- Hydra. Within 2 hours, we will arrive Poros and we will stay around 50 minutes. Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 58 km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Its surface is about 31 square kilometres. The town of Poros has 4,102 of these inhabitants. The only other inhabited settlement is Agios. The ancient name of Poros was Pogon. Like other ports in the Saronic, it is a popular weekend destination for Athenian travellers. It is an island with rich vegetation as well. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the island. Afterward we will continue for sailing to Hydra (around 1hour and 15minutes sailing). It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea which was a reference to the springs on the island. You will have around 1.5hours to explore this island, enjoy the most beautiful walk, a donkey-ride around the town and the crystal clear water. Continue our journey, the last stop will be Aegina. Around 2 hours sailing we will arrive Aegine. Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aeacus, who was born in and ruled the island. During ancient times, Aegina was a rival to Athens, the great sea power of the era. At the end of the tour, we will sailing back to Piraeus port and transfer you to hotel. Overnight in Athens.

VISITED PLACES

Athens
(Breakfast included) After breakfast, we check out your hotel and we will arrange your transfer from hotel to Athens International airport for your flight back home. We hope your cruise was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Athens

Routes

Included

• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Istanbul - Pullman Hotel or Ramada Golden Horn Hotel
• 4 nights’ hotel accommodation in Athens - Titania Hotel
PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost
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• Professional English - speaking tour guides
• 7 open buffet breakfasts
• All Arrival and departure transfers mentioned in above program
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
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• Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and Shopping Tour
• Guided Athens sightseeing Tour
• Full Day Guided Delphi Tour
• Guided Istanbul City Tour
• Guided Athens Daily Cruise
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Please check the information below before your departure
1- International & Domestic Flight Tickets
2- Covid-19 PCR Test
3- Tour Itinenary
4- Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc.
5- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)
6- Passport Validation Terms
7- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa)
8- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process
9- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services
10- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any
11- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

• International flights
• Insurance: All types
1001 Nights Dinner Show Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Istanbul
• City Tax • Greece entry visa • Turkey entry visa • Optinal land excursion • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section. • Hotel room taxes • Tipping

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