7 Day Turkey and Greece Tour
7 Days/ 6 Nights
- 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
- 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
- International Airfare.
- Greece and Turkey entry visa.
- Any optional tours.
- Personal Spendings.
Day 1: Arrival Istanbul
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport or Sahiba Gokcen International Airport, your driver will meet you in the arrival and and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day is your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul City Tour
After your breakfast at hotel, enjoy a full day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized 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 decoration 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 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, Lunch
Day 3: 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.
DAY 4: Istanbul To Greece
After your breakfast at hotel, you will have a 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, welcome assistance and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Athens
DAY 5: 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 (short stop). 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 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.
DAY 6: 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
DAY 7: Departure
After your breakfast hotel, transfer to the airport for your departure according your flight time.
Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best price possible. Prices valid till 30 December 2017, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
Each child travelling with two accompanying adults will pay the following:
· 0 years to 1,99 years of age : Free of charge.
· 2 years to 4,99 years of age : 50% from the full rate.
· 5 years to 11,99 years of age : 75% from the full rate
. 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
- If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.
Cancellation requests should be sent via fax or emailed to provide the Company with written confirmation that your reservation should be cancelled.
In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:
- More than 40 days before your arrival, 6% of the deposit paid will be charged as a bank transaction fee.
- Between 40 and 30 days before your arrival date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
- Between 29 and 15 days before your arrival date 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
- Between 14 and 7 days before your arrival date 75% of the entire tour price will be charged.
- Between 7 and 1 days before your arrival date 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to airline’s cancellation policy.
Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions which is cancelled for disastrous reasons such as: volcanoes, earthquakes, or any reason that is out of control. Memphis Tours cancellation policy will be applied if cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons.
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A down payment (50%) will be required when you confirm your booking as requested and it can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Version Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (50%) is required to be paid upon your arrival/pick up to your tour director in Turkey / Greece in cash.
After your trip is confirmed, we will email you with the final confirmation as voucher to print and bring it with you. Details will include: contact numbers for your tour operator, customer care and additional information for your convenience.
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