Taste of Turkey and Greece Tour

from $1050
Duration:
7 Days/ 6 Nights
Type:
Group Tour
Run:
Everyday

See the best of Turkey and Greece have to offer. You can explore the most attractive places in both with Memphis Tour. Get special price now!

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
  • 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
Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Greece and Turkey entry visa.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal Spendings.
  • Tipping.
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Upon your arrival at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport or Sahiba Gokcen International Airport to start your Turkey Greece Tour with Memphis Tours, 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.

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.
Meals: Breakfast

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
Meals: Breakfast

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.
Meals: Breakfast

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.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation :
Accommodation Plan: (or Similar )
Larespark Hotel Istanbul
Titania Hotel Athens
November - March
$ 1050 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1070 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1590 Per Person in Single Room
April - October
$ 1100 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1110 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1630 Per Person in Single Room
Charitable Giving:

We make a donation to the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation for each booking reserved. 

 

Prices:

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until March 31st, 2020 

 

Children Policy:

- Up to 2 years: FREE

- Age 2 up to 4.99 years: 50% of adult price

- Age 5 up to 11.99 years: 75% of adult price

- Ages 12 and Up: adult price

 

 Notes: 

  Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child

  sharing parent's room )
  If your tour includes airfare additional charges for your children may apply

 

Cancellation:

- Cancellation requests should be sent via fax or emailed to provide the Company with written

   confirmation that your reservation should be canceled.

- In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

  - More than 40 days before the arrival date: 6% bank fees will be deducted of the payment

    made at the time of cancellation.

  - 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 the airline’s cancellation policy.

 

Domestic flight cancellation fees are 150 USD per person and Children 0-5 years is 130 USD. will be charged for the issuance of tickets.

 

Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions which is canceled 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.

 

Deposit and Balance of Payment:

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 one-week pre-arrival 

 

Tipping:

Tipping for a job well done is customary, though not required. Please feel welcomed but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide. 

 

 

Tour Voucher:

After your trip is confirmed, we will email you with the final confirmation as a 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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