9 Days Istanbul Athens Cruise Vacation

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Duration 📅

9 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Private

Language 🌐

English

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Difficulty 🚥

Easy

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle, Cruise Ship, Ferry

Inclusions

4 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul
Full-day Istanbul Tour with lunch
Half-day excursion/cruise to Bosporus
Half-day tour to the Two Continents
4 nights accommodation in Athens
Half-day Athens sightseeing tour
Full day tour to Delphi with lunch
Entrance fees during guided sightseeing tours
All transfers as mentioned
Hotel taxes in Turkey
Government hotel taxes in Greece
8xBreakfast
1xLunch

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Greece Turkey Athens Istanbul Vacation Package 9 days. The balanced combination of Greece and Turkey. Get to know Athens and visit the Corinth Canal, the Famous Epidaurus Theater, and the Ancient Mycenae. Enjoy Istanbul and all of its famous monuments in one full and two half-day sightseeing in the greater area.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: 9 Days Istanbul Athens Cruise Vacation

Day 1: Istanbul

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.

🏚️ Hotel Option: The Peak or similar.

 

Day 2: Istanbul Full Day City Tour

After breakfast full-day visit to Istanbul. We begin our tour from the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul at Agia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses (closed on Mondays).
Next, we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial Mosque with six minarets. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100.000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4.000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods (Closed on Sundays).
Lunch in a local restaurant and continuation of our tour. Our afternoon will begin at Topkapi Palace which, from the 15th to 19th century, was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans (closed on Tuesdays).
Little Agia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to the 6th century. It is an early domed-basilica architectural plan of the famous Agia Sophia which was applied here for the first time in history.

🏚️ Hotel Option: The Peak or similar.

 

Day 3: Istanbul – Half Day Bosphorus Cruise

Half-day cruise through Bosporus, the majestic strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia. From our cruise boat, we view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest, and Rumeli Hisari, a massive fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy on this tour are the 19th-century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultans’ fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges  Disembarkation at the European part of Turkey and transfer to your hotel.

🏚️ Hotel Option: The Peak or similar.

 

Day 4: Istanbul – Half Day Two Continents

Early departure for the intercontinental bridge of Bosporus, to continue to the Camlica hill at the Asiatic part of Turkey which affords panoramic views of Istanbul, Marmara Sea, Princes’ Islands, and magnificent Istanbul. Then visit the Beylerbeyi Palace on the shore of the Bosphorus,  one of the most elegant of the late Ottoman palaces and boasts six sumptuously furnished reception halls. and a typical fish village along the coast of Bosporus with time at leisure for shopping.

🏚️ Hotel Option: The Peak or similar.

 

Day 5: Istanbul – Athens

According to the departure flight, we will transfer you to Istanbul airport for the flight to Athens. Arrive in Athens and transfer to your selected hotel. The balance of the day at leisure.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

✈️ Flight ticket from Istanbul to Athens NOT included.

 

Day 6: Athens – Half Day City Tour

This tour gives you an opportunity 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, theNational 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.
Tour will end by visiting the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, “State of the art” in museum construction and very rich in content.
Afternoon free to visit Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants, and taverns.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

Day 7: Athens – Full Day Delphi Tour

Full-day excursion to the Archaeological site of Delphi, once known as the center of Earth. This tour will show you the ruins of ancient Delphi and also a big part of mainland Greece full of green places and beautiful villages. Ancient Greece was full of religious places like Delphi, also connected with athletics and medical services.
Delphi was the center of the Ancient World – the “Omphalos” (Navel of 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. You will have your lunch at a local restaurant and will return to Athens in the evening.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

Day 8: Athens

Free day in Athens to stroll around the city and know better the sites and the people. Good opportunity to visit one of the famous museums like the  National Archaeological Museum or the Benaki Museum.
Use the metro not only for your transportation but also to visit the different stations to admire pieces of ancient and modern art. Not to miss the visit to Plaka (The old Athens city) with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants, and taverns.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

 

Day 9: Athens – Airport

According to your departure flight, you will be transferred to the airport.

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Hotel change

If a hotel you request is not available we will find and suggest another selected hotel similar to the requested. The same applies to the hotels mentioned in the tour packages (the hotel will be substituted by another of the same category and level of service).

Cruise changes

Cruise lines reserve the right to change the vessels, itineraries and rates and the sequence of the events and places visited without prior notice. Shore excursions operated by cruise companies are optional unless specified as included.

Land tours

Land tours are operated by air-conditioned busses and include the services of a professional English speaking guide and the entrance fees to the archaeological sites. Most of the times guides speak in two languages.

What is included?

** Packages do not include air transportation unless specified as included.

** Meals included in each tour are clearly specified.

** All rates are expressed in Euro unless another indication exists in the specific service. All rate quotes for hotels are per room. All rates for organized tours and cruises are per person in sharing a twin room. For a single room/cabin, there is an extra charge for a hotel or cruise room.

Easytraveler.net cannot arrange for sharing accommodation.

Hotel rates are per room and come according to a number of persons sleeping in the same room: Single: 1 person, Double: 2 persons, Triple : 3 persons, Quad: 4 Persons.

For people with special needs

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Travel documents

Valid passport or identity cards are necessary for travellers from the European Union. Valid passports for all the rest and visas for citizens from some countries are compulsory for every traveller. You can check if you need a visa by visiting the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For those needing a visa please find here the list of the authorities of the Hellenic Republic in your country. Special note for the participation in cruises to the Greek Islands and Turkey: All citizens needing a visa to enter Greece must have a multiple-entry Schengen visa.

Children rates

Children may have special discounts. Give us details when booking.

Cancellation policy

All cancellation requests must be in writing and are in effect after 24 hours after receipt. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee is due: Days Prior to Arrival Cancellation Fee
60-45 Days euro 200 per person
44-30 Days 20% of the total price
29-15 Days 35% of the total price
14-08 Days 50% of the total price
07-00 Days & Non Shows 100% of total price When a special note for cancellation policy is made at hotel reservation form this note supersedes the general cancellation policy
Tips, Taxes, Entrance fees

For programs that include Cruises with Celestyal Cruises, cancellation fees apply if the reservation is cancelled 90 days prior to arrival. No refund will be made for unused services or changes in itineraries made by clients without prior authorization. Any change required at the destination must be processed directly from your travel agency.


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