Istanbul to Cairo & Athens Vacation – 3 Countries 3 Civilizations

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Duration 📅

15 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻


Language 🌐


Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Difficulty 🚥


Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle, Cruise Ship, Domestic Flight


4 nights accommodation in Istanbul
3 nights/ 4 days tour to Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadası on FB basis
4 nights accommodation in Athens
4 days Classical Greece tour on HB basis
Full-day Istanbul City tour with lunch
Half-day Bosphorus Cruise
Air tickets Istanbul – Ankara + Izmir – Istanbul
Half-day city tour of Athens
Entrance fees to historical sites during guided excursions in Turkey
All transfers as per itinerary
Hotel taxes in Turkey
Government hotel taxes in Greece

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💎 Why we love it ?

Enjoy 13 days Istanbul to Cairo and Athens Vacation and get a good taste of Istanbul and Cairo with full day sightseeing visiting the most important sites of both cities. Visit the Acropolis and its museum and the rest of the important sites with the option of some tours out of Athens.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Istanbul to Cairo & Athens Vacation – 3 Countries 3 Civilizations

Day 1: Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul, meeting, and assistance, and then transfer to your selected hotel in Istanbul. 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 Bosporus 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 Bosporus 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 19thcentury 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 2 Continents Tour

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 – Cairo

At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Arrival meeting, assistance & transfer to your hotel in Cairo. The balance of the day at leisure.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Barceló Cairo Pyramids or similar.

✈️ Air ticket from Istanbul to Cairo NOT included.


Day 6: Cairo – Full Day City Tour

Full-day Cairo sightseeing starts with the Egyptian Museum, where we can see the treasure of Tut Ankh Amoun and other Old Egyptian treasures. Visit the local bazaar and some free time for your sopping. Lunch in a local restaurant and we continue to Giza where the three Pyramids of Keops, Kephren, and Mikyreenos are located. Visit the Sphinx and Valley of the Temple.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Barceló Cairo Pyramids or similar.


Day 7: Cairo – Memphis – Sakkara

Half-day tour to Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt with the famous statue of the Ramses II. We continue to Sakkara considered to be the Necropolis of Memphis where there is the Step Pyramid.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Barceló Cairo Pyramids or similar.


Day 8: Cairo – Traditional Dinner

Morning free in Cairo to explore the city with so many contradictions, do your shopping, and bargain at the local markets and shops. In the evening we will take you on a small cruise in the Nile river with dinner and a traditional show.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Barceló Cairo Pyramids or similar.


Day 9: Cairo – Athens

At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Athens. Arrival and transfer to your selected hotel in Athens. The balance of the day at leisure.

🏚️ Hotel Option: President or Polis Grand or similar.

✈️ Air ticket from Cairo to Athens NOT included.


Day 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: Athens – Airport

At the indicated time 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. 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

Local tour or cruise operators need prior notice for the participation of persons who have a physical or mental disability and need special attention and treatment. It is necessary to communicate such information at the time of booking and have acceptance of participation after sharing this information with the involved parties.


It is strongly advised before leaving home to make travel insurance that covers cancellation charges, plain delays, trip interruption etc.

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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Istanbul to Cairo & Athens Vacation – 3 Countries 3 Civilizations
Istanbul to Cairo & Athens Vacation – 3 Countries 3 Civilizations

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