14 DAYS TURKEY ANATOLIAN TOUR and GREECE ATHENS

Start Date: Available every Thursday:(1/04 – 31/10 2015)

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.


Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast included)
Guided Istanbul walking old city tour visiting Topkapi Palace (closed on tuesdays) Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.

Visit to 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. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4, 000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted 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.
Please Note:
Hagia Sophia is closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. 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, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.


Day 3 - Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia.. Lunh break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.


Day 4 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
(Breakfast included)
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.


Day 6 - Pamukkale and Antalya Old City Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast, we depart for Antalya. After 2 hour we will have coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Upon arrival in Antalya we have lunch break around 13:30pm. After lunch visit to Old city Kaleici, Clock Tower and Alexander the Great gate. After the tour, drive to your hotel for checking. Overnight in Antalya.



Day 7 - Antalya (Free Day)
(Breakfast included)
The day is yours. You dont have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach and crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you can choose. These include, Aqualand Tour, Aspendos Perge Side, Demre Myra Kekova, Duden Waterfalls Tour, Panoramic Tour, Termessos Karain Cave, Daily Turkish Village Tour, • Boat Cruise, Horse Safari, Jeep Safari, Quad Safari, Paint Ball Tour, Scuba Diving, White Water Rafting, Turkish Bath and Turkish Night. Overnight in Antalya.


Day 8 - Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. 2.5 hour later we have break for coffee and after some rest drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm and after the lunch visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Overnight in Cappadocia.


Day 9 - Cappadocia Tour
(Breakfast included)
Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.


Day 10 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - Athens Greece
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then Fly to Greece Athens. Arrive Athens Airport and meet and greet with our office's English speaking representative who will transfer you to your Hotel. Check in to your room . Free time to walk to the Athens City center and Plaka area , the old district of Athens famous for its souvenir shops and traditional tavernas with local food . Overnight in Athens.


Day 11: Athens City Tour Acropolis and Acropolis Museum.
(Open buffet breakfast included)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet at the lobby of your hotel with a professional English speaking guide and start the of tour the city of Athens , including the agora , where Paul addressed the Athenians, the famed Acropolis and Parthenon, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus.
Then continue with a visit to the Syntagma Square - the centre of modern Athens and view the changing of the guard in front of the Parliament building. On the way to Acropolis, we will have a stop to the Panathenaic Stadium-made of white marble- where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. The impressive, work of Art, Stadium was the finish line of the Marathon Race of Athens 2004 Olympics.
We will also see the Temple of Olympian Zeus - the largest Temple ever built in Greece. We will view the National Gardens, the Academy, the National Library, the University, and finally we will visit the most magnificent monument in the world - the Parthenon on the Acropolis.
Going down Acropolis Hill, we continue with an impressive visit of the new Acropolis Museum . The new Acropolis Museum is a whole nation’s duty to its own cultural heritage!
The tour in it is a journey to the history and the Greek ‘soul’ where the Aesthetics of Logic, the Ethics of Freedom and the Rationality of Beauty, are all fused together and carved in stone for eternity. After the Museum visit, we continue with an enjoyable walking tour in Plaka. Free time to enjoy the oldest part of the city and explore on your own . Overnight in Athens.


Day 12: Athens Argolis Tour
(Open buffet breakfast included)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet with your English speaking guide at the lobby of the Hotel and depart for Argolis. Explore the natural and historical wealth of Argolis. Leave by the coastal road to the Corinth Canal (short stop). Drive on and visit the Ancient Theatre of Epidauros (4th century B.C.) famous for its exceptional acoustics. Then proceed to the town of Nafplion, adorned by the Palamidi Fortress (short stop), drive on to Mycenae and visit the Tomb of Agamemnon and the Archaeological Site with the Lions' Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs. After lunch return to Athens. In the afternoon , we drive back to Athens . Overnight in Athens .


Day 13: Cruise to Saronic Gulf Islands
(Open buffet breakfast included)
Early breakfast at the Hotel. At 08h: 00 start sailing to the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. After departure, cruise guide and the hostesses will ask you to assemble in one of the main lounges of the ship to get acquainted and to give you all the information concerning the ship, the program of the cruise and the islands and to make sure you will have a pleasant day.
First Port of call is Hydra. The favorite island of the jet set, whose old traditional beautiful stone houses and mansions silently witness to a long and turbulent story. The small narrow stone paved streets await you to explore them on foot or by the island’s tradi-tional “vehicle” the saddled donkeys… captivating walks along the old seaside promenade crystal clear waters, radiant fine craft shops and the beauty of Hydra will conquer you! Our stay in Hydra is about 2 hours. Next island is Poros . Although it is the smallest of the three islands that we visit, its attraction is the narrow strait offering a most enchanting view of the town of Poros. Our stay in Poros is about 1 hour. Our last stop is the island of Aegina. The largest of the three islands. Apart from its harbor, there are optional organized tours by air conditioned busses visiting the Temple of Afea (archeological site) or the Church of Saint Nektarios, whose relics are display. The above mentioned tours are optional and are sold on board the ship. Our stay in Aegina is about 2 hours. On our way back to Marina Flisvos, a traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers will entertain you up to the final moment as the ship arrives at Marina Flisvos.


Day 14: Athens - End of Tour
Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, check out the Hotel and transfer to Athens Airport for a flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Flair Travel Management.

 

14 DAYS TURKEY ANATOLIAN TOUR and GREECE ATHENS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
  • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  • 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
  • 2 nights hotel in Antalya
  • 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
  • 9 open buffet breakfasts
  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
  • Guided Ephesus tour
  • Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
  • Guided Pamukkale tour
  • Guided Antalya Old City tour
  • Guided Cappadocia tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • Return airport transfer
 


GRECEE ATHENS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Arrival airport transfer from Athens airport.
  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation at 4 * Hotel PRESIDENT
  • 4 open buffet breakfasts
  • Guided Athens Acropolis Tour & Acropolis Museum
  • Guided Athens Argolis Tour
  • Guided Cruise to Saronic Gulf Islands
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Return transfer to Athens airport

TOUR NOT INCLUDE:
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • Guided Cruise to Saronic Gulf Islands

TURKEY HOTEL LISTS:

ISTANBUL:
  • 5 Star Dosso Dossi Hotels Downtown
  • 4 Star Feronya Hotel Taksim
  • Momento Hotel Boutique

KUSADASI:
  • 4 Star Tatlises Hotel or Derici Hotel

PAMUKKALE:
  • 4 Star Tripolis Hotel or Richmond Hotel

ANTALYA:
  • 4 Star Bestwestern Hotel or Turist Hotel

CAPPADOCIA:
  • 5 Star Suhan Hotel
  • 5 Star Dedeman Hotel
  • Gedik Cave Hotel or Speclunca Hotel

GREECE HOTEL LIST:
  • 4 Star Hotel PRESIDENT

Note: 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

14 DAYS TURKEY ANATOLIAN TOUR and GREECE ATHEN TOUR PRICES IN EURO:

   
Per Person Shared Double Shared Triple
Regular Tour € 1850,00 € 1749,00

 

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