CIRCUIT OF TURKEY AND GREECE

Turkey and Greece Tour

ARRIVALS SATURDAYS

MAY: 5,12,19,26

JUNE: 2, 9, 16, 23

JULY: 7, 14, 21

AUGUST: 11, 18, 25

SEPTEMBER: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

OCTOBER: 5

DAY 1: ESTÁMBUL Arrival and reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

DAY 2: ISTANBUL Breakfast and departure for the visit of the old part where the most outstanding Byzantine and Ottoman monuments are concentrated. We will start with a visit to the old Roman Hippodrome, where the obelisks of the Serpent and Theodosius stand out, as well as the famous Egyptian Obelisk. After visiting the gardens of the Blue Mosque, the only one in the world with six minarets, you will visit the famous temple of Hagia Sophia. It was the largest sanctuary in the world until the 17th century built by Emperor Justinian during the 6th century. After lunch, visit the Topkapı Palace, famous giant enclosure from where the whole Ottoman Empire was run for almost 400 years. Return to the hotel accommodation.

DAY 3: ISTANBUL Full day visit that begins with the Species Market. Cruise through the Bosphorus (strait that separates the two continents, Asia and Europe), where you can see the beautiful Ottoman villas, the Palaces of Dolmabahçe, Çiragan and Beylerbeyi, the Rumeli Hisari Fortress, among others. Free time in the bazaar. Accommodation.

DAY 4: ISTANBUL – ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA Breakfast. At the indicated time, departure to the airport to take the flight to Ankara. Arrival visit of the Mausoleum of Ataturk (Founder of the Turkish Republic). Departure to Cappadocia, we will see the second largest lake in Turkey, The Salt Lake has a large concentration of salts and other minerals that make it attractive because it is the second largest in Turkey. We continue the trip to Cappadocia. Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 5: CAPPADOCIA At dawn you will have the possibility of participating in an optional hot air balloon excursion. Breakfast. Visit this fantastic region for its fascinating and original landscape, formed by the lava thrown by the volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan 3 million years ago. Visit of Pasabag Valley, Çavusin, Avcilar and Güvercinlik; which have a spectacular landscape of the Fairy Chimneys. Departure to the Göreme valley, visit the numerous monasteries and chapels carved out of the rocks and decorated with frescoes from the 10th century, some of them very well preserved. Opportunity to visit one of the typical onyx and turquoise workshops and / or carpets. Back to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation. Possibility of attending a folk dance show in a typical cave with unlimited alcoholic regional drinks.

DAY 6: CAPPADOCIA-KONYA-PAMUKKALE Breakfast. Early departure to Konya, capital of the Seljuk Sultans in the 11th century. Visit of the Mevlana Mausoleum, poet and philosopher who founded the mystical and religious sect of the Dancing Dervishes. Following the trip to Pamukkale, spectacular place unique in the world, for its dazzling white waterfalls and natural pools. We will visit the ancient Hierapolis, the Necropolis that contains more than 150,000 tombs. Transfer to the planned hotel and dinner.

DAY 7: PAMUKKALE – EPHESO – KUSADASI Breakfast and departure to Ephesus. Greco-Roman city, former capital of Asia Minor and one of the best preserved of antiquity where are the Temple of Hadrian, Temple of Trajan, the theater, the Library of Celso among others. Visit of the House of the Virgin, place where he spent the last years of his life. Transfer to the planned hotel dinner and accommodation.

DAY 8: KUSADASI – CRUISE FOR THE GRIEGE ISLANDS – PATMOS Breakfast. At the scheduled time departure to the port to embark on the cruise through the Greek islands for 3 days. Lunch. Departure and arrival to PATMOS, disembarkation and visit of the Orthodox Monastery of San Juan, is an important pilgrimage center built on the top of a mountain where you can see the whole island. Then we will visit the cave of the Apocalypse, this was exile of San Juan, here he had some revelations to write the books that make up the New Testament. At the indicated time, boarding to leave for Crete. Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 9: CRETE – SANTORINI Breakfast and arrival in Crete. This is the largest island in Greece, it has one of the most important treasures of the ancient civilization whose archaeological sites are in the Knossos, Festos and Gortina Palaces. Disembark in Crete, excursion not included, free time on the island. Return to the ship. Lunch. In the afternoon departure to SANTORINI. Arriving at this magical island, walking through its streets, having a coffee and appreciating the beauty of the place is something unique. At the indicated time, board and sail to Athens. Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 10: ATHENS Breakfast. At the indicated time, disembark to finalize our cruise. Arrival at the port of Piraeus. Departure to make the visit of the city. The Parliament, the Arch of Hadrian, Constitution Square, Place de la Concorde, Acropolis, the Propylaea, The Temple of Athena, Erection, Parthenon. Transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Accommodation.

DAY 11: ATHENS Breakfast and day off. accommodation

DAY 12: ATHENS Breakfast. At the indicated time, transfer to the hotel. End of services.

The price includes:

– Accommodation in first superior hotel in Turkey

– Transfer airport hotel airport

– Spanish-speaking local guide

– All the entries described in the program

– Visit in Patmos to the Monastery of San Juan and Grotto

– Cruise on the Bosphorus

– Cruise of 2 nights 3 days for the Greek Islands interior cabin

– Full board in the Greek Islands cruise – Half board in circuit in Turkey

– A lunch in Istanbul

– Drinks on the Cruise for the Greek Islands

– Istanbul Ankara aerial ticket

– Coach with air conditioning and driver The price does not include:

– Expenses not specified in the program

– Port taxes 138USD per person

– Tips (30USD cruise) per person

Price per person in double accommodation from USD 2,320

Price of the balloon per person from 200 USD

Important note: The order of the visits can be modified in favor of the passenger but always respecting the fulfillment of the same. For 5 * hotels in Istanbul and Athens, a cave hotel in Cappadocia will have a USD 200 supplement