8 Days & 7 Nights
ITINERARY: KTS 13
THE PEARL OF THE BYZANIAN EMPIRE PACKAGE 08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS
ISTANBUL & ATHENAS
Minimum 02 Pax
** DEPARTURES** every Friday
|Economy|| Laleli Gonen 3 * sup or Akgün Hotel 3 * sup or similar
Athens Hotel Crystal City 3 * os.
|Lares Park 4 * or Nippon 4 * or Lamartine 4 * or Midtown or
Athenas Hotel Titania 4 *; Novotel Athenas 4 * os.
Divan Hotel 5* or Elite World 5* or Mercure Bomonti 5* or
Athens Royal, Olympic 5 *, Divani Apollon Palace 5 * os.
These prices are not valid during the congress season and Christmas either. Flight Istanbul / Athenas / Istanbul according to your request pp 180 USD
3 nights accommodation in Istanbul & 4 nights accommodation in Athens
7 nights / 8 Day BB Accommodation in hotels (or similar)
All transfers according to the Istanbul itinerary.
Local English-speaking guide for all visits is included in the program.
Diet according to program
Visits with tickets are included
Athens city tour (regular tour, Spanish-speaking guide, tickets included)
Cruise through Idra – Poros – Égina (full day excursion, lunch on board)
Minibus or bus routes with A / C, depending on the number of passengers
Prices do not include
Personal expenses and extras
Drinks during meals
Tips to drivers and guide (at discretion)
For reasons of better operation, the itinerary could be done the other way around
Extra for Spanish speaking assistant during transfers: 40 usd / pp per transfer
Extra for night transfer (22:00 – 06:00): 20 usd. for transfer
Accommodation fees paid directly at clients’ hotels
Transfer to the hotel of the chosen category.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel for a panoramic tour of the city, passing through the important neighborhoods of the historical part and the modern part of the city, including a walk through the İstiklal Street. Lunch at a typical restaurant. In the afternoon visit to the neighborhood Sultanahmet Square Roman Hippodrome, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, unique among all Ottoman mosques have 6
minarets. Next we will visit the famous Blue Mosque, the only one in the world with 6 minarets in its time. We will continue our excursion to Basilica Cisterna that was used as a water deposit during the Byzantine period. Free time in the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays and religious holidays), a building that houses more than 4000 shops inside. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel to visit the Egyptian Bazaar (spice market) and then a boat tour in the Bosphorus, the strait that separates Europe from Asia where we can enjoy the great beauty of the forests of Istanbul, its palaces and the yalı, wooden palaces built on both banks. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Topkapı Palace, residence of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire, famous for its excellent collection of jewels and porcelains. (Harem room with subcharge). Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.Transfer to the airport. Arrival at Athens airport. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel. You have the rest of the day free.
Breakfast. In the morning, departure to visit the city. The tour begins with a brief stop at the Panatheneum stadium, where the first modern-era Olympiad was held in 1896. We continue with a panoramic view of the city, with the Parliament, the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and walking along Panepistimiou Avenue, we see the Schliemman house, the University, the library and the Academy. Leaving behind the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian, arriving at the sacred hill of the Greeks: Acropolis and its monuments: the imposing Propylaea, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion with its renowned Porch of the Caryatids, and the recently restored temple of Athena Nike. End of visit and return to the hotel. You have the rest of the day free.
At the appropriate time, we will transfer you to the port to board the cruise. During the excursion, you will visit three islands of the Saronic Gulf: Idra, Poros and Égina. First island, Aegina, with its rich history, its beautiful landscape with the famous pistachio bushes, its harbor with the fish market and the colorful floating vegetable market, the picturesque port of Santa Marina and its hospitable inhabitants. Here we can visit the Byzantine church of San Nectarios, where the silver urn decorated with the saint's bones is located. Next we are going to move to the fifth century BC, in the Doric temple of Afea, the best preserved ancient temple in Greece, with its wonderful views of the sea.
Our next destination is the green island of Poros, with its pine trees, its lemon trees, its narrow streets and its bell tower, from where we will enjoy its panoramic view.
Finally, the island of painters and the dream of photographers, Idra! One of the most cosmopolitan Greek islands, the favorite of the international jet-set. Unique architecture, transparent waters, famous jewels and popular art objects, donkeys - the only means of transportation allowed on the island - bring us closer to the living history of the Mediterranean. We can only return to Athens, having one of the most pleasant and precious experiences of his life. End of excursion and return to the hotel.
Free day for personal activities. During their stay in Athens, they could walk through the picturesque neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio, have a drink or dinner at one of the sites overlooking the historical monuments or shop in the street shops Ermou or the Kolonaki neighborhood.
It depends on the departure time of your international flights, we will transfer you to the airport. Departures every Friday
January 08, 2021 - March 15, 2022