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TURKEY WITH GREEK ISLANDS WITH CRUISE OF 7 DAYS 17 DAYS / 16 NIGHTS
WITH FLIGHT INCLUDED
Min. 02 pax
Arrival and assistance. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day with the possibility of having an optional excursion in "Bosphorus and Sultanahmet Neighborhood" OPTIONAL EXCURSION | BOSPHORUS AND SULTANAHMET NEIGHBORHOOD (Full day with lunch) 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. In the afternoon visit to the Sultanahmet neighborhood with the Roman Hippodrome square, then we will visit the famous Blue Mosque, the only one in the world with 6 minarets in its time. We will finish our excursion with a visit to the Basilica Cisterna that was used as a water deposit during the Byzantine period. End of the excursion in the old part. Transfer and return to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning with the possibility of having an optional excursion to Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. OPTIONAL EXCURSION | TOPKAPI PALACE AND GRAND BAZAR (Half day without lunch) Departure from the hotel to visit the Topkapı Palace, residence of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, famous for its excellent collection of jewelry and porcelain. (Harem room with surcharge). Continuation
for free time in the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays and religious holidays), a building that houses more than 4000 stores inside. At the combined time (+ | - 14:00) departure by coach for Ankara, passing through the Istanbul Intercontinental Bridge. Arrival to the capital of the country. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel visit to the capital of Turkey with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with an exhibition of Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Hittite, Phrygian Urartu remains etc. and the Ataturk Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of the Turkish Republic. Departure for Cappadocia. On the way, visit to the underground city of Saratli built by Christian communities to protect themselves from Arab attacks. The underground city preserves the stables, common rooms, meeting room and small rooms for families.
Dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.
At dawn, possibility of participating in an optional hot air balloon excursion, a unique experience, over rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes.
Breakfast at the hotel. The day is dedicated to visiting this fantastic region, unique in the world, Goreme Valley, with its cave churches, with paintings from the 10th and 11th centuries; visit to the trogloyta village of Uçhisar, Paşabag valley, with its most spectacular fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Dervent valley with its curious natural formations and time for artisan workshops such as carpets and semi-precious
onyx-stones. At night an optional excursion is offered to attend a show of typical dances of the region. The show only includes all types of unlimited drinks such as beer, wine and rakı (traditional Turkish drink containing 40 degrees of alcohol and anise) Dried fruits and fruits without food. We will have dinner at the hotel before going to the place. Return and accommodation at the place.
Breakfast. Departure to Pamukkale. On the way we will stop at an old inn called Caravasar from the Seljuk period in the Sultanhanvillage. Lunch and continuation to Pamukkale, Arrival in and free time in Pamukkale "Cotton Castle", unique in the world with the thermal pools of calcareous origin and the petrified waterfalls. We will visit the ancient city Hierapolis. Hierapolis is one of the great deposits of Anatolia, its next to the attraction site of the cotton pools, make the place a point of great interest. Today
Pamukkale is located right next to the Ancient City of Herapolis. The town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and recognized as one of the most relevant and attractive tourist centers in the world. The city of Pamukkale gets its name which means"CottonCastle" from the formations of white layers of limestone. Hierapolis is also called "the Sacred City" due to numerous temples and religious buildings. At
the end of the tour, transfer to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Selçuk-Ephesus. Arrival and visit to the ruins of Ephesus, it was the fifth great city of the Roman era. During our visit we will appreciate the famous Celsius library after Alexandria, theater and some Roman and Hellenic temples, the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, the House of Amor, the Agora, the Marble street and the Theater too. Lunch at a local restaurant. Next we will visit the house of the Virgin Mary where it is assumed that Mary came to Ephesus together with Saint John and lived there until her Assumption (according to the Catholic doctrine) or Dormition (according to orthodox beliefs).As this house is a place of pilgrimage it is visited by many Christian tourists often during the year. In the afternoon we will stop at a leather production workshop. As Ephesus has been a leather tannery center since ancient times, we can buy some leather clothes at the most reasonable price. We will also see a fashion show in which they will show us some of the most elegant jackets in the country. Then we will continue to İzmir-Esmirna, the third largest city in Turkey. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. At the combined time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Athens. Arrival and transfer to your planned hotel. Accommodation 8th Day | Sunday Athens (Breakfast) Breakfast at hotel. Half day tour of the city of Athens, starting with the Acropolis, we will take a panoramic tour of the city, passing through the Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University, the Academy and the Library, as well as the two most important squares of Athens, and Syntagma and Oponía. Transfer to the hotel and free afternoon.
At the indicated time, passengers must board the cruise free arrival, the boat sets sail at 21:00 pm night in Altamar. Night on the Cruise.
Breakfast. Arrival on the beautiful island of Mykonos around 07:00 am, enjoy an excursion offered by the boat and free time. Night on the Cruise.
Breakfast. The ship departs at 07.00 am from Mykonos bound for the island of Milos. Arrival at the port of Milos at approximately 13:00 p.m. Possibility of taking an excursion organized by the cruise ship and around 23:59 pm the ship departs for Santorini Night on the Cruise.
Arrival in Santorini around 08:00 am and free day to visit the island. Night on the Cruise.
Free day on the island. And around 23:00 pm the ship sets sail for Crete. Night on the Cruise.
Arrival around 07:00 a.m. to Crete. Breakfast and Disembarkation. Free time to visit the island. Around 20:30 p.m. departure to Samos or Kusadası.
Breakfast. Arrival in Samos or Kusadası. Disembarking to the land. Free time to visit the island. At the indicated time, departure to Athens. Night on board
Departure from Mykonos around 03:00 am and Arrival around 09:00 am at the port of Lavrion. Disembarkation. And transfer to the airport to take your flight back. END OF OUR SERVICES
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