DAY 01 (LD): Istanbul Arrival:
Welcome to Istanbul! After meeting with Tempel Travel’s English speaking tour director we will commence with sightseeing in Istanbul, covering the following: Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a 16th century’s religious center and the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. Hippodrome square where horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire. It is decorated today with an Egyptian Column, Serpentane Column and Ibrahim Pasa Palace (view only).Next, Topkapi Palace – a museum palace with a wide collection of Porcelains, Treasuries, religious collect peace. It is the first Great Imperial Palace of Ottoman Dynasty. Visit St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), at one time a cathedral and a mosque, a now a magnificent museum. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 02 (BLD) Istanbul:
After breakfast, Bosphorous Cruise trip. Here, you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel that is the very beat of life in Istanbul. Witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our local people. We will get very chance of taking photo of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conquerer of Istanbu in 1453. Next, continue to visit Spice Market (Egyptian Market),this marketplace was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque complex, with rents from the shops going to support the upkeep of the mosque and its charitable activities. It was called the Egyptian Market because it was famous for selling goods shipped in from Cairo. Next, why not to visit and enjoy leather outlet and light fasion show. Continue to visit and walking tour on Istiklal Street (Taksim Square), in the late 19th century, this major street was known as the Grande Rue de Pera, and it carried the life of the modern city up and down its lively promenade. It's still the center of Istanbul life, and a stroll along its length is a must. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 03 (BLD) Istanbul – Athens:
After breakfast transfer to the aiport and take a flight to Greece. Meet in the arrival’s hall at Athens airport and proceed on your Half Day City Tour. With an official English Speaking Guide, see Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament and the Tomb to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the Evzones in their traditional costume. See the Athens Academy, the University and the National Library. Stop at the Pan Athenaic Olympicstadium, (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896). See the archaeological site of the Temple of the Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. 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 Parthenon. Completing the tour, transfer for dinner to a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After dinner, transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Athens Hotel.
DAY 04 (BLD) Athens – Santorini – Half Day Tour to Oia and Fira Town:
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the Athens airport and take the Flight (Tickets Not Included) to the island of Santorini. Meet on arrival at the airport of Santorini and transfer to the hotel. Proceed on your Half Day Tour to Oia and Fira Town. The tour starts with first stop to the traditional settlement of Oia which is located on the northern tip of the island, high on the cliff top. Oia hosts the most magnificent views on Santorini and a picturesque road with cliffs on one side and sea on the other leads to this attractive town. Walk around and discover the typical Santorinian architecture with houses sunk deep into the volcanic soil, their whitewashed walls and blue domes sparkling under the sunlight. Return then to Fira the capital town of the island. Wondering through the white cobbled streets of Fira a town of about 2000 inhabitants one gets the feel of the old-world charm blended in with the modern day comforts and Gold Street where someone can find the most interesting jewelries. Lunch at a local restaurant (starters, salad, main course, dessert). Free at own leisure in the afternoon (No Coach Service). Dinner and overnight in Santorini Hotel.
DAY 05 (BLD) Santorini – Athens – Shopping:
Breakfast in the hotel. Free at own leisure in the morning (No Coach Service). Transfer to Santorini airport and take the Flight (Tickets Not Included) to Athens. Meet at Athens airport, transfer to the city centre and to a local restaurant for lunch (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After lunch, transfer to the hotel and check in. Free time at own leisure for shopping in Plaka area and Syntagma Square (Coach & English Speaking Assistant Service Included) until transfer to a local restaurant for dinner (starters, salad, main course, dessert). After dinner, transfer back and overnight in Athens Hotel.
DAY 06 (B) Athens – Departure:
You will have free and Easy day before you return back to your home. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home, bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from your Turkey and Greece vacation