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Explore the main hot spots of the Aegean - Istanbul & Cappadocia in Turkey and Athens in Greece. Comprehensive package with flights and all short cruise part included.
City:
Istanbul, Athens
Duration:
8 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$2,298
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel, check-in and free time to enjoy this magnificent city on your own.

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Day 2
Istanbul City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour of Istanbul Old City area including: Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque and more.

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Day 3
North Cappadocia Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, sightseeing tour in Cappadocia. Check-in to the local hotel in the evening.

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Day 4
South Cappadocia Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Tour of South Cappadocia with optional hot air-ballooning. Flight back to Istanbul in the evening.

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Day 5
Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Next enjoy an exciting cruising experience aling the Bosphorus Strait with lunch at Camlica Hill offering great panoramic views of the city. After the tour you are transferred to the airport for a flight to Athens. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and free evening.

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Day 6
Athens City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing tour including Acropolis, Parthenon and more. Return to the hotel and free time.

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Day 7
Aegina-Poros-Hydra Cruise

Breakfast at the hotel. Cruise to the isles of Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. Lunch and music on board are included. Return to your Athens hotel in the evening.

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Day 8
Departure from Athens

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight back home.

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Price

$2,298
Deposit $500
Private tour
Based on double occupancy

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Istanbul, Cappadocia & Athens;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels (B);
  • Lunches & dinners as per detailed itinerary (L,D);
  • Airport arrival and departure meeting services;
  • All transportation according to the itinerary with a private driver;
  • Round trip flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia (economy class);
  • Flight from Istanbul to Athens (economy class);
  • Private sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary.

Not included: international airfares, optional tours, tips and personal expenses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! Your private driver meets you at the exit gate of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your cozy hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure, so that you could relax in your room or start exploring this charming city on your own.

Overnight at Istanbul hotel

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour

Right after having breakfast you meet your guide to explore all of Istanbul's classic attractions. This tour covers all legendary monuments and sights in the Old City area. You will see a 1500 year old Hagia Sophia Museum, a gigantic Blue Mosque, as well as the stunning Hippodrome from the Byzantium era.

Overnight at Istanbul hotel.

Day 3: North Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your driver at the hotel lobby. You are transferred to the airport for your trip to Cappadocia. Upon arrival your guide meets you and takes you to some of the most spectacular sights of the Turkey. Today you will see Devrent Imagination Valley (a lunar landscape), Pasabaglari (Fairy chimneys), Avanos (pottery demonstration with the Hittite technique), Uchisar rock-castle, Esentepe (panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme Open Air Museum (rock cut churches, frescos, and monastery). Your tour ends in the evening and we take you to your Cappadocia hotel.

Overnight in Cappadocia hotel.

Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour

Today you continue to explore the magnificent sights of Cappadocia. The program of the 'Green tour' (covers Cappadocia south region) includes Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley hike, Selime Monastery.

RECOMMENDED: Hot air-ballooning in Cappadocia (not included). Don't miss your chance to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience! You will be flying over the fairy chimneys with beautiful early morning sunlight dances over them.

After the tour ends, your driver takes you to the airport for a quick flight back to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel.Overnight in Istanbul hotel.

Day 5: Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Athens

Following breakfast you start another day of sightseeing in Istanbul. First, you enjoy a picturesque cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Today's program also includes a visit to Spice Bazaar, the last residence of Ottoman Empire, Dolmabahce Palace and Rustempasha Mosque. Yet another highlight of today is the crossing of the Bosphorus Bridge and a lunch at Camlica Hill during which you can enjoy spectacular views of Istanbul. After the tour ends you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Athens. Upon arrival to the Greek capital your driver takes you to your cozy Athens hotel.

Overnight in Athens hotel.

Day 6: Athens City Tour

Following breakfast you enjoy a sightseeing tour of Athens which includes a visit to the Acropolis, its museum and the Parthenon - one of the world's greatest cultural monuments that is regarded an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and western civilization. After the tour you are free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight in your Athens hotel.

Day 7: Aegina-Poros-Hydra Cruise

Following breakfast you enjoy a relaxing day cruise from Athens to the picturesque Greek islands of Aegina, Poros and Hydra. You have the great chance to admire the ancient architecture, picture-postcard landscapes, and traditional stone buildings of these amazing islands from the deck of your comfortable boat. Lunch and music on board are included. After the cruise you are transferred back to Athens and have the rest of the day free.

Overnight in your Athens hotel.

Day 8: Departure from Athens

Breakfast at your hotel. This is the last day of your tour and today you will depart back home. Transfer to the airport is arranged. We hope you enjoyed your experience and will be looking forward to seeing you again on one of our tours.

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Istanbul, Cappadocia & Athens;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels (B);
  • Lunches & dinners as per detailed itinerary (L,D);
  • Airport arrival and departure meeting services;
  • All transportation according to the itinerary with a private driver;
  • Round trip flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia (economy class);
  • Flight from Istanbul to Athens (economy class);
  • Private sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the itinerary.

Not included: international airfares, optional tours, tips and personal expenses.

Trip to Greece

The trip was planned to my expectations. In retrospect, I would have changed a couple of things, but this had nothing to do with Firebird Tours, as they provided what I requested. Suggestion/Comment: I would have liked a guideline of how much to tip the tour guides and taxi cab drivers. I personally do not feel I ...

Turkish Trip

Wonderful trip , everything went as planned , very knowledgeable guide our drive was very safe and skilled . Hotels were top rate and very well situated. Will definetly use Firebird when we return to Turkey again

Firebird tours organized a perfect greece and turkey tour for us

We had a perfect trip that combined Athens and Istanbul and Greek islands. Firebird tours did excellent jobs with creating custom itinerary for us and with booking everything. It's was really nice to be able to book two completely different countries in one place and you guys were equally good at both destinations. Thank ...

Highlights of the Aegean, Greece & Turkey

With great appreciation we can state that this was one of the very best trips we have ever experienced. We’ve visited many parts of the world over the years and most of our trips went smooth, however, this one is certainly a stand-out. All thanks to Firebird Tours.
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Trip to Greece

The trip was planned to my expectations. In retrospect, I would have changed a couple of things, but this had nothing to do ...

Turkish Trip

Wonderful trip , everything went as planned , very knowledgeable guide our drive was very safe and skilled . Hotels were top ...

Firebird tours organized a perfect greece and turkey tour for us

We had a perfect trip that combined Athens and Istanbul and Greek islands. Firebird tours did excellent jobs with creating ...

Highlights of the Aegean, Greece & Turkey

With great appreciation we can state that this was one of the very best trips we have ever experienced. We’ve visited many ...
Package type Price
Private tour

Based on double occupancy

$2,298
Deposit $500