Tour

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Christmas / New Year's Eve / Epiphany in Turkey - by Coach

Departure Date

23 Dec - 04 Jan

Duration

7 Days

7 Days – Departures:

  • 23, 30 December 2019

  • 04 January 2020

TURKEY

When the sun rises to the sky of Turkey, the country echoes from the voices of the Muezzin and the perfumes of the East from the bazaars prevail in the atmosphere. This vast country hides secrets and legends from old times, enticing every aspiring traveler. On the territory of Turkey you will be impressed by the monuments of old times and a variety of conquerors who left their mark. European and Asian Turkey unite and unfold on the sunny Mediterranean coasts, the steep mountains and the vast areas of the north. You will wander in the glorious Istanbul, you will admire the ancient Ephesus, you will be enchanted by the scenery of Cappadocia and the unreal charm of Pamukkale. You will taste pilaf and lamb meatballs, you will drink strong tea and you will buy spices and gold at the famous Grand Bazaar.

SCHEDULE

1st Day

ATHENS – KOMOTINI

Meeting at 07:30 am and departure for Komotini with intermediate stops on the way. Arrival in Komotini and arrange in the hotel. Overnight.
2nd Day

KOMOTINI – ISTANBUL

After breakfast, departure for Istanbul. Crossing borders. Crossing East Thrace, stop at Rhaedestus, today's Tekirdag. Arrival in the city and οptional Cruise on the Bosporus by private ship (costs 20 €). Dinner at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel and arrange in the rooms. Overnight.
3rd Day

ISTANBUL (GUIDED TOUR)

Breakfast and departure for a tour of the city's most important sights. We will start from the Topkapi sultan palace on the peninsula which was founded by the ancient Byzantine colony. Immediately after we visit the largest monument of Hellenism and Christianity, Hagia Sophia. Next we will visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, the legendary Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet) and the Royal Stern of Justinian. Meal at a local restaurant and visit to the stunning Covered Market (Kapali Carsi) with the 5.000 shops to make your purchases. Return to the hotel.
4th Day

ISTANBUL – DOLMABAHCE – PRINCES ISLANDS

After breakfast we go visit the famous Dolma Bahche Palace and immediately after Kabatas we will board a ship to visit the Princes Islands and Buyukada. Meal at a seaside restaurant and for those who wish for optional ride around the island on traditional trolleys. Immediately afterwards we will go to Halki with the famous Theological School and the Holy Trinity Monastery on the hill of Hope. Return to the city. For the evening we recommend recreation in a traditional night club with live orchestra and traditional oriental belly dances (cost 35 €). Overnight.
5th Day

ISTANBUL (GUIDED TOUR)

Breakfast and we go visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Phanar, the Virgin of Blachernae, Balikli (Zoodochou Pygi Monastery), which is associated with the legends about the half-fried fish and the fall of the City. Free time, overnight.
6th Day

ISTANBUL – XANTHI

After breakfast we depart from Istanbul. Crossing the border and arrival in Xanthi. Arrangement at the hotel, overnight.
7th Day

XANTHI – ATHENS

After breakfast, depart for Athens with intermediate stops.

PRICES

Prices per person:

 

7 days:
23, 30 December 2019
04 January 2020

Double

Single

Child
2 until 12
years old*

TAXIM EXPRESS 4*
(or similar)

370 €530 €

340 €

*Child’s price is based on one child΄s stay (up to 11,99 yrs), in the same room with two (2) adults in an extra bed.

INCLUDED

  • Transfer with luxury coaches.
  • Four (4) nights in a double room with breakfast in a 4* hotel in Istanbul and two (2) overnights in a double room with breakfast in Greece.
  • Four (4) meals or dinners in Istanbul.
  • Cruise to Prens Adalari.
  • Tours – Guided tours as per schedule.
  • Escort / Tour guide.
  • Travel insurance.
  • VAT.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Entrance to museums, archaeological sites.
  • Everything that is not explicitly mentioned in the program or referred to as optional or proposed.

NOTES

  • The program is indicative. The final trip program will be given to you three days before your departure.
  • It is possible that the overnight stays in Greece can sometimes be made in Alexandroupoli or Thessaloniki.
  • The range of the tours is possible to change for the best performance of the program without missing anyone of them.
  • On some departures, the program is also inversed.
  • Passport or new type ID is necessary for all excursions in Europe.
  • Children up to 12 years old are travelling only with passport.

Information and Reservations:

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