DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL & EVENING DINNER CRUISE
After arriving at Istanbul International Airport, you will meet our local representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Just relax and enjoy the evening cruising around the Bosphorus Strait. Let’s not forget delicious onboard meals superbly prepared by the chef. It’s possible to choose fish or meat menu consisting of three courses. What will make the evening more memorable is a rich show program including Gypsy Dance, Dervish show, Henna Ceremony, Belly Dance, Caucasian Show, Anatolian Dance Show, Drum Show, and Live DJ performance. Return transfer to the hotel is arranged at midnight
DAY 2 : FULL DAY: CLASSIC ISTANBUL TOUR INCLUDING BLUE MOSQUE, HIPPODROME, HAGIA SOPHIA AND TOPKAPI PALACE
Your tour starts at Hippodrome Square and covers the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II as the first stop. You continue to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest of Istanbul. It is one of the principal adornments on the skyline and also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Then you visit St. Sophia, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches, and nominated the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled but today a museum holding large collections of Japanese and Chinese porcelains and displaying holy relics. After Topkapi Palace, you will proceed to Little Hagia Sofia. The tour ends at the Grand Bazaar tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, and leather. Lunch in a local restaurant and hotel pick up and drop off are included in the tour price.
DAY 3 : ARRIVAL IN CAPPADOCIA
After breakfast checkout from the hotel, and then you will be transferred to Airport to catch your domestic flight. Upon arrival at Kayseri airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia.
DAY 4 : FULL DAY CAPPADOCIA TOUR WITH KAYMAKLI AND ORTASISAR
Start from Red Valley, explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike through the colourful and breathtaking fairy chimneys. After 4 km hiking, you will visit Cavusin (Greek Village), famous for rock-cut churches. After lunch, you will visit one of the magical places of the region, Kaymakli Underground City, the largest underground city of Cappadocia. After Kaymakli Underground City, you will visit Pigeon Valley famous for dovecotes. The last stop is Ortahisar Castle, biggest mass fairy chimney of Cappadocia.
DAY 5 : CAPPADOCIA TO ISTANBUL
After breakfast checkout from the hotel, and then you will be transferred to Airport to catch your domestic flight. Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.
DAY 6 : ISTANBUL TO SANTORINI
After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and wait in the lobby. You will meet our local representative who will assist you with the transfer to the airport. After arriving at Santorini International Airport, head to the hotel in Santorini. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel
DAY 7 : SANTORINI VOLCANIC ISLANDS CRUISE: VOLCANO, HOT SPRINGS, AND THIRASSIA
Stop At: Palea Kameni, Greece Jump off the boat and dive into Hot Springs. Stop At: Nea Kameni, 84700 Greece Walking guided tour to the Volcano Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop at Marine Thirassia, Greece
DAY 8 : SANTORINI TO ATHENS
On this day, you are transferred to Port of Santorini to board the ferry to Athens. Upon arrival at Rafina/Pireaus port, you will meet our local representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel.
DAY 9 : ATHENS: THE ATHENS PASS - HOP ON HOP OFF AND ACROPOLIS MUSEUM SKIP THE LINE
Visit Athens’ world-famous sights with these unique attractions pass. Gain free entry to more than 30 attractions and skip the long lines to the most important sights and museums. Check out the Acropolis, Benaki Museum and receive skip-the-line access to must-see attractions such as the Acropolis Museum. Explore the city with our get on getting off the bus and enjoy discounts to several shops and restaurants.
Today, after relishing a tasty breakfast, head to Athens Airport for your departure flight. Your delightful holiday ends here. Enjoy your journey back home.