Mediterranean Combo Cities Tour

Athens - Rome - Istanbul

Ref: Med Combo Cities_01 

Visit:  Europe, Asia continents – Italy, Greece, Turkey countries – 3 Historical Cities Athens, Rome, Istanbul.

See: 4 Civilizations, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Schedule: Upon request

Operating: All the year round

Included

Hotels 3* - 5*

Transfers with a/c luxurious coach or taxi

Official guides in archaeological sites

Entrance Fees

  Not Included International Flight ticket: Rome - Athens – Istanbul or vice versa

Highlights: 

- Greece

  • Athens sightseeing - Acropolis and its new museum, Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the National Library,Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus Panathenaic Stadium.
  • Daily excursion to Delphi Or Argolida.
  • One day Cruise to 3 Greek islands

- Turkey

  • Istanbul sightseeing – Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque,  TopKappi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Camlica Hill, Spice bazaar,   
  • Vosporus cruise.

- Italy

  • Rome sightseeing - Pantheon, Piazza Navona,Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel, Coliseum, Palatine Hall and Forum, Campidoglio, Fountain di Trevi,Piazza di Spagnia, Via Veneto and Villa Borghese.
  • Florence Or Venice daily excursion

TOUR ITINERARY

1st Tour Day:Arrival to Istanbul Airport, meet with our representative, Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. OPTIONAL: Bosporus Dinner Cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner

2nd Tour Day: Istanbul (Constantinople until 1453) city tour.

Guided tour to old Istanbul city. Visit Agia Sophia built by Constantine the Great in the 4thand reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, Topkapi Palace the great palace of the Ottoman sultans, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Grand Bazaar with its 4000 shops selling everything. OPTIONAL: Evening show with belly dancing entertainment.

3rd Tour Day: Istanbul Bosporus Cruise

Visit to SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas from various herbs and spices. ThenBosporus by boat, a traditional excursion along the canal separating Europe and Asia. On the way we’ll see, from the boat, many palaces and Ottoman monuments and magnificent views from Camlica Hill. In the afternoon transfer to Istanbul a/p. Flight to Athens. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Athens

4th Tour day: Athens sightseeing

Guided full day city tour with Acropolis the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age (5thCentury BC) of Athens, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and finally Parthenon - a place any civilized person has to visit. We complete the visit with the new Museum of Acropolis.Overnight in Athens. OPTIONAL Greek folklore night.

5th Tour day: Daily Cruise to 3 Islands

Morning transfer to Piraeus port. Embark on boat for 1 day cruise with lunch and show on board, to 3 islands, Aegina, Poros, Hydra. Overnight in Athens.

6th Tour day: Daily Excursion to Delphi OR Argolida.

Delphi city was considered by the ancients Greeks to be the center (omphalos=navel) of the world and a religious center.                               OR Argolida with the Homeric Mycenae (1300 B.C), Ancient open theatre of Epidaurus (4thB.C) with its famous acoustic system and beautiful Nafplio. Also we see the Corinth canal. Return to Athens a/p for your flight to Rome. Overnight in Rome

7th Tour day: Rome Sightseeing

Full day guided tour to see the Pantheon, the gorgeous Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian's Circus, the Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Colosseum, Palatine Hall and Forum. Walk to Campidoglio towards the Trevi Fountaina baroque jewel, make a wish, and walk to Piazza di Spagnia. Later you can walk in Via Veneto and Villa Borghese.Overnight in Rome

8th Tour day: Daily excursion to Venice OR Florence

Venice. Morning transfer to Venice by train. Guided city tour. Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, Piazza San Marco and the Duomo. Lunch in a typical restaurant and free time. In the evening return to Rome                                                                                                                  OR Florence city tour. We drive on "Sun Route" motorway and we arrive to Florence. Guided visit of the city. The Duomo, the Third "Pietà" by Michelangelo, the Baptistry, Giotto's Belfry, the Museum of the Accademia, Piazza della Signoria. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Late in the afternoon we return Rome. Overnight in Rome.

9th Day: Morning free time in Rome. Transfer to a/p for your flight back home.

Alternative Itineraries:

1) Option 1 (8d / 7n): Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9

2) Option 2 (5d /4n) 3 Cities tour only: Days Istanbul 1, 2 (evening flight to Athens), Athens 4, 6(evening flight to Rome), Rome 7, 8(Departure).

3) Tailor made combination of 2 Cities visit.Choose the days from above itinerary.

Note: Tour routing may be reversed

 

 
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