East Rome to West Rome

Wonderful program, exploring highlights of
Istanbul, Athens and Rome.

 

  • in Istanbul, Visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace.
    Visit Spice Bazaar, Golden Horn Area then enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus.

  • in Athens, visit ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis and more highlights of the city.

  • in Rome enjoy a comprehensive tour to visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo's the Last Judgment.
    After that, we will continue on to visit St. Peters Square and Basilica, and will also visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.


Daily tour program

 

- Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul - (B)

HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After check in enjoy rest of the afternoon free to rest and explore Istanbul on your own.

Overnight in Istanbul.

 

- Day 2 - Istanbul - (B/L)

After breakfast we will continue on the full day tour, including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace.

After the tour you will return to your hotel, or enjoy the rest of the day exploring Istanbul at your own pace.  Overnight in Istanbul.

- Day 3 - Istanbul - (B)

After breakfast we will continue our exploration of Istanbul, including the Spice Bazaar and a cruise on the Bosphorus, which takes you though the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia. Along its shores, you will enjoy many photographic opportunities: the marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences.

You will also see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque from the sea.

Overnight in Istanbul.  

- Day 4 - Istanbul to Athens - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel -- Transfer to Istanbul Airport

1 hour 20 minute flight to Athens.
KALOS ORISATE! Welcome to Greece!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing about your tour, you will have the

afternoon free to rest and explore Athens on your own.

Overnight in Athens.

 

- Day 5 - Athens - (B)

After breakfast around 8:30 AM, we will meet you at your hotel and continue on the guided tour of Athens.  Start with the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium (where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896). After that, we will drive by the Prime's Minister's residence, the Royal Palace, (guarded by colorful Evzones), Zappion (Conference and Exhibition Hall), National Garden, Hadrian's Arc, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schlieman's House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the impressive Russian Orthodox Church.

At the ACROPOLIS, you will visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Museum of the Acropolis.

In the early afternoon, we will provide a transfer to your hotel, or we can drop you at Plaka district if you like to wander and explore at your own pace. Overnight in Athens.

- Day 6 - Athens - (B)
Breakfast at the hotel 
Free day at leisure.
Optional tour to Delphi  ( Contact us if interested)
Optional tour to Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus
Overnight in Athens.


 - Day 7 - Arrival in Rome
Breakfast at the hotel -- Transfer to Athens Airport

Short flight to Rome

BENVENUTO! Welcome to Italy!
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing
about your tour, you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Rome on your own. Overnight in Rome

- Day 8 - Rome - (B)

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for your comprehensive tour to visit the Vatican and its museums, as well as the Sistine Chapel the home of Michelangelo's the Last Judgment.
After that, we will continue on to visit St. Peters Square and Basilica, and will also visit the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.
Overnight in Rome -

 

- Day 9 – Rome – (B)

Breakfast at the hotel – Enjoy the day at leisure.

Optional half day walking tour to public markets and cooking lesson – more info >>>>>

Overnight in Rome.

- Day 10 - Departure from Rome- (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. 
We will meet you at your hotel 3 hours your flight departure time and provide a transfer to Rome Airport.

 

Program ends

Total cost:  $______________________
Contact us for price information

 

Price includes

* All hotels (Superior class centrally located hotels)

* All land transfers in comfortable vehicles
* Flight tickets from Istanbul to Athens

* Flight tickets from Athens to Rome

* All meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)

* English-speaking tour guides

* Admission to sites during the tours

* Cruise on the Bosporus

* All taxes and service charges

 

Excludes

* Optional tours in Athens and in Rome

* International flight tickets to Athens and from Istanbul onto your next destination
* Travel insurance optional

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