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DAY 01 HOME – ATHENS (Monday)
Board the flight to Athens. Dinner and overnight on board
DAY 02 ATHENS (Tuesday)
Arrival at the airport of Athens. Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 03 ATHENS (Wednesday)
Breakfast and start of the half-day excursion which is one of the most important part of your trip in Greece. Visit the parliament building, the tomb of the unknown soldier, the acropolis, the temple of Dionysus, the arch of Adriano, the Olympic stadium, the royal palace, the national library and we finish the visits in the temple of the Olympian zeus. Free afternoon. Accommodation.
DAY 04 ATHENS (Thursday)
Free day breakfast for personal activities. Accommodation.
DAY 05 ATHENS – ISTANBUL (Friday)
Breakfast, at the agreed time, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Istanbul. Arrival reception and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 06 ISTANBUL (Saturday)
Breakfast. Complete day. We made the excursion of the Constantinople jewels: visit of the blue mosque considered the most perfect of the Ottoman mosques. The roman hippodrome. Next we will go to the topkapi palace, residence of the sultans until the 19th century where most of the valuable objects of the Ottoman sultans are. The visit of Saint Sophia, the most complete sample of Byzantine art and one of the greatest achievements of humanity. Then transfer for the visit of the great bazaar. Covered bazaar built in the year 1660 that can be considered as a small city covered by hundreds of domes, four thousand stores inside with alleys, squares and 18 access doors. Accommodation.
DAY 07 ISTANBUL- CAPPADOCIA (Sunday)
Breakfast. Departure to the airport to take the flight to ankara. Arrival in ankara capital of the republic and visit of the mausoleum of Ataturk founder of the Turkish Republic. Lunch. Continuation towards capadocia. En route we will see the second largest lake in Turkey, the salt lake. Arrival at capadocia. Dinner and accommodation.
Note: If you want, you can book hot air balloon cappadocia to participate in the morning.
DAY 08 CAPPADOCIA (Monday)
Breakfast and visit of this fantastic region, for its fascinating and original landscape, formed by the lava thrown by erciyes and hasan volcanoes 3 million years ago. Visit the many monasteries and goreme chapels, excavated in the rocks and decorated with frescoes. Lunch. In the afternoon visit the underground city of ozkonak or derinkuyu built by Christian communities to protect themselves from Arab attacks. Visit a workshop of carpets and typical Cappadocia jewelry. Dinner and accommodation. (During your stay in capadocia you will have the possibility to participate in a folkloric dance show in a typical cave with unlimited regional drinks and take an optional hot air balloon excursion at sunrise).
DAY 09 CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL (Tuesday)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Istanbul. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 10 ISTANBUL (Wednesday)
Breakfast. Complete day. We will start our excursion from pierre loti, where we will contemplate the wonderful view of horn of gold. Next the visit of the new mosque, is one of the most relavantes of the city, stuck to the bazaar of spices, where spices brought from Egypt during the Ottoman era were sold. Later we will take the cruise through the Bosphorus (narrow that separates the continents of Asia and Europe), where you can see the beautiful Ottoman villas, the palaces of Dolmabahce, Ciragan and Beylerbeyi, the Rumeli Hisari fortress, etc. Accommodation.
DAY 11 ISTANBUL (Thursday)
Breakfast. Free day for personal activities. Accommodation.
DAY 12 DEPARTURE (Friday)
Breakfast and at the scheduled time transfer to the airport to take the flight back to your home country..