Organized trip to Istanbul
340€ / per person
This Easter, enjoy an unforgettable organized trip to Istanbul!
4 Days / 3 Nights – Departure date: 26/04/2019.
The organized trip to Istanbul includes:
- Economy class airport tickets
- Transfer to/from the airport
- 3 nights with breakfast at the hotel of your choice
- 3 meals or dinners
- Boat tickets for Prigiponisa
- Excursions as in the program
- Greek-speaking tour guide
The package does not include:
- Museum tickets
- What is refered as optional or proposed
- Airport fees of 135 €
- PC1192 Athens-Istanbul 09:55 – 11:15
- PC1193 Istanbul-Athens 16:30 – 18:00
4 Days / 3 Nights
Departure TimeApproximately 9.55AM
Return TimeApproximately 18.00PM
Included5 Star AccommodationBreakfastCruiseLunchPersonal Guide
Not Included4 Star AccommodationAirport TransferGallery TicketHalfboard
1st day: Athens-Istanbul
Departure from El. Venizelos. Arrival in Istanbul (Asian side) and meeting with our local Greek speaking companion / guide. Taking the coastal road, a stunning journey unfolds in front of our eyes. It is the ideal time for a bus tour to Baghdad road and then for strolling at the picturesque narrow streets of Kantikioi, Ancient Chalkidona, the market of spices and traditional products of thousand colors. Immediately afterwards we will board in the boat to visit the European side of Istanbul, and the port of Kabatas, crossing the two continents from Asia to Europe!!! Optional Bosphorus Cruise with Private Boat. COST 20 EURO. Meal at a local restaurant, transfer to the hotel. You can watch the Epitaph in the Holy Trinity in Taxim. Overnight.
2nd day: Istanbul (Tour)
Breakfast and departure for sightseeing in the city's most important attractions. We will start from the sultan palace of Topkapi on the peninsula that the ancient colony of Byzantium was founded. Immediately after that follows a visit to the largest monument of Hellenism and Christianity, Hagia Sophia. We will then visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, the legendary Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet) and Justinian's Royal Stern. Meal at a local restaurant and visit to the magnificent Covered Market (Kapali Tsarsi) with the 5,000 shops ideal for shopping. Back to the hotel. In the evening we will attend the Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection .. in the Holy Trinity or in the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
3rd day: Istanbul - Prince's islands
After breakfast, visit to the Dolma Bahtse Palace. Right after Kabatas we will board on a boat to visit the Prince's islands. Visit to Prigkipos. Meal at a beachfront restaurant and an optional ride on the traditional wagons around the island. Afterwards we will go to Chalki to visit the famous Theological School and the Holy Monastery of Agia Triada on the hill of Hope. Return to the city. In the evening we recommend a traditional night club with live orchestra and tradition belly dancing (oriental). COST 35 EURO. Overnight.
4rth day: Istanbul-Athens
Breakfast and visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Phanar, the Virgin Mary of Blacherna, the Monastery of Chora with the famous mosaics, Balukli (Zoodohos Pigi Monastery), which is linked to the legends about the half-fried fish and the fall of the city. Then we will be transferred to the airport for our return flight to Athens.