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OVERVIEW

Welcome to Greeks and Turks; the 7-day excursion of a lifetime that will open your eyes to greet brand new sights and culinary delights. This is of course, best spent with people with such vigorous celebration of life (as the name suggests). It is the cultural invigoration that you will never regret!

ITINERARY

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Arrive in Athens, the ancient city capital of the world that wears the legacy of great empires lost. Get acquainted with your fellow travellers and guide before heading straight to the hotel in Athens where you will spend the night. You will have the rest of the time to catch up on rest from your long flight or explore the city at your own pace.

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Explore Athens

Good morning Athens; breakfast will be served at the hotel to prepare you for the city tour that will commence after meeting the local guide. This starts at the Acropolis Archaeological Site which will cover Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike and a lot of other iconic sites. You will also take a panoramic drive to pass by The Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Opportunity for a photo stop at the very first Olympic Stadium of the Modern Era before going to the Panepistimiou Street and the Syntagma Square. Today, you might get a chance to watch the handing over ceremony of the local guards before turning in for the day at your hotel in Athens where you will spend the night.

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The Plaka
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Syntagma Square
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The Temple of Zeus

It’s your second morning in Athens; breakfast will be served at the hotel to prepare you for a full-day optional tour of Delphi. This starts by driving through the fertile plain of Beotia to cross the town of Thebes which is known mainly for its association with the tragedy of King Oedipus, Levadia and Arachova. The first thing you do when you arrive in Delphi is to see the centre of the Ancient World: "Omphalos" and traverse the slopes of Mount Parnassus to see the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. You will also visit the Treasury of the Athenians, Temple of Apollo and Museum to see before your eyes, the most exquisite ancient greek masterpieces like the Bronze Charioteer and Aghias. When you pass by Arachiova on your way back to Athens at the end of the day, you will have a short leisurely time to explore before turning in for the night in Athens.

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Delphi
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Delphi

Good morning travellers; On your third morning in Athens, breakfast will be served at the hotel to prepare you for the day ahead which could easily be a leisurely exploration of Athens unless you opted to join us for the 1-Day Cruise of Poros, Hydra and Aegina. This starts by boarding the transfer to Piraeus Port to see the three Saronic Islands with lunch on board starting at Poros whose charms are found in its forested areas and a quaint old town; Hydra is a chic town where you will find no cars but will be charmed by the well-preserved stone houses; Lastly, Aegina will captivate you with the ruins of the Byzantine Village and the ever-glorious Doric Temple. This is a once in a lifetime experience to have before you return to Athens where you will spend the night.

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Cruise of Poros, Hydra and Aegina
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Hydra Town
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Doric Temple

Greet your last day in Athens good morning with a hearty breakfast served at the hotel to prepare you to check out and board your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to the colourful Turkish capital, you will proceed to check in to the hotel and refresh yourself to prepare for the Evening Cruise with dinner that awaits at the shores of Bosphorus. The very place where you will see where the two continents of Europe and Asia separate as you enjoy live music among other cultural entertainment from local talents before going back to your hotel to spend your first night in Istanbul.

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Istanbul Sunset Skyline
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Evening Cruise

Breakfast will be served at the hotel when you greet your first morning in Istanbul. Today is specially reserved for you to explore Istanbul’s most iconic national landmarks starting with the Hagia Sophia Museum which is one like no other, it houses the rarest curations of Byzantine art on top of being most notable for having an architectural gift most acclaimed. This is just one of Istanbul’s venerable architectural feat and you’ll personally explore more of this when you are taken to the Byzantine hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Sultan’s Tombs. You will find such an awe-inspiring day in-store before heading back to your hotel in Istanbul where you will spend the night.

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Blue Mosque
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Byzantine Hippodrome
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Grand Bazaar

Good morning Istanbul, It’s your last day and your holiday is nearing its conclusion; Have a hearty breakfast served at the hotel before checking out and having the rest of the day at leisure to catch up on places you opt to see or last minute shopping for more souvenirs you wish to bring back home before you are taken to the airport where you will board your flight back to the UAE

Included Meals: Breakfast

DEPARTURE DATES

Departure date Adult Single Seats

*Note: Adult rate is applicable on a minimum of 2 or 3 adults sharing room together.
*Note: Please click (+) button to view Child Prices.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

All Transfers by Private Luxury Coach

6 Breakfasts

Return Economy Class Flight Ticket inclusive of meals and taxes

4* Hotel Accommodation

4N in Athens , 2N in Istanbul

Athens : Guided city tour of Athens ( Panoramic drive with Photo Stops ) , Entrance to Acropolis Archaeological site , * Option of full day Delphi tour inc Temple of Apollo and the Museum , *Option of 1 Day cruise to 3 Saronic islands Aegina-Poros-Hydra with Lunch

Istanbul : Evening Bosphorus Dinner Cruise , Full day tour to Hagia Sophia , Topkapi Palace ,Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar , Sultanahmet , * Option of half day Bosphorus Cruise covering Golden Horn, Pierre Loti Hill (Cable Car), Spice Bazaar and City Walls

All Taxes. NO HIDDEN COSTS

Travel Kit with special AFC Holiday Goodies

FREE Visa to Greece as part of the OFFER

Professional Pre-Tour-Brief for all guests

Complete Customer Journey and Quality Monitored Customer Service

Professional Local Tour Escort

OPTIONAL TOURS

Full Day Delphi Tour

SINGLE
AED 350
ADULT
AED 350
CHILD(6-11YRS)
AED 250
CHILD(2-5YRS)
AED 200

Day cruise to Aegina-Poros-Hydra with Lunch

SINGLE
AED 490
ADULT
AED 490
CHILD(6-11YRS)
AED 390
CHILD(2-5YRS)
AED 350

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

VISA INFORMATION

One recent photographs

Bank Statements

Copy of UAE residence visa

Copy of confirmed hotel reservation

Copy of confirmed round trip tickets

No objection letter on Companys letterhead and Official Stamp

Travel Insurance valid for the duration of stay in the Schengen area

The original and a copy of the passport of the applicant with a copy of the UAE residence visa and all previous Swiss or Schengen visas

Travel Checklist

MUST SEE

Parthenon

1st Olympic stadium

Blue Mosque

Topkapi Palace

MUST DO

Bosphorus Cruise

Delphi

Spice Bazaar

Pierre Loti Hill

MUST EAT

Greek Salad

Tomatokeftedes

Cay - Turkish Tea

Turkish delight

MUST BUY

Greek cheeses

Olive oil soap

Turkish carpets

Turkish Spices

Travel Tips

Carry sunscreen and sunglasses every day with you while you are travelling

Be on time as advised by the dedicated tour manager

Having a travel Insurance is very important!

Scan your passport/ identity card photos and save them in your mobile

Try learning a few words of the language of the country you are visiting

Always carry a photocopy of your itinerary with yourself

Self-educate yourself about the local customs of the country before you arrive. You obviously don't want to offend anyone while you travel!

Be kind, polite & Smile often! Being part of a group tour will definitely make it easier for you to make your new travel buddies.

Carry an extra pair of clothes when you are catching a flight in your handbag in case of any unexpected delays

Charge all your gadgets whenever you get time. A great tip - you'll find a USB charging port at the back of your hotel TV!

Try not to exchange your currency at the airport as you won't get the best exchange rate over there

Get earplugs and a sleep mask along with you! They can be very helpful when you are flying or especially during your inter-country commute via tour bus

Track your spending when you're on the trip! It can be tiresome but you'll always be well-informed about all your expenses and the remaining travel budget amount

As tipping is habitual in most of the countries, it's not polite to walk out of the restaurants without tipping anything. You can tip somewhere between 10 to 20 per cent of the total bill value

Let your bank know that you'll be travelling so your card is not blocked for sudden international usage

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