Essential Greece and Istanbul

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-38828
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Athens, Greece
  • Ends Istanbul, Turkey
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore Athens and enjoy the magnificent views of the world-famous Acropolis
  • Discover the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the Goddess Athena in Athens
  • Visit Delphi and see the ancient religious sanctuary dedicated to the God Apollo
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views as you drive from Delphi — Kalambaka — Meteora
  • See the beautiful monasteries situated on the pillars of the mountains in Meteora
  • Take a trip to Istanbul to visit the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia
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Start in Athens and end in Istanbul, the trip "Essential Greece And Istanbul" is a guided beach tour that takes 8 days. You will be traveling through Kalambaka, Istanbul and Athens in Greece and Turkey. "Essential Greece And Istanbul" is a group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Learn about ancient history and culture with this 9-day tour of Greece and Istanbul! Begin your journey in Athens, the legendary capital where you will discover world-famous sites such as the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis. Travel to Delphi, situated between the two towering rocks of Mount Parnassus. This fascinating city is a sacred place that Ancient Greeks considered to be the Center of the Earth. Next, you will drive to Kalambaka, as you take in the breathtaking views of the local Greek villages and towns. Discover the dramatic rock formations of Meteora along with the beautiful monasteries and local handicrafts. Make your way back to Athens, where you may go shopping, taste traditional Greek cuisine, or discover legendary monuments such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus or Hadrian's Arch. Travel to Istanbul to explore the heart of Türkiye where you will see some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, initially built over 1,500 years ago as a Christian Basilica. Shop for local products in the Spice Market before you end your tour of Greece and Istanbul!
  • Day 1: Athens Arrival
  • Day 2: Athens City Tour
  • Day 3: Athens — Delphi — Kalambaka
  • Day 4: Kalambaka — Meteora — Athens
  • Day 5: Athens
  • Day 6: Athens – Istanbul (flight)
  • Day 7: Istanbul City Tour
  • Day 8: Istanbul –
  • 07 nights accommodation on a Twin sharing basis at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 01 Special Dinner in Kalambaka
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All Transportation in a deluxe AC vehicle
  • Regional Flights Athens - Istanbul
  • Services of English-speaking local Guides during sightseeing
  • All Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All local and applicable taxes
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature, tips, and gratuities
  • Optional Tours
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • City Taxes in Greece– EUR 5 per room/per night: collected by hotels directly at reception on arrival
  • Items not mentioned as included
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Greece and Istanbul tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 10 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 July 2024, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

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Essential Greece and Istanbul tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Essential Greece and Istanbul tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted tours is 8. Minimum age on Safaris is 12. Minimum age for game drives in Kruger National Park (South Africa) is 12. Minimum age for Uganda programs is 15.Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.

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