Are you a history aficionado? Then, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you go exploring in Turkey and Greece, where history blends seamlessly with myth. Exclusively meant for women, this amazing 10-day trip offers an insight into mystical Istanbul, once the heart of the Byzantine Empire. Walk through the very heart of the Greek Empire, Athens, and witness the pure majesty of monuments built in the far distant past like the Parthenon and Acropolis. Savour a heady wine from Santorini and unwind on the beaches in Mykonos. Be all the more rich for the memories of this unforgettable experience.
What is included in the tour
- Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges
- Meet & greet at arrival
- Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure
- Sightseeing in shared vehicle
- Parking and Toll tax
- A privately guided tour to Isantabul for two days for a duration of eight hours with an English speaking guide. Entrance fee is included
- All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
- Economy class tickets for the ferry ride from Santorini to Mykonos
- Ticket for Bosphorus Cruise
- Economy class tickets for the ferry ride from Mykonos to Athens
- Lunch during both the tours will at an Indian restaurant (Drinks are not included)
- All tours and transfers by Seat in Coach is included
What is NOT included in the tour
- Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
- All personal expenses
- Travel insurance
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
On arrival at Istanbul Airport, you will be received by TravelOcat representative who will assist you in getting transferred to the hotel in an A/C deluxe coach.
Day 2 - Istanbul - Sultanahmet Historical Sightseeing
Set off on a guided tour of the historical Sultanahmet area. Explore places like the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Hippodrome, Obelisk, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure. Stay overnight in Istanbul. Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
Day 3 - Istanbul - Bosphorus Cruise and Additional Sightseeing
In the morning, set off on another guided tour of Yerebatan Cistern, the largest of its kind that lies beneath the city. Later, visit the spice bazaar, Rustem Pasha Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace. In the evening, enjoy a cruise along the Bosphorus which includes a Turkish Night Show, dinner and free local alcoholic drinks. Stay overnight in Istanbul. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 4 - Departure on Flight from Istanbul to Santorini
After a delicious breakfast, proceed to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and board the international flight to Santorini, via Athens. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can check in and relax for the day. Stay overnight in Santorini. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 5 - Santorini Highlights Tour
Spend the morning at leisure and later, begin a 6-hour tour of the island. Visit Profitis Ilias Mountain and go on a walking tour of Megalochori, a traditional village. Explore the Akrotiri archaeological site of prehistoric Bronze Age settlements. Walk along Red Beach and capture beautiful photographs as memoirs. Head to Perivolos Black Beach with its variety of restaurants and have lunch. Learn about the wine-making process as you visit Santo Wines or Venetsanos Winery and relish the taste of Santorini's distinctive wines. Witness a spectacular sunset in Oia. Return to the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure. Stay overnight in Santorini. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 6 - Ferry cruise from Santorini to Mykonos
After a sumptuous breakfast, check out from the hotel and head to the port to catch a fast ferry cruise to Mykonos. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Mykonos. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 7 - Mykonos Island Tour
Today, strat off on a 4-hour tour of the island. Walk along the town of Chora and see its famous windmills and Petros the Pelican, the mascot of Mykonos. Get on a bus and go further inland; see fishermen and Kaiki, chapels and houses built in typical Cycladic style. Visit Ano Mera and stroll around the traditional square. You can also visit the monk at Ano Mera Monastery on your own. Later, head to Kalafatis Beach and unwind for a while. Behold fantastic views of Chora town and the neighbouring islands. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 8 - Ferry cruise from Mykonos to Athens
After a scrumptious breakfast, check out from the hotel and enjoy some free time before you depart to the port. Catch a fast ferry cruise for 5 hours to Athens. On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure and stay overnight in Athens. Meals: Breakfast.
Day 9 - Athens City Tour
Set out for a 5-hour tour of Athens. Drive past the House of Greek Parliament and the monument to the Unknown Soldier. Witness the changing of the guards and continue past National Garden and Zappeion Hall. Visit the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. From there, head to the Acropolis and climb the sacred hill to enjoy a spectacular view of the city below. Get detailed explanations of the various monuments in the Acropolis like the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaia and Nike Temple. From here, you can also view monuments like the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Observatory, Mars Hill, Philopappos and Pnyx Hill. Wind up your day with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. For the remainder of the day, you can go exploring on your own. A delicious dinner is arranged in Athens, along with a folklore show. Stay overnight in Athens. Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
Day 10 - Departure from Athens
You will be transferred to Athens International Airport in time to catch your flight for your return journey.