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SULTANS & EMPERORS

8 Days / 7 Nights
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Istanbul, Cappadocia and Rome

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From USD 1,239.85

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What is included in this package

  • 3-night accommodation in Istanbul, according to the desired hotel category.
  • 3-night accommodation in Rome, hotel category 3* or 4*.
  • 1-night accommodation in Cappadocia in Cave hotels.
  • Full-day Istanbul city tour with lunch.
  • Excursion with an English-speaking guide in northern Cappadocia.
  • Entrance tickets to the sites visited during the guided excursions.
  • Air tickets Istanbul-Cappadocia.
  • Air tickets Cappadocia-Istanbul.
  • Air ticket Istanbul-Rome.
  • All necessary transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24-hour emergency phone line.
  • Daily breakfast.

Not included & Optionals

  • Hotel taxes in Rome, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Drinks during meals.
  • International air tickets.
  • Book additional nights in Istanbul and/ or Cappadocia by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1, at the time of your reservation.
  • Mandatory supplement for arrivals or departures from Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
  • Possibility of starting this program in Rome, here.
  • Click on the FAQs for more information on hotels and rates.
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

IMPORTANT: Please note that the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is closed on Sundays.

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Package Tour Itinerary: Sultans & Emperors

ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL
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ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL

After your arrival in the city that was once Byzantium (and later Constantinople), your English-speaking assistant will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in one of our private vehicles.  He will help you with the check-in, inform you about all the details of your trip, offer a brief presentation of the city and its day to day life and answer your questions. The rest of the day will be free for you to relax and start enjoying this stunning city.

Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show or enjoy an hour's pampering at the Hamam Cimberlitas.

Greca Tip: You can also head to Ortaköy, the area for upmarket chic, where you will find a strip of stands serving kumpir, Turkey's answer to the jacket potato. Pick your spud and toppings and savor the seaside views while you eat on your feet.

FULL DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR
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FULL DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR

After your breakfast, at the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel, or the nearest pick-up point, to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia Sophia, Constantinople Racecourse, The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores.

At the end of the visit, you may linger some more in the old city, enjoying the amazing atmosphere, and finally you will make your own way to your hotel.

Greca Tip: Visit Camilca Hill on the Asian side of Istanbul and enjoy a panoramic view of the city, the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.

FROM ISTANBUL TO THE MAGICAL CAPPADOCIA
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FROM ISTANBUL TO THE MAGICAL CAPPADOCIA

In the morning, after a nutritious breakfast at your hotel, you will have free time to immerse yourself in the fantastic atmosphere of the city of Istanbul.

In the afternoon you will start your trip to the magical and amazing region of Cappadocia. Cappadocia is unique for its incredible landscape and history. You will arrive at your hotel, check in and enjoy a lovely dinner.

Greca Tip: Consult with your guide about joining in a hot air balloon tour and gently drift over the magnificent valleys of Cappadocia.

CAPPADOCIA, CENTRAL ANATOLIA & ISTANBUL
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CAPPADOCIA, CENTRAL ANATOLIA & ISTANBUL

After a filling breakfast, you will dedicate the whole of this day to this wonderful region.

Starting with the Göreme Valley and its open-air museum, you will visit the churches, chapels, and monasteries, with their ancient frescoes painted on the walls. You will continue to the town of Avanos, known for its pottery-making tradition, an art that dates back to the Hittite period.  Here you will marvel at the use of red clay coming from Kizilirmak, the longest river in Turkey, and taste the delicious Turkish tea.

Later, you will cross the Pasabag valley or "Valley of the Monks", because of the many monk refuges carved into the soft rock, and you will be amazed at the spectacular cone topped rock pillars known as Fairy Chimneys. The tour will continue through the valley of Devrent or "Imaginary Valley" full of unique rock formations, many of which are said to resemble animal shapes. You will also visit the Göreme Panorama, a panoramic viewpoint with fantastic views of the city of Göreme. Finally you will visit the city of Urgüp, famous for its wine production, its fertile vineyards and apricot gardens, where you can take some incredible photos as a memento of your time here.

Late in the afternoon, you will return to Istanbul for your overnight stay.

Greca Tip: If it was not possible to go on a balloon ride on your first day, don't miss out on the opportunity to do it today at sunrise (check with your guide).

SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL! HELLO ROME!
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SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL! HELLO ROME!

After breakfast and at the time indicated, we will transfer you to Istanbul airport for your flight to Rome.

Upon your arrival in the eternal city, one of our representatives will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you comfortably and quickly to the hotel. Arrival at the hotel and check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and start enjoying Rome at your own pace.

Greca Tip: No matter the season, it is a good idea to bring clothes for layering as it can cool down considerably at night.

DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO
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DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO

After a refreshing breakfast, you will have free time to explore the Eternal City at your own pace. You can choose from thousands of options: walking, visiting monuments, shopping or tasting the local gastronomy and from a wide selection pasta, vegetable, meat and fish dishes. 

Rome is the geographical heart of the Catholic religion and the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural assets in the world. In 1980, together with the extraterritorial properties of the Holy See found in the city and the Saint Paul's Outside the Walls, Rome was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Greca Tip: Optionally, you can choose to visit the Colosseum in the morning or in the afternoon. Select it at Step 1 of your reservation. 

FREE DAY IN ROME, THE ETERNAL CITY
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FREE DAY IN ROME, THE ETERNAL CITY

In the morning you will enjoy a delicious breakfast and then have the rest of the day free to appreciate and delight in the beauty of this wonderful city.

The essential monuments like the Colosseum, the Forum as well as a walk through the center of the squares dominated by the signature fountains are highly recommended. Later in the evening you will enjoy dinner on your own and have a rejuvenating rest at your hotel.

Greca Tip: For your dinner we recommend that you head to one of the trattorias of the Trastevere neighborhood, where you can enjoy a rich Italian fish dish and a glass of the house white wine.

 CIAO ROMA - FAREWELL ITALY!
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CIAO ROMA - FAREWELL ITALY!

After enjoying your breakfast, and at the time indicated, you will be transferred to Rome airport to board your flight back home or to your next destination.

After spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create more wonderful moments that will remain in your memory forever!

Have a nice trip! Or as the locals say: "Buon Viaggio!"

Greca Tip: You can extend your stay in Rome, at Step 1 of your reservation.

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