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EMPERORS & SULTANS

8 Days / 7 Nights
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Rome, Istanbul and Cappadocia

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What is included in this package

  • 3-night accommodation in Rome, hotel category 3* or 4*.
  • 3-night accommodation in Istanbul.
  • 1-night accommodation in Cappadocia in Cave hotels.
  • Excursion with an English-speaking guide in northern Cappadocia.
  • Full-day Istanbul city tour with lunch.
  • Entrances to the sites enlisted in the guided excursions.
  • Air tickets Istanbul-Cappadocia (15 kg + 8 kg).
  • Air tickets Cappadocia-Istanbul (15 kg + 8 kg).
  • Air ticket Rome-Istanbul (23 kg + 8 kg).
  • All necessary transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24-hour emergency phone line.
  • Daily breakfast.

Not included & Optionals

  • Combinable with our "Elliniko-Greek Islands Express" program.
  • Gratuities and personal expenses.
  • International air tickets.
  • Mandatory supplement for arrivals or departures from Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
  • Optional excursion in Step 1, to the Colosseum or Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
  • Municipal Hotel City Taxes to be paid directly at each hotel.
  • Possibility of starting this program in Istanbul, here.
  • Book additional nights in Rome, Cappadocia and/or Istanbul by clicking on "Customize your Program" or in step 1, at the time of your reservation.
  • Check our FAQs section for more information on hotel categories and properties.
  • 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: Emperors & Sultans

ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY
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ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY

Upon your arrival at the airport of the 'Eternal City', a member of our team will be waiting for you in one of our private vehicles to welcome you and transfer you comfortably and quickly to your hotel.

Rome was called the “Eternal City” by the ancient Romans because they believed that no matter what happened in the rest of the world, the city of Rome would always remain standing. Throughout the centuries the Italian capital reached the pinnacle of the historic, artistic, and cultural expression of the Western world and you will understand why this great city is proudly featured in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1980. 

The rest of the day will be free for you to relax, and if you wish, begin to enjoy Rome at your own pace.

Greca Tip: Remember that the best way to get around the narrow and pedestrian streets of the historic center of Rome is on foot.

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 ITALY! HELLO TURKEY!
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CIAO ITALY! HELLO TURKEY!

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

After your arrival in what was once called Byzantium (and later Constantinople), your English-speaking assistant will welcome you, inform you about all the details of your itinerary, answer your questions and give you a brief account of the city and its day to day life. The transfer to the hotel will be carried out in one of our private vehicles. At the hotel, your assistant will help you with the check-in and the rest of the day will be free for you to relax and start enjoying this majestic city.

Greca Tip: Check out the best gastronomic options with the help of your assistant.

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.

CAPADOCIA, CENTRAL ANATOLIA & ISTANBUL
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CAPADOCIA, 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 momento 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!
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SEE YOU SOON ISTANBUL!

You will enjoy your breakfast and, at the time indicated, we will transfer you to Istanbul airport to board your international flight.

From all of us at Greca, we wish you a safe journey and hope to see you again soon to create more wonderful moments that will be etched in your memory forever.

Have a nice trip! Or as the locals say: "Iyi yolculuklar!"

Greca Tip: If you think that your stay in Istanbul was too short, you can add additional nights at the time of your booking.

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