10.05. – 22.05.2024     07.06 – 19.06.2024     08.09 – 20.09.2024     04.10 – 16.10.2024
3235€ per person
13 Days
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Unforgettable bouquet of ancient history

and modern impressions, created by the unique combination of antiquity and modernity of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey will leave you speechless.
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10.05. – 22.05.2024     07.06 – 19.06.2024     08.09 – 20.09.2024     04.10 – 16.10.2024

What's included

Europe , Istanbul , Turkey Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Return Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Price includes
  • A guided tour of important places
  • All meals included
  • Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Professionally guided tour
Price does not include
  • Beautifully illustrated souvenir map
  • Departure Taxes or Visa handling fees
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Increases in airfares or Government imposed taxes
  • International Air, unless expressly paid for
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Half tour (per person): 1800€ First child (0-12yrs): 1800€ Second child (0-12yrs): 1250€

In history, Istanbul, renowned as Constantinople or Byzantium, graces the Turkish landscape as the nation’s foremost hub of economics, culture, and heritage. Gracefully straddling the Bosphorus Strait that links Europe and Asia, this vibrant city boasts a populace exceeding 18 million, constituting an impressive 20% of Turkey’s total population. Istanbul is Europe’s most populous urban expanse and ranks as the 15th largest city globally.
Its inception dates back to the 7th century BC, when Greek settlers from Megara laid the foundations of Byzantium (Byzantion). In a remarkable turn of history, Emperor Constantine the Great, in the year 330, anointed the city as his imperial capital, christening it first as New Rome and later as Constantinople (Constantinopolis) in honor of his legacy. The city’s prominence flourished over time, expanding in scale and influence. Istanbul evolved into a nexus of the Silk Road, etching its name as one of humanity’s most pivotal and cherished urban centers.

Topkapi Sarayi

Nestled between the embrace of the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara, the Topkapi Sarayi, also known as the “Cannon Gate Palace,” stands as the quintessential Sultan’s residence, serving as the eminent administrative heart of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 to 1853. This architectural marvel commands breathtaking views of the Bosphorus, harmonizing nature’s beauty with human craftsmanship.
Topkapı Palace is an embodiment of Ottoman architectural finesse, a masterpiece graced with four central courtyards and an array of smaller structures. Adorned with a lavish tapestry of vibrant tiles, intricate gilding, and meticulous details, it exudes opulence in every corner.

Among its enchanting enclaves, the Harem stands out, once the realm where the sultan’s beloved wives resided, a testament to a more intimate history.
An eclectic treasury awaits discovery within its storied walls, housing an extensive collection that spans porcelain, regal robes, weaponry, shields, armor, Ottoman miniatures, manuscripts of Islamic calligraphy, and resplendent wall adornments.
With the transformational tides of time, the year 1923 saw the evolution of Topkapi Saray into a museum, signifying the closure of a chapter in the Ottoman Empire. The legacy’s significance was globally acknowledged in 1985 when UNESCO bestowed upon it the mantle of World Heritage, safeguarding its grandeur for generations to come.


Istanbul stands as a sprawling metropolis gracefully situated along the banks of the Bosphorus, a watery ribbon that elegantly divides the realms of Europe and Asia. In a remarkable feat of geography, it claims the distinction of being the globe’s sole city that spans two continents.
A journey into the heart of Istanbul’s captivating landscape continues by traversing the expanse of the Bosphorus Bridge, a symbolic transition into the Asian segment of the city. As you proceed, a brief pause unveils a mesmerizing vista – a panoramic spectacle that unfolds, framing the majestic Bosphorus Strait in all its splendor.

Nestled within Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district, the Dolmabahçe Palace, or Dolmabahçe Sarayı, graces the European edge of the Bosphorus. With its regal presence, it held the pivotal role of the Ottoman Empire’s primary administrative hub twice in its history, from 1856 to 1887 and later from 1909 to 1922.
A testament to luxury and vision, the palace’s creation was set into motion by Sultan Abdul Mejid I, the 31st Sultan of the empire. The culmination of this architectural marvel unfolded between 1843 and 1856. Prior to this, the Sultan and his kin resided in the embrace of the Topkapı Palace. Towering over its contemporaries, Dolmabahçe Palace is Turkey’s grandest palace, encompassing a vast expanse of 45,000 square meters. Within its walls, a symphony of 285 rooms, 46 majestic halls, 6 resplendent baths (hammams), and 68 lavatories tell tales of a bygone era.


Nestled in the embrace of Northern Greece, Kavala proudly claims its position as the second-largest city in the region. This bustling metropolis is a pivotal port city of significant repute within Thrace and Eastern Macedonia.
Perched along the picturesque shores of the Aegean Sea, Kavala boasts a unique allure defined by its distinctive stepped architecture. Here, homes seem to ascend the landscape harmoniously, forming a delightful mosaic stretching from the sea’s edge to the summit of the slope.

A remarkable juxtaposition unfolds, where lush greenery blankets the entire cityscape, creating an enchanting blend of nature and human habitation.
Embark on a captivating journey through Kavala’s Old Town, where time seems to whisper through ancient houses and narrow cobbled pathways, leading you toward the city’s crown jewel—the Kavala fortress. This historic citadel stands as the pinnacle attraction, casting its watchful gaze from virtually every corner of the urban tapestry.

Fortress’s ramparts

Awe-inspiring vistas await atop the fortress’s ramparts, offering an expansive panorama that embraces the entire cityscape, the shimmering Aegean Sea, and the beguiling Thassos island.   Echoes of time reverberate here, as this fortress has witnessed the ebb and flow of history under both Byzantine and Ottoman rule. Its origins date back to the 12th century when it was meticulously erected upon the remnants of a Byzantine acropolis. Crafted from the relentless embrace of granite stone, marble, and steadfast bricks, this fortress is a testament to architectural ingenuity and enduring strength.

  • Your passage guides you past the sentinel of the central round tower, an emblem of past defenses. En route, the Camares Aqueduct gracefully spans, resembling a bridge connecting history’s dots. Its stature, a towering 28 meters, spans 280 meters in length, flanked by purification tanks on each flank. This awe-inspiring marvel was created during the illustrious reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, leaving an indelible mark from the 15th century.
    Among the city’s cherished landmarks, the House of Mohammed Ali Pasha is in the Old Town’s embrace. A dwelling with historical resonance, it echoes the legacy of Kavala’s son, Mohammed Ali Pasha, the visionary considered the architect of modern Egypt. The dynasty he established persevered until 1952, leaving an indelible imprint on history’s canvas.
The Archaeological Museum of Kavala

The Archaeological Museum of Kavala stands as a jewel in Greece’s cultural crown, a repository of immense significance that showcases artifacts spanning across the entirety of the Kavala regional unit. With a rich collection encompassing Neapolis, the ancient city of Kavala, Amphipolis, and other enclaves of Eastern Macedonia, this museum stands as a testament to the vibrant tapestry of history.
Having opened its doors in 1934, this establishment has embraced its present abode since 1964, becoming a sanctuary for historical treasures.

As you step within, the ground floor unfolds a tableau of antiquities hailing from ancient Amphipolis, weaving tales of a bygone era.
Ascending to the first floor, a diverse array of exhibits awaits, transporting you to places like Galepos, Oissime, Topyros, Abdera, Mesambria, and Tragylos, each contributing its distinct narrative to the broader tapestry of the region.
Beyond the museum’s confines, the courtyard and atrium blossom into a history mosaic. Here, funerary walls adorned with reliefs and inscriptions stand as silent witnesses to a past now preserved in stone. Architectural remnants from the expanse of Eastern Macedonia, tracing their roots to the Roman era, grace this open space, a tribute to the craftsmanship and culture of yesteryears.


Thessaloniki proudly claims its place as Greece’s second-largest city, following in the footsteps of the capital, Athens. It stands as the cherished capital of the geographic expanse known as Macedonia while also serving as the administrative heart of Central Macedonia. Nestled 502 kilometers away from Athens, this city emanates a captivating allure that has earned it a coveted spot on UNESCO’s roster of World Cultural Heritage sites.
Enveloped in historical significance, Thessaloniki wears another mantle as the spiritual nucleus of the Thessaloniki Diocese within the Greek Orthodox Church. Echoes of devotion reverberate through its streets, adding a spiritual dimension to its multifaceted identity.
The very name of this city finds its roots in history’s embrace. “Thessalonica,” harkening back to the past, was the name bestowed upon it in homage to Thessalonica, the spouse of the Macedonian ruler Cassander and a half-sister to the illustrious Alexander III of Macedon. Translating to “Thessalian victory,” this name was a tribute to her father, Philip II of Macedon’s triumphant feat at the Battle of the Crocus Field. In this rich tapestry of heritage, Thessaloniki’s name is a testament to the intertwining threads of history and noble lineage.

Greece, Thessaloniki, White Tower, Гърция, Солун, Бялата кула
Greece, Thessaloniki, Arch of Galerius, Гърция, Солун, Арката на Галериус

Meteora is a large monastery complex in northern Thessaly, Greece, one of the ten wonders of the world. includes 9 preserved monasteries, of which 6 are active, built on the tops of hard-to-reach high rocks, resembling stone pillars. They rise into the sky at a height of 400 meters. The monastery complex arose in the 10th century and has existed since then without interruption of the monastic tradition. In 1988, Meteora was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Sandanski is a city in Southwestern Bulgaria. The Thracians founded the settlement with the name Medius; later the Roman settlement on the site of today’s town was called Dezudava, and in the Middle Ages the Bulgarians called it Saint Vrach. It is believed that Spartacus of the Thracian tribe Medes was born and lived in the Sandanski region. The Spartacus monument is one of the symbols of the city. Sandanski is a famous spa resort known for its mineral healing springs and air.

Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery – the biggest Monastery in Bulgaria. It was founded by the most respected Bulgarian saint-anchorite Ivan Rilski (876-946). It was built at is present location in the 14 century, and at first just a defensive tower was constructed (1335) – a remarkable work of medieval Bulgarian architecture. The following and most important stage of building was 1816-1870, when the biggest Bulgarian monastery was built, as can be seen today, with funds raised from all Bulgarians. With regards to architecture it resembles the Aton monasteries the most – like a medieval castle with tall wall and small narrow windows made of stone. The main monastery temple was built in 1837, the wall paintings decoration is from 1844-48, created by prominent painters from the time of the national Renaissance. The museum exhibition is one of the richest and most valuable collections on the Balkans. The Monastery has the UNESCO status of an international cultural monument.

Rila Monastery - church
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Rila Monastery - arcs
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Tour BG - Greece -Plovdiv1
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Plovdiv - Old city2
Plovdiv - Old city1

The Bulgarian town of Plovdiv is situated along the two banks of the river Maritza with its slow water, and also on a number of picturesque hills (called ‘tepe’ by the local people) that are part of the town’s charm and beauty.
Plovdiv is located in the Southern/Central part of Bulgaria. Being the second largest city in the country, it has a population of 350’000. There is a kind of magic in Plovdiv in all seasons. Remains of ancient, mediaeval, revival and modern culture coexist and are interwoven into the unobtrusive, irresistible and eternal beauty of this city. They do not stand in each other’s way; they complement and enrich each other to make Plovdiv a synonym of Bulgarian history and a genuine world city.


Sofia is the capital and the largest city of Bulgaria and the only one with a population of more then 1 million people in the country It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha and approximately at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula. As one of the oldest cities not only in Bulgaria and the entire Balkan Peninsula, Sofia offer a number of notable culture and historical monuments.

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Edirne (called Adrianople in the historical context) is a city in the Turkish part of Thrace, near the borders with Bulgaria and Greece. Edirne was founded on the site of an ancient Thracian settlement called Uskudama. In 127, on the site of the Thracian settlement, the Roman emperor Hadrian founded a city and gave it his name – Adrianopolis, in Greek “Hadrian’s city”. The city was the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1369 to 1453. Edirne is an administrative center and has the reputation of an excellent university center. All the main streets in Edirne start from the central square, surrounded by three imperial mosques – Selimiye, Uç Şerefeli, and the old Talat Pasha Boulevard mosque.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
Day 1


  • Landing in Istanbul.
  • Pick up at the airport by a local tour guide who speaks English.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Accommodation.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 2


  • Breakfast.
  • A sightseeing tour of the European part of Istanbul, starting with a visit to Istanbul's most famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople, home to the Egyptian Obelisk and the Serpent Column. Visit to St. Sofia and the Topkapi Sultan Palace.
  • Lunch.
  • Crossing the Bosphorus Bridge in the Asian part and a short pause at a place from which an amazing panorama of the Bosphorus strait opens
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
    Option: Dinner at the Gar restaurant with a folk music program
Day 3


  • Breakfast.
  • Visit to the Dolmabahçe Sultan's Palace.Istiklal Walking Tour - Taksim Square
  • Lunch.
  • A trip on the Bosphorus.
  • Visit to the Egyptian Market and Kapalacharshi.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 4


  • Breakfast.
  • Departure to Kavala, Greece.
  • Lunch on the way
  • Crossing the border between Turkey and Greece.
  • Arrival in Kavala in the afternoon.
  • Accommodation at the hotel.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 5


  • Breakfast.
  • The tour of the Old Town can also be done this morning /depending on the tour guide/.
  • Visit to the Archaeological Museum and the Tobacco Museum, if desired, and to the Wax
  • Museum.
  • Lunch.
  • Departure to Thessaloniki.
  • Arrival in Thessaloniki.
  • Accommodation at the hotel.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 6


  • Breakfast.
  • Tour of Thessaloniki - the White Tower, the Rotunda, the Arch of Triumph, St. Dimitar,
  • Archaeological Museum.
  • Lunch.
  • Continuation of the tour of Thessaloniki - walk in the old city of Ano Poli, Agora -
  • Trigonion, Heptapyrgion, Vlatad.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 7


  • Breakfast.
  • Departure for Vergina /Thessalonica - Vergina 80 km/.
  • Arrival in Vergina.
  • Visiting the Royal Tombs.
  • Lunch /Maybe a dry package from the hotel/
  • Departure for the Pieria area - around the town of Katerini.
  • Arrival.
  • Accommodation at the hotel.
  • Free time.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight /in Katerini or the surrounding area/.
Day 8


  • Breakfast.
  • Depart for Meteora /Meteora – Katerini – 180 km/about 4 hours
  • Arrival and viewing of Meteora /visiting a monastery/.
  • Lunch.
  • Departure for Sandanski - Bulgaria. /Meteora – Sandanski /380 km, about 6 hours /
  • Crossing the border between Greece and Bulgaria.
  • Arrival in Sandanski.
  • Accommodation at the hotel.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 9


  • Breakfast.
  • Walking tour in Sandanski. /Visit to the Episcopal Basilica, the fountain/
  • Departure for Rila Monastery.
  • Lunch of fresh trout in a local restaurant, near the monastery.
  • Visit to the Rila Monastery.
  • Departure for Sofia - the capital of Bulgaria.
  • Arrival in Sofia.
  • Hotel accommodation.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 10

SOFIA - PLOVDIV - 160 km

  • Breakfast.
  • Walking tour of the historical center of the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia.
    Al.nevsky Memorial Temple, Russian Church "St. Nikolay", Parliament, Al. Batenberg Square, St. Sofia, St. George Rotunda, St. Nedelya Square.
  • Lunch.
  • Departure for Plovdiv.
  • Arrival in Plovdiv - the second largest city in Bulgaria.
  • Walking tour of the old town. /the tour can be done or continued the next morning/.
  • Visit to the Roman Stadium, the Amphitheater, c. St. Constantine and Elena,
  • Ethnographic Museum.
  • Accommodation at the hotel.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 11


  • Breakfast.
  • Continuation of the tour of Plovdiv /at the discretion of the tour guide/.
  • Lunch.
  • Departure to Edirne, Turkey.
  • Crossing the border between Bulgaria and Turkey.
  • Arrival in Edirne.
  • Accommodation at the hotel.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 12


  • Breakfast.
  • Walk in Edirne. / at the discretion of the tour guide/
  • Lunch.
  • Departure for Istanbul.
  • Arrival in Istanbul.
  • Free time.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight stay.
Day 13


  • Breakfast.
  • Free time, depending of the time of departure
  • Transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport.

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