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Abril 2021 / Novembro 2021

Cidades para visitar: Atenas; Corinto; Miceno; Tripoli; Olimpia; Patras; Nafplion; Epidaurus; Egina; Ferry-Atenas-Rodes; Rhodes; Marmaris; Dalyan, Aegean Region; Antalia; Aspendos; Side; Karaman; Nigde; Cappadocia; Hacibecktas; Ankara; Safranbolu; Gokgol Magarasi; Eregli (Konya); Eydinpinar; Istambul

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Introdução

Caro viajante: Obrigado por nos escolher para realizar este passeio!Esperamos que você aproveite a sua viagem.

Aqui damos-lhe uma orientação em sua turnê com as informações que acreditamos que pode ser de seu interesse.A informação é indicativa, podem existir variações em horas designadas.

TRANSFER do aeroporto, se você tiver incluído ou compra. Nossa transferência vai ser esperando por você com um cartaz em nome de Europamundo ou seu nome para a saída do costume (após a coleta de sua bagagem).

Lembre-se de informar-nos por telefone, se você perdeu seu voo de conexão ou esperado atraso de sua chegada, em sua figura VOUCHER o telefone da transferência.

IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.

Dia
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:   Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!!.   On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel.  You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area. 

IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:   The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    
Distance covered:  285 km.
 
Countryside:  Pretty Mediterranean scenery of hills and mountains on the Peloponnese Peninsula.     
NB:  Wear comfortable footwear to visit Mistra. We also suggest sun protection and a bottle of water in the warmer months. 

With a  local guide, we visit OLYMPIA  where you can see the archaeological complex (tour with a local guide included, tickets to the complex not included) which was the cradle of the Olympic Games in antiquity.  We will see the Sanctuary of Zeus. After the visit there will be free time for you to visit the museum at your own pace if you like.  

11:30 hrs - Olympia –Departure-. Mountain scenery, some picturesque villages on our way. 
14.00 hrs - MISTRA  –Arrival-. Time for lunch and to see this ancient Byzantine city that was abandoned in the nineteenth century. Its ruins are impressive, and particularly noteworthy are the Byzantine frescoes in its monasteries. We are very close to the ancient Greek city of Sparta. 

16.30 hrs - Mistra –Departure-. We continue our route through the Peloponnese, travelling to the shores of the Aegean Sea. 
18.15 hrs - NAUPLIA,  a charming coastal town overlooked by the citadel and Venetian fortress; time for a stroll and  dinner included.
Distance covered by road: 85 km 
Countryside:  Today we do most of the route by boat as it is dominated by the Aegean Sea. 
Notes:  The bus will not travel with us on our trips made by boat (we will meet it again on arrival in Athens). Do not forget to take your documentation with you and everything you might need during the day. 
The timetables of the ferries connecting the Greek islands change a lot depending on the time of year, and will be announced very shortly beforehand. The timetable information given here is intended as a rough guide. The boat frequencies between Poros and Aegina are very limited. In the low season, the island of Aegina may be substituted by Hydra.  

08:30 hrs –Nauplia - Departure-.
09.00hrs - EPIDAURUS,  where there will be time to see its ancient theatre built 2400 years ago; it is magnificently preserved and is still used today, accommodating up to 14,000 people. 

10:30 hrs - Epidaurus –Departure-. 
11:15 hrs - Galatas –  Arrival this small port, where we can see the island of Poros in front. We board a pleasant ferry which in fifteen minutes leaves us on the  island of POROS . Time in this charming place full of tourist life; its ancient houses climb up to the clock tower. Time for a stroll and for lunch. After this (on a variable timetable depending on the time of year, a crossing of approximately 45 minutes) we take the  ferry to AEGINA , an island inhabited for more than 4000 years, where we can stroll around its ancient churches, its picturesque port and its typical districts of small houses. 

At around 18.00hrs, we take the ferry once more, which takes around 45 minutes to return us to  ATHENS  –Arrival in the Piraeus, where our bus is waiting – collection of luggage and end of the services if you end your trip here.
today´s highlights: city tour in athens. night ferry-boat to rodhes. 
we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide which includes the presidential palace, the panathinaikos stadium (where the first modern olympic games were held), the national library, the bustling central squares and the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 olympic games. the tour will end at the acropolis site (entry not included). at night we will transfer to the port of pireo and embark on the night ferry, which has similar conditions to those of cruise ships, double berth accommodation. night on board.

today’s highlights: city tour of rodhes- ferry to marmaris (turkey). dinner included. 

arrival in rhodes first thing in the morning. we start with a city tour of this incredible walled city and the old quarter, which bears the imprints of the different cultures that shaped it (greek, roman, byzantine, knights of saint john, ottoman, italian..). in the afternoon, around 16:00h, we will embark on the express ferry to turkey, the journey will last about an hour. marmaris, beautiful coastal touristic enclave with a castle, marina and fountains. accommodation in the region of marmaris. dinner included

important notice: the timetable for the ferry between rhodes and marmaris is frequently modified and doesn’t operate every day (except in the summer months), this part of the trip’s itinerary may have to be modified accordingly. 

Distance covered:  335 km 
Scenery:   Coastal sections and sections between high mountains. Contrasts.  
NOTE: Have swimwear to hand if you want to enjoy the spa waters or the mud bath. We also recommend taking a change of clothes and having a towel to hand.    

08.00 hrs.- Marmaris - Departure -. 
09.30 hrs.- DALYAN - Arrival -. An incredible place beside a beautiful navigable river. We include a boat trip of around two and a half hours to see the LYCIAN ROYAL TOMBS , and we will continue in the boat to a large lake where we will stop at the spa waters, where you can take a dip in the warm waters or have a mud bath! (very basic facilities aimed at the local population). Time for a meal in one of the numerous restaurants by the river in Dalyan.    

13.30 hrs.- Dalyan - Departure -. We go on our way. Mountain scenery.  
17.15 hrs.- ANTALYA - Arrival -. We will make a brief visit of this great coastal city of more than a million inhabitants, the Adrian door, the Ottoman district and its large waterfall falling straight into the sea. Dinner and accommodation.
Distance covered:  530 km  
Scenery:  Spectacular contrasts; countryside overlooking the sea. High mountains often with snowy peaks; arid lands of Anatolia. 
Note:  The Ottoman mansion of Tartan Evi may sometimes be closed (out of season or due to local holidays). If it were unavailable for a visit, a visit would be made to a mansion of similar characteristics in Cappadocia.         

08.00 hrs.-Antalya - Departure -.  
09.00 hrs.- ASPENDOS - Arrival - we visit the Roman theatre that many believe to be the best preserved in the world.   

09.45 hrs.-Aspendos - Departure -. 
10.30 hrs.- SIDE - Arrival -. A small, very tourist city, full of commercial life. You will have free time. Its Greek temple of Apollo by the sea stands out. Time for a stroll around its port and through its streets full of life.   

12.30 hrs.- Side - Departure -. Amidst impressive scenery, we cross the Taurus mountains. The peaks, of more than 3500 metres, are covered with snow for a large part of the year. We stop for a meal along the way in a pretty service area in the mountains. 
17.00 hrs.- KARAMAN - Arrival -. A city with an oriental atmosphere. We visit TARTAN EVI , an ancient Ottoman mansion.   

18.00 hrs.- Karaman - Departure -. Great arid plains along the route in the south of Anatolia. 20.15 hrs.- NIGDE - Arrival -. We suggest a stroll around its bazaar, its ancient mosque and its fortress. Dinner and accommodation.
Distance covered:  120 km  
Scenery: Scenery of spectacular forms and shapes;  picturesque villages. 
Note:   We recommend comfortable footwear for today’s visits.   

09.00 hrs.- Nigde - Departure -. We spend the whole day in the region of Cappadocia. In the outskirts of Nigde, we first visit GUMUSLER, an incredible 7th-century underground monastery with maybe the best Byzantine frescoes of Turkey. We go on to KAYMACLI . You will see this impressive underground city in Cappadocia. Its tunnels and catacombs can house up to thirty thousand people. After this we visit  UCHISAR  – A stroll in this village of Cappadocia; you can see its 60-metre rock full of houses in dugout caves. Time for lunch. We then leave for the GOREME VALLEY. We include tickets  to see the fantastic open-air museum that houses more than 30 churches dug out of the rocks, some with very beautiful frescoes.  

AVANOS, dinner and accommodation in this pleasant city, the tourist centre of the region. In the evening, after dinner, we suggest going to the “Turkish night” show (optional).
Total distance covered: 470 km.
  
Scenery:   Forests, valleys, mountains, landscapes on the Black Sea; A rainy and green region different from what you probably have in your mind when you think of Turkey.

08.00 hrs.- Safranbolu. Departure. Today, the leg of our trip follows the Black Sea and its verdant landscapes. 

10.00 hrs.- In  GOKGOL MAGARASI  we provide entry tickets to this magnificent cave with its underground river and its multiple colours. 

11.00hrs.- Gokgol. Departure. Our road goes towards the sea.
12.00 hrs.-  EREGLI,  Arrival. Next to the Black Sea, we set aside time to have lunch. We also include a visit to its impressive  Cehennemagzi Magarasi caves and tombs  that are overflowing with mythology. 

15.00 hrs.- Eregli. Departure.
16.00hrs.- EYDINPINAR.  On our way back to Istanbul, we stop to relax at EYDINPINAR, with a walk between its green paths to the waterfalls! 

17.30 hrs.- Eydinpinar departure. We travel on the highway towards Istanbul. Passing the suspension bridge that separates Asia from Europe.
20.30 hrs.-  Arrival in  ISTANBUL  at the end of the day. 
Istambul – Pela manhã às 09.00 iniciamos visita panorâmica da cidade de aproximadamente  dois horas de duração pelas muralhas, o corno de ouro, o bairro de pescadores, Taksim, rodeamos o  Palácio Topkapi e admiraremos o exterior de Santa Sofía. Nos encontramos numa cidade  construida sobre dois continentes.
Incluiremos na  visita o teleférico até o mirador de Pierre Loti, tempo na agradável área superior, admiraremos a vista e podemos tomar um café em algum dos seus terraços.
Tempo livre. 

Recomenda-se um passeio opcional com entrada e almoço ao palácio Topkapi (em caso de coincidir com terça-feira e devido ao encerramento do Palácio este día, a opcional será oferecida na quarta-feira).
 
19.30hrs- No final da tarde daremos um translado ao bairro de Taksim , a zona mais comercial e com mais vida local da cidade. Tempo para o jantar em um dos seus muitos restaurantes, também pode tomar o antigo bonde que atravessa a área ou se aproximar da Torre Galata. Retorno ao hotel sobre às 22 horas.
Hoje incluimos um passeio em barco pelo Bosforo de umas dois horas.  Efetuaremos em barco privado para os viajantes de Europamundo. O Bósforo é um estreito que conecta o Mar Negro com o Mar de Mármara separando Estambul em dois partes: a europeia e a asiática.  Desfrutaremos vendo a animação do estrecho com todos seus barcos, passaremos sob  as duas pontes que unem Europa e Asia e admiraremos  os palácios dos sultões, as típicas casas de madeira, as vilas otomanas.
Resto do día livre. Compras  pelo  Grande Bazar; visitar Santa Sofia; … múltiples opcionais nesta grande capital.
Após o café da manha, fim de nossos serviços.

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