Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Drive to the volcanic islands of the caldera on Santorini. Swim in hot springs, admire the views from an active volcano and explore the typical villages of Thirassia and Oia.

Experience

Highlights

Look into the crater of an active volcano
Swim in volcanic hot springs
Explore the city of Thirassia on your own
Experience a spectacular sunset in Oia

Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Full description

Sail from the port of Athinios to small islands with volcanoes, hot springs and traditional villages.

Stop in Nea Kameni and take the path to the crater of the active volcano. Enjoy free time to explore the island. Next, drive to Palea Kameni and swim in the hot springs.

Return to the boat and sail to Thirassia, where you will have time to explore the area. Visit Manolas, which can be reached via a spiral staircase or donkey.

It is possible to extend the tour in Oia to admire the panoramic views and a spectacular sunset. Depending on the option chosen, the duration of the tour is 6 or 10 hours. If this option is selected, you will be transferred to Oia at the end of the boat trip. Please meet your bus at the meeting point 15 minutes after sunset.

Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Includes

  • Roundtrip transfer by bus from your hotel
  • Audio commentary on the boat
  • Stop at the volcano, the hot springs and the island of Thirassia
  • Bar on the boat
  • Option for leisure and sunset in the village of Oia

What is not included?

  • Entrance to the volcano
  • Having lunch
  • Personal expenses

Source: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Cruise the Bosphorus and enjoy a unique view of Istanbul during a 4-hour tour. At the Bogazici Bridge, admire the traditional architecture of the city and the modern suspension bridge that connects Europe with Asia. Dance to DJ music and enjoy a menu of hot and cold dishes.

Experience

Highlights

Drive on the Bosporus between Asia and Europe
Enjoy a menu of hot and cold dishes
Watch a performance of folk dance and music from Romany and Anatolia
Watch a henna demonstration
Get a privileged view of Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace and Bogazici Bridge
Enjoy unlimited local drinks and free wine, beer or spirits

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Full description

After leaving your hotel, hop on an unforgettable boat trip on the Bosphorus, the bridge between Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mix of past and present, splendor and simple beauty. As you drive through, you pass the magnificent Dolmabahçe Palace and the Çırağan Palace, which was renovated in 1874 by Sultan Abdulaziz and has now been restored as a Grand Hotel. Dwarfing Istanbul’s traditional architecture is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, the Boğaziçi Bridge, which links Europe and Asia.

Tour program
Welcome cocktail on deck
D.J.
Katibim (traditional Turkish melody music performance)
Asuk Masuk (Imitation play of little people from the Taseli district of Silifke, performed by 2 male dancers)
belly dancer
Henna ceremony
Turna folk team
Turkish Romany dance

Meal menu

Cold Appetizers:

Cold and smoked meat plates
Selection of fine cheese
Appetizer plate in Ottoman style
Special sultan spring rolls
Exotic medallions

Main course:

Grilled stuffed steak
or
Meatball with rice and garlic
or
Tornado Chateau with mushroom sauce
or
Grilled spring chicken breast
or
Stuffed sea bass
or
Recommendation of the chef

From the garden:

Seasonal salad
Orient the house salad

Dessert and fruits:

Selected Turkish dessert
or
Seasonal fresh fruits
or
fresh fruitsalad

Drinks included in the travel price:

bottle of wine
or
A bottle of gin
or
A bottle of raki
or
Bottle of vodka
or
Bottles of beer
or
Bottles of soft drinks

Beverages

Unlimited local drinks – including local wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks
Imported drinks are available for an extra fee
Turkish coffee

After the cruise you will be transferred to your hotel.

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Includes

  • Pick up from your hotel – around 19:30
  • Eat everything
  • Unlimited local drinks
  • 1/2 bottle of wine or 1/2 bottle of gin, raki or vodka (35cl) or 2 bottles of beer or soft drinks
  • entrance fees
  • Transportation in air-conditioned non-smoking bus
  • Return your hotel at 00:00

What is not included?

  • Imported drinks / no drinks from Turkey
  • gratuities

Source: Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Istanbul: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Istanbul: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Learn about Istanbul’s rich and colorful history and see historic sites such as the Blue Mosque and Topkaki Palace.

Experience

Highlights

Discover the remains of the Hippodrome of Constantinople
Visit the magnificent 6th-century Byzantine church, the Hagia Sophia
Admire the brilliant blue of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Visit the former residence of the Ottoman Sultans, the Topkapi Palace

Istanbul: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Full description

After breakfast, start with your professional tour guide for your full-day tour of Istanbul. Visit the remains of the Roman Hippodrome and the magnificent 6th-century Byzantine church of Hagia Sophia. This church is a former Greek Orthodox Christian cathedral that was later converted into an Ottoman imperial mosque and is now a museum. Continue your tour with a visit to the 17th-century Blue Mosque. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to the Topkapi Palace, which was the residence of the Ottoman sultans between the 15th and 19th centuries. Your tour ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar.

Istanbul: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Includes

  • Japanese speaking professional tour guide
  • transport
  • Having lunch
  • All entrance fees

What is not included?

  • beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • gratuities

Source: Istanbul: Private Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu Pier

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu Pier

A Bosphorus cruise is one of the best things to do in Istanbul, even if you have little time. Get your ticket at Eminonu Pier near the Old Town and board one of the hourly departing boats.

Experience

Highlights

Discover the highlights between Europe and Asia
Discover the megacity of Istanbul from a different perspective
Pass by all the historic palaces, fortresses and the Bosphorus Bridge
Take great pictures on this trip

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu Pier

Full description

Take part in one of the best Bosphorus cruises in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a different perspective, while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident.

The Bosphorus is 32 km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Sea of ​​Marmara with the Black Sea. Travel between Asia and Europe on the Bosphorus and discover Istanbul’s attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles and other historic sites, as well as beautiful coastal residences and the Bosphorus Bridge.

Historic places to see from afar are the Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. In addition, take a look at the spectacular pieces of authentic bourgeois architecture on the European and Asian coasts.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu Pier

Includes

  • A 90-minute Bosphorus Cruise

What is not included?

  • Hotel transfer

Source: Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu Pier

Jeronimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Jerónimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Enjoy access to Jerónimos Monastery and learn about its important history.

Experience

Highlights

Admire this 16th-century architectural masterpiece
Discover the history of this important monument to Portuguese identity and culture
Visit the monuments of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões

Jerónimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Full description

With this account you will learn more about how King Manuel I commissioned the monastery in 1496 to honor the Infante for his devotion to Our Lady and his faith in St. Jerome. Discover how the Monastery of Saint Mary of Belém was donated to monks of the Order of Saint Jerome. For this reason, it is commonly known as the Jerónimos Monastery.

This national monument was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is located near the city of Lisbon, next to Tagu River.

In 1833, when the order was dissolved, the monastery served until 1940 as a school and orphanage. In the 19th century, the church became a memorial to local heroes and poets such as Luís de Camões and Vasco da Gama.

Come and discover what is not only a remarkable work of architecture, but also an important part of the Portuguese identity and culture.

Jerónimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Includes

  • ticket
  • Online booking fee

What is not included?

  • Audio Guide
  • Food and drink
  • Guide

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Jerónimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Jerónimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Enjoy access to Jerónimos Monastery and learn about its important history.

Experience

Highlights

Admire this 16th-century architectural masterpiece
Discover the history of this important monument to Portuguese identity and culture
Visit the monuments of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões

Jerónimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Full description

With this account you will learn more about how King Manuel I commissioned the monastery in 1496 to honor the Infante for his devotion to Our Lady and his faith in St. Jerome. Discover how the Monastery of Saint Mary of Belém was donated to monks of the Order of Saint Jerome. For this reason, it is commonly known as the Jerónimos Monastery.

This national monument was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is located near the city of Lisbon, next to Tagu River.

In 1833, when the order was dissolved, the monastery served until 1940 as a school and orphanage. In the 19th century, the church became a memorial to local heroes and poets such as Luís de Camões and Vasco da Gama.

Come and discover what is not only a remarkable work of architecture, but also an important part of the Portuguese identity and culture.

Jerónimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Includes

  • ticket
  • Online booking fee

What is not included?

  • Audio Guide
  • Food and drink
  • Guide

Source: Jerónimos Monastery: Entrance Ticket

Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

Discover Porto on a comprehensive city tour. Travel with an elegant tourist train and enjoy a unique visit to Portugal’s oldest wine cellars. Enjoy 2 port tastings and a 1-hour cruise. Enjoy a 4-star hotel buffet with some options.

Experience

Highlights

Discover the historic center of Porto aboard a tourist train
Visit the oldest wine cellar in Portugal
Try 2 port wines
Take a traditional Portuguese boat along the Duoro

Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

Full description

Discover the picturesque and historic city of Porto on the Magic Train Tour. The train leaves every 30 minutes from the Sé Catedral (Porto Cathedral) and travels through the city center with an audio guide in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English and Italian.

The train will take you directly to the oldest wine cellar in Portugal – Real Companhia Velha. A guide will take you on an unforgettable tour of the cellar, which includes a short 15-minute film, a 30-minute visit to the old parts of the cellar and a tasting of 2 quality sports wines.

After the wine tour, the train picks you up and continues the city tour. See the main monuments such as the St. Johns Theater, the famous Batalha Square with Santa Catarina Street, Aliados Avenue, Clerigos Tower, Carmelitas Church and much more.

After completing the train journey, you can take a one-hour boat trip along the Douro River. Enjoy this extraordinary way to see the city from a different perspective.

Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

Includes

  • Entrance to the oldest port wine cellars
  • City tour
  • 2 port samples
  • 1-hour Douro River Cruise

Source: Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Discover the historic city of Porto with a combined ticket offering 2 days of access to 2 hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus tours, 1 Douro river cruise and 1 tour of the Calém Port Wine cellars.

Experience

Highlights

Explore the city at your own pace with a 2-day pass
See all of Porto’s major attractions with an open hop-on hop-off bus
Drive along the river Douro
Try a Port Wine tasting in the historic cellars of Caves Calém
Taste the regional cuisine in picturesque neighborhoods

Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Full description

Explore the quaint and historic city of Porto with a 2-day ticket to access 2 sightseeing bus tours. You can hop on and off at any stop in the city and visit attractions such as Avenida dos Aliados and the Santa Catarina and Batalha districts.

The city of Porto, located in northern Portugal, has a rich history dating back to the Roman occupation of Iberia. This is a remarkable port city at the mouth of the Douro River, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean.

You can also get off the bus in the oldest part of the city, Ribeira, to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in a quaint café along the medieval city walls and discover the famous wines of Porto.

With your ticket, you have access to the cellars of Cales Calém, where first-class port wines have been produced since 1859. You can also sample some of the goods, including white, dry and ruby ​​port wines.

If you’ve seen Porto ashore, you can take the Douro River Cruise to see it from the water. This is part of your tour package and gives you the opportunity to admire the city from a comfortable river cruiser as you drive the Douro under 6 bridges of the city.

Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Includes

  • Hop-on-Hop-off bus ticket (valid for 2 days)
  • river Cruise
  • Guided tour of the Calém wine cellar
  • Discounts on restaurants, bars, shops and other attractions

What is not included?

  • to eat and drink
  • Entrance to other museums, monuments or sights
  • Visit to the wine cellar Poças Junior and the Quinta da Boeira

Source: Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Lisbon Private Transfer: To or From the Airport

Lisbon Private Transfer: To or From the Airport

When you arrive at the Lisbon airport, you do not have to worry about taxis and the tedious journeys by public transport. Book this private transfer and travel comfortably and safely from the airport to your central Lisbon hotel with a professional driver.

Experience

Highlights

Take advantage of a smooth private transfer from Lisbon Airport to your Lisbon hotel
Experience a personal meet & greet in the arrivals hall of the airport
Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned vehicle
Let the driver give you useful tips on the most important sights
Choose from arrival or departure transfers that are available around the clock

Lisbon Private Transfer: To or From the Airport

Full description

Book a private transfer from Lisbon Airport to your city hotel or a transfer in the other direction. This simple 45-minute service is available for up to 3 passengers.

Transfers for 1-3 passengers are possible by car and for 4-8 passengers with modern 8-person vehicles. Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.

On arrival at the airport, after picking up your luggage, the driver will await you in the arrivals hall with a sign indicating the name of the main traveler.

From this point on, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the comfortable drive to your destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. You can hear soft music or ask the experienced driver for restaurants, attractions or other interesting activities.

During your stay in Lisbon you can also book a private chauffeur-driven transport with a large selection of vehicles.

Lisbon Private Transfer: To or From the Airport

Includes

  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Single transfer
  • All taxes, fees and handling fees
  • Luggage transport
  • insurance

What is not included?

  • to eat and drink
  • Tips

Source: Lisbon Private Transfer: To or From the Airport

Pena Palace & Park Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Pena Palace & Park Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

The Palace of Pena stands on a rocky summit, the second highest point of the Sintra Hills (the only place higher than the palace itself is the Cruz Alta at 528 meters above sea level).

Experience

Highlights

Visit the beautiful Pena Palace
Enjoy the beauty of Sintra
Admire the natural beauty of Pena Park
Save time and skip the line

Pena Palace & Park Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Full description

The castle is located in the eastern part of the Park of Pena, which you have to cross to reach the steep ramp that Baron of Eschwege built and which gives access to the castle-like building. The palace itself consists of two wings: the former Manueline Monastery of the Order of St. Jerome and the wing, which was built in the 19th century by King Ferdinand II. These wings are surrounded by a third architectural structure, which is a fantastic version of an imaginary castle whose walls you can walk around, including the battlements, watchtowers, an entrance tunnel and even a drawbridge.

In 1838, King Ferdinand II acquired the former Jeronimos Monastery of Our Lady of Pena, built in 1511 by King Manuel I on the top of the hill above Sintra and vacant since 1834, when the religious orders in Portugal were defeated. The monastery consisted of the cloister and its outbuildings, the chapel, the sacristy and the bell tower, which today form the northern part of the palace of Pena or the so-called Old Palace. King Ferdinand began repairs to the former monastery, which was in very poor condition according to the historical sources of the time. He renovated the entire upper floor, replaced the 14 cells of the monks with larger rooms and covered them with the vaulted ceilings that can still be seen today. Around 1843, the king decided to enlarge the palace by constructing a new wing (the New Palace) with even larger rooms (the Great Hall is a good example) that ended in a round tower next to the new kitchens. The construction work was led by the Freiherr von Eschwege.

During the repair work in 1994, the original colors of the castle exterior were restored: Rosa for the former monastery and ocher for the New Castle. During the conversion of a former monastery into a castle-like residence, King Ferdinand showed that he was strongly influenced by German romanticism and his inspiration probably found its inspiration in the castles Stolzenfels and Rheinstein on the banks of the Rhine as well as in Babelsberg Palace in Berlin Potsdam. These works in the Palace of Pena ended in the mid-1860s, although at later times further work was done to decorate the interiors. King Ferdinand also ordered to plant the park of Pena in the vicinity of the palace in the style of the romantic gardens of that time, with winding paths, pavilions and stone benches at various points along its paths as well as trees and other plants from the four corners of the earth. In this way, the king took advantage of the mild and humid climate of the Sintra Hills to create a completely new and exotic park with over 500 different tree species. The Palace of Pena was declared a national monument in 1910 and is part of the cultural landscape of Sintra, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.

Pena Palace & Park Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Includes

  • Entrance ticket to the park and Pena Castle
  • Online booking fee

What is not included?

  • Pick up and return from the hotel
  • food and drinks
  • guide

Source: Pena Palace & Park Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket