9-Day Choir Tour | Turkey and Greece
Istanbul | Athens | Saronic Islands | Corinth
This program includes the following venues:
- Local community concert in Istanbul
- Lunchtime concert with local Greek choir from Athens
- 2 evening concerts with local Greek choirs from Athens
All concert venues, Sung Masses, and performances are subject to confirmation. This itinerary can be customized or modified to include additional venues for choirs and performance groups as well as daily liturgies for pilgrimages.
- Day 1 | Depart for Turkey
- Day 2 | Arrive in Istanbul
- Türkiye το Hoşgeldiniz (Welcome to Turkey)! Orientation tour of Istanbul upon arrival.
- Day 3 | Highlight Tour of Istanbul
- Highlight tour includes the “Blue Mosque,” Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome of Constantinople, the Walled Obelisk, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, the fountain of German Emperor Wilhelm II, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar.
- Day 4 | Concert Presentation
- Transfer to the University in Istanbul for rehearsal. Concert for the local community.
- Day 5 | Istanbul | Highlight Tour of Athens
- Continuing flight to Athens. City highlight tour includes the Olympic Stadium of 1896, the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace, Syndagma Square, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldiers, the Arch of Hadrian, Hadrian’s Wall, the 2004 Olympic Games complex, the Academy, the university, and the National Library.
- Day 6 | Acropolis | Evening Concert
- Visit the historic center of Athens and the major archaeological sites around the Acropolis. Evening Concert with local Greek Choir. After the concert, visit Plaka, the old historical neighborhood of Athens.
- Day 7 | Corinth | Concert Presentation in Athens
- Explore Corinth, including the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Agora, and the Bema. Evening Concert in Athens with local Greek Choir.
- Day 8 | Saronic Islands Cruise
- Full-day cruise to the Saronic Islands of Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. Spend a few hours on each of these three islands and explore their charming villages and towns.
- Day 9 | Return to the USA