Brief Itinerary

 

Day 1 Arrive Istanbul.Transfer to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2 Jewels of Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 3 Explore Old City. Fly to Izmir. Overnight Kusadasi.

Day 4 Explore Ephesus ancient city & House of Virgin Mary. Overnight Kusadasi.

Day 5 Explore Pamukkale ( Cotton Castle ). Transfer to Fethiye. Overnight Fethiye.

Day 6 Dalyan (Kaunos) & Iztuzu Beach. Overnight Fethiye.

Day 7 Saklikent – Tlos – Yakapark Tour. Overnight Fethiye.

Day 8 Kas & Kekova. Overnight Fethiye.

Day 9 Kekova & Demre. Overnight Fethiye.

Day 10 Myra & St.Nicholas & Phaselis. Overnight Fethiye.

Day 11 Free & Easy in Antalya. Overnight Antalya.

Day 12 . Departure from TURKEY. End of the service.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Istanbul Airport
TYPE OF TOUR Private or Small Group Tour
You can join our small group tour (max.16 people) or we can organize a private tour for only your party.
FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE TIME Every day, all year around
CUSTOMIZABLE You can change our tours as you like or we can organize your desired tour.
INCLUDED
All accomodation B&B at choise of selected 4-5 star, boutique or cave hotels
All seightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program
All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Domestic flight tickets (May be operated by Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, Atlas Jet, Sun Express, Onur Airlines or Pegasus Airlines)
All tours with English speaking guidance licenced by ministry of culture and tourism
All transport with new & AC vehicles
All airport transfer throughout the trip
All parking fees, ferry tools and petrol
All entrance fees and taxes
EXCLUDED
International airfare to Turkey
Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personel expenses, posters, tips
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Day 1 - Arrive Istanbul


Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet with you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel.

Optional Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Entertainment

We will pick you up from Hotel at approximately 07:45 pm and transfer you to the Istanbul Kabatas Port from where your Dinner Cruise will commense.You are in for a treat with our exciting dinner Cruise that presents you the beauty of Istanbul at night while cruising the Bosphorus. You will dine on a delicious assortment of authentic Turkish Cuisine, PLUS you enjoy an outstanding Turkish Night of entertainment which will feature traditional dances from the seven different regions of Turkey as well as an oriental belly-dance show. Your performance will include Ottoman dancers, Romany Gypsy Girls, belly dancers, and  the Asuk Masuk comedy team, etc. This is a night you will not forget and one loved by ALL our customers who have attended previous cruises. Your dinner cruise ends at about midnight, at which time we will transfer you to the Hotel.

Overnight Istanbul

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Day 2 - Jewels of Istanbul


DOLMABAHÇE PALACE The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 – 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.

Across to Asia : Have this great experience cross from Eurpe to Asia by bus on Bosphorus Bridge.

ÇAMLICA (Asian) HILL, we climb a Bosphorus side hill by bus for a few which commands a magnificent view that embraces the Bosphorus and old Istanbul. one of the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of  Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.

PIERRE LOTI HILL, The hill was named after the French novelist and noval officer Pierre Loti who visited Istanbul several times and stayed many years.

Fly over by Cable Car Enyoy the beautiful view from cable car all the way down to the hill.

BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions.

Overnight Istanbull

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Day 3 - Istanbul - Izmir


After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. After the tour we will transfer you to Istanbul airport and you will take your flight to Izmir.  Upon your arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Overnight Kusadasi

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Day 4 – Explore Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus , Temple of Artemis and House of Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient times. Ephesus is one of the most important ancient city in the World and it was capital of the Asia Minor.

Overnight Kusadasi

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Day 5 -Pamukkale (Cotton Castle)

After breaksfast you heading to the magnificent White calcium terraces, known as Cotton Castle (Pamukkale) where you also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. This city was used in Roman time for their therapeutic powers. Today bring your swim suit with you because you will have time to enjoy with the thermal water of Pamukkale. After the tour trasnfer to Fethiye.

Overnight Fethiye

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Day 6 – Dalyan (Kaunos) & Iztuzu Beach

Visit the pitoresque village of Dalyan and discover its gems by boat.Sail through the reeds delta to the ancient city of Kaunos,sea amazing King Rock Tobms , swim and relax at the spectacular Turtle Beach,have a mud bath.

Overnight Fethiye

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Day 7 – Saklikent - Tlos - Yakapark Tour

Tlos ancient city and Yakapark nature park from Fethiye. Tour starts with the pick up from your resort / hotel and drive to mountain road of Antalya, to Saklikent Gorge which is 50 km away from Fethiye.

During the day, we will visit the ruins of Tlos city which was an Lycian city and the settlement here is 4000 years old. The city is ruined but historian and archaeologist says that the city was one of the most important religious city of Lycia. The settlement of the city is on the hills and its believed in the mythology that Bellerophon lived in Tlos with his flying horse Pegasus and he has a king type tomb in the necropolis dedicated by citizens of Lycia.

After the mystic air of Tlos, we will go to a trout farm in Yaka village, a hand made heaven with full of water gardens and traditional restaurants. Lunch of fresh trout (or chicken) and a large selection of salads and mezzes will be waiting us here.

And the famous gorge! Saklikent! Saklikent gorge is the second longest gorge in Europe. We have to warn you before you get into the water! Its icy cold! You can jump into the water and explore the canyon by yourself.

Overnight Fethiye

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Day 8 – Kas & Kekova

Continue on to the seaside village of Kas. Here you’ll see charming whitewashed houses covered in bougainvilleas as well as an ancient Greek theatre. Sample the local cuisine and enjoy the night in the town’s quaint centre.

Overnight Kas

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Day 9 – Kekova & Demre

Drive to Kekova and embark on a boat cruise around the local islands. Your hosts; Mehmet and Sebahat are definitely people of the Mediterranean. Hailing from the small village of Ucagiz on the Turkish Mediterranean Coast they married young, bought a boat and went fishing. Like a lot of our oceans their home became a victim to over fishing to new and modern methods of reaping the perfect catch. They had a boat, and they had one of the best cooks in the district so they set out to share their love of the sea and their love of food.
The cruise takes you to the settlement of Ucagiz and also to the village of Simena. You’ll also sail from large bays to beautiful protected inlets where you can go for a swim. Onboard the boat you’ll enjoy lunch in Tersane bay. The water here is deep but you can still see the bottom; the shore is lined with the ruins of an ancient city long ago sunken into the clear waters. Look out for rock formations and houses that have been submerged under the clear water.

Overnight Demre

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Day 10 – Myra & St.Nicholas & Phaselis

It is the Lycian town of Myra, the home of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the historical man later developed into the figure of Santa Claus.

Myra was one of the most important cities in ancient Lycia. Coins have been found dating back to 300 BC. The city thrived as part of the Roman Empire and many public buildings were built that you will be able to explore. Than drive to Antalya before arrive to Antalya visit Phaselis ancient city.

Phaselis Ancient City, founded in 693 BC, was an important port city in history. This port city has a rich history and is crucial for its ruins, historical amphitheatre, aqueduct, agora and baths.

The remains of the ancient city of Phaselis start at the seashore. The ancient port city is covered with pine and cedar trees and even on the hottest days of summer can be visited in comfort. There is a well preserved theatre which is used for evening performances during the Phaselis Art Days.

Overnight Antalya

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Day 11 – Free & Easy in Antalya

Day is  yours enjoy the free day.  Your hotel locatedin old castle in Antalya. Old Castle located near the Mediterranean Sea.

Overnight Antalya

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Day 12 – Departure from TURKEY

Upon your flight time we will transfer you to Istanbul New Airport (IST) and you take your flight international flight.