8 DAYS ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAY ISTANBUL - ANTALYA Summary

ST. SOPHIA - TOPKAPI PALACE - SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE - HIPPODROME - GRAND COVERED BAZAAR - SPICE BAZAAR - BOSPHORUS BY BOAT - CAMLICA HILL - Perge - Aspendos - Boat Cruise

Day 01 - Istanbul - Arrival Day


Welcome to Turkey! Arrive into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore the vibrant city. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 02 - Istanbul City Tour

Breakfast Included
Pick up at 08:30 from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths'' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise incluing traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 03 - Istanbul Bosphorus & Two Continents Shopping Tour

Breakfast Included
Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe). CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING AT BEDESTEN (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. After the tour, enjoy your night in this bustling city. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 04 - Istanbul to Antalya

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Antalya. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 05 - Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
After breakfast depart to Antalya (30 minute drive). PERGE : According to the geographer Strabon. Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. Especially in the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprising that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After the tour, departure for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way. ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn''t stay for long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 06 - Antalya - Free Day

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
The day is yours. You don''t have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you can choose. These include Aqua Park, horse riding, river rafting, paintball, diving or snorkelling, fishing tours and many more. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 07 - Daily Picnic Boat Cruise

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Today you will feel the uniqueness of having the chance to travel by a romantic wood-yacht by the turquoise-coloured south coast. Our trip will start by arrival at Kemer marina. At Kemer marina, you will be awaited by a wood-yacht, which will guide you to Phaselis, passing through the forest of pine trees and the Taurus Mountains. This coast is probably the most charming coast of the Turkish Riviera. You will have the chance to swim in clear-blue water and dive with snorkels during the trip to Olympos. You will have your lunch at the boat at Olympos bay. The trip will continue through the three-island location. After a swimming break close to these islands, the trip will continue through Kemer yacht port where the buses are awaiting. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 08 - Antalya to Istanbul - End of Tour

Breakfast Included
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Istanbul. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing us.

8 DAYS ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAY ISTANBUL - ANTALYA Photos

Tour Includes


Arrival transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
3 nights hotel in Istanbul including breakfast
Domestic flight from Istanbul to Antalya
Domestic flight from Antalya to Istanbul
Transfer from and to Antalya airport
4 nights at hotel or resort in either Antalya, Alanya, Kemer or Manavgat, Side, Belek and Lara Beach
All inclusive alcohol, meals and soft drinks
Guided Istanbul City Tour
Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Guided Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour
Guided Picnic Boat Cruise
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air
conditioned, non
smoking coach
Professional English
speaking tour guides
Return transfer Istanbul Ataturk airport Please Note: The all inclusive meals, soft drinks and alcohol are strictly limited to your hotel and are not applicable on your day tours.

Tour Not Includes

International Tickets Insurance Tips

Tour Highlights

ST. SOPHIA - TOPKAPI PALACE - SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE - HIPPODROME - GRAND COVERED BAZAAR - SPICE BAZAAR - BOSPHORUS BY BOAT - CAMLICA HILL - Perge - Aspendos - Boat Cruise

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