Duration: 06 Days / 05 Nights
Highlights: Istanbul, Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Antalya, Side, Perge, Apendos, Kaleici
Departure Dates: Everyday
Note: All Istanbul tour packages are modular & you can use these itineraries as a starting point & we can help modify this itineraries to accommodate your personal requirements & desires to find your perfect holiday.
Day 01 - Istanbul Arrival
On arrival to İstanbul Atatürk Airport, you will be met up by our stuff and get helped during your transfer to your hotel. You can have a rest in the afternoon and evening or you have a short trip in the city.
Day 02 - Istanbul Sightseeing
We will go out in the morning to visit the Sultanahmet Square and the gorgeous Blue Mosque decorated with beautiful 17th century Iznik tiles. Then walk around the historical Hippodrome where chariot races were once done. After strolling Hippodrome, visit the Hagia Sophia / St. Sophia and Museum. An early Christian church, later changed into a mosque under Ottoman rule, this fabolous temple now serving as a museum with all the handmades from the Byzantine era intact, is especially famous for its mosaics. After lunch, we will visit the Topkapi Palace Museum, the house of the legendary Ottoman Sultans, now converted into a museum. It has got several exhibition halls, such as the Treasury, the porcelain section, Armoury and Holy Relics. We will finsh this historical day with a visit to the Grand Bazaar and go back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 03 - Flight to Antalya / Antalya Sightseeing
Transfer to Istanbul Airport for the flight to Antalya. On your arrival to Antalya Airport you will be greeted by your tour guide and depart to visit Perge. The theater stage has finely curved marble reliefs; other hallowings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. After lunch, go to Aspendos one of the best preserved theatres in the world with seating for 15,000. It is also being used today, the theater galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Just next to it, stand the ruins of a basilica, agora and one of the largest building in Anatolia. It is mostly claimed that Aspendos was explored by colonist from Argos. After the tour, you will be taken to your hotel in Antalya.
Day 04 - Antalya / Flight to Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, today you will be at your free time to discover Antalya and Old City on your own. At the end of the day, you will be taken to Antalya Airport for your flight to Istanbul.
Day 05 - Istanbul
First you will drive to Golden Horn, along the way see ruins of local history, view Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, Metal Church of St Stephen the Bulgarian, Ahrida Synagogue, Eyup Sultan Mosque and see the 21km long City Walls of Istanbul. You will visit the Egyptian Market (Spice Bazaar), then board the ferry which has become one of the symbols of Istanbul. Alongside million dollar mansions we will see the two bridges linking Europe & Asia by road, as well as the seaside summer palaces and unique wooden houses not to mention the natural beauty of the forests above. You will be free in the afternoon to discover Istanbul or for last minute shopping.
Day 06 - Istanbul Departure
Option to extend package with additional night(s) in Istanbul or we will arrange for the transfer to Istanbul International Airport for your return or onward flight.