TOURQUISE COAST

10 Days / 9 Nights

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This tour is only available with at least 10 participants

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Day 1 - Istanbul

After clearing customs you will be met by your guide. There will be a short drive to hotel where there will be some time to rest and settle in. Meet your group companions at a welcome drink while your tour manager is giving short instruction about the tour and the country.

Day 2 - Istanbul (B) (L) (D)

Discover the classical highlights of Istanbul:  Visit the Roman Hippodrome area with the famous Egyptian Obelisk and Serpentine Column. Continue to the Blue Mosque, great masterpiece of Turkish Architecture; see the beautiful blue tiles decorating the interior walls of the building. Proceed to Haghia Sophia the Byzantine Miracle built in 6th Century as the largest Cathedral of the world now a museum. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. You will also visit the Topkapi palace once built as the residence for the Sultans in 15th Century, now a splendid museum where you can see treasury including the spoonmaker's diamond.  Next visit is the Basilica Cistern, a wonderfully eerie underground chambers of 336 columns built by Justinian in AD 537. Our last stop is the Grand Covered Bazaar. You are free to explore the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. One could visit Istanbul for the shopping alone. The Grand Bazaar, in the old city is the logical place to start. This labyrinth of streets and passages houses more than 4,000 shops.  The names recall the days when each trade had its own quarter: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers' street, and the street of the skullcap makers. Still the commercial center of the old city, the bazaar is the original shopping mall with something to suit every taste and pocket. Turn back to hotel. Dinner overnight.

Day 3- Antalya ( B ) (L ) (D )

Hellenistic and Roman cities of Antalya, Perge and Aspendos. The archaeological museum of Antalya is an award winning one with an extensive collection of artifacts from the ancient cities of Pamphylia region. The ruins at Perge, although not on the scale of Ephesus, are still vast and belong to the period of Pax Romana-the Theater, stadium, baths and colonnaded street. Aspendos has the most impressive theater, which can seat 15,000 spectators, and today it is still in use for cultural performances. Next take a break and swim in Side before lunch and visit more museums and temples. Dinner overnight.

Day 4- Olympus - Phaselis ( B ) (L ) (D )

The natural hot gas geysers of Olympus on volcanic terrain along with beautiful ruins can be another day start. Oleander and laurel bushes shade the Olympos Valley, which you can approach by land and sea. The play of light on the quiet pools of water enhance the mosaics in the bath. A temple gate and theatre also remain from antiquity. The outer walls and towers around the bay date from the Middle Ages. North of Olympos up from Cirali Beach, is Yanartas (at a height of 300 meters) where according to mythology the Lycian hero Bellerophon, mounted on his winged horse Pegasus slew the fire-breathing monster, Chimaera. Gas which seeps from the earth burns brightly at night at this site, which the Byzantines also considered a religious area.Go further and discover Phaselis, the city that survived kingdom of Rhodes, Persians, Rome and Byzantium domination over the decades or pass by the 40 meters high Duden Waterfalls tour Mouse Island and the Akyarlar Cave. Dinner overnight.

Day 5- Kas - Patara ( B ) (L ) (D )

After breakfast check out the hotel. Visit to Santa Claus (At Demre (Kale), the ancient Myra, (25 km west of Finike), many splendidly carved rock tombs overlook the magnificent Roman theatre. St. Nicholas was the bishop of this Mediterranean city during the fourth century, and died here in 342), Myra Ancient City (This is a place of great interest for Christianity if it is also true that St. Paul met with the apostles for the last time before going to Rome. A couple of kilometres north of Demre, the ruins include a score of tombs arranged on the cliff in a jumble overlooking the sea; perhaps this is the most amazing collection of rock tombs in the whole of Anatolia), Patara (Patara derived its fame in ancient times from the oracle of Apollo situated there. Oracles in the temple, which was kept open only during the winter months, sought answers to questions concerning the future), Kekova Island (Kekova is an island an hour from Dalyanagzı by sea as well as the name of a whole ensemble of picturesque islands, numerous bays and ancient cities. These bays provide natural harbours in all seasons, and yachtsmen particularly enjoy exploring the unspoilt landscape. Along the northern shore of Kekova Island at Apollonia, earthquakes have disturbed the land causing some of the ancient houses to sink under the clear water, creating a sunken city.) Last stop for today is Kas, a lovely spot surrounded on three sides by mountains. The friendly local fishermen are happy to run a water taxi service to take you to a favourite bay, cove or beach along the coast. The swimming and diving are excellent in the clear cool water around Kas. Dinner overnight.

Day 6- Fethiye - Saklikent ( B ) (L ) (D )

After breakfast check out the hotel. Drive to Fethiye. On the way visit the Letoon Ancient City (Letoon, nearby, was formerly an important religious cult center where three temples dedicated to Leto, Artemis and Apollo stood in ancient times.) and Saklikent Canyon (Hidden Paradise). A cool refuge on hot summer days, Saklıkent is a favourite picnic spot, with rustic restaurants serving delectable fresh trout. Check in hotel in Fethiye Oludeniz. Dinner overnight.

Day 7- Fethiye – Bodrum ( B ) (L ) (D )

Free time in the morning in Oludeniz. Explore the bay and the beautiful Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz, where the calm, crystal clear water is ideal for swimming and other water sports. The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing except soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings. After the lunch depart to Bodrum. An impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum's dazzling blue bay, in which the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas meet. The town's charm is well-known, attracting a diverse population of vacationers who stroll along its long palm-lined waterfront, while elegant yachts crowd the marina. Check in the hotel. Free time. Dinner overnight.

Day 8- Kusadasi – Miletus - Didyma (B – L - D)

After breakfast check out the hotel. Drive to Kusadasi. Back along the coast, Kuşadası, or Bird Island, is a lovely port built along the shores of a glittering bay. The terraced town overlooks the most beautiful inlet of the Aegean and seems to have been created purely for the delight of the holiday-maker. On the way to Kusadasi, visit the Miletus (It,like Priene, was a great lonian port and the birthplace of several philosophers and sages. The theatre justifies a visit, and be sure to see the well-preserved ruins of the Faustina baths and the Archaeological Museum., Priene (It was one of the most active ports of the lonian Federation. The gridlike system of streets introduced in the fourth century B.C. by Hippodamos of Miletos is a superb and early example of town planning), Didyma (Although Didim can only boast of a single monument, it is nevertheless a marvellous site. The Temple of Apollo was one of antiquity's most sacred places. Many times looted and burned, the sanctuary still impresses with its elegant beauty. A portico of double colonnades surround the colossal temple. Not far from the archaeological site, the beautiful beach of Altınkum tempts with its many guest houses.). Check in the hotel. Dinner overnight.

Day 9- Ephesus – Izmir - Istanbul (B – L - D)

A full day to explore Ephesus, capital of Roman Asia Minor, and a jewel in Turkey’s archaeological crown. It is here where history comes truly alive. Walking towards the ancient harbor, down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots, you pass architectural masterpieces like the Library of Celsius, Heracletes Gate, many marble columns, before arriving at the Great Amphitheater where silversmith Demetrius and his friends started a riot against St. Paul, finally we will end up at the Ephesus Museum. In the afternoon visit the nearby Basilica of St. John and the Virgin Mary’s stone cottage, where she is believed to have spent her last days.Temple of Artemis(one of seven wonders of the world). Lunch in Selcuk. Transfer to Airport. Flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10- Istanbul ( B )

Transfer to airport. End of the tour.

What is Included:  

What is not Included:

  • 9 nights accomodation in hotels.

  • All domestic flight/s mentioned on the itinerary.

  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) .

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Professional guidance on each activity.

  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.

  • Local taxes & service charges.

  • Luggage and Port rage tips.

  • Entry fees to sites and museums.

  • Tips to restaurants and hotels.

  • Travel documents kit.

  • International flights.

  • Tips to bus driver & tour guide.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the hotels.

  • All services which are not specifically mentioned.

  • Airport taxes or visa fees.

City Deluxe Hotel
Istanbul
Antalya
Patara
Oludeniz
Bodrum
Kusadasi