Istanbul & Fethiye with Blue Cruise (6 Days)

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Duration: 6 days / 5 night
Departure: Everyday
Route: Istanbul-Fethiye-Butterfly Valley (Blue Cruise 2 Days & 1 Nights)


Itinerary

Day 1 – Istanbul Arrivals

After arrival into Istanbul you will be transferred from the airport & check in to your hotel. Tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner .Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night.Dinner Included

Day 2 – Historical treasures of Istanbul

You will pick up from your hotel and you will visit first St. Hagia 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 . Hagia Sophia,is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture.Of great artistic value was its decorated interior with mosaics and marble pillars and coverings.The temple itself was so richly and artistically decorated that Justinian proclaimed ,”Solomon, I have outdone thee “ Justinian himself had overseen the completion of the greatest cathedral ever built up to that time, and it was to remain the largest cathedral for 1,000 years up until the completion of the cathedral in Seville in Spain. Blue Mosque built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet , mosque recognizable from its six minarets and decorated inside with 21,043 tiles from Iznik in a dominant blue color;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 .We continue toTopkapi 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. Suleymaniye Mosque, Süleyman the Magnificent was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous architect Sinan whose wish was to surpass the builders of St. Sophia which is conspicuous from its great size, emphasized by the four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard. Conclude your day of touring with a short drive to the exotic Grand Cover Bazaar, which is one of the most colorful institutions of Istanbul. In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area.After finish your tour, you will transfer your  hotel. Overnight in Istanbul .Between the tour, you have taken free time to relax, you can take some refreshments or lunch . Breakfast Included

Day 3 – Bosphorus Cruise in the middle of the continent of Europe and Asia

You will pick up from your hotel to visit  Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice. Free time for shopping . A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia Bosphorus Tour on Boat. 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 pavillions of Yildiz PalaceCiragan Palace,300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore..Rumeli Fortres, Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.Beylerbeyi Palace,The summer residence of ottoman sultans whit its orginal furnuture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian.Bosphorus Bridge unique change 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 bosphours from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. Between the tour, you have taken free time to relax, you can take some refreshments or lunch . When our tour finishes around 17:00 pm we will go restaurant for dinner. Overnight in the bus to Fethiye at 19:00 or 20:00 (duration about 11 hours) Breakfast Included

Day 4 – Blue Cruise 1 –  Butterfly Valley

After arrival in Fethiye you will transfer to your cruise to fresh up before start tour. After breakfast, We will go Butterfly Valley, valley is a must-see location of Fethiye region as famous as the Oludeniz. Definitely, it will be one of unforgettable days of your life.  There will be swimming breaks in the Blue Cave before stepping a shore at Butterfly Valley. On the way back, a delicious lunch will be served on the boat. After lunch the boat will stop at the St Nicholas Island. You can climb up to the top of the island walking through ancient ruins. The panorama at the top is just great. After getting back, you can swim at Cold Spring Bay where fresh water leaks into the sea. Overnight in Boat. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 5 – Blue Cruise 2 – Magnificent bays

Around sunrise departure to Aquarium or Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast & swimming. Cruising to Kas where we stop in the harbour for lunch and visit of this charming fishing village. Ancient city of Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs and sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains. In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming. After tour, we will go back to Istanbul by bus. Overnight in the bus to Istanbul at 20:00 (duration about 11 hours) Breakfast and Lunch Included.

Day 6 – Istanbul

After arrive Istanbul, you will transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. End of tour . We hope to seeing you future in another  tour.

What’s Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off services.
  • Transportation, guidance, all entrance fees for museum and sites.
  • 2 nights 5 Star hotel accommodation
  • 2 full day city tour with professional tour guide
  • 2 days Blue Cruise
  • Local taxes.

What’s Not Included

  • Tips (optional).
  • Personel expenses.
  • Lunch