Duration: 6 days / 5 night
Day 1 – Istanbul Arrivals
After arrival into Istanbul you will transfer 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 Palace, Ciragan 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 Marmaris at 19:00 or 20:00 (duration about 11 hours) Breakfast Included
Day 4 – Marmaris to Dalyan Boat Tour
After arrival in Marmaris you will transfer to your hotel to fresh up before start tour. We are starting from the miracle maze Dalyan Delta . Life in Dalyan has become synonymous with water.Until recently, life was completely on the boat.Weddings were held on the boats going in convoy.Goods are sold in markets, brought by boat, bought and brought to the needs. If you are not see a natural panorama of the Dalyan Delta, you can not understand What is to be embraced by the nature ? Dalyan was declared Special Environmental Protection Area and were protected. Of course, one of the most beautiful scenery in the historic King’s Tombs. According to ancient beliefs, If how high the grave, human beings would have been so close to God. So this why they made the rock tombs of kings and important people . It is estimated as approximately 4 BC. Iztuzu Beach length of the beach is about 6 km. Here sands, golden color and thin. (Perhaps so Carretas prefer to lay their eggs here) Water is crystal clear. Carreta caretta lay eggs for reproduction, is one of the rare beaches in the world. With the award at the second beach that maintains its naturality Iztuzu, a wonder of nature. We will break for lunch.Boat progresses, we will see the walls of the City of Ancient Kaunos. The foundation of the ancient city of Kaunos BC 10th century is based. Kaunos was commercially important port city. The main structures that can be seen are: the Acropolis (the castle and the city walls), the city walls, theaters, churches, roman baths, tank, fountain, agora, stoa and urban roads, temples and sacred sites, port and cemetery. We will stop Dalyan Mud Baths. A popular activity among tourists visiting Dalyan is to take a mud bath on the bank of the river. The mud supposedly contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium which are beneficial for the skin and overall health. Koycegiz lake has evolved into an ecologically important area. Together with its banks and the Dalyan basin it comprises the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area. Koycegiz Lake and Dalyan Canal created fertile territory for a large number of birds such as the host plant species is important, this lake perfect for bird watchers.Overnight in Marmaris. Lunch Included
Day 5 – Marmaris to Istanbul
Please check out from hotel after breakfast and take your suitcases with you. Marmaris has view of the harbor and mountains, mountains is full of pine forest. Marmaris Castle and Marina section referred to as the Old City. All of the historical buildings in this area comes from the Ottoman period . The historic Old City has been built up around its fort and is replete with buildings from the 16th century onwards. Marmaris Castle is the first place we would visit. Marmaris Castle is believed to date to the Ionians, in 3,000 B.C. It was besieged and then repaired by Alexander the Great, then restored again by Süleyman the Magnificent in 1522.Between the years 1980-1990 which was opened to settlement in the Republican period and has been restored. Able to watch an extraordinary Marmaris panorama of the castle during the day and night. There are also a museum inside the castle. Understood that the inscription, Hafza Sultan Caravanserai was made in 1.545. Caravanserai is used today a souvenir-gift shops,cafe-bars.. Marmaris Old Bazaar has been restored according to its original. Bazaar still continues today a tourist shopping center feature. You can buy souvenirs, handicrafts and Turkish products such as leather, silver, jewelry and textiles along with tea, spices and coffee.You have taken in the sights your Marmaris Tour guide will give you approx one hour free time to stroll at your leisure or relax have some refreshments in the caffee or lunch.After lunch, we go in Rocks of Goodness Archaeological Park (Iyilik Kayaliklari) In this interesting archaeological park primarily features ruins going back to the 4th century BC. And then we drive to Tashan and Arched Bridge. The bridge, is 10km along the Mugla road in the Iskelebasi region, was constructed by Suleyman the Magnificent, And Has Arched Bridges Built From Stone And Brick. We will continue to set out for Icmeler. Icmeler is the the most popular holiday destination in Marmaris. Nature and the sea are spectacular. Enjoy a beautiful resort offers vacationers.There are many cafes and restaurants along the beach.In addition large shopping stores are also worth noting. Jewelery, leather and clothing stores, you can see often across the road. Icmeler visitors usually spend all day on the sea and the beach. You will have free time there. And we’ll end up this trip.Overnight in the bus to Istanbul at 21:00 (duration about 11 hours).Breakfast 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.
- Pick-up and drop-off services.
- Transportation, guidance, all entrance fees for museum and sites.
- 3 nights 5 Star hotel accommodation
- 4 full day city tour with professional tour guide
- Dalyan Boat Cruise
- Local taxes.
What’s Not Included
- Tips (optional).
- Personel expenses.