1.DAY Arrival to Istanbul / Meet and Pick up / Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, our team will meet and assist you before providing a private transfer to your hotel. Once you have checked in, you will have the rest of the day free to relax at the hotel or explore Istanbul at your leisure.
2.DAY Istanbul Classics Tour
The Istanbul Classics Tour is a full-day excursion that takes visitors on a journey through the rich history and cultural heritage of this magnificent city. The tour highlights some of the most iconic landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar.
Hagia Sophia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Istanbul’s most famous landmarks. Originally built as a Byzantine church in the 6th century, it later became a mosque and is now a museum. The Hagia Sophia is renowned for its stunning architecture, with its massive dome and intricate mosaics that depict religious scenes.
Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. This magnificent mosque is one of the most important religious sites in Istanbul and is famous for its impressive blue tile work that adorns its interior walls. Visitors can witness the beauty of Islamic architecture and experience the peaceful ambiance as they explore this sacred place of worship.
Hippodrome was once the center of sporting and social activities during the Byzantine Empire. Here, visitors can see the remnants of ancient structures, including the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, and Constantine Column. This historic site offers a glimpse into Istanbul’s past and showcases its rich cultural heritage.
Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. With over 4,000 shops, this bustling marketplace is a paradise for shoppers looking for traditional Turkish handicrafts, carpets, jewelry, spices, and more. Visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere and indulge in some retail therapy while exploring the labyrinthine alleys of this historic market. Overnight in Istanbul.
3.DAY Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour
The Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour is a must-do experience for anyone visiting Istanbul. This tour allows visitors to explore the beauty and history of the city from a unique perspective, as they cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. The Bosphorus Strait is a natural waterway that separates the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, and it offers stunning views of the city’s iconic landmarks such as the Dolmabahce Palace, and the Ortakoy Mosque You will see the place below from inside:
Spice Bazaar, is a bustling market where visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant colors and aromas of traditional spices, teas, and other local products. This is the perfect place to stock up on souvenirs or sample some delicious Turkish delights before embarking on the cruise.
You will see the places below from the seaside:
Dolmabahce Palace is an opulent structure that served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The palace offers a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of the Ottoman sultans with its grand halls, stunning chandeliers, and intricate architectural details. Visitors can explore the palace’s magnificent gardens and learn about its fascinating history from knowledgeable guides.
Ortakoy Mosque is located in the bustling Ortakoy neighborhood. The mosque’s stunning architecture and picturesque setting make it a popular spot for both locals and tourists. As the cruise boat glides along the Bosphorus, visitors are treated to breathtaking views of the mosque and its surroundings, creating a truly unforgettable experience.
Beylerbeyi Palace, This magnificent palace served as a summer residence for Ottoman sultans and is renowned for its opulent design and rich history.
Ciragan Palace, which is now a luxury hotel. This grand palace was once the residence of Ottoman sultans and is considered one of Istanbul’s most prestigious landmarks. Its stunning architecture and beautiful waterfront location make it a popular destination for tourists seeking a taste of Ottoman opulence.
The Rumeli Fortress, also known as Rumelihisarı in Turkish, was built in the 15th century by Sultan Mehmed II. Its strategic location on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus made it an essential defense structure during the time of the Ottoman Empire. The fortress played a significant role in the conquest of Constantinople and served as a military base for the Ottomans. Today, it stands as a remarkable example of Ottoman military architecture and attracts visitors from all over the world. Overnight in Istanbul
4. DAY Engin Akyürek and Fatmagulun Sucu ne Location Tour in Istanbul
We will visit the locations where Engin Akyurek’s series took place. Since visiting these locations depends on the permission of the State, we keep these places secret. We are planning a surprise for you, our guests. Overnight in İstanbul.
5. DAY Engin Akyürek and Fatmagulun Sucu ne Location Tour in Istanbul
We will visit the locations where Engin Akyurek’s series took place. Since visiting these locations depends on the permission of the State, we keep these places secret. We are planning a surprise for you, our guests. Overnight in Istanbul.
6.DAY Mudanya-Golyazi Lake-Bursa
After breakfast, drive to Bursa City; on the way, we will stop at Mudanya. After that, we will drive to Bursa city center. You will be able to see the Grand Mosque (Ulucamii), Silk Bazaar (Koza Han), Green Mosque (Yesil Camii), Green Tomb, Tophane Osman Ghazi, and Orhan Ghazi Tombs; after the lunch break, Kircilar leather One of the must-visit destinations in Bursa is the Kircilar leather market. Known for its high-quality leather products, Kircilar offers an extensive range of leather goods, from jackets and bags to shoes and accessories. Whether you are a fashion enthusiast or simply looking for a unique souvenir, visiting Kircilar will leave you spoilt for choice.
We will drive to Golyazi Lake for sunset. It hasn’t been that long since it was discovered. With the pictures shared on social media, the name Gölyazı became popular. While the number of visitors is increasing rapidly, it has become the most sought-after route, especially for weekend getaways. Everyone was amazed by this cute village on the shores of Uluabat Lake. Moreover, in the “30 most beautiful towns in Europe” voting held a few years ago, Gölyazı was the only village from Turkey to be included in this list. After the beautiful sunset, drive back to Bursa. Overnight and dinner in Bursa.
7. DAY Drive to Canakkale-Overnight in Bozcada or Canakkale
In this program, you will see the locations where the film, A Small September Affair was filmed.
In the morning, drive to Canakkale; on the way, we will stop at Munira Turkish Delight Shop. Munira Lokum Apart from its leather market, Bursa is also famous for its delectable delicacies, and Munira Lokum is a prime example. Munira Lokum is a traditional Turkish delight shop that has been serving mouthwatering lokum since 1893. With a wide variety of flavors and textures, Munira Lokum is a haven for those with a sweet tooth. From classic flavors like rose and pistachio to more unique combinations like pomegranate and coconut, Munira Lokum offers something for everyone. A visit to Bursa would not be complete without indulging in these delightful treats. Arrival to Canakkale. See the Dardanel strait, The Wooden Horse of Troja. After the lunch break, we will get to the ferry to Bozcada.
Bozcaada is a Turkish island, also known as Tenedos, a small island in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey. This picturesque island is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, charming vineyards, and historic sites. Bozcaada offers a unique and relaxing experience for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
One of the main attractions of Bozcaada is its stunning beaches. With crystal clear turquoise waters and soft sandy shores, the beaches on this island are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and various water sports. Ayazma Beach and Habbele Beach are popular spots where visitors can enjoy the sun and sea in a tranquil environment.
In addition to its beaches, Bozcaada is famous for its vineyards and wine production. The island has a long-standing tradition of winemaking, with vineyards dating back to ancient times. Visitors can explore the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process, and sample local wines. The unique climate and fertile soil on Bozcaada contribute to the high quality of the wines produced here.
8.DAY Discover the “A Small September Affair” Film locations
We will visit the locations where Engin Akyurek’s series took place. Since visiting these locations depends on the permission of the State, we keep these places secret. We are planning a surprise for you, our guests.
Overall, visiting Bozcaada promises a memorable experience filled with natural beauty, delicious food and wine, and a glimpse into the island’s fascinating history. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an exploration of Turkish culture, Bozcaada has something to offer for everyone. Overnight in Bozcada.
9.DAY Pergamon and Izmir Tour
The Pergamon Tour is a captivating journey that takes you through the historical wonders of Turkey. Pergamon, located in the Aegean region, is renowned for its ancient ruins and archaeological sites. The city was once a prominent center of culture and learning, and it is home to the impressive Red Basilica and Asclepion. This ancient citadel boasts magnificent structures such as the Altar of Zeus, the Temple of Athena, and the Library of Pergamon. Exploring these ruins offers a glimpse into the rich history and architectural brilliance of the past.
Izmir is a city of rich history and diverse cultures, encapsulated beautifully within its various historical sites. First we will see the Clock Tower.
As we meander through the streets, we find ourselves near the historic Kemeraltı Bazaar. This bustling market is accessible from Havra Street and offers an authentic shopping and cultural experience where you can find an array of traditional goods and delicacies. Overnight in Izmir
10.DAY Çeşme and Alaçatı Tour
We will see the places where ‘’FatmaGülün Suçu ne?’’ scenes took place for the first 5 part
After breakfast, drive to Cesme-Alacati. We will visit the locations where Engin Akyurek’s series took place. Since visiting these locations depends on the permission of the State, we keep these places secret. We are planning a surprise for you, our guests.
If you are planning a trip to Cesme Castle, consider extending your visit to explore the charming nearby town of Alaçatı. Located just a short drive from Cesme, Alaçatı is renowned for its traditional stone houses, cobblestone streets, and vibrant local markets. Start your day with a visit to Cesme Castle, immersing yourself in its rich history and architectural wonders. Afterward, make your way to Alaçatı to experience its unique atmosphere. Stroll through the narrow streets, browse the shops, and indulge in the local cuisine at one of the many charming restaurants. Whether interested in history or culture or simply enjoying the laid-back coastal vibe, a Cesme-Alaçatı tour is the perfect way to spend your day. Overnight in Kusadasi
11. DAY Ephesus Tour
Embark on a journey back in time as you explore the ancient and historical wonders of Ephesus:
House of the Virgin Mary: The tour starts with the serene and sanctified Nestled amidst lush greenery; this sacred site harbors deep religious significance. It is believed to be where St. John took the Virgin Mary after the death of Jesus, offering a tranquil sanctuary for contemplation.
Ephesus’ ruins: Continuing the journey, you’ll delve into the heart of the past with a walking tour Here, the Odeon’s grandeur, the grace of the Fountain of Trajan, and the Scholastic steam baths tell the tales of a civilization deeply steeped in cultural sophistication. The Temple of Hadrian and the iconic Library of Ephesus will magnify your awe with their elaborate facades, pillars, and sculptures that continue to stand as testaments to ancient architectural prowess.
As you wander through the ruins, envisage vibrant past events like Mark Antony and Cleopatra’s procession along the Arcadian Way, resonating with the magnitude of their historic love story. Stand amidst the staggering dimensions of the Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul once addressed an ancient audience, an amphitheater that echoes with the voices of the past that once filled its vast 24,000 seats.
The Temple of Artemis: Your cultural odyssey culminates in the remnants of the Temple of Artemis. Once celebrated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, this colossal edifice honored the Greek Goddess of hunting and nature. Though now in ruins, its scale still impresses, hinting at the grandeur that made this temple four times larger than Athens’ Parthenon, a true marvel of ancient ingenuity and devotion.
Overnight in Kusadasi
12.DAY Bodrum Tour
Our tour guide will tell you everything about the history of the places we will visit properly. You will be able to see St. Peter’s Castle (Cruiseders’ Castle), which was built by the Knights of Peter in 1402. Afterwards, we will present The Greek Theater, which was built in the 4th century BC during the reign of Satrap Mausollos. Also, the Bodrum Underwater Archeology Museum and The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus will be visited. After taking a break, we will visit Myndos Gate. Myndos Gate is the gate through which Alexander the Great entered Bodrum. Finally, After visiting The Wind Mills, our tour will come to an end. Overnight in Bodrum
13.DAY Engin Akyürek-“Ambassador Daughter” (Seferin Kızı)Location Tour in Bodrum
We will visit the locations where Engin Akyurek’s series took place. Since visiting these locations depends on the permission of the State, we keep these places secret. We are planning a surprise for you, our guests.Overnight in Bodrum.
14.DAY Dalyan Tour -Engin Akyürek and The locations where the film(Godspeed) took place
A scenic ride along the Dalyan River leads to the ancient city of Kaunos, where you can explore the well-preserved ruins of a theater, rock-cut tombs, and a Roman bath. The highlight of this excursion is the mesmerizing Dalyan Mud Baths, renowned for their therapeutic properties. Immerse yourself in the mineral-rich mud for a unique spa experience, followed by a refreshing dip in the rejuvenating thermal waters.
After a day of exploration, indulge in the local culinary delights at one of the waterfront restaurants, savoring freshly caught seafood and traditional Turkish mezes as the sun sets over the horizon. Overnight in Fethiye
15. DAY Fethiye Tour
Fethiye is a beautiful coastal town located in southwestern Turkey. Known for its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and rich history, Fethiye is a popular tourist destination. A Fethiye tour offers visitors the opportunity to explore the region’s natural beauty, immerse themselves in its vibrant culture, and indulge in delicious local cuisine.
One of the highlights of a Fethiye tour is the chance to visit the world-famous Oludeniz Beach. With its turquoise waters and breathtaking scenery, Oludeniz is often considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Visitors can relax on the sandy shores, swim in the crystal clear sea, or even try exciting water sports such as paragliding or scuba diving.
Another must-visit attraction on a Fethiye tour is the ancient city of Kayakoy. Once a thriving Greek settlement, Kayakoy now stands as a ghost town, with its abandoned houses and churches providing a hauntingly beautiful backdrop. Exploring the ruins allows visitors to step back and gain insight into the area’s rich history.
For those who enjoy outdoor activities, a Fethiye tour offers an abundance of opportunities. The region is known for its impressive hiking trails, including the famous Lycian Way. Trekkers can embark on scenic hikes through pine forests, along rugged cliffs, and past ancient ruins, all while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
No Fethiye tour would be complete without sampling the local cuisine. The town is home to numerous restaurants and cafes offering a wide range of traditional Turkish dishes. From mouthwatering kebabs to delectable seafood dishes, there is something to satisfy every palate. Visitors can also indulge in freshly squeezed fruit juices and traditional Turkish tea while enjoying the laid-back atmosphere of Fethiye’s charming streets.
In conclusion, a Fethiye tour offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and culinary delights. Whether you’re looking to relax on stunning beaches, explore ancient ruins, or indulge in delicious food, Fethiye has something to offer everyone. Overnight in Fethiye
16. DAY: Xanxos-Letoon-Patara 3 Ancient City Tour
Xantos Tour offers a comprehensive and informative experience during the Patara and Letoon tours. Knowledgeable guides accompany visitors throughout the journey, providing historical insights and answering any questions that may arise. The tour also includes comfortable transportation, ensuring that visitors can travel between the sites with ease and comfort.
Overall, the Patara and Letoon tour offered by Xanxos Tour is an excellent choice for history enthusiasts and those seeking to immerse themselves in Turkey’s rich cultural heritage. With its well-preserved ruins, stunning natural beauty, and expert guides, this tour promises an unforgettable experience for all who embark on it.
The Letoon portion of the tour takes visitors to another ancient site situated near Patara. Letoon was an essential religious center in ancient Lycia and was dedicated to the worship of Leto and her twin children, Apollo and Artemis. The site is home to several well-preserved ruins, including the Temple of Leto, the Nymphaeum, and the theater
17.DAY:Kaş,Kekova,Simena Boat Tour
The Kaş, Kekova, Simena Boat Tour is a popular and highly recommended activity for tourists visiting the beautiful coastal region of Turkey. This boat tour offers a unique and memorable experience, allowing visitors to explore the stunning landscapes and historical sites of Kaş, Kekova, and Simena.
Starting from the charming town of Kaş, the boat tour takes you on a journey along the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The tour usually includes stops at various picturesque locations, such as hidden coves and secluded beaches, where visitors can swim, snorkel, and relax in the sun. The turquoise waters of this region are known for their incredible clarity, making it a paradise for water activities.
One of the highlights of the boat tour is the visit to Kekova Island, which is famous for its underwater ruins. Here, visitors can witness the submerged remains of a sunken city dating back to ancient times. Snorkeling or diving in these waters provides a unique opportunity to explore the ruins up close and marvel at the history that lies beneath the surface.
Another must-visit destination on this boat tour is Simena, a small and beautiful village known for its well-preserved Lycian tombs and medieval castle. The boat will stop here to allow visitors to explore the village and walk up to the castle, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Throughout the boat tour, knowledgeable guides provide interesting information about the history, culture, and natural beauty of the region. They ensure that visitors have a comprehensive understanding of the sites they are visiting, enhancing their overall experience.
Overall, the Kaş, Kekova, Simena Boat Tour is an incredible way to discover the stunning coastal landscapes and historical treasures of this region in Turkey. Whether interested in history, adventure, or simply relaxing by the sea, this boat tour offers something for everyone. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience during your visit to Turkey. Overnight in Kas
18. DAY Myra -St. Nicholas Church (Father Christmas)-Antalya
The Myra Tour is a fascinating journey that takes visitors through the rich history and natural beauty of the Myra region. One of the highlights of this tour is the opportunity to visit the ancient city of Myra, which was once a bustling metropolis during the Roman Empire. The city is known for its well-preserved Lycian rock tombs, which are carved into the cliffs overlooking the city. These tombs provide a glimpse into the burial practices of the ancient Lycian people and offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Another essential stop on the Myra Tour is the Church of St. Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus. This church was built in the 6th century and is believed to be the final resting place of St. Nicholas, the inspiration for Santa Claus. Visitors can explore the church and learn about the life and legacy of this beloved saint.
Aside from its historical sites, the Myra Tour also offers opportunities to experience the natural beauty of the region. One such experience is a visit to Ulupinar Trout Farm, where visitors can enjoy a delicious meal of freshly caught trout in a serene and picturesque setting. The farm is located near a beautiful river surrounded by lush greenery, making it an ideal spot for relaxation and tranquility.
Another natural wonder that can be explored on the Myra Tour is Phaselis, an ancient city located on the coast of Lycia. The city was founded in the 7th century BC and was an important port during the Hellenistic period. Visitors can explore the ruins of Phaselis and marvel at its well-preserved theater, agora, and aqueducts. The city is also known for its beautiful beaches, where visitors can take a refreshing swim or simply relax under the Mediterranean sun.
Overall, the Myra Tour offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you are interested in ancient civilizations or religious landmarks or simply immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes of Turkey, this tour has something for everyone. So pack your bags and embark on this unforgettable journey through time and nature. Overnight in Antalya
19. DAY ANTALYA TOUR
Itinerary for a Scenic City Tour with Cable Car Ride and Waterfall Visits
Begin your day with a convenient pickup from your hotel at 09:30 am, setting the tone for a day filled with intriguing sights and natural beauty. Kick off the adventure with the exhilarating Tunektepe Cable Car ride. As you gently ascend to the summit, soak in panoramic views of the lustrous Mediterranean Sea juxtaposed against the bustling city landscape from your unique vantage point in the sky.
Next, we’ll guide you to the serene Duden Waterfall, a location that promises a tranquil respite from the city’s vibrancy. Here, enjoy the cascade’s soothing sounds with about an hour of free time to explore. During this pause in your exploration, lunch will be served amidst the picturesque backdrop of the falls.
The journey will then proceed to the captivating Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall. Witness the awe-inspiring sight where the river seamlessly becomes one with the sea, leaving an indelible imprint on your memories. Your final exploration for the day will be the quaint old town nestled in the city’s heart. Traverse the historic streets of Kaleici, where each turn reveals layers of rich history and culture. Our professional and knowledgeable guides are ready to share fascinating facts and insider tips to enhance your experience.
After a day spent among these splendid attractions, sit back and relax as we handle the return transfer to your hotel, bringing your city tour to a comfortable and satisfactory conclusion. Overnight in Antalya
20. DAY Perge-Aspendos-Side- Flight to Istanbul
Perge, Aspendos, and Side are three ancient cities in Turkey that offer a fascinating glimpse into the region’s rich history. A tour of these sites is a must for any history enthusiast or traveler interested in exploring the ancient world.
Perge, located near Antalya, was once a bustling Roman city known for its impressive architecture and well-preserved ruins. The city’s main attraction is its extensive Roman theater, which could accommodate up to 15,000 spectators. Visitors can also explore the city’s ancient agora, which was the center of commercial and social life in Perge. The well-preserved city walls and gateways provide a sense of the grandeur that once existed in this ancient city. A tour of Perge offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and imagine what life was like during the Roman era.
Aspendos is another ancient city worth visiting during a tour of this region. Known for its remarkably preserved Roman theater, Aspendos is considered one of the best-preserved theaters from antiquity. The theater’s acoustics are so perfect that it is still used for performances today. In addition to the theater, visitors can explore the remains of the ancient aqueduct and the Roman bath complex. Aspendos also has a well-preserved stadium that once hosted athletic competitions and chariot races. A visit to Aspendos allows visitors to appreciate the architectural achievements of the Roman Empire and gain insight into the lives of its inhabitants.
Side, situated on a peninsula on the Mediterranean coast, is another ancient city that should not be missed. Known for its beautiful beaches and stunning ruins, Side offers a unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance. The city’s main attractions include its ancient theater, the temple of Apollo, and the monumental gate known as the “Gate of Athena.” Visitors can also explore the remains of the city walls and stroll along the picturesque harbor. Side’s location on the coast makes it an ideal destination for those looking to combine history with relaxation.
In conclusion, a tour of Perge, Aspendos, and Side offers a unique opportunity to explore some of Turkey’s most impressive ancient cities. These sites provide an insight into the region’s rich history and architectural achievements. Whether you are interested in Roman ruins or simply looking to immerse yourself in Turkey’s past, a visit to these cities is sure to be a memorable experience. So don’t miss out on the chance to explore Perge, Aspendos, and Side during your next trip to Turkey.
-16:30 End of the Tour
-17:00 Depart from Antalya to Antalya airport
-19:30 Flight from Antalya airport to Istanbul
–20:30 Arrive in Istanbul, Arrange a meeting at the airport, and transfer back to your hotel.
21. DAY: End of the Tour.(Departure from Istanbul)
Thus, our tour is completed. After you have breakfast at the hotel, check-out will take place from the hotel. Afterward, we will take you to the airport according to your flight time.
All mentioned transfers in the program.
All mentioned tours in the program include transportation with air-conditioned buses, guidance, and entrance fees.
*The local tour guide is in English (Ask for the other language options for groups, or private tours).
All meals if it is described in the itinerary.
Accommodation in 3,4 or 5-star hotels according to your choice.
All local taxes.
What’s Not Included
International flight tickets.
All domestic flights are mentioned in the itinerary.
Drinks with meals (except the drinks served at breakfast).
Visa (if needed).
Private sections in the museums.