DAY - 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL (choose your own travel dates)
Arrival in Istanbul International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 2 BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR (B-L)
08:45 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour. Visiting, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 3 FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA / CAPPADOCIA TOUR #1 (B- L)
05:00 am pick up from the reception and transfer to the airport. You will fly into either Kayseri or Nevsehir. Arrival at the airport and depart for the tour. Visiting Devrent Valley, Monk`s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world renowned fairy chimneys. After lunch break continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Tour will end with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY - 4 CAPPADOCIA TOUR #2 (B-L)
09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Çavusvillage. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Hot Air Balloon Ride - €119 per person
DAY - 5 DAY BUS TO ANTALYA (B)
Pick up around 9:00am; transfer to bus station. Drive to Antalya around 11:00am (8 hour drive). Around 9:00pm arrival in Antalya bus station and meet the driver for transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY - 6 ASPENDOS – PERGE – KURSUNLU WATERFALLS TOUR (B-L)
After breakfast pick up from the hotel and depart to visit Perge. An important city of ancient Pamphylian, Perge was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul preached some of his first sermons here. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs; other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archaeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and a gymnasium.After lunch, proceed to Aspendos one of the best preserved theatres in the world with seating for 15,000. Still used today, the theater galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia. It is commonly believed that Aspendos was founded by colonist from Argos. We with then proceed to Kursunlu Waterfalls for a refreshing break. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY – 7 TRANSFER TO DEMRE & EMBARKING THE BOAT (B-D) (On Tuesdays; Fridays; Sundays)
(Boats have no A/C) Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the boat. Boat departure from the harbour of Demre 13:00-14:00. Pirates Cave. Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian-Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!). Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle. In Gökkaya Bay optional water sports are available. Dinner, relax in this pirates haven.
DAY – 8 ON THE BOAT (B-L-D)
Breakfast. Departure to Kaş where we first have a swim in a nice and quiet bay in front of the little town & and then stop in the harbour for lunch & visit of this charming fishing village. Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kaş was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains! Near Kalkan we stop in Fırnaz Bay (dinner & 2nd night).
DAY – 9 ON THE BOAT (B-L-D)
Around sunrise we depart for Butterfly Valley where we stop (sea conditions permitting! ) for breakfast and swimming. This natural reserve hosts 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths. Ölüdeniz (The Blue Lagoon) is our next stop, again sea conditions permitting! Option for paragliding available. In a bay near Ölüdeniz we have lunch. Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner & 3rd night.
DAY – 10 DISEMBARKING THE BOAT & TRANSFER TO ANTALYA (B)
Breakfast. Departure for Samanlık Bay (swim & lunch). Finally we sail to Fethiye Harbour where we arrive 1:00 – 3:00pm.
DAY – 11 FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL (B)
Pick up from your hotel 2,30 hours before your departure and transfer to the airport. Flight back to Istanbul (morning or afternoon). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 12 GOODBYE (B)
Pick up 3 hours before your international flight and transfer to the airport. Have a safe trip back home!
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Transfers mentioned in the itinerary (Regular).
Local taxes and service charges.
Hotel accommodations on the itinerary according to your choice as 3,4 or 5 star.
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Professional English speaking guidance.
(You can ask for other language options for groups).
Entrance fees to the various sites.
Transportation with A/C and non smoking coaches.
Domestic flight tickets in the program.
Public bus tickets in the program
What’s Not Included
Tips to guide , driver and hotel personnel (optional).
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