Deluxe Turkey Tour by Flight 2014

9nights/10days

Private tour in 5 star hotels with daily departures for those who value their privacy while traveling

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Turkey private tour with flights and special visits in Istanbul with Bosporus cruise excuriosn to the ancient Roman ports of Aspensos and Perge

You will have first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul and around the Mediterranean port, Antalya with return domestic flights from Istanbul to Antalya,. Enjoy daily Private Boat cruises in Antalya, anceint Pergeand  Aspendos with  beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast. This tour involves no long bus rides just short domestic flights ensuring that your travel is relaxing and comfortable.

TOUR ITINERARY -

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Private Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast included)
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul city tour. Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, 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.

Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque 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. Lunch break and then we head to the Egyptian Bazaar: The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the day tour you have the option to experience the magical Bosphorus Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the Bosphorus which connects Asia to Europe by sunset. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul to Izmir Airport / Antalya
(Breakfast included)
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Antalya. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Antalya Overnight in Antalya

Day 4 - Private Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast we will depart for Perge and Aspendos.

PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon. Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here
In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom o f Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the riches town in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprise that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After Perge, we will depart for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way.

ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. it was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and includes a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. Overnight in Antalya.


Day 5 - Antalya-Free day
(Breakfast included)
The day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. You don't have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach and crystals clear sea. Explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips  you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tours and many more.

Day 6 - Private Daily Boat Cruise
(Breakfast included)
You'll fell the uniqueness of having the chance to travel by a romantic wood-yacht in the turquoise colored waters of Turkey's Mediterranean south-coast. Our trip will start by arrival at Kemer marina. at Kemer marina, a wood-yacht awaits which will guide you to Phaselis, passing through the forest of pine trees and the Taurus mountains. This coast is probably the most charming coast of the Turkish Riviera. You'll have the chance to swim in clear blue water and dive with snorkels during the trip to Olympos. you'll have you lunch on board at your boat on the Olympos bay. The trip will continue through the three island location. After a swimming break, the trip will continue to Kemer yacht port where the private bus will be waiting. The best thing to do during this trip is to relax and enjoy the stunning sceneries.

Day 7 - Antalya- Free day

(Breakfast included)

The day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. You don't have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea. Explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tours and many more.

Day 8 - Antalya to Istanbul
(Breakfast included)
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 9 - Private Istanbul Bosphorus & Two Continents
(Breakfast included)
Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and Spice Market tour starting at 08:30. After lunch we will visit the Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Asian side of Istanbul. Egyptian Bazaar: The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.

Bedesten exhibits the traditional silk weaving courses and carpet weaving courses authorized by the Ministry of National Education. Possibility to see jewellery, handicrafts centre and leatherwear show. Free time provided for shopping.

Bosphorus Cruise: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. 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 pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

Rumeli Fortress: Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.

Beylerbeyi Palace: The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Bosphorus Bridge: Enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).

Camlica Hill is highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style.

Shopping at Bedesten: Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10 - Istanbul - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from your hotel. We hope your private luxury Turkey tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our private luxury tours again. Have a nice trip back home.



10 DAYS PRIVATE LUXURY TURKEY TOUR INCLUDES:
 
• Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
• Return Domestic flights from Istanbul to Antalya
• 4 nights in Istanbul at 5 star hotel including breakfast
• 5 nights in Antalya including breakfast
• Guided private Istanbul City Tour
• Guided private Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
• Guided private Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour
• Guided private Antalya Daily Boat Cruise
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Professional English-speaking tour guides
• Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport

PRIVATE LUXURY TURKEY TOUR HOTELS:

• Hilton Hotel
• Ciragan Palace
• Four Seasons Hotel
• Ceylan InterContinental
• Polat Renaissance Hotel
• The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
• Swiss Hotel Istanbul
• Sheraton Hotel Antalya
• The Marmara Hotel Antalya
• Titanic De Luxe Hotel Antalya

Price 2014 (March - October): Summer Itinerary in Euros per person based on minimum 2 passengers traveling together ($ rate varies depending the exchange):

Number of passengers Per person based on double Per person in single
2-3 people 3550 5089
4-5 people 2829 4368
6-7 people 2589 4128
8-9 people 2469 4007
10 people 2155 3494

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