Turkey – Antalya 6N/7D


Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring dome and Christian mosaics.

Turkey

  • Highlights

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Inclusions

  • Exclusions

  • Reviews

Highlights of the tour


  • City tour of Antalya
  • City tour of Cappadocia
  • City tour of Istanbul

Detailed Itinerary of the tour


  • Day 01 : Arrive Antalya

    • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and you shall depart for city tour
    • Antalya is the Turkey’s biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera
    • Visit the Old Town Antalya, with its narrow winding streets and historic wooden houses, bars, restaurants and Ottoman-style boutique hotels. Also visit Duden Waterfalls
    • The Upper Duden waterfall is 15m (49ft) high and 20m (65ft) wide and set in a pretty valley
    • A natural cave has formed behind the falls and it is possible to sit here and watch the cascades. There are restaurants, boardwalks and picnic tables in the gardens immediately surrounding the falls to help you make the most of this scenic spot.
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 02 : Cappadocia

    • After breakfast at the hotel leave hotel early in the morning to drive to Cappadocia via Taurus Mountains
    • On the way to our first stop Konya, you will see many small villages where authentic Turkish life style is still alive. Konya is equivalent of the ‘Bible Belt’ and is the home town of the whirling dervish orders
    • Visit Mevlana Museum (No entrance), the former lodge of whirling dervishes
    • Mevlana is another name for Celaleddin Rumi, the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, one of the world’s great mystic philosophers. Rumi later became known as Mevlâna
    • We will reach Cappadocia late in the evening. Dinner at an Indian Restaurant
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 03 : Arrive Cappadocia

    • After breakfast at the hotel leave hotel early in the morning to drive to Cappadocia via Taurus Mountains; mountain range and a great chain running parallel to the Mediterranean coast. Scattered forests of pine, cedar, oak, and juniper are found on the slopes up to 8,000 feet will amaze you

     

    • On the way to our first stop Konya, you will see many small villages where authentic Turkish life style is still alive. Konya; is equivalent of the ‘Bible Belt’ and is the home town of the whirling dervish orders
    • Visit Mevlana Museum (No entrance), the former lodge of whirling dervishes. Mevlana is another name for Celaleddin Rumi, the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, one of the world’s great mystic philosophers Rumi later became known as Mevlâna (Our Guide) to his followers
    • We will reach Cappadocia late in the evening. Dinner at an Indian Restaurant
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 04 : Cappadocia

     

    • After breakfast at the hotel, be ready to explore one of the unique landmarks of the world – Cappadocia
    • Our first visit will be Kaymakli Underground City, found under the hill in the middle of the town. It was discovered and opened to public in 1964. Although only 4 levels of underground city can be visited, it is not exactly known how many levels it originally had.
    • Then we shall visit Devrent Valley which is also called pink valley
    • Next we visit to Avanos, the old city of Avanos overlooks the longest river of Turkey – Red River
    • Dinner and Overnight stay in hotel

     


  • Day 05 : Arrive Istanbul

    • After breakfast, You are transferred to the airport to board your flight to Istanbul in time
    • On arrival in Istanbul, we will take you to an Indian Restaurant directly for dinner. Now it is time to leave yourself to the rythm of the city which has ruled 3-Empires since 660 BC.
    • Overnight stay in hotel


  • Day 06 : Istanbul

    • Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and you shall depart for city tour
    • We will get off the bus nearby main square of Sultan Ahmet to visit heritage relics. The Hippodrome was once the heart of Constantinople’s political and sporting life, and the scene of games and riots through 500 years of Ottoman history
    • Blue Mosque is one of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque) is a superb example of classical Ottoman architecture
    • Grand Bazaar is in operation since the 14th century and is one of the world’s largest covered markets with 58 streets and over 4,000 shops inside
    • Our coach will drop you back to your hotel or you can choose to have optional tour in the afternoon for interior visits to important museums and palaces at an extra cost
    • Overnight stay in hotel


  • Day 07 : Return home

    • After a hearty breakfast, you have time to spend at leisure until your departure.
    • We will pick you up from your hotel to transfer to the airport for your flight back home
    • Return home with sweet memories


Inclusions of the tour


  • 02 nights accommodation in Antalya
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cappadocia
  • 02 nights accommodation in Istanbul
  • Return airport transfers in Antalya, Cappadocia and Istanbul
  • 1 Full-Day in Antalya - CityOld Town, Hadrianus Gate, Duden Waterfalls
  • 01 Full-Day in Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City, Devrent Valley, Avanos
  • 01 Half-Day (morning) in Istanbul - Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Lunch on all days
  • Dinner

Exclusions of the tour


  • Visa cost
  • Porterage and tips, mineral water, laundry, telephone or any other expense personal in nature
  • Personal insurance
  • Drinks and lunches/dinner except where mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature, driver and guide gratuities
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc
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