6 Days Family Holiday Istanbul and Antalya
Tour Style : Family Vacation
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Istanbul - Antalya - Aspendos - Perge - Boat Cruise
Day 01 – Arrivale to Turkey Welcome
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer your hotel. Stay Overnight.
Day 02- Ottoman Relics Tour. Half Day Afternoon.
Plase be ready at the hotel lobby 12:30 to 13:00 for the Istanbul city tour. Topkapı Palace,residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)
Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.
End of the tour transfer to your hotel and stay overnight.
Day 03: Istanbul Classics Morning Tour.
You will be picked up by your hotel aroun 830 to 9:00 am.
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)
End of the tour transfer back to hotel. Free afternoon be ready to fly Antaya.
Your airport transfer and flight infromation will be given to you.
Transfer to Airport flight to Antalya. It take arounf 1hr 20 minutes.
Up on your arrival met on onur transfer man to transfer you hotel. Check in. Stay overnight.
Day 4- Antalya Perge Aspendos – Kursunlu Waterfall Tour
After breakfast depart to Antalya (30 minute drive).
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 of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. Especially in the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprising that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After the tour, departure 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 include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica. Kursunlu Waterfalls: The Kursunlu is a waterfall which is reduced to a mere trickle in the summer months. It is located 19 km from Antalya at the end of a 7 km road branching off to the north of the Antalya-Serik-Alanya highway at a point 12 km from Antalya. The waterfall is on one of the tributaries of the Aksu river and its situation in the midst of a pine forest is of quite exceptional beauty. The countryside around the water forms a lovely picnic and pleasure spot only twenty minutes from the centre of the city of Antalya.
Overnight in Antalya.
Day 05 - Daily Picnic Boat Cruise
Today you'll feel the uniqueness of having the chance to travel by a romantic wood-yacht by the turquoise-coloured south-coast. Our trip will start by arrival at Kemer Marina. At Kemer marina, you'll be awaited by a wood-yacht, 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 your lunch at the boat at Olympos bay. The trip will continue through the three-island location. After a swimming break close to these islands, the trip will continue through Kemer yacht port where the buses are awaiting.
Evenıng flight to Istanbul. Stay overnight in Istanbul
Day 06 - Istanbul Bosphorus & Two Continents
Daily departure at 08.30 and returns at 17.00
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), built between 1597 and 1664, it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city.You may find there mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc.. Rustem Pasha Mosque, Mimar Sinan built this mosque in 1560 for Rüstem Pasha,son-in-law and the grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent.Its particular beauty lies in Iznik tiles covering it,both inside and outside. Bosphorus Cruise, the Bosphorus strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents; this romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Plalace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unige maritime landscapes. Lunch
Bosphorus Bridge, drive on the bridge and enjoy the beautiful view when crossing the bridge from Europe to Asia.It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest in the world when completed.Unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul,exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul city and Bosphorus from the best point of view. Ortaköy, is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus with communites of Turk , Greeks, Armenians and Jews.The neighbourhood hosts many different religious.It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists a like with art galleries, night clubs, restaurants, sitting by the waterfront for drink tea and coffee. Dolmabahce Palace, was the first European style palace built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846.This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.Atatürk lived the final part of his life in the residental part of the palace and died there.
Day 07- Free Day In Istanbul Flight to Home.
According to your flight departure hours you can spend you time in Istanbul.
We will transfer you from your hotel to Airport according to your departure time you informed us.