Welcome to Istanbul. Transfer from Istanbul Airport to hotel in European Side.
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 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 iznik 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)
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.
Topkapi Palace, the 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.
also visioned during the tour
GALATA BRIDGE • GOLDEN HORN • LEANDER’S TOWER
The tour starts with pick up around 08:00 and will end around 17:00
Hagia Sophia on Monday replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern
Blue Mosque visited from outside on Friday mornings because of noon prayer
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday replaced with authentic shops
Topkapi Palace on Tuesday replaced with Tour to Byzantium
Sultan Tombs on Monday replaced with Little Hagia Sophia (St. Sergius & Bacchus)
Dolmabahçe Palace on Monday & Thursday replaced with Eyüp + Pierre Loti Coffee House + Miniatürk,
St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum) on Wednesday
For any sightseeing Tour, Passport Number from each guest is required.
Hotel in European Side - Istanbul Airport (Istanbul)
Transfer from hotel in European side to Istanbul Airport.
Antalya Airport - Hotel in Antalya City Center or Lara (Antalya)
Welcome to Antalya. Upon arrival at the Airport you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to the hotel in city center or Lara. Rest of the day at leisure.
SIC will be operated only on Wednesday and Sunday.
This is a full day tour combination with half day boat and half day bus. See the finest monuments of historic Lykia, find sunken cities and uncover the origins of Santa Claus on this enthralling tour.
With a typical wooden boat for around one and a half hour cruise, you will be taken to the ruins of the sunken city in Kekova. The shoreline is strewn with ancient ruins of entire towns partly immersed in the waters. Enjouy the opportunity of a swimming break (season and weather permitting) to cool down.
Then we will proceed to Myra, one of the most beautiful parts of of Anatolia to visit the ruined city with its impressive Lycian rock cut tombs and the amphitheatre. Myra was one of the important port cities of the Lycian civilisations and a important centrum of religion.
We finish the day with the church of St. Nicholas, the most important sight in the area and the real home of the Father Christmas (Santa Claus). The earliest church St. Nicholas at Myra was built in the 6th century. The present day church was constructed mainly from the 8th century onward; a monastery was added in the 11th century. Return in the late evening to Antalya
Pick ups around 06:30, Lunch include with a duration of aprox 12 hours.
Transfer from Hotel in City Center to Antalya Airport.
2 Nights accommodation in Istanbul at the Artefes Hotel
2 Nights accommodation in Antalya at the Argos
Sightseeing tours are operated as per the vehicle selected.
Return Airport Transfers on Private Basis.
Inclusive of all current applicable taxes.
Domestic Flight (Istanbul-Antalya)
Peak/festival period surcharge
Beverages NOT included in the quotation
Visas & International Airfare
Entrance Fee (unless specified)
Driver & Guide Tipping
Luggage truck & Porter
Supplement for arrival/departure transfer between 2200 hrs - 0700 hrs
If City / Resort Fees / Tourist taxes are applicable then the same will be Payable directly at hotel /Apartment.?