Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included) Full Day Ottoman & Byzantium Relics Tour With Lunch: (APPROX. 08:00-17:00) Guests will be picked up around 8:00am, and brought to the Sultanahmet district, the oldest, most historic part of the city. The first stop of the day will be the Hagia Sophia, as our tour guide explains the significance of this massive building that was once a Christian church, then a mosque, and now a museum. Afterward, we will pass the Hippodrome of Constantinople, where we will see the site?s impressive obelisk, before reaching the Blue Mosque. We should be sure to take pictures of both the interior and exterior of this impressive building. Next, we will continue to the Grand Bazaar, a massive, bustling complex to find clothing, decorative furnishings, food, and more. On the way to the bazaar, we will see other historical monuments, like the Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I, the Firuz Aga Mosque, and the exterior of the Tomb of Mehmed II. After our visit to the Grand Bazaar, we will make a brief stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Topkapi Palace, the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Afterward, we will visit the Little Hagia Sophia, the final stop on the tour before guests are returned to their hotels. Please Note: St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
Day 3 – Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour – Flight to Antalya (Breakfast & Dinner included) Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour: (APPROX. 08:00-12:00) Guests of this half-day tour can choose the morning or afternoon option, and will be picked up from their hotel at the selected time. We will first visit the Spice Bazaar, one of the city?s most colorful and bustling attractions, which has been in operation since the 17th century and still remains a very popular attraction for locals and visitors alike. The tour guide will give us tips on the best stalls and kiosks to visit so we do not become overwhelmed by the busy market, where we will have roughly 45 minutes of free time to explore and shop. Next, we will head to the shores of the Bosphorus Strait for a cruise, learning about this important, strategic waterway that straddles the Asian and European continents. On our voyage, we will see an impressive showcase of many historic Istanbul buildings: the decadent façade of Dolmabahce Palace; 15th-century fortress Rumelihisari; the Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer home of Ottoman sultans; and many more. After tour, you will be transferred to airport to catch flight to Antalya. Arrive & transfer to hotel.
Day 4 – Antalya City & Waterfalls – Antalya (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included) Half Day Antalya City & Waterfalls Tour With Lunch: (APPROX. 09:30-15:00) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:30 for the tour of Antalya Waterfalls Düden Waterfalls are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya. The waterfalls, formed by the Düden River (one of the major rivers in Southern Anatolia), are located 12km North east of Antalya. They end where the waters of the Lower Düden Falls drop off a rocky cliff directly into the mediterranean sea. We will stop for lunch here which is included in the price. After the waterfalls we will drive to the old city centre of Antalya where you will have a couple of hours free time to explore the Harbour, go on a one hour boat tour (price not included) and indulge in the local shops! After tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 5 - Antalya to Airport (Breakfast included) After breakfast you will have free time until we depart to airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then switch to international terminal to catch home-bound flight. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing us.