Explore Turkey Package

Explore Turkey Package

Program Itinerary:

Arrival to Islanbul & Overnight

Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Int. airport, you’ll be met with our English-speaking representative, who will transfer you by private A-C van to your hotel for check in, rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own to discover Istanbul, clean, modern and safe city. Finally, you’ll get back to your hotel for overnight. [No Meals]

Istanbul City Tour & Overnight

Pick up at 08:30 AM from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA, this ancient basilica which was built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. 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. After that, you’ll be transferred by private A-C van to GRAND COVERED BAZAAR in this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After finishing the tour, you’ll get back to your hotel for rest & refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own to discover Istanbul. Finally, you’ll get back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Shopping Tour

Pick up at 08:30 AM from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT 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 see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See 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 PALAS (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 the 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 TOUR (after cruise) 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. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with GAT Tours’ local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. [Breakfast]

Free at Leisure & Istanbul Overnight

The day is yours to explore Istanbul, shop in the local markets, or enjoy one of our attractive offers. These include Ephesus, Cappadocia, Dolmabahce Palace, Family Shopping Tour, Traditional Turkish Bath, Green Bursa, Istanbul Princes’ Island, Turkish Village Tour, Istanbul Museums Tour, Aquarium Tour, Private luxury yacht cruise, Helicopter Tours, or enjoy the Istanbul Evening Show, 1001 Istanbul Traditional Turkish Night, Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus By Night with dinner, popular musical instruments & Turkish singer. Overnight in Istanbul. [Breakfast]

Princess Island Tour & Istanbul Overnight

Take a leisurely 28 kilometer cruise through the Sea of Marmara to the unspoiled charms of Buyukada. The largest of the Prince’s Islands, Buyukada boasts lush foliage, pine forests, turn of the century wooden mansions and incomparable views of Istanbul. Best of all, cars are banned, so you travel by horse- drawn carriage. If you feel the need to escape from the bustle of Istanbul for a day, nothing could be easier. You simply join us aboard a ferry bound for the charming Princes’ Islands. Our destination is Buyukada, the largest of the island chain, but we will pass by four other islands on the way. All are famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation and ornate Ottoman houses, and on all of them cars are banned. The preferred means of transportation is the charming horse-drawn carriage known as the phaeton, which we will use on our circular tour of Buyukada, passing elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvillea. You will feel as though you have stepped back into a more leisured and gracious age, almost expecting grand 19th century ladies and gentlemen to come strolling down to the waterfront on an afternoon promenade. Evening return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. After the tour, you’ll get back to your hotel for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own to discover Istanbul, clean, modern & safe city. Finally, you’ll get back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]

Flight to Pamukkale & Overnight

Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be transferred to Istanbul airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Pamukkale. Upon arrival to Pamukkale airport, you’ll be met with our English-speaking representative there who will transfer you by private A-C van to your hotel for check in, rest & refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own to discover Pamukkale, clean, modern & safe city. Finally, you’ll get back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]

Drive to Antalya & Overnight

Check out after breakfast. Later on, we will drive towards Antalya by an A-C van. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel there for check in, rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own to discover Antalya, clean, modern & safe city. Finally, you’ll get back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]

Free at Leisure – Overnight in Antalya

Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Later on, you have a free day in Antalya to discover this city. Finally, you’ll get back to you hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]

Free at Leisure – Overnight in Antalya

Breakfast will be served at your hotel. Later on, you have a free day in Antalya to discover this city. Finally, you’ll get back to you hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]

Flight to Istanbul & Departure

Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be transferred by private A-C van to Antalya airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk airport, you’ll catch your international flight to your next destination (where our service will be ended). [Breakfast]

Tour Details

10 Days / 09 Nights
US $1470.00 per person

Availability

From 01 May 2016

To 30 September 2016

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Package Includes:

05 nights’ stay at The Central Palace Hotel in Istanbul – on (Bed & Breakfast) basis.

01 night’s stay at Colossae Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale – on (Bed & Breakfast) basis.

03 nights’ stay at Letoonia Golf Resort in Belek – on (All Inclusive) basis.

All airport transfers (Hotel/Airport/Hotel).

Domestic flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale.

Domestic flight from Antalya to Istanbul.

Guided Istanbul City Tour with English-speaking tour guide.

Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and shopping tour with English-speaking tour guide.

Guided Princess Island Tour with English-speaking tour guide.

All entrance fees for all the mentioned sites & museum.

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach.

Excludes

Entry visa to Turkey.

International flight tickets.

All types of insurance (travel, medical, etc…).

Any Extra meals and beverages.

All personal expenses like laundry etc.

Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc…

Any optional tours may require.