5-Day Istanbul and Antalya Tour

From: $680.00

Delight in the fascinating sights of Turkey’s best-loved destinations, from the labyrinthine bazaars of Istanbul to the amazing historical sights of Antalya with this trip. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover the Perge, Aspendos, and Side, as well as the magnificent waterfall.

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul — Airport pick-up

Arrive at any time. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met with our company representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Meals included today: No
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

After your breakfast, at the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia SophiaThe Blue MosqueHippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 4:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Meals included today: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 3: Half day Bosporus Cruise — Fly to Antalya

After breakfast at around 8:30 am, you will join the Half-day Morning Bosphorus Cruise. At the start of this tour, you will enjoy a drive to the pier in Eminonu for a short visit to the historical Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). Following this, you will join a shared boat tour and cruise along the Bosphorus which is a narrow strait between the continents of Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You will be able to view the Ottoman palacesBosphorus bridgecitadelscenturies-old mansions, and the European and Asian shorelines while onboard the boat. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel to pick up your luggage and then will be transferred to the Istanbul domestic airport for your flight to Antalya(you can fly from Istanbul in the late afternoon or evening depending on available flights to Antalya)which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Antalya. Check in to your hotel in Antalya and the rest of the day is free.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Meals included today: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel OR Aspen Hotel

Day 4: Perge, Aspendos, and Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel around 7.30 am. The first place we will visit is the visit Perge, which was originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC and was one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region. We will visit the impressive colonnaded street, baths, nymphaeum, stadium, Hellenistic Gate, and Agora and see the fountain of the River God, where waters once poured down the center of the city. We continue to Aspendos to see one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world which has a capacity of 15,000 spectators. After a shopping, break continue to Side where you will have time to discover the ancient road, museum, and the picturesque Athena Temple or just spend time in the town (no entry fee included for Side), and then you will visit Kursunlu Waterfalls. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel and the rest of the day is free at leisure.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Meals included today: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel OR Aspen Hotel

Day 5: Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Antalya. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Antalya airport to take your flight to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

  • Meals included today: Breakfast

Important notes:

  • Please note that your return flight from Antalya to Istanbul will arrive at either the New Airport in Istanbul or at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport depending on the availability of flights on the ticket purchase date.
  • If you have a preference to return to a specific airport in Istanbul i.e. Sabiha Gokcen or Istanbul New Airport, you must request your choice of the airport in Istanbul by email prior to your tour booking. Any changes requested once your booking is confirmed will incur an additional cost.
  • Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, you will have to arrange your own pick-up service from Istanbul airport to your hotel in Istanbul. This transfer is not included as part of your package tour services with us. Our service ends upon your flight arrival at Istanbul Airport.

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir and from Antalya to Istanbul only.
  • Professional English-speaking guide during the tours
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Istanbul.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Antalya.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • All entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Drop off transportation service from Istanbul New Airport OR Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Istanbul Hotel upon returning to Istanbul.
  • International flight tickets
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Tips & Personal Items
  • Any optional tours
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Travel insurance

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed.

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