7-Day Mediterranean Tour from Istanbul
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- Enjoy 7 magical days of history and beautiful scenery including 5 star accommodation in Istanbul and Fethiye.
- Relax on pristine Mediterranean beaches and soak up the sun during a fantastic cruise
Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! After your arrival in Istanbul, we will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Tonight, you and your special loved one will enjoy a welcome dinner where you will be introduced to Turkish cuisine and enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night.
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour
Today we will start our day at 09:00 and depart on our Istanbul City Tour. We will begin with a walk through the ancient Hippodrome, once the scene of ancient chariot races, and still home to three impressive and historic monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.
From there we will continue to the Sultanahmet Mosque, built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. This stunning place is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
After taking our time to admire the Blue Mosque, we will arrive at our last stop on the tour, the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, 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. Today it is a museum containing fascinating artifacts, history and artwork.
After the tour you have the option to take a shopping tour, where you can get to know some of the most famous art forms in Turkey such as carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery making.
The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul - Private Blue Cruise
This morning we depart on a domestic flight to Dalaman Airport. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Fethiye Harbour. Enjoy some swimming or snorkeling at the calm Ag Bay where lunch will be served as well.
Our first night on the cruise is spent in Cleopatra's Bay, where we can swim in the ruins of an ancient bath and enjoy an exquisite dinner as well as romantic sunset drinks.
Day 4: Private Blue Cruise
After breakfast we will cruise to the beautiful Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after one of the first Blue Voyagers who, in 1973, painted a fish on a rock. Here you can go for a swim or take a walk on the island.
Then, we will have lunch at Flat Island and enjoy a relaxing swim in the shallow waters at the small beach. Dinner and your second night is spent at nearby Tersane Island, before spending the night onboard the cruise ship.
Day 5: Private Blue Cruise
Today we will cruise to Gocek for more swimming, snorkeling, or just to soak up some of the wonderful sunshine.
After lunch we will cruise along a few more bays and have our last swimming stop at Red Island before returning to Fethiye Harbor. Upon arrival to the harbor, you will be brought to Dalaman Airport for a domestic flight back to Istanbul, where you will spend the night.
Day 6: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour
After breakfast at 08:30, we will depart for an Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia.
The shore is lined with old wooden villas, marble palaces, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and, further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace.
Other famous sights for you to take in on the cruise include the Spice Bazaar, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, the remarkable Bosphorous Bridge, Camlica Hill, and much more
After the cruise, enjoy another shopping trip to Bedeste, and experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education.
Then, take the opportunity to see local jewellers, artisans, and a modern leatherwear show. Spend the final night of the tour at your comfortable hotel in Instanbul.
Day 7: Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you again in the future, on another of our tours. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey!
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Dalaman to Istanbul
- 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
- 5-Star and Boutique Accommodation during the entire tour
- 4 nights at hotel in Istanbul with breakfast
- 3 days, 2 nights onboard Private Mediterranean Cruise with full board
- Guided Istanbul City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Private Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Private return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport
Pick-up will be at Ataturk Airport following your arrival. (Open in Google Maps)
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