(ISTANBUL + TURQUOISE COAST 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS)
Day 1 : ISTANBUL
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL
In the morning drive to the old town. Visit the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome where chariot races were held in Roman times and Hagia Sophia, Church built by th emperor Justinian in the sixth century. After lunch, tour the Topkapi Palace museum with its priceless jewelled objects and the Porcelain Collection. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: ISTANBUL
Enjoy a cruise along the shores of the Bosphorus in the Morning with views of summer palaces of the sultans and old Turkish houses, as well as the fortresses built by the Ottomans. Stroll the Asian side of Istanbul and view the city from Camlica Hill then visit Beylerbeyi Palace. Return to the old city for shopping at the Grand Bazaar. Late afternoon flight to Antalya. Transfer to hotel for dinner and night.
Day 4: ANTALYA
Day at leisure, relax, swim, enjoy and stroll around in this beautiful seaside town.
Day 5: ANTALYA
Drive up into the Taurus Mountains to the eaglenest of Termesos. Tour the theatre, the agora, gymnasium and the necropolis with numerous sarcophagi. Later in Antalya, vissit the remarkable Archeological Museum and Hadrians Gate. Late afternoon and evening, stroll around the old harbor and explore the cosy old town.
Day 6: ANTALYA
After a leisurely breakfast, full day exploration of the ancient Pamphylian cities; Perge with colonnaded streets, and the stadium, Aspendos theatre whose acoustics unrivalled. After lunch, spend the time at the seaside town of Side, visited by St. Paul and which was a bishopric of the early Christian Church. Dinner and overnight at Antalya.
Day 7: ANTALYA - ISTANBUL
Transfer to the airport for flight to Istanbul. Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Day 8: DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport for departure flight home.
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