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Sailing Through History on the Turkish Riviera+Istanbul

Relax Tour/ 15 Days TransAnatolie is an experience of the history of man from the perspective of the sea. You are invited to walk the same path as ancient gods of Olympus; to enjoy the waters that Cleopatra once bathed in; to bask under the sun that once warmed the citizens of a now sunken city; to experience the culinary delights once offered to the Sultans;…

FROM EURO

GROUP SIZE

FROM 9 PERSON

5/5

ACTIVITIES

  • All Sea Sports
  • Olympos Ancient City Tour (UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List)
  • Phaselis Ancient City Tour (UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List)
  • Myra Ancient City Tour and St. Nicholas Church Museum (UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List)
  • İstanbul City Tour (UNESCO World Heritage List)

ITINERARY

  • Arrival in Istanbul where East meets West. This unforgettable 2600 year old city is a synthesis of the past and the present. Our staff will escort you to the hotel from the airport
  • The rest of the day will be recuperation time in readiness for our journey through history and culture that starts the next day.
  • Breakfast
  • A full day tour of Istanbul. This will give your the opportunity to explore this magnificent city from its historical sights to its colorful daily life. (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • The Hippodrome. This was the site of the Roman chariot races
  • Blue Mosque is our next stop, an amazing place to view the fabulous Iznik tiles
  • A great historical site, Hagia Sophia Museum
  • The magnificent Topkapi Palace that houses the imperial treasures of the Ottoman Empire
  • Dinner & overnight
  • Breakfast
  • Sailing along Bosphorus and zigzag between the two continents
  • Suleymaniye, the greatest mosque of Istanbul (UNESCO World Heritages)
  • The glorious Covered Bazaar and the Spice Market with its 4000 shops
  • Transfer to the airport for the flight to Antalya, Turkey’s best known resort city on Mediterranean
  • Breakfast
  • Today we explore three remarkable cities of antiquity Perge, (World Heritage Tentative List)
  • Aspendos (World Heritage Tentative List)
  • Side the sites present the classical examples of Roman and Hellenistic Ruins.
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • Start your voyage in the turquoise paradise of Turkey’s Lycian Coast (UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List)
  • Phaselis, Alexander the Great’s favorite winter resort and a famous ancient commercial harbor
  • Olympus the ancient city Olympus which is known as the House of Gods
  • Porto Geneviz, a bay of outstanding beauty

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • Start the day cruising Kekova,(World Heritage Tentative List) a region well known for its sunken cities, Lycian tombs surrounded by an unspoiled landscape. Sunset in the region is a spectacle to behold.

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • Today you will enjoy swimming and relaxing in the tranquil waters of Kekova. Visit the fishing village of Kekova Island, famous for its necropolis of Lycian tombs and a castle offering a bird’s eye view of the bays, inlets, islands and colorful yachts sailing peacefully on the glass-like water
  • Sailing to Kas, a small town wedged between the mountains and the sea. You can wander through the streets shopping for Turkish souvenirs, visit the ancient theater, and enjoy the colorful local night life.

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • We sail to a lovely small town with great charm, Kalkan. Narrow, winding streets lined with souvenir shops lead down to the charming marina
  • (Optional) Visit Xanthos, capital of Lycia, you would have time to do since it is located only 18km. inland from Kalkan
  • As the sun sets, enjoy a relaxing drink before dinner with a memorable panoramic view of Kalkan.

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • Today our journey takes us to Oludeniz, also referred to as the “Blue Lagoon” The calm, crystal clear water is ideal for swimming and other water sports. Oludeniz calls for one to relax and enjoy the nature in its purest form

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • The Gulf of Fethiye. This is truly a paradise for those who want to sail through the history
  • You will see the Baths of Cleopatra at Hamam Cove
  • The ruins of Tersane Island, and many more places this breathtaking gulf offers.
  • Breakfast
  • Explore the Gulf of Fethiye. In the afternoon, arrive at Fethiye
  • We will take a bus to Kusadasi, a major holiday resort center on the Aegean.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • Explore the cradle of early Christianity. A full day guided tour will take you to the ruins of ancient city Ephesus and its Museum, the Basilica of St. John and Virgin Mary’s House (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel in Kusadasi

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • We tour Kusadasi and the environs in the morning. Experience the wonderful art of carpet making. Then continue onto Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul

(B/L/D)

  • Breakfast
  • Free day in Istanbul. Explore this magnificent city at your leisure from its historical sights to its colorful daily life.
  • The last night of our journey will conclude with a good-bye dinner.

(B/-/D)

  • Breakfast
  • Our staff will escort you to the airport for your flight home.

(B/-/-)