Turkish Riviera Escape
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Arrive in Istanbul
Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our dedicated team of representatives will be eagerly awaiting to warmly welcome you and transfer you to your accommodation. Situated along the banks of the magnificent Bosphorus River, Istanbul is a vibrant city that serves as the gateway between two continents.
Explore Istanbul's Main Attractions
Begin your day by experiencing the timeless beauty of Istanbul's iconic landmarks. Our first stop is the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which was once the heart of sports and social activities during the Byzantine Empire. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the remnants of this grand ancient stadium.
Next, we visit the awe-inspiring Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Built during the glorious era of the Ottoman Empire, this architectural marvel showcases stunning blue tiles adorning its inner walls. Witness the grandeur of this functioning mosque that continues to inspire awe.
Take a break and savor a delicious lunch, indulging in the flavors of Turkish cuisine. Afterward, we head to Asil Efendi, a hidden gem for a unique shopping experience. Here, you can find exotic spices, aromatic herbs, traditional Turkish sweets, and tantalizing coffee to enhance your journey's memories. We then transfer you back to your hotel for a relaxing evening.
Gallipoli and Canakkale
Start your day early as we depart for Gallipoli, a place deeply entrenched in history. Along the way, we stop for a delightful breakfast, energizing you for the remarkable journey ahead. Upon reaching Gallipoli, immerse yourself in the poignant stories of bravery and sacrifice that unfolded on these battlefields.
Afterward, enjoy a flavorsome lunch before visiting the Gabatepe Museum, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, and Plugges Plateau. Each site bears witness to the indomitable spirit of those who fought during World War I. Finally, we escort you to your hotel for check-in and a well-deserved dinner.
Troy and Pergamon
After a hearty breakfast, we set off for Troy, an archaeological and mythological marvel. Explore the legendary site that was once home to the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, immersing yourself in the captivating tales of ancient civilizations.
Enjoy a delectable lunch before venturing to the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. This renowned cultural and political center boasts impressive temples and a magnificent library. Take a moment to appreciate the exquisite local craft of jewelry, stones, and silver. Indulge in a brief shopping experience before we continue our journey to Kusadasi for check-in at your hotel and a delightful dinner.
Ephesus and Sirince
The day begins with a sumptuous breakfast, followed by a guided tour of Ephesus, one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in the world. Explore the fascinating Temple of Artemis, wander through Curetes Street, admire the grand Roman baths, and marvel at the architectural splendor of the Celsus Library and the Grand Theatre.
Enjoy a break for a mouthwatering lunch, refueling your energy for the exciting experiences ahead. Afterward, immerse yourself in the art of carpet weaving, one of Turkey's oldest crafts. Continue to the picturesque Turkish village of Sirince, known for its enchanting Anatolian Greek-style architecture. Stroll through the village's white-painted houses, and delight in the renowned fruit wines produced here. Learn the art of fruit wine making from skilled Turkish winemakers and indulge your senses.
Next, we visit a leather goods center, where you can witness the craftsmanship and quality of Turkish leather products. Following the tour, you have spare time to shop at your leisure. Return to your hotel and relish a delicious dinner, reflecting on the wonders of the day.
Pamukkale, the Cotton Castle
After a fulfilling breakfast, we embark on a journey to Pamukkale, a natural wonder that will leave you in awe. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and savor a delightful lunch. Prepare yourself to witness the mesmerizing calcium terraces, also known as the "Cotton Castle." Explore the ruins of Hierapolis and immerse yourself in the historical significance of this captivating site. You will also have the option to take a dip in the rejuvenating waters of the natural springs.
Return to the hotel, where a delectable dinner awaits you, allowing you to unwind and reflect on the day's discoveries.
Antalya, the Jewel of the Turkish Riviera
Following a scrumptious breakfast, we set off for Antalya, a city nestled along the stunning Turkish Riviera. Take a break and enjoy the scenic journey. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to explore and relax at your own pace. Savor the delightful flavors of lunch and dinner within the comfort of your hotel.
Discover Antalya's Old Town and Duden Waterfalls
Start your day with a nourishing breakfast before embarking on a tour of Antalya's captivating old town. As you wander through its ancient streets, you'll be transported back in time to the era of the sprawling Roman town that once thrived here.
Take a leisurely break for lunch, savoring the local cuisine at one of the charming eateries. Afterward, we continue our adventure to Duden Waterfalls, where numerous streams cascade down the slopes of the majestic Taurus Mountains, creating a mesmerizing spectacle as they converge with the Mediterranean Sea.
As the tour concludes, we escort you back to your hotel. In the evening, indulge in a delightful dinner, savoring the flavors of Antalya.
On this final day of your incredible journey, we bid you farewell. After breakfast, we transfer you to Antalya Airport for your flight back to Istanbul, where you can continue your onward connection.