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ISTANBUL → ANTALYA
Day 1 – Arrive in Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! Where the continents meet.
Meet at Istanbul Airport: Once you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, after the luggage claim, you will be greeted by a Romos Travel Representative at the meeting area.
Private Transfer to the hotel: You will be taken to your hotel, and after check-in, you will have time for leisure, and the rest of the day is yours.
Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Private Istanbul Old City Tour
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am from the hotel to start the Private Istanbul Old City tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Istanbul.
Today you will explore the following highlights of Istanbul.
Hippodrome: An ancient Roman and Ottoman square where the chariot races were held. Within the square is some Roman remains, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, and Constantine Columns.
The Blue Mosque: An Ottoman Imperial mosque built by Sultan Ahmet I in 1609-1616 CE, famous for the blue Ottoman tiles.
Hagia Sophia: Once the largest cathedral of Christianity when it was built in 532-537 CE by the Roman Emperor Justinian; later converted into a mosque by the Ottomans.
Topkapi Palace: The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the palace after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapi Palace was the home of the royal family and the headquarters for the Ottoman Empire’s administrative center.
Basilica Cistern: Was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in 6C CE. The Basilica Cistern was the main water supply to the Roman Palace and the churches. It has over three hundred columns within and houses the head of the ancient Greek figure Medusa. The head is the base of two columns and is viewed upside down and right-side down.
Grand Bazaar (Covered Market): The largest and the oldest functioning shopping center in the world. The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the Grand Bazaar in the 15th century. The market consists of 5,000 stores, 66 streets, 24 gates, and much more eye-pleasing architecture. Within the bazaar are many Turkish handicraft stores such as rugs, carpets, kilims, and beautiful Turkish tiles. Upon your request, our guide will be more than happy to help you find your masterpiece of Turkish art.
After the Private Istanbul Old City sightseeing tour, you will be driven back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Note: Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant is included
Day 3 – Bosphorus Cruise, Two Continents Tour
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am from the hotel to start the Private Guided Bosphorus tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing you to the Bosphorus.
Today you will explore the following highlights of the Bosphorus:
Spice Market ( Egyptian Bazaar): The Ottomans built the market in the 17th century. Unlike the Grand Bazaar, the Spice market is much smaller but full of beautiful fragrances of mixed spices, herbs, and traditional sweets. It consists of around 100 stores, 2 streets, and 5 gates.
Bosphorus Cruise: The channel divides Istanbul into two continents and stretches about 32 km between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Along the Bosphorus, there are many settlements to see, such as great Palaces, hotels, yali (private houses), etc. While you are on the boat, you will see the highlights of the Bosphorus including the Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Çırağan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Küçüksu Palace, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ( the second bridge on the Bosphorus), Maiden’s Tower to name a few.
Beylerbeyi Palace: After the sultans westernized the Ottoman Empire, they built some Palace’s modern-western architectural styles. The Beylerbeyi Palace is one of them, located on the Asian side by the Bosphorus. The garden is full of statues, and the rooms with handcrafted arts will take you back in time to the 19th century.
Çamlıca Hill: The highest hill of Istanbul, situated on the Asian side. The walking path with 360 panoramic views will let you take the best pictures of Istanbul and the Bosphorus.
After the Private Guided Bosphorus sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Note: Breakfast at the hotel and lunch at a local restaurant is included
Day 4 – Private Antalya Old City Tour
After check-out and breakfast, a flight to Antalya. We will arrive in Antalya by noontime and will promptly begin the Private Antalya Old City Tour.
The Pergamon King Attalos founded Antalya, and it is believed that the name of the city derives from Attalos. We’ll be walking among the ancient streets, and the first spot is The Hadrian Gate, built by the Romans on behalf of Emperor Hadrian upon his visit to Antalya in 130 CE. The gate has three arches and Corinthian style Hıdırlık Tower, built-in 2nd Century CE by the Romans, and it is located on the southwest of the Old Town, by the dominating spot of the cliffs. The tower has a small room on the first floor, and in the upper gallery, there is an observation spot where they could follow the ships or any reaching invasion to the city. Once Antalya is surrounded by a defense wall, the Clock Tower is a small part of today. They renovated the last part of the defense wall and added a clock in honor of Sultan Abdulhamid to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ascent to the throne. While walking down to the water, near the ancient port, we will stop for a while and rest whilst following the ships and breathing the fresh Mediterranean air.
After the Private Antalya Old City tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 5 – Private Aspendos, Perge, Side Tour
After breakfast, we shall drive to Aspendos Theatre, built by Emperor Aurelius, designed with a U-shaped style and leaning slopes. It has 5 gates, and it still protects its acoustic ability, and with 20,000 person capacity, the theatre is still used today to host concerts. Perge was founded as a colony of the Pergamum Kingdom around 300 BCE. During Alexander’s invasion of Anatolia, the residents of Perge served him as his guides. The mathematician Apollonius was born in Perge around 200 BCE. The city passed under Roman control in 188 BCE after Romans inherited the Pergamum Kingdom. Side, the naval city was founded by the Anatolian indigenous people who spoke a local dialect that was different from Greek. Side never passed under the control of Pergamum Kingdom. The city’s name means pomegranate, which locals are still growing today. Side is situated by the Mediterranean Sea, and most of the remains date back to 1-4C CE.
After the Private Aspendos, Perge, and Side tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
Day 6 – Private Transfer to Airport
Breakfast at the hotel, Pick up from the hotel, and transfer to Antalya Airport for the flight back to Istanbul for your International flight.
After completing the amazing “6 Days Private Istanbul and Antalya Tour”, Package Tour Turkey wishes all guests a very healthy and wonderful life ahead…
Please Note: This tour package does not include hotel accommodation and only offers land service. For hotel accommodation, we recommend you choose the central and tourist places of the cities, which are suitable for your taste. Global hotel booking systems will assist you in your hotel choice with better promotions and prices.
6 Days Istanbul and Antalya Tour Details
Departure & Return Location
Istanbul Airport & Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Can be supplied depending on your International flight details.
Flight tickets from Istanbul to Antalya
Flight tickets from Antalya to Istanbul
Entrance fees, mentioned in itinerary
Private professional tour guide at tours
Private air-conditioned vehicle for tours and transfers
4 Lunch at tour
Gratuities to guide and driver
Visa & International flight tickets
Reservation Request Form
Introduction to a Private Istanbul Antalya Tour
Do you have a trip to Turkey in mind? Why not think about booking a private Istanbul-Antalya tour? These two famous cities in Turkey, each having a wealth of history, culture, and natural beauty, are visited on an extraordinary excursion that transports you on a memorable journey. Read on to learn more about private Antalya tours and why you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to take one.
With a private Antalya tour, you have the option of personalizing your itinerary and may take your time learning about the area. You’ll have exclusive access to off-the-beaten-path locations and hidden jewels with an experienced guide by your side that you might miss on a group tour. Additionally, bespoke excursions are created based on your interests, guaranteeing a unique and customized experience.
Antalya is a treasure trove of scenic beauty and historical history, with a wide variety of tourist attractions. You can look forward to the following highlights on your personalized tour of Antalya:
Antalya is one of the oldest cities in Turkey and is rich in history. The historic city of Perge, the Aspendos Theatre, and the well-preserved Hadrian’s Gate are noteworthy locations.
Some of the nation’s most pristine beaches, including Lara Beach, Konyaalt Beach, and Kaputas Beach, can be found along Antalya’s breathtaking coastline.
Awe-inspiring waterfalls may also be found in the area, including the well-known Duden Waterfalls and the less-known Kurşunlu Waterfalls.
With an Antalya trip from Istanbul, you can enjoy the best of both cities, from Antalya’s breathtaking natural beauty and gracious people to Istanbul’s rich history and vibrant culture.
A luxury Istanbul-Antalya tour offers unmatched comfort and sophistication for those looking for a genuinely opulent experience, from first-rate lodging to VIP treatment and special excursions.
Consider an Istanbul and Antalya vacation package for a seamless and stress-free getaway. These all-inclusive packages often cover lodging, meals, transportation, and guided tours, allowing you to concentrate on having fun on your vacation.
An unforgettable holiday filled with sun, sea, and adventure is guaranteed on an Antalya summer trip.
There are several things to do in Antalya over the course of your summer vacation. My favorites are listed below:
Enjoy a pleasant swim in the Mediterranean Sea’s pristine waters.
Take part in an exhilarating white-water rafting excursion in Köprülü Canyon.
Discover the historic ruins of Olympos and take in the neighboring national park’s breathtaking scenery.
Take a boat cruise that passes by secluded coves and lovely islands as it travels along the turquoise coast.
The cuisine of Antalya is a beautiful fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tastes. Don’t forget to sample these delectable delicacies while on your summer tour:
Şiş kebabs are grilled skewers of meat or vegetables that are usually eaten with bulgur or rice.
Piyaz is a light salad composed of white beans, tomatoes, onions, and parsley and flavored with lemon juice and olive oil.
Menemen is a delicious Turkish breakfast dish that consists of eggs, tomatoes, peppers, and onions and is spiced with various herbs and spices.
Baklava is a sweet pastry consisting of filo dough layers that are filled with chopped almonds and honey or syrup to sweeten it.
Organizing Your Turkey Summer Vacation
Take into account the following advice to get the most out of your summer vacation in Turkey:
April through October, when the weather is warm and bright, is the best time to visit Antalya. However, July and August may get extremely hot, so make sure you visit when the weather is to your liking.
For the warm weather, pack lightweight, breathable clothing in addition to sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.
To communicate with people and get around, learn a few fundamental Turkish words and phrases.
Respect cultural traditions by, for example, wearing modest clothing when visiting places of worship.
Always keep a reusable water bottle with you, especially in the scorching summer.
A private Istanbul-Antalya tour offers a singular fusion of history, culture, and natural beauty, promising an amazing experience through the center of Turkey. You’ll experience the finest that these two renowned cities have to offer with a personalized itinerary and professional assistance. Why then wait? Plan the getaway of your dreams right away!