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.
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.
After breakfast, your pick-up will be scheduled for 8:30 am from the hotel to start the 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 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
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and head towards the airport for the domestic flight to Antalya. We will arrive in Antalya by the noontime and will promptly begin the 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 Antalya Old City tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch at a local restaurant.
It’s time for leisure in Antalya, the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. You can spend your time at the hotel’s facilities. Or you can book some attractions via Romos Travel. The day is yours.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel
We pick you up from the hotel start a Daily boat trip to the Mediterranean Sea. At 09:30, a departure from the ancient harbor of Antalya. Having 45 minutes swimming break near the cliffs, 1-hour lunch break and swimming time near the Duden Waterfall, visit Sican Island and having 45 min swimming time. Return the harbor by 15:30.
After the Antalya Daily Boat trip, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
Note: Breakfast & Dinner at hotel, Lunch on the boat.
Breakfast at hotel, Pick up from the hotel, and transfer to Antalya Airport for the flight back to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel. The day is yours, and you can go to the shopping malls in Istanbul, which are the biggest ones in Europe. Or you can do last visits among the streets of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Note: Breakfast at hotel
Breakfast at hotel, Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport for your International flight.
After completing an amazing “Turkey Honeymoon Tour in Summer,” Romos Travel wishes all guests a very healthy and wonderful life ahead…