Day 1: Departure from USA
An overnight flight to Istanbul.
Arrive Istanbul and then connecting flight to Antalya. After a short flight, you will be met at Antalya Airport and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
This morning, you'll see the ramparts, Hadrian's Gate, slender minarets, and restored harbor area. Then visit the Archaeological Museum of Antalya. The artifacts here trace the path from the Stone and Bronze ages, through the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and up to the Ottoman Empire. You'll also see Ottoman ethnographic exhibits. The museum is one of Turkey's largest, and has nearly 5,000 works of art on exhibit.
Later, you will discover Aspendos, an ancient city dating to the fourth and fifth centuries BC. Here is the stunning ancient theater in Turkey—so well-preserved that you can see the names of Roman spectators carved into the backs of the seats—a bit of ancient graffiti. Not far from the theater are the remains of a large aqueduct from ancient times. You'll also visit Perge, where St. Paul gave some of his first sermons. Originally settled by the Hittites in 1500 BC, Perge thrived during the Roman Empire. The ruins here, which include a theater and stadium, create an excellent impression of how an ancient city looked and felt.
This morning, we will drive to Fethiye. Along the way we visit Demre to tour the striking Roman ruins at nearby Myra and visit the 12th-century Church of Saint Nicholas. After lunch in Demre we continue the drive along the Turquoise Coast to the resort town of Fethiye and embark our cruise. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 5: Blue Cruise (B,L,D)
After breakfast leaving Fethiye marina and sailing towards to the Gocek Islands (not port). Today cruising the many Göcek Bays, we will pass between these beautiful scenery and islands and after swimming breaks overnight here with an excellent view.
Day 6: Blue Cruise (B,L,D)
Setting sail after breakfast, there’ll be plenty of time for swimming breaks at bays and passing front of Turunç bay then Paradise Island. The overnight is spent in the natural bay before arriving in Marmaris for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Marmaris - Kusadasi (B,D)
After breakfast in Marmaris, it’s time to say farewell to your crew. Upon arrival at Kusadasi, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast we’ll first visit the Artemission Temple which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia and one of the best preserved classical city of the Eastern Mediterranean dated back to 2000 years. Afternoon visit House of Virgin Mary. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Transfer to Izmir Airport for our short flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, explore the famous Topkapi Palace, the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans, with its jewel encrusted treasury and elegant four courts. Transfer to hotel at the end of the tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
Today we will visit the main sights around Sultanahmet Square, including the famous Hagia Sophia Museum, once the largest church in the world for 1000 years, and decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Then visit the Blue Mosque, designed with 6 delicate minarets and a striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Nearby, take a stroll through the site of the ancient Hippodrome, once the sporting ground of chariots and political riots, and see the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and Fountain of Wilhelm II. Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, where you can shop or haggle with local merchants over unusual antiques, colorful spices, beautiful jewelry and richly textured fabrics. Overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer to Istanbul Airport.
Istanbul: Barcelo Eresin Topkapi Hotel (5*)
A new hotel in an old city, Barcelo Topkapi offers 5-star accommodations in Istanbul's Fatih.
It features the U Club, a spa with heated indoor pool, Turkish bath and massage facilities.The spacious and modern rooms of the Barcelo Eresin Topkapi include flat-screen satellite TV and work desks.
There are specially-furnished rooms for guests with disabilities, as well as non-smoking and hypoallergenic rooms.The hotel offers a rich variety of excellent international dishes and authentic Turkish cuisine.
Guests can enjoy a varied dining menu and buffet menus at Picasso Restaurant, in an atrium-style setting.There is a convenient tram stop next to the hotel. The main historic landmarks of Sultanahmet, including Aya Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, are just 10 minutes from Barcelo Eresin Hotel.
Antalya: Divan Talya Hotel (5*)
Perched on cliffs overlooking Antalya Bay, this hotel offers a privileged location in Antalya. It has an outdoor pool with furnished terrace and offers rooms with balconies and views of the Bey Mountains.
Rooms at Divan Antalya Talya include luxury bedding and elegant furnishings. They include a work desk with free wired internet connection and come equipped with air conditioning and cable TV.
The Terrace Restaurant features a terrace with sea views and serves international cuisine. The Antalya hotel has a piano bar and a beach bar that offers cocktails and lighter fare.
While at Divan Antalya Talya, guests can relax on the hotel's private beach or visit the fitness center. There is also a children's pool and a Turkish bath for guests to enjoy.
Kusadasi: Grand Belish Hotel (5*)
Located on the Long Beach at Aegean coast, this seafront hotel offers an outdoor pool and spa facilities with a Turkish bath and a sauna. It has rooms with a balcony and free Wi-Fi.
The rooms Grand Belish Hotel are tastefully decorated with modern furniture, in blue and beige tones. They all include a minibar, LCD TV and a DVD player.
Unique tastes of Turkish and international cuisine can be enjoyed at the open buffet restaurant with beautiful sunset views. Guests can also have seafood at Fish House Restaurant.
There is an on-site spa centre with a variety of massages and beauty treatments. The fitness centre features modern cardio equipments.
- Superior First-class hotel accommodations
- Buffet breakfasts daily
- All domestic flights within Turkey
- Airport transfers provided when you arrive and depart on scheduled tour flights
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-dinner)
- Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
- All entrance fees
- Services of a licensed and experienced FLO USA tour guide
- Deluxe air-conditioned tour vehicles
- Baggage handling, hotel taxes, hotel service charges
- ASTA Traveler Funds Protection Plan
- FLO USA Travel documents kit
- Visa fee
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Extra drinks with meal
- Tips for your tour guide and driver
Dates & Rates
Tour Type: Small Group Escorted Tour
Group size: 8-18 passengers
- Prices are per person based on double occupancy and in USD.
- Single travelers please add $1080.