Flying Carpet Tour and Blue Escape – 14 Days

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Tour is rated as #9 in destination Antalya
Duration 📅

14 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

4 Star Hotel, Cruise

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Small Group

Language 🌐

English, Turkish

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle, Boat, Cruise Ship, Domestic Flight

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Difficulty 🚥

Easy

Inclusions

3-night accomodatıon in Istanbul
2-night accomodatıon in Kusadasi
2 night accomodatıon in Cappadocia
2-night accomodatıon in Antalya
1 night accomodatıon in Fethiye
3-night accomodatıon on board
Economic class domestic flight tickets
Drinking water on board
Port & Marina fees, taxes, and fuel.
Admission fees for all sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
Transfer services from/to Airports on a private basis
13xBreakfast
8xLunch
3xDinner

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💎 Why we love it ?

Explore amazing destinations along the journey such as; Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Fethiye, Antalya, Experience the life of locals, enjoy shopping in local bazaars, Discover the beautiful bays of the Mediterranean with a 4-day gulet cruise, Swim in coves where blue meets green, Walk-in history and nature, Enjoy sunbathing and peace on the gulet, Make friends with your new travel companions, and Enjoy the unique flavors of the Turkish cuisine will be served for you in 14 days customized land tour and blue cruise package.

🏁 Tour Itinerary: Flying Carpet Tour and Blue Escape – 14 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Upon arrival at Istanbul / SAW Airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Recital Hotel or similar. (The 5-Star hotel is available on request.)

 

Day 2: City Highlights Tour / Flight to Izmir (B, L)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, leave your luggage at the lobby. According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Hagia Sophia; was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. Next; Topkapı Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Next, Blue Mosque; Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome.  Next, Grand Bazaar; With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops, it is one of the greatest bazaars in the World. After the tour drives you back to your hotel. Take your luggage and drive to Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and driven to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Kusadasi.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Efe Boutiques Hotel or similar.

✈️Domestic flights from Istanbul to Izmir are included.

 

Day 3: Ephesus Tour (B, L)

According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit The House of Virgin Mary; a church was built from 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days. Your tour continues with the Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD, Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250,000 citizens. Ephesus is also so well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveler.
Next; the Temple of Artemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. After the tour drives you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Efe Boutiques Hotel or similar.

 

Day 4: Pamukkale Tour (B, L)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement where hot springs were believed to have healing powers so it is considered to be the earliest spa on earth wherein history people traveled long distances in order to find a cure. The unique terraces were formed by running warm spring water at a temperature of 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. Today Pamukkale is declared as a world’s heritage site by UNESCO. Visit; the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, The Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site. Theır shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. At the end of the tour drive you to Denizli bus station for your 5h coach journey to Fethiye. Upon arrival, greeted by your driver and drives to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Fethiye.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Reis Royal Hotel or similar.

 

Day 5: Fethiye (B, D)

Upon your pick-up time from the hotel meet your driver and drive to the boat for boarding. Once every guest completes boarding, the boat will depart from Fethiye. Along the way enjoy panoramic views of Butterfly Valley and Oludeniz which are the most beautiful bays on the Mediterranean coast. Later, the boat will stop at ‘’Demirciler cove’’ and walk to St. Nicholas island. Enjoy the sunset from the best panoramic view. Overnight on board.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Standard Class Gulet Cruise.

 

Day 6: Heybeliada – Kas – Kekova (B, L, D)

Today sail to ‘’Kalkan’’ for breakfast and enjoy amazing views of Heybeliada. After breakfast drive to Kas where you can walk in the city, As an option there you can enjoy paragliding or diving experience as additional. Later, depart from Kas to Kekova overnight and stay in ‘’Sicaksu Cove’’.  Overnight on board.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Standard Class Gulet Cruise.

 

Day 7: Sicaksu Cove-Simena-Sunken City-Gokkaya Cove-Burch Cove (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the ‘’sicaksu cove’’ sail to visit Simena, Ucagiz, and Sunken City. Lunch will be served in ‘’Gokkaya cove’’. Enjoy swimming in Gokkaya bay. Later sail to ‘’Burc cove’’ and overnight on Board.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Standard Class Gulet Cruise.

 

Day 8: Demre (B)

After breakfast, sail to Demre port. Meet your driver there and drive to your hotel in Antalya. Check-in. Overnight in Antalya.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Mediterra Art or similar.

 

Day 9: Perge, Aspendos, Side, Kursunlu Waterfalls (B, L)

According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. The first visiting place is Perge, one of the largest and most popular ancient cities in the Pamphylia region. Perge was the capital of Pamphylia then eventually came under Roman rule in 133B.C. and this is when it flourished most and indeed most of the ruins that are left today are from that area. You will see the Agora, Roman Baths, Colonnaded Street, Nympharium and also Grand amphitheater which could hold 15.000 people.
Our second visiting place is Aspendos Ancient Theatre.  Probably an earlier ancient theatre was built 2nd century on the site. The Aspendos theatre can hold over 20,000 and ıs still being used for festivals and music concerts.
After lunch at the local restaurant on a nearby river, we depart for Side; one of the most popular and classical ancient cities of Turkey, also became an important base for the Cilician pirates and their slave trade and profited from this. With the defeat of the pirates, Side fell under the control of Rome and became part of the Roman Empire and many constructions took place in Sides such as a large theatre, Roman Baths, and The Temple of Apollo.
After Side Ancient City we drive back to Antalya on the way, you get a chance to see Kursunlu Waterfall Enjoy fresh pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular waterfalls. Overnight in Antalya.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Mediterra Art or similar.

 

Day 10: Flight to Cappadocia (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and according to your flight departure time drives to Antalya Airport for your domestic flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival greeted by your driver and drives to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Heaven Cave Suites or similar.

✈️Domestic flight from Antalya to Kayseri is included.

 

Day 11: Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia (B, L)

According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Goreme Museum; consists of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls. Next; Devrent Valley; famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. There is even a rock pillar that looks like the Virgin Mary, holding Jesus Christ. Take in the unique lunar landscape of the valley and feel like you’re in another World. Next; Pasabagi which means: the Pacha’s vineyard. This site is also called Monks Valley. The hermitage of Simeon monks was here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon (Simon) and a hermit’s shelter is built into one of the fairy chimneys with three heads.
Next Avanos; where you will enjoy typical Turkish Lunch and experience make Potter with local experts. Next, we continue to Goreme Panorama, which has one of the best panoramic views of fairy chimneys. Next Uchisar the Naturel highest Rock Castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Heaven Cave Suites or similar.

 

Day 12: Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Istanbul (B, L)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Red&Rose Valley; is an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink especially during sunset! the minerals in the sandstone have a pink tinge. This pink becomes more and more evident throughout the day, peaking at sunset when the sun glows directly onto the Rose Valley giving it that fine shade of pink so many people come to see. Next Cavusin; is surrounded by a valley, which becomes gradually wider, called as Red Valley. The houses of the village were cut into massive rock formations. The village is famous for its rock churches. Next; Pigeon Valley; earned its name from the countless man-made dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Pigeon Valley is one of the best spots for walking in the marvelous Cappadocia region. Next; Underground Cities; once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. These settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity as they provided shelter and worship and were in use until the end of 7C AD. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this eight-story city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Tour continues with Ortahisar; famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. After the tour drives to Airport for your 1h 30min domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, greeted by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Recital Hotel or similar.

✈️ Domestic flight from Kayseri to Istanbul is included.

 

Day 13: Cruising on the Bosphorus (B)

According to your group tour pick-up time meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and depart for a half-day Bosphorus cruise Tour. Visit Spice Bazaar; It was called Egyptian Bazaar during the ottoman period because shopkeepers used to sell herbs and spices brought throughout Egypt and Asia. Next; You will be taken to cruising on Bosphorus where you will enjoy a magnificent view. A great history, beautiful nature. The Bosphorus divides EUROPE&ASIA geographically but connects culturally&historically. This cruise will be the highlight of your trip to Istanbul. After the tour drives you back to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to Explore the city. Overnight in Istanbul.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Recital Hotel or similar.

 

Day 14: Flight to Istanbul (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer you to the Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. You will be leaving Turkey with unforgettable memories. End of our service.

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  1. Robert

    The pick up at airport, transportation during tours, transfers during tours and transportation to airports were exceptional.

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  2. Chamika

    Tour Altinkum was very helpful at all times. Highly responsive and ensured that every change we made to airport transfers and hotel changes were adhered to. Very professional and would highly recommend to other travellers.

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