CUSTOM TRAVEL PROGRAMS
Istanbul • Antalya • Demre • Kekova • Gulet sail in Fethiye bay (7 Nights / 8 Days)
Day 1: Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk airport
Private transfer to your hotel; orientation walking tour of the neighborhood with your private guide. Some good local restaurants can be pointed out for dinner this evening.
Day 2: Istanbul
Private sightseeing includes the Roman Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar.
If you feel energetic enough, we are happy to expand the tour to include other interesting aspects hidden in the less touristy areas of the district. (B)
Day 3: Istanbul
Private sightseeing includes Topkapi Palace and The Harem, the Spice Market, a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait for about an hour and a backroads walking tour. (B)
Day 4: Istanbul / Antalya – Flight to Antalya
Upon arrival, start to discover the wonders of Antalya - Turkey's principal holiday resort in the Mediterranean region. Morning visit to the magnificent ruins at Perge and then on to Aspendos. After a break for lunch, visit the Antalya Museum. Also visit Kaleici, Antalya's Old Quarter. (B)
Day 5: Antalya / Fethiye / Embark Gulet – Depart for Fethiye
Depart down the beautiful Turquoise Coast toward Fethiye. On the way, visit the church and tomb of St. Nicholas in Demre. Then arrive in Ucagiz where we can take a boat trip to the sunken ruins near Kekova Island. Lunch is on the boat. Drive on to Fethiye and embark on your private gulet. You can discover the lovely marketplace of Fethiye before embarkation and meeting your captain and crew. Weather permitting, your captain will head towards a quiet cove for dinner and an overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Day 6 & Day 7: Gulet / Blue Voyage in and around Fethiye bay
Spend two full days - and three nights - on a gulet, admiring the natural beauty of the Turquoise coast. Your adventure includes swimming, short hikes on the shore, and home-style meals served on the open deck. Cruising and sailing (weather permitting) will take place inside Fethiye Bay. Some of the visits we do are Gemiler Island, abandoned Kayakoy old Greek town, Bedri Rahmi and Cleopatra Bath coves, and Yassica Islands. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Gocek / Istanbul - Homebound departure
Transfer to Dalaman airport for a flight to Istanbul, connecting to your flight home. (B)
Prices are per person, in USD and based on double occupancy at hotels and aboard a private gulet yacht:
High season (July, August, first week of September) supplement: $2,000 per group
Subject to availability and dates selected
Price of the trip package includes:
Price of the trip package excludes:
3 nights Istanbul: Hotel Ottoman Imperial (in the historic Sultanahmet neighborhood) or similar
1 night Antalya: Hotel Elegance East or similar
3 nights aboard a traditional hand-made wooden gulet yacht (in and around Fethiye bay)
Domestic flights in coach class within the program (Istanbul to Antalya and Dalaman to Istanbul).
Meals as indicated by (B, L, D) - B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
13 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners include bottled water.
Services of a private licensed, professional English-speaking guide throughout your trip.
All transfers and travel by private, modern, air-conditioned, chauffeur driven vehicles, appropriate to the size of your group.
All entrance fees to the sites and museums mentioned in the program.
Parking, ferry, and toll road fees. Not applicable if you are driving a rental car.
Gratuity at restaurants where a meal is included in the program.
Porterage fees at airports when our guide travels with you.
Airfare for international flights.
Beverages other than water during included meals.
Optional gratuities to the tour guide(s), driver(s) and the gulet crew.
Tipping for porters at hotels.
Visas, laundry, and personal items.