7 Nights & 8 Days Package Tour
CODE: COMBOPKG – 23
Visiting Most Important Touristic Sights Of
Istanbul, Antalya & Pamukkale
DAY 01: ARRIVAL ISTANBUL
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Airport, get picked up and transfer to your hotel. Check in,
Free day, First overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul,
DAY 02: ISTANBUL ICONIC DAY TRIP WITH LUNCH – ANTALYA BY FLIGHT
Full day tour of Iconic Istanbul – pick up by 08:30, drop off by 18:00;
You can take in some of the most iconic sights of Istanbul in this morning tour that commences with a
visit to the Blue Mosque. This magnificent mosque which was designed by Sinan and completed in 1616
is known for its majesty and superb iznik ceramic tiling. Continue outside to stroll along the Hippodrome.
This vast public space was built by the Romans in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD to accommodate events
such as chariot races and gladiator fights. It is also home to the Column of Constantine, an Egyptian
obelisk and the Serpentine Column Next to the Hippodrome we will visit the Hagia Sophia. Originally built in 537AD as a Greek Orthodox
church, this breath-taking building was converted to a mosque by the Ottomans and is now a museum.
Inside there are two floors built around a central nave. It is adorned with superb decorations and has
an enormous dome that soars overhead.
Finish the morning with a walk through the Grand Bazaar for some shopping or just to absorb the sights,
sounds and historic architectural beauty of this bustling market.
Come on a tour to the famous Topkapi Palace and skip the queues that flock to see this magnificent and
historically significant site. Built in the middle of the 15th century, the walled complex comprised of the
palace and its buildings dominate a small raised peninsula. The buildings are nestled within beautiful
grounds that sweep down to the sea. For centuries, the palace was the political centre of the highly
influential Ottoman Empire and although it is now purely a museum, as you visit its parts including
courtyards, the Treasury, various pavilions, the holy relics, weapons and the Harem you will see how
great it was.
A lesser known part of the Hagia Sofia complex is the adjacent structure that houses the Sultan Tombs
where five 16thand 17thcentury Ottoman sultans are interred. Alongside each sultan’s sarcophagus are
many others that hold their wives, children and other notables. The tombs are all beautifully designed
and feature beautiful examples of tile work, mosaics, calligraphy and kundekari (a decorative form of
carpentry consisting of interlocking pieces of wood and mother of pearl).
Evening transfer to Istanbul Airport and flight to Antalya. Transfer to your hotel following the flight and
check-in.First overnight stay at your hotel in Antalya
DAY 03: FULL DAY ANTALYA TOUR WITH LUNCH
Full day Antalya City Tour – pick up by 09:30, drop off by 16:00;
Antalya is one of the most sightseeing attractions in Turkey. Its history dates back to 200 BC when the
Greeks began their settlement.
We will take you to the historical old town (Kaleici) where you will encounter the beauty of Ottoman
Architecture and the Hadrian Gate which was built in 130 AD in order to commemorate the Emperor
Along the way, we will visit the Duden Waterfalls. Afterwards, you will have a free time at Antalya Bazaar
where you can go shopping.
The Old Fluted Minaret with its 38 m height is one of the top historical attractions in Antalya. It was built
in 13th Century by the Seljuks. Today, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Have a relaxing one hour boat trip from old harbour which will take you to the cliffs and enjoy the
Tunektepe Cable car has length of 1706 metres. It can carry 1200 people and has 36 cabins. Enjoy the
cable car ride which will last 9 minutes.
Drop off at your hotel finishing the tour.
Second overnight stay at your hotel in Antalya.
DAY 04: FULL DAY PERGE, ASPENDOS & SIDE TOUR WITH LUNCH
Full day Perge, Aspendos and Side Tour – pick up by 08:00, drop off by 17:00;
Discover some of Antalya’s ancient cities on a full day trip.
Perge was an important city of ancient Parnphylia which was settled by the Hittites around 1500
BC. The buildings you see now date from the Roman era and include a gymnasium, agora, theatre,
public baths and a long colonnaded marble-paved street that was originally lined with shops and
statues. The city gate flanked by two towers dates from the Hellenistic period, 3 centuries BC.
The magnificent theatre in Aspendos is breath-taking and is still in use for special events. Built in the
155 AD it incorporates some Greek aspects into its design and is considered by many to be the best
example of a Roman theatre in the world today.
Side was an ancient port city and trading centre that still houses many Greco-Roman ruins including
the agora, Dyanisos Temple, the Temple of Apollo with its massive columns and a theatre.
At the end of the day, we will stop and take in the natural beauty of the 18 metre waterfall in the
Kursunlu Waterfall National Park. Overnight stay at Antalya hotel .
DAY 05: ANTALYA – PAMUKKALE BY BUS
Breakfast. You have free time for shopping. Evening transfer to Antalya bus station and drive to
Pamukkale. Transfer to your hotel following the ride and check-in.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Pamukkale.
DAY 06: PAMUKKALE DAY TOUR WITH LUNCH – ISTANBUL
Arrive in Pamukkale, get picked up and transfer to your hotel to relax a few hours. Have breakfast
Full day Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) tour – pick up by 09:30, drop off by 15:30;
This tour starts in the village of Karahayit and a visit to its red, green and white travertines and thermal
pools of red water due to its iron content. Then on to Pamukkale to visit the expansive and magnificent
ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis that was founded in the 2nd century BC to take advantage of the
thermal pools nearby.
Hierapolis sits atop a hill and features an enormous necropolis, baths, theatre, temples, an agora and
antique pool. You will have time to yourself to wander the site before walking down the hill on the
sparkling white travertine and enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.
Entry to Cleopatra’s Pool in Hierapolis is not included in the cost of the tour.
Evening transfer to Denizli Airport and flight to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel following the flight and
check-in. Second overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul.
DAY 07: FULL DAY TOUR OF EUROPE & ASIA, PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM CAMLICA HILL
Take a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait, the busy waterway that runs between the Marmara and Black
Seas with European Istanbul on one shore and Asian Istanbul on the other. Sit back, relax and enjoy
the fresh air, the sea and the sights as you pass magnificent palaces, mosques, mansions and places of
After getting off the boat at Eminounu, continue your tour into the historic Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar
nearby that is bursting with traditional sweets, coffee and spices, and oozing with appeal.This tour also takes you on a drive around part of the 20km of magnificent stone walls of old Istanbul
that date from the 5th century. This series of walls surrounded the old city, featured 55 gates and 400
towers and is still an integral part of Istanbul.
The Dolmabahce Palace was built during the first half of the 19th century as the administrative centre
for the Ottoman Empire and home to the sultans and their families. This enormous palace is set amongst
well-kept grounds and unlike earlier buildings of importance in Istanbul, it was built in a blend of
Ottoman and classical European styles. The palace is very opulent and heavily decorated with gold,
valuable stone (alabaster, marble and porphyry), crystal (including crystal chandeliers and the Crystal
Staircase) and beautiful rugs.
Later you will drive over the Bosphorus Bridge to the summit of Camlica Hill which is popular for its
magnificent panoramic views and the opportunity to take some great photos.
Overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul.
DAY 08: FINAL DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Free day. Transfer to Istanbul Airport 4 hours before your flight. End of our services here.
Thank you for choosing us for your travel in Turkey.
You cannot copy content of this page