Coasts of Turkey Tour

   
Day 1 Istanbul
Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be met by your personal VIP service representative to assist you throughout all the airport procedures and let you meet your private guide to transfer you to your hotel by your private vehicle. Overnight at your hotel.
 
 
Day 2
Day 3
  Antalya
Fly to Antalya, then visit Aspendos, home to the best preserved antique theater in the world. Continue along the Turkish Riviera to the Kempinski Hotel The Dome, Belek, where you spend two nights. Explore the ancient site of Perge and the Antalya Museum, one of Turkey’s best regional museums. Overnight at your hotel. (B L D)
 
Day 4 Myra – Kekova – Kalkan
Travel along the Lycian Coast to Myra, known for its rock carved cliffside tombs. Journey by boat to Kekova Island and the site of ancient Simena. Visit the charming fishing village of Kalekoy; then continue to your hotel in Kalkan. Overnight at your hotel. (B L D)
 
 
Day 5   Gocek
Explore Xanthos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Patara, a major naval and trading port of Lycia. Continue to the picturesque fishing village of Gocek. Overnight at your hotel.
(B L D)
 
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Day 8
Marmaris – Bodrum
Travel to Dalyan on the Koycegiz River and take a boat to explore ancient Caunos and to see the great sea turtles at beautiful Iztuzu Beach. Stop in ancient Stratonikeia; then check in to the exquisite Kempinski Resort at Barbaros Bay. In Bodrum, see the ruined tomb of King Mausolos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and visit the Bodrum Castle & Underwater Archaeology Museum. Overnight at your hotel. (B L D)
 
   
  Our Suggestions:
– Dinner in a restaurant in Gumusluk / Bodrum for an unforgettable view of sun
  and moon by the sea
 
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Day 11
  Ephesus – Istanbul
Drive to Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. Observe the magnificent facade of the Celsus Library and visit the former site of the Temple of Artemis, another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then fly from Izmir to Istanbul. During your stay visit the timeless Hagia Sophia
   
  (Church of Divine Wisdom), the sixth-century Underground Cistern, Topkapi Palace, the Suleymaniye Mosque, the Rustem Pasha Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and the Grand Covered Bazaar. Relax as you privately cruise the Bosphorus. Overnight at your hotel. (B L D)Our Suggestions:
– You may also dine onboard your private boat viewing the magnificent city of
  Istanbul by night with all the famous monuments lit up
 
Day 12 Istanbul
You will be met by your guide at your hotel and transferred to Istanbul International Airport. Your personal VIP representative will assist you throughout all the airport procedures for the flight home. (B)
   
  Meander Travel Advantages
 
Avoid long lines with express visa acquisition and private VIP meet and greet on arrival and departure
One expert local guide travels with you throughout the program, understanding your interests from day one
Listen to the great acoustics of Aspendos and the wealthy ancient city of Perge
See cliff side tombs at Myra and visit the charming fishing village of Kalekoy
Explore Xanthos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Sail with your small private boat on Dalyan on the Koycegiz River and explore ancient Caunos and to see the great sea turtles at beautiful Iztuzu Beach
Enjoy the seaside town of Bodrum with its Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Discover ancient Ephesus, the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean
Admire the magnificent facade of the Celsus Library at ancient Ephesus
Enjoy the beautiful skyline of Istanbul on a private afternoon cruise on the Bosphorus
Visit architectural masterpieces from the Ottoman Empire and earlier in Istanbul
Stay in two different Istanbul hotels for the opportunity to experience both the old and the new sides of the city
Explore Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia, sixth-century Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace along with the Chora Church, Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
   
  Remarks
 
We can shorten or extend the above itinerary according to your interest
You may continue to Antalya on the first day of your arrival instead of overnight stay in Istanbul
You may start your tour with Istanbul instead of Antalya