Meet at Istanbul Airport: Once you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, after the luggage claim, you will be greeted by a Romos Travel tour guide. And you will be informed about the tour schedule for the following days.
Transfer with VIP exclusive class vehicle to the hotel: You will be taken to your hotel, and after check-in, you will have time for leisure, and the rest of the day is yours.
Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Pick up by your guide from the hotel to start the Private Old City Tour. Your private, professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Istanbul.
Today you will explore the following highlights of Istanbul.
Hippodrome: An ancient Roman and Ottoman square where the chariot races were held. Within the square is some Roman remains, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, and Constantine Columns.
The Blue Mosque: An Ottoman Imperial mosque built by Sultan Ahmet I in 1609-1616 CE, famous for the blue Ottoman tiles.
Hagia Sophia: Once the largest cathedral of Christianity when it was built in 532-537 CE by the Roman Emperor Justinian; later converted into a mosque by the Ottomans.
Topkapi Palace: The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the palace after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapi Palace was the home of the royal family and the headquarters for the Ottoman Empire’s administrative center.
Basilica Cistern: Was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in 6C CE. The Basilica Cistern was the main water supply to the Roman Palace and the churches. It has over three hundred columns within and houses the head of the ancient Greek figure Medusa. The head is the base of two columns and is viewed upside down and right-side down.
Grand Bazaar (Covered Market): The largest and the oldest functioning shopping center in the world. The Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II built the Grand Bazaar in the 15th century. The market consists of 5,000 stores, 66 streets, 24 gates, and much more eye-pleasing architecture. Your guide will be more than happy to assist you in finding your masterpiece of Turkish art upon your request.
After the Private Istanbul Old City sightseeing tour, you will be driven back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Pick up by your guide from the hotel to start Private Bosphorus Cruise & Sightseeing Tour. Your private, professional tour guide will be introducing you to the Bosphorus. You are starting with 2 hours Bosphorus tour on a private yacht.
Today you will be exploring the following highlights of the Bosphorus:
Spice Market ( Egyptian Bazaar): The Ottomans built the market in the 17th century. Unlike the Grand Bazaar, the Spice market is much smaller but full of beautiful fragrances of mixed spices, herbs, and traditional sweets. It consists of around 100 stores, 2 streets, and 5 gates.
Bosphorus Cruise: The channel divides Istanbul into two continents and stretches about 32 km between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Along the Bosphorus, there are many settlements to see, such as great Palaces, hotels, yali (private houses), etc. While you are on the boat, you will see the highlights of the Bosphorus including the Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Çırağan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Küçüksu Palace, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ( the second bridge on the Bosphorus), Maiden’s Tower to name a few.
Dolmabahce Palace: the Palace was built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid between the years 1843-1856 as the residential palace for the royal family. The Bosphorus locates Dolmabahce Palace. The palace consists of 285 rooms, 43 halls, 6 baths, and gardens.
After the Private Bosphorus Cruise & Sightseeing Tour, drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
You will be picked up after check-out from the hotel, and we organize your domestic business flight to Antalya with VIP Transfer exclusive class vehicle. After landing at Antalya Airport, transfer with VIP exclusive class vehicle to the hotel. After check-in, you will have time for leisure, and the rest of the day is yours.
Overnight stay in Antalya.
You are starting the day with a private voyage to the Mediterranean Sea. You will see the natural cliffs of Antalya and the bays by the Mediterranean Sea. After the Private Yacht Trip, you are visiting the old part of Antalya. We are walking among the ancient streets, and the first spot is The Hadrian Gate, built by the Romans on behalf of Emperor Hadrian upon his visit to Antalya in 130 AD. The gate has three arches and corinthian style. Hıdırlık Tower, built-in 2C AD by the Romans and is located on the southwest of the Old Town, by the cliffs’ dominating spot. Tower has a small room on the first floor, and in the upper gallery, there is an observation spot where they could follow the ships or any reaching invasion to the city. The Clock Tower, once Antalya surrounded by a defense wall, but there is a small part that exists today. They renovated the last part of the defense wall and added a clock in honor of Sultan Abdulhamid to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ascent to the throne. While walking down to the water, the ancient port is coming where we stop for a while and rest while following the ships and breathing Mediterranean fresh air.
After the Private Antalya Old City sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel.
Drive to Myra, founded during the Hellenistic period as part of the Lycian Union, and since it was one of the 6 biggest cities, it was eligible to give 3 votes. Myra is also where St. Nicholas had been lived and died, who also known as “Santa Claus.” Saint Nicholas was born in 300 AD in Patara, then moved to Myra, where he was a bishop. There is a church on behalf of his name where he is buried. Saint Nicholas is known as the protector of the kids and the sailor. Saint Nicholas died on 6 December 365 AD when he was 65.
Pilinius, in 1C AD, first mentioned the visit to Simena, and it dates back to 4C BC, where we learn from Lycian inscriptions and silver coins. Simena was part of the Lycian Union and was represented the city Aperlai. After Anatolia became part of the Roman Empire, Simena sustained its independence. When approaching the shore, a Roman bath comes first, which was built in 79 BC. Lycian cities are famous for the rock tombs and sarcophaguses, which you can see in Simena. The Lycians built a theater that has a 300 person capacity and a temple which was converted into a church, later a mosque. Most of the sarcophaguses are in the water.
After the Private Demre-Myra, Kekova-Simena sightseeing tour, drive back to the hotel.
You will be picked up from the hotel with a VIP vehicle and transfer to the airport for a domestic business class flight.
After completing the amazing 7 Days Luxury Istanbul & Antalya Tour, Romos Travel wishes all guests a very healthy and wonderful life ahead…
Note: This 7 Days Luxury Luxury Istanbul & Antalya Tour Package does not include accommodation. If asked, we can provide the hotel booking service, which is preferred by your side.
Our corporate luxury Istanbul hotels are;
Cıragan Palace Kempinski, Hotel Conrad, Hotel Swiss, Hotel Hilton Bosphorus, Hotel Four Seasons Bosphorus, Hotel Four Seasons Sultanahmet, Hotel Shangri-la Bosphorus, Hotel Raffles, Hotel Rixos Pera, Hotel the Marmara, Hotel Pera Palace, Hotel Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, the Hotel St. Regis, Hotel the Ritz Carlton, the House Hotel, Hotel Grand Hyatt, Hotel CVK Park Bosphorus, Hotel Sumahan, Hagia Sophia Mansions.
Our corporate luxury Antalya hotels are;
Hotel Delphin Diva Premiere, Rixos Downtown Antalya, Titanic Mardan Palace, Kempinski the Dome, Hotel Kaya Palazzo, Maxx Royal Belek, Calista Luxury Resort.
Istanbul Airport & Sabiha Gokcen Airport or Istanbul Cruise Port – Can be supplied depends on your International flight details.
During the “7 Days Luxury Istanbul & Antalya Turkey Tour”, you will see the below highlights; please click one of each to read more information about.