A visit to the city can either be as a “long weekend” destination, or as part of a two centre holiday – beginning with a 4 night stay in Istanbul, before taking a domestic flight to the Turquoise Coast of the country, and staying in Kalkan for a relaxing break after the hustle and bustle of a sightseeing stay in Istanbul.
At Southern Turkey we can offer you both of these holiday options – tailored to suit your requirements and dates. So if you want to spend just 2 days or even a week in the city, we can arrange this for you … and if you want to combine a visit to Istanbul with a stay somewhere else in Turkey, we too can arrange this for you.
This itinerary is designed for a 14 night stay in Istanbul/Kalkan.
- Day 1
Flight from the UK to Istanbul arranged by you. On arrival at Istanbul airport you will be taken by private transfer to your chosen hotel. After checking in the rest of your day is at leisure.
- Day 2
Today, after breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel by your guide for the full day tour of the Old City. There are so many sights in this trip it would be difficult to list them all, but some of the highlights are the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Tokapı Palace and the Covered Bazaar. Again lunch and all the guide/entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.
After the tour finishes you will be taken back to your hotel, where the rest of the day and evening are at your leisure.
- Day 3
The whole of the day is at your leisure to explore this wonderful city. You could opt to have an additional excursion … perhaps a day cruise along the Bosphorus, or spend the day wandering the city … and then in the evening go to a Turkish night, complete with dancing, music and wonderful Turkish cuisine and hospitality.
- Day 4
The whole of the day is at your leisure to explore this wonderful city. Maybe today you could opt to have a Turkish bath in order to prepare your skin prior to your stay in Kalkan, or the gourmet evening at the hotel. Full details are shown under optional excursions.
- Day 5
After breakfast you will need to check out, prior to your return transfer to Istanbul airport and your onward flight, of just over 1 hour, to Dalaman airport. On arrival at the airport you will be collected by private car for your transfer to your choice of accommodation in Kalkan
- Day 6 – 13
Your days are at leisure in this beautiful location on the Mediterranean coast. While away your holiday relaxing by the pool and reflecting on your stay in Istanbul … or carry on and take some of the many day tours available to guests staying in Kalkan.
- Day 14
All good things must come to an end, and today after checking out from your accommodation in Kalkan, your return transfer will take you to Dalaman airport prior to your return flight to the UK.