The Turkey Dream Tour has no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed. It is the best short tour of Turkey when you have limited time. Visit Istanbul and Antalya and back to Istanbul by domestic flight. An exquisite tour for you combining a city and Mediterranean stay with all the bells and whistles.
Local tours are with professional local guides and include entrance fees.
At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel|
|Day 2||Full Day Istanbul Tour|
|Day 3||Bosphorus cruise and flight to Antalya|
|Day 4||Antalya Waterfall tour and old city|
|Day 5||Return flight to Istanbul. End of tour|
> Daily departures
> Full day tour in Istanbul visiting Palaces, Mosques and Bazaar
> Magical morning cruise on the Bosphorus
> Relax in Antalya with a morning tour to the Duden Waterfalls followed by a few hours in the Old City of Antalya
> Wander around Sirince in Anatolian Greek styled village
- You will be picked up from your hotel around 08:30
- Travel to the spectacular Duden Waterfalls which drop off a rocky cliff directly into the Mediterranean Sea
- Lunch at a local Restaurant
- Continue to the Old City of Antalya. Spend a few hours exploring the harbor or wander through to small streets of the Old City
- Return to your hotel around 15:00
Antalya to Istanbul - End of Tour (B)
- After breakfast, depart for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home
- Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Turkey experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and intercity transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Domestic Airfares (subject to conditions)
- Accommodation in selected hotels in double/twin sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Turkey Visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 15 MAR to 31 OCT 2019
Contact us for alternative travel dates
Best time to go
The best times to visit Turkey’s archaeological sites and cities are in spring (Apr-May) and autumn (Sep-Oct) as the temperature is warm, but not too hot.
High summer (Jun-Aug) can be hot: best time for beach holidays. Winters can be cold and many hotels though city breaks are still an option. Turkey does offer ski options during the winter months
Turkey food & drink
Turkish food is varied and delicious. It’s often meze style – lots of small dishes to sample, including aubergine dips, calamari, borek (stuffed pastries), mashed broad beans and stuffed vine leaves – plenty of options for vegetarians, too. Local food involves a lot of meat, often in kebab form – the smell of charcoal-grilled beef, lamb and chicken permeates Turkey.
A Turkish menu includes wonderful loaves of bread, super-sweet baklava (pistachio and syrup pastry) and salty white cheeses. Despite being a Muslim country, alcohol is easy to find in Turkey, especially in the touristy coastal regions. Efes is the Turkish beer of choice. Raki, grape spirit, is potent.
Turkish coffee is pitch black, very strong and often sweet. Tea is widely drunk and served black
Culture and Language
Turkish is the official language, however, English, French and German are widely spoken in all major cities and tourist areas. Shaking hands is the common form of greetings. Hospitability is a top priority. Pointing fingers at a person a considered rude. Declining an offer is done by putting your hand over your heart. Observe dress code when visiting Islamic sites
Train travel is a very popular mode of transport between the major cities. It may be slow but can sometimes offer you some inspiring scenic moments. Coach travel is the most used way of getting around Turkey. Bus routes are relatively cheap and are most comfortable. Just about any city is connected by coach. On certain upmarket coaches, extra legroom and Wi-Fi is offered. If your journey is more than 5 hrs, a 30-minute stop is made about every three hours. Taking a taxi is by far the most convenient way of travel in major cities, but not always the quickest way. Taxis can easily be hailed on the street. Important: only take the official bright yellow taxis. If they do not have a meter, then it is a no go
The basic rule is: tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafes and bars. Hotel staff does, however, expect a tip between 5 and 20 Turkish Lira. Do not tip taxi drivers but round up the fare. Tour Guides do not depend on tips, however, if a tour has really gone beyond what your expected, a tip of between 20 and 30 Tl will be greatly appreciated