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Istanbul to Kalkan

8 days from $3,985pp

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Tour highlights

  • Marvel at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

  • Experience the delights of Turkish cuisine.

  • See the limestone terraces of Pamukkale.

  • Take a boat trip out to the sunken city of Kekova.

8 days from $3,985pp

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you'll be met by your private driver, who'll drop you off at your hotel in the Sultanahmet district.

  • This morning you'll have a guided tour of some of Istanbul's highlights, including the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace and the Grand Bazaar.

  • Today you'll go on a food-oriented tour of Istanbul, starting on the European side before crossing the Bosphorus River into Asia. Taste local delicacies, from delicious dürüm (kebab) to the best baklava in the city. This evening you’re invited to watch the ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes at a 15th-century Turkish bath house.

  • You’ll be driven to the airport today for your flight south to Denizli. Upon arrival, you'll be driven in a private vehicle to Pamukkale. Once checked into your thermal spa hotel, we suggest you relax and make the most of the property's amenities.

  • This morning, explore the ruins of Hierapolis atop the striking Pamukkale terraces. Later, you drive to Kalkan via the beautiful ruined city Aphrodisias.

  • Today you're driven in a private car to the jetty, where you'll board a private boat for a trip across turquoise waters to the sunken city of Kekova. Here, you spend time with your guide exploring the city's submerged ruins.

  • You have a free day to perhaps relax by your hotel pool, stroll along Kalkan’s charming waterfront, or take a local bus along the coast to explore the coves, bays and pebbly beaches nearby.

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before being driven to Dalaman airport for your return flight home.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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Pamukkale
 
Kalkan
 

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