Ultimate Mediterranean

from $1480/per person

Ultimate Mediterranean perfectly blends history, relaxation and adventure in Southern Turkey! Discover the natural beauty and impressive ancient sites after you have a taste of Istanbul and its stunning old town. Visit the impressive ruins and well-preserved ancient theatres in Perge, Aspendos and Olympos. Walk the deep canyons and trek along waterfalls at Saklikent before cooling off at pristine waters of Oludeniz. Jump on board a 7-day gulet cruise and sail the crystal clear, calm bays of the Mediterranean while sunbathing on the deck. Then dock at a vibrant port and enjoy the delicious cuisine at night.

Duration
15 Day
Destination(s)
Turkey
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Fethiye
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5&4 Star
35-40

Sight Visited

  • Antalya
    Antalya

  • Aspendos
    Aspendos

  • Blue Mosque
    Blue Mosque

    The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

  • Demre
    Demre

  • Fethiye
    Fethiye

  • Firnaz bay
    Firnaz bay

  • Hagia Sophia
    Hagia Sophia

    The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

  • Istanbul
    Istanbul

  • Kas
    Kas

  • Limangazi
    Limangazi

  • Olympos
    Olympos

  • Perge
    Perge

  • Saklikent
    Saklikent

    This huge canyon is a natural beauty where you can do trekking to reach to breathtaking sceneries and secret waterfalls.

  • Samanlık bay
    Samanlık bay

  • Smuggler Cove
    Smuggler Cove

  • St. Nicholas island
    St. Nicholas island

  • Topkapi Palace
    Topkapi Palace

    Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide. Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or splash some cash at the Grand Bazaar. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: No
2
Day 2: Istanbul, Antalya (By Flight)
After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum. In the afternoon transfer to airport for our flight to Antalya
  • Included Activities: Istanbul Guided City Tour
  • Optional Activities: Bosphorus Cruise
  • Meals: Breakfast
3
Day 3: Antalya, Perge, Aspendos
Today, our first stop will be Perge located 15 km east of Antalya, and home to remarkable ruins of ancient Pamphylian city. The important city holds an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age and incredible mosaics! In the afternoon we will visit Aspendos, sister town of Perge. Aspendos is known for having the best-preserved theatre of antiquity. Can you imagine a 2,000-year old, 12,000-person stadium made of rock? Overnight at Antalya.
  • Included Activities: Perge & Aspendos Guided Sightseeing
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
4
Day 4: Antalya, Olympos
Today we depart for backpackers' paradise Olympos! The area is famous for its beautiful nature, beaches and treks. Make sure to have your swimsuit handy, we will discover Olympos beach in the afternoon. You can relax by the sea, sunbathe, go trekking or canoeing by the cliffs.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
5
Day 5: Olympos
Eat up at breakfast, next destination is the ancient city of Olympos, home to charming ruins of Lycia. After you get your dose of history, drive to Yanartas national park and witness the Eternal Flames of Chimaera for some marvel. In the afternoon, you are free to enjoy this amazing region on your own terms. Why not trekking?
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
6
Day 6: Olympos, Saklikent, Fethiye
Next stop is the natural wonderland of Saklikent, home to one of the deepest canyons in the world. Make best of this famous trekking location and discover the stunning nature all around you. Pass through waterfalls, trek to hilltops and soak in the adventure. Late in the afternoon when energy is depleted, depart for Fethiye.
  • Included Activities: Saklikent Sightseeing
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
7
Day 7: Fethiye, Oludeniz, Fethiye
Brace for spectacular beaches, glittering waters and breathtaking natural scenery at Oludeniz. Called the "dead sea" due to its calm turquoise waters, it is also a popular for water sport location. Here you can relax on the exquisite beach or join one of the adventure activities including rafting, paragliding and microlighting. Return to Fethiye late in the afternoon and put some cream on sunburns!
  • Optional Activities: Rafting, Paragliding
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
8
Day 8: Fethiye, Gulet Cruise
Today we set sail for our eight day adventure, along Turkey’s crystal-clear coastline towards Samanlik Bay. Swim in the secluded bay, soak up the sun and enjoy your first day with new friends aboard the gullet.
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
9
Day 9: Samanlik Bay, St. Nicholas Island
First Stop: Butterfly Valley! Watch beautiful butterflies flutter in the sky, visit waterfalls or work on your tan on the beach. Next, we visit the blue lagoon of Oludeniz for insta-worthy views and a dip in its deep blue waters. Before dinner, we make our way to St Nicholas Island to explore impressive Byzantine ruins and watch the most epic sunset!
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10
Day 10: St. Nicholas Island, Kas, Limangazi Bay
This morning we make our way to the port town of Kas, to check out the local markets where you can buy your weight in Turkish delight! Jump back on board, as we dock near Limanagzi for dinner and some drinks.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11
Day 11: Limangazi Bay, Smugglers cove
Ahoy, me hearties it’s time to set sail to Smugglers cove! En route we will be making stops at the castle in Simena, sunken ruins of Kekova and of course a refreshing swim spot. Then it will be time to don your finest pirate attire as you shake ye booty into the wee hours at Smugglers Cove!
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
12
Day 12: Smugglers Cove, Demre, Limangazi Bay
Today, we sail to Demre, also the home to St Nicholas of Myra or more famously known as Santa Claus. Here you may meet Caretta Caretta turtles in the sea, but approach carefully! Spend the day snorkeling, swimming and exploring the town, before we spend the evening on board for dinner and sunset views.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
13
Day 13: Limangazi Bay, Kalkan, Firnaz Bay
We continue our voyage to the coastal town of Kalkan. Swim in the turquoise waters, and stroll though the cobbled streets to find some tasty local food and shops.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
14
Day 14: Firnaz Bay, Fethiye
Spend the day swimming and soaking in the Mediterranean rays, before sailing to our final destination, Fethiye. Nature lovers cane take an optional excursion to Saklikent National Park here. Enjoy your final dinner aboard, and spend the night in town as we say goodbye to an amazing week sailing the Turkish coast.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
15
Day 15: Fethiye
Our trip has sadly come to an end. Have your last breakfast on us, bid farewell to your new mates. You can start counting days to your next adventure with Travel Talk!
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Price ($)
Sat 6 Jun 2020
$1480
Sat 13 Jun 2020
$1480
Sat 20 Jun 2020
$1627
Sat 27 Jun 2020
$1627
Sat 4 Jul 2020
$1627
Sat 11 Jul 2020
$1627
Sat 18 Jul 2020
$1627
Sat 25 Jul 2020
$1627
Sat 1 Aug 2020
$1627
Sat 8 Aug 2020
$1627
Sat 15 Aug 2020
$1627
Sat 22 Aug 2020
$1627
Sat 29 Aug 2020
$1627
Sat 5 Sep 2020
$1627
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$1627
Sat 19 Sep 2020
$1480
Sat 26 Sep 2020
$1480

The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.

Airport Transfer

From Istanbul  and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)

Meals

14 breakfasts | 7 lunches | 9 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned modern coach. Flight from Istanbul to Antalya.

Guide

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL - ISTANBUL


GREENLAND HOTEL - FETHIYE


This hotel is located in heart of pine forest where it’s peaceful, calm. And this hotel has a large swimming pool to offer, close to Oludeniz beach.

GULET CRUISE


Turkish Traditional Gulet

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