Best of Mediterranean

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Explore the marvellous coastline of Southern Turkey on the 11-day Best of Mediterranean. Stroll among most-impressive monuments in the old town of Istanbul and barter your way in the Grand Bazaar. Fly off to Antalya in comfort before meeting stunning nature, beautiful treks and well-preserved ancient sites. Make your way through Olympos and the burning flames of Chimaera towards deep canyons of Saklikent. Trek until you drop and jump into cooling waters of Oludeniz. A 3-day gullet cruise filled with sunshine and swimming is all you need to recharge.

Add Ons
Local Payment: £
Destinations
  • Istanbul
  • Fethiye
Tour Types
  • Youth
  • Cultural
  • 18-30 somethings
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 8: Gulet Cruise
Today, we will embark on our traditional Turkish gulet boat and sail to amazing Yassica Islands for a swim. We will have dinner and stay overnight on our boat. Included Activities: Ephesus Sightseeing, Gulet Cruise on Fethiye & Yassi Islands Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Gulet Cruise
After breakfast at Yassi Islands we will cruise to Tersane for a swimming break and lunch. We will then sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay for another swimming stop.  We’ll sail to yet another amazing spot at Sunken Bath area for dinner and place for our Gulet to spend a night. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay, due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Included Activities: Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean & Bedri Rahmi Bay, Cleopatra/Sunken Bath Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Gulet Cruise
Another day in paradise! After breakfast, we will anchor at Boncuklu Bay for our last swimming break and lunch. We will the make our way to Fethiye for you to explore its shops and buzzing atmosphere. After dinner back on the boat, get amongst Fethiye famous nightlife. Included Activities: Gulet Cruise on the Med & Boncuklu Bay & Fethiye Marina Optional Activities: No Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Fethiye
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and disembark the boat (09:00am). Meals: Breakfast

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

Airport Transfer
From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)

Meals
10 breakfasts | 3 lunches | 5 dinners

Transportation
Air-conditioned modern coach. Flight beetwen Istanbul to Antalya.

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

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Touring with Travel Talk Tours

Offering unique experiences for travellers 18-39, Travel Talk focuses on simply making your trip the experience of a lifetime without breaking the bank. Being avid travellers themselves, they know what is essential to creating that perfect trip, and have tried to combine all of these elements in each and every one of their tours, from exotic destinations like Egypt, Morocco, Turkey and Jordan or Russia, to the sunshine and sea of Greece and Sailing Croatia, or their festival tours like La Tomatina, Anzac and Oktoberfest.

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Group Size:25 - 30
Suitable For: 18-39 years
Accommodation:5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.
Difficulty:Easy
Meals:10 breakfasts | 3 lunches | 5 dinners
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