Turkey: Blue Mosque to the blue Aegean (2 Weeks)
Day 1-4 Istanbul
Get two continents for the price of one with a visit which spans Europe and Asia. Formerly known as Constantinople, Istanbul is a modern cosmopolitan city which hasn’t lost sight of its past. Take a cruise on the Bosphorus, visit the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque or dive into the narrow passageways of the Grand and Spice Bazaars.
Transfers to Izmir 6h30m1h00m
Day 5-7 Izmir
Wake up in this liberal and laid-back city located on Turkey’s Aegean coast. It’s Turkey’s third largest city, packed full of historic sites. Culture plays an important role in city life here, never more so than in the summer months when Izmir hosts its International Arts Festival.
Transfers to Bodrum 2h59m1h00m
Day 8-11 Bodrum
Travel to the Turkish resort of Bodrum for a holiday and you’ll be one in a million. Don’t be put off by its popularity, however. A strict building code means there are plenty of whitewashed homes trimmed with blue windows to form the perfect backdrop to your travel snaps. The mausoleum here was considered one of the wonders of the ancient world until it was destroyed in an earthquake, its stones reused in the town’s castle which still stands.
Transfers to Antalya 5h13m3h00m