Your adventure begins with a three-night exploration of Istanbul, where you'll have the luxury of a private driver and an experienced guide to accompany you throughout. Your first stop is the iconic Hagia Sophia, a monument that has witnessed centuries of transformation, from an Orthodox basilica to a mosque and now a museum. For over 500 years, Hagia Sophia's immense dome has inspired Ottoman mosque architecture and left an indelible mark on architectural history. Next, descend into the subterranean wonder of the Basilica Cisterna, an engineering marvel from the 6th century, then onto the vibrant Hippodrome, the heart of Byzantine and Ottoman culture, where you'll discover its glorious history. On your second day of touring visit the enchanting Topkapi Palace, an imperial residence that served Ottoman Sultans for centuries. The palace is a vast labyrinth arranged around three courts, housing interior treasures such as the famous harem and its lavishly decorated rooms. As the day unfolds, experience Istanbul from a different perspective with a private 2-hour Bosphorus river cruise. Your expert guide will narrate the journey as you glide along the European and Asian shores, revealing the harmonious blend of Ottoman and modern architecture. Witness historic landmarks such as ancient wooden villas, Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, and the enchanting Maiden's Tower. Finish your day of exploration with a leisurely stroll through the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's largest and oldest covered markets, boasting more than 64 covered streets and over 3,600 shops.
• Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Rustem Pasa Mosque
• Bosphorus cruise, Blue Mosque & Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Hurrem Sultan Hamman and spice market visit
• Historical sites of Lydae, Kaunos, and Loryma Castle
Bid farewell to Istanbul and fly to Dalaman airport, your gateway to the stunning Turquoise Coast. Here, embark on an unforgettable week-long voyage aboard one of the finest yachts in the Eastern Mediterranean. Set sail from Gocek, and let the azure waters carry you to such charming sites as the Lydae ruins, Iztuzu Beach—where turtles nest—and the charming riverside town of Dalyan, home to the ancient Greco-Roman city of Kaunos. Enjoy moments of solitude on Arap Island, soaking up the sun before exploring the fascinating Loryma Castle. Perhaps, for lunch, partake in a unique experience of octopus hunting at Cape Atabol. Your journey also takes you to the unspoiled town of Bozburun, and concludes with swimming, snorkelling, and waterskiing in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Gocek at Gerbekse.
• Water sports