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Day 1 : Istanbul
Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. After accommodation we stroll in the city just for first contact . Overnight at hotel.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul

Day 2 : SultanAhmet Mosque , Saint Sophie museum , Topkapi Palace, Cistern Basilica
After we have our breakfast, we will visit Topkapı Palace, is administrative palace of the Ottoman Dynasty, that rule on three continents for centuries. Amaze of the buildings are at the centre of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 19th centuries. In these opulent surroundings, the sultans and their court lived and governed. Then we pass to St. Sophia now called Ayasofya Museum. It is really on of the finest buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and reconstructed by Justinian in 6th century. Its immense dome rises 55 meters above the ground and its diameter spans 31 meters. we will absorb the building’s majestic serenity and admire the fine Byzantine mosaics. Continue to visiting with Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) is more familiarly known as Blue Mosque because its interior gleams with a magnificent panelling of blue. It has 6 minarets and very nice cupolas. it was built by architect Mehmet between 1609 and 1616. After visiting we stroll around Ancient Hippodrome the scene of chariot races and the centre of Byzantine civil life, stood in the open space in front of the Blue Mosque. We will see tree charming monuments. Overnight at hotel

Day 3 : Misir Carsisi ( Egyptian bazaar) – Beylerbeyi Palace – Rumeli hisari In the morning after breakfast, we visit Misir Carsısı (Spice bazaar) next to Yeni mosque in Emınonu, transports you to fantasies of the mystical East. The smell of the whole kinds of spices fill the air. We go on the visiting with Beylerbeyi Palace , on the Asian side of the Istanbul bogazi, this palace was built of white marble by Sultan Abdulaziz in the 19th century. It possesses a beautiful garden with magnolia trees and was used as a summer residence of the Sultans and as a guest house for visiting foreign dignitaries. We take a ferry to pass other side for Rumeli hisari, (the Rumelian fortress), built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months, and is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. Its amphitheatre is now used as the setting for some of the events in the Istanbul Music Festival. Overnight at hotel

Day 4 : Suleymaniye and Eyup sultan Mosque – Cafe Pierre Loti- Kariye Museum After breakfast visiting Suleymaniye Mosque , the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent where he and his wife, Hurrem Sultan , are buried. It was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous architect Sinan. Erected on the crest of a hill, it is conspicuous from its great size, emphasised by four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard. Inside the mihrab (praying niche shoving the direction to Mecca) and the mimber (pulmit) are of finely carved white marble, and there are fine stained glass windows. We continue visiting with Eyub sultan mosque, the great mosque of Eyub is situated outside the city walls near the Golden Horn where Eyup, standard –bearer of the Prophet Muhammed, died in an assault on Constantinople in 670 A.D. his tomb is greatly venerated and attracts many pilgrims. After visiting we stop for a cafe that took its name from French Novelist Pierre Loti. We go on to visit Istanbul with Kariye Museum, the 11th century church of ‘’St. Saviour’’ in Chora is after St. Sophia, the most important Byzantine monument in Istanbul. The walls are decorated with superb 14th century frescoes and mosaics on a gold background. The church is a remarkable museum of Byzantine art that influenced the European Renaissance. Overnight at hotel

Day 5 : Bosphorus tour through Island
.After we have our breakfast we will walk down to Eminonu (15 min) to embark our boat. The Bosphorus is a water pass, that spans 36km between Black sea and the Sea of Marmara and 700m. Wide at the narrowest point. At this location, on the either side of the strait, stands the two medieval castle built by the Ottoman Turks for the conquest of the city Anadolu hisari (14th century) in Asia, and right across, the awesome Rumelihisari constructed in the 15th century. The winding strait that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, grand splendour and simple beauty. we will see all the wooden villas ,marble palaces, rustic stone fortresses and elegant compounds neighbour small fishing villages. Overnight at hotel

Day 6 : Dolmabahce Palace – Galata tour – Grand Bazaar In the morning visiting Dolmabahce Palace, built in the mid – 19th century by Sultan Abdulmecit, it has an impressive 600 meters frontage on the Istanbul bogazi. The most important part is the vast reception salon, with 56 columns and a huge 750-bulb crystal chandelier weighing 4.5 tons. The architecture of the Harem is in stark contrast to that of the rest of the palace. The bird pavilion, where birds from all over the world were once kept is unique to this palace. Ataturk , the founder of the Turkish Republic, died here on November 1938. Then we make a tour through Galata tower, built by the Genoese in 1348 is 68 meter high.There is a wonderful view of Golden Horn and Istanbul Bogazi from the top. We continue visiting Covered Bazaar ,the world’s largest covered market. This labyrinth of the streets and passages houses are more than 4.000 shops. Covered bazaar is still commercial centre of the old city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 : Fly Dalaman Airport - Blue Cruise Time

Join tour Fethiye         
Overnight Accommodation on Boat
Day 8: To Kalkan
We sail this morning to the attractive port of Kalkan, a small fishing village built into the steep slopes of the seacliff. Kalkan offers a perfect chance to explore an old village and harbour front. From here there is the chance of an optional excursion to see the ancient city of Patara and amazing Saklikent Gorge. Patara is the birthplace of St Nicholas (Father Christmas) and is situated on the largest sandy beach in Turkey. After the visit to the site you might like to have a swim in the refreshing surf. Saklikent Gorge, situated high in the mountains above Fethiye was created by icy cold water cutting through the mountains over thousands of years. A natural wonder, the resulting canyon is 300 metres deep and 18 km long. Saklikent in Turkish means “Hidden City”. The walls are so high they cut out most of the sunlight and the fresh spring waters that flow through are freezing cold! A great refuge on a hot summer day. Overnight Accommodation on Boat

Day 9: To Kekova  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kekova
Sailing east along the coast towards the deserted island of Kekova, we come across a picturesque scene where ancient ruins line the coast. Overlooking these stunning views is Simena castle, set in beautiful surroundings. We can take a walk up to explore its tiny theatre, hollowed out of the rock, and the surrounding medieval walls and tombs. This afternoon there's the chance to join your Tour Leader for an optional walk to discover the ancient coastal trails. Afterwards, heading the short distance to Gokkaya island, a sheltered bay dotted with small islands, channels and several anchorages. In the port area there are a group of islands and small coves, where we'll find a good place to anchor.
Overnight Accommodation on Boat
Day 10: To Cayagzi
Sailing eastwards, we reach Cayagzi harbour. We recommend a side trip to Arycanda, one of southern Turkey's most dramatic sites, with a magnificent setting on the slopes of the Taurus mountains. The ruins are extensive, with a city stadium, large and small theatres, aqueducts and public baths. On our return, we will moor in Camlica cove, another peaceful and blissful spot in the region.
Overnight Accommodation on Boat
Day 11: To Kas via Ucagiz
Today we start sailing west to Ucagiz village. This morning we highly recommend doing a sea kayaking trip at Kekova. Here, submerged streets and buildings are visible in the crystal waters. Lycian sarcophagi (tombs) lie in the harbour bottom at Simena. This afternoon we continue sailing west to the harbour of Kas. This picturesque coastal town is one of the most beautiful of the Turkish riviera, backed by steep cliffs covered with dense green forest. You'll have time to enjoy soaking up the atmosphere at one of the many lively cafes near the picturesque harbour.
Overnight Accommodation on Boat
Day 12: To Soguksu cove
We sail from Kas to Soguksu Cove then Gemiler island. In the afternoon, we will have an opportunity to land on Gemiler Island where we visit the extensive ruins dedicated to Father Christmas. In the early ages of Christianity, the island was an important shelter for the pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem. The top pf the island offers superb views over the lovely Mediterranean coast.
Overnight Accommodation on Boat
Day 13: Sail to Tarzan bay
As we sail to Tarzan bay getting close to Fethiye, we will admire the wonderful views of turquoise seas. A last chance to relax and unwind before the tour ends.
Overnight Accommodation on Boat
Day14: Sail to Fethiye where tour ends