Luxury trip on the Antalya Riviera with 4 and 5 star luxury hotels
More than 320 sunny days a year, fine sandy beaches and crystal clear water make Turkey a popular holiday region. Discover the unique cultural monuments and spectacular nature that only the Turkish Riviera can offer. The visit to the world-famous limestone terrace in Pamukkale will be a very special experience that you will remember for a long time. Look forward to an adventurous holiday in Turkey where you can get to know the country and people better.
Day 1: Arrival in Antalya
Charter flight from the departure airport of your choice to Antalya with a premium airline (eg Corendon or similar). You will be met at the airport by our Scandinavian- or English-speaking tour guide. You will then be transported to your hotel on the Turkish Riviera. Accommodation with breakfast in the Kemer region (2 nights).
Day 2: Information meeting and orientation tour
After our informational interview, we set off on an orientation tour. Your tour guide introduces you to the region's history and geography. You will receive detailed information about the onward journey. Can be booked on the spot if you want: Optional half-day trip to Faselis and surroundings including lunch (€29 per person). Right near Kemer is Faselis, once one of the most important trading towns on the Riviera. Stroll through the ruins, take a closer look at the springs and the theater and the great port, which was so important in antiquity. Enjoy your stay on the kilometer-long fine-grained sandy beach. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the silence
we will set out on our first trip. Your guide tells a little about the region’s history and geography and you get ready for travelling further. The following can be booked after arrival: optional half-day trip to Phaselis and surrounding areas (29€ per person). Phaselis lies right next to Kemer and was once one of the most important markets on the Turkish Riviera. Take a little side trip through the ruins and around the springs, theatres and the big harbor which was significant in antiquity. Enjoy the long beach with its fine sand, fresh air and stillness
Day 3: KEMER - PAMUKKALE
The trip through the beautiful Taurus Mountains to the world famous “cotton palace,” Pamukkale. Behind this name hides a geological phenomenon, whose white, fluffy appearance reminds one of cotton, from which comes the name Pamukkale, which directly translated means “cotton fortress.” Warm water cascades from one pool to the next and has through thousands of years created a unique limestone formation, which in l988 was found worthy of being placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. We also visit the ruins of Hierapolis, which lies above the limestone terraces. At the hot spring spa you have a chance to take a relaxing swim in the warm water. Overnight with breakfast in the Denizli area (1 night)
Day 4: PAMUKKALE - TAVAS - ANTALYA
Today we turn towards Tavas, where we visit a typical carpet village at around 1,200 m. elevation. You walk around and see various looms and color containers where the work is being done in the ancient Turkish rug handcraft tradition. You see how wool and silk are spun, dyed and woven and how Turkish rugs are made. You will be fascinated by the finished rugs’ amazing design and color combinations, together with a glimpse of country life. Afterwards the trip continues further along the Turkish Riviera. Overnight with breakfast in the surroundings of Antalya (1 night)
Day 5: ANTALYA & PERGE
Antalya sightseeing, Perge ruins as well as trip to Belek/Side.
After breakfast, we go to the well-preserved ruins of the city of Perge (“But they went on from Perge . . .” Acts l3:l3-14, Acts l4:25). John Mark left Paul and Barnabas in Perge. The ancient city of Perge is significant both in relation to the Bible story and as an archeological discovery. The Hellenistic gate through which Paul walked, the agora, the Roman bath, the colonnade with the open canal system, is among the high points of the trip. The next point on the program is sightseeing in the province’s capital, Antalya, the “Pearl of the Mediterranean” and the biggest city on the Turkish Riviera. Here awaits a lively harbour city with a lot of atmosphere. Before the tour ends, you will get an opportunity to shop in a jewelry and leather store with competent assistance (toll and tax-free). Overnight with breakfast in the area of Belek/Side (3 nights)
Day 6: Free time or optional excursion
Today you can choose to stay at the hotel and relax or go along on an outing “Boat trip on the Manavgat” includes lunch (29€ per person). Go with us on a pleasant sailing trip on the Manavgat river delta and enjoy the beautiful landscape. With a little luck you will also get to see the famous river turtles.
Day 7: Free time
Relax in the hotel’s spa or ask your guide about outing possibilities in the area.
Day 8: Departure
4 or 5 star luxury hotels