Istanbul – Antalya Self-Drive Travel Adventure

6 - 9 Days
TYPOLOGIES

AUTO

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

21 Years

800

Start in Istanbul and end in Antalya for this frenzied and in-depth cultural travel adventure!

Filled with ancient monuments, vibrant culture, rich cultural and historical heritage, glorious landscapes, and lots of mouthwatering dishes, Turkey is a stunning destination that gives every traveler their money’s worth of fun and adventure.

And to help you enjoy every bit of your trip, we are adding a series of thrilling treasure hunts for an extra pump of adrenaline-pumping feeling! You will search for clues, tackle puzzles, and complete highly competitive tasks across 8 different dazzling locations in Turkey. But, that’s not all! You also stand a chance to get 100%, 50%, or a 25% refund of your participatory fee when you become our first-place, second-place, or third-place winner!

Come join us in an unforgettable 9-day self-drive experience across the dazzling cities of Turkey!

Day by day

Arrive at Istanbul Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Istanbul Meals: N/A

Free day at leisure . Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast

Recommended Visits in Istanbul : Stroll through Sogukcesme Street with typical wooden house which are now landmark buildings of ottoman architecture. Arrive to Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live; admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as  terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.  Photo stop at the Fountain of Sultan Ahmet the 3rd  and explore Saint Sophia, the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture dating back to the VIth century. After lunch, visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20.000 Iznik tiles and continue with the Roman Hippodrome where the char races used to take place.

After breakfast half day free of leisure.

Recommended Visits in Istanbul :  Discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shop in the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Visit also Spice Market

Delivery of your rental car (economy class) at your hotel at 12:00. Self-drive to Ankara. Overnight.

Overnight: Ankara Meals: Breakfast Mileage: 440 km (Highway)

Breakfast and self-guided visit of Ankara:

Recommended visits in Ankara: Anatolian Civilizations Museum where you will see the Neolithic & Paleolithic  ruins from Urartu , Hatti, Hittite, Phrygia  civilizations, then proceed to Mausoleum of Ataturk , the founder of Turkish Republic.

In the afternoon you may drive to Cappadocia  via Salt Lake. You may visit Serhatli Underground City before arriving to your hotel in Ürgüp.

Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Mileage: 300 km

Breakfast at the hotel.

Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Mileage: 120 km

Recommended Visits in Cappadocia : Visit Göreme Open Air Museum  - a UNESCO Heritage site , a fantastic region  with it’s cave churches located on the valley. Then proceed to Uchisar Village and then the  spectacular fairy chimneys. Visit  Derbent Valley with and explore the natural rock formations. Visit Çavuşin and Avanos

Optional Tour | HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR 

In the early morning departure from your hotel .  a chance to live this unique experience, an overlooking to Cappadocia from the sky , see the beauty of the region  the rock formations, fairy chimneys, natural formations, lunar landscapes ..

Breakfast at the hotel

Recommended Visits :

Visit of Ihlara Valley in Cappadocia Area , Short stop at Sultanhani Caravanserai dating back to XIIIth centure and continue to Konya

Overnight: Konya  Meals: Breakfast Mileage: 250 km

Breakfast at the hotel

Recommended Visits in Konya : to visit Muasoleum of Mevlana, the father of Whirling Dervishes.  Visit of Karatay Tile Museum. Visit Konya city center.

Drive to Antalya . Overnight: Antalya  Meals: Breakfast Mileage: 310 km

Breakfast at the hotel

Recommended Visits in Antalya : Visit of Perge and Aspendos. Visit of Old city of Antalya.

Overnight: Antalya  Meals: Breakfast Mileage: 170 km

Breakfast at the hotel and delivery of your rental car to airport office, until 12:00 End of our services.

Overnight: N/A Meals: Breakfast Mileage: 25 km

What's included

  • 8 night 4**** hotel accommodation
  • 8 Breakfasts and 2 hotel dinners
  • Arrival transfer in IstanbulCar rental as per itinerary (with multinational car rental companies) automatic gear, economic Renault Clio or similarCDW insuranceUnlimited kilometres

    24-hour Roadside Assistance

Not included

  • Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price.
  • Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price.