Day Trip from Antalya to Istanbul





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A Day Excursion from Antalya to Istanbul

Embarking on a day trip from Antalya to Istanbul is an excellent opportunity to enhance your Turkey travel experience by merging two highly sought-after destinations: Antalya and Istanbul.

Offering a meticulously planned itinerary from Antalya to Istanbul, this day trip promises an unparalleled travel experience. And if you’re wondering why it’s a must-do, let us assure you that Istanbul is the ultimate destination in Turkey that should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.

While you’re already in Turkey, why not enrich your day with the cultural and historical treasures of Istanbul through a convenient Antalya Istanbul day excursion? It guarantees a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

If this idea piques your interest, continue reading to discover the comprehensive program details.

Daily Istanbul Tour from Antalya

Prior to commencing our Antalya Istanbul day trip, there will be a preparatory session to ensure a smooth and trouble-free tour experience. Firstly, it is essential not to forget your passport. Secondly, it is advisable to pack sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat to shield yourself from the sun’s rays, as there will be considerable walking involved. Additionally, depending on weather conditions, bringing extra clothing may be prudent. Lastly, remember to charge the battery of your camera or phone to capture the beauty of Istanbul.

In the early morning, we will pick you up from your Antalya hotel in a fully-equipped, modern, comfortable, and secure vehicle, and transfer you to the airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet our professional tour guide, and after the introductory session, you will board the plane and depart from Antalya.

Blue Mosque

Upon arrival in Istanbul, the initial destination of our Istanbul excursion will be the Blue Mosque, renowned for its exquisite interior adorned with intricate blue tiles and captivating lighting. Within its sacred walls, you will experience a sense of holiness, serenity, and architectural splendor, filling your soul with a delightful ambiance. Our knowledgeable guide will provide you with further insights and details about this magnificent site throughout the trip.

Hippodrome and the German Fountain

During the subsequent leg of our daily Istanbul tour, we will explore the Hippodrome, situated in Sultanahmet Square, which served as a venue for chariot races in the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Withstanding the test of time, the Hippodrome showcases a captivating blend of diverse epochs and cultures within a single structure, making it a captivating destination for architecture and history enthusiasts. Following our visit to the Hippodrome, we will proceed to the German Fountain, a gift presented by Emperor Wilhelm of Germany to the Ottoman Empire and Istanbul. Noteworthy for its enduring presence throughout the centuries, the German Fountain exhibits a charming design that exemplifies the characteristics of the Neo-Byzantine style. Rest assured, our guide will provide you with comprehensive information about this remarkable site.

Free Time in Sultanahmet Square

As Sultanahmet offers a remarkable blend of architectural wonders and historical ambiance, it presents an opportunity for you to acquire souvenirs that will serve as lasting mementos of your Istanbul day tour and the captivating structures of the city.

To facilitate this, we will provide a designated break during which you can explore the local shops, indulge in the delectable flavors of Turkish cuisine, and immerse yourself in the dynamic city life, observing its vibrant atmosphere and its diverse inhabitants.

Significant buildings of Istanbul – Topkapi Palace

Following the enjoyable free time, our next destination will be the iconic Topkapi Palace, an architectural masterpiece that holds immense historical significance in Istanbul.

The grandeur of its architectural design and its vast size, consisting of numerous sections serving different purposes, will undoubtedly leave you in awe.

As our knowledgeable guide enlightens you about the palace’s significance and provides detailed information about its various sections, you will also have the opportunity to feast your eyes on its captivating beauty.

Spice Bazaar

Once we bid farewell to the mesmerizing ambiance of the palace, our next destination will be the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, where a plethora of aromatic spices await your exploration, or the opportunity to engage in some delightful shopping, should you wish.

Furthermore, the architectural splendor of the bazaar is sure to captivate your attention, allowing you to observe the bustling local life of Istanbul firsthand.

Cruising Along the Bosphorus

Bosphorus Cruise: Exploring Istanbul’s Iconic Waterway

Embarking on a Bosphorus Cruise is a must-do activity for both local and international tourists, showcasing the timeless charm of Istanbul. For an additional fee, you can join a captivating journey across the Marmara Sea, offering splendid views of Istanbul’s prominent landmarks and attractions along the Bosphorus. This enchanting cruise lasts approximately 90 minutes, allowing ample time to marvel at the city’s architectural wonders.

As our tour comes to a close, you will be escorted to the airport for your return flight to Antalya. Upon arrival in Antalya, our team will be there to greet you and provide transportation to your hotel, marking the end of our memorable Antalya Istanbul day trip.


  • Transfer from / to the hotel
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Flight ticket from Antalya to Istanbul
  • Flight ticket from Istanbul to Antalya
  • Insurance
  • English – speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets (Harem in Topkapi Palace excluded)
  • Personal Spendings
  • Drinks
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Lunch & Dinner

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Best Crew
Big Discount
Hotel Transfer
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