16 days Turkey Tour- Travel to Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Pergamum Ephesus Pamukkale Fethiye -Blue Cruise- Antalya Konya Cappadocia
Day 1: Istanbul
16 days Turkey Tour - On your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, our representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminal where you will see your names written on a board. Then you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the time in the city. (We might pick you up from Sabiha Gokcen airport with extra cost)
Day 2: Free Day in Istanbul (*B)
After breakfast enjoy Istanbul old city on your own, your hotel will be in a walking distance from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace or other places. If you wish to have a guide for Istanbul old city, you can book old city tour with us. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3: Gallipoli Tour(*L)
Your guide picks you up from your hotel in Istanbul around 06:30-07:00am and on our way to Gallipoli we stop by to have breakfast, after driving 5 hours you will arrive to Gallipoli. Then you will start your visit different memorials of Dardanelles, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnstons Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.
You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant.
End of the tour, you will take a ferry to Canakkale and overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Troy and Pergamum Tour(*B *L)
Around 08:30-08:45 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will join your group to visit Troy Ancient City. You will be surprised with genially made Trojan Horse and you will discover over 10 ancient cities built one on another, dating back to 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, battle field where Hector and Achilles fought for power, Roman Theater, Greco-Roman Senate building roundly shaped that hosted deputies of democracy.
After Troy, drive to Pergamum. You are going to have your lunch in a traditional restaurant. Then visit the ancient city of Pergamum which held one of the most important libraries in the ancient world. After tour, a ride to Kusadası and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel at 09:00-09:30 and you will be transferred to full day Ephesus tour. You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world Artemis Temple, city ruins as Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant.
In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI.
At the end of the tour transfer back to hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 6: Pamukkale Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 08:00-08:30am and join to Pamukkale Hierapolis tour.
Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish and it is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool.
You will have your lunch during the excursion. At the end of the tour, transfer to bus station to take intercity bus to Fethiye (aprx 3 hours), then transfer to your hotel in Fethiye.
Day 7: Blue Cruise (*L *D)
We will pick you up from your hotel and take to the harbor in Fethiye around 09:40-10:00, after having information on your life on the board, you will sail to Samanlik Bay for swimming break and lunch. You will continue to beautiful Butterfly Valley (if whether conditions allow) hosting 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths for a swimming and walking around. Afterwards we cruise to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) where paragliding is available. Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island with Byzantine ruins. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 8: Blue Cruise (*B *L *D)
With splendid sunrise departure to Firnaz Bay close to a lovely town Kalkan for breakfast and swimming. Then you will sail to Kas to its nice harbour for lunch where you have chance to visit this charming fishing village, ancient Antiphellos, only Lycian rock tombs, sarcophagi and the Roman theater are left. But the beauty of the town remains the same. In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 9: Blue Cruise (*B *L *D)
After breakfast on board departure to Sunken City of Kekova a Lycian –Roman archaeological site. Then reach to Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village where you can visit an Ottoman castle and ancient tombs. In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available. Dinner and relax on board.
Day 10: Blue Cruise (*B )
After breakfast we will pass by Pirates Cave before cruising to Andriace harbour. You will take our bus to Demre with a stop for banking and shopping when requested. We arrive at 11:00am to Antalya and transfer to your hotel in Antalya.
Day 11: Antalya (*B)
Today is free for you to explore the ancient town or we can organize daily boat trip. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 12: Antalya to Cappadocia via Konya by drive (*B)
Around 08:30-08:45 am we will take you from your hotel and after 4 hours of driving you will reach to Konya where you have chance to visit Konya Mevlana Museum, school of whirling dervishes. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. Then we will drive 3 hours more to arrive to Cappadocia and we will transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 13: Northern Cappadocia(*B *L)
Your guide will pick you from your hotel around 10:00-10:15 am and you will start your visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region. You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety. Finally you will walk along Red River flourishing Avanos town famous with pottery cave workshops dating thousand years back to Hittites, the first civilization of Cappadocia. You are going to have fun trying to make potteries after you have a small demonstration. On the way back to your hotel, you will get into Love Valley which offers a magnificent view.
Day 14: Southern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Optional Balloon tour available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel at 10:00-10:15 am then you will join your tour.
Your visit start with Uchisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4 km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses. For lunch you are going to traditional Turkish restaurant.
In the afternoon you will be amazed Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early Christians from Roman persecution.
Then you will visit Pigeon Valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar castle. Finally you will drive to Three Beauties Valley with its beautiful view over Urgup town famous with its wine factories.
End of the tour your driver will take you to the airport to take a flight back to Istanbul. On your arrival our agents, at the exit gate in the domestic terminal, will bare a board with your names written on. Then we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 15: Istanbul(*B)
Today is free for you to explore this beautiful city or if you wish we can organize Bosphorus tour, Turkish night or Turkish bath (hamam) for you. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 16: Istanbul, departure (*B)
According to your flight time we will transfer you to Ataturk Airport and you will do self check-in.
End of our service.
Istanbul - Avicenna Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel, Uyan Hotel
Cappadocia - Dervish Cave Hous, Historical Goreme House
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Fethiye - Yacht Boutique Hotel - Atapark Hotel
Antalya - ANtalya Inn Hotel, Mediterra Art Hotel
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single traveler should pay 40 % extra for this trip.
Flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airport.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport transfers can be provided with a little extra cost for international arrivals and departures. Please consult to your tour operator.
Istanbul can be very cold and snowy in winters, so provide yourself winter clothes.
Springs and autumns are rainy, do not forget your umbrella or raincoat!
Summers are humid and hot, put enough sun cream and bring your hat.
Always for the tours in Turkey wear comfortable shoes.
Do not forget your swimming suits for Pamukkale.
You can have t-shirts or shorts on the days when you will visit mosques, no problem because they provide you at the entrance scarf and piece of clothes to cover your shoulders or legs.
You may visit any mosque except praying times.
Per person 1460 EURO with credit card and 1390 EURO with cash payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 150 EURO
- Hotels with breakfast
- Cappadocia to Istanbul flight tickets
- Pamukkale to Fethiye & Demre to Antalya intercity bus tickets
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Bus station transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance