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Treasures of Turkey 13 Nights / 14 Days

This all in one package offer you to explore both West and South parts of Turkey together.

 

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Day I

Bosphrous Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour
Enjoy Istanbul’s splendid landscapes and buildings both from Marmara sea and from land…
Your guide meet you at your hotel around 08:30 am and join full day tour of Istanbul.

- Golden Horn
- Spice Bazaar
- Bosphorus Cruise
- Lunch
- Dolmabahce Palace
- Camlica Hill

Please Note: Closed
Dolmabahce Palace on Monday & Thursday – Replaced with Kariye (Chora ) Museum
Spice Market on Sunday- Replaced with Authentic Shops

17:00 End of tour. Transfer to your hotel
Overnight in İstanbul


Day II


Classic Old City Tour
This tour will provide you an expert guide that will bring you to the major attraction points of Istanbul and you will be able to use your time in a very efficient way.
Your guide meet you at your hotel around 08:30 am and join full day old city tour of Istanbul. The sights of the tour are as below;

- The Hippodrome of Constantinople
- Obelisk of Theodosius
- Serpentine Column
- German Fountain of Wilhelm II
- Blue Mosque
- Hagia Sophia Museum
- Grand Bazaar
- Lunch
- Topkapi Palace

Please Note: Closed
Hagia Sophia Museum on Monday – Replaced with Basilica Cistern or Kariye Museum
Topkapi Palace on Tuesday - Replaced with Kariye Museum or Beylerbeyi Palace
Grand Bazaar & Spice Market on Sunday- Replaced with Authentic Shops

17:00 End of the tour
- If you want to travel by bus you will be dropped to bus station for night bus to Cappadocia
- If you want to travel by plane overnight in İstanbul and early morning transfer to airport for Cappadocia flight



DAY III


We will meet you at Cappadocia either at bus station or airport according to your choice and transfer to tour office to join excursion.
North Cappadocia Tour (Red Tour)
Discover different types of fairy chimneys and Christianity history of Cappadocia with your small group in a well organized way.

- Uçhisar Castle
- Göreme Open Air Museum
- Çavuşin Old Greek Village
- Paşabağı (Monk’s Valley ) Fairy Chimneys
- Lunch
- Pottery Demonstration
- Devrent Valley
- Ürgüp Fairy Chimneys
- Carpet Factory

17:00 – End of the tour, drop off to hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia


DAY IV


Sunrise Balloon Flight (optional)
Pick up from hotels. Flexible departure depending on sun rise!

Balloon flight offer minimum one hour flight time on air with medium sized basket. You are going to be picked up from your hotel early in the morning, usually before sunrise and driven to the take-off site. While you are having a light breakfast, you will also see the inflation of the balloon and get passenger briefing which explains the basic rules about balloon flights. Right after the passenger briefing, balloon trip will start and you will take-off gently with your experienced pilot. After taking hundreds of pictures over the valleys of Cappadocia, you will land and celebrate your flight with champagne. After getting your flight certificates you will be back in your hotel.
Around 07.30 am. drop off to hotel. So you will have a full day for other activities.


South Cappadocia Tour (Green Tour)
This cultural tour includes panoramic view of different valleys, amazing atmosphere of underground city and hike in a green nature…

09.30 Pick up from your hotel

- Göreme Panorama
- Derinkuyu Underground City
- Ihlara Valley (3,5 km walking along the river )
- Lunch in the valley
- Selime Cave Monastery
- Pigeon Valley
- Onyx Demonstration

18:00 – End of the tour, transfer to airport or bus station according to your choice.
- If you want to travel by bus you will be dropped to bus station for night bus to Antalya.
- If you want to travel by plane we will transfer you to airport for flight to Antalya.
We will meet you at Antalya either at bus station or airport according to your choice and transfer to your hotel.


DAY V


We will meet you at Antalya either at bus station or airport according to your choice and transfer to your hotel.

Perge - Aspendos - Side Tour
Pickup from hotels. Flexible departure depending on hotel location. Arrival at Perge, one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region.
Perge was the capital of Pamphylia. The Roman Baths, the Agora, Colonaded Street, Nympharium and the stadium are all on the visit. The we depart for the Aspendos Ancient Theatre.
This incredibly well preserved ancient theatre was built in the 2nd centrury A.D., it has a capacity of 15,000 people and its still being used for festivals and music concerts.
We have a lunch break at a restaurant on a nearby river then depart for Side . Side is one of the best classical ancient cities in Turkey, it was a port city that served the largest slave market in thsi region. During Roman times much construction took place in Side including a large theatre, Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo.
You will have 1 hour free time here to enjoy the sea and the city. On the way back, time permitting, we will stop at Kusunlu Waterfall then return to Antalya and transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Antalya


DAY VI


Kekova – Myra – ST. Nicholas Tour
Pickup from hotels, flexible departure depending on the location of the hotel. There is a beautiful coastal sceneic drive to Myra where we have a short break.

Visiting Demre (The Biblical Myra), where St. Nicholas was the bishop, the legend and tradition of Santa Claus started here in Demra with St. Nicholas. Visit the incredible Rock Tombs overlooking the magnificent Roman Theatre and the church of St. Nicholas.

The board the boat for a trip to the incredible sunken city on the island of Kekova via Ucagiz, Simena inclucing a short stop for swimming so bring your swimsuit. End of the tour. Drop off to your hotel in Demre
Overnight in Demre


DAY VII


Blue Cruise
Boat departure from the harbour of Demre 13:00-14:00.
- Pirates Cave
- Sunken City of Kekova
- Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village and no car access
- Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
- In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available.
- Dinner, relax in this pirates haven.


DAY VIII


- Kalkan Sunrise Breakfast.
- Departure to Kas where we first have a swim in a nice and quiet bay in front of the little town & and then stop in the harbour for lunch & visit of this charming fishing village.
- Near Kalkan we stop in Firnaz Bay (dinner & 2nd night).


DAY IX


- Butterfly Valley; around sunrise we depart for Butterfly Valley where we stop for breakfast and swimming. This natural reserve hosts 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths.
- Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) is our next stop. Paragliding is available as an optional activity.
- Lunch in a bay near Oludeniz
- Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins and swimming
- Dinner and 3rd night on boat


DAY X


- Breakfast at Fethiye Harbour
- Departure for Samanlik Bay where we will have lunch
- We sail to Fethiye Harbour around 13:00 and disembark

Paragliding in Blue Lagoon (optional)
Ölüdeniz is well known for the paragliding activities performed from the Peak Babadağ which is a steep peak rising right next to the blue Mediterranean Sea. The gentle sea breeze provides ideal conditions to paraglide through out the whole year. The combination of the perfect view and the spirit of free flying will result in a life time experience. After the landing on the Ölüdeniz Beach you will have free time to swim in Blue Lagoon.
Overnight in Ölüdeniz


DAY XI


Morning bus to Pamukkale (3 hours)
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour
- Lunch
- Hierapolis
- Travertines

End of the tour, drop off to hotel.
Overnight in Pamukkale


DAY XII


Morning pick up from hotel and drive to Ephesus
Ephesus Tour

09.30 Tour starts. Your Professional tour guide will give you information about the magnificent history of the places.

- İsa Bey Mosque
- Ephesus Ancient Ruins ( Magnesia Gate, Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent Trajan Fountain, the Odeon Theater, Celsus Library, The Great Theater )
- Basilica of St. John
- Lunch
- The House of the Virgin Mary
- Temple of Artemis

17:30 End of the tour. Drop off to hotel.
Overnight in Kusadası


DAY XIII


Breakfast at hotel
Morning bus to Çanakkale (4,5 hours)
Upon arrival lunch in Eceabat

Troy Tour
- The Trojan Horse which was used in the movie Troy
- The 3200 years old city walls of Troy VI and VII
- The East gate of VI (VIP entrance of Troy VI)
- The Temple of Athena
- Walls of Troy II and Megaron House
- Walls of Troy I (The oldest ruins of Troy)
- The trench of Schliemann
- Sanctuary (Sacrificing Altars)
- Roman Bath
- Odeon (Music theatre)
- Bouleuterion
- Ruins of agora (Market place)
End of the tour, drop off to hotel.
Overnight in Çanakkale


DAY XIV


Breakfast at hotel and leisure time in city centre till lunch time.

11:45 pick up from hotel start day tour of Gallipoli with lunch in Eceabat.
12:00 Lunch in Eceabat
- Kabatepe War Museum
- Brighton Beach
- Beach Cemetery
- Anzac Cove
- Arı Burnu & Cemetery
- Lone Pine Memorial
- Johnston’s Jolly and Shrapnel Valley
- The Nek and Walkers’s Ridge
- Chunuk Bair Heights
- Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Memorial
- Sergeant Mehmet Turkish Memorial

17.30 End of the tour
Drive back to İstanbul, dinner on the road.
Drop off to your hotel in İstanbul

End of our services.
Güle Güle :)
What is included?

- Domestic Flight Tickets or bus tickets
- Accommodations with breakfast
- Airport or bus station transfers
- Written tours as small group
- Entrance tickets to the museums shown on itinerary
- Professional, licensed tour guides
- Dinners during Blue Cruise
- Lunches

What is excluded?

- International flights
- VISA
- Personal Expenses
- Sunrise Balloon Flight (optional)
- Paragliding (optional)
- Tips to guide and driver (optional)
- Drinks during the lunches
- Dinners except from Blue Cruise
- Anything unless it has been specified as included

We have carefully selected boutique style hotels that will cater for all your needs. They include laundry facilities, bars and often swimming pools too. They all located at city centre, accessible via a short bus ride on your free day.

 

There are two different price options for this package.
You can get package with either 'by plane' option or 'by night bus' option

If you prefer 'by plane' package you travel between most of the destinations by plane. It costs you $1700.00 per person in small group tour.

If you prefer 'by night bus' package you travel between all of the destinations by night busses. It costs you $1200.00 per person in small group tour.

Please ask for private tour price!

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