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Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Gulet Cruise, Antalya, Cappadocia
Visiting: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye-Olympos Gulet Cruise, Antalya, Cappadocia
On Turkey Explorer Tour cruise the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Swim on the Sunken City. Visit Greco – Roman City of Ephesus which is one of the best preserved ancient Roman City in the World. Have your lunch in Belisirma Village by the river in Cappadocia. Visit Pamukkale where Cleopatra and famous Roman General Mark Antony stayed for honeymoon.
Day 1 : Gallipoli Tour (CANAKKALE)
We will check-out and travel to Gallipoli through the beautiful landscape of Thrace. Lunch on arrival in Eceabat by Dardanelles. After lunch we will visit WWI Memorials; Anzac Cove, original tunnels and trenches at Johnston Jolly, The Nek Cemetery, Chunuk Bair- New Zealand Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery-Australian Memorial and Brighton Beach.
Day 2 : Troy, Pergamon Tour (KUSADASI)
We will start our day with ancient city of Troy after a short drive which is an UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world`s most important archaelogical sites. After Troy we proceed to Pergamon. Explore Athena and Trojan Temples, Altar of Zeus and Dionysos, Gymnasium of Youth, Odeon, Library, Agora, Great Hellenistic Theatre, Roman Bath and visit ancient health center of Asclepion. After our visits, drive to Kusadasi.
Day 3 : Ephesus Tour (KUSADASI)
Today we will visit the Greco – Roman City of Ephesus which is one of the best preserved ancient Roman city in the world. Then drive up to the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed she spent her final days. This is an official pilgrimage and holy place for Christians. After lunch we visit Temple of Artemis and Greek Wine Village Sirince.
Day 4 : Pamukkale Tour / Travel to Fethiye (FETHIYE)
Today we will drive to Pamukkale which is an UNESCO World Heritage site with its white calcified terraces. Lunch on arrival. Then visit the ancient city of Hierapolis right next to the white terraces with its Temple of Apollo, the Theatre, Necropolis and the thermal baths where Cleopatra and famous Roman general Mark Antony stayed for honeymoon.
After the tour in Pamukkale drive to bus terminal in Denizli for a public bus to Fethiye. On arrival in Fethiye you will catch a taxi to your hotel in the harbour.
Day 5 : Fethiye to St. Nicholas Island (ON BOARD)
Transfer from your hotel to embark on your gulet and cruise to Samanlik Bay for swimming, lunch or depending on the sea conditions to Butterfly Valley. A swim and optional visit of this natural reserve, hosting 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths. Afterwards we cruise to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) again sea conditions permitting. Option for paragliding available. Last stop of the day is St.Nicholas Island with its Byzantine ruins. Chance for swimming followed by dinner on board.
Day 6 : St. Nicholas Island to Kas (ON BOARD)
Around sunrise departure to Aquarium or Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast and a swim. Cruising to Kas where we stop in the harbour for lunch and visit this charming fishing village. Kas was once known as ancient Antiphellos of which Lycian rock tombs, sarcophagi and Roman theatre over looking to Mediterranean are now left. But the charm of the town remains! In a bay near Kekova-Sunken city we stop for swimming and diner on board.
Day 7 : Kas to Gokkaya Bay (ON BOARD)
Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian-Roman archaeological site is UNESCO protected, so only looking!). Lunch by Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine-Ottoman castle. In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available. Dinner, relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn.
Day 8 : Transfer to Antalya (ANTALYA)
After breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave (sea conditions permitting) before cruising to Andriace harbour. Disembark from our gulet and private transfer to Antalya old city.
Day 9 : Perge, Aspendos, Side Tour (ANTALYA)
Today in the morning we will drive to Perge Ancient City, which is a biblical site as St. Paul passed through this very well-preserved Roman city with stil standing Roman baths, Gymnasium and Agora. Then drive to one the best preserved Greco-Roman Amphitheater at Aspendos. On the way back to Antalya stop at Side where the temple of Athena & Apollo by the seaside.
Day 10 : Travel to Cappadocia / See The Countryside (GOREME)
Check-out in the morning and transfer to Antalya Bus Terminal and public bus to Cappadocia with driving over legendary Taurus mountains as the country side view dramaticly changed during the drive. On arrival in Goreme transfer to your hotel.
Day 11 : South Cappadocia Tour (GOREME)
OPTIONAL – 1 HOUR BALLOON TOUR OVER CAPPADOCIA - 159 EURO PER PERSON
We will start our day with magnificient view of Goreme valley from the Panaromic view points. Then drive to visit Derinkuyu Underground City, which is one of the biggest and oldest underground city in the region. After underground city tour we will drive to Ihlara Valley, which is one of the less known but the most green volcanic area of the region. We will walk through Ihlara valley along the peaceful springs for an hour and lunch break in Belisirma Village by the river. Then visit Selime Monastery and Pigeon Valley where will see the bizarre pigeon houses on the cliffs of the valley.
Day 12 : North Cappadocia Tour / Flight to Istanbul
We will start our day with driving up to Uchisar Castle, which is one of the highest point of Cappadocia. Then drive through Cavusin and Pasabag (Monks Valley) surrounded by local vineyards. Lunch break in Avanos. After lunch drive through Devrent Valley with its famous animal shape rock formations, the symbol of Cappadocia known as Three Nices and finally Goreme Open Air Museum full of cave chapels, churches with very well-preserved unique frescoes. After our day tour transfer to airport for flight back to Istanbul. Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport transfer to your hotel.
TURKEY EXPLORER - Tour Plan and Map
What is included
- All accommodation as per the itinerary
- All transportation and transfers
- All flight and bus tickets mentioned in the itinerary
- Full day guided tours mentioned in the itinerary
- Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon Tour (Small group tour)
- In Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappaodica Small group tour up to 15 passengers
- Professional English speaking guide on tours
- Gulet Cruise Tour Fethiye to Olympos (3 Nights 4 Days)
- All museum and entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Wifi available at all our hotels
- All local taxes
- Compulsory Travel Insurance (By Turkish Ministry of Tourism ). This insurance covers all the services included in the itinerary and medical care.
What is not included
- International airfares and taxes
- Optional Balloon Tour over Cappadocia
- Meals and drinks other than specified
- Visits and services not mentioned in itinerary
- Personal Travel insurance
- Personal expences
- Visa fee
- Tips for drivers and guides
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- The hotels mentioned on our lists maychange due to the avaliablity.
- The hotels will be changed to a different one in the same category with the same quality of service and comfort incase of none avaliablity in the hotels mentioned on our lists
- You can upgrade your hotel to another category (Price change applicable)
- The price will be re-arranged if you have any spesific hotel booking in any region where the tour goes. Please let us know about that in advance.
- We can not accept any responsibility for the conditions or problems may ocur in the hotels arranged directly by our clients.
- We do recommend to get all the hotel services through Turkey Travel.
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"The friendly and helpful advice when planning our 15 day trip to Turkey made our recent trip one of our best holidays. We thoroughly enjoyed our five night stay at the Ayasofya in Istanbul – a great way to start and finish our trip. Nightly drinks on the terrace were a wonderful way to meet fellow travellers. We were very well looked after on our customised trip and we have many amazing and fond memories of Turkey. Due to your experience, personalised attention and first-hand knowledge there were numerous highlights on our trip (ballooning in Cappadocia, a day walking the Lycian Way, boating on the turquoise waters off Kas, strolling through Aphrodisias with an expert guide but without other tourists in sight, to name a few). Our tailored 11 day tour travelling through Turkey was hassle free – great hotels, knowledgeable guides, insightful tours, many wonderful experiences, smooth transfers and capable drivers. Our trip included private and small group tours and we visited wonderful places and sights that we would have missed had we planned the trip ourselves. The itinerary was a perfect balance – a blend of the must see sights, as well as those beyond the tourist trail. We had a fantastic mix of history, scenery and culture. Thank you, Gaye, Erdal and the team for your organisation and high standard of service. We will be back to explore more of this beautiful country."OREILLY FAMILY - SHARYN PAUL TREVOR AND SANDRA AUSTRALIA / 9/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
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"Patty and I wanted thank-you for your outstanding service and hospitality. we have had a chance to reflect on our experience and wanted to provide you with a testimonial you can share with any future Turkey travellers on your website or in person. After landing in Istanbul late Friday the 7th September 2018 without any plans or bookings we contacted you (via your website) on the Saturday morning. Within an hour you responded and we arranged to meet you that day around midday at a Café and location we cannot remember. Within the subsequent 3 hours, you invited us back to your apartment/office and plans to do a 5 day tour starting on Tuesday (2.5 days later) had been agreed too and paid for. On Monday the day before our departure you met us at our hotel with the itinerary outlining all flight, hotel and transfer details which was amazing given the short time frame. Firstly, what we really appreciated about the trip is that everything was well organised it went like clockwork and at no stage did we have to worry or think about our schedule. Secondly and more importantly the sites, people, food and accommodation was amazing. what surprised us the most was the varied history of the country and the number (and yet to be discovered) ancient ruins that exist within Turkey. Finally at all times we felt secure and perplexed by the level of travel warnings that exist for Turkey. We cannot thank you enough for arranging the tour and we will not hesitate in recommending you to family and friends. "PATTY AND GEORGE VAKIRTZIS - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Travelled as a couple ! / 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
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