15 Day Turkey Tour

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Tour Itınerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Istanbul
Today, There will be hotel transfer from Airport. Upon arrival in airport, our staff who will be waiting you at the airport with your name sign, will pick you up to hotel where you will stay the night in Istanbul. Arrival at hotel and check in. The rest of the day leisure and Overnight.

Day 2 - Breakfast / Full Day Guided Byzantian & Ottoman Relics Tour in Istanbul (B,L)
Today, It is a day of the touring in Old city of Istanbul which will be started after breakfast from hotel with pick up service. Our staff will come and pick you up from hotel to the meeting point to meet with tour guide and other participants. Upon arrival at the meeting point, tour will be stared from the first stop of the tour and including the sites to visit as follow: St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. At the end of the tour, transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Breakfast / Full Day Guided Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour in Istanbul (B,L)
Today, It is a day of the touring in Bursa which will be started after breakfast from hotel with pick up service. Our staff will come and pick you up from hotel to the meeting point to meet with tour guide and other participants. Upon arrival at the meeting point, tour will be stared from the first stop of the tour and including the sites to visit as follow: Byzantine City Walls, Golde Horn, Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Boat Trip, Bosphorus Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, Camlica Hill. At the end of the tour, transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Drive from Istanbul to Gallipoli (B,L)
Today, the day will be started with an early morning depart from hotel to Gallipoli at 06:30. You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul (Pick up time can change according to your hotel location.). Then drive to Gallipoli. On the way to Gallipoli, stop in Tekirdag where is famous for its meatball and Raki. 12:30 Arrive in Eceabat. Upon arrival, have lunch in the local restaurant. From here you will drive to the ANZAC Battlefield area to start an emotional & memorable tour. On tour you will visit: * Kabatepe War Museum * Beach Cemetery (John Simpson's Grave) * ANZAC Cove * Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place) * Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial) * Johnston's Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches) * View Shrapnel Valley * Turkish Memorial * The Nek & Walker's Ridge * Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial) At the end of the tour, you will be transfered your hotel. Check in and overnight in Cannakkale or Eceabat.

Day 5 - Troy Tour and Bus to Selcuk (B)
Today, after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel around 08:00 and then drive to Troy to proceed to the ancient site of Troy, 36km south of Canakkale. Your guide will walk you around the 9 layers of ancient cities built on top of each other the earliest dating back to 3000 B.C. The commentary is filled with mythical stories of the site & surrounding areas while filling you in on the history of the excavations past & present. The story of Troy is part-mythology & part-archaeology. On tour you will visit: * A replica of the wooden horse that you can climb into for a photo. * City walls dating from early Bronze Age up to the Romans, in all, 9 different settlements. * Excavation information centre which holds exhibits from the work underway. * The fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower & gateway entrance. * Temple of Athena - the focal point of a great annual festival in honour of the goddess Athena. * Schliemann’s trench - the discoverer of Troy? * The entrance ramp to Troy ll. * The sanctuary - an important religious centre of its time. * The odeon - intended for the presentation of musical performances. 13:00 Tour ends and bus to Selcuk.
Overnight in Selcuk or Kusadasi .

Day 6- Full Day Ephesus Ancient City Tour (B,L)
Today; you will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day Ephesus Tour and taken to meeting point. Then the tour starting with Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to an ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor which called Ephesus, stroll past the celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus.After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon will visit the carpet coorperative to see how the Turkish carpets are made by hand. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary,it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Ephesus Archeological Museum to see findings of Ephesus excavations and Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. 19:00 You will be transferred back to hotel.

Day 7 - Full Day Pamukkale Tour / Bus to Fethiye (B,L)
Today, breakfast at your hotel and check out. 08:30 You will be picked up and transferred to meeting point. You will meet with other tour participants and tour guide then start the tour by driving to Pamukkale that has the meaning of the Cotton Castle in English. Once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls. After lunch visit Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and masterpiece theater. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 metres (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 metres long covering an expanse of 240 metres to 300 metres. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool’s hot spring mineral Waters. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to bus station.Bus to Fethiye.At 22:00 you will Arrive in Fethiye. You will meet with our representative at the Fethiye bus station and be transferred to your hotel in Fethiye. Check in to hotel and overnight in Fethiye.

Day 8 - Departure from Fethiye (L,D)
Today, departure from Fethiye Harbour 11:00-12:00 to Samanlik Bay for swimming & lunch. Butterfly Valley (sea conditions permitting) is our next stop for a swim & to visit 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. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner & 1st night.

Day 9 - Sailing in Mediterranean (B,L,D)
Today, around sunrise departure to Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast & swimming. Cruising to Kas where we stop in the harbour for lunch & visit of this charming fishing village. Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains! In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming, dinner & the 2nd night.

Day 10 - Sailing in Mediterranean and Sunken City of Kekova (B,L,D)
Today, breakfast. Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!). 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.

Day 11 - Arrive in Demre and Bus to Antalya (B)
Today, after breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave before cruising to Andriace harbour. Disembarkation before lunch. Bus transfer to the Tree houses in Olympos with a stop for banking and shopping when requested. We arrive 13:00-15:00.Bus to Antalya.Overnight in Antalya.

Day 12 - Perge - Aspendos and Side Ancient City Tours (B,L)
Today, you will have breakfast at your hotel and you will be picked up from your hotel for full day tour of Perge Ancient City, Aspendos Theatre and Side Ancient City. First we began the tour by visiting, Perge. It was one of the important cities in antiquity. Hittite records mention the name along with the river Cestros as Parha, which means that the city was already large and must have been founded before.Then drive to Aspendos, The city was originally built on the, then navigable river Eurymedon, on the mountain where the acropolis is today. It is famous for its intact 2nd C AD Roman Theater and the aqueducts which are a rare feat of engineering.Lastly, we will visit Side; It has existed at least since 1400 BC and has still kept her original name Side, which means pomegranate in the old anatolian Sidetan language. Side is unique in many ways. It still offers the small sweet anatolian fisherman town atmosphere despite the flood of tourism. At the end of the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel.Overnight bus to Cappadocia.

Day 13 - Cappadocia Day Tour I - Red Valley and Kaymakli Underground City (B,L)
Today, After breakfast at hotel, there will be pick up service fort he tour, pick up and transfer to meeting point to meet with tour guide and participants. And then tour will be started by short drive to first spot of the tour, is including the sites to visit as follow: the Red valley, hiking through the Gulludere valley, the village of Cavusin, Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, the natural castles at Ortahisar. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 14 - Cappadocia Day Tour II - Devrent Valley and Goreme Open Air Museum (B,L)
Today, After breakfast at hotel, there will be pick up service fort he tour, pick up and transfer to meeting point to meet with tour guide and participants. And then tour will be started by short drive to first spot of the tour, is including the sites to visit as follow: the Devrent valley, Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, Avanos ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Rock-Castle. At the end of the tour,

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport. 19:20 Fly from Kayseri / Nevsehir to Istanbul (Please note that flight departure time can be chage according to avalibilty)

20:40 Arrive in Istanbul. Upon your arrival, you will meet with our staff at the airport then be transferred to your hotel.Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 15 – Check-out From Hotel and Transfer To Airport (B)
Our staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport according to your departure flight time .

Includes
- All mentioned airport transfers in Istanbul and Kayseri.
- Flight tickets Kayseri-Istanbul.
- Local Bus Ticket Antalya-Cappadocia.
- Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours.
- Noted sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis.
- 1 Night hotel in Antalya with breakfast.
- 3 Nights on the cruise.
- 1 Night in Canakkale with breakfast.
- 2 Nights Hotel in Kusadasi with breakfast.
- 2 Nights Hotel in Cappadocia with breakfast.
- 4 Nights Hotel in Istanbul with breakfast.
- Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary.
- Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegeterian meals available.
- All mentioned land transportations.
- Local taxes and service charge.

Excludes
- Meals unless stated.
- Drinks at lunch.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips.

Date: 11.03.2016Time:11:22