11 Days Turkey Tour With Blue Cruise tour includes all airport transfers, flights, 8 nights accommodation, a 4 day 3 night gulet tour, fully guided tours in Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus, all museum entrance fees, breakfast…
11 Days Turkey Tour With Blue Cruise tour includes all airport transfers, flights, 8 nights accommodation, a 4 day 3 night gulet tour, fully guided tours in Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus, all museum entrance fees, breakfast and lunch
Experience all of the must sees of Cappadocia. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon as you float above the fairy chimneys that dot the landscape. Stay in one of the charming cave hotels built into the volcanic rocks of Göreme. Tour the famous sites of the region such as the underground city of Derinkuyu, Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, Selime Monastery and the Ihlara Valley. Tour the ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos. Marvel at the biggest waterfall in the Antalya region. Walk through the famous white travertines of Pamukkale heated by thermal waters. Retain your youth after a swim in Cleopatra's Pool. Discover what remains of one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. Take a fully guided tour of the ruins of Ephesus. See the last dwelling place and tomb of the Virgin Mary. The Blue Cruise is the highlight of everyone's trip. Relax on the boat as it cruises around the Turquoise coast. Swim and snorkle in the stunningly beautiful blue water. Explore St. Nicholas's church and a Pirates Cave. Visit butterfly valley. Don't miss out on the experience of a life time!
Istanbul to Gallipoli – Gallipoli day Tour (B-L)
We will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul at 6:30 AM and drive down to the Gallipoli peninsula. At 12:00 PM we will arrive and stop for lunch in Eceabat. Following lunch, we will begin the tour of Gallipoli. We will see the battlefields and memorials of the ANZAC and Ottoman forces. We will hear about the successes and failures of both sides and see the trenches they fought in. At the end of the tour, we will take you to your hotel in Canakkale. You will have the rest of the evening free.
Day tour for Troy and Pergamon / Transfer to Izmir Kusadasi (B,L)
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 AM and head to Troy. We will explore the remains of the many cities of Troy, the Odeon, the Bouleuterion, and the 3,700 year old walls. We will also stop at the replica of the Trojan horse. At 10:30 AM we will depart for Pergamon. We will arrive around 1:30 PM and stop for lunch. After lunch, we will begin a fully guided tour of Pergamon. Some highlights of the tour includes the Library, the Temple of Athena, the Acropolis, the Alter of Zeus and the Lower Agora. At about 5:30 PM we will finish the tour and drive to your hotel in Kuasadasi.
Day tour of Ephesus (B,L)
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 AM for a fully guided Ephesus tour. The highlights of the tour include the Temple of Artemis, the Amphitheater, the Celsius Library and the House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch will be provided at a traditional Turkish restaurant. When the tour is finished, we will take you back to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis / Bus transfer to Fethiye (B,L)
We will pick you up from your hotel in Kasadasi at 8:30 AM. We will drive the 3 hours to Pamukkale. When we arrive, we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will take a fully guided tour of the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will get to see the well preserved Roman Theater, the Martyrion of St. Philip and the Temple of Apollo. After exploring Hierapolis, you will have time to walk through the travertines and swim in Cleopatra's Pool. When the tour is finished, we will take you to the bus station for a 4 hour bus ride to Fethiye. Once you arrive, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel.
4 day Cruise from Fethiye to Olympos (B,L,D)
We will pick you up from your hotel at 10:00 AM and take you to the boat. The boat will sail at 12:00 PM. The first stop will be in Semanlik Bay. Depending on weather conditions, we will stop for lunch in Butterfly Valley. You will have the option to swim or go to the nature center. From there we will go to Oludeniz. You will have time for paragliding if you would like. The last stop of the day is St. Nicholas Island.
Cruise to Firnaz Bay-Kalkan- Kekova– Kas (B,L,D)
The next morning we will be in Firnaz Bay. We will have time for swimming there. Then we will move on to Kas. We will have lunch in the fishing village there. From there we will go to Kekova Bay for more swimming and dinner.
Kekova Sunken City – Simena Village with old Castle – Gokkaya Bay (B,L,D)
The next morning we will visit the Kekova sunken city. Unfortunately, the site is protected so there is no swimming, only looking. From there we will go to Simena which is another fishing village. There is a Byzantine and Ottoman castle there. Then on to Gokkaya harbor where water sports are available. You can have dinner at the Pirates Cove or party in Smugglers Inn.
Pirates Cave –Antalya (B,L)
In the morning we will explore the Pirate's Cave. From there we will go to Andriace harbor and take a bus to Myra and St. Nicholas's Church. This is the end of the cruise. We will take you to the bus station for a 3 hour bus ride to Antalya. Once you arrive, we will pick you up and take you to you hotel.
Day tour for Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu and Manavgat /Antalya-Cappadocia by plane (B,L)
We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 AM and take you on a fully guided day tour of Antalya. First we will explore the ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos. Then we will stop for lunch. From there we will go to Duden waterfall. Once the tour is finished, we will take you to the airport for a short flight to Cappadocia.
Day tour of Southern Cappadocia (B,L)
If you would like to do the hot air balloon ride, we will pick you up from your hotel around 5:30 in the morning. We will then take you to the balloon departure point. After you land, you will have a quick champagne toast before we take you back to your hotel. You will have time to have a quick breakfast before your tour begins. From there we will pick you up at 9:30 for your South Cappadocia Tour. First, we will stop at the underground city of Derinkuyu and climb down through the 8 levels that are available for viewing. From there, we will hike through the famous Ilhara Valley before lunch. After lunch, we will visit Selime Monastery and see how the Monks lived before heading to Pigeon Valley for some excellent views. We will take you back to your hotel at the end of the tour and you will have free time for the rest of the night.
Day tour of Northern Cappadocia and Flight back to Istanbul (B,L)
We will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 for your North Cappadocia Tour. First, we will stop for a photo op at a vista point overlooking Uchisar Castle. Then, we will continue on to the Goreme Open Air Museum, followed by lunch in Avanos. After lunch, we will stop for a pottery demonstration. You will get a chance to try yourself! From there we will make short stops at Cavusin, Devrent where you will see some animal shaped rock formations, St. Monk's Valley with the mushroom shaped fairy chimneys and St. Simeon’s monk cell. We will drop you back at your hotel at the end of the tour. Depending on your flight time, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. After a one hour flight to Istanbul, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.
All Airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary
All flight tickets with taxes
All bus transfers and hotel transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
7-day small group tour mentioned by the itinerary (Guide, Lunch, Transportation and all entrance fees )
8-Night Boutique hotel with breakfast in the city centers.
3 Night 4day Gulet Cruise with all meal -Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
All meals mentioned by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Full travel insurance
Standard yacht equipment, board games, snorkels & masks, fishing lines. Passengers may bring snacks, such as fruit, nuts, muesli, yoghurt, chocolate and other
7 Days Dinner
Tips and international flight tickets
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