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Best of Turkey Tour – 12 Days

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£1,509.00 £797.00

Different dates available June – September 2017

Duration: 12 Days

Group size: Avg. 25-30 people

Hotels rating: 5-4 Star

Starts & Ends: Istanbul

Description

 

Our ‘Best of Turkey Tour package’ combines culture and history, vibrant and welcoming tradition as well as man-made wonders and natural phenomena!

Tours around Turkey are filled with incredible culture. There is something for everyone whether it is a dive into the rich history, adventure fun or relaxation, the country known as “the cradle of civilisation” is sure to keep you thrilled. Experience the great empires and civilisations in history from Anatolian cities to the busy Istanbul streets.

Turkey holds some of the oldest archaeological sites of the world. Walk through centuries of culture in the ruins at Ephesus and see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world, the Temple of Artemis. With diverse landscapes and treasures hidden among every city, Turkey is booming with life and adventure.

Enjoy nights out on the coast, drink Turkish coffee with the locals and enjoy some of the most amazing cuisine you’ll ever taste.

Turkey tours are bound to pack a punch suited for any traveller’s taste.

Throw yourself straight into the culture of Western Turkey, cruise along the Mediterranean. Discover all that Istanbul has to offer, the history of Troy, Ephesus and enjoy the healing powers of Pamukkale. Get the chance to ride deep in the heart of Turkey at the beautiful manmade wonders at Cappadocia.

DAY 1

IstanbulTravel around Istanbul

We will pick you up as you exit the terminal and we’ll take you to the hotel. We’ll meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm to meet the other travelers and your guide. Once registered, we will talk about the exciting days ahead!

 

 

DAY 2

Istanbul

Get ready explore Istanbul after breakfast. We’ll wander through the old town to visit the Blue Mosque, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum.

 

DAY 3

Gallipoli

troyWe will leave from the port in Istanbul for the Gallipoli shores. Here we get to see all of the memorial sites in the region; Kabatepe, Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair, War Museum, Lone Pine and many more.

 

 

 

DAY 4

Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi

Today we get to roam the setting of Homer’s infamousepic, Iliad in the ancient city of Troy. Next up will be Pergamum and the remains of the Asklepion. Ending the day we will arrive in Kusadasi.

 

DAY 5

Ephesus, Fethiye, Gulet, Gocek Gulf 

Ephesus is known as the best preserved ancient town in Turkey and will be our first adventure of the day. We will leave for Fethiye in the afternoon. Arrive at the Pullman at Gocek center and then head for the boat. We will end the day with a dinner cruise and anchor in Bdri Rahmi Bay to stay the night.

 

DAY 6

Gulet Cruise, Gocek Gulf (Manastir-Aga Port)

We will cruise to Manastir Bay (aka Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bay) where we will have time to swim around the underwater ruins and have lunch. Next we cruise to Aga Limani where we will have dinner and anchor for the night.

 

 

DAY 7

Gulet Cruise, (Kumlubuku-Paradise İsland-Marmaris)

We depart to Kumlubuk Bay early in the morning for breakfast. Our final break for swimming and lunch will be at Cennet Island. We will be at Marmaris Harbour by 04:00 p.m. and will stay overnight in Marmaris.

  

 

 

DAY 8

Gulet Cruise, Marmaris, Pamukkale turkey-tours

Frome Marmaris we will depart after breakfast for the “Cotton Castle” of Turkey; Pamukkale. Experience the ancient city of Hierapolis and the magical pools of natural hot springs and travertines.

 

 

DAY 9

Pamukkale, Cappadocia

We leave the shores and the springs for the beautiful cultural heritage of Cappadocia. We will explore the famous Underground City and walk around the fairy chimney’s and churches manmade and natural wonders.

 

DAY 10

Cappadocia

Take in more of Cappadocia after Breakfast, including the Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley. Wrap up the day learning about the local traditional art.

 

 

DAY 11

Cappadocia, Ihlara, Istanbul

In the morning we feast our eyes upon the glorious Ihlara Valley before departing for Istanbul where we will finish our circular journey.

 

 

DAY 12

Istanbul

Our trip ends as we say goodbye to our new friends with breakfast and check-out of the hotel (11:00am).

Sights you will visit: 

 

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Travelling Turkey

The Hagia Sophia, with hundreds of years of history, learn about the old cathedral and how it transformed into one of the most popular museums in Turkey.

 

 

Blue Mosque, Istanbul 

Travelling TurkeyA beautiful cascade of blue domes and 6 tall minarets welcomes you. Officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior give it its name the Blue Mosque. 

 

 

Topkapı Palace, Istanbul

Home of the Sultans, the heart of the Ottoman Empire. Walk on years of history and see what they saw.

 

 Gallipoli Travelling Turkey

Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, Johnston’s Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Raod, Quinn’s Road and more.

 

 

Pamukkalepamukkale

The cotton castle, experience the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ancient cure center, and the beautiful springs.

 

       

CappadociaTravelling Turkey

A region filled with hundreds of year of history with a mixture of exceptional natural and man-made structures. Discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys, traditional art, hiking trails and more.

 

Ihlara

ilhara-valleyAn amazing valley known for its unique soil filled with countless rock-carved churches and houses by early Christians.

 

 

 

Asklepionancient-columns-at-asclepium-in-kos-island-in-greece-212x300

The famous ancient medical center built in honor of Asclepius, the god of healing. It is the first psychiatric hospital in the world.

 

   

 

 

Troytrojan-horse-in-canakkale-squareturkey-300x236

The legendary city written about in Homer’s Iliad, roam the land of ruins and visit the famous Trojan horse.

 

 

Ephesus 

The most well preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus welcomes you to explore the past societies. Get the chance to visit one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world, The Temple of Artemis. 

 

 

 


Marmaris

Enjoy a nice night out in the popular touristy bits filled with beaches, restaurants and bars.

 

 

 

 

Gocek

The famous port of “Blue Cruises” of Mediterranean coast.

 

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

  • Accommodation
  • 5 and 4 star hotels
  • Airport Transfer
  • From Istanbul Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports (on day 1)
  • Meals
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 8 dinners
  • Transportation
  • Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
  • Gulet cruise, between Fethiye and Marmaris in ensuite cabins.
  • Guide
  • Services of experienced local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Excursions
  • As per the itinerary (entrance fees NOT included)

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

 

How to budget for this tour?

Please remember that the tour price and the local payment cover the services stated in the “Inclusions” section of this page and there are many other personal expenses which will occur during your journey.

Please have a look at the costs of the optional activities.

 

Personal Spending Money, Extra Meals, Souvenirs…

Every person has different spending habits, but to help you out with your planning, we estimated your average daily expenses. An approximate amount of £20 per day for lunch & dinner (without drinks), and £30 per day as personal spending money (souvenirs, handicraft etc. not included) is generally sufficient.

Should you have any questions regarding this trip, just drop me a message and I will get back to you asap.

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1 review for Best of Turkey Tour – 12 Days

  1. 5 out of 5

    Great tour, well organised and excellent accommodation and sites seen. Kev was awesome, by far the best tour guide I’ve ever had.

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