Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
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Turkey Tours - 10 days and longer

Itinerary

This 12 day tour starts in Istanbul, Turkey and ends in Fethiye Harbour, Turkey. After touring Istanbul's Old City this tour heads in to the heartland of Turkey (Anatolia) to visit the surreal Cappadocia. From there its across the country towards the Aegean coast line to see ancient Ephesus, visiting the Calcium Terraces at Pamukkale en-route. Then south to the Mediterranean coast to Marmaris for 3 wonderful days relaxing on a Turkish Gulet.

2019 - 'Best of Anatolia Tour'
12 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Friday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Day 2
Saturday

Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Sunday

Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 4
Monday

Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 5
Tuesday

Underground City, Konya

This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque.

Overnight Konya
4 star
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 6
Wednesday

Sagalassos, Pamukkale

Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2 AD. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentative list.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Thursday

Pamukkale

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Friday

Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B)
Day 9
Saturday

Marmaris

After breakfast, we will drive towards to Marmaris and the remainder of day is free to explore until we board the Gulet at Marmaris around 5pm. Relax with a welcome drink at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.

Overnight Marmaris Harbour
Gulet Cabin
(B, D)
Day 10
Sunday

Ekincik, Caunos, Dalyan River

After breakfast we cruise to Ekincik and the beautiful beach of Izturu, which is famous for the sea turtle called Carette. The ancient city of Caunos is closeby where you can take a boat trip up the Dalyan river, passing Lycian rock tombs on the way to the sulphurous mud baths and hot springs.

Overnight Ekincik Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 11
Monday

Oludeniz Bay, Church of St. Nicholas

Today we cruise to world-famous Oludeniz Bay where we will anchor for lunch & swimming break. The next stop will be Gemiler island - it is recommended to have an early evening walk to Church of St. Nicholas, which remains from Byzantium.

Overnight Kızıl Ada
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 12
Tuesday

Fethiye

After breakfast, we will cruise to Turunc Pinari then head to Fethiye for disembarkation in the afternoon at approximately 5 pm.

(B, L)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. During the Gulet section of this tour :-
2. Gulet itineraries are subject to change without notification. The captain of the craft will decide the program at the time.
3. All cabins have double beds. Most people choose to sleep under the beautiful Mediterranean sky on mattresses on the deck, and only use their cabins as a wardrobe.
4. Gulet cruises have a minimum age of 12 years old.
5. Towels, soap, shampoo and any other personal items need to be provided by the customer.
6. Electric devices may be charged on-deck and in some cabins.
7. Drinks are available for purchase on board, tea and coffee are included with breakfast.
8. This cruise finishes at Fethiye Harbour on the final day at approximately 17:00 pm.
9. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
10. The 2019 itinerary differs from the 2018 itinerary as follows: a) It will spend night 5 in Konya. b) Day 6 it will travel to Pamukkale, via Sagalassos. c) Day 7 tour Pamukkale and Aphrodisias. d) Day 8 Ephesus tour. e) Day 9 Transfer to Marmaris and board gulet.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle in Turkey
  • Transportation by Gulet boat
  • Tips except driver, guide, Gulet captain crew
  • Entrance fees
  • 11 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    1 night
    4 star
    Konya
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Marmaris Harbour
    1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Ekincik Bay
    1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Kızıl Ada
  • 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 8 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver, guide, Gulet captain and crew
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Fethiye Bay and islands
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Islands and Secluded bays
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kızıl Ada
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sagalassos - Ancient Site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Ephesus
  • Fethiye Harbour
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Konya - Alaeddin Mosque
  • Manastir Bay
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Samanlik Bay
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Cappadocia
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Mustafa Paşa Köyü Yukarı Mah.
Turizm Cad. No :7
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 353 53 53
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Ekincik Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Ekincik Bay
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Istanbul
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No. 21
Tophane
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (0212) 292 90 60
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Kızıl Ada
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Kızıl Ada
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Konya
Hotel to be advised
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Konya
No images available for this hotel.
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Marmaris Harbour
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Marmaris Harbour
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
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01 Mar 2019
30 Nov 2019
1,699.00
765.00
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