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

Itinerary

This 18 day tour starts in Istanbul, Turkey and ends in Bodrum, Turkey. The final seven days are spent relaxing along the Turkish turquoise coast on a wooden Gulet sailing boat. Other highlights are:- Istanbul Old City (UNESCO Heritage site) - St. Sophia Museum - Topkapi Palace - Blue Mosque - Hippodrome - Cappadocia - Kaymakli Underground City - Göreme (UNESCO Heritage site) - Göreme Open Air Museum - Bursa (UNESCO Heritage site) - Silk Bazaar - Pamukkale Calcium Travertines (UNESCO Heritage site) - Hierapolis - Aphrodisias (UNESCO Heritage site) - Sultanhani Caravansary

2019 - 'Mediterranean Sailors Tour'
18 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday

Istanbul

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

Overnight Istanbul
5 star
Day 2
Thursday

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace 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
5 star
(B)
Day 3
Friday

Bursa, Iznik

Today we will drive to Iznik which is famous for its handmade tiles and we'll also visit Iznik Lake. Then its on to Bursa which was the first capital of Ottoman Empire and visit Ulu Mosque and the Silk Bazaar before heading to Eskisehir.

Overnight Eskisehir
4 star
(B, D)
Day 4
Saturday

Ankara

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk.

Overnight Ankara
5 star
(B)
Day 5
Sunday

Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar

We will drive to Cappadocia visiting the Tuz Golu (Salt Lake), the second largest lake in Turkey, which provides life to the largest flamingo colony in the Middle East and North Africa combined, great photo opportunities. Once in Cappadocia and marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, Goreme open-air museum, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 6
Monday

Cappadocia, Underground city

Today we visit and trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of Kaymakli underground city. 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 7
Tuesday

Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

Heading towards Konya we will visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. Then we will visit mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. We will also visit Selimiye Mosque and Silli Aya Helena Church.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Wednesday

Antalya

Drive towards to southern part of the country, the Medierranean coast and the city of Antalya. Along the way we we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor and is still used today.

Overnight Antalya
5 star
(B)
Day 9
Thursday

Pamukkale, Kibyra

We depart from Antalya in the morning and head for Pamukkale. Along the way, we visit a Kibyra. At this little-known ancient city you will have chance to see the well preserved stadium and bouleuterion. We continue on and upon arrival in Pamukkale visit the famous cotton castles and Heirapolis, including magnificently preserved necropolis, the main steet, gates, thermal baths, the Greco Roman theatre and the Basilica of St. Philippe. Swim in a theraputic bath of hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 10
Friday

Aphrodisias

Depart from Pamukkale towards Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, theatre, the Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Saturday

Bodrum

We begin boarding our Gulet in Bodrum at 15:30 pm. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.

Overnight Bodrum Harbour
Gulet Cabin
(B, D)
Day 12
Sunday

Orak Island, Cokertme

After breakfast, we sail to Orak Island for lunch and then cruise to our overnight stop at Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town.

Overnight Çökertme
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 13
Monday

Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands)

Early start as we cruise for Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands). Spend the day amid beautiful island panorama before arriving in Kufre.

Overnight Küfre Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 14
Tuesday

Longoz, Karacasogut Village

After breakfast we set off for Longoz. Overnight in Karacasogut village, just 25km away from Marmaris.

Overnight Karaca Söğüt
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 15
Wednesday

Cleopatra Island

From Marmaris the yacht sails to Sedri Adasi (Cleopatra Island). We spend the afternoon sailing to English port for our overnight stop.

Overnight English Harbour
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 16
Thursday

Kargili Bay, Kisebuku

Today we cruise to Kargili Bay for lunch. This afternoon, we sail to Kisebuku for our night stop.

Overnight Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku)
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 17
Friday

Pabucburnu, Yaliciftlik Bay, Bodrum

Early morning sail to Pabucburnu. After lunch in Yaliciftlik Bay, we sail back to Bodrum for our final night on the yacht.

Overnight Bodrum Harbour
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 18
Saturday

Bodrum

After breakfast, we disembark at approximately 10:30 am.

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

Please Note:
1. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the land portion of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Transportation by Gulet boat
  • Services of Captain and supporting crew
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Tips except Captain and Gulet crew
  • 17 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    5 star
    Istanbul
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Eskisehir
    - 1 night
    5 star
    Ankara
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Konya
    - 1 night
    5 star
    Antalya
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Bodrum
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Bodrum Harbour
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Çökertme
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Küfre Bay
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Karaca Söğüt
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    English Harbour
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku)
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Bodrum Harbour
  • 17 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 11 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Tips - Captain and Gulet crew
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bodrum
  • Bodrum Harbour
  • Bursa - Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque)
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gulet Cruise
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Kargili Bay (Molla Ibrahim Bay)
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Konya - Silli Aya Helena
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Tuz Golu (Salt Lake)
  • Aphrodisias - Museum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Bodrum
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
  • Bursa - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cappadocia - Love Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Islands and Secluded bays
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Iznik Lake
  • Kibyra - Ancient Site
  • Konya - Selimiye Mosque
  • Orak Island
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Swimming, sunbaking, relaxing
  • Yaliciftlik Bay
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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

Ankara
Hotel Ickale
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
GMK Bulvarı No:89
Ankara
Ph. :
+90 (0312) 231 77 10
Website :
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Hotel Ickale
Antalya
The Marmara Antalya
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Sirinyali Mah.
Lara Cd. No:136
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 242 249 36 00
The Marmara Antalya
The Marmara Antalya
The Marmara Antalya
Bodrum
Bodrium Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Eskiçeşme Mahallesi
Büyük İskender Cd. No:13
Bodrum
Ph. :
+90 252 316 97 77
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrum Harbour
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Bodrum Harbour
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Cappadocia
MDC Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Karahandere Mah.
Mese Deresi Sok. No:2
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 341 44 15
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Davutlu Mah. Yukarı Mevki
Şehit Ramazan Çelik Sk.
Mustafapaşa
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
Çökertme
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Çökertme
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
English Harbour
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
English Harbour
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Eskisehir
Hilton Garden Inn Eskisehir
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Hosnudiye Mah.
734 Sok. No 8
Tepebasi
Eskisehir
Ph. :
+90 222 217 8888
Hilton Garden Inn Eskisehir
Hilton Garden Inn Eskisehir
Hilton Garden Inn Eskisehir
Istanbul
Radisson Pera Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Evliya Celebi Mah.
Refik Saydam Cad No 19
Tepebasi
Taksim
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 377 2500 
Radisson Pera Hotel
Radisson Pera Hotel
Radisson Pera Hotel
Karaca Söğüt
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Karaca Söğüt
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku)
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku)
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Saziziye Mahallesi
Kislaonu Sokak No: 4
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 221 60 00
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Küfre Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Küfre Bay
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
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2019
31 Dec 2019
2,359.00
900.00
Deposit Option available for Mediterranean Sailors Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Mediterranean Sailors Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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