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Turkey Land & Sea Tours

Itinerary

This 16 day tour, starts from Istanbul, Turkey, and ends at Fethiye, Turkey.

2023 - 'Ancient Turkey & Gulet'
16 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Friday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will 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 (including Hagia Irene), 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 Bosphorus 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

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! 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

Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

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, the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi and Alaeddin Mosque.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(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. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice 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, Sirince

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 9
Saturday

Fethiye

Today we drive to Fethiye where we begin boarding the Gulet at Fethiye Harbour. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.

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

Oludeniz, Butterfly Valley, St.Nicholas Island

After breakfast set off along the coast of Fethiye Peninsular to Oludeniz and Butterfly Valley for visit and swim.
The night is spent at St.Nicholas Island, where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement as the sun sets.

Overnight St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 11
Monday

Yesilkoy, Kas

An early start for Yesilkoy, where we have breakfast and time to swim in this quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Then it's off to Kas, a small harbour town with a charming bohemian atmosphere, where you'll spend the night.

Overnight Kaş - Harbour
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 12
Tuesday

Simena, Ucagiz

Climb up to the castle on Simena for a spectacular view of the ancient city. Out in the bay, overlooked by a theatre carved into the rock, a single Lycian sarcophagus sits on its pedestal in the water. The night is spent in the wide bay surrounded by green hills, at nearby Ucagiz.

Overnight Üçağız Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 13
Wednesday

Kekova, Tersane Bay, Gokkaya

A short cruise along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins at Kekova - the Sunken City. Swim and lunch at Tersane Bay where you'll see the ruins of a Byzantine church and a Roman dockyard on the beach. Sailing to Gokkaya to spend the night.

Overnight Gökkaya Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 14
Thursday

Bayindir Limani, Kalkan

After breakfast, a short cruise to the sheltered bay at Bayindir Limani for a swim. The rest of the day is spent in Kalkan, a picturesque harbour town set on the hillside, where you can explore the cobbled winding streets or take an optional trip to nearby Patara Beach or the ruins at Xanthos and Letoon.

Overnight Kalkan - Harbour
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 15
Friday

Camli Burun, Batikkaya Bay

After an early start to Camli Burun, a natural bay edged with pine-clad hills, your last night on board is spent in Batikkaya Bay. Another day of relaxing, sunbathing and swimming has past.

Overnight Batikkaya Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 16
Saturday

Fethiye

Arriving back in the harbour of Fethiye, we disembark at approximately 09:00 am.

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

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 4. Maximum Group Size of 16.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 12. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room and/or gulet cabin to themselves.
4. Gulet itineraries are subject to change without notification. The captain of the craft will decide the program at the time.
5. This tour is an 'On Request' tour. That means that we need to confirm availability before confirming the booking.
6. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Istanbul 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
  • Transportation by Gulet boat
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of Captain and supporting crew
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • Tips except Captain and Gulet crew
  • 15 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Konya
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Fethiye - Harbour
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Kaş - Harbour
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Üçağız Bay
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Gökkaya Bay
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Kalkan - Harbour
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Batikkaya Bay
  • 15 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 13 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Tips - Captain and Gulet crew
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Fethiye - Harbour
  • Fethiye - Ölüdeniz Beach
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Islands and Secluded bays
  • Istanbul - Hagia Irene (Aya İrini)
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Kekova - Simena Sunken City
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sagalassos - Ancient Site
  • Sirince - Village
  • St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
  • Swimming, sunbaking, relaxing
  • Butterfly Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Fethiye - Harbour
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum
  • Gulet Cruise
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kaş
  • Konya - Alaeddin Mosque
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pirates Cave
  • Simena - Castle
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • 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

Batikkaya Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Batikkaya Bay
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Ayvali Koyu
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 354 5815
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Fethiye - Harbour
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Fethiye - Harbour
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Gökkaya Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Gökkaya Bay
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Istanbul
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kılıçali Paşa Mah
Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:13
Karaköy
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 247 00 00
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Port Bosphorus Hotel
Kalkan - Harbour
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Kalkan - Harbour
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Kaş - Harbour
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Kaş - Harbour
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Konya
Anemon Hotel Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Işıklar Mah. Belen sk. No:3
Selçuklu
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 235 14 14
Anemon Hotel Konya
Anemon Hotel Konya
Anemon Hotel Konya
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
Pamukkale
Adem Pira Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayıt Mah.
113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No:5/1
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (258) 271 42 20
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Üçağız Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Üçağız Bay
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
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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 May 2023
23 Jun 2023
2,279.00
1,090.00
24 Jun 2023
28 Jul 2023
2,525.00
1,300.00
29 Jun 2023
01 Sep 2023
2,699.00
1,450.00
02 Sep 2023
30 Sep 2023
2,525.00
1,300.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Ancient Turkey & Gulet :
 
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18 Oct 2022 - 31 Dec 2023
15%
Deposit Option available for Ancient Turkey & Gulet :
 
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01 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00

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