Cultural Tour of Turkey 19 Days

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  • 3 Weeks
  • Availability May 14 / June 01 / June 19 / July 20 / August 29 / September 25
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  • 12 people in group

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Cultural Tour of Turkey 19 Days

Starting in Istanbul on the Marmara Sea, the tour then moves to Gallipoli. We then continue along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, with a few detours inland, visiting a number of classical and biblical sites including Ephesus, the ancient spa city of Hierapolis and Bergama. We will also visit some amazing places along the Lycian coast including the church of St. Nicholas, who was born here in Turkey. Last stop on the way is Cappadocia,The home of one of the most incredible landscapes in the world. Perfect for first time visitors to Turkey, this tour has the perfect balance of sightseeing, history and sun and sea time. This tour is a small group escorted tour, with a maximum of 12 guests on the tour.

 

Guest acces

Istanbul ,Gellipoli, Canakkale,Troy,Assos,Bergamon,selcuk,Ephesus,Kusadasi,Pamukkale,Dalyan Fethiye,Saklikent,Kas,Kekova,myra,Cirali,Antalya,Isparta,Egridir,Konya,Cappadocia Istanbul

Amenities

  • Pets allowed
  • Internet
  • Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Doorman
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Suitable for events
  • Dryer
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet

Price Includes

  • Cappadocia & Istanbul Domestic Flight Tickets
  • 18 Nights Comfortable Hotel
  • Turkish Registered Professional English speaking tour guide
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Full transport in air-conditioned, non-smoking bus.
  • 2 Boat Tours
  • 18 Breakfasts
  • 15 Lunch
  • 13 Dinner
  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers, if you arrive & depart on tour start & finish days (Transfers on other days will be subject to an additional charge.)

Tour Rules

Day 1Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. You can arrive at any time today as there are no planned activities until dinner time. Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city, with an estimated population of around 17 million. You will be blown away by the beauty and grandeur of its architecture and history. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. (Dinner)

Day 2Istanbul

After breakfast we take a 10 minute walk down to the ferry port to catch the public ferry and enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Bosphorous. The Bosphorus cruise will take you under two major bridges that connect Europe to Asia. Wedisembark at the last stop for lunch and a walk up a steep hill to see the ruins of a castle and lookout over the Black Sea. Dinner and night in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3Istanbul

After breakfast we start the historical tour of the old city of Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Basilica Cistern and the Hippodrome. Free afternoon at the Grand Bazaar. Dinner and night in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Istanbul - Gallipoli

In the morning we depart for Gallipoli (approx. 5 hrs drive). After lunch we tour the Gallipoli Battlefields. The tour includes: Ari Burnu (first ANZAC landing place), Kabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels). Following our tour over the ANZAC battlefield area of Gallipoli we will cross over to the Dardanelles and have some free time in Çanakkale. Dinner and night in Çanakkale.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5Troy - Assos

After breakfast we depart for Troy, made famous in Homer’s tale of the war of Troy. Here you can climb inside the replica wooden Trojan horse and wander through the city walls. After Troy we head towards Assos where you will go back in time in this village of hand-built stone houses. Dinner and night in Assos. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6Pergamum - Selcuk

Visit to Bergama, ancient Pergamum, which was ruled by one of Alexander the Great’s Generals and then by the Romans. Here you will see the Acropolis, the Temple, the Library and a vertigo-inducing theatre. After lunch we continue towards the town of Selçuk. Dinner and night in Selçuk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7Selcuk - Ephesus

In the morning we will visit Ephesus, the most visited ruins site in Turkey. Tha facade of the library alone is worth the trip. Walking through the huge amphitheatre will make you want to try out your singing skills. It is still used every year for live concerts and has a definite aura surrounding it. After lunch we visit the home of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. Visit to the Temple of Artemis and Isa Bey Mosque. Overnight in Selçuk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8Selcuk - Pamukkale

In the morning we drive to Pamukkale where we will visit the amazing travertines (calcium pools) and explore the ruins of the ancient Roman spa town of Hierapolis. This World Heritage-listed site stands as a monument to the wonder of nature. Our tour through Hierapolis includes its very large amphitheatre and free time to swim in the Cleopatra Antique Pool, where the water allegedly cures almost every ailment known to mankind. Overnight in Pamukkale. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9Dalyan - Fethiye

After breakfast we depart to the river town of Dalyan and enjoy a boat trip to Lake Köyceğiz. We will then visit Turtle Beach, where turtles come every year to lay their eggs, and some mud baths where you can relax in the warm mud and refresh your skin. We will then see the ruins of the Kaunos (tombs) on the Mediterranean coast. Continue our drive towards Fethiye. Night in Fethiye. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 10Fethiye

In the morning we will visit coastal Öludeniz (the location for the film Blue Lagoon). In the afternoon you can choose to try tandem paragliding or relax at the beach. Free afternoon and evening. Night in Fethiye. (Breakfast)

Day 11Fethiye - Saklikent - Kas

In the morning we depart for the seaside town of Kaş, visiting stunning Saklikent Gorge with its built-in waterfalls and spectacular scenery on the way. Free evening. Night in Kaş. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 12Kas - Sunken City - Myra - Cirali

After breakfast we drive to a nearby town where we will embark on a boat cruise to visit the sunken city of Kekova where you can look through the crystal-clear waters at the ruins below. You will have the opportunity to go for a short swim. After lunch we will depart for Myra (home of the legend of St Nicholas). We then continue on to Çıralı, a laid back little village and a beautiful beach backed by mountains. This area is particularly famous for the Çimera (burning rock), spontaneous flames caused by burning methane, that burn from the crevices of the nearby hillside. In ancient times these flames were used as landmarks by which sailors could navigate. Dinner and night in Çıralı. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13Cirali

Free day to explore the charming village of Çıralı. Relax at the beach or walk to the village of Olympos to explore the ruins. We will meet later in the evening to visit the Çimera (burning rock) on Mt Olympos. Night in Çıralı. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 14Isparta - Egirdir

After breakfast we head inland for the picturesque town of Eğirdir, situated on an inland lake surrounded by mountains. Along the way we will stop in Isparta to sample some of the many rose products that this region is famous for. Dinner and night in Eğirdir. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15Konya - Cappadocia

Today we depart for Cappadocia. Along the way we will stop in Sultan Hanı, the world’s largest Caravan Saray. Our next stop is Konya, the most religious city in Turkey, best known for its devout followers of the Sufi sect of Islam (Whirling Dervish). Here we will visit the Whirling Dervish Museum and the Mevlana Mausoleum. After arriving in Cappadocia and checking into our hotel we will meet again for a Turkish Cultural Show in the evening. Night in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16 Cappadocia

Optional: One-hour hot air balloon flight early in the morning. This is one of the highlights of the trip. You will enjoy the unique view from the air of this stunning landscape. Full day tour of Cappadocia, where we will wander through the different valleys, surrounded by cave houses dug by hand in the natural rock formations that form this magical landscape. We will visit Zelve Valley, Paşabağ, the Göreme Open Air Museum, Ortahisar and more of Cappadocia, including a visit to a carpet-weaving centre to learn about the art of Turkish handmade carpets. Night in Cappadocia. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17Cappadocia - Istanbul

Morning tour of Derinkuyu Underground City, extending 8 levels below the ground and carved out of volcanic rock. Enjoy some more of the landscape before heading to Kayseri airport for our flight back to Istanbul. Night in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 18Istanbul

After breakfast we will visit Topkapı Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost four centuries and Istanbul’s must-see attraction. Enjoy a free afternoon of shopping in the 4500 shops of the Grand Bazaar. Farewell dinner. Night in Istanbul. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19Istanbul Flying Home

Free morning. Bus transfer to the airport. Flight home. (Breakfast)
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