TURKEY PACKAGE TOURS

12 DAYS TURKEY PACKAGE TOUR ISTANBUL CAPPADOCIA BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS TO FETHIYE PAMUKKALE EPHESUS

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Goreme Open Air Museum • Devrent Valley • Pasabag (Monk's Valley) • Avanos • Uchisar • Cavusin Village • Kaymakli Underground City • Pigeons Valley • Red Valley • Gulludere Valley • Ortahisar • Blue Cruise from Olmypos to Fethiye • Simena Castle • Sunken City • Kas • Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz) • Butterfly Valley • Fethiye • Pamukkale • Hierapolis • Ephesus • Virgin Mary House • The Temple of Artemis

April-May-June-October: 679 Euro per person
July-September: 725 Euro per person
August: 749 Euro per person

Included: 3 overnight public bus tickets, 1 midday public bus ticket from Fethiye to Pamukkale, 5 nights accommodation, 5 daily city tours, 4 days blue cruise, 9 lunches, 3 dinners, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guides

Excluded: 
Drinks at lunch, personal expenses, entrance fees as well as tours during the blue cruise

We also offer flight option instead of overnight bus in the same itinerary (please contact us).

DAY 1 - CHECK IN TO HOTEL
  
Pick up from Ataturk Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 2 - HERITAGES OF OTTOMAN and BYZANTINE TOUR (B, L)                                        
Pick up from your hotel around 08:30am. We will start visiting Hippodrome Square where we will see Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and Fountain of Wilhelm II. After that, we will visit Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Grand Bazaar will be our last place to visit before having the lunch. After lunch, we will continue to visit Topkapi Palace (Harem is not included). At the end of the tour, we will see Hagia Irene Church (from outside), Caferaga Medrese, Sogukcesme Street. The tour finishes around 17:00. 

Overnight public bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Shuttle from Sultanahmet around 18:30 to the bus station where you will get the bus. The road takes about 12 hours.

DAY 3 - DEVRENT VALLEY - MONK'S VALLEY - AVANOS - GOREME - UCHISAR CASTLE (L)
Pick up from the bus station or your hotel around 09:15. First, we will visit Devrent Valley to see the animals shaped fairy-chimneys. After that, we will drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Avanos is our next stop where you can watch the potters at work using kick wheels. In the afternoon, we will continue to the beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. We finish our tour visiting the natural castle at Uchisar. Return to your hotel around 17:00.

Accommodation in Cappadocia

DAY 4 - RED VALLEY - GULLUDERE VALLEY - CAVUSIN VILLAGE - PIGEONS VALLEY - KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITY - ORTAHISAR CASTLE (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:15. We will start visiting Red Valley and explore the famous rock-cut churches by walking 5 km through the Gulludere Valley till Cavusin Village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch, we will continue to Pigeons Valley and then drive to Kaymakli underground city, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back, visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. The tour finishes around 16:30. 

One of the before mentioned tours can be replaced with Derinkuyu and Ihlara Valley Tour upon your request.

Overnight public bus from Cappadocia to Antalya. The road takes about 9 hours.

DAY 5 - OLYMPOS
You will arrive to the Antalya main bus station early in the morning. You will have your own way from Antalya bus station to Olympos.

Free day in Olympos

Accommodation in a bungalow in the famous Tree Houses in Olympos 

DAY 6 - BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS AND FETHIYE (B, L, D)
Transfer from your hotel in Olympos around 10:00am to Demre for shopping and banking. If we have enough time, we will visit the ancient city of Myra and St. Nicholas Church before boarding the Gulet at Andriake harbour. First, we will cruise to the Sunken City, sail over the ancient ruins of this World Heritage site. After that, we will walk up to Simena Castle to see a magical view overlooking the underwater Lycian Tombs and the Sunken City. We will dock at Gokkaya Bay for the night.

We will have a party at Smuggler’s Inn under shiny stars nearby the island where you can dance or party the whole night; moreover, you can relax on the gullet.


Accommodation in the boat

DAY 7 - BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS AND FETHIYE (B, L, D) 
We will cruise to Kas port where we will have lunch and explore this small and cute Turkish town for shopping and using the internet. It is also possible to make scuba diving in Kas. Then, we will continue to Aquarium Bay where we are going to enjoy with the dinner and the dock at night. 

Accommodation in the boat

DAY 8 - BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS AND FETHIYE (B, L, D)
We will wake up with views of beautiful Butterfly Valley. After breakfast there is free time for sunbathing, swimming and an optional hike up to the waterfall. We will have lunch near the Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz) which is most stunning beach of Europe and one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. You will have another free time for swimming on the beach or paraglide over blue lagoon. After that, we will cruise to St. Nicholas Island. You can walk up through the Island’s ruins to observe the spectacular sunset. 

Accommodation in the boat

DAY 9 - BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS AND FETHIYE (B, L)
We will have breakfast at St Nicholas Island. Then we will cruise to nearby bays around Fethiye for swimming. After lunch, we finish our tour at Fethiye port around 13:00-14:00. 

Transfer to Fethiye bus station.

Public bus from Fethiye to Pamukkale/Denizli. The road takes about 3 hours.

Pick up from Denizli bus station and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Pamukkale

DAY 10 - PAMUKKALE and HIERAPOLIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:30. We will visit the north gate of Hierapolis ancient city, the Necropolis (cemetery) with over 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, and Byzantine Gate. After that, we will continue to natural part of Pamukkale. We walk down on walking path while 35ºC Spring water flowing around your feet.

After lunch, you will have free time for relaxing in the ancient Cleopatra’s pool (entrance fee is not included in the tour price), where you can swim amongst Roman ruins. Please take your towel, sunglasses and swimming suit. 

Transfer to Kusadasi by tour bus or public bus around 16:00. The road takes about 3 hours.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 11 - EPHESUS - VIRGIN MARY HOUSE - THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:00. We will start visiting the Virgin Mary‘s House which is located on the top of the "Bulbul" Mountain. After that, we will drive to Ephesus Ancient Site to see the Odeon, Agora, Domitianus Temple, Roman Latrine, Theatre, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian, impressive library of Ephesus (Celsius Library) and the Grand Theatre where Saint Paul preached.

After lunch, we will continue to the Temple of Artemis (Diana) to see little remains of the temple. The tour finishes around 16:30. 

Overnight public bus back to Istanbul. The road takes about 12 hours.

DAY 12 - ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL
You will arrive to Istanbul main bus station early in the morning. You will have your own way to your hotel or airport.

END OF OUR SERVICE


Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Hierapolis are in the 
UNESCO World Heritage List.

NOTES
* Please ask for a single supplement.
* Hotels are based on bed and breakfast. Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 11:00.
* All tours are regular. Please contact us for private tour options.
* You can make any changes on the programme.
* Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. It will be replaced with Chora Museum. 
* Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
* Blue cruise program can be changed according to weather or sea conditions.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Turkish Mystic Music and Whirling Dervishes in an old hamam located in Sirkeci-Istanbul  (duration is one hour) with the cost of 22 Euro per person
Balloon Tour in Cappadocia with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Turkish night with dinner in Cappadocia with the cost of 49 Euro per person
Whirling Dervishes show in Cappadocia with the cost of 29 Euro per person
Alternative tours in Cappadocia such as horse riding, ATV, and Jeep Safari.
Paragliding in Oludeniz Babadag Mountain with the cost of 129 Euro per person
Scuba Diving in Kas with the cost of 50 Euro per person
Balloon Tour in Pamukkale with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale with the cost of 59 Euro per person