Small Group Tour of Turkey with Sailing Cruise
Small Group Tour of Turkey including a short Blue Voyage in the Mediterranean Sea.
Small Group Tour of Turkey of 11 days – 10 nights includes Istanbul, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, A Short Blue Voyage. Fethiye, Göcek, Paradise Island, Marmaris, Istanbul.
Tour of Turkey Itinerary:
DAY 1: Arrival to Istanbul for your tour of Turkey.
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.
DAY 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (Breakfast)
09.00 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace including Harem, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place.Free time in Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Canakkale (Breakfast– Dinner)
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair Lone pine cemetery and Gabate War Museum then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.
DAY 4: Canakkale – Troy – Pergamum -Kusadasi (Breakfast– Dinner)
Visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy”. Return Departure for Pergamon Visit The city of Pergamon in the north of the Aegean of West Anatolia with the frontiers to ancient Mysia, forms a significant part of the Aegean and AsiaMinor history with Acropolis, one of the centres of Hellenistic and Roman ages.Departure for Kusadasi Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi (Breakfast– Dinner)
Drive to Ephesus. First visit the Artemission Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, visit Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia (an ancient Greek district on the western coast of Asia Minor) is located near Izmir. As a port city at the mouth of the Cayster (modern Küçükmenderes) River, it was a major departure point for trade routes into Asia Minor. Known in antiquity for its sacred shrines, notably a famous temple (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) to the goddess Artemis, or Diana, the city was also an important center of early Christianity.
After Ephesus, lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets.
After Lunch visit House of Virgin Mary. This house is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared it a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here. transfer to the hotel for overnight in Kusadasi
DAY 6: Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour – Fethiye Gulet Cruise (Breakfast–Dinner)
Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, stop at Aphrodisias. Aphrodisias was primarily known as a center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have seeped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Transfer to Fethiye. Late arrival and Board the boat in Fethiye harbour. Evening meal and overnight in Fethiye harbor.
Day 7: On board – Fethiye – Göcek Bays (Breakfast–Lunch-Dinner)
After breakfast and briefing, you’ll set off to the Göcek area in time for lunch at Tersane Island, where you can see the remains of a Roman and Greek shipyard on the shore. The rest of the day is spent at small bays and islands in the beautiful Göcek area.
Day 8: On board Göcek Bays – Ag Limani ( Breakfast– Lunch-Dinner)
Today is spent cruising the other part of the Göcek Bays, or according to the weather conditions, a direct pass to the Ekincik Bay. The overnight is spent in the natural bay at Ag Limani or Ekincik.
Day 9: On board Paradise Island – Marmaris ( Breakfast–Lunch-Dinner)
Setting sail after breakfast, there’ll be time for swimming and a leisurely lunch at Turunç Bükü or at beautiful Cennet (Paradise) Island, before arriving in Marmaris for dinner and the night.
Day 10: Marmaris – Dalaman – Istanbul (Breakfast)
After breakfast in Marmaris, it’s time to bid farewell to your shipmates, gulet & crew. Transfer to Dalaman airport for morning flight to Istanbul. Arrival at 09.35 and our representative will transfer to your hotel. Afternoon Free time in Grand Bazaar for shopping, Boat trip on the Bosphorus A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 11: Home (Breakfast)
Transfer to Airport to connect to your international flight.
Tour of Turkey Details: Duration 11 days – 10 nights – Every Saturday and Sunday
Duration 11 days – 10 nights – Every Saturday and Sunday
Standards 4-star, 5-star hotels and Gulet with breakfast, 7 dinners and fully guided.
Small Group Every Saturday and Sunday / Private – Everyday Private groups call for quotes.
Tour of Turkey package includes:
– 6 nights accommodations based on bed and breakfast
– 10 breakfast, 3 lunch and 7 dinner
– 4 nights & 4 days Blue Cruise from Fethiye to Marmaris including 3 meals a day
– Professional licensed English speaking guide
– Private airport transfers,
– Transportation with late model private A/C Van
– All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
– Dalaman – Istanbul flight ticket
Tour of Turkey Package excludes:
– Personal expenses
– Drinks and the meals not mentioned above.
Tour of Turkey Group Tour Max. 12 pax – Every Saturday and Sunday
In 4-star Hotels- 2.195-$US In 5-star Hotels-2.995-$US Single Supplement: 650-$US or 933-$US
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