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Grand Turkey Tour ( 16 Days Tours )

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itinerary
16 Day Tours of Turkey
16 Day Tours of Turkey - Visits:
Istanbul, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Blue Cruise, Olympos, Antalya, Cappadocia

DAY 01Arrival
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer (optional) to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.


DAY 02Full Day Old City Tour
We begin our day with breakfast at the hotel and then depart for a full day tour of Istanbul visiting the majestic Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisks and Topkapi Palace. After lunch we will visit the magnificent Haghia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel. Breakfast - Lunch. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 03Bosphorus Cruise - Two Continents Tour
08:30 pick up from your hotel to visit Spice Market and followed by a boat cruise through the Bosphorus, the strait dividing the European and Asian continents, Following lunch break in the afternoon, visit the luxuriously opulent Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence of the sultans. A drive to the Asian part of Istanbul crossing the Intercontinental Bosphorus bridge to visit Camlica Hill The highest point where you can overlook Istanbul and take nice pictures. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to hotel. Breakfast - Lunch. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 04Fly to Izmir, Pergamon and Kusadasi.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Izmir, the birthplace of Homer and the Pearl of the Aegean.-quot; After your arrival, we will drive to Pergamon. Here you will be delighted to visit such sites as the Asclepion and Health Centre. As you make your way to the Acropolis, the Red Basilica originally a temple of Serapis can be viewed. The most spectacular structure is certainly the theatre, a remarkable piece of engineering built into the steep hillside. After the tour we will drive to Kusadasi. Breakfast - Lunch.
Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk


DAY 05Ephesus
The tour begins by visiting the remains of the
Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, it proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days. Breakfast - Lunch. Overnight in Kusadasi or Selcuk

DAY 06

Pamukkale - Hierapolis Tour
08:00 pick up from your hotel drive to Pamukkale visiting;
Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools.

After tour bus to Fethiye with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus (duration 4 hours). Overnight in Fethiye.

DAY 07Blue Cruise
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Departure from Fethiye Harbour between 11 and 12 a.m. to Samanlik Bay for swimming - lunch or, depending on the sea conditions, to Butterfly Valley for lunch, a swim - optional visit of this natural reserve, hosting 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths.
Afterwards we cruise to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) again sea conditions permitting. Option for paragliding available.
Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner - 1st night.


DAY 08Blue Cruise
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Around sunrise departure to Aquarium or Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast - swimming.
Cruising to Kas where we stop in the harbour for lunch - visit of this charming fishing village. Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs - sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains!
In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming, dinner - the 2nd night.


DAY 09Blue Cruise
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian - Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!). Lunch.
Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available. Dinner, relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn
- the 3th night.

DAY 10Blue Cruise
Breakfast and Lunch Included
After breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave (sea conditions permitting) before cruising to Andriace harbour (lunch).
Bus transfer to the archaeological site of Myra, and to Demre for the St-Nicholas Church, shopping and banking when requested by your group.
Bus transfer to the Tree houses in Olympos where we arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.


DAY 11Olympos
Free day in Olympos. Spend all your day on the beach. In the evening bus to Antalya (duration 2 hours). Overnight in Antalya


DAY 12Antalya Tour
08:15 pick up from your hotel to visit Perge antique site in detail; Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic gate, Colonnaded Main Street and the Agora. Lunch on the Köprüpazari stream near the Aspendos Theater after lunch visit Aspendos Theater and the Historical Aqueducts. Shopping Break where also the Turkish handcrafts are introduced-bull; Introduction of Side and an hour and a half free time. Breakfast - Lunch.
After tour overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 20:00 (duration 10 hours)


DAY 13Cappadocia Tour 1
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour.
Depart from your hotel to visit
Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk''s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles.Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch.In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. Breakfast - Lunch.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 14

Cappadocia Tour 2
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Cavusin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. Breakfast - Lunch.

After tour overnight bus to Istanbul with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:15pm (duration 11 hours)

DAY 15

Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Free day and overnight in Istanbul

 

DAY 16Departure
Breakfast and your transfer to Ataturk airport. Hopefully to see you an another tour in Turkey
what's included
Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Izmir.
Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
Local taxes and service charges
Hotel accommodations on the itinerary
Meals mentioned in the itinerary
Professional English speaking guidance
Entrance fees to the various sites
Transportation with A/C and non smoking coaches

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