Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

11 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul, Turkey

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Gelibolu

,

Asclepieion of Pergamon

,

Ephesus

,

Travertines of Pamukkale (thermal pools)

,

Göcek

,

Tersane Island

,

Bedri Rahmi Koyu

,

Butterfly Valley

,

Gemiler Island

,

Büyük Samanlık Plajı

,

Boncuklu koyu

,

Fethiye Port

Tour operator:

Tour Altinkum Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Halal, Vegetarians, Meat

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TAT-0019

Group size:

2 - 12

Age range:

8-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

This is a customized 11 days Land tour & Blue cruise package by plane - start and end in Istanbul. This package gives you an opportunity to explore the UNESCO sights of Turkey and cruising the most beautiful turquoise bays of Mediterranean. Visit Istanbul; where Asia meets Europe, Gallipoli; home to one of the most dramatic battles in history, Pergamum; one of the Seven Churches of Revelation where John wrote his letter, Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean holds Mary House and the temple of Artemis, Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Fethiye; where green meets Blue. Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights to cruise down to Gocek, is the most popular route along the Turquoise Coastline. Traveling on a Turkish gulet, this blue cruise has something for everyone. From the ancient cities and sights to crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkeling.

Highlights

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    istanbul

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    Gallipoli

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    Troy

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    Pergamum

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    Ancient Ephesus

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    Kusadasi

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    Pamukkale

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    5 Days sailing from Gocek to Fethiye

Places You'll See

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrival in Istanbul

Location:

  Istanbul Airport


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Overnight in Istanbul


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Upon arrival at Istanbul / SAW Airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

icon Day 2 : Treasures of Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Overnight in Istanbul


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Hagia Sophia; was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. Next; Topkapi Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Next, Blue Mosque; Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome. Next, Grand Bazaar; With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops it is one of the greatest bazaars in the World. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel.

icon Day 3 : Gallipoli Battlefields Tour

Location:

  Gelibolu


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Overnight in Canakkale


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


According your pick up time meet your guide and drives on a comfortable road system for approximately 4 hours. Today you visit ANZAC Battlefields visiting Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Turkish and allied tunnels and trenches at Johnston’s Jolly, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After tour transfer you to your hotel

icon Day 4 : Troy - Pergamum Tour

Location:

  Asclepieion of Pergamon


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Overnight in Kusadasi


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and start your full-day tour and visit Troya Archeological Site where we see the UNESCO recognized ruins of the Ancient kingdom of Troy. We stroll through the site where many worldwide used terms like the Trojan War, Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, Prince Paris comes from, Battle between Archilles and Hector, Walls of Troy II and Megaron House, The Ramp of Troy II, Roman bath, Odeon, The Temple of Athena and Ruins of Athena. After lunch drive to Pergamum; When John wrote his letter, Pergamum had been a capital city for almost four hundred years. There you explore the impressive Acropolis, the actual ancient city and see the Altar of Zeus which is mentioned as the throne of Satan’, Temple of Trajan and the third biggest library of antiquity, next; visit the ruins of Asklepion; it was known under the name of "The Pergamum God of Health". Asclepius the deity health and medicine served the people for several hundred years; thus making Pergamum a medical center of very great importance. Famous medical Scholars, like Hippocrates and Galenus, were born in Pergamum and worked there. At the end of the tour drives to Kusadasi.

icon Day 5 : Ancient Ephesus Tour

Location:

  Ephesus


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Overnight in Pamukkale


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit The House of Virgin Mary; located 6km to the north of the ruins of Ephesus, a church was built from the 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days.
Continue with the Ancient Ephesus; An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD, Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250,000 citizens. It was in the center of the known world and played the role of a gateway between the East and the West with its giant harbor, it was also the center of trading in antiquity. It was not only a rich commercial city but also the honeymoon place of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra.
Next; Temple of Artemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. There were a total of 127 ionic columns with a height of 19m. The temple is also considered to be the earliest bank of the ancient world. At the end of the tour drive you to Pamukkale.

icon Day 6 : Pamukkale Tour / Sailing

Location:

  Travertines of Pamukkale (thermal pools), Göcek


Accommodation:

  Overnight on Board


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Upon breakfast at the hotel check out. Today visit Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement where hot springs were believed to have healing powers so it is considered to be the earliest spa on earth where, in history, people traveled long distances in order to find a cure. The unique terraces were formed by running warm spring water at a temperature of 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. Visit; the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, The Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site. Theır shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. After tour drive to Gocek. Once every guest completes boarding, the boat will depart from Gocek Port to ‘’Gocek Island’’ for swimming. After dinner, free time at the Gocek.

icon Day 7 : Sailing

Location:

  Tersane Island, Bedri Rahmi Koyu


Accommodation:

  Overnight on Board


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast sail to ‘’Tershane Island’’ where you can swim in turquoise water and enjoy walking at the beach. Later sail to ‘’Bedri Rahmi Cove’’ where you will Explore Likya Ancient City. Swim in the turquoise water and enjoy tea break.

icon Day 8 : Sailing

Location:

  Butterfly Valley, Gemiler Island


Accommodation:

  Overnight on board


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today early sail to ‘’Butterfly Valley’’ for breeakfast. AFter breakfast, walk in to the ‘’Butterfly Valley’’ where you you will see the waterfalls, walk on the beach and ejoy swimming in turquoise water. Later, sail to ‘’Gemiler Island’’ to visit ancient city, walk on the beach and watch the sunset.

icon Day 9 : Sailing

Location:

  Büyük Samanlık Plajı, Boncuklu koyu


Accommodation:

  Overnight on board


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast on board sail to ‘’Buyuk Samanlik cove’’ along the natural beauty of islands for swimming break in the crystal clear water. After Lunch, sail to ‘Boncuklu Cove’’ where you will have Tea break and dinner.

icon Day 10 : Fethiye / Flight to Istanbul

Location:

  Fethiye Port, Dalaman Airport, İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Overnight in Istanbul


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast, sail to Fethiye port. Here is the our last stop.Meet your driver and drive to Dalaman Airport for your flight to Istanbul, greeted by your driver and drive to your hotel. Check in.

icon Day 11 : Departure Day

Location:

  İstanbul


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


According your pick up time meet your driver and transfer to Istanbul Airport. End of our service.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    4* Hotel Accommadation

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Transfers from/to Airports

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    Domestic flight tickets

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    Entrance Fees

    Admission fees to the historical sites

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    Fully Guided

    Day tours with English Speaking tour guides

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    Meals – Full Board

    Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Optional

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    Drinks with Meals

    Drinks during the tour

Check out our Q&As

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

Yes

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

Yes

Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

Yes

Do you require a visa for this holiday?

No

    Are flights included in this tour?

    Domestic flights

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    USD

    What is the maximum group size?

    12

    What is the tipping policy?

    Optional

    Company Instant Book

    Yes

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes, mentioned in price list

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    This tour is guaranteed departure

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4*

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

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Aegean Explorer&Blue Escape - 11 Days

11 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul, Turkey

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Gelibolu

,

Asclepieion of Pergamon

,

Ephesus

,

Travertines of Pamukkale (thermal pools)

,

Göcek

,

Tersane Island

,

Bedri Rahmi Koyu

,

Butterfly Valley

,

Gemiler Island

,

Büyük Samanlık Plajı

,

Boncuklu koyu

,

Fethiye Port

Tour operator:

Tour Altinkum Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Halal, Vegetarians, Meat

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TAT-0019

Group size:

2 - 12

Age range:

8-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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