Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

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Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

12 Days Starting and ending in istanbul

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Göreme

,

Ephesus

,

Pamukkale

,

Fethiye

,

Tersane Island

,

Göcek

Tour operator:

Tour Altinkum Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Different tastes from Turkish cuisine with vegetarian option

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

39776P113

Group size:

2 - 14

Age range:

8-80

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1575

$1481 (USD)

tourhub discount: $95


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 1 days before departure

Tour Overview

This is a customized 12 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 the Mediterranean. Visit Istanbul; where Asia meets Europe, Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean holds Mary House and the temple of Artemis, Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Cappadocia; The land of Beautiful horses and home of the fairy chimneys, Fethiye; where green meets Blue. Enjoy 4 days and 3 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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    Cappadocia

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    Blu Cruise (4 Days)

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    Fethiye

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    Pamukkale

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    Ephesus

Places You'll See

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Upon arrival at Istanbul / SAW Airport, you will be greeted and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
(No Meal)

icon Day 2 : City Highlights Tour

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


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; Topkapı 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, is one of the greatest bazaars in the World. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
(Breakfast-Lunch)

icon Day 3 : Bosphorus Cruise / Flight to Kayseri

Location:

  İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, leave your luggage in the lobby. According to your pick up time meet with your guide and start your half-day tour. Visit Spice Bazaar; It was called Egyptian Bazaar during the ottoman period because shopkeepers used to sell herbs and spices brought throughout Egypt and Asia. Next, Cruising on Bosphorus; where you will enjoy a magnificent view. Great history and beautiful nature. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, and further along with the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. After the tour drives you back to your hotel. Take your luggage and drive to Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival you wıll be greeted by your driver and driven to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Breakfast-Lunch)

icon Day 4 : Fairy CHimneys of Cappadocia

Location:

  Göreme


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Goreme Museum; consists of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls. Next; Devrent Valley; famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. There is even a rock pillar that looks like the Virgin Mary, holding Jesus Christ. Take in the unique lunar landscape of the valley and feel like you're in another World. Next; Pasabagi which means: the Pacha's vineyard. This site is also called Monks Valley. The hermitage of Simeon monks was here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon (Simon), and a hermit's shelter is built into one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. This style is unique even for Cappadocia and these fairy chimneys are named mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.
Next Avanos; where you will enjoy typical Turkish Lunch and experience make Potter with local experts. Next, we continue to Goreme Panorama, which has one of the best panoramic views of the fairy chimneys. Next Uchisar the Naturel highest Rock Castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia
(Breakfast-Lunch)

icon Day 5 : Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Izmir

Location:

  Göreme


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Rose and Red Valley; is an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink especially during sunset!the minerals in the sandstone have a pink tinge. This pink becomes more and more evident throughout the day, peaking at sunset when the sun glows directly onto the Rose Valley giving it that fine shade of pink so many people come to see. Next Cavusin; is surrounded by a valley, which becomes gradually wider, called as Red Valley. The houses of the village were cut into massive rock formations. The village is famous for its rock-churches. Next; Pigeon Valley; earned its name from the countless man-made dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Pigeon Valley is one of the best spots for walking in the marvelous Cappadocia region.
Next; Underground Cities; once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. These settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity as they provided shelter and worship and were in use until the end of 7C AD. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-story city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Tour continues with Ortahisar; famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named.. At the end of the tour drive you to Kayseri Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Antalya. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and driven to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast-Lunch)

icon Day 6 : Full-Day Ephesus TOur

Location:

  Ephesus


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit The House of Virgin Mary; 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. Your tour continues with the Ancient Ephesus; 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. Ephesus is also so well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveller.
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. After tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast-Lunch)

icon Day 7 : Pamukkale Tour

Location:

  Pamukkale


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. 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 wherein 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. Today Pamukkale is declared as a world's heritage site by UNESCO. Visit; 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. At the end of the tour drive you to Denizli bus station for your 5h coach journey to Fethiye. Upon arrival, greeted by your driver and drives to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Fethiye
(Breakfast-Lunch)

icon Day 8 : Fethiye-Turuncpinari

Location:

  Fethiye


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


(15:00)
According to your pick-up time meet your driver and drive to Fethiye Port for boarding. Once every guest completes boarding, the boat will depart from Fethiye Port to ‘’Turuncpinari cove’’ for swimming and overnight stay. Overnight on board.
(Breakfast-Dinner)

icon Day 9 : Merdivenli Cove - Kleopatra Bath Cove

Location:

  Fethiye


Accommodation:

  Camp


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast onboard sail to ‘’Merdivenli cove’’ for a swimming break in the crystal clear water, Later sail to ‘Kleopatra Bath Cove’’ where you will have a walk Tea break and dinner. You can walk to the ancient city, spend time at the beach and swimming in crystal clear water. Overnight on board
(Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)

icon Day 10 : Tershane Island-Bedri Rahmi Cove-Yassıcılar

Location:

  Tersane Island


Accommodation:

  Camp


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 a tea break. Later sail to ‘’Yassicilar cove’’ and overnight on Board.
(Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)

icon Day 11 : Gocek / Flight to Istanbul

Location:

  Göcek


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


After breakfast, sail to Gocek port. Here is our last stop. You will be greeted by your driver and drive to Dalaman Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival greeted by your driver and drives to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul
(Breakfast)

icon Day 12 : Departure Day

Location:

  İstanbul


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and according to your flight time drive you to Istanbul Airport. End of our service.
(Breakfast)

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    4-star hotel accommodation

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Airport transfers from/to hotels

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    Entrance Fees

    All entry tickets to the historical sites

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    Fully Guided

    Day tours with licensed English speaking tour guide

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Free wifi at the hotels

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    Meals – Half Board

    Meals plan as mentioned on the itinerary

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    Domestic Flight Tickets

    Economic class domestic flight tickets

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    Blue Cruise

    4 Days Half-Board Blue Cruise

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    Drinks with Meals

What's Not Included

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    Drinks with Meals

    Drinks at lunches

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Tips to the guides, drivers and crews

Check out our Q&As

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

yes

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

yes, mentioned on the price list

Can we get a guide in our own language?

Yes, please contact us for further details

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

yes

Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

yes

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4 star

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    yes

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    medium

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    euro

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    no

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

    The tour is guaranteed departure

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

    no

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    yes

    Company Instant Book

    yes

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    yes

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

    yes

    What is the tipping policy?

    Depends to the generous of the guests

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    no

    What is the maximum group size?

    12

    Are flights included in this tour?

    Economic class domestic flight tickets

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    yes

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    no

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    yes

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    yes

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

    yes

Reviews

Must be visited!

Ephesus is a must-visit site, and quite mind-boggling, especially considering its age!! Surprisingly well preserved too. Pamukkale's travertine and archeological sites are a wonder. The beautiful backdrop and breathtaking in its ....more

Ephesus is a must-visit site, and quite mind-boggling, especially considering its age!! Surprisingly well preserved too.

Pamukkale's travertine and archeological sites are a wonder.

The beautiful backdrop and breathtaking in its own way.

Riza, our tour guide, and Burak, our driver, were an awesome duo.

Very helpful, flexible, and knowledgeable.

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encouraged questions and answered them all.

Good English, very communicative, but assertive too.

I would highly recommend visiting this site with Riza less....


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Prakash

09-May-2020

Awesome Tour!

We have travelled the world and this was without a doubt the best guided tour we have done over our 10 years of traveling! Our guide Riza and driver Oman ....more

We have travelled the world and this was without a doubt the best guided tour we have done over our 10 years of traveling! Our guide Riza and driver Oman made our day spectacular.

Riza has such an extensive knowledge of the area and shares it with clarity and expertise.

We felt we were in the best of hands and given experiences few could duplicate.

We started our day as guests and felt we finished as friends! We cannot remember a more enjoyable day and the country of Turkey is gorgeous! Don’t miss the opportunity to spend the day with the best! less....


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Valliegibby

22-May-2020

Heavenly Turkey!

Beautiful city of Kusadasi, and lovely guide. Once can know more about the city through a right guide and we had Riza as Guide who is detailed in information where ....more

Beautiful city of Kusadasi, and lovely guide.

Once can know more about the city through a right guide and we had Riza as Guide who is detailed in information where you know and learn about the city.

Beautiful lovely beach City of Kusadasi less....


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Rohan Pailkar

04-Jun-2020

Amazing Turkey Tour

An absolutely superb tour!! All the magical places to visit in Turkey neatly packed into one fabulous trip with the extra comfort of a private vehicle. The whole trip was organized ....more

An absolutely superb tour!! All the magical places to visit in Turkey neatly packed into one fabulous trip with the extra comfort of a private vehicle.

The whole trip was organized very well.

Kerem, at the tour agency, went out of his way to help and change our itinerary to fit our needs.

Any issues were resolved promptly and my friend and I had the most enjoyable and stress-free holiday! Kerem even managed to get us Japanese speaking guides (which I'm sure was not an easy task), which made a world of difference to my friend who only speaks Japanese and very limited English!! A truly excellent service.

All the guides provided on our tour had great knowledge of Turkish history and culture.

The hotels and restaurants included in the tour were very nice; the cave hotel in Cappadocia was magnificent! The whole trip ran very smoothly, despite a full schedule and various moving parts to the trip.

As it was a private tour for the whole 11 days, we also had the flexibility to visit some vineyards along the way to enjoy some local wines which were absolutely wonderful.

Sitting in a beautiful vineyard with a glass of wine with my childhood friend really was the icing on the cake.

Highly recommended.

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Kana Suzuki

10-Jul-2020

Excellent tour with excellent guides

Excellent and very well organised tour from the start to the finish. The guides were excellent and provided great commentary on the history of the area. The guides also gave ....more

Excellent and very well organised tour from the start to the finish.

The guides were excellent and provided great commentary on the history of the area.

The guides also gave us the choice to go to some shops along the way, which we did out of interest, but no pushy sales pitch, or pressure to go.

However, I was glad we did go as the information we were given was very helpful for shopping throughout Turkey even if you didn't buy anything at their shop.

The accommodation and van we travelled in was comfortable.

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Warrick F.

10-Jul-2020

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Oct 01, 2022

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Oct 12, 2022
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Oct 15, 2022

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Highlights of Turkey&Blue Escape - 12 Days

12 Days Starting and ending in istanbul

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Göreme

,

Ephesus

,

Pamukkale

,

Fethiye

,

Tersane Island

,

Göcek

Tour operator:

Tour Altinkum Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Different tastes from Turkish cuisine with vegetarian option

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

39776P113

Group size:

2 - 14

Age range:

8-80

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1575

$1481 (USD)

tourhub discount: $95


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  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 1 days before departure

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