Jewel's of Turkey&Blue Escape - 10 Days

Start: istanbul Finish: istanbul

Visiting: İstanbul, Selçuk, Denizli, Fethiye, Tersane Island, Göcek


Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: Medium

Special diets catered: Halal, Meat, Vegetarians, Different tastes from Turkish Cuisine

Tour Operator: Tour Altinkum Travel

Group size: 2 - 12

Age range: 8-99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1170 $1053

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Tour Overview

This is a customized 10 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… 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 snorkelling.

Highlights

  • iconFethiye
  • iconKusadasi (Ancient Ephesus)
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  • iconBlue Cruise
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Places You'll See

Countries:
Pamukkale
Blue Mosque
Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia
Ephesus
Blue Cruises

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: No Meals

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

icon Day 2 : Istanbul Old City Tour

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: 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, it is one of the greatest bazaars in the World. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

icon Day 3 : Bosphorus Cruise / Flight to Izmir

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

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 Izmir. Upon arrival you wıll be greeted by your driver and driven to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Kusadasi.

icon Day 4 : Ephesus Tour

Location: Selçuk

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: 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; 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 the 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 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 traveler. 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 the tour drives you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

icon Day 5 : Pamukkale Tour / Travel to Fethiye

Location: Denizli

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: 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 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 travelled 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

icon Day 6 : Cruising > Fethiye-Turuncpinari

Location: Fethiye

Accommodation: Overnight on Board

Meals: 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.

icon Day 7 : Cruising > Merdivenli Cove - Kleopatra Bath Cove

Location: Fethiye

Accommodation: Overnight on board

Meals: 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

icon Day 8 : Cruising > Tershane Island-Bedri Rahmi Cove-Yassıcılar

Location: Tersane Island

Accommodation: Overnight on board

Meals: 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.

icon Day 9 : Cruising > Gocek / Flight to Istanbul

Location: Göcek

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: 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

icon Day 10 : Departure Day

Location: İstanbul

Meals: 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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    Entrance Fees

    Entry tickets to the historical sites

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Airport transfers from/to hotels

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    Meals – Half Board

    Meal plans as mentioned in the itinerary

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Free wifi at the hotels

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    Domestic Flight Tickets

    Economic class domestic flight tickets

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    Accommodation

    4-star hotel accommodation

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    Blue Cruises

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    Fully Guided

    Day tours with licensed English Speaking tour guide

What's Not Included

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    Accommodation

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Tips to the guides, drivers and crews

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    Drinks with Meals

    Drinks at lunch

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Tour Altinkum Travel requires a deposit of 10% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 1 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

Thrustful company
The tour was excellent! The tour guide was super sweet and funny, she told us a lot about the place and history. It was super fun! You get a lot ....more The tour was excellent! The tour guide was super sweet and funny, she told us a lot about the place and history.

It was super fun! You get a lot for little money.

You also stop to get good food and they really think about you.

There are many tours out there but I recommend this one as it was splendid.

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Jen F

08-Apr-2020

Trip to Turkey
A visit to Ephesus was on our 'to do' list so we arranged a guided Package. Our guide gave us lots of great advice for the day and was a ....more A visit to Ephesus was on our 'to do' list so we arranged a guided Package.

Our guide gave us lots of great advice for the day and was a pleasure to deal with.

On the day our tour guide, Gurkan, was brilliant friendly, clear, and pointed out details and information we would have missed on our own.

All in all a fantastic day which we will remember for years to come.

Highly recommended.

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Gary R

12-Jul-2020

MEMORABLE TOUR OF TURKEY THANKS TO TAT
Tour Altinkum Travel arranged and conducted our tour in Turkey in the most professional way. They communicated with us before and during our tour and fulfilled all our expectations to ....more Tour Altinkum Travel arranged and conducted our tour in Turkey in the most professional way.

They communicated with us before and during our tour and fulfilled all our expectations to explore their wonderful country.

We traveled from Istanbul to Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, and back to Istanbul in great luxury and accompanied by very professional guides who all spoke excellent English.

Our guide EMRE and driver HAKAN who accompanied us for most of our trip are the best in the business and were always prepared to walk the extra mile.

We recommend TAT (Kerem) without hesitation.

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Adventurer

05-Jul-2020

Good company!
The tour guide is super and knows and tells you a lot. The prices are reasonable for what you get and they really think about your well being and enjoyment. The tour guide is super and knows and tells you a lot.

The prices are reasonable for what you get and they really think about your well being and enjoyment.

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Ashley

05-Jun-2020

Highly Recommend!
Very enthusiastic guides, friendly, and provided us with a lot of helpful information. Every single day of the tour was well organized, hotels we stayed were centrally located and clean, ....more Very enthusiastic guides, friendly, and provided us with a lot of helpful information.

Every single day of the tour was well organized, hotels we stayed were centrally located and clean, the best part of the tour was cruising to Turquoise bays, swam in crystal clear waters.

Group was so friendly.

Don't even think, just book it!!; ....less
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Mzna

05-Mar-2020

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