Amazing Turkey by Gulet Small Group

Start: Istanbul Finish: Istanbul

Visiting: Istanbul, Gelibolu, Kuşadası, Ephesus, Fethiye, Gulet Group, Gulet Cruises in Turkey, Tersane, Cleopatra Beach Pier, boncuklu deli bayram, Marina Bay Göcek, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, İstanbul


Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour Operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 6 - 12

Age range: 18-40 years

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. Explore the best of Turkey’s west coast, experience a 3 day Gulet cruise around the Mediterranean, and marvel at the beauties of Cappadocia on this 10-day tour. Set off on your tour by immersing yourself in the wonders of Istanbul, visit Troy and Pergamum, take a relaxing break on your gullet and bath in the healing waters of Pamukkale. After visiting the awe inspiring ancient city and ruins of Ephesus, enter the otherworldly Cappadocia.

Highlights

  • icon The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque and formerly the Church of Hagia Sophia, is a Late Antique place of worship in Istanbul.
  • icon Pamukkale is a town in western Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside.
  • iconEphesus the spread of Christianity. Paved streets wind past squares, baths and monumental ruins

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Istanbul

Location: Istanbul

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy – 5 Star

Meals: No Meals

At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Istanbul hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide. Listen up for a fast and informal meeting with the leader including registration and a short brief about the adventures ahead and some country info. Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

icon Day 2 : Istanbul, Old City Tour,

Location: Istanbul

Accommodation: Hotel, Ottoman Legacy – 5 Star

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline. Included Activities Sightseeing of Blue Mosque Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum Optional Activities Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10 Entrance Fees Blue Mosque - Free Hagia Sophia - Free Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL

icon Day 3 : Istanbul, Gallipoli

Location: Istanbul, Gelibolu

Accommodation: Hotel, Kolin - 5 Star

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we depart for the shores of Gallipoli. A place of important significance for Aussies and Kiwis, we will visit the beach and cemeteries at ANZAC Cove, before paying our respects at memorial sites Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine. Included Activities Sightseeing of Anzac Cove Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery Sightseeing of Lone Pine Sightseeing of Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair Sightseeing of War Trenches

icon Day 4 : Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi

Location: Gelibolu, Kuşadası

Accommodation: Hotel, Marina - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You may of heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. Spend the afternoon in the the seaside town of Kusadasi. Included Activities Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City Entrance Fees Troy Ancient City - 50 TL

icon Day 5 : Ephesus, Fethiye, Gulet, Yassı Islands

Location: Ephesus, Fethiye, Gulet Group

Accommodation: Turkish Traditional Gulet

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Our first stop today is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In the afternoon we will depart for Fethiye where we will embark on our traditional Turkish gulet boat and sail to amazing Yassica Islands for a swim. We will have dinner and stay overnight on our boat. Included Activities Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City Entrance Fees Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL

icon Day 6 : Gulet Cruise, Gocek Gulf, Tersane, Bedri Rahmi Bay, Sunken Bath/Cleopatra

Location: Gulet Cruises in Turkey, Tersane, Cleopatra Beach Pier

Accommodation: Turkish Traditional Gulet

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Yassi Islands we will cruise to Tersane for a swimming break and lunch. We will then sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay for another swimming stop. We’ll sail to yet another amazing spot at Sunken Bath area for dinner and place for our Gulet to spend a night. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay, due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Included Activities Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean Bedri Rahmi Bay Cleopatra/Sunken Bath

icon Day 7 : Gulet Cruise, Boncuklu Bay, Fethiye Marina

Location: Gulet Cruises in Turkey, boncuklu deli bayram, Marina Bay Göcek

Accommodation: Turkish Traditional Gulet

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another day in paradise! After breakfast, we will anchor at Boncuklu Bay for our last swimming break and lunch. We will the make our way to Fethiye for you to explore its shops and buzzing atmosphere. After dinner back on the boat, get amongst Fethiye famous nightlife. Included Activities Gulet Cruise on the Mediterranean Boncuklu Bay Fethiye Marina

icon Day 8 : Fethiye Marina, Pamukkale

Location: Marina Bay Göcek, Pamukkale

Accommodation: Hotel, Hierapark - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

It's time to get your cameras out, because today is a photographers dream! Today we will visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Spend time bathing in its pools, or explore the natural and unusual landscape. Included Activities Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces Entrance Fees Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL

icon Day 9 : Pamukkale, Cappodocia

Location: Pamukkale

Accommodation: Hotel, Avrasya - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we sit back and relax on the coach, as we head to Cappadocia. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath). Included Activities Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley Optional Activities Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL Entrance Fees Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL

icon Day 10 : Cappadocia, Istanbul (By Flight)

Location: Cappadocia, İstanbul

Meals: Breakfast

Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. In the afternoon we will visit local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art. In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly. Included Activities Goreme Open Air Museum Visit Sightseeing of Cavusin Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley Sightseeing of Uchisar Optional Activities Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR Entrance Fees Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

What's Included

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    Meals

    9 breakfasts | 2 lunches | 7 dinners

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    Airport Transfer

    From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)

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    Guide

    Services of experienced guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism

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    Flight

    Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul.

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    Accommodation

    5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.

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    Transportation

    Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus |Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins. | Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

What's Not Included

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    Entrance fees to the sights and museums

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    Meals not stated in the itinerary

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    Visa fees

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    Other services not stated in the itinerary

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Tips & gestures

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    Travel insurance

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    Any flights

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Local Payment: £0

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    Low Deposit

    Travel Talk Tours requires a deposit of 60 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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