9 Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul including Blue Cruise

Duration: 9 days
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 9 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy an exciting 9 days seeing all the highlights of Turkey. You'll experience the ancient ruins of Ephesus and walk through the white travertines of Pamukkale. Take a relaxing 4 day cruise along the Turquoise Coast and see the beautiful fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Izmir and Ephesus Day Tour (L)

Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning and transferred to the airport for a one-hour flight to Izmir. Upon arrival to Izmir, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to our Office in Selcuk town. At 09:30 a.m. you will depart for a full day Ephesus tour. When you arrive, you will have a fully guided tour of the ruins. During the tour you will see the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World), the Amphitheater, the Celsius Library, which is still active, ruins left from the ancient city, and the House of the Virgin Mary, her last dwelling place. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kuşadası. Overnight in Kusadası.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at a Boutique Hotel in Kusadasi

Day 2: Pamukkale Day Tour and Bus to Fethiye (B, L)

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
Following breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up at 8:30 AM and begin the 3-hour journey. Around 12:00 PM you will arrive in the small but friendly town of Pamukkale and stop for lunch. Then, you will be taken to the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will show you how the citizens lived, worked and enjoyed themselves back when the city was a thriving metropolis. Highlights include the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Theater and the Martyrion of St. Philip. From there, you will move on to the main attraction, the travertines. You will have free time to explore and relax in the travertines and have a rejuvenating swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. At the end of the tour, it is a 4-hour bus ride from Pamukkale to Fethiye. Upon arriving in Fethiye, transfer to your hotel.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at a beach hotel in Fethiye

Day 3: 4 Day Blue Cruise from Fethiye to Olympos (B, L, D)

Stop At: Oludeniz, Seaside Travel, Fethiye 48300 Turkey
At 10:30 a.m you will be picked up from your hotel in Fethiye and transferred to the Gullet boat.The boat will depart from Fethiye Harbor between 11 and 12 p.m. to Samanlik Bay for swimming & lunch or, depending on the sea conditions, to Butterfly Valley for lunch, a swim & optional visit of the nature reserve, which hosts 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths. Afterwards, you will sail to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) where you will have the option to go paragliding. The last stop of the day is St. Nicholas Island, where you will visit Byzantine ruins and go swimming. Lunch and Dinner will be on the boat.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight on the Boat

Day 4: Firnaz Bay - Kalkan - Kekova - Kas (B, L, D)

Stop At: Kekova Sound, Kekova, Demre, Antalya, Demre (Kale) 07570 Turkey
About breakfast time, the boat will arrive at the bay near Kalkan. After breakfast, you will have a swimming break and cruise to Kas where you will stop at the harbour for lunch and visit the charming fishing village. In ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs, sarcophagi and the Roman theater are left. The charm of the town remains! In a bay near Kekova, you will stop for swimming and kayaking.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight on the Boat

Day 5: Sunken City - Simena Village - Gokkaya Bay (B, L, D)

Stop At: Castle of Simena, Demre (Kale) Turkey
In the morning, you will depart for the Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian-Roman archaeological site is protected, so it can only be viewed from the surface). After looking at the site you will have lunch. Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access is the site of a Byzantine and Ottoman castle. In Gokkaya Bay, there are optional water sports available. You can have dinner and relax in the pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight on the Boat

Day 6: Pirate's Cave - Demre - Night Bus to Cappadocia (B, L)

Stop At: Church of St. Nicholas, Demre (Kale) Turkey
After breakfast, you will explore the Pirates Cave (sea conditions permitting) before cruising to Andriace harbour. You will take a bus to the archaeological site of Myra and to Demre for the St.Nicholas Church. Shopping and banking are available when requested by your group. The cruise program ends here. Check out of the boat and our boat staff will transfer you to the bus station for the night bus to Goreme-Cappadocia via Antalya.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight Bus from Demre to Cappadocia

Day 7: Free Day in Goreme

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
The bus will arrive in Goreme town at 07:30 Upon arrival, we will meet you at the bus station with your name and transfer you to your hotel (Cave Boutique hotel). You will have the rest of the day free to explore Goreme town by yourself. After the long bus trip, you will need this free day in Cappadocia.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 8: South Cappadocia Day Tour (B, L)

Stop At: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu Turkey
If you choose to do the Hot Air Balloon Ride, you will be picked up from your hotel at 5:30 AM and taken to the balloon departure point. The balloon ride will finish around 7:30 AM and you will be taken back to your hotel where you can have breakfast before your next tour. You will be picked up at 9:30 AM for a tour of Southern Cappadocia. You will explore the Underground City of Derinkuyu, stroll through the scenic Ilhara Valley and stop for lunch at a restaurant near the river. After lunch, you will continue to Selime Monastery and then Pigeon Valley for some breathtaking views and great photo ops! At the end of your tour you will be taken back to your hotel and you’ll have the rest of the night free.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 9: North Cappadocia Day Tour and Flight to Istanbul (B, L)

Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being picked up at 9:30 AM for your tour of Northern Cappadocia. The first stop will be a vista point overlooking Goreme where you will see Uchisar Castle. From there you will go to the Goreme Open Air Museum and then stop for lunch is Avanos. Next, you will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and then get the chance to try yourself! On the way back to your hotel you will stop at photo points such as Cavusin, the animal shaped rock formations of Devrent, the mushroom shaped fairy chimneys in St. Monk’s Valley and St. Simeon’s monk cell. At 6:00 PM you will be picke dup from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. When you arrive, we will meet you at the airport with your name and take you to your hotel.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • 4 Nights 4 star Accommodations with breakfast
  • All flight tickets with all taxes and airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All airport Transfers
  • 4 day Small group tour with guide lunch transport and all entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 3 night 4 day Gulet Cruise tour with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Luxury bus ticket from Antalya to Cappadocia
  • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Oludeniz
  • Entry/Admission - Kekova Sound
  • Entry/Admission - Castle of Simena
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Nicholas
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
  • Entry/Admission - Uchisar Castle

Exclusions
  • dinner (except 4 day cruise)
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for families who has kids less then 6 years old. (cruise tour not safe for kids)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from any Istanbul City Center Hotels

Airports

  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey



Departure Time

4:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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