20 Day Turkey Tour with Blue Cruise
Day 1- Istanbul
After arrival at Istanbul Airport, We will pick you up from airport and transfer to your hotel, free time and Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2- Istanbul Classic Tour ( B / L)
After breakfast we will pick you up from hotel and start a full day guided tour of the old city in historical peninsula beginning with the great museum Hagia Sophia and you will discover the hidden architectural beauties of this ancient basilica, Blue Mosque with its magnificent blue tiles and six unique minaretes, Topkapı Palace, feel yourself as a ruler of 15th century, Hippodrome walk in the ancient arena and Grand Bazaar walk in the trade center of Istanbul. After tour free time and overnight in İstanbul.
Day 3 – Istanbul to Gallipoli ( L )
We will pick you up from your hotel early morning in İstanbul then depart for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. Arrive in Gallipoli, we will have lunch at a nice local restaurant then we will visit the World War I battlefields of Gallipoli which are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly. Overnight Canakkale or Eceabat.
Day 4 – Troy – Kusadası ( B )
After breakfast at your hotel then we will pick you up from your hotel to visit the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. After our morning Troy Tour,
Arrive in Kusadasi or Selcuk. One of our staff will meet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Kusadası.
Day 5 – Ephesus Tour ( B / L )
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel and have a short scenic drive, visit to the House of Virgin Mary where she is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John in the vicinity of Ephesus; Then to Ephesus, the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey. Then drive back to hotel and overnight in Kusadası.
Day 6- Kusadası ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel then free day on your own to do more sightyseeing on your own in Kusadası, overnight in Antalya.
Day 7 – Pamukkale Tour ( B / L )
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel. Then driven to Pamukkale which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. End of the tour you will take a bus to Fethiye which will take almost five hours, arrive in Fethiye, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Fethiye.
Day 7- Fethiye,Oludeniz ( B / L / D )
Breakfast at your hotel then our four days and three nights blue cruise starts from the harbour of Fethiye. Last stop of the day is St. Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner. Overnight on the boat under the stars.
Day 8- Kalkan, Kas ( B / L / D )
Around sunrise departure to Aquarium or Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast and swimming. These are where the charm of the town remains! We stop in a bay near Kekova for swimming and dinner under thousands of stars. Overnight on boat.
Day 9- Simena, Kekova, Gokkaya Bay ( B/ L/ D )
Breakfast on the boat and cruise to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian-Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!).
Dinner, relax in this pirates heaven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn. Overnight on boat.
Day 10- Pirates Cave, Demre, Myra ( B / L )
After breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave and snorkeling (sea conditions permitting) before cruising to Andriace harbour for lunch. After Demre but we will join our tour then transfer you to Olympos to the Tree houses in Olympos where we arrive between 4 and 6 p.m. Overnight in a tree house. Live out every kid’s dream and sleep in a tree house on the hillside of Zeus. Note : Blue Cruise tours are available from 1st of April ’til 30th of October.
Day 11- Olympos to Antalya ( B )
Breakfast at your tree house in Olympos, you will take a bus to Antalya which will take almost one and a half hour. Arrive in Antalya and transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon, you may discover the hidden beauties of Antalya on your own. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 12- Antalya ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel then free day on your own to more sightyseeing on your own in Antalya, overnight in Antalya.
Day 13- Antalya ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel then it will be your free time ’til afternoon. You will be transferred to bus station to take a bus to Konya which will take almost six hours by comfortable, non-smoking , air-conditioned buses. Arrive in Konya, we will meet you at the bus station and transfer to your hotel near the Mevlana Museum. You should taste the delicious meals of Konya like ”Etli ekmek, Fırın kebap, Tandır Kebap”. Overnight in Konya.
Day 14- Konya ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel then free day on your own, you may visit the home of Mevlana Jalaleddin i Rumi, overnight in Konya.
Day 15- Konya to Cappadocia ( B )
After you have your breakfast at your hotel in Konya, it will be your free time on your own. Walk in the old city through Mevlana Museum, Bedesten, Market area, see the beautiful boutique shops which sells clothes, spices near Aziziye Mosque. We will transfer you to bus station to take a bus to Cappadocia which will take almost four hours. Arrive in Cappadocia and transfer to your cave hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 16- North Cappadocia (B / L)
Breakfast at your hotel then we will pick you up from your hotel and depart for a full day, guided tour of Northern Cappadocia, we will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, Avanos, Pasabag, Cavusin village, Urgup’s Fairy Chimneys. At the same time do not forget to taste a delicious pottery kebap and home made Cappadocia wine in here. End of the tour transfer back to your hotel and stay at a Cave hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 17- South Cappadocia ( B / L )
After breakfast, we will pick up from the hotel at about 9:30 am and a full day guided tour of Southern Cappadocia will start with Piegon valley – see thousands of Piegon houses in here, Underground city ( Kaymakli or Derinkuyu) and discover a hundred different tunnels in this ancient underground city. Selime Village see the complexes carved into volcanic rocks, Ihlara Valley, the best valley of Cappadocia area. At the end of the tour we will transfer you to Kayseri Airport for a flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul, we will transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 18- Istanbul- Bosphorus Tour ( B / L )
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and a short visit to 17th century Spice Market one of the most colourful bazaars with different smells of various spices.Rumeli Fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror just in a very short time like three months just to conquer Istanbul to protect and control the Bosphorus.Bosphorus Bridge is a unique chance to step from one continent (Europa) to another (Asia Camlıca Hill, the highest point of Istanbul). At the top of the hill you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and Bosphorus from beautiful gardens. You can have a cup of Turkish Coffee in here then you never forget the flavour of the coffee. Then you will be transferred to your hotel . Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 19- Istanbul ( B )
Breakfast at your hotel, free day on your own to do some shopping or some more sightseeing on your own, overnight in Istanbul.
Day 20- Istanbul ( B )
After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say good bye to our new friends and according to your international flight we transfer you to airport and say ”have a good flight ”. Our tour concludes in here then we say good bye to our new friends.
Costs: 1850 USD Per person in a double room at 4 star or similar quality boutique hotels.
Your adventure awaits!