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Turkey Land & Sea Tours

Itinerary

This 16 day tour, starts from Istanbul, Turkey, and ends at Fethiye, Turkey. See all that is iconic to Turkey, magnificent Istanbul, ancient Ephesus, unique Cappadocia and dream-like Pamukkale. Then the tour ends with total relaxation sailing on the Mediterranean visiting secluded coves and islands, swimming, sunbaking and relaxing. All meals are cooked and served for you.

2024 - 'Ancient Turkey & Gulet'
16 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Friday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
Day 2
Saturday

Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene and the Harem), Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Sunday

Istanbul Bosphorous Cruise

After breakfast, cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with a 1 hour Bosphorus cruise by public ferry where your guide will explain the historical sites along the way.
This afternoon there is a flight to Cappadocia, upon arrival you will be transfrred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free time to explore.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 4
Monday

Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

Leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 5
Tuesday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Wednesday

Laodicea, Kusadasi

Today, we will explore Laodicea ancient city which was the chief city of the Lycus River Valley region. The full name of the city was Laodicea ad Lyceum (Laodicea on the Lycus). The city was originally known as Diospolis ("the City of Zeus"). The Greek deity considered to be the greatest of the Olympian gods. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Thursday

Ephesus, Sirince

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus a once a bustling trade hub and religious center, Ephesus today whispers of ancient marvels, from site of the Temple of Artemis to the Library of Celsus's grand facade and the grand amphitheatre.
Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
We continue on to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Here we will visit a local vineyard and learn about local production techniques. You will taste 3 local wines from the region at the garden of the vineyard before returning to our hotel.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 8
Friday

Fethiye

We begin boarding the Gulet at Fethiye Harbour after 17.00pm. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 9
Saturday

Oludeniz, Butterfly Valley, St.Nicholas Island

After breakfast set off along the coast of Fethiye Peninsular to Oludeniz and Butterfly Valley for visit and swim.
The night is spent at St.Nicholas Island, where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement as the sun sets.

Overnight Fethiye - Harbour
Gulet Cabin
(B, D)
Day 10
Sunday

Yesilkoy, Kas

An early start for Yesilkoy, where we have breakfast and time to swim in this quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Then it's off to Kas, for a 1-2 hours visit, a small harbour town with a charming bohemian atmosphere. Afterwards, we cruise to Limanagzi Bay for another swim, dinner and overnight.

Overnight St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 11
Monday

Simena, Ucagiz

This morning, we cruise to Cayagzi, Demre.
Optional transfer by car to Myra and St Nicholas Church (please inform your captain if you would like to visit at an extra fee).
Climb up to the castle on Simena for a spectacular view of the ancient city. Out in the bay, overlooked by a theatre carved into the rock, a single Lycian sarcophagus sits on its pedestal in the water. The night is spent in the wide bay surrounded by green hills, at nearby Ucagiz.

Overnight Limanagzi Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 12
Tuesday

Kekova, Tersane Bay, Gokkaya

A short cruise along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins at Kekova - the Sunken City. Swim and lunch at Tersane Bay where you'll see the ruins of a Byzantine church and a Roman dockyard on the beach. Sailing to Gokkaya to spend the night.

Overnight Üçağız Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 13
Wednesday

Bayindir Limani, Kalkan

After breakfast, we cruise to the sheltered Firnaz Bay for a swim. We will spend 1-2 hours in Kalkan, a picturesque harbour town set on the hillside. Swim, dinner and overnight in Yesilkoy.

Overnight Gökkaya Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 14
Thursday

Camli Burun, Boncuklu Bay, Fethiye

Early start to Camli Burun, a natural bay edged with pine-clad hills, for breakfast and a swim. Then we cruise to Boncuklu Bay. Your last night on board is spent here or in Fethiye harbour, depending on the weather conditions.

Overnight Yeşilköy
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 15
Friday

Fethiye

We disembark at approximately 09:00 am after breakfast.

Overnight Fethiye - Harbour
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 6. Maximum Group Size of 16.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 12. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room and/or gulet cabin to themselves.
4. Gulet itineraries are subject to change without notification. The captain of the craft will decide the program at the time.
5. This tour is an 'On Request' tour. That means that we need to confirm availability before confirming the booking.
6. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Wine Tasting
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Domestic flight between Istanbul and Cappadocia and transfers
  • Transportation by Gulet boat
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of Captain and supporting crew
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • Tips except Captain and Gulet crew
  • 15 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Konya
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Fethiye - Harbour
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Limanagzi Bay
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Üçağız Bay
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Gökkaya Bay
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Yeşilköy
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Fethiye - Harbour
  • 15 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 13 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Tips - Captain and Gulet crew
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Highlights

  • Butterfly Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Fethiye - Harbour
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum (Dark Church)
  • Gulet Cruise
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kaş
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Simena - Castle
  • Sirince - Wine Tasting
  • St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
  • Swimming, sunbaking, relaxing
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Fethiye
  • Fethiye - Ölüdeniz Beach
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Islands and Secluded bays
  • Istanbul - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace (Hagia Irene and Harem)
  • Kekova - Simena Sunken City
  • Laodicea - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sirince - Village
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Cappadocia
Gamirasu Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Ayvali Koyu
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 354 5815
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Fethiye - Harbour
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Fethiye - Harbour
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Gökkaya Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Gökkaya Bay
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Istanbul
Levni Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Ebusuud Caddesi No: 31 Sirkeci
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (0212) 519 10 19
Levni Hotel
Levni Hotel
Levni Hotel
Konya
Novotel Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Seker Mah Cevreyolu Cad
No 38 Selcuklu
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 223 4200
Website :
Novotel Konya
Novotel Konya
Novotel Konya
Novotel Konya
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Limanagzi Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Limanagzi Bay
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Pamukkale
Adem Pira Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayıt Mah.
113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No:5/1
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (258) 271 42 20
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
St. Nicholas (Gemiler) Island
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Üçağız Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Üçağız Bay
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Yeşilköy
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Yeşilköy
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
16 Apr 2024
23 May 2024
2,385.00
1,070.00
24 May 2024
20 Jun 2024
2,569.00
1,200.00
21 Jun 2024
29 Aug 2024
2,689.00
1,310.00
30 Aug 2024
26 Sep 2024
2,569.00
1,200.00
27 Sep 2024
31 Oct 2024
2,385.00
1,070.00
Deposit Option available for Ancient Turkey & Gulet :
 
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Departing
Deposit
22 Aug 2023 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00

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