Pamukkale - Hierapolis
Pamukkale - Hierapolis
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Turkey Group Tours - 10 days and longer

Itinerary

This 13 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey.

2022 - 'Budget Turkey Experience Tour'
13 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Thursday

Istanbul

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

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Day 2
Friday

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene) and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorus cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Saturday

Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Overnight Çanakkale
3 star
(B)
Day 4
Sunday

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası
3 star
(B)
Day 5
Monday

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. 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.
Tonight, 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 your hotel.

Overnight Kuşadası
3 star
(B)
Day 6
Tuesday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B)
Day 7
Wednesday

Fethiye, Gulet

Today, we will head to Fethiye for your gulet trip. Boarding in Fethiye Harbour around 15:00. We enjoy some swimming and snorkeling in Turunc Bay or Tarzan Bay. We'll cruise past several islands towards Tersane Island (Dockyard Island), where the ruins of a former Greek town and a once important naval shipyard may still be explored.

Overnight Tersane Island (Dockyard Island)
Gulet Cabin
(B, D)
Day 8
Thursday

Gulet, Gocek Bay

After breakfast we depart for Hamam Bay. Enjoy a swim in the ancient ruins of these Roman Baths built by Mark Antony as a gift for Cleopatra. We then cruise to Sarsala Bay, a striking pine-surrounded bay, from which you can take a 45-minute hike to an ancient Lycian town, notable mostly for inscribed walls dating from the 3rd century BC. Bedri Rahmi Bay is our next stop, named after a famous Turkish painter. Jump in the clear blue water or explore the island.

Overnight Bedri Rahmi Bay
Gulet Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 9
Friday

Gulet, Fethiye

Today we cruise towards Fethiye, passing the Yassica Islands and Gocek Islands. Most of these small islands are un-named but offer safe anchorage and secluded sandy beaches. Perfect for swimming, snorkelling or just soaking up some sun and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A final stop and swim at Red Island before returning to Fethiye.

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

Egirdir Lake, Cappadocia

Early departure from the gulet and head to magnificient Cappadocia. Along the way, we will visit Egirdir Lake which is a natural beauty.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B)
Day 11
Sunday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B)
Day 12
Monday

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 13
Tuesday

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. 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.
7. The tour guide does not accompany the group during the gulet section of the tour.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Transportation by Gulet boat
  • Wine Tasting - 3 local wines
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide on the land section of the tour
  • Tips except Captain and Gulet crew
  • Services of Captain and supporting crew
  • 12 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    - 1 night
    3 star
    Çanakkale
    - 2 nights
    3 star
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Tersane Island (Dockyard Island)
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Bedri Rahmi Bay
    - 1 night
    Gulet Cabin
    Fethiye - Harbour
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Istanbul
  • 13 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Captain and Gulet crew
  • Tips - driver, guide, Gulet captain and crew
  • Entrance fees
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Göcek Island
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Hamam Bay
  • Istanbul - Hagia Irene (Aya İrini)
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sirince - Village
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bedri Rahmi Bay
  • Egirdir Lake
  • Fethiye
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum
  • Gulet Cruise
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Wine Tasting
  • Tersane Island (Dockyard Island)
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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

Bedri Rahmi Bay
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Bedri Rahmi Bay
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Çanakkale
Anzac Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Saat Kulesi Meydani No: 8
Çanakkale
Ph. :
+90 (0286) 217 77 77
Anzac Hotel
Anzac Hotel
Anzac Hotel
Cappadocia
Melis Cave Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Karagan Dere Mah.
Istiklal Cad. No:35
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 341 3296
Melis Cave Hotel
Melis Cave Hotel
Melis Cave Hotel
Fethiye - Harbour
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Fethiye - Harbour
Gulet
Gulet
Gulet
Istanbul
Grand Yavuz Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Piyerloti Cad. No:71/b
Sultanahmet
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (0212) 517 17 12
Grand Yavuz Hotel
Grand Yavuz Hotel
Grand Yavuz Hotel
Kuşadası
Risus Garden Marina Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Türkmen Mahallesi Atatürk Bulvarı
Yat Limanı Karşısı D:No:94
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 256 618 29 29
Risus Garden Marina Hotel
Risus Garden Marina Hotel
Risus Garden Marina Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Tersane Island (Dockyard Island)
Gulet
Standard : Gulet Cabin
Address :-
Tersane Island (Dockyard Island)
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
01 Jan 2022
31 Dec 2022
1,749.00
626.00
01 Jan 2023
31 May 2023
1,749.00
626.00
01 Jun 2023
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1,875.00
750.00
01 Oct 2023
31 Dec 2023
1,749.00
626.00
Deposit Option available for Budget Turkey Experience Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Budget Turkey Experience Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
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8
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25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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