14 Days Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Ephesus Pamukkale Fethiye Antalya Cappadocia By Bus
Tour Style : Turkey Tour
Duration : 14 Days – 13 Nights
Highlights : Gallipoli, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Troy, Blue Cruise, Antalya, Cappadocia, Istanbul
DAY 1 – Gallipoli, Dardanelles – Canakkale – Included meals:Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning at 06:30 am istanbul and drive to Gallipoli . Visit Dardanelles, Kabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach and *!Anzac!* Cove where the dawn service is held each Anzac Day. We will also visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston”s Jolly and Chunk Bair New Zealand Memorial and Kilitbahir Fortress. Stop for lunch. Then cross the Dardanelles and arrive in Canakkale. Check in to your hotel. After the tour transfer to hotel,Stay overnight in Canakkale.
DAY 2 – Troy Tour – Included meals: Breakfast-Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel 08:30 and depart 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 tour drive to Kusadasi (Duration 4 Hours)and stay overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 3 – Ephesus Tour Included meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
You will be picked up from your hotel 09:00 for the Ephesus Tour, We will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis,one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then on, to visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Curettes Street, public toilets, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre, Marble Street. After a lunch break depart for the House of Virgin Mary and visit the chapel where she is said to have spent her last day. After tour transfer to your hotel for dinner and stay overnight. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
DAY 4 – Pamukkale Tour – Included meals: Breakfast-Lunch
09:00 After breakfast, depart for Pamukkale tour.
12:00 Arrival to Pamukkale and lunch.
13:30 Full Day Pamukkale Tour Visit the ancient city of Hierepolis, a city that gained importance in the Roman times because of its thermal springs and Ancient pool . Over the centuries, the calsium, salts in the water have formed into one of the most unique natural sights of the World.
DAY 5: MORNING bUS TO FETHİYE
Overnight stay in Fethiye
DAY 6– Blue Cruise – Included meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Departure from Fethiye Harbour between 11 and 12 a.m. to Samanlik Bay for swimming – lunch or, depending on the sea conditions, to Butterfly Valley for lunch, a swim – optional visit of this natural reserve, hosting 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths.
Afterwards we cruise to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) again sea conditions permitting. Option for paragliding available. Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner – 1st night.
DAY 7 – Blue Cruise – Included meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Around sunrise departure to Aquarium or Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast – swimming.
Cruising to Kas where we stop in the harbour for lunch – visit of this charming fishing village. Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs – sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains!
In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming, dinner – the 2nd night
DAY 8 – Blue Cruise – Included meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian – Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!). Lunch. Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle. In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available. Dinner, relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn.
DAY 9 – Blue Cruise – Included meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
After breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave (sea conditions permitting) before cruising to *!Andriace!* harbour (lunch). Bus transfer to the archaeological site of Myra , and afternoon Bus bus to Antalya
DAY 10– Antalya Tour – Included meals: Breakfast-Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel 08:15 to visit Perge antique site in detail; Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic gate, Colonnaded Main Street and the Agora. Lunch on the Köprüpazari stream near the Aspendos Theater after lunch visit Aspendos Theater and the Historical Aqueducts. Shopping Break where also the Turkish handcrafts are introduced; Introduction of Side and an hour and a half free time.
After tour overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 20:00 (duration 10 hours)
DAY 11– Cappadocia
08:30 Arrive in Cappadocia and transfer to the hotel. Free Day in Cappadocia
Overnight stay in Cappadocia (Cave Hotel)
DAY 12 – Fairy Chimneys Tour at 09:30am
In this day you will be able to see:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
LOVE VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight at cave hotel in Cappadocia.
DAY 13 – Rose Valley & Mazıkoy Underground City Tour at 09:30am
You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away
MAZIKOY: One of largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After tour overnight bus to Istanbul with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:15pm (duration 11 hours)
DAY 14 – Istanbul
7:30 am. Arrival in Istanbul,Arrival meeting at the bus station and transfer to your hotel.
What is included
- All Transportations by comfortable vehicles
- All bus titickets(Istanbul-Canakkale-Kusadasi-Pamukkale-Fethiye-Cappadocia- Istanbul)
- Professional English speaking guide
- All Hotels with Breakfast
- 3 Night/4 Day Boat Cruise (share cabin) with breakfast,lunch and Dinner
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Museum entrance fees
- All local taxes - Service charges
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
- Hot-Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia: 225 Euros per adult cash payment (no child reduction)
Hot-Air Balloon Watching Photo Tour by Taxi: 40 Euros per person (no child reduction)
- Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
- Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
- Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
- Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
- ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey - Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:
Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.
Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.
Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. Today, the best of the traditional ceramics and tiles on sale in Istanbul and other major cities are made in Avanos, Cappadocia.
Onyx and semi-precious stones: In Turkey, Cappadocia has the onyx mines where the highest quality onyx is found. Local artisans are experts at making items of jewellery made with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, and 22 and 24 carat gold.
Leather goods: Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods. You can find a wide range of quality leather goods in Uchisar, Cappadocia.
Spices: Istanbul Spice Market, once the largest spice trading venue of the medieval world, with its abundant stalls still featuring piles of edible exotics is a definite highlight for anyone exploring Istanbul.