• HISTORY & BLUE CRUISE TOURS

13 Days 12 Nights Jewel of Aegean Sea by Gulet

DAY 1: Arrival to Istanbul & Transfer to Hotel

After your arrival to Istanbul (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. Then you will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel. There is no schedule on your programme today. Get some rest – relaxing – refreshment to being your tours. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 2: Free day in Istanbul (Breakfast included)

After having open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have free day to explore Old City on your own.

If you like to have professional guided tour, we can also arrange for you Istanbul Old City Tour with guide.

OPTIONAL Full day Istanbul Old City Tour BY walk (59 EURO PER PERSON – Lunch included)

* Visited Sights : Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque Topkapi Palace  – Hippodrome – German  Fountain of Wilhelm II – Column of Constantine – Obelisk of Theodosius – Serpentine Column and Grand Bazaar

Our first destination is Hagia Sophia, the world’s one of the greatest and unique religious structure used  as a mosque,a church and also as a museum. Hagia Sophia is housing two completely different cultures inside it, East and West. When you take a step into the structure you can feel the dance of two opposite civilizations and come across the eye-popping blend of Islamic and Christian influences with extraordinary interior mosaics and an effective history.For more visual description you must witness it with your own eyes, surely you will admire it.

Then our duty is to reconnoitre the other masterpiece, Blue Mosque, built in early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet, and for this reason known as Sultanahmet Mosque in Turkey. Words are inadequate to explain its magnificence and beauty. With its sequental domes and sin slender minarets, Blue Mosque dominates the skyline of Istanbul. The blue shade of the 27.000 pieces of Iznik quart tiles, giving the mosque its famous name, are very much worth to see.

We are going on exploring the ancient remains of Constantinople. Our next station is the Hippodrome with its 4 monuments – the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Because of Byzantine emperors’ passion for chariot races in thre afternoons, the Hippodrome was the changeless center of sportive and political activities in Constantinople for 1000 years.

Are you ready to be astonished at Topkapi Palace (CLOSE ON TUESDAY), because it has many bewildering sides different from most of the world’s museums. Topkapı Palace was the administrative, educational  and art center of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years. It is a great sample of oriental architecture and includes a variety of activities such as exhibitions of art, books, jewels, plates, costumes, the treasury, and the Holy Relics. More than just an Imperial Residence of the Ottoman Sultans, it was the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for almost 400 years.

Our last station is the Grand Bazaar (CLOSE ON SUNDAY), Turkey’s the largest covered market at the heart of the Old City, offering excellent shopping. It has lots of shops in it, and you can find almost whatever you want, such as beautiful Turkish carpets, pottery, tiles, cotton, wool and leather products and so on. This part of the tour is optional,  either you can turn back to your hotel with your guide or stay there. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 3: Flight to Cappadocia & Full day Northern Cappadocia Tour (Lunch included)

* Visited Sights: Devrent Valley – Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) – Avanos – Goreme and Open Air museum

With the first lights of the day, you will be picked from your hotel for a flight to Cappadocia. You will be transferred to Istanbul Airport to fly our target destination, Cappadocia. Once you arrive to Istanbul airport, please proceed to counter to do self check-in and take your boarding pass by presenting your passport. Upon the boarding pass information, please go to boarding gate and embark. Your flight will last about one hour and when you land you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. (Holding a sign with your name on it.) Then we will go on a full day Northern Cappadocia tour starting with Devrent Valley with its eye catching, unique chimneys, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley), fascinating Avanos, the beauteous valley of Goreme and Open Air museum where the remains of churches and early Christian dwellings, hewn from the soft rocks and stones, dating back thousands of years, are still standing.

After this stunning and priceless experience, we will transfer to your hotel. You will stay in Cappadocia this night. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 4: Full day Southern Cappadocia Tour & Flight to Izmir (Breakfast and Lunch included)

* Visited Sights: Red and Rose ValleyGulludere Valley Cavusin Village Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City – Ortahisar – Uchisar  Castle- Pigeon Valley – Three Beauties Valley

After having breakfast at the hotel, our tour’s second section starts. We will set off again for a full day Southern Cappadocia tour by seeing the famous and unforgettable rock churches in the Red and Rose Valley where the colour of rocks changing throughout the day and little hiking through the Gulludere Valley. In old Greek Cavusin Village we will visit the houses and churches of the Cristian clergymen such as Saint John the Baptist and Nicophoras Phocas. Afterwards, we will go on to a city rich in historical culture and natural beauties,Kaymakli (or Ozkonak),and visit the underground city where the early Christians sought refuge. Our last destination is a natural castle at Ortahisar then Uçhisar Castle, the highest point of the Cappadocia. This is a great opportunity to get some great panorama shots of Cappadocia and the fairy chimneys. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view.

At the end of this priceless day, you will be taken to the Cappadocia Airport for your Izmir flight. (Some days direct some days via Istanbul flight). After your arrival to airport, you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. Then you will be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 5: Full day Ephesus – Virgin Mary House – Artemis Tour (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Visited Sights :  Ephesus – The House of Virgin Mary – The Temple of Artemis

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and drive to full day Ephesus tour. First of all, we will visit ancient Greek city, Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary, a marvellous place hidden in the green, with our professional guides. During the day, we will visit the most worth seeing remains of the city such as The Marble Street, The Odeon, Bouleterion, The Temple of Hadrian, The Trajan’s Fountain, The Mosaic street, The Agora, The Baths, The house, The Great Theatre, Harbour Street and the third largest library of the Ancient world: The famous Celsus Library.

After the lunch we will visit the House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last days, preferred to live in this remote place rather than in a crowded place. Then we will visit the Temple of Artemis, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, and built in an area of Ephesus. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns’ capitals and shafts At the end of the day, after we see and learn many things and are surprised how they achived to build such structures at that time, then you will be transferred to your Kusadasi hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 6: Full day Pamukkale Tour & Bus to Fethiye (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Visited Sights : Calcium spring terraces, Hierapolis museum, Hierapolis Theatre, Roman Bath, and Temple of Apollo, Cleopatra hot spring thermal pool

Are you ready to feel like you are on the top of a cotton castle? For this fascinating tour, we will drive to Pamukkale meaning ‘’Cotton Castle’’ and you will feel like you are in a dream, and get to Hierapolis ancient city. Before we start we will have lunch and then begin to tour the city. We will visit Pamukkale, Calcium spring terraces, Hierapolis museum, Hierapolis Theatre, Roman Bath, and Temple of Apollo. Finally we will visit Cleopatra hot spring thermal pool (fee will be extra), where you will be able to swim and have a relaxing moment in an awesome, unique place. While you are swimming you may think that you are in a pool where once Cleopatra swam thousands years ago, may feel the nature and history together inside yourself.

At the end of this priceless day, you will be taken to the local bus station for your Fethiye journey. Bus is comfartable and your journey takes approximately 4 hours. When you land at Fethiye bus station, our representative will welcomed you and transferred to your Fethiye hotel. Overnight in Fethiye.

DAY 7: Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Fethiye harbour at 09:00 am for check-in and information, if you require directions our staff can aid you. You will then all be taken to your gulet for a briefing about your cruise. Once settled aboard you will depart Fethiye harbour and cruise to Butterfly Valley for swimming, lunch and an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be the home to over 136 different types of butterflies and moths, however, in the summer months, they can be difficult to spot. Afterwards, you will visit the most photographed beach in the world – Oludeniz. Here you have the optional excursion of going paragliding. You will take off from Babadag Mountain, 2000 metres and fly over Oludeniz beach and Blue Lagoon. This is one of the best spots in the world for paragliding and will offer you the most amazing and spectacular views! Tonight you will anchor down at St Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the island’s ruins and sit and enjoy the sunset.

DAY 8: Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Today you will wake up just outside of Kalkan in the beautiful Aquarium Bay for breakfast and a swim. You will then cruise onto Kas, which is a small fishing village with some of the best shopping in the area, especially unique jewelry pieces. You will be given time to explore the local shops, including many handmade jewelry, clothes stores and some local cafes for great coffee. The night is spent in one of the secluded bays between Kas and Kekova.

DAY 9: Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Today after breakfast you will cruise onto the Sunken City, an ancient town that dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period and was destroyed by an earthquake. You will cruise over this protected World Heritage site nice and slowly to enjoy the view, however no swimming, diving or snorkelling is allowed in this area as it is now a protected sight. Afterwards you will anchor down to visit Kekova and Simena Castle, where you can walk to the top and witness a magical view over the bay.

DAY 10: Blue Cruise (Breakfast included)

Your last day on the boat will be a nice and lazy start. Resting off any sore heads from partying the night before you wake up and have time for a morning swim. After breakfast, you will head back to Ucagiz Village Harbour to arrive before lunch at 10:30/11:00 am for disembarking the boat.

Lunch is not included on the last day. We will meet you in Ucagiz Village by bus to transfer you to Olympos (2 hours drive. When you land at Olympos bus station we will pick you up and transferred to your Antalya hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 11: Full day Aspendos – Side – Perge Tour (Breakfast  and Lunch included)

Pickup from hotels depart for Perge, one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region.Perge was the capital of Pamphylia. The Roman Baths, the Agora, Colonaded Street, Nympharium and the stadium are all on the visit. Then we depart for the Aspendos Ancient Theatre.

This incredibly well preserved ancient theatre was built in the 2nd centrury A.D. It has a capacity of 15,000 people and its still being used for festivals and music concerts.

We have a lunch break at a restaurant then depart for Side (pronounced Seeday). Side is one of the best classical ancient cities in Turkey, it was a port city that served the largest slave market in this region. During Roman times much construction took place in Side including a large theatre, Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo.

At the end of your tour, return to Antalya and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

DAY 12: Free day in Antalya & Flight Back to Istanbul (Breakfast included)

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will have free day to explore Antalya. According to flight time, transfer to airport and to take a flight to Istanbul. After you arrive in Istanbul, pick up by our representative and transfer you to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 13: Transfer to Airport (Breakfast included)

According to your international flight time, you will be transferred to Istanbul New airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) 4 hours. You will be able do self check-in. End of our services.

1) Tour Package with comfort hotels

Tour Price:

Solo Traveler2489 Euro / Single Room
For 2 pax1656 Euro per person / Double Room
For 3 pax1486 Euro per person / Triple Room
For 4 pax1579 Euro per person / 2 Double Room
For 5 pax1499 Euro per person / Double Room and Triple Room

* If you have 2 or more children, please contact us.
* Please ask special rate if you are 6 pax or more!
* Please note that higher prices may apply during peak periods. (Eid period, Easter and New years etc.)

2) Tour Package with economical hotels

Tour Price:

Solo Traveler2058 Euro / Single Room
For 2 pax1440 Euro per person / Double Room
For 3 pax1299 Euro per person / Triple Room
For 4 pax1365 Euro per person / 2 Double Room
For 5 pax1309 Euro per person / Double Room and Triple Room

* If you have 2 or more children, please contact us.
* Please ask special rate if you are 6 pax or more!
* Please note that higher prices may apply during peak periods. (Eid period, Easter and New years etc.)

HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR RATE: PLEASE ASK

We offer hot air balloon tour as an option to the cause of intense demand in the hot air balloon in Cappadocia. If you wish to participate in a hot air balloon tour, you will be assisted by availability.

YACHT INFORMATION

  • Children of 6 and under are not allowed on this cabin cruise
  • If there is more than one child, please contact us.
  • Yachts are determined on your arrival. Gulet cannot be predetermined or guaranteed at the time of booking.
  • All our yachts have yacht insurance. We advise all travelers to take out their travel insurance.
  • Your cabin charter is a non-guided tour. There is no local guide on board providing information on the sites and locations.
  • All efforts are made to follow this itinerary, however in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change at Captain’s discretion. Our passenger’s safety is number one priority. This could include daily destinations as well as overnight stops. If these situations arise, all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options. No money will be refunded.
  • All drinks are sold onboard. A bar tab is set up for the week. All bar tabs are paid on the conclusion of your cruise by cash only.

Please Note:

  • Flights might be from Istanbul airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
  • Cappadocia to Izmir flight may land after midnight.
  • All transportations and transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle.
  • Group tour size maximum 15 people.
  • Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
  • If your balloon tour is cancelled due to bad weather, Neopolis Travel can never promise to transfer you to the next day. For this, it checks availability, tries to help you, but cannot guarantee it. There is no hot air balloon refund for any other reason except that hot air balloons are cancelled due to bad weather.
  • In order to secure everything for you, you should pay at least 40% of your total amount via payment link. You can pay your remaining balance upon your arrival.

What is included services for this Itinerary:

  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Round Trip Domestic Flight Tickets from as I mentioned in the itinerary with 15 kg luggage allowance – 8 kg for cabin.
  • A professional English speaking tour guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Accommodations for 12 nights.
  • All local tax and insurance
  • Entrance fees to the scheduled museums
  • No waiting in lines for tickets – will arrange everything for you.
  • Parking fees
  • Lunch
  • Dinner (for Blue Cruise)
  • Use of standard yachting equipment including snorkels & fins and board games(for Blue Cruise)
  • Port fees and charges (for Blue Cruise)
  • No hidden or extra cost

What is NOT included services for this Itinerary:

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Dinner
  • Optional Tours
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver
  • Towels (Please note that you must bring along your own bath/beach towel. No towels are provided) (for Blue Cruise)
  • Entrance fees to the sites (for Blue Cruise)

Travel Tips:

  • Since all daily tours involve some walking, we highly recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes.
  • Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested. In the event of inclement weather, please bring a light waterproof jacket or an umbrella.
  • Cameras, video cameras and binoculars are recommended, though there will be parts inside of some museums, churches, mosques it is forbidden to use any of the ones mentioned.
  • If you wish to swim in the Cleopatra hot spring thermal pool, proper swimwear and swimsuits should be worn in the pool. Entrance fee is approximately 10 euros per person which includes changing rooms, for the locker and shower there is an additional approximately 1-2 euros fee. Please bring your own towel or purchase a souvenir towel from the shop.

After you decide to book with Us, we also need the following details from you:

  • Your full names as they appear on the passports for your reservations

Registration & Payment:

Confirmation of this program depends on the availability at the time of your decision to book since no place is held.

After we receive your confirmation message, we check all the availabilities at the hotel, of the flights and for the transportation vehicles once again. If all requested services are available for the requested dates;

40% percent of the total amount is required for reservation and rest of the amount will be charged after you arrive in Istanbul. The deposit payment can be done by credit card (Master, Visa or Debit Card). We use the 3D Payment Secure System Link. You will pay by clicking on the payment link we send. We are unable to access your card information in any way. When we receive the payment, we start to secure everything for you and send you all documents such as official itinerary and flight tickets etc. by email.

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