- 13 Days, 12 Nights
- Departure from Istanbul
- Daily Departure Guaranteed
- Breakfast at hotels
- Lunch at restaurants
- Hotel pick up & drop off
- All taxes & museum fees
- Professional tour guide
- No hidden costs
History & Blue Cruise Turkey Tour
After your arrival to Istanbul airport, you will be welcomed at the exit of first gate by the Turkey Istanbul Tours representative. Then you will be transferred to your Istanbul hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Visited Sights: Hagia Sophia - Blue Mosque - Topkapi Palace - Hippodrome - Obelisk of Theodosius and Grand Bazaar
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel by the tour guide and start to full day Old City Tour. Istanbul is a city full of famous iconic sites that today you will experience for yourself from the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia with their breathtaking silhouettes that make the skyline so unique to the Topkapi Palace, a beautiful Ottoman palace once home to the Ottoman Sultans and the first president of Turkey. Spend some time where the gladiators of ancient Roman Constantinople, entertained the crowds at the site of the Hippodrome today you will see the Obelisks that have stood the test of time and are adorned with beautiful markings, taking us back in time. Our last station is the Grand Bazaar, Turkey’s the largest covered market at the heart of the Old City, offering excellent shopping. You will get the chance to wander through the Grand Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of this incredible delight.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Visited Sights: Devrent Valley - Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) - Avanos - Goreme and Open Air museum
You will be picked up very early and transferred to the airport for a flight to Cappadocia. Your flight will last about one hour and upon arrival, you will be welcomed by the Turkey Istanbul Tours representative. Our representative will be at the first exit door and holding a sign with your name on it.
First of all, we will visit the 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.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Visited Sights: Red and Rose Valley - Gulludere Valley - Cavusin Village Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City - Ortahisar - Uchisar Castle - Pigeon Valley - Three Beauties Valley
After having breakfast at the hotel, pick up from your hotel by the tour guide and start the 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. In the afternoon, visiting Kaymaklı (or Ozkonak) Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. The next destination is the Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the Cappadocia. This is a great opportunity to get some great panorama shots of Cappadocia. 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 the day, you will be taken to the Cappadocia Airport for your flight to Izmir. When you arrive at the airport, you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. You will then be taken to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Visited Sights: Ephesus - The Temple of Artemis - The House of Virgin Mary
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and drive to Ephesus. We will visit the ancient, Greek city of Ephesus, a marvelous place surrounded by trees. During the day, we will also visit spectacular places, such as Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. After having lunch, we will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. She preferred to live in this remote place. After that, we will visit the Temple of Artemis, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world and was built in an area of Ephesus. Today, one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, made entirely of marble and full of sculptured columns, capitals and shafts
After your tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Visited Sights : Calcium spring terraces, Hierapolis museum, Hierapolis Theatre, Roman Bath, and Temple of Apollo, Cleopatra hot spring thermal pool
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up and drive to Pamukkale where you will explore beautiful nature and fascinating history. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water. It seems like cotton that’s why it is called Cotton Castle. After having lunch we will visit to Hierapolis Ancient City as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. As a refreshment, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional
At the end of the tour, you will be taken to the local bus station for your Fethiye journey. When you arrive, you will be welcomed by our representative at the bus station and then be taken to your Fethiye hotel. (Bus is comfartable and your journey takes approx 4 hours.) Overnight in Fethiye.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After having breakfast at the hotel, pick up from your hotel by the tour guide and 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. After having lunch depart for Side. 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 the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Antalya.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be free until your pick up time. Then you will be taken to the Antalya Airport for your return flight to Istanbul. When you arrive at the airport in Istanbul, you will be welcomed by our representative at the first exit door. You will then be taken to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
According to your international flight time, you will be transferred to airport 4 hours before your flight. You will be able do self check-in. This is the end of our services.
- Breakfast at the hotels & Lunch at the restaurants
- Accommodations at hotels for 12 nights
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- All airport transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle
- Domestic flights (15kg baggage allowance)
- Bus Tickets
- All tours with a professional English speaking tour guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees
- Lunch on Tours (Vegetarian and Vegan Options are Available). Please specify when booking your tour
- 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
- International airfares
- Visa for Turkey
- Personal expenses
- Optional tours
- Beverages during lunch
- 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)