13-Day Highlights of Turkey Tour from Istanbul

  • Tour code: 622-2908
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights
From USD$1889

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Highlights:

Visit the country’s cultural capital – Istanbul – to see its top attractions like the Blue Mosque, and enjoy day trips to historic sites like Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Hierapolis. See astounding rock formations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale, and discover Cappadocia. This tour enables you to see Turkey's impressive highlights with ease and comfort.

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Price: $1889
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Istanbul - Cappadocia(712 km)
  • Day 2 Northern Cappadocia
  • Day 3 Cappadocia - Antalya
  • Day 4 Antalya / Olympos
  • Day 5 Blue Voyage Tour (Day 1)
  • Day 6 Blue Voyage Tour
  • Day 7 Blue Voyage Tour
  • Day 8 Blue Voyage Tour - Fethiye
  • Day 9 Fethiye - Denizli / Pamukkale
  • Day 10 Pamukkale - Selcuk
  • Day 11 Ephesus - Canakkale
  • Day 12 Canakkale - Gallipoli
  • Day 13 Troy - Istanbul
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Day 1 Istanbul - Cappadocia(712 km)

Guests will be picked up from their hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the bus station at 7:00pm. Departure will begin at 8:30pm, and the bus trip should take around 10 hours, with three breaks on the way.

Day 2 Northern Cappadocia

We will arrive in Cappadocia at approximately 7:30am and be transferred to the hotel, where we can take some time to relax and freshen up. At 9:30am, we will leave the hotel for a full day touring Northern Cappadocia, where we will see Devrent Valley, Monks Valley, Avanos, the Goreme Open Air Museum, and Uchisar. At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel for the night.

Lunch: Included

Day 3 Cappadocia - Antalya

After breakfast, we will check out of the hotel. At 9:30am, we will leave for Southern Cappadocia for the day, visiting, Kizilcukur, Cavusin, Hospital Monastery, Kaymakli Underground City, and the Pigeon Houses. After the tour, we will transfer to bus station, departing at 8:30pm for Olympos.
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Day 4 Antalya / Olympos

You will arrive in Olympos, the site of an ancient city in the Antalya region, around 11:30, where we will check into our hotel before having the entire day free.
Dinner: Included

Day 5 Blue Voyage Tour (Day 1)

We will be picked up in Olympos between 10:00-10:30am, transferring to the area of Demre, which is home to the archaeological site of Myra and the St. Nicholas Church. After some time to explore, shop, eat, etc., we will depart on a boat from the harbor of Demre between 1:00-2:00pm, visiting the sunken city of Kekova (though we will not be able to disembark here, as it is a protected area), then on to the coastal fishing town of Kalekoy, which is built on the old ruins of the ancient Lycian town of Simena, has no car access, and a Byzantine/Ottoman castle. We can play a variety of water sports in this area. In the evening, after we have eaten dinner, we can relax or party the night away.
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Day 6 Blue Voyage Tour

After breakfast, we will depart to Kas, where we will swim in the town’s nice, quiet bay before stopping in the harbor for lunch and to explore this charming little fishing village. We will visit the local ruins of the ancient city of Antiphellus, where all that remains are the rock tombs, sarcophagi, and Roman theater. We will continue to the town of Kalkan, stopping at the local aquarium or the area of Firnaz Bay.
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Day 7 Blue Voyage Tour

At sunrise, we will depart for the Butterfly Valley, where we will enjoy breakfast, a refreshing swim, and a visit to the valley’s nature reserve, home to 136 different kinds of butterflies and moths. Our next stop will be Oludeniz ("The Blue Lagoon"), where we have the option to paraglide, before eating lunch in the bay. Our last stop of the day will be Gemiler Island, nicknamed "St. Nicholas Island" as it is believed to be the original location of the saint’s tomb. Here, we will visit the Byzantine ruins, swim, and enjoy dinner.
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Day 8 Blue Voyage Tour - Fethiye

After breakfast, we will depart for Samanlik Bay, on the coast between Oludeniz and Fethiye, to swim and eat lunch. Between 3:00 and 4:00pm, we will arrive in Fethiye Harbor, where we will transfer to our hotel for the night.
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Day 9 Fethiye - Denizli / Pamukkale

In the morning, we will have breakfast at our hotel before transferring to the Fethiye bus station, where we will depart for Denizli. When we arrive at this city's bus station, we will transfer to Pamukkale for the evening.

Day 10 Pamukkale - Selcuk

After breakfast, we will embark on a tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis, visiting the Cotton Cliffs, a natural wonder formed by deposits of calcareous, and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. Afterwards, we will return to the bus station for our 6:30pm departure to Selcuk, where we will spend the night.
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Day 11 Ephesus - Canakkale

After breakfast at our hotel, we will spend the day touring Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. To begin, we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Afterward, we will continue to the main area of Ephesus, the best-preserved example of a Greco-Roman city, to explore the ruins. After a lunch break, we will then visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her final days, a holy site for both Christians and Muslims. At the end of the day, we will return to the Selcuk bus station for an overnight bus to Canakkale at 11:30pm.
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Day 12 Canakkale - Gallipoli

We will arrive in Canakkale at 6:30am. At 9:00am, we will begin a full-day tour of Gallipoli. We will drive to the World War I Battlefields of Gallipoli, the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorial, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly Cemetery, and the ANZAC Museum. At the end of the day, we will transfer to our hotel.
Lunch: Included

Day 13 Troy - Istanbul

In the morning, we will enjoy breakfast at our hotel. At 8:30am, we will be picked up to tour the ancient ruins of Troy, where we will hear of the legendary Trojan War, the battle between mythological heroes Achilles and Hector, and the fable of the Trojan Horse. In the afternoon, we will return to Istanbul, concluding our tour. Guests will be transferred to their hotel or the airport.

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