12 DAY TOURS OF TURKEY (ISTANBUL, CAPPADOCIA, BLUE CRUISE (OLYMPOS TO FETHIYE), PAMUKKALE, EPHESUS)
DAY 1 – CHECK IN TO HOTEL
Pick up from Ataturk Airport to your hotel which is in the old city.
Accommodation in Istanbul boutique hotel.
DAY 2 – HERITAGES OF OTTOMAN & BYZANTINE TOUR
Pick up from hotel around 08:30. You will visit; Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Willhelm II.
Overnight local bus to Cappadocia. Shuttle from our office in Sultanahmet at 18:30.
DAY 3 – CAPPADOCIA TOUR I
You’ll be picked up from the bus station when you arrived. Drive to hotel to leave your luggage and to freshen up then visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme, where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel at 5 pm, visit the natural castles at Uchisar.
Accommodation in Cappadocia
DAY 4 – CAPPADOCIA TOUR II
Depart from your hotel around 09:30 to visit Red Valley and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere Valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeons Valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar.
The second daily tour programme can be changed by Derinkuyu&Ihlara Valley Tour upon your request.
Overnight local bus to Olympos via Antalya.
DAY 5 – OLYMPOS
Morning arrival to Olympos. You will have your own way to hotel.
Free day in Olympos
Accommodation in bungalow in famous Tree Houses
DAY 6 – BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS AND FETHIYE
Transfer from Olympos around 10:00am to Demre for shopping & banking.
Free time to visit the ancient city of Myra and St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) Church before boarding our yacht at Andriake harbour.
Cruise to Blue Cave (Pirates Cave) for snorkeling.
Cruise to Sunken City, sail over the ancient ruins of this World Heritage site.
Cruise to Simena Castle, walk up to the top & witness a magical view over the Bay taking in the underwater Lycenian Tombs and across to the Sunken City.
We’ll dock at Gokkaya Bay for the night.
You’ll have a party nearby the island disco under shiny stars, which will give you chance of dancing the whole night or you can relax back on your yacht with the accompany of the music.
Accommodation in boat
DAY 7 – BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS AND FETHIYE
Breakfast at Yaglica bay.
Cruise to Kas harbour for lunch and than we will have time to explore this small and cute Turkish town for shopping and internet.
Cruise to Aquarium Bay, where we’re going to enjoy with dinner and dock for the night.
Accommodation in boat
DAY 8 – BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS AND FETHIYE
Waking up with views of beautiful Butterfly Valley. After breakfast there is time for sunbathing, swimming and an optional hike up to the waterfall.
Oludeniz, Europe’s most stunning beach & one of the best spots in the world for paragliding. Swim to the beach and there is also the option to paraglide.
Anchor at St. Nicholas Island for the night. You can walk up through the Island’s ruins to witness the spectacular sunset.
Accommodation in boat
DAY 9 – BLUE CRUISE BETWEEN OLYMPOS AND FETHIYE
We’ll have breakfast at St Nicholas Island.
Cruise to Samanlik Bay for swimming & lunch. we will Visit Tarzan’s Bay where you can rope-dive from Tarzan’s tree.
We’ll arrive Fethiye harbour at sometime afternoon.
Local bus to Pamukkale.
Accommodation in Pamukkale
DAY 10 – PAMUKKALE & HIERAPOLIS TOUR
Pick up from hotel around 09:15. We will start at North gate of Hierapolis ancient city. Then we will visit the Necropolis (cemetery) with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantine Gate. Then we will walk from the historical part to natural part of Pamukkale. We will walk to the warm water terrace which was shaped by calsium. Spring water’s temperature is about 35ºC. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone.
After lunch, If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra s Pool (entrance fee is not included into tour price). The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns.
You should take your towel, sun glasses and swimming suit.
Pamukkale and Hierapolis are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Local bus to Kusadasi.
Accommodation in Kusadasi
DAY 11 – EPHESUS TOUR
Pick up from hotel around 09:00. You will visit: Artemis Temple, Ephesus Ruins (Theatre, Celsius Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitianus Temple, Trajan Fountain, Roman Latrine and more), Virgin Mary House.
Overnight local bus back to Istanbul
DAY 12 – ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL
Included Details : pick up from Ataturk Airport, one night accomodation in a nice boutique hotel in Istanbul, Heritages of Ottoman & Byzantine Tour, 2 days tour of Cappadocia, one night accomodation in Cappadocia, bus to Olympos, one night accomodation in Olympos , 4 days & 3 nights Blue Cruise, bus to Pamukkale, one night accomodation in Pamukkale, Pamukkale tour, bus to Kusadasi, one night accomodation in Kusadasi, Ephesus Tour, bus to Istanbul