GRAND TURKEY TOUR – Summary
20 Days Turkey package tour including Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Blue Cruise, Antalya, Konya and Cappadocia by bus & plane.
You will start your tour arriving in Istanbul and having a rest after our agent’s detailed information about the tour. The day after you will discover all the important attractions in Istanbul by full day Sultanahmet Old City tour. You will continue by visiting Gallipoli and Troy, then Pergamon. Following days you will see Ephesus ancient city and Pamukkale Hierapolis. There is a Blue Cruise before Antalya tour. You will stop in Konya before your way through Cappadocia. On the 9th day, there will be North Cappadocia tour which shows major places to visit in Cappadocia on your next day and then South Cappadocia tour. In the morning you may experience hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia. The tour ends back in Istanbul.
You may customize this Turkey tour package depending on your wish and ask further information or details. We will be pleased to assist you.
Arrive in Istanbul
Upon your arrival to Istanbul, our agent will welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Our travel consultant will provide all the necessary information and papers with a cup of Turkish tea.
You may spend the rest of your day freely to relax.
You will spend the night in Istanbul.
Istanbul Old City Walking Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel for a full day Old City Walking Tour in Sultanahmet.
Highlights you will visit: Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Hippodrome, The Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpent Column, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.
You will spend the night in Istanbul.
Free Day to Discover Istanbul (B)
After having your breakfast, you will have a whole free day to explore the amazing city of Istanbul. You will spend the night in Istanbul.
Full Day Gallipoli Tour (L)
Around 6:30 in the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel by your guide for about 5-hour bus ride to Gallipoli. We will stop to have breakfast on the way optionally.
As soon as you arrive, following your lunch in a traditional restaurant, the highlights will be: Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches), View of Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker´s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (main New Zealand memorial).
In the end of your day, you will be taken to the ferry for Canakkale where you will spend your night.
Full Day Troy and Pergamum Tour (B, L)
After your breakfast and check out from your hotel, around 8:30 in the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel by your guide to visit ancient Troy city.
You will be amazed with cheerfully influenced Trojan Horse and you to will find more than 10 antiquated urban areas constructed one on another, from 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple believed to be the place where Anthony met Cleopatra. We will visit Roman Theatre, Greco-Roman Senate building once hosted democracy deputies with its round shape.
Following Troy, we will drive to Pergamum where you will have your lunch.After that, we will visit Pergamum ancient city, a home for many important libraries in the old times. In the end of the tour, we will drive to Kusadasi to transfer you to your hotel for check in.
You will spend the night in Kusadasi.
Ephesus Tour (B, L)
Right after your breakfast and check out from your hotel, the full day Ephesus Tour will start.
Highlights we will visit: Temple of Artemis -considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Celcius Library – while most libraries serve only the function of archiving books and documents, this one served as the final resting place of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, in whose honor the library was built. Ephesus Ancient City with its marvelous highlights. House of Virgin Mary – is believed to be where she lived and died. Also, we will see old theatres, hammams, passing through harbour.
In the end, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi. You will spend the night in Kusadasi.
Note: After the tour ends at 4PM, you may be advised to see an optional leather fashion show. Please inform the guide unless you are interested so that you will be lead back to your hotel.
Free Day to Explore Kusadasi (B)
You may discover Kusadasi city center and/or go for swimming, also enjoy a daily trip to Samos, Greek Island. You may feel free to ask us any recommendations if you need.
You will overnight in Kusadasi.
Full Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, and check out from your hotel, the full day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour will start.
Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. We will also visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hierapolis which is one of the sacred sites of Turkey, dates back thousands of years and also admire the white limestone terraces, known as travertine’s of Pamukkale.
We will see Necropolis – a large burial site generally it was located outside the settlement including Sarcophagus of a general of Marcus Aurelius. You will a chance to swim in famous Cleopatra Swimming Pool.
In the end, we will transfer you to your resort in Fethiye. You will spend the night in Fethiye.
Free Day to Explore Fethiye (B)
This is the day to discover Fethye after your breakfast. You may discover Fethiye city center, Oludeniz or go for swimming; also feel free to ask us any recommendations if you need.
You will overnight in Fethiye.
Fethiye to St. Nicholas Island (L, D)
About 10AM, you will be picked up from any centrally located hotel in Fethiye and meet in the office for checking in. Following the briefing about your cruise you will be taken to your gulet . You will leave Fethiye harbour between 11AM and 12AM and depart for Butterfly Valley for swimming, lunch and an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is an important ecotourism attraction place, rich in flora and fauna, takes its name from around 105 butterfly species found here.
Then, you will visit Oludeniz the most photographed beach in the worldwide. You will have the optional excursion of going paragliding activity here. You will take off from Babadag Mountain, 2000 metres and fly over Oludeniz beach and Blue Lagoon. This place is considered to be one of the best spots in the world for paragliding and will offer you the most mesmerizing and spectacular views. You may check our Paragliding in Fethiye activity for taking the advantage of early booking.
On this night we will drop our anchor down at St. Nicholas Island, where you will have time for walking through the island’s ancient ruins as well as sit and enjoy the sunset.
St. Nicholas Island to Kas (B, L, D)
On your second day, you will wake up close but outside of Kalkan for a breakfast and swimming. You will then cruise to Kas, which is a small local fishing village with some of the best shopping options in the area, particularly exclusive jewelry pieces.
You will be have enough time to explore many local shops, including many handmade jewelry, textile stores and some cafes with surprisingly great coffee. For the guests who are interested in the optional extra of diving activity, you will be transferred to the diving boat to go scuba diving in the best place to dive in Southern Turkey. You will have the chance to dive in the beautiful clear waters of the Southern Mediterranean with some special locations proposing a cave dive or a wreck dive indeed.
You will spend the night in one of the isolated bays between Kas and Kekova.
Kas to Gokkaya Bay (B, L, D)
Following your breakfast, you will cruise onto the Kekova Sunken City – this Lycian-Roman archaeological site is protected. You will cruise over this protected World Heritage site to enjoy the view, however since it is a protected sight now, no activities are allowed such as swimming, snorkeling or diving.
Then we will anchor down to visit Simena Castle, where you can walk a bit for witnessing a spectacular view over the bay.
You will stop in Gokkaya Bay at night where you will have a chance to go out party at the nearby bar called Smuggler’s Inn. You can meet other travellers from other boats, for a great night of dancing under the stars. There will be a regular service boat picking you up and running all night. You may also relax and chill on the gullet if you have no willing for party.
Gokkaya Bay to Antalya (B)
This will be your last day on this amazing gulet cruise. You will wake up and have time for a swim in the morning to make up your head especially if you partied on previous night.
After the breakfast, we will head past Pirates Cave on your way to Demre Harbor, also known as Andriake Harbour to arrive before lunch around 11AM for disembarking the boat. It is time to say goodbye to new friends and your friendly gulet crew.
You will be transferred to your hotel in Antalya.
Overnight in Antalya.
Full Day Perge, Aspendos Amphitheatre and Manavgat Waterfall Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, your full day Perge, Aspendos Amphitheatre and Manavgat Waterfall Tour will start.
Perge was an important city in ancient Pamphylia where there are important monumental structures from the Hellenistic period. It is believed that Perge was founded after the Trojan War by Greek settlers led by the seers Calchas and Mopsus. Then we will go to Aspendos, the theater here is one of the Roman Empire’s greatest remaining pieces of architecture.
Later, we will visit one of the best Waterfalls in Antalya region. In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel. You will spend the night in Antalya.
Free Day to Discover Antalya (B)
Following your breakfast, you will have a free day to discover beautiful town of Antalya. You will spend the night in Antalya.
Antalya to Cappadocia via Konya (B)
Following your breakfast and your check-out from the hotel, we will depart for Cappadocia.
On our way we will visit Konya, which has been a home for the first Christian settlement and sanctuaries, also known as the embraced home of Rumi (Mevlana), the Sufic spiritualist who established the Whirling Dervish. Besides, Konya wasone of the most vital exchanging centre on the Silk Road in the past.
After the lunch, we will depart for Cappadocia by around 3-hour minibus drive.
You will be transferred to your hotel to spend the night in Cappadocia.
Full Day North Cappadocia (Red) Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel around 9:30 in the morning for a full day North Cappadocia Tour.
Highlights you will visit: Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches, Uchisar Castle, Devrent Valley and Pasabag where you will see animal and fairy-tale like rock formations, the ancient towns of Urgupand Avanosfamous for its red clay pottery. You will also have fun trying to make potteries after a small demonstration.
In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.
You will spend the night in Goreme, Cappadocia.
Full Day South Cappadocia (Green) Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, your Full Day South Cappadocia Tour will start.
Highlights: Hiking in Red & Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, one of the oldest settlement in the region with its cave houses, Love Valley, Kaymaklı Underground City, Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle.
In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel. You will spend the night in Goreme, Cappadocia.
Free Day to Discover Istanbul (B)
You will have a whole free day to explore the amazing city of Istanbul by yourself again. You may enjoy a Bosphorus tour, or relax in a refreshing Turkish bath. You may feel free to ask us any recommendations if you need.
You will spend the night in Istanbul.
Departure from Istanbul (B)
We will lead you to Istanbul Ataturk Airport depending on your flight time for you to make a self check-in.
You may extend your trip with other amazing destinations as you wish.
|HOTEL TYPE||HOTELS*||SINGLE ROOM||DOUBLE/TWIN ROOM||TRIPLE ROOM|
Mystic Cave House
Infinity City Hotel
|€ 2050||€ 1560||€ 1465|
Yacht Boheme Hotel
Mediterra Art Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
|€ 2605||€ 1875||€ 1730|
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Kayakapi Premium Caves
Yacht Classic Hotel
Double Tree by Hilton
|€ 3995||€ 2390||€ 2130|
(*) Hotels might be replaced with similar class alternatives.
- Flight tickets
- Bus tickets
- Cabin en Suite
- Tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees
- Tours with professional tour guide, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism.
- Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Vegetarian meals available
- Full travel insurance
- All domestic taxes
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
- Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels
- Items of a personal nature
- Entrance fees on the boat (archaeological sites & Butterfly Valley)
- Medical services
- Pick-up from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is subject to extra cost.
- This tour can be customized depending on your needs.
- This tour is available from 1st April to 30th October.
- This tour involves no hidden costs.
- This tour departs every day.