15 Day Tours of Turkey by Coach
Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 15 Days - 14 Nights
Departure : All Year Round, Guaranteed Departure
Highlights: Visits : Istanbul , Ephesus , Pamukkale , Fethiye , Blue Cruise (4 Days & 3 Nights) , Antalya & Cappadocia
Day 1 Welcome To Istanbul.
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2 - Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
08:30 pick up from your hotel to visit the Hagia Sophia a 5th century church, once the greatest in all the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosque renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Afterwards, visit the ancient Roman HIPPODROME Following a lunch break in the old town, visit Imperial Palace of Topkapi from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years and visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise (Breakfast)
Half day Bosphorus Cruise. In this day you will be able to see:
SPICE BAZAAR: Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc...
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT: On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and luxurious apartments.
Tour finishes around 13:30.
Overnight bus to Ephesus with non smoking fully air-conditioned at 21:30 (duration 10 hours)
Day 4 - Ephesus Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
Breakfast and Lunch Included
The tour begins by visiting the remains of the the Temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, it proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:00 pick up from your hotel drive to Pamukkale visiting; Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools.
After tour bus to Fethiye with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus (duration 4 hours). Overnight in Fethiye .
Day 6 - Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Departure from Fethiye Harbour between 11 and 12 a.m. to Samanlik Bay for swimming & lunch or, depending on the sea conditions, to Butterfly Valley for lunch, a swim & optional visit of this natural reserve, hosting 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths.
Afterwards we cruise to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) again sea conditions permitting. Option for paragliding available.
Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner & 1st night.
Day 7 - Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Around sunrise departure to Aquarium or Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast & swimming.
Cruising to Kas where we stop in the harbour for lunch & visit of this charming fishing village. Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains!
In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming, dinner & the 2nd night.
Day 8 - Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian - Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!). Lunch.
Simena , a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available. Dinner, relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn
Day 9 - Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
After breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave (sea conditions permitting) before cruising to Andriace harbour (lunch).
Bus transfer to the archaeological site of Myra , and to Demre for the St-Nicholas Church, shopping and banking when requested by your group.
Bus transfer to the Olympos Tree Houses where we arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.
Day 10 - Olympos (Breakfast Included)
Free day in Olympos. Spend all your day on the beach. In the evening bus to Antalya (duration 2 hours). Overnight in Antalya
Day 11 - Antalya Tour (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
08:15 pick up from your hotel to visit Perge antique site in detail; Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic gate, Colonnaded Main Street and the Agora. Lunch on the Köprüpazari stream near the Aspendos Theater after lunch visit Aspendos Theater and the Historical Aqueducts. Shopping Break where also the Turkish handcrafts are introduced• Introduction of Side and an hour and a half free time
After tour overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 20:00 (duration 10 hours)
Day 12 - Cappadocia Tour 1 (Lunch Included)
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour.
Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. 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, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 13 - Cappadocia Tour 2 (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Cavuşin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar.
After tour overnight bus to Istanbul with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:00 (duration 11 hours)
Day 14 - Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul and shuttle to Sultanahmet to our Office, transfer to your hotel. Free day and overnight in Istanbul
Day 15 - End of Tour (Breakfast)
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details.
End o your service
What is included :
- Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
- Hotel accommodation on the itinerary
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guidance
- Entrance fees to the various sites
- Transportation with A/C and non smoking coaches
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Personal expenses.
- Tip to driver and tour guide.
- Anything unless specified being included.
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses.
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 15 Days - 14 Nights
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, daily city tours might take around 1 hour longer or lesser.
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.