12 day Turkey tour with Blue Voyage

11 Nights / 12 Days
  • Rumeli Fortress -Istanbul
    Rumeli Fortress -Istanbul
  • Cappadocia hot air balloon
    Cappadocia hot air balloon
  • Pamukkale
  • Ephesus
  • Oludeniz-Fethiye

DAY 01 : Arrival to Istanbul:
Arrival in Istanbul (IST or SAW airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel and check in to hotel. ( Check in after 14:00pm) Remaining day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 02 : Sultanahmet Sightseeing Walking Tour:   (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch);
Breakfast, 08:30am visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt . After lunch, visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Overnight in Istanbul

DAY 03 : Bosphorous Cruise, flight to Cappadocia:   (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 08:30am short drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Then embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After tour back to hotel to collect your luggage and 15:30pm transfer to Airport for flight to Nevsehir at 18:55pm. 20:10pm Arrival to Nevsehir, meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 04 : Cappadocia Tour with Goreme:   (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
[OPTINAL: This morning an hour hot-air balloon available with extra cost of 300.00 EUR PER PERSON ]
Breakfast, 09:30am, start the tour to visit Uchisar Castle (visiting Devrent Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) where you find the world famous fairy chimneys and Zelve Open Air Museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia. visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. You can see their demonstration and you can try to make it. Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum to explore the numerous churches & monasteries with their frescoes. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 05 : Cappadocia Valleys & Underground City:   (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:30am, start to visit Goreme Panorama, Visit Cavusin (old Greek village) the day also includes panoramic views at Pigeon Valley with its famous dove cotes then time for lunch before heading to visit one of the Underground City. Continuing on to the Love Valley Panorama. Today las stop is Gulludere valley One of the nicest and most most beautiful places to go walking in Cappadocia in Gulludere Valley. After tour transfer to Kayseri airport for flight to Izmir ( Direct OR via Istanbul)Upon Arrival to Izmir, meet and transfer to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 06 : Day trip to Pamukkale    (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 07:30am head to Pamukkale and enjoy a visit to the natural travertens (Cotton Castle) formed by lime deposits, one of the most visted of Turkey's natural wonders. Also explore the ruins of Hierapolis. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatras Pool they charge extra entrance fee.Please note that drive to/from Pamukkale is around 3hours each way. Overnight in Kusadasi. 

DAY 07 : Ehesus Sightseeing Tour   (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:00am visit Ephesus Ancient City - Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre and visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis. Lunch visit the House of the Virgin Mary's. In the evening back to hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. 

DAY 08 : Board Gulet Cruise (Blue Voyage):   (Meals:Breakfast+Dinner)
Breakfast, drive to Marmaris. You then have some free time at leisure to explore around the center before afternoon boarding of the gulet. Enjoy dinner onboard. Overnight in Marmaris Harbour

DAY 09 : Ekincik Gulf & Dalyan (Blue Voyage):   (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Breakfast, cruise towards Ekincik Gulf. On arrival you can opt to join on a tour of Dalyan cross to Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach and time for a swimming break; then enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along the river and see the the ancient Rock Tombs of Kaunos; finally arrive at the mud baths to relax and rejuvene. A fishing village called Dalyan will be final stop before returning to the gulet by piyade boat). Overnight in the Gulf of Ekincik.

DAY 10 : Sunken Turkish Bath / Tersane Island & Kizil Island  (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner)
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes that have to be crossed, cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Gocek Gulf. Anchor at Sunken Bath for breakfast and swimming break. Also known as Cleopatra Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Then cruise to Tersane Island. This naturally protected harbour was used as a shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. Overnight at Kizil Island.

DAY 11 : Fethiye (Blue Voyage) & disembark:   (Meals:Breakfast+Lunch)
Arrive Fethiye Harbor early in the morning. Fethiye, known as Telmessos in ancient times, was the most important city situated on LyKia's western border with Caria. Here you have the chance to join on a jeep safari tour or for those the prefer to stay onboard the boat will cruise to Samanlik Bay for lunch and swimming. Then it is time to say farewell, disembark and transfer to Dalaman airport for flight to Istanbul On arrival to Istanbul, meet and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 12 : Departure:   (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, check out and transfer to Istanbul airport as per your flight departure time.  



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