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Taste of Turkey Tour
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Taste of Turkey Tour. 10 days Turkey tour from Istanbul to Marmaris including 3 Days Lycian Coast Gulet Yacht Cruise. You will be staying in deluxe and superior first class hotels. This 10 days Turkey tour is ideal for those who want to see the main historic sights such as Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Troy, Pergamon, and Gallipoli by guided tour at a moderate price including nearly all meals as well.
This special tour take in all the highlights and hidden gems for those that are running short on time or just wanting to dip their time into the stunning water that is Turkey.
It starts in Istanbul and ends in Marmaris including 3 days yacht cruising of Lycian coast. We offer a great mix of history, culture and fun! Our tours are designed to ensure you get the most out of you Turkey holiday or vacation. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore one of the world’s most exotic city.
Second day you will be pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of Istanbul old city. With the richness of a long history settled upon each stone and its strong connection to the past, the historical peninsula is one for the city’s most enthralling areas. To walk proudly through the Gates of Topkapi Palace, to be awed by the magnificence and glory of Hagia Sophia, to be seized by the mystical sprit of the Blue Mosque, and to breathe in the mysterious air of the Sunken Palace.
Tour Departure Dates: From May 2014 to October 2014
Day 1 Thu : Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.
Day 2 Fri : Istanbul
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)
Day 3 Sat : Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove and Lone pine cemetery then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight .(B,D)
Day 4 Sun : Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, tour Ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi for overnight.(B,D)
Day 5 Mon : Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour to the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. Afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince . (B,D)
Day 6 Tue : Aphoridisias – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valley’s to Aphrodisias city of Aphrodite, then continue to Pamukkale (white lime cascades). (B,D)
Day 7 Wed : Hierapolis – Fethiye
Visit the Hierapolis Roman health spa ruins and then motor south to the resort city of Fethiye to board a gullet yacht.(B,D)
Transfer : An A/c vehicle and a driver will pick you up to drive to Gulet.
Gulet Yacht Cruise from Day 8
Day 8 Thu : Yacht cruise (Lycian coast)
Sail across beautiful bays surrounded by high-forested hills. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Fri : Yacht cruise (Lycian coast)
Continue cruising the Mediterranean coast explore nearby Lycian ruins, swim or Simply relax (B,L,D)
Day 10 Sat : Marmaris
End your cruise with breakfast in Marmaris . (B)
Transfer: An A/C Vehicle and a driver will pick you up to drive to Gulet or your hotel in Marmaris
Note: This is a good itinerary for connecting to the Greek Islands via Rhodes.
Sunday departure tours in May, Sep and Oct, will visit St. Sophie Cathedral in Istanbul, not during the full day tour of Istanbul which is Monday as it is closed, but on Tuesday before departing for Canakkale, Gallipoli area.
Departure dates (2014)
- May 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
- Jun 05, 12, 19, 26
- Jul 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
- Aug 07, 14, 21, 28
- Sep 04, 11, 18, 25
- Oct 02, 09, 16
- Istanbul: Crowne Plaza Harbiye or Crowne Plaza Old City (DLX)
- Canakkale: Kolin Hotel (SFC)
- Kusadasi : Charisma Hotel DLX (DLX)
- Pamukkale :Pam Thermal (FC)