WESTERN TURKEY TOUR WITH BLUE CRUISE
- ISTANBUL - CAPPADOCIA
- KUSADASI - EPHESUS
- PAMUKKALE - FETHIYE (MARMARIS)
- BLUE CRUISE
12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS | FREQUENT DEPARTURES EARLY MAY – LATE OCTOBER
WESTERN TURKEY TOUR WITH BLUE CRUISE (CODE: CC12) | GROUP SIZE VARIES
*For budget option you will make your own way to the bus station or shuttle point and overnight bus to Cappadocia – upon arrival you will make your own way to the hotel (no breakfast or accommodation included with overnight bus).
*For budget option you will make your own way to the bus station and overnight bus to Selcuk – upon arrival you will be picked up to join the Ephesus tour (no breakfast or accommodation included with overnight bus).
*For budget option you will make your own way to the bus station and overnight bus to Istanbul – upon arrival you will make your own way to the airport – tour service ends (no breakfast or accommodation included with overnight bus).
**ALTERNATIVELY THIS ITINERARY STARTING ON DAY 8: MARMARIS TO FETHIYE
-With this option, you can stay the night in a thermal spa hotel in Pamukkale and take a bus the following morning to Marmaris.
DAY 8 MARMARIS *SATURDAY ONLY
Boarding starts at 15.30 in from Marmaris Harbor. You will have to visit the old town and bazaar of Marmaris with its small streets and hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants. The castle of Marmaris, dating from 1577 is situated on the old town hill and offers a beautiful view across the harbour. Marmaris was built upon one of the antique Carian cities called Phyckos and has been under the rule of many different civilizations. Dinner and overnight on the gulet in Marmaris. B. D.
DAY 9: EKINCİK GULF – DALYAN (OPTIONAL TOUR TO BEACH AND MUD BATHS)
After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. The cruise will move towards Ekincik Gulf where you are at leisure to enjoy swimming and sunning. Dinner and overnight in Egincik Gulf. You may also join our Optional Dalyan excursion, where you will be taken from your gulet by a small boat called “piyade” and arrive at Caretta-Caretta (Turtle) Beach for a swimming break, enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along the river. You will see the ancient Rock Tombs and finally arrive at mud baths to relax and be rejuvenated then continue to the town of Dalyan. B. L. D..
DAY 10: TERSANE ISLAND – SUNKEN BATH – KIZIL ISLAND
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes that we have to cross, we may cruise out quite early and reach the beautiful Gulf of Gocek. We will anchor at Sunken Bath for breakfast and swimming break. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the underwater ruins of an ancient bath. Then we will cruise to Tersane Island. This naturally protected harbour was used as a shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kizil Island. B. L. D.
DAY 11: FETHIYE (OPTIONAL JEEP SAFARI) – SAMANLIK BAY(DALAMAN) - ISTANBUL
Early departure from Kizil Island and arrival in Fethiye Harbor. Fethiye was known as Telmessos in ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lycia's western border with Caria. It is believed that the city's name comes from Apollo’s son Telmessos. The ancient city was known as the city of light and was famous for its prophets. Today you have the option of a jeep safari tour in Fethiye (extra) or for those who will not join the Safari, the boat will cruise to Samanlik Bay for lunch and swimming. Afterwards around 16:00 the boat will anchor at Ece Saray Marina in Fethiye harbor and your captain and crew will bid you farewell as you disembark from the gulet you will be transferred to the Dalaman Airport for flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer (Optional) to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul. B. L. *For budget option you will make your own way to the bus station and overnight bus to Istanbul – upon arrival you will make your own way to the airport – tour service ends with arrival in Istanbul on day 11 (no breakfast or accommodation included with overnight bus).
DAY 12: DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport (optional) for departure (B)
INCLUDED FOR LAND TOUR:
Accommodation in hotel category of your choice
Meals as mentioned only (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Main museum entry fees, transport in non-smoking A/C car, mini, midi or coach buses with professional English speaking guides on tours (Istanbul Old City is a walking tour)
Kayseri/Nevsehir, Izmir and Dalaman Airport transfers (Except for Budget program)
Bus tickets Istanbul – Cappadocia – Seluk + Fethiye/Marmaris – Istanbul only if taking budget option
NOT INCLUDED: International or domestic flights, Istanbul airport transfers, drinks, tips to guide and driver and items of a personal nature.
OPTIONAL: Domestic flights, 4 x Istanbul airport transfers 180 EUROS total - up to 3 passengers (Valid for Istanbul Ataturk Airport only), additional nights in Istanbul, domestic flights, Turkish Night or Cappadocia Balloon Tour
INCLUDED FOR GULET CABIN CHARTER CRUISE: Accommodation on wooden gulet in double cabin (twin cabins with separate beds and triple cabins are generally unavailable) - Private toilet and shower in the cabin on Full Board basis traditional A/C
NOT INCLUDED FOR GULET CABIN CHARTER CRUISE:
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water which can be purchased on board (please do not bring your own), tips to crew of the gulet. Captain and crew accompany you on the cruise and prepare your meals
OPTIONAL: Optional excursions or any entry fees to historical sites or anything not specifically mentioned.
Depending on sea and weather conditions, we reserve the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.
A FLEXIBLE TOUR OF TURKEY THAT COMBINES THE HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL, CENTRAL, AEGEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY WITH A THREE NIGHT BLUE CRUISE!
ENJOY A COMBINATION OF DAILY GROUP TOURS INCLUDING PROFESSIONAL GUIDES AND MAIN ENTRY FEES CONNECTED SMOOTHLY BY FLIGHTS AND/OR OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION. WE CAN CRAFT YOUR TOUR TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS WITH HOTELS OF YOUR CHOICE – UPGRADES TO PRIVATE TOURS, EXTRA ACTIVITIES AND MORE!
TOUR AND HOTEL PACKAGES CAN START FROM, OR OUTSIDE OF ISTANBUL SUCH AS THE GREEK ISLANDS OR ANOTHER AREA OF TURKEY
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FEATURED HOTELS: M=MODERATE/F=FIRSTCLASS/ S=SUPERIOR
CANYON CAVE (U)
SAINT JOHN HOTEL
FERMAN OLD CITY
|ABU HAYAT (O)
ESBELLI EVI (U)
GOREME INN (G)
HEZEN CAVE (O)
ELIKA CAVE (O)
KALE KONAK (UC)
LIVIA HOTEL EPHESUS
LEVNI HOTEL AND SPA
|CHARISMA DE LUXE
KORUMAR DE LUXE
Cappadocia Hotel Locations: (A) = Avanos (C) = Cavusin (G) = Goreme (O) = Ortahisar (U)= Urgup (UC) = Uchisar
NOTES ON HOTELS: Breakfast included in all hotels. HB = breakfast and dinner included/ Hotels usually offer coffee and tea at breakfast but drinks are extra at dinner as is use of hotel mini-bar/Hotels have been grouped together according to price category and are a mixture of 3 star/4 star/5 star and boutique hotels. All hotel prices are for standard rooms unless otherwise mentioned. Upgrades are available for most hotels at extra cost.