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 (BLUE CRUISE) *SAT/MON ONLY
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Marmaris Harbour. On the first day, the service starts on the boat with dinner and an overnight stay in Marmaris Port. Marmaris, which was built upon one of the antique Karian cities called Phyckos, has been under the rule of many different civilizations. The most valuable work of art that you can see today is Marmaris Castle dating from 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from the Ottoman Period. The ruins of the Antique times lie on Asar Hill; a small, low hill located on the northern side of the city. Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey, Marmaris has also a large marina and night life. 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. You may join an optional Dalyan Tour from here. You will be taken from your yacht by a small boat called “piyade”. You will arrive at Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach and take a swimming break here. You will 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. A fishing village called Dalyan will be our final destination after we return to our yacht by piyade boat. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in the Gulf of Ekincik. B.L.D.
DAY 10: TERSANE ISLAND – CLEOPATRA BAY – KIZIL ISLAND
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes that we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Gocek Gulf. We will anchor at Tersane Island for breakfast and swimming break. This naturally protected harbor was used as the shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. We will cruise to Manastir (Monastery) Bay. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bayor Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Dinner and overnight stay at Kizil Island. B.L.D.
DAY 11: FETHIYE – SAMANLIK BAY (OR OPTIONAL JEEP SAFARI) – (DALAMAN) – ISTANBUL
Arrive at Fethiye Harbor early in the morning. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the 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. As the name suggests, the city was the city of light and was famous for its prophets. We also offer the option of a jeep safari tour in Fethiye. 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 EceSaray Marina. The guests will leave the boat by 16:30. 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 traditional (non-A/C) 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 (3 meals a day and tea time).
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 excursion to Turkish bath 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
GET OUR BEST QUOTE SPECIFIC TO YOUR DATES, BUDGET AND TASTES!
PLEASE INQUIRE FOR A QUOTE AS PRICES VARY DEPENDING UPON DATE AND ACTUAL TOUR ITINERARY
FEATURED HOTELS BELOW: M=MODERATE/F=FIRSTCLASS/ S=SUPERIOR
|M|| Erboy Hotel
Nowy Efendi Hotel
| Aydinli Cave
Kismet Cave House
Local Cave House
Turkish Cave House
| Derici Hotel
| Unsal Hotel
|F|| Acra Hotel
Ada Karakoy Hotel
Emine Sultan Hotel
Golden Horn Sirkeci
| Alfina Cave Hotel
Assiana Cave House
Aydinli Cave (D)
Doors of Cappadocia
Elkep Evi Hotel
| Carina Hotel
Saint John Hotel
| Atapark Hotel
|S|| Ada Hotel
Ada Karakoy (D)
Arden City Hotel
Golden Horn Sultanahmet
**Extra supplement for single room
| Batihan Beach
La Vista Hotel
Doubletree by Hilton
*Supplement may be required
| Yacht Boutique (SV)
Marina Vista Hotel
NOTES ON HOTELS: BB = breakfast included/HB = breakfast and dinner included/AI = all-inclusive/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. D = deluxe room/SV = sea view/ST = suite. Upgrades are available for most hotels at extra cost.