13 Days Turkey Tour Overview
Before Travel Best of 13 Days Turkey Tour blends the convenience of European travel with the rich cultures of the Middle East. You'll marvel at Istanbul's Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Hagia Sophia Cappadocia's "fairy-chimney" landscape, the Classical Greek places of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, and the blue water of the Mediterranean. You will also feel traditional Turkish hospitality first hand, from artisans to Imams. If you're looking for another travel delights — and the wider world view — you'll find it here. Join us for the Before Travel Best of Turkey in 13 Days!
- Bus tickets and Flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
- Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary.
- All tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
- All tours with professional tour guide, Full travel insurance, All domestic taxes.
What is not Included
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
- Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.
- Items of a personal nature
- Medical services.
09:00 a.m Pickup from the hotel, leaving for old city tour. We will visit Hagia Sophia, The Hippodrome, The Blue Mosque, Obelisk of Theodosius from Egypt, Serpentine Column from the Temple of Delphi, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and German Fountain 17:00 End of the tour back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
09:30 Pick up from your Hotel for a full day Bosphorus Cruise with Dolmabahce Palace, We will visit..Dolmabahce Palace, City Walls, Spice Market Bosphorus Cruise, Cable car to Pierre Loti Hill for panoramic Istanbul view 17:00 End of the tour.We will transfer you back to your hotel Transfer to the airport for a late evening flight to Kayseri. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia
Guests depart for Derinkuyu’s Underground City to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early Christians. From Derinkuyu you continue to the beautiful valley of Ihlara, the ancient Peristerema: ‘Valley of Sky’ along the Melendiz River. You will explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4km through the valley. On the way back, the tour visits the Selime Monastery and Pigeon Valley. At the end of the tour, guests are dropped off at their hotel in Goreme.
Guests will meet the guide and driver at the hotel, and start the tour discovering Cappadocia’s unique landscape. The first stop, a highlight of the region, is Goreme‘s Open Air Museum to witness the living art of Christian and Byzantine history in the cave churches there. You will then drive to Çavuşin, an old Greek village to discover the civil architecture in Cappadocia. Lunch is at a local restaurant in Avanos, which has been the centre of terracotta art since 2000 BC. After lunch, you travel to Pasabagi or ‘Monks Valley’ to see the fascinating mushroom-shaped pinnacles. The next stop is Devrent (Imagination Valley) to see the amazing fairy chimneys. Before being returned to your hotel, there is another stop at the natural rock castle at Uchisar At the completion of this tour, guests are transferred to Bus station and travel to Konya. Guests are met upon arrival in Konya and transferred to their hotel. Overnight in Konya.
Pick up at 09:30 for Konya city tour. Konya was the capital city of Seljuk Empire founded by Turks and has been the residence of Rumi Dervishes. Mevlana Rumi spent his life in Konya where he wrote his famous books about Sufi and his ideas spread over the world after his death from here. Following transfer from the bus station to Konya city center, you will make a guided tour in Konya to visit Mevlana Museum and his tomb, Karatay Medrese, Alaaddin Hill, the old bazaar and the other remainings belonging to Seljuk architecture Bus journey to Antalya departing at 16.00 ( 5 hrs of journey ) - Accommodation in Antalya.
After breakfast, start for a full day Perge, Aspendos and Manavgat tour Perge is an important city of ancient Paraphilia, originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. Next to Aspendos, which bears one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in Anatolia. After we will visit one of the best Waterfalls in Antalya region. End of the tour, you will be transferred to hotel. Afternoon bus to Olympos -Accommodation in Olympos
Pick-ups from Olympos 10: 00-11:00. Bus Transfer to Demre (Andriace) Harbour. Boat departure from the harbour of Demre 13:00-14:00. Pirates Cave. Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian-Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!). 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.
Breakfast. Departure to Kas where we first have a swim in a nice and quiet bay in front of the little town & and then 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! Near Kalkan we stop in Firnaz Bay (dinner & 2nd night).
Around sunrise we depart for Butterfly Valley where we stop (sea conditions permitting!) for breakfast and swimming. This natural reserve hosts 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths. Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) is our next stop, again sea conditions permitting! Option for paragliding available. In a bay near Oludeniz we have lunch. Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner & 3rd night.
Breakfast. Departure for Samanlik Bay (swim & lunch). Finally we sail to Fethiye Harbour where we arrive 13:00-15:00. - Accommodation in Fethiye
Bus journey to Pamukkale departing at 10.00. (5 hrs of journey). We will meet you at the bus station and transferred to your hotel - Accommodation in Pamukkale.
Guests are picked up from their hotel to take a 3-4 hour journey to Pamukkale. You can see phenomenal site well before you arrive in the village below. The water from these springs have a high mineral content (chalk, limestone and travertine) that cascading down the mountain, giving rise to the complexion of the mountains; resembling a frozen waterfall. The water contains a large amount of hydrogen carbonate and calcium, which results in the precipitation of calcium bi-carbonate. The combination of these elements attributes to the surreal landscape at Pamukkale as well as its place on the World Heritage list. Long before this listing, the Romans recognised the appeal of the area, building the spa city Hierapolis.After the tour, you will be transferred to the bus station for taking 3 hours bus journey to Ephesus - Accommodation in Selcuk, Ephesus.
Guests will be collected from their hotel, you will enter the ancient site at the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow walk downhill, being guided through the ruins if the Roman provincial capital. The tour makes its way past the amazing features of Ephesus including the Odem, the Celsius Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theatre. The theatre, which had seating for 25,000, is the site where St. Paul preached to the inhabitants of the city. The tour also includes the house of the Virgin Mary, a small house in the Solmissos Mountains recognised by the Vatican as her final resting place. Another attraction is the Temple of Artemis, known as one the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today the foundations of this marvellous construction from the Hellenistic Age remain. At the end of the tour guests are transferred to Airport and flight to Istanbul After flight transfer to your hotel.
- Can be customized according to your wishes
- This tour is available all year round except for Blue Cruise.
- There is no hidden cost.
- Departs daily
- Single supplement + % 15