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Tour the Magnificent Mediterranean in Turkey For 16 Days

Explore some of the best highlights of Turkey and see some of the amazing places of history and stunning landscape that this beautiful country has to offer. You’ll visit Istanbul’s highlights and cruise between two continents on a Bosphorus cruise.

Explore the fairy-tale landscape of mystifying Cappadocia where you can also see the labyrinth of the underground city. You may even have the option to take a hot balloon ride, which is a memory you won't want to forget.

See Antalya on the Turquoise coast with some amazing and beautiful landscape Visit Dalyan and the sandy Iztuzu beach, which is a breeding ground of the famous Caretta Caretta turtle.

Visit the awe-inspiring pure white travertines of Pamukkale and take a dip in the Cleopatras pool where you can see the fallen columns below.

You will venture to the UNESCO-listed Ephesus where you will see one of the worlds best-preserved ancient site and see where Virgin Mary spent her final days at the House of the Virgin Mary.

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$6,198

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Duration

16 days

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  • What's included :
    • 15x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 15 nights
    • Domestic flights in the program
    • Transportation by a comfortable AC non smoking Luxurious car/Van with professional driver
    • Professional and experienced licensed guide during the tours
    • All accommodation
    • Entry fees to the sites and museums
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    • Entry/Admission - Beylerbeyi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
    • Entry/Admission - Keslik Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Mustafapasa Yeni Cami
    • Entry/Admission - Red Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Devrent Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Avanos Oren Yeri
    • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Uchisar Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Ihlara Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Perge Ancient City
    • Entry/Admission - Kurşunlu Waterfall
    • Entry/Admission - Rock tombs in Myra
    • Entry/Admission - Xanthos Antik Kenti
    • Entry/Admission - Patara Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Tlos
    • Entry/Admission - Iztuzu Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
    • Entry/Admission - Aphrodisias
    • Entry/Admission - Priene Antik Kenti
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Terrace Houses
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport
    What's excluded :
    • Other services not mentioned
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

  • Day 1: Arrival Day

    Pass By: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın Terminal Cad. No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Arrival to Istanbul Airport where our driver/guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel for check-in before having the rest of the day at your leisure.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 2: Sultanahmet – Old Istanbul

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Go to the Topkapi Palace, which was once used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries and see the magnificent collection of priceless jewels, silver, crystal, and porcelain, robes that were worn by the sultans and the relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    After lunch, we will visit the stunning Blue Mosque that was built for Sultan Ahmet I, and is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
    Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II and visit the hidden Underground Cistern.

    See the Grand Covered Bazaar with its many shops perfect for your holiday souvenirs. 

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Time for lunch in a lovely seaside fish restaurant. Cruise is on a public boat unless other arrangements are made.

    Visit the Hagia Sophia, which was built by Emperor Justinian and was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years and has intricate mosaics and a huge central dome.

    Order of visits may be reversed.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise with and Beylerbeyi Palace

    Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey
    Visit the exotic Egyptian Spice Market located on the Golden Horn before boarding your cruise of the Bosphorus where the waterway separates the two continents Europe and Asia.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkey
    Pass by Rumeli fortress which was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, so he could prepare for his conquest of Istanbul.



    Stop At: Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkey
    Cross over the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia where you will visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was once the summer address of the Ottoman Sultans, then on to Camlica Hill for a fantastic view of Istanbul.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 4: Istanbul - Cappadocia

    Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey
    Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia, and upon arrival, you will be met at the airport just outside the arrival’s gate and transfer to Cappadocia. 



    Tour the Kaymaklı Underground City, one of the fascinating underground settlements in Cappadocia then drive to Sahinefendi (Sobesos) which is newly discovered (01 May 2002) mosaic houses and Archaeological excavation site.

    Villages in the valleys are surrounded by the “tabletop” mountains which are spectacular.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Keslik Monastery, Urgup Turkey
    Continue to the Keslik Monastery close to Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a thin smoke layer which you can only see by torchlight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mustafapasa Yeni Cami, Sht. Nadir Kurt Sk. Yukarı, Mustafapasa, Urgup 50400 Turkey
    Visit Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; outstanding examples of late Greek settlements and architecture.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Red Valley, Nevsehir Ortahisar, Nevsehir 50650 Turkey
    Visit Saruhan Caravanserai, a roadside inn where travellers would rest and recover from their day’s journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of information, commerce and people across a network of trade routes of North Africa, Asia, and South-Eastern Europe on the legendary Silk Road and the Spice Road.

    Continue with the panorama of the Red Valley, with its fabulous volcanic rock formations and is in the heart of Cappadocia but still away from the tourist crowd.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Cappadocia

    Day 5: Cappadocia

    Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
    Meet at the hotel reception after breakfast, then have your first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia with some rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley, walk-in Pasabag near Zelve and wonder at the “fairy chimneys” where the sound of the wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkey
    Lunch in Avanos which has been the centre of terra cotta work of art since around 3000 BC and you will get a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
    In the afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art that are in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Uchisar Castle, Uchisar Turkey
    Continue to Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Cappadocia

    Day 6: Cappadocia – Antalya

    Stop At: Ihlara Valley, Guzelyurt 68500 Turkey
    OPTION 1: IHLARA CANYON HIKING
    Drive to Ihlara and on the way walk in the Ihlara Canyon, a “mirage” in the Steps of Anatolia to Belisirma village, the ancient Peristrema: “Valley of the Sky” along the Melendiz River. OPTION 1: TURKISH VILLAGE LIFE AND CULINARY TOUR
    Starting the day with a visit to the local market (only available only on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays) or take a morning walk to the fruit orchards in Ayvali Village.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Antalya

    Day 7: Antalya

    Stop At: Perge Ancient City, Aksu, Antalya 07110 Turkey
    We will see Perge, which was initially settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. Visit the impressive collonaded street, baths, nymphaeum, and agora and the fountain of the River God, where waters once poured down the centre of the city.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kurşunlu Waterfall, Kurşunlu, Kursunlu Şelalesi, 07119 Aksu/Antalya, Turkey
    We continue to Aspendos to see one of the best-preserved amphitheatres in the world and also go to see Kursunlu waterfalls or Antalya Museum.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Antalya

    Day 8: Antalya – Kaş

    Stop At: Rock tombs in Myra, Demre (Kale) Turkey
    We will explore the Lycian tombs of Myra and the Church of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) before continuing along the scenic coast and visiting the ancient site of Phaselis with its harbours, harbour way, Roman theatre and aqueduct.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kas

    Day 9: Kaş

    Stop At: Kas, Kas, Turkish Mediterranean Coast
    Today have a free day at your leisure. We may suggest joining one of the daily cruises to go to Kekova Sunken city and the Lycian rock tombs.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in kas

    Day 10: Kaş – Fethiye

    Stop At: Xanthos Antik Kenti, Kalkan 07970 Turkey
    Drive to visit Xanthos, which was once the capital of Lycia, which has an exceptional Roman theatre and Lycian pillar tombs.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Patara Beach, Merkez Gelemis , Kas, Patara Turkey
    The next stop is Patara, with its 17km long white sandy beach and ruins half-buried in sand dunes.

    Patara was the birthplace of the 4th century Byzantine bishop known later as Santa Claus.

    Continue to Fethiye and check-in your Hotel.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel in Fethiye

    Day 11: Fethiye – Tlos – Saklıkent – Dalyan

    Stop At: Tlos, Yaka Mahallesi Seydikemer, Fethiye 48300 Turkey
    Our journey today takes us up into the mountains with visits including the ancient site of Tlos, that is carved out with Lycian tombs and crowned by a ruined stronghold of an 18th-century robber baron.

    You will see a relief of Bellerophon riding Pegasus the winged horse and an ivy-covered ruin of a Roman bath.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Saklikent, Saklikent, Turkish Mediterranean Coast
    Also, we will visit the gorge of Saklikent, with its Kayakoy steep walls, by walking on a boardwalk over the rapids and/or if we have time visit Kayakoy (abandoned Greek village) or Oludeniz (known as Turkey’s most beautiful beach).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Dalyan

    Day 12: Dalyan

    Stop At: Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan Mah. 302. Sok. No:1 Kat:2, Dalyan Turkey
    Have an enjoyable day in this charming fishing town with a riverboat tour, where you can enjoy thermal waters and a mud bath, visit the ancient site of Caunos and relax on the sandy Iztuzu beach, which is a breeding ground of the famous Caretta Caretta turtle.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Dalyan

    Day 13: Dalyan - Pamukkale

    Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
    Drive to the travertine terraces at Pamukkale which are definitely one of the most spectacular natural wonders that you will be able to see from several mineral springs in a substantial white cliffside.

    About 200 m overlooking the plain you can see how the calcite-laden waters have dripped over a number of terraced levels and created a fairyland of unusual solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins and look like creations made from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle).

    Moreover, the water in the basins changes its colour according to how the light enters.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Pamukkale

    Day 14: Pamukkale – Kusadasi

    Stop At: Aphrodisias, 80 km from Pamukkale, Geyre Turkey
    Drive to Ephesus, on the way, visit Aphrodisias which was primarily known as a centre for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Priene Antik Kenti, Soke/aydIn Güllübahçe mahallesi, Gullubahce Turkey
    Continue with a visit to Priene. Ephesus might be the creme-de-la-creme of the Aegean ruins but Priene, though less frequently visited is still an important ancient settlement.

    Priene sits on a dramatic position overlooking the Meander Valley and preserves a spectacular Temple.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kusadasi

    Day 15: Ephesus

    Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
    Visit the ancient city of Ephesus and spend a few hours walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Apostles Paul, Caesar, Cicero, and John and many other well-known historical names.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ephesus Terrace Houses, Selcuk 35148 Turkey
    The recently opened Terrace Houses (entry included) which is where the wealthiest Romans lived and are a great example of sensitive excavation and presentation and the mosaics and frescos are stunning.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
    Tradition has it that St John brought Virgin Mary hereafter the Crucifixion and lived her last years close to the city of Ephesus on a secluded mountaintop. A lovely chapel was constructed on the site and tended by Franciscans and open to visitors and has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope.

    We will continue with Saint John Church where Apostle John spent his final years and was buried and visit the temple of Artemis to see the remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kusadasi

    Day 16: Departure Day

    Stop At: Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Dokuz Eylül, 35410 Gaziemir/İzmir, Turkey
    Transfer to Izmir airport to connect to your international flight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    A professional guide will arrive to pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.Airports
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
    • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Flights are non-refundable
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Goodman Tours

Activity ID: V-189016P112

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