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12 Days/11 Nights
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Type Group Tour
Schedule On Friday
Explore the rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes of Turkey. The tour to Turkey will take you in the fantastically wonderful city of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi and Pamukkale hot springs. You will also enjoy three days sailing by cruise from marmaris to fethiye island.
Itinerary:
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Day 1 Friday: Arrival Istanbul

Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 Saturday: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.Then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 3 Sunday: Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to depart to Ankara, where you will visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before continuing on toward the Cappadocia. Check into your hotel, dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 4 Monday: Goreme, Underground City

After breakfast at your hotel, you will visit the Goreme Open-air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar castle and Derinkuyu, an underground city. Then return to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Optional: Turkish cultural evening featuring folklore performers and belly dance show.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 5 Tuesday: Konya, Pamukkale

After breakfast at your hotel, you will leave Cappadocia and head south along the ancient Silk Road. Along the way you will visit Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya. Check in your hotel, dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 6 Wednesday: Pamukkale, Aphrodisias

After breakfast at your hotel, you will visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. Then drive to Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite, before heading onto the resort town of Kusadasi. Check into your hotel and have dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Thursday: Kusadasi, Ephesus

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up for a tour of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. This ruined city is sure to impressed as one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in the world. Continue to the house of the Virgin Mary. You will have the chance to learn how the carpets are made by hand at village carpet weaving workshop. Then back to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 8 Friday : Free day in Marmaris

After breakfast at your hotel, we will drive to Marmaris and have the rest of the day free to explore and enjoy Marmaris. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner and overnight in Marmaris.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 9 Saturday: Marmaris

Enjoy the morning free before boarding the Gulet at Marmaris at 17:00 to begin your cruise. Relax onboard with a welcome drink at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy dinner while meeting the other passengers. Overnight in Marmaris harbour.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 10 Sunday: Marmaris

After breakfast, the Gulet will sail to Ekincik and the beautiful beach of Izturu, which is famous as a breeding ground fro loggerhead sea turtles. The ruins of the ancient city of Kaunos is close by and you can take a boat trip on the Dalyan River to pass by the Lycian Rock-cut Tombs on the way to visiting the sulphurous mud baths and hot springs in the area. Overnight on the Gulet on Mediterranean Sea.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 11 Monday: Marmaris

The boat will Cruise to Oludeniz Bay where it will anchor for lunch and a swimming break. The next stop will be at Gemiler Island, where you can take an evening walk to the Church of St. Nicholas, which remains from the Byzantine Era. Overnight on Mediterranean Sea..
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Tuesday: Fethiye

After breakfast, you will cruise to Turunc Pinari then onward to Fethiye for disembarkation in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at airport.
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Istanbul including breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cappadocia based on half board.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Marmaris based on half board.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Kusadasi based on half board.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Pamukkale based on half board.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Gulet cruise on full board basis.
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned above.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour.
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Turkey entry visa.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal Spendings.
  • Tipping.

Tour Schedule 2015
May 08th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
June                05th, 12th, 19th, 26th
July                  10th, 24th
August            07th, 21st
September    04th, 11th, 18th, 25th 
October 02nd, 09th
 
Prices per Person
Accomodation Plan
 DoubleSingle
JAN.01 / DEC.31 2015 $ 1770 $ 2550
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
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Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Clothing
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country
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