9 Days Turkey Tour with Blue Cruise tour includes all airport transfers, flights, 5 nights accommodation, 4 days and 3 nights gulet cruise, fully guided tours in Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus, all museum entrance fees, breakfast and lunch.
Experience all of the must sees of Cappadocia. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon as you float above the fairy chimneys that dot the landscape. Stay in one of the charming cave hotels built into the volcanic rocks of Göreme. Tour the famous sites of the region such as the underground city, Uçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, . Walk through the famous white travertines of Pamukkale heated by thermal waters. Retain your youth after a swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. Discover what remains of one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis. Take a fully guided tour of the ruins of Ephesus. See the last dwelling place and tomb of the Virgin Mary. The Blue Cruise is the highlight of everyone’s trip. Relax on the boat as it cruises around the Turquoise coast. Swim and snorkle in the stunningly beautiful blue water. Explore St. Nicholas’s church and a Pirates Cave. Visit butterfly valley. Don’t miss out on the experience of a life time!
Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for the one hour flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to our office in Goreme town. we will pick you up at 9:30 for your South Cappadocia Tour. First, we will stop at the underground city and climb down through the 8 levels that are available for viewing, Then From there, we will visit Love valley. When you arrive at Love Valley you will see clearly why it gets its name. The rock formations here are phallic like, giving the valley the name of love. After lunch, We will visit Red valley. The valley gets its name – Red Valley – from the layers and layers of different coloured rock formations that give it a predominantly red colour. Then we visit Rose valley. Rose Valley is located behind the town of Urgup. After that we will go to Cavusin Village. Cavusin Village is a labyrinth of rock houses scattered into the rock formations that make up the town. Then at last we will move to Pigeon Valley for some excellent views. At the end of your tour you will be taken to your hotel and you’ll have the rest of the night free.
**Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride (contact us for Booking)**
We will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 for your North Cappadocia Tour. First, we will stop for a photo op at a vista point overlooking Uchisar Castle. Then, we will continue on to the Goreme Open Air Museum, Then we will have lunch at Avanos. After lunch, we will stop for a pottery demonstration. You will get a chance to try yourself! From there we will make short stop at Devrent where you will see some animal shaped rock formations, St. Monk’s Valley with the mushroom shaped fairy chimneys and St. Simeon’s monk cell. At last of tour we will visit Pasabeg. At the end of tour we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for flight to Izmir. After a one hour flight to Izmir, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Kusadasi/selcuk.
At 9:30 We pick you up then your guide lead you to your vehicle. During drive to Ephesus, your guide gives you a brief introduction and provide information about the area and country. As you arrive into Ephesus, you will first see the Magnesia Gate, a marvelous example of ancient architecture that once stood tall as an entrance to the city. We will then begin a downhill walk with your guide into the city’s ruins. The route will take you past the Odeon, the Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian, Trajan Fountain and the Great Theater. The theater, one of the city’s best-preserved monuments, it is still used today for the local spring festival. It once had seating space for 24,000 people, and it is believed to be the site where St Paul preached to the Ephesians. After our tour of Ephesus, we will drive to the Virgin Mary House and then enjoy some delicious Turkish cuisine at lunch Following lunch we will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then At last of tour we we will drive to Selcuk area and visit IsaBey Mosque. IsaBey Mosque is an ancient place of worship that was designed for the leader of this region of the Aydinid Dynasty. When the tour is finished, we will take you back to your hotel in Kusadasi/selcuk.
We pick you up from your hotel in Kuşadasi/Selcuk then your guide lead you to vehicle. During 3 hours drive to Pamukkale, your guide gives you a brief introduction and provide information about the area and country. On arrival we have lunch at one of the local restaurants before beginning our tour. After lunch, We enter from the top of the site in Hierapolis Ancient City exploring the gymnasium, Then we will see the Amphitheatre theatre that had a capacity of 15,000 people and the Temple of Apollo. As we walk through Hierapolis the guide will point out and explain all of the significant structures along the way. Afterwards, we will take off our shoes and walk along the white terraces of Pamukkale. We can dip our feet in the natural hot springs or head up to the man made hot spring baths and take a swim. At the end of the tour, our guide will take you to bus station for bus to Antalya. Upon arrival we will pick you up from bus station and transfer you to your hotel in Antalya.
*Guests must be able to walk approx. 0.5 miles over the travertines without shoes.
*We advise you to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable swimsuit with you.
Following breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up at 8:30 AM for a full day tour of the historic sites of Antalya. Your first stop will be in the ancient city of Perge, which was originally settled by the Hittites around 1,500 B.C. From there, you’ll move on to the ruins of Aspendos, which houses one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the country. Lunch will be served at a traditional Turkish restaurant. You’ll finish your tour exploring the impressive Manavgat waterfall. Once the tour is finished, our guide will take you back to your hotel in Antalya, where you can enjoy the rest of your evening.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before our driver picks you up at 8:30 AM. You’ll be taken to the bus station for a 3 hour ride to Demre. When your bus arrives, our driver will pick you up and take you to the boat for the start of you Blue Cruise. After lunch on the boat, you’ll depart for Pirates Cave, where you will have time for swimming. From there, you’ll sail over to the Kekova Sunken City for a glimpse of the ancient Roman ruins. Unfortunately, swimming is forbidden, so you’ll only be able to view it from the boat. The next stop will be in Simena town. You’ll have time to explore the castle and partake in some water sports if you wish. You can have a relaxing dinner at Pirate’s Haven or party at the Smuggler’s Inn.
After breakfast in the morning, you’ll sail to Kas harbor for lunch and the opportunity to explore the fisherman’s village. The area also holds ancient Lycian tombs and a Roman theater that you can visit if you wish. From there, you’ll sail to Firnaz Bay, where you’ll have dinner on the boat and spend the night.
In the early morning, the boat will sail to Butterfly Valley, where you can watch the sun rise while you have breakfast. You’ll also have time to visit the Butterfly Reserve which boasts 130 different kinds of butterflies. Next, you’ll cruise to Oludeniz where you’ll b given the opportunity to go paragliding over one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. The last stop of the day will be to St. Nicholas Island, where you can tour the well-preserved Byzantine ruins and see a gorgeous sunset from the top of the island. Enjoy dinner and your last evening on the boat.
Following breakfast, you’ll sail to Samanlik Bay for swimming and lunch before docking at Fethiye Harbor around 2:00 PM. Once you’ve checked out of the boat, our driver will take you to the airport for flight to istanbul. upon arrival at Istanbul, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Istanbul.
amazing tour, we missed paragliding during tour except that everything was great