16 Days Turkey Tour
16 Days Turkey Tour Itinerary will get you through the most beautiful sites of Turkey. Your adventure starts with Gallipoli Battlefield, then visit Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus will take you back to the ancient world. You will relax in the thermal pool of Pamukkale and continue down to the South of Turkey. 4 Days Blue Cruise from Fethiye to Olympos takes you alongside the nice coastline of Turkey. Antalya, the pearl of South, will be our next stop. Then explore Cappadocia, the land of fairy chimneys, caves and underground cities, and watch the sunrise from the top of Nemrut Mountain and witness the local life of Turkish people in Urfa, Kahta, and Maras.
Day 1– Drive to Eceabat & Gallipoli Tour (Breakfast & Lunch)
We will start early morning today.Pick up from the hotel will be between 06:00-07:00 am depending on the location of your hotel.
We stop on the way for a light breakfast and reach Eceabat at noon time.After lunch in the local restaurant, we will start for Gallipoli Tour.
12:30-12:45 pm we will start the tour of Gallipoli Peninsula. We will visit; Brighton Beach ( actually intended landing beach ), Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Lone Pine Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Turkish and ANZAC trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Sergeant Mehmet Turkish Memorial, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. By 17:00 Pm, we will drop you off at your hotel. Overnight in Eceabat or Canakkale.
Day 2– Troy & Pergamon Tour (Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast at the hotel and check out from the hotel.
We will pick you up from the hotel at 08:30/09:00 Am and drive to Troy Ancient City (duration is around 30 minutes ). We will see The Trojan Horse which was used in the movie Troy, The Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, The 3200 years old city walls of Troy VI and VII, The East gate of VI, The Temple of Athena, Walls of Troy II and Megaron House, Walls of Troy I, The trench of Schliemann, The ramp of Troy II, Bouleuterion, Ruins of agora (Market place). After the Troy tour, we will drive to Pergamon. Upon arrival Pergamon, we will have lunch in the local restaurant and we start the tour of Pergamon & Acropolis. Then we will start to visit the Ancient city; Temple of Athena, Hellenistic Barracks, and Tower, The Temple of Trajan, Library, Theater, Temple of Dionysus, the Altar of Zeus, Asclepion which was one of the most well-known temples and treatment center in the ancient World.
After the tour, we will drive down alongside the coast and drop you off at your hotel in the evening. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 3- Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Tour (Breakfast & Lunch)
A gorgeous city of Ephesus is waiting for us today.After breakfast at the hotel, we will set off. Our first visit will be to Isabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art. Then visit Temple of Artemis which is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World. Then proceed to Ephesus Ancient City where we will see Theater, Celsus Library, Odeon, Bouleuterion and more. We will have lunch at a local restaurant then we drive to House of Virgin Mary located top of the Bulbul Mountain. It was believed that she had spent her last days there.Then we will return to the hotel by 17:00 Pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4- Free Day in Kusadasi (Breakfast )
Today is your leisure day in Kusadasi, the beautiful seaside town. Enjoy your time on the beach, observe the local life and have your cup of tea while viewing the Aegean Sea.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5- Pamukkale & Calcium Terraces / Drive to Fethiye (Breakfast & Lunch)
Today we are leaving from Kusadasi.After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and get prepared. We will pick you up from the hotel at about 08:30 then drive to Pamukkale. Duration is around 3 hours. Upon arrival in Pamukkale, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.After lunch, our first visit will be to Hierapolis Ancient City including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, walk on the main Street and see colossal Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and masterpiece theater. Then we will visit Pamukkale Calcium Terraces. You can enjoy swimming in hot spa thermal pool and walk on Calcium Terraces (Travertines).At the end of the tour, we will continue to drive to Fethiye which takes about 4 hours. We will reach Fethiye in the evening and drop you off at your hotel. Overnight in Fethiye.
Day 6– Blue Cruise From Fethiye to Demre Sailing Day I (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)
Today is our first days of 4 days Blue Cruise Fethiye.We will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast and transfer to the meeting point. After a brief information about the Gulet Cruise, we will embark to Gulet at around 10:30 am. We will start to sail in Mediterranean Sea. Our first stop will be Butterfly Valley, rich in flora and fauna. You will feel the natural atmosphere and then continue to Oludeniz, which has Blue Flag Beach and is the best beach in Turkey. Lunch on board and anchor at St. Nicolas Island where you can visit Island ruins and sit for sunset. Dinner on board and overnight on boat.
Day 7– Sailing Day II (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)
Today you will enjoy swimming in beautiful Aquarium Bay close to Kalkan. Breakfast on board and cruising to Kas is a small fishing village. Have free time in Kas. You will be able to shop and explore the city. You can also join an extra activity like diving. Kas is one of the best place in Turkey for scuba diving. Lunch and Dinner on board. We will spend the night in a bay between Kas and Kalkan. Overnight in the boat.
Day 8– Sailing Day III (Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner)
Breakfast on board and cruise from Kas to Gokkaya Bay. While we are sailing we will see Sunken City, 2000 years dating back to Lycian Period. Enjoy sailing over protected World Heritage Site with a great view of the city under water. Lunch on board and anchor in Kekova. Walk in the city and up to Simena Castle where you will enjoy with a spectacular view over the bay. Afterward, continue to sail and anchor in Gokkaya Bay for the night. Dinner on board. You will have a chance to some Bar for having a party and meet with other gulet travelers. Overnight on boat.
Day 9– Sailing Day IV & Transfer to Olympos (Breakfast)
Today is our last sailing day. Breakfast will be served on the boat. You will have time for swimming before we reach to Demre Harbour. While we are sailing we will have a chance to see Pirates Cave on the way. We will reach to Demre Harbour at about 11:00 am and disembark. You will be transferred to the bus station in Demre to take intercity local bus that will be arranged by us. Take intercity local bus to Antalya takes about 3 hours. Upon arrival to Antalya bus station, meet with our driver and transfer to hotel. Check into hotel and overnight in Antalya.
Day 10– Leisure Day in Antalya (Breakfast)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and you will be free all day. You will be able to relax on the seaside or lay on the beach. You can also go to Turkish Bath or join other activities such as Waterfall Tour, Rafting, Horse Safari or other activities. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 11– Perge, Aspendos Theatre & Side Tour (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and meet with your tour guide and other tour participants. Today, we will explore 3 Ancient sites in Antalya. Our first visit will be to Perge Ancient City, St. Paul the Apostle and St. Barnabas are visited Perge twice, as recorded in the biblical book then continue to Aspendos where you will see the best-preserved theater with its sea ting for 7,000 of antiquity. Our last visit will be to Side Ancient City where you will see Temple of Apollo as the best-recognized symbol of the city. It was one of the most important trade centers in the region of Pamphylia. At the end of the tour, transfer to the main bus station for the overnight bus to Cappadocia.(Duration 10 Hours).
Day 12– North Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast & Lunch)
Arrive in Cappadocia early morning. Pick up from the bus station and transfer to the hotel. If your room is available, you can check into the room and have a quick refreshment (If the bus arrives late, you might start the tour directly). Then we will pick you up from the hotel at 09:30/10:00 Am for North Cappadocia Tour. On this tour, our first visit will be to Dervent Valley, Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys” one of the best example of rock formations of Cappadocia, Avanos, famous for its ceramics and pottery, Goreme Open Air Museum where we will see the best example of the Byzantium Arts. Our last visit will be Uchisar Rock Castle. At the end of the tour, transfer back to hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 13– Cappadocia, Kahramanmaras, Kahta (Breakfast & Lunch)
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cappadocia at around 8 am then drive to Kahramanmaras. You will have a break in the city center where you can have lunch and taste the famous ice-cream (Maras don durmast in Turkish). Afterward, we will drive to Kahta for the night. Overnight in Kahta.
Day 14– Mt. Nemrut, Sanliurfa (Breakfast) (Breakfast & Lunch)
Very early in the morning we will drive & hike up to the Mr Nemrut to have amazing sunrise at the top of the mountain. You will have a spectacular view of the Taurus Mountain. Its known that the best place for sunrise and sunset in Turkey is Mt. Nemrut. You will have deep information from your guide about Anatolian Culture, religion, life style. You will also get information about statues, old castle, Arsemia, Septimius Severus Bridge and Tumulus of Karakus. Then we will drive back to the hotel for breakfast. After having lazy breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and drive to Sanliurfa. Sanliurfa also called as The land of the prophets in Turkey. Almost all the religions have lived together in this fully historical city. Our first visit will be Ataturk Dam then we will move to Gobeklitepe which is known as the oldest temple in the World. Afterward we will drive to Urfa city center to check into the hotel. In the evening you will be able to join the famous traditional Turkish night ‘Sira Geceleri’ . Overnight in Sanliurfa.
Day 15– Sanliurfa, Harran (Breakfast)
We will have breakfast and check out from the hotel. Our first visit will be Harran which is famous for its beehive houses. It is believed that prophet Abraham spent a few years with his family in this town before moving the Promised Land. We will also visit the cave of the Prophet Abraham, Sanliurfa covered bazaar and many other places in this amazing city. You will also get a chance to take may pictures in the famous fish lake (Urfa Balikligol). At the end of the tour, we will return to Cappadocia and drop you off at your hotel.
Day 16– South Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. We will pick you up from the hotel and start for South Cappadocia Tour. We will walk in the Red Valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches. Then visit Cavusin Village and Pigeon House. Our last visit Kaymakli Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back we will see Ortahisar Castle. At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Istanbul. Up on your arrival, our staff will meet you and transfer to your hotel. This is the end of 16 Days Tour Package.
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours
All mentioned city sightseeing tours on regular group or private guided basis
Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
Meals mentioned by the itinerary – (B: Brakfast – L: Lunch – D: Dinner)
All mentioned land transportations
Mentioned internal flights & bus tickets
All mentioned airport transfers with A/C minivans
All hotels in destinations
Any other expenses not noted in the included section
Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.Entrance to Thermal Pool in Pamukkale
Personal expenses and medical services.