Tour Operator: Travel Talk Tours
Prices From: From £114 per person and from 8-12 days in duration
Turkey tours are a pilgrimage of culture, history, escapades, enjoyment and chill out time. Join Travel Talk Tours and visit a country known as “the cradle of civilisation” meaning that the lands have seen many of the great empires and evolutions in history. Whatever it is you are looking for in an adventure or tour, Turkey has it all. The diverse landscapes of Turkey from the cities to the coastline, to the mountains and lakes provide plenty of opportunity for variety and activities for the
The 12 day Best of Turkey by Gulet tour offers you the choice to mix it up and discover the wonders of Istanbul, Gallipoli and the history of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus and then immerse yourself in the natural healing powers of Pamukkale. The tour is not complete until you have journeyed into the magical world of Cappadocia and relaxed on a Gulet in the clear waters of the Mediterranean.
Day 1 – Arrival
Welcome to Istanbul! Once you’ve arrived at the hotel you’ll have the opportunity to meet both the other tour members and tour guide and listen up for a fast and informal meeting about the adventures ahead.
Day 2 – Istanbul
After breakfast you get to experience the brilliance of Istanbul. You’ll wander through the old town visiting the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Museum.
Day 3 – Gallipoli
Today we depart Istanbul for the shores of Gallipoli. You’ll visit all the significant memorial sites in the region including the Kabatepe War Museum, Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.
Day 4 – Troy
We head to the ancient city of Troy today, which is the setting of Homer’s epic, Iliad, involving a giant wooden horse. We then continue to Pergamum, and the remains of the Asklepion. In the evening we arrive in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Ephesus to Fethiye
The best conserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus, will be our first stop. In the afternoon we depart for Fethiye. You’ll embark the boat, enjoy dinner and cruise overnight to anchor in Bedri Rahmi Bay.
Day 6 – Cruising Manastir Bay
After breakfast we will cruise to Manastir (Monastery) Bay. Lunch and a swimming break will take place in here. Afterwards we will cruise to Aga Limani for dinner and anchor here for overnight stay.
Day 7 – Cennet Island and the nightlife of Marmaris
Early in the morning, we will cruise to Kumlubuk Bay where breakfast will be served. We will anchor at Cennet Island for our last swimming break and lunch and will head to Marmaris for an overnight stay. Here you’re able to visit Marmaris and experience the lively nightlife.
Day 8 – Hierapolis
We disembark the boat and head to Pamukkale meaning cotton castle in Turkish. This is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years.
Day 9 – Cappadocia
Today we depart for Cappadocia where you’ll get to visit the world famous Underground City. This region is of exceptional natural and man-made wonders, characterized by fairy chimneys and unique historical and cultural heritage. You’ll stay overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 10 – Explore more of Cappadocia
You’ll get to explore all the important sights in Cappadocia today including the Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Uchisar and Pigeon Valley. We will end the day with a visit to local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art.
Day 11 – Ihlara Valley
This morning you will get to visit the vividly beautiful Ihlara Valley before we depart for Istanbul where we arrive late in the evening.
Day 12 – Tour concludes in Istanbul
Today is the last day of the Best of Turkey by Gulet tour. Your tour will finish after you say cheerio to your new friends over breakfast and we bus you back to the airport and bid you safe travels.
The cost of this tour includes 4 and 5 star hotels; return airport transfer, 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 8 dinners, an air-conditioned mini-bus or coach, Gulet cruise between Fethiye and Marmaris and an experienced local guide.
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