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Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small group ensures personal service
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Led by a local guide
Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli (B, L) After a pickup from your Istanbul hotel, drive to Gallipoli. Visit Brighton Beach, Ari Burnu and ANZAC Cove graveyards and Lonepine Australian memorial and cemetery, real used tunnels and trenches at the Johnstons Jolly, the Nek Cemetery, Ataturk statue in Chunuk Bair and the New Zealand memorial and cemetery.
Day 2: Troy - Pergamon - Izmir Kusadasi (B, L) Visit the legendary city of Troy, the fortification walls, and the Temple of Athena. At the end of the Troy tour, drive to Pergamon. Visit the Asclepion and Health Center, Acropolis, and the Red Basilica. The theater, a remarkable piece of engineering built into the steep hillside.
Day 3: Ephesus (B, L) Full-day Ephesus tour. See the Temple of Artemis, one of the biggest amphitheaters, the Celsius Library, and many fabulous ruins left from the ancient city and the House of the Virgin Mary.
Day 4: Pamukkale - Hierapolis - Fethiye (B, L) See the Old Gates, cemetery and theater of Hierapolis, and take a swim in the famous Cleopatra Pool. Transfer to Fethiye.
Day 5: Fethiye - Olympos (B, L, D) Transfer to the Blue Cruise and check in. Depart from Fethiye to Samanlik Bay then to the fantastic Butterfly Valley for a swim. Sail to Oludeniz for optional paragliding. Last stop of the day is St. Nicholas Island, visiting Byzantine ruins and more swimming.
Day 6: Firnaz Bay - Kalkan - Kekova - Kas (B, L, D) Arrive to the best bay near Kalkan. Take a swim break then sail to Kas. In a bay near Kekova, stop for a swim and sea kayaking.
Day 7: Kekova Sunken City – Simena Village – Gokkaya Bay (B, L, D) Depart to the Sunken City of Kekova. Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access. In Gokkaya Bay, optional water sports are available. Optional party at the night away in Smugglers Inn.
Day: 8: Pirates Cave – Antalya (B, L) Sail to Pirates Cave before sailing to Andriace Harbour. Bus transfer to Myra, and Demre for the St. Nicholas Church. The Blue Cruise program ends here. Check out from the boat and transfer to the bus station to Antalya.
Day 9: Perge - Aspendos - Kursunlu - Manavgat - Antalya - Cappadocia (B, L) Full-day tour including lunch. You will see the Perge, then Aspendos. After, visit one of the best Waterfalls in Antalya. At the end transfer to Cappadocia.
Day 10: South Cappadocia (B, L) A full-day South (Green) Cappadocia tour. You will see Pidgeon Valley, the Underground City of Derinkuyu and the Ihlara Valley, Selime Monastery.
Day 11: North Cappadocia - Istanbul (B, L) Full-day North (Red) Cappadocia tour. You will see Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, the old towns of Urgup and Avanos. Transfer to airport to catch a 1-hour flight back to Istanbul. Once in Istanbul transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation as per itinerary
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
Professional local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Round-trip private transfer
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase (max. weight of 15kg) and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
Centrally located Istanbul hotels
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.