WESTERN TURKEY THE AEGEAN KINGDOMS

DAY 1- ARRIVAL DAY / ISTANBUL

Arrival Istanbul and meet at the airport by your guide and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you will enjoy the Beauties Of Bosphorus Tour which is a highlight cruise along the waterway separating the city to two continents Asia & Europe. Overnight In Istanbul.

 

DAY 2-ISTANBUL (BB) FULL DAY TOUR OF THE CITY OF SULTANS

Fullday city tour including the highlights of the city with the visits of the world famous The Blue Mosque from the 17th. Century - Byzantine Hippodrome Underground Cistern - St.Sophia  Museum - Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar which has 16 gates and over 4000 shops. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

DAY 3-ISTANBUL Gallipoli CANAKKALE (HB) 330 KM

This morning we will drive to Canakkale and will visit Gallipoli peninsula with its Dardanelles where the Allied War Ships tried to pass and failed in March 1915. After the visits of Anzac Cove Sharapnel Valley Beach Cemetery Lone Pine and War Museum we will take the ferry crossing to the Asian side of the city for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight in anakkale.

 

DAY 4-CANAKKALE Troy Pergamum KUSADASI (HB) 350 KM

After an open buffet breakfast by Dardanelles we will continue drive to Troy and visit this legendary city of Homeros and listen to the stories about Hector Achilles and Helen. Than continue drive to further down to another ancient kingdom of Pergamum and visit the Asklepion as the first medical center of the ancient world. Then continue to Ku?adas? and check in to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Ku?adas?.

 

DAY 5-KUSADASI Full Day

Departure to Ephesus for an important fullday with the visits of Ephesus Ancient City one of the wonders of the world. A walking tour of this gorgeous city along the Marble Road with The Library Of Celsus,Temple Of Artemis as one of the Seven Wonders of the world. And a great opportunity to visit the House Of Virgin Mary today. We will also have a good opportunity to enjoy a handmade carpet demonstration by the locals.

Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi

 

DAY 6-KUSADASI FETHIYE (HB) 280 KM Embarking the yacht !!!

Driving south we will enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way to Fethiye where we will embark our yacht for our SMALL LYCIAN WAY TOUR OF THE TURQUISE COAST. Then start sailing along the famous beaches and bays of ldeniz (Dead Sea) such as Kelebekler Vadisi (The Valley of Butterflies) to spend the rest of the day swimming and enjoying the sun. Today we will dine and spend the night at Gemiler Island (St.Nicholas Island).

 

DAY 7-KALKAN KAS Sailing          

Today we will start sailing very early cause a sailing of 4 hours in the open sea is waiting for us. During this early sailing you can still continue sleeping or enjoy the sun rise. After arriving at Kalkan port we will have our breakfast and then continue sailing to Kas for about  2hours where we will have our lunch on board. Time to explore the lovely streets of Kas and enjoy the local cafes where we you can have a cup of Turkish tea or coffee. After this short tour we will embark the yacht for dinner and spend the night on board at a lovely beach near Kas.

 

DAY 8-KAS KEKOVA GOKKAYA Sailing

After the breakfast we will sail to Kekova town which has a rarely seen attraction ; a sunken city can be seen along the shores of Kekova while swimming. Teimiussa and Simena are the main Lycian settlments here. Kekova is the only shore where you can see the flying fishes. Lunch will be served at Ucagiz by the castle. After the lunch we will visit the castle. For dinner and overnight we will continue to Gokkaya and Blue Cave.

 

DAY 9-GOKKAYA DEMRE End of sailing - ANTALYA

After the last breakfast in the yacht we will continue to Demre and disembark the yacht and farewell to the staff. We will have a visit of Demre (Myra) where it is believed that St. Nicholas known as Santa Claus was born and lived. Then continue driving to Antalya. Our tour will be over by the arrival at Antalya airport for your flight home.


INCLUSIONS:

INCLUSIONS

4 & 5 STAR ACCOMMODATION DURING THE WHOLE TOUR

BREAKFAST DAILY

DINNERS AND LUNCHES WHERE MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY

ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE DURING THE WHOLE TOUR

DELUXE AIR-CONDITIONED VEHICLE

ALL ENTRANCE FEES MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY

HOTEL PORTRAGES IN&OUT

GROUP TRANSFERS ARR&DEPT. (1 TRANSFER EACH WAY)

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