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Flying Carpet Tour&Blue Escape - 14 Days

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Tour Code:
TAT-0018
Season:
Tuesday (5th Apr – 10th Oct)
Departure Point:
Istanbul / SAW Airport
You will be greeted with a sign your name is written on
Ending Point:
Istanbul / SAW Airport
Duration:
14 Days / 13 Night
Service Basis:
Sit in coach (small group)
 
Available Language(s): 
• Tour guide throughout the tour
• English 
Included Services:
• 3 night accomodatıon in Istanbul
• 2 night accomodatıon in Kusadasi
• 2 night accomodatıon in Cappadocia
• 2 night accomodatıon in Antalya
• 1 night accomodatıon in Fethiye
• 3 night accomodatıon on board
• Economic class domestic flight tickets
• Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary
• Drinking water on board
• Port & Marina fees, taxes and fuel.
• Admission fees for all sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary
• Transfer services from/to Airports on private basis
• Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
 Excluded Services:
• Beverage with meals
• Tips for the guides & drivers (0ptional)
 
Good to know:
•Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes at the tours
•Linen is provided on board but please bring your own bath and beach towels.
•Its not aloud to bring your own drinks to the boat
•Please print your flight tickets, confirmed tour voucher and bring them with you.
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, will be replaced with Underground Cistern
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, will be replaced Arasta Bazaar
•Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays due to Friday prayer we will visit from the garden.
 
Hotels Info:
•Recital Hotel (4*)
•Radisson Blu Pera(5*)
Kusadasi
•Efe BoutiqueHotel (4*)
•Charisma De Luxe(5*)
Cappadocia
•Heaven Cave Suites
•Anka Cave Suites 
Antalya
•Mediterra art (Boutique Class)
•Ramada Plaza by Wyndham (5*)
Fethiye
•Reis Royal Hotel (4*)
•Ecesaray Marina (5*)
 
Additional Info:
• Contact our dedicated Custom Team for tailor-making your tour with special private service rates even for small groups of 4 people with special rates.
• Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
• If you cannot find the service you need, please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
• Day tours are English guided and shared basis
• Guiding in your own language is upon availability and may require addıtıonal charge.
 
Additional Info / Cruise
•A standard gulet is provided for this cabin charter. Some may be equipped with air conditioning and will only be used if specified on your cabin charter information and itinerary. Yachts are determined on your arrival. Gulet cannot be pre-determined or guaranteed at time of booking. All our yachts have yacht insurance. We advise all travellers to take out their own individual travel insurance.
•Allocation of cabins is done on site. All gulets and cabin layouts are different, cabins are not pre-determined.  On these cruises, you may be roomed in a twin, double, triple or quad cabin depending on your group breakdown. Where possible, TAT will do their best to room couples in a double cabin, and individuals in a twin room of a person of the same sex. For individual travellers who do not want to be assigned with another passenger, single supplement cabins are available. All cabins have private bathrooms with toilet and shower.
•Your cabin charter is a non-guided tour. There is no local guide on board providing information on the sites and locations.
 

Itinerary

Highlights:
- Explore amazing destinations along the journey such as; Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Fethiye, Antalya
-Listen history about historical sites from many different civilizations from your expert local guides
- Experience life of locals, enjoy shopping in local bazaars
- Discover the beautiful bays of the Mediterranean with a 4-day gullet cruise
- Swim in coves where blue meets green, Walk in history and nature
- Enjoy sunbathing and peace on gulet, Make friends with your new travel companions
- Enjoy the unique flavors of the Turkish cuisine will be served for you
Overview:
This is a customized 14 days Land tour & Blue cruise package by plane - start and ends in Istanbul. This package gives you an opportunity to explore the UNESCO sights of Turkey and cruising the most beautiful turquoise bays of Mediterranean. Visit Istanbul; where Asia meets Europe, Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean holds Mary House and the temple of Artemis, Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Cappadocia; The land of Beautiful horses and home of the fairy chimneys, Fethiye; where green meets Blue. Antalya; The bossom of Mediterranean. Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights to cruise down to Demre, is the most popular route along the Turquoise Coastline. Travelling on a Turkish gulet, this blue cruise has something for everyone. From the ancient cities and sights to crystal clear waters for swimming and snorkeling.
Tuesday Arrival to Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul / SAW Airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
(No Meal)
Wednesday City Highlights Tour / Flight to Izmir
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, leave your luggage at the lobby. According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Hagia Sophia; was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. Next; Topkapı Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Next, Blue Mosque; Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome.  Next, Grand Bazaar; With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops it is one of the greatest bazaars in the World. After tour drive you back to your hotel. Take your luggage and drive to Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your driver and driven to your hotel. Check in. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Thursday Ephesus Tour 
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit The House of Virgin Mary; a church was built from the 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days. Your tour continues with the Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD, Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250,000 citizens. Ephesus is also so well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveller.
Next; Temple of Artemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. After tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Friday Pamukkale Tour
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement where hot springs were believed to have healing powers so it is considered to be the earliest spa on earth where in history people travelled long distances in order to find a cure. The unique terraces were formed by running warm spring water at a temperature of 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. Today Pamukkale is declared as a worlds heritage site by UNESCO. Visit; ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, The Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site. Theır shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. At the end of the tour drive you to Denizli bus station for your 5h coach journey to Fethiye. Upon arrival, greeted by your driver and drives to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Fethiye
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Saturday Fethiye 
(15:00)
Upon your pick up time from the hotel meet your driver and drive to boat for boarding. Once every guest completes boarding, the boat will depart from Fethiye. Along the way enjoy panoramic views of Butterfly valley and Oludeniz which are the most beatiful bays of Mediterrarnean coast. The boat will stop at ‘’Demirciler cove’’ and walk to St. Nicholas island. Enjoy sunset from the best panoramic view. Overnight on board.
(Breakfast-Dinner)
Sunday Heybeliada-Kas-Kekova
Today sail to ‘’Kalkan’’ for breakfast and enjoy amazing views of Heybeliada. After breakfast drive to Kas where you can walk in the city, As an option there you can enjoy paragliding or diving experience as additional. Later, depart from Kas to Kekova to overnight and stay in ‘’Sicaksu Cove’’.  Overnight on board
(Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
Monday Sicaksu Cove-Simena-Sunken City-Gokkaya Cove-Burch Cove
After breakfast at the ‘’sicaksu cove’’ sail to visit Simena, Ucagiz and Sunken City. Lunch will be served in ‘’Gokkaya cove’’. Enjoy swimming in Gokkaya bay. Later sail to ‘’Burc cove’’ and overnight on Board.
(Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
Tuesday Demre
After breakfast, sail to Demre port. Meet your driver there and drive to your hotel in Antalya. Check-in. Overnight in Antalya.
(Breakfast)
Wednesday Perge, Aspendos, Side, Kursunlu Waterfalls
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. The first visiting place is Perge, one of the largest and most popular ancient city in the Pamphylia region. Perge was the capital of Pamphylia then eventually came under Roman rule in 133B.C. and this is when it flourished most and indeed most of the ruins that are left today are from that area. You will see the Agora, Roman Baths, Colonnaded Street, Nympharium and also Grand amphitheater which could hold 15.000 people.
Our second visiting place is Aspendos Ancient Theatre.  Probably an earlier ancient theatre, was built 2nd century on the site. The Aspendos theatre can hold over 20,000 and ıs still being used for festivals and music concerts.
After lunch at the local restaurant on a nearby river, we depart for Side; one of the most popular and classical ancient citys of Turkey, also became an important base for the Cilician pirates and their slave trade and profited from this. With the defeat of the pirates, Side fell under the control of Rome and became part of the Roman Empire and many constructions took place in Side such as a large theatre, Roman Baths and The Temple of Apollo.
After Side Ancient City we drive back Antalya on the way, you get a chance to see Kursunlu Waterfall Enjoy fresh pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular waterfalls. Overnight in Antalya.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Thursday Flight to Cappadocia
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and according your flight departure time drives to Antalya Airport for your domestic flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival greeted by your driver and drives to your hotel. Check in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Breakfast)
Fiday Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Goreme Museum; consists of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls. Next; Devrent Valley; famous for its quirky animal shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. There is even a rock pillar which looks like the Virgin Mary, holding Jesus Christ. Take in the unique lunar landscape of the valley and feel like you're in another World. Next; Pasabagi which means: the Pacha's vineyard. This site is also called Monks Valley. The hermitage of Simeon monks was here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon (Simon), and a hermit's shelter is built into one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. 
Next Avanos; where you will enjoy typical Turkish Lunch and experience make Potter with local experts. Next we continues to Goreme Panaroma, which has one of the best panoramic view of the Fairy chimneys. Next Uchisar the Naturel highest Rock Castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area.. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Saturday Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Istanbul
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Red&Rose Valley; is an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink especially during sunset!the minerals in the sandstone have a pink tinge. Next Cavusin; is surrounded by a valley, which becomes gradually wider, called as Red Valley. The houses of the village were cut into massive rock formations. The village is famous with its rock-chuches. Next; Pigeon Valley; earned its name from the countless man made dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Pigeon Valley is one of the best spots for walking in the marvelous Cappadocia region. Next; Underground Cities; once a place of refuge for 15000 christians. These settlements were of enormous value to the development of christianity as they provided shelter and worship and were in use until the end of 7C AD. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms in this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Tour continue with Ortahisar; famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. After tour drives to Airport for your 1h 30min domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, greeted by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Sunday Cruising on the Bosphorus
According to your group tour pick up time meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and depart for half-day Bosphorus cruise Tour. Visit Spice Bazaar; It was called Egyptian Bazaar during the ottoman period because shopkeepers used to sell herbs and spices brought throughout Egypt and Asia. Next;You will be taken to cruising on Bosphorus where you will enjoy a magnificent view. A great history, beautiful nature. The Bosphorus divides EUROPE&ASIA geographically but connects culturally&historically. This cruise will be highlights of your trip to Istanbul. After tour drive you back to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to Explore city. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast)
Monday Departure Day
Upon breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer you to the Airport You will be leaving from Turkey with unforgettable memories. End of our service.
(Breakfast)

 

Conditions

•All efforts will be made to follow this itinerary, however, in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change. This could include altered daily plans and overnight stops. In these situations all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options, no money will be refunded. 
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show at specified meeting time.
•The provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
•Its highly recommended to make a travel insurance for your holiday, as the provider can not be held responsible for the incident(s) which may occur during the tour.
•Amendments caused by the flights are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Cancellations and changes made on purchased flight tickets are applied according to the cancellation and refund policies of airline companies.
•The provider cannot be held responsible for letter mistakes that may occur from names forwarded to us for the purchase of flight tickets.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: Hotels, Airport Transfers, Tours can be cancelled without any penalties 3 day(s) prior to first service date. Cancellations and changes made on purchased flight tickets are applied according to the cancellation and refund policies of airline companies.