(16 days / 15 nights)

Istanbul – Cappadocia – Konya – Mevlana – Antalya – Myra – Fethiye – Cruise – Marmaris – Kusadasi – Ephesus

Day 1: Arrive in İstanbul, Turkey

  • Arrive in İstanbul
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Included welcome cocktail and presentation
  • The remainder of the day is yours free to explore.
  • Included welcome dinner
  • Overnight

Day 2: Istanbul

  • Blue Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Lunch
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Tahtakale
  • Spice Market
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Dinner 
  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3:  Istanbul

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Underground Cistern
  • Tram to Karakoy
  • Lunch
  • Istiklal Street
  • Galata Tower
  • Dinner
  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 4: Istanbul – Cappadocia

  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight to Kayseri ( Cappadocia )
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included)
  • Devrent, Pasabag, Uchisar
  • Göreme open air Museum
  • Local carpet weaving demonstration
  • Whirling Dervishes ritual (included)
  • Dinner (included )
  • Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia

  • Hot-Air Balloon Ride ( Optional)
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Underground City
  • Avanos Pottery Town
  • Local pottery making demonstration
  • Cavusin, Ortahisar
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (included)
  • Wine tasting and dinner  (included )
  • Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia – Konya

  • Drive to Konya
  • Sultanhan Caravanserai
  • Mevlana ( Rumi) Museum
  • Karatay Medrese
  • Lunch
  • Sille Village
  • Dinner and overnight in Konya
  • Day 7: Konya – Antalya
  • Drive to Antalya
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Dinner and overnight in Antalya

Day 8: Antalya

  • Perge
  • Aspendos
  • Lunch
  • Free afternoon
  • Dinner and overnight in Antalya

Day 9: Antalya – Fethiye(gulet)

  • Myra
  • Demre
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Church of St. Nicholas
  • Embark Gulet ( 4 nights)
  • Dinner and overnight on the gulet

Day 10: Cruise, hike, swim, explore

  • Drive to Kayakoy from Bay of Gemiler
  • Hike to Soguk Su
  • Cruise to Gemiler Island
  • Lunch on board
  • Swim
  • Dinner and overnight on the gulet

Day 11: Cruise, hike, swim, explore

  • Aga Limani
  • Sunken Baths of Cleopatra
  • Lunch, dinner and overnight on the gulet

Day 12: Cruise, swim, explore

  • Ekincik Cove
  • Dalyan
  • Caunos
  • Lycian rock face tombs

Day 13: Marmaris – Kusadasi

  • Disembark in Marmaris
  • Drive to Kusadasi
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Basilica of St. John
  • Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi

Day 14: Kusadasi – Ephesus – Kusadasi

  • Ephesus
  • Ephesus Museum
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Virgin Mary’s House
  • Farewell Dinner 
  • Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 15: Kusadasi – Istanbul (Departure)

  • Transfer to Izmir airport
  • Flight to Istanbul
  • End of tour

COLORS OF TURKEY  (15 days/14 nights)

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Enjoy a comfortable private tour with friendly and expert local guidance, featuring air conditioned private vehicles, selected premium hotels, two domestic flights and a four day cruise on the Mediterranean.

Legendary ISTANBUL, the mesmerizing metropolis of contrasts. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and imperial mosques, marvel at the amazing monuments of three empires, its stunning natural beauty and fascinating history. Savor delicious food, enjoy a luxurious Turkish bath and shop in colorful ancient bazaars.

At Anatolia’s heart is the modern Turkish capital of ANKARA. Monuments and museums to the founding of the Turkish Republic line the boulevards, and Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is buried at his final resting place in Anitkabir.

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, showing the history of man in a triumphant parade of extraordinary archaeological artifacts dating back 50,000 years to the 2nd century AD, and the finest collection of archaeology in the country.

DISCOVER CAPPADOCIA…A thrilling experience of surreal landscape, superb artisans and unique lifestyle. Discover ancient chapels in hollowed out fairy chimneys and mysterious underground dwellings hidden beneath villages, meet local people, walk in rose hued valleys with vineyards, glide over captivating landscapes on a hot air balloon and sip local wine watching panoramic views.

KONYA is the spiritual center for followers of the great Turkish philosopher Mevlana, who preached of human love and said that mystical unity with God could be reached through the Sema, a whirling dance to music performed by the dervishes to this day. Mevlana Museum, is the symbol of the city.

ANTALYA the modern coastal city on the Mediterranean is surrounded by antiquity. Visit the remarkable ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos and enjoy the shoreline of golden sands, verdant peaks, densely forested mountains and pristine turquoise waters.

Explore the ancient Lycian city Myra with impressive rock-cut tombs. In Demre, visit the church of St. Nicholas, bishop of Myra known as Santa Claus.

Embark on a private gulet and set sail on the turquoise waters with your expert captain and crew, from Fethiye to Kusadasi. Experience a four night Blue Voyage discovering ancient ruins, enjoying breathtaking views, swimming and hiking. Visit Kayakoy, Gemiler Island, Cleopatra’s Baths, Ekincik Cove and Dalyan.

Stroll through the streets of EPHESUS, the stunning Greco-Roman city with marble temples, monumental fountains, agoras, public baths, and a 25,000 seat theater. One of the seven early churches of Asia Minor where St. Paul spoke and Virgin Mary lived the last years of her life. Intriguing stories and well preserved streets will take you back in time.

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