19 Day Turkey Tour From Istanbul - Alaturka Explorer Tour

  • Alaturka Explorer 19 Day Tour
  • Alaturka Explorer 19 Day Tour
  • Alaturka Explorer 19 Day Tour
  • Alaturka Explorer 19 Day Tour
  • Alaturka Explorer 19 Day Tour
  • Alaturka Explorer 19 Day Tour

Alaturka Explorer 19 Day Tour

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Welcome to Turkey

Transfer service direct from airport to the hotel for check in. Overnight Istanbul.


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Pick up from accommodation in Istanbul

Today you get your first look at the mysterious City of Istanbul. You will be picked up from your accommodation, heading off to see some of the major attractions of this historical, mystical City. You will visit the Blue Mosque, the breathtaking Hagia Sophia and then go into the old Sultans Palace of Topkapi to see some of the Sultans many ancient treasures and visit the Palace rooms and gardens. You also get a look at some of the best shopping in Istanbul. The tour will walk through the many lanes of the Grand Bazaar – one of the largest covered markets in the world and also visit the Spice Bazaar to take in the scents and aromas of the spices, Turkish delight & Turkish tea & coffee.

Overnight Istanbul.


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FREE DAY

Today you get a free day to wander around the city. You may want to go back for a closer look at some of the sites already visited, take in a spot of shopping or go further afield & explore some hidden corners of this enormous City.

Overnight Istanbul.

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 Pick up from accommodation in Istanbul

There is still so much of this City to see. Today you get a new perspective on Istanbul, via the seas that surround the City. You will be picked up from your accommodation and head to the port to board a boat on the Golden Horn, the waterway dividing this magnificent City across 2 continents. Some highlights of the day will include, the Rumeli Fortress, where the old Ottoman Empire fought to hold onto Istanbul and then cruising along the Bosphorus Sea and under the Bosphorus Bridge. You also get to visit Dolmabahce Palace. A Palace built by the Sultans with European flare and style. It is a special place for most Turks, as it was the residence that the infamous Ataturk lived in, in his last years. 

Overnight Istanbul.


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Pick up from accommodation in Istanbul

Today there is an early start to make our way to the battlefields of Gallipoli. You are picked up from your accommodation early and head for Ecabat. There you will have lunch before starting a fully guided tour of the Gallipoli peninsula. You visit the many cemeteries of Australians, New Zealanders and Turk soldiers and also visit the war memorials and see some of the original old trenches on the Gallipoli battlefields. You get time at the museum where you can see some old war artifacts that are still being discovered in the area. It will be time to ponder the heroism and tragedy of past times and understand the friendships that were born between the nations fighting for this piece of the peninsula.

Overnight in in the Gallipoli region.



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In the early morning you will be picked up for tour of Troy and Pergamon. 


In Troy, you will visit the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3,700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I 3,000 B.C. - 2,500 B.C., the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall), and the remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. 


After lunch, the tour will continue on to ancient Pergamon, making stops at the Acropolis, the Library which once held 200.000 books, the Temple of Athena, the Temple of Trajan, the Gymnasium situated on terraces, the lower Agora, the Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000, and the Temple of Dionysus.


20:00/20:30pm arrival at your accommodation near Ephesus. Overnight in the Ephesus region.



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Pick up from accommodation in Selcuk.

Today you get to start to explore the wonders of the small town of Selcuk. You are picked up from your accommodation and get taken out to see some of the best-preserved marble ruins in the modern world – Ephesus. Ephesus was one of the Ancient Capitals of Roman Asia - the second largest ancient city of the world! A city where over 200,000 people lived over 3,000 years ago. You also get to visit the House of the Virgin Mary. An important place for the Christian faith, as it is believed it is where Mary spent the last years of her life. You will also visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – The Temple of Artemis.

Overnight in the Ephesus region.


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FREE DAY

Today you have a free day to continue exploring Selcuk & the surrounding area. You can catch a local bus out to the seaside town of Kusadasi for a spot of “genuine fake” shopping. Or go visit the little wine village of Sirince – an old Greek town with fruity wines to taste and local crafts to be bought. Or if you want a day in the water, there are 2 big water parks on the way to Kusadasi with plenty of waterslides and water fun to be had.

Overnight in the Ephesus region.


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Pick up from accommodation in Selcuk

After breakfast you are collected from your accommodation and depart for Pamukkale, which in Turkish translates to "cotton castle". On arrival, you have lunch before taking in the magnificent views of the “cotton castle” travertines. You get a guided tour over the white cliffs of Pamukkale and of the ancient, historical ruins of Hierapolis.

You then continue your journey for the the gorgeous seaside town of Fethiye. 

Overnight Fethiye.

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FREE DAY

Today you get the day to explore the region of Fethiye. There are so many optional activities you maybe interested in booking. Jeep Safari, Paragliding, Mud baths or you may want to jump on a local bus & go out to see the Ghost town of Kayakoy. Be sure to catch the infamous local fish market for dinner in the evening, or pick from the array of local restaurants in the centre of town or along the marina.

Overnight Fethiye.

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Pick up from accommodation in Fethiye

After breakfast you will all be checking in to one of our Alaturka Gulets to start your 4 days of cruising the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Today you visit Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz / Blue Lagoon and spend the evening anchored down at St Nicholas Island. Be sure to climb to the top of the island for the most beautiful sunset, possibly one of the best, of the whole cruise.

Overnight cabin cruise.


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Today after making some stops along the way for swimming, breakfast and lunch you will get to spend sometime in the beautiful town of Kas. Here you can shop up a storm with the abundance of jewelry shops in town or spend time just wandering the cobble stone streets soaking up the ambience of the seaside fishing village.

Overnight cabin cruise.

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Today you sail past the sunken city. Once part of the original settlement that still makes up the island of Kekova, after a devastating earthquake many centuries ago, this part of the town has fallen into the ocean. You will sail past slowly for a closer look before anchoring down on the opposite side to visit what still remains of Kekova. Here you can wander the island and walk up to the Lycian tombs for a closer look or climb to the top and enter Simena Castle for some beautiful views over the coastline you have just cruised. 

Overnight cabin cruise.

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Today you farewell your gulet and head onto Olympos by bus. Here, you enter the National Park where you can explore the ruins of ancient times as you make your way down to the beach for some more sun and swimming. That evening you have the optional extra of visiting Chimera – The Eternal Flame.

Overnight Olympos.

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Today you get a free day to relax, soak up some more sunshine and have one last swim in the Mediterranean before boarding your overnight bus bound for the Cappadocia region. You will leave Olympos in the early evening to meet the overnight bus in Antalya, that will take you direct to Goreme.

Tonight you will board an overnight bus bound for Cappadocia.

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This morning you arrive to the unusual and breathtaking scenery of Goreme, Cappadocia. Once you have found your way to your accommodation you can relax for the day or catch up on some sleep. This afternoon you will be picked up from your accommodation for a walking tour through some of the beautiful valleys of this region. So be sure to wear some comfortable shoes and pack your camera, fully charged.

Tonight is a special evening. You will be collected from your accommodation for a night of entertainment, food and good fun! You get the experience of a “Turkish night” of traditional Turkish dancing, from the Whirling Dervishes to belly dancing to seeing a Turkish wedding. The night is fully catered for and good fun not to be missed.

Overnight in the Cappadocia region.



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Today you will be picked up from your accommodation after breakfast, to start exploring parts of the Cappadocia region. The highlights of the day will include, Derinkuyu Underground City, Selime Monastery and a beautiful stroll through the Ihlara Valley to name a few. The day is a full of some of the most beautiful sites to see in Cappadocia.

Overnight in the Cappadocia region.


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Pick up from accommodation in the morning. 

You have one more day in this spectacular region to soak up the rest of the sites to see. Today you will be picked up from your accommodation and get to visit some of the oldest settlements in the Cappadocia region. You will visit some small villages, take in some local handicrafts and also get to soak up the natural wonders and visit the Rose Valley and Devrent Valleys.



Overnight in the Cappadocia region.

Today you will catch a morning flight to Istanbul. You arrive early into Istanbul this morning where the tour ends. If you require any assistance with onwards travel within Turkey, accommodation bookings, queries, please let us know & we will be happy to assist.
 


Tour Prices

HOW TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY OR BOOK
-Rates are per total person, in a double/twin/triple private room

1. Please press BOOK NOW above to submit an enquiry or book this package tour which will be based on standard range accommodation. 
2. Once your online enquiry/booking is completed, please email us if you wish to upgrade to following packages: 
-Upgrades to mid range and top end accommodations
-Single private room
-Dorm rooms are available for budget travelers

To see list of accommodation options included on your range, please go to 'Accommodation Options' tab above. 


Please contact us for further information.

INCLUSIONS
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  • City transfers
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tips
  • Drinks-Beverages
  • Ferry Ticket
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  • Entrance tickets
  • Entrance tickets during cruise
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MEALS INCLUDED
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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STANDARD: Standard style accommodation in Turkey is your where you will find basic style guesthouses and/or hostels that have a variety of private rooms and some dorm rooms. The rooms will be clean but basic with no extras found within. Most standard style accommodation options would be 1-2 star equivalent.

MID RANGE: Mid range style accommodation in Turkey is where you will find 3-4 star equivalent. Here you will get a mix of larger style hotel rooms to smaller boutique places that will have clean, comfortable rooms with a little extra. You will only find private rooms within mid range options.

TOP END: Luxury accommodation in Turkey is your 5 star and similar hotels. This can include your large chain hotels and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run boutique places that are full of charm and worth the extra dollar. You will find a variety of rooms from luxurious to superior with all the added features.








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Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    19 Days
  • Departing Cities
    Istanbul
  • Returning Options
    Istanbul
  • Departure days
    Wednesday, Saturday
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Tailormade Package Tour
  • Language(s)
    English
  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Mid Range, Top End
Transport
  • Public bus, Tour bus, Private transfer, Shuttle transfer, Turkish gulet, Cruise boat, Domestic ferry, Domestic Flight
Overnight Stays