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Tour Route: Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Kusadasi Ephesus Pamukkale Marmaris — Fethiye Cruise Istanbul

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“Captivated by the Aegean Diamonds and embark on an Unforgettable Blue Cruise Experience”

Embark on the Aegean Diamonds Tour + Cruise for an extraordinary journey through the highlights of Turkey. Begin in Istanbul, where you’ll cruise along the mesmerizing Bosphorus and explore the historic European and Asian sides of the city. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Istanbul with visits to Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia. Continue your adventure with a thought-provoking tour of Gallipoli, paying homage to the brave soldiers who fought during World War I. Explore the legendary ancient city of Troy and marvel at its fascinating ruins. Discover the ancient wonders of Pergamon and Ephesus, where you’ll be transported back in time as you walk the ancient streets. Indulge in the natural beauty of Pamukkale, known for its stunning terraces of thermal waters.  This tour promises an unforgettable experience, combining history, culture, natural beauty, and the pleasure of a cruise along the beautiful coastline of Turkey.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Istanbul

Welcome to the mesmerizing city of Istanbul. Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted at the airport and whisked away to your hotel in the comfort of a private car. Take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant metropolis as you make your way to your accommodation. Prepare to immerse yourself in the rich history, cultural diversity, and captivating beauty that Istanbul has to offer. Enjoy a restful overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul.             

Day 2Istanbul Old City Tour (Full Day Tour)

Embark on a captivating full-day Istanbul Old City day tour, exploring the fascinating history and cultural treasures of this enchanting city. After a delightful breakfast, meet your knowledgeable tour guide in the hotel lobby and prepare for an immersive experience. Begin your adventure at the historic Hippodrome, once a vibrant center of Byzantine entertainment. Marvel at the architectural marvels of the iconic Blue Mosque, renowned for its intricate tile work and breathtaking design. Step into the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, a true masterpiece of Byzantine architecture that will leave you in awe. Discover the hidden gem of Hagia Irene Church, with its serene atmosphere and captivating ancient history. Continue your journey as you explore the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans (please note that the Harem side is not included). Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Learn about its rich history and cultural significance, spanning over 30,000 square meters and boasting more than 4,000 shops. Get lost in the enchanting labyrinth of stalls, hone your bargaining skills, and experience the bustling energy of this vibrant marketplace. After a day filled with exploration and discovery in Istanbul’s old city tour, retreat to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay

Legend: B – L

Day 3Istanbul Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day Tour)

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Istanbul, with the opportunity to explore the city at your own pace. In the afternoon, join our expert tour guide for an unforgettable half-day Istanbul tour. Embark on a mesmerizing Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and be captivated by the enchanting beauty of Istanbul. As you sail along the Bosphorus, marvel at the majestic Bosphorus Bridge that connects two continents, and admire the iconic landmarks such as Ortakoy, Rumeli Fortress, and the charming Bosphorus houses, all gleaming in the sparkling waters. Discover the architectural masterpiece of Beylerbeyi Palace, with its exquisite design and rich history. Then, ascend to Camlica Hill to witness breathtaking panoramic views of the city, a truly awe-inspiring sight. Immerse yourself in the magic of Istanbul’s Bosphorus and create cherished memories on this remarkable journey. After the Istanbul Bosphorus cruise, we will transfer you back to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul, ready to continue your exploration of this captivating city.

Legend: B  

Day 4Istanbul (Free Day)

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel and get ready for an extraordinary adventure in the captivating city of Istanbul. On your free day, immerse yourself in the enchanting corners of this mesmerizing city. Begin by exploring the European side and discover the fashionable neighborhood of Nisantası. This upscale district is a haven for fashion enthusiasts, boasting luxury brands, designer boutiques, and stylish shops. Take your time to wander through the elegant streets, indulge in a shopping spree, and relish a delectable lunch at one of the trendy restaurants. Continue your journey to the vibrant heart of Istanbul: Beyoglu. This lively district is a cultural melting pot, brimming with art, entertainment, and a lively atmosphere. Lose yourself in the maze of streets adorned with art galleries, vintage shops, and bustling bars. Make your way up the iconic Galata Tower and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the city, stretching from the bustling streets to the majestic Bosphorus. After exploring the European side, embark on a memorable experience by crossing over to the Asian side via a public ferry. Start your exploration in Uskudar, where you can admire the stunning views of the Bosphorus and the iconic Maiden’s Tower. Then, venture to the lively neighborhood of Kadıköy. Take leisurely strolls along its vibrant streets and immerse yourself in the local ambiance. Discover the allure of Bağdat Avenue, a bustling thoroughfare lined with trendy boutiques, cozy cafés, and stylish restaurants. Indulge in some retail therapy, relish the flavors of delicious Turkish delicacies, or simply unwind in one of the charming parks scattered throughout the area. As the day comes to an end, take the ferry back to the European side and return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay in Istanbul, cherishing the memories of your unforgettable day of exploration.

Legend: B

Day 5Gallipoli Tour (Half Day AfternoonTour)

After a satisfying breakfast, in the early morning hours, you will rendezvous with your knowledgeable tour guide at the lobby of your hotel for an unforgettable Gallipoli Tour. As you make your way from Istanbul to Canakkale, a scenic drive of approximately 4.5 hours awaits you. Arrive in the charming town of Eceabat in Canakkale, where you will meet your dedicated tour guide. Prepare yourself for an emotionally charged experience as you embark on a captivating journey through the historic grounds of Gallipoli. Immerse yourself in the sacred sites of Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, and the Anzac Commemorative Site, each holding deep significance in the Gallipoli campaign. Pay your respects at the poignant Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, and the Turkish Cemetery, commemorating the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought in this historic battle. Stand in silent contemplation at The Nek, a place of great valor, and witness the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, a symbol of enduring courage. With each step, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the heroic acts and the lasting impact of the Gallipoli campaign. Join us on this profound Gallipoli Tour, a day of reflection, remembrance, and honoring the indomitable spirit of those who gallantly fought on this hallowed ground. Concluding the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in the heart of Canakkale, where you can relax and unwind after a day of profound significance. Enjoy a restful overnight stay in Canakkale, carrying the memories of Gallipoli with you forever.

Legend: B – L

Day 6Troy & Pergamon Tour (Full Day Tour )

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby to embark on a half-day morning tour of Troy. Prepare to be enthralled by the wonders of ancient civilizations on this remarkable journey through Troy and Pergamon, where history comes alive in every stone and artifact you encounter. This comprehensive Troy tour & Pergamon tour offers a captivating blend of mythology, history, and architectural marvels, promising an unforgettable experience of ancient civilizations. Get ready to be transported back in time as you explore two remarkable ancient sites in a single day. Your first stop is the legendary city of Troy, where you will encounter the iconic Trojan Horse, a symbol of myth and legend. Discover the fascinating ruins of the ancient City Wall and immerse yourself in the intriguing atmosphere of the Houses of Troy. As you explore the archaeological site, the historical significance of the Bouleuterion and the grandeur of The Odeon will captivate your imagination. Next, prepare to be amazed as you venture to Pergamon, an awe-inspiring ancient city. Ascend the Acropolis and marvel at the remnants of its glorious past. Visit the Temple of Athena and the Temple of Trajan, both renowned for their architectural splendor. Behold the majestic Altar of Zeus, a testament to the ancient civilization’s reverence for their gods. Delve into the fascinating history of the Hellenistic Theatre and witness the remarkable craftsmanship that has withstood the test of time. Concluding your journey at the Temple of Dionysius, an enchanting site of worship, you will be left in awe of the rich heritage and cultural treasures that abound in this region. After the Pergamon tour, we will drive to Kusadasi, a journey of approximately 2 and a half hours, where you will enjoy a comfortable overnight stay. 

 Legend: B – L

Day 7Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour (Full Day Tour)

After a delightful breakfast, you will gather in the hotel lobby to meet your knowledgeable tour guide for an immersive Full Day Ephesus Tour. Prepare to be transported to the captivating world of Ephesus, where ancient civilizations come to life. With each step, you will unravel the remarkable history of this magnificent city. Step into the captivating world of Ephesus as you wander through its magnificent ruins. Marvel at the well-preserved Temple of Artemis, an architectural marvel that once stood as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the awe-inspiring Library of Celsus, with its grand facade and intricate details, transporting you back in time. As you stroll through the ancient streets, let the stories of the past come to life. One of the highlights of the tour is the Ephesus Great Theatre, a majestic amphitheater that witnessed grand performances in its heyday. Stand in its vastness and imagine the echoes of applause and laughter that once filled the air. Your journey will also take you to the sacred House of Virgin Mary, a place of pilgrimage and tranquility. It is believed that Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her final years in this serene location. After this full day Ephesus day tour,  enjoy a restful overnight stay in Kusadasi, ready to continue your journey of discovery in the days to come.

Legend: B – L

Day 8Pamukkale Tour (Full Day Tour)

After savoring a delicious breakfast, you will rendezvous with your expert tour guide in the hotel lobby to embark on a mesmerizing full-day Pamukkale tour. Brace yourself for an enchanting adventure that will immerse you in the natural wonders and ancient marvels of this captivating destination. Setting off on a scenic drive of approximately 2 and a half hours, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the picturesque landscapes en route to Pamukkale. Upon arrival, you’ll indulge in a delightful lunch, fueling your energy for the day’s explorations. Once refreshed, it’s time to embark on a captivating journey through Pamukkale. Marvel at the surreal beauty of the Pamukkale travertines, the breathtaking terraces resembling a cotton castle, formed by the mineral-rich thermal waters. These unique formations will leave you awe-struck as you ascend their mesmerizing steps. Continuing your adventure, you’ll delve into the ancient city of Hierapolis, where history and mythology intertwine seamlessly. Admire the grandeur of the Hierapolis amphitheater, envisioning the spectacular events that once graced its stage. Wander through the ancient Necropolis, where intricate tombs bear witness to the rich cultural heritage of the region. One of the tour’s highlights is the chance to unwind in the soothing waters of the Hierapolis ancient pool, a place once frequented by Roman princesses. (If you’re eager to experience this rejuvenating activity, don’t forget to bring your swimwear. Kindly note that there might be an additional fee for accessing the pool!)  At the conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in the charming village of Pamukkale, where you can relax and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in thermal hotel, reflecting on the incredible experiences of the day.

Legend: B – L

Day 9Marmaris (Blue Cruise)

After a satisfying breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and embark on a scenic journey to Marmaris in a private car. The drive will take approximately 3 hours, allowing you to enjoy the picturesque landscapes along the way. Upon arrival in Marmaris, an exciting adventure awaits as you board a traditional Turkish wooden gulet.  Settle into the comfortable surroundings of the gulet and prepare to indulge in a truly unique experience. Throughout the Marmaris to Fethiye cruise, you will have the opportunity to relax, swim, snooze, and snorkel in the azure waters of the Mediterranean. This cruise offers the perfect combination of leisure and exploration, allowing you to soak up the beauty of the sea and coastline of Turkey. The gulet is equipped with a skilled crew who will ensure your comfort and safety throughout the journey. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking sights and sounds of the Mediterranean as you sail from Marmaris to Fethiye. The boarding process begins at 16:30 at Marmaris Marina, giving you ample time to explore the charming old town and vibrant bazaar of Marmaris. Lose yourself in the narrow streets filled with countless shops, bars, and restaurants, and don’t forget to visit the magnificent Marmaris Castle, offering panoramic views of the bustling harbor. Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in Marmaris, taking in the anticipation of the journey ahead. Please note that no meals will be served on board on the first day, allowing you the freedom to explore the culinary delights of Marmaris at your leisure.

Legend: B

Day 10Marmaris to Fethiye Cruise / Ekincik Bay & Dalyan

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will be introduced to the exciting itinerary of the Turkey Blue Cruise. Our journey will begin by heading towards the stunning Ekincik Gulf. This picturesque gulf offers a serene atmosphere and breathtaking views, setting the perfect tone for our Fethiye – Marmaris Blue Cruise adventure. For those interested, there is also an optional Dalyan tour available from here. Participants will be transferred from the yacht to a smaller boat, which will take them on a captivating journey through the green delta of Dalyan, passing by the impressive Lycian Rock Tombs. After exploring the tombs and soaking in the historical significance of the area, we will make a refreshing swimming stop at the magnificent Caretta-Caretta (turtle) beach. Here, you can indulge in the crystal-clear waters and relax under the warm sun. In the evening, a delightful dinner will be served on board the boat, allowing you to savor a variety of delectable dishes while immersed in the beauty of the Turkey Blue Cruise experience. As the day comes to a close, we will anchor in the tranquil Ekincik Bay, where you can unwind and enjoy a peaceful overnight stay surrounded by the enchanting blue waters of Turkey.

Legend: B – L – D

Day 11Marmaris to Fethiye Cruise / Sunken Bath & Tersane Island

Due to the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes that we have to cross, we will embark on our Turkey Blue Cruise earlier than usual, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey. Our destination is the world-famous Gocek Gulf, renowned for its breathtaking beauty. As we sail towards Gocek, we will make a stop at the Sunken Bath, also known as Cleopatra Bay, where you can immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters and explore the fascinating underwater ruins of an ancient bath. Continuing our voyage, we will visit Tersane Island, a historical site that once served as a shipyard during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Here, you can admire the natural harbor and soak in the rich history of the area. As the day comes to a close, we will anchor at Kizil Island, where you can relax and unwind, surrounded by the serene ambiance of the turquoise waters. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board and experience the magic of Turkey Blue Cruise under the starlit sky.


Legend:
B – L – D

Day 12Marmaris to Fethiye Cruise / Fethiye > Istanbul > TOUR ENDS!

After breakfast, we will leave Kizil island and go to Fethiye Harbour in the morning.  On arrival in Fethiye, disambark from your cruise and take a private transfer car to the Dalaman airport. Flight back to Istanbul. On arrivel Istanbul airport, we will pick you and transfer you by private car to Istanbul center.

 

Price Includes

  • Pick up / Drop off from hotel (By Private Car)
  • 11 Nights hotel accommodation (4 star boutique hotel)
  • Proffessional licensed english speaking guides on tours
  • English speaking guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All Transportation and Airport Transfers
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking minivan on local tours.
  • All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling
  • Domestic Flights (Fethiye(Dalaman) > Istanbul)
  • Meals by code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.
  • Service charges & local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights to/from Turkey and personal travel insurance.
  • Airport tax, visa for Turkey.
  • Travel insurance & Personal expenses
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tips to guides, drivers or hotel staff etc.
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Tour Price

Single

PP/3570Usd

Double/Twin

PP/2750Usd

Triple +

PP/2265Usd