Flying Carpet Tour - 15 Days

This 15-day tour starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. This magical trip is a true showcase of the best in Western Turkey. You'll soak up the rich history of cosmopolitan Istanbul, be amazed by incredible landscapes and waterfalls, soak up the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters, walk in the footsteps of some of history's greats as you visit impressive ruins and cruise on a gulet on the Mediterranean.

This tour can be organized privately. Please contact us for more information.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 15 days & 14 nights
  • Countries: Turkey
  • Experiences: Cultural, Historical, Natural
  • Ages: 12+
  • Starting Point: Istanbul
  • Ending Point: Istanbul
Introduction

Tour start magic city Istanbul and finish Istanbul, during tour visit Gallipoli, Pergamum, Ephesus, Hierapolis Fethiye Gulet, Side, and Cappadocia

DAY ITINERARY

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace. Overnight Istanbul

  • Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel or similar

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight Istanbul. Breakfast

  • Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel or similar
  • 09:00-17:00

Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Çanakkale. Breakfast and Dinner

  • MD Barbaros Hotel or similar
  • 08:00-18:00

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi. Breakfast and Dinner

  • Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar
  • 08:00-18:00

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi. Breakfast and Dinner

  • Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar
  • 08:00-18:00

This morning we will head to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight Pamukkale. Breakfast and Dinner

  • Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar
  • 08:00-18:00

This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Relax at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers. Overnight Fethiye Harbour. Breakfast and Dinner

  • Gulet Cabin

This morning we drive to Fethiye and board our Gulet. Breakfast is served on deck before continuing the cruise to Dockyard Island, Tasyaka and Bedri Rahmi Bay. Tonight will be spent at a secluded cove or island. Overnight Göcek Bay. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Gulet Cabin

Today we cruise to Gocek Island to swim, snorkel or just laze in the sunshine. Overnight Göcek Bay. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Gulet Cabin

Kayakoy, Antalya, Kaleiçi This morning we disembark from our gulet after breakfast and head to Kayakoy. The morning light provides excellent photos of this deserted Greek village. Afterwards we drive to the resort town of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden! Overnight Antalya. Breakfast

  • Aspen Hotel
  • 08:00-18:00

Full day tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Aspendos and Side. In Aspendos, you can see the Roman Theatre built in the 2nd century and seating 15,000 people. Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins. Overnight Antalya. Breakfast

  • Aspen Hotel or similar
  • 08:00-18:00

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia. Breakfast and Dinner

  • Hanedan Cappadocia Suites or similar
  • 08:00-18:00

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight Cappadocia. Breakfast and Dinner.

  • MDC Hotel or Hanedan Cappadocia Suites
  • 08:00-18:00

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul. Breakfast

  • Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel or similar
  • 08:00-18:00

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Breakfast

  • Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel or similar

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INCLUSION

  • Inbound - Istanbul airport transfers
  • Outbound - Istanbul airport transfers
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Transportation by Gulet boat
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except for driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Services of Captain and supporting crew
  • Tips except for Captain and Gulet crew
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 9 Dinners

EXCLUSION

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratitude for Guide and Driver

Information & FAQ

We organize our own tour programs trusting and believing in our experience and knowledge. We specifically focus on small group tours to provide interactivity therefore,  our tours accept a maximum of 12 travelers. Believing that the preferences shape the qualiıty of our lives, we are working with expert guides to increase contentment. We are ready to give you 24/7 support

To be able to organize a small group tour we need at least 2 bookings. Maximum number of people is 12

You may have reservation but before your reservation, you should e-mail us about the tour you would like to join and the date of it, please. info@mywayturkey.com

We get a 25% deposit of the whole tour price during the reservation. The rest you may pay cash or credit card to the guide when you come to Turkey.

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