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Mediterranean Experience
 
Holiday Length: 9 days
Departs: Selected Thursday's
Start City: Marmaris
End City: Istanbul
Type of Holiday: Coach Tour

  This tour is the ideal option to extend your Greek Island hopping. Arrive in Marmaris and discover the beauties of the Turquoise coast, visiting quaint villages and the beautiful beach of Oludeniz.  Explore the Saklikent George, Turkey's deepest and longest canyon before continuing inland to Cappadocia.  On your way back to Istanbul spend the night in the charming Ottoman town of Safranbolu.  Your tour ends in Istanbul where you can extend your stay to discover this amazing city.

ITINERARY                      
Day 1 - Thursday
  Marmaris Arrival
    Arrival to Marmaris and transfer to your Hotel for overnight. (D)
     
Day 2 - Friday
 

Koycegiz - Fethiye

    After breakfast a morning drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz. Here we take a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mudbath before continuing to Fethiye. Overnight Fethiye and Dinner. (B,D)
     
Day 3 - Saturday
 

Kayakoy - Oludeniz

    After breakfast explore the quaint Greek village of Kayakoy. AIn the afternoon continue to Oludeniz where you will have opportunity for a swim then drive back to your hotel. Overnight Fethiye. (B)
     
Day 4 - Sunday
 

Salikent George - Antalya

    After breakfast we visit the stunningly beautiful Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon.  After tracking along the canyon we will continue to Antalya crossing the Tauros mountains, where we will visit the Duden waterfall. Dinner at your hotel and overnight in Antalya (B.D)
     
Day 5 - Monday
 

Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia

    After breakfast., an early departure for Konya, stopping enroute to view the ancient Theatre of Aspendos. On arrival to Konya, we tour the monastery of the Mervlana Whirling Dervishes, followed by an afternoon drive to Cappadocia via Seljuk- a fine example of an ancient Silk Road caravanserai. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia (B,D)
     
Day 6 - Tuesday
 

Cappadocia

    After breakfast full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. An optional and fun Turkish folklore evening and dinner is available tonight . Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)
     
Day 7 - Wednesday
 

Cappadocia - Ankara - Safranbolu

    Early in the morning an optional Balloon tour is available.
Morning departure for Safranbolu. On the way stop and visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum in Ankara. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. We continue our drive and arrive in Safranbolu, the world heritage town of Unesco which is considered  an open air museum. Tonight we stay in an old ottoman mansion. (B,D)
     
Day 8 - Thursday
 

Safranbolu - Istanbul

    After breakfast visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can sample the fine examples of Turkish Delight, then continue to drive to Istanbul with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul (B)
     
Day 9 - Friday
  Istanbul
    Breakfast. Transfer to Ataturk airport. (B)
     
Holiday inclusions:





 
  • Accommodation in Moderate First Class hotels with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer from Marmaris Port. (Dalaman Airport arrival transfer available at a surcharge.
    Departure transfer to Ataturk Airport only. (Sabiha Gokcen Airport transfer available at a surcharge)
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Daily breakfast and dinners as indicated
  • Professional English speaking guides
  • Sightseeing & museum entrance fees
Note:
  Personal expenses and tips for your guide and driver are NOT included
 

 

 


 

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