16 Days – Odyssey Turkey Tour

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16 Days
Availability : Jan 01’ - Dec 30’
Istanbul
Istanbul
Min Age : 9+
Max People : 8

Odyssey Turkey Tour

16 Days Tour

Odyssey Turkey Tour package is a private guided or small group tour for 16 days and 15 nights. During the tour enjoy visiting Turkey’s famous 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Istanbul (The old City), Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Bodrum, Fethiye, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos, and amazing Cappadocia are the highlights. The most known and visited sites of Turkey are included in Odyssey Turkey Tour.

During the tour, visit spectacular sites and museums and all entrance fees are included. Stay in a cave hotel in Cappadocia, centrally located hotel in the old city Istanbul and 5 or 4-star quality hotels in all other places. All breakfasts, most lunches, and dinners are included. You will be guided by a private English speaking licensed tour guide with the latest model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

Unique Experiences

During the Odyssey Turkey Tour package. Firstly, you will visit Istanbul, which is one of the most inspiring cities in the world. Secondly, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mediterranean coastal towns. In addition, you will tour the amazing early Christian cave churches and underground cities carved into the volcanic rocks in Cappadocia. Going off the tourist track, so you will have wonderful strolls in old towns. You will enjoy the authentic Turkish cuisine.

You will visit spectacular sites and museums. All entrance fees are included, private English speaking licensed tour guide with the latest model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

  • Explore the Topkapi Palace and the Harem, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
  • Take a morning Bosphorus Cruise, visit Grand Bazaar and Spice Market in Istanbul.
  • Explore the 9 layers of legendary Homeric Troy.
  • Visit biblical sites, such as Ephesus, the tomb of St. John and the house of St. Mary.
  • Visit Priene, Miletus, Didyma and Bodrum.
  • Visit the ancient Caria region and Fethiye.
  • Going off the tourist track, visit Perge and Aspendos in Antalya.
  • Visit Laodicea, which is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.
  • Walk on white calcium terraces of Pamukkale – Turkish Catton Castle and visit Hierapolis.
  • Visit the Aphrodisias, an ancient Roman city dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty.
  • Enjoy the unique landscape and volcanic rock formations of Cappadocia.
  • The opportunity for the hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, which is a spectacular experience.
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Istanbul International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

Flight Arrival Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 15 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Gratitude for Guide and Driver
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Bottled Water
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
What to Expect

Turquoise Odyssey is an in-depth Turkey tour for 16 days and 15 nights. The tour starts in Istanbul and ends in Istanbul. All entrance fees, all breakfast, most lunches, and dinners are included. You will stay in a cave hotel in Cappadocia, 5 and 4-star quality hotels in all other places. You will be guided by a private English speaking licensed tour guide with the latest model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

  • Small group maximum 8 people.
  • Tailor made private tour program available.
  • Friendly staff and great service.
  • Well design tour programs and schedule.
  • Quality hotels and local restaurants.
  • Experienced tour guide and latest model tour van.
Itinerary

Day 1ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Arrival to Istanbul Airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Distance to travel: 45 km.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in the old city Istanbul.

Day 2ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the Hippodrome, venue of horse chariot races, the Blue Mosque, see beautiful blue tiles, Topkapi Palace and its Harem, home of Ottoman sultans, Hagia Sophia, the best Byzantine architect, and mosaics, explore the Grand Bazaar, which hosts over 3,000 shops.
Distance to travel: 10 km.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in the old city Istanbul.

Day 3ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, the best view of Golden Horn, take a morning Bosphorus cruise, Taksim square, walk on the Istiklal Street, enjoy local cuisine for lunch, see the Galata Tower, cross the Bridge, visit the Spice market and Rustem Pasha Mosque.
Distance to travel: 15 km.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in the old city Istanbul.

Day 4GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALE

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Gallipoli including World War I memorial of ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery, crossing Dardanelles and a brief visit to the city of Canakkale.
Distance to travel: 320 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Akol Hotel or similar in Canakkale.

Day 5TROY (World Heritage Site) – PERGAMON (World Heritage Site)– KUSADASI

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The legendary city of Troy, a replica of the Trojan horse and ancient hospital complex of Asklepion in Pergamon.
Distance to travel: 390 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi.

Day 6EPHESUS (World Heritage Site) – CLAROS – KUSADASI

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The house of Virgin Mary, the incredible city of Ephesus and its colossal Greek Theatre, the Marble Road, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Diana, an ancient sanctuary and the temple of Apollo in Claros.
Distance to travel: 150 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi.

Day 7PRIENE – MILETUS – DIDYMA – BODRUM

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Drive to Priene, the first planned city in the ancient world, and visit the Theatre, the Temple of Athena, Agora, the Bouleterion, the Zeus Altar. Then proceed to Miletus, the famous Ionian city that had also been visited by St. Paul during his missionary trip. Finally, drive to Didyma to see the well preserved Apollo Temple that had been inhabited only by the priests and suppliants who came to consult the famous oracle there.
Distance to travel: 200 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Bodrum.

Day 8BODRUM - HALICARNASSUS

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the Bodrum Castle, which now houses the Underwater Archaeology Museum and Mausoleum of Mausolus.
Distance to travel: 10 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Bodrum.

Day 9KAS - XANTOS (World Heritage Site)

Visit Kaunos which was an important city and port on the Mediterranean from 400 B.C. until the harbor silted up and the sea retreated 5km to the south. The real highlight in Dalyan is to take a small craft through a maze of reeds in the Dalyan Delta. The delta, with a long, golden sandy beach at its mouth, is a nature-conversation area, and a refuge for large sea turtles (Caretta caretta) and blue crabs. Then continue on to Kas via Fethiye, Patara, and Xanthos.
Distance to travel: 330 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Kas.

Day 10ANTALYA

Drive to Demre/Myra, to visit its splendidly carved Lycian Rock Tombs overlooking an amphitheater, all dating back to 600 B.C., and the Church of St. Nicholas, the saint referred to as Santa Claus. Sail to Kekova Islands (on a public motorboat) where the sunken city Simena and a noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa, located at the slopes of the village of Kale will be seen.
Distance to travel: 200 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Kas.

Day 11ANTALYA

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in the Antalya Museum were unearthed and then proceed to Aspendos that bears one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in Anatolia. We will visit the Antalya Archaeology Museum and the old city in the afternoon.
Distance to travel: 60 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Antalya.

Day 12APHRODISIAS (World Heritage Site) – LAODICEIA – PAMUKKALE (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Aphrodisias, the city of art and beauty, dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite, Laodicea, it is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, Pamukkale or Cotton Castle in Turkish, it is worldwide famous for its white calcium travertine, Hierapolis, the ancient necropolis (city of the dead), Pluto’s Gate or Door to Hell, stay in a spa hotel, where you can swim in the heated pools of enriched mineral water.
Distance to travel: 290 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 5 Star Doga Hotel or similar in Pamukkale.

Day 13KONYA – CATALHOYUK (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit Catalhöyük, the largest Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement, the Whirling Dervish Museum, an exhibition of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts and various ethnographic artifacts, the Karatay Madrasa, a 13th-century school, now a museum displaying historic ceramics and archaeological relics.
Distance to travel: 390 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Konya.

Day 14CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Hike in Ihlara Valley and visit the best preserved Selime Monastery, explore Derinkuyu or Kaymakli underground city, see Uchisar rock castle, Pigeon Valley, visit Red Valley and Love Valley.
Distance to travel: 280 km.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 15CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Optional hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia early in the morning. Cappadocia, unique landscape of volcanic rock formations, amazing underground churches, and cities carved into the rocks by early Christians, going off the tourist track and visit small villages and discover the unknown parts of Cappadocia. Visit Magic Valley, Zelve Open Air Museum, Monk’s Valley and Goreme Open Air Museum, enjoy local cuisine, lunch in Avanos, its also known as potter’s town, visit local workshops to see handcrafts.
Distance to travel: 60 km.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 16CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site) – Istanbul

We will transfer you to Cappadocia airport in the morning to fly to Istanbul.
Distance to travel: 45 km.
Meal: Breakfast.

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My husband and I did a 14-day private tour. From the first time we contacted Serendipity until the moment we said our farewells at the airport, we were well taken care of. Fazli made sure we saw the best of the best, and curated his tour based on our taste and interest. Do not hesitate! Choose Serendipity–you will have the experience of a lifetime.

April 17, 2019