14 Days Shoestring Turkey Package with Expat Explore from £449 (Posted on May 31 2011)

14 Days Shoestring Turkey Package with Expat Explore from £449

Shoestring Turkey
14 Days from
£449

Day 1 – Sunday: Istanbul, Gallipoli
Welcome to Istanbul! We meet at the Fez office in Istanbul for an early morning departure heading west along the coast of the Sea of Marmara. This afternoon, you can experience the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli on an optional tour or spend the afternoon exploring the nearby town of Canakkale. Overnight Eceabat.

Fethiye

Fethiye

Day 2: Kusadasi via Troy & Pergamum
This morning, you head south along the Aegean Coast, stopping at the ancient city of Troy for a guided one-hour tour. You also have the opportunity to tour the magnificent antique site of Pergamum before heading to the resort town of Kusadasi. Overnight Kusadasi
Breakfast Included

Day 3 – Tuesday: Kusadasi
Absorb yourself in history this morning with an optional tour of one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis and the former capital of Roman Asia and best-preserved ancient city in Turkey, Ephesus or spend the day relaxing on an Aegean Beach. Overnight Kusadasi
Breakfast Included

Day 4 – Wednesday: Kusadasi
Today is a day for choices. You can choose to do an optional tour to Pamukkale, paddle in the natural calcium formations and visit the ancient spa town of Hierapolis, or maybe you would prefer to visit the nearby Ottoman-Greek village of Sirince, trying some of their specialty fruit wines. The choice is yours. Overnight Kusadasi
Breakfast Included

Day 5: Kusadasi to Koycegiz
This morning we check out some local Turkish handicrafts before heading to Koycegiz where you have the option of taking a late night boat cruise on Lake Koycegiz and experience the therapeutic properties of the mud and thermal baths. Overnight Koycegiz
Breakfast Included

Day 6: Fethiye via Saklikent Gorge
After a short drive this morning, you will have the chance to see how Turkish carpets are made by hand and find out what determines their value. Then experience one of Turkey’s highlights as we trek up Saklikent Gorge or go tubing on the slightly chilly current of water rushing out of it. Overnight Fethiye
Breakfast Included

Day 7 – Saturday: Fethiye
Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye, go paragliding or maybe chill out on a nearby beach, the choice is yours. Overnight Fethiye
Breakfast Included

*If you choose the Shoestring option with Gulet, then today you will board your traditional handmade Gulet and cruise your way through to Day 10 in Olympos.

Day 8: Kas to Olympos Tree houses
We drive along the Turquoise coast today, stopping for a swim at the spectacular Kaputas beach and then a lunch stop in Kas, traditionally a small Turkish fishing village. Take a stroll around the town before heading to the world famous tree houses of Olympos. Overnight Olympos
Breakfast & Dinner Included

Mount Olympos Turkey

Mount Olympos Turkey

Day 9 – Monday: Olympos
Time for some relaxation, you can do nothing but chill out and meet new people or you could try a host of adventure activities on offer – rock climbing, diving and canyoning just to name a few. Don’t miss out on your chance to see the natural phenomenon of the mythical flames of Chimera. Overnight Olympos
Breakfast & Dinner Included
Olympos

Day 10 – Tuesday: Olympos
Another day for choices, with so many options you will be wishing you could stay for a week. Overnight Olympos
Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 11: Silk Road to Cappadocia
Early morning we head out to follow an ancient silk trade route across the Anatolian Plain, on the way you will have the opportunity to visit the Mevlana Museum in Konya and then the Sultanhani Caravanserai just as the ancient traders did. Overnight Cappadocia
Breakfast Included

Day 12 – Thursday: Cappadocia
This morning you have the option of taking a hot-air balloon ride in a region famed for being one of the best places in the world for ballooning. You will be back in plenty of time for the optional tour to check out the carved cave villages, underground cities and spectacular fairy chimney formations. Overnight Cappadocia
Breakfast Included

Day 13 – Friday: Cappadocia
Today you are free to explore the wonders of Cappadocia at your own pace. Tonight, do not miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening, which includes nearly 3 hrs of entertainment and all the food and drink you can handle! Overnight Cappadocia
Breakfast Included

Olympos Tree House

Olympos Tree House

Day 14: Istanbul via Ankara
Early morning start today as we head back to Istanbul, via Ankara, the nation’s Capital. You will have time to visit the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and discover what happened to the Turkish nation after the ANZAC’s left. Upon arrival at the Fez Travel office your tour concludes and sadly it is time to say good bye to new friends.
Breakfast Included

Include

  • English speaking Tour Leader on the bus giving you a wealth of super interesting and useful info. (All optional tours are conducted by English speaking professional tour guide)
  • Guided tour of Troy and Pergamum. (Entrance fees not included)
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking bus
  • 13 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (Gulet option includes 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • 13 nights – Budget Shared accommodation in total. (Gulet option includes 10 nights shared budget accommodation and 3 nights cabin share accommodation)

Tour does not include:

  • Suggested optional activities & sightseeing
  • Entrance fees to the various sites

TOUR PRICE 2011: £449

NO Local Payments on arrival
Private Single room Supplement £140
Pre Departure Info for this Tour

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Day 1 – Sunday: Istanbul, Gallipoli
Welcome to Istanbul! We meet at the Fez office in Istanbul for an early morning departure heading west along the coast of the Sea of Marmara. This afternoon, you can experience the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli on an optional tour or spend the afternoon exploring the nearby town of Canakkale. Overnight Eceabat.

Day 2: Kusadasi via Troy & Pergamum
This morning, you head south along the Aegean Coast, stopping at the ancient city of Troy for a guided one-hour tour. You also have the opportunity to tour the magnificent antique site of Pergamum before heading to the resort town of Kusadasi. Overnight Kusadasi
Breakfast Included

Day 3 – Tuesday: Kusadasi
Absorb yourself in history this morning with an optional tour of one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis and the former capital of Roman Asia and best-preserved ancient city in Turkey, Ephesus or spend the day relaxing on an Aegean Beach. Overnight Kusadasi
Breakfast Included

Day 4 – Wednesday: Kusadasi
Today is a day for choices. You can choose to do an optional tour to Pamukkale, paddle in the natural calcium formations and visit the ancient spa town of Hierapolis, or maybe you would prefer to visit the nearby Ottoman-Greek village of Sirince, trying some of their specialty fruit wines. The choice is yours. Overnight Kusadasi
Breakfast Included
floating turkey
Relax in the Mediterranean

Day 5: Kusadasi to Koycegiz
This morning we check out some local Turkish handicrafts before heading to Koycegiz where you have the option of taking a late night boat cruise on Lake Koycegiz and experience the therapeutic properties of the mud and thermal baths. Overnight Koycegiz
Breakfast Included

Day 6: Fethiye via Saklikent Gorge
After a short drive this morning, you will have the chance to see how Turkish carpets are made by hand and find out what determines their value. Then experience one of Turkey’s highlights as we trek up Saklikent Gorge or go tubing on the slightly chilly current of water rushing out of it. Overnight Fethiye
Breakfast Included

Day 7 – Saturday: Fethiye
Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye, go paragliding or maybe chill out on a nearby beach, the choice is yours. Overnight Fethiye
Breakfast Included

*If you choose the Shoestring option with Gulet, then today you will board your traditional handmade Gulet and cruise your way through to Day 10 in Olympos.

Day 8: Kas to Olympos Tree houses
We drive along the Turquoise coast today, stopping for a swim at the spectacular Kaputas beach and then a lunch stop in Kas, traditionally a small Turkish fishing village. Take a stroll around the town before heading to the world famous tree houses of Olympos. Overnight Olympos
Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 9 – Monday: Olympos
Time for some relaxation, you can do nothing but chill out and meet new people or you could try a host of adventure activities on offer – rock climbing, diving and canyoning just to name a few. Don’t miss out on your chance to see the natural phenomenon of the mythical flames of Chimera. Overnight Olympos
Breakfast & Dinner Included
Olympos
Overnight Olympos Tree Houses

Day 10 – Tuesday: Olympos
Another day for choices, with so many options you will be wishing you could stay for a week. Overnight Olympos
Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 11: Silk Road to Cappadocia
Early morning we head out to follow an ancient silk trade route across the Anatolian Plain, on the way you will have the opportunity to visit the Mevlana Museum in Konya and then the Sultanhani Caravanserai just as the ancient traders did. Overnight Cappadocia
Breakfast Included

Day 12 – Thursday: Cappadocia
This morning you have the option of taking a hot-air balloon ride in a region famed for being one of the best places in the world for ballooning. You will be back in plenty of time for the optional tour to check out the carved cave villages, underground cities and spectacular fairy chimney formations. Overnight Cappadocia
Breakfast Included

Day 13 – Friday: Cappadocia
Today you are free to explore the wonders of Cappadocia at your own pace. Tonight, do not miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening, which includes nearly 3 hrs of entertainment and all the food and drink you can handle! Overnight Cappadocia
Breakfast Included

Day 14: Istanbul via Ankara
Early morning start today as we head back to Istanbul, via Ankara, the nation’s Capital. You will have time to visit the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and discover what happened to the Turkish nation after the ANZAC’s left. Upon arrival at the Fez Travel office your tour concludes and sadly it is time to say good bye to new friends.
Breakfast Included


Posted by on May 31 2011. Filed under Ankara, Asia, Cappadocia, Gallipoli, Istanbul, Konya, Turkey.

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14 Days Shoestring Turkey Package with Expat Explore from £449

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