Authentic Adventure
Authentic Adventure Tour

This trip covers what is perhaps the most beautiful part of the Turkish Mediterranean coast, exploring classic sites and seascapes on easy walks. A relaxing and enjoyable holiday in quaint and historical towns with carefully selected, restored local architecture hotels where available. Shopping options at local rug cooperatives, a pottery making workshop, vineyards, onyx factories and first hand interaction with local, friendly Turkish people.

Tour Code AA
Tour Style: Small Group, minimum of 2 pax.
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Tour Map    
  Authentic Adventure Turkey  
Tour Accommodations      
Istanbul Amiral Palace
Cappadocia Urgup Evleri or similar
Assos Nazlihan ,Maydos or Kervansaray
Antalya Alp Pasha/Marina Residence
Kalkan Happy Hotel
Pamukkale Pam Hotel
Selcuk or Kusadasi Kalehan Hotel or similar
Hotels will be small boutique and historical type, this is a special category.
Please note: (If the above mentioned hotels are not available we will provide similar alternate).
Tour Accommodations
Highlights and Inclusions Brief Itinerary Tour map map Accommodations Dates
and Prices
Tour Includes
Accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar.  
Meals are indicated on itineraries by (B) breakfast,(L) lunch, (D) dinner.  
Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey.  
Private air-condition transportation.  
Luggage handling.  
Local taxes and service charges.  
Arrival and departure transfers at the beginning and on the last day of tour.  
Tour package does not includes:
Items of a personal nature  
Optional tours  
Customary tips to guide and drivers  
Travel Insurance  
Items not mentioned as being included  
Visa fees  
Return flight to Istanbul from Ankara  
Extra nights
  Tour Itinerary
  Day 1 Fri: Istanbul - Arrival.
You will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel in the old part of Istanbul.
Overnight at a historical hotel in old city area of Istanbul. Welcome briefing.
  Day 2 Sat: Istanbul.
Full day tour to Topkapi Palace, St Sophie,Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar
Tonight Optional: Join our Turkish dinner and enjoy Turkish belly dancing and folk dancing entertainment. (B).
  Day 3 Sun: Gallipoli & Troy - Assos.
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone pine cemetery Chunuk Bair, Gabatepe War Museum then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale visiting Troy we continue to Assos for overnight. (B, D).
  Day 4 Mon: Selcuk via Pergamum.
Morning drive through the olive forests and stop by a olive museum, Then we visit an ethnographical museum in Tahta kuslar (wooden birds) village. The last stop of day will be Pergamum acropolis.
Overnight in Selcuk (BD)
  Day 5 Tue: Ephesus & St. Mary's House.
Morning tour of glorious ruins at Ephesus, explore 2,000- year-old marble streets, a theater, the library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian's Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary's stone cottage where she stayed later in life accompanied by St. John, and visit also traditional village of Sirince.
Overnight in Selcuk (BD).
  Day 6 Wed : Aphrodisias - Hierapolis.
Morning drive to the ruins of Aphrodisias (you know what this is about) set against the foot of a picturesque mountain. Then motor to east to visit the calcium springs, so called Coten Fortress (Pamukkale) visit ancient Spa Center of Hierapolis and enjoy the Thermal Pools of the hotel (B,D)
  Day 7 Thu: Patara - Saklikent - Kalkan.
Morning drive to Saklikent Canyon; afternoon visit Patara with Roman ruins and a huge beach. Drive along the unique Mediterranean coast line to Kalkan for overnight. (B, D)
  Day 8 Fri: Myra - Finike - Antalya.
Morning drive to Myra to visit the home church of St. Nicholas (the authentic and original Santa Claus).
A short stop in Finike and early afternoon arrival to Antalya. Time to discover the old town harbor. (B, D)
  Day 9 Sat: Aspendos - Konya - Cappadocia.
Morning drive to Aspendos the roman city on the foot of the Taurus mountains, continue to Konya, tour Mevlana's Mausoleum, founder of the Whirling Dervishes, finally arrival to the "moon-like" landscape of Cappadocia. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance in a 13th century Caravan inn. (B, D)
  Day 10 Sun: Cappadocia.
Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves, with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast visit the Byzantine frescoed chapels at Goreme then continue to Ozkonak, the eight-story underground city, and a local pottery making village, Avanos. Overnight in Cappadocia (B, D)
  Day 11 Mon: Ankara.
Early morning drive to Ankara, afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum then transfer to airport or hotels as appropriate and end of services. (B)
  Important Note:  
  Today is the end of our services. Tour finishes in Ankara after the visit of Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Neither flight between Ankara -Istanbul nor an overnight stay in Ankara are included in the price.
Should you need those services, they may be arranged on demand by us separately with an additional fee.

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