Taste of Turkey
Taste of Turkey
Taste of Turkey

Taste of Turkey

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Departs on selected Thursdays

2018 Departure Dates:

Aug 02 23 30; Sep 06 13 20 27; Oct 04 11 18 25

2019 Departure Dates:

May 16 23 39; Jun 06 13 27; Jul 04 18; Aug 01 15 29; Sep 05 12 19 26

Meals and Sightseeing as per itinerary
Guaranteed departure (min 2 pax) coach tour and Gulet cruise

This is a good itinerary to connect to the Greek Islands via Rhodes.


Day 1: Istanbul

Arrival transfer to your hotel. Welcome briefing.

Day 2: Istanbul (B)

Istanbul full day tour including Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar.

Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (Supplement applies)

Day 3: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale (B D)

Morning departure for the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair. Then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.

Day 4: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir (B L D)

Today visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Before arriving into Asclepion, have lunch with locals in a traditional village. Then contnue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Centre in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for two nights accommodation.

Day 5: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir (B)

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus including St. Mary’s cottage. Visit a regional rug production centre.

Optional: Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 6: Izmir– Pamukkale (B D)

Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale and its white lime cascades. Visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel.

Day 7: Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Gocek or Fethiye – Gulet cruise (B D)

Visit the Hierapolis Roman health spa ruins. Then drive south to the resort city of Gocek or Fethiye to board your gulet cruise.

The Gulet's are basic local yachts - a lower standard than the hotels on the first portion of the tour.

Day 8: Gulet cruise (Lycian coast) (B L D)

Sail across beautiful bays surrounded by high-forested hills.

Day 9: Gulet cruise (Lycian coast) (B L D)

Continue cruising along the Mediterranean coast. Explore nearby Lycian ruins, swim and relax.

Day 10: Marmaris (B)

After breakfast on board your gulet, disembark in Marmaris.

This is a good itinerary to connect to the Greek Islands via Rhodes.

This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice, depending upon flight schedule, delays or cancellations, weather and road conditions, availability of rooms or any other unanticipated events.

Hotel selection may be subject to change – please use this as a guide only.


  • A/C transportation & transfers
  • Accommodation in a combination of Superior First Class hotels with private facilities
  • Moderate Tourist class cabin on the Gulet cruise
  • Meals & sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Local taxes and charges
  • Turkey Travel Notes by Innovative Travel


  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Note: Gulet cruises are of a basic budget standard with no guide on board, crew only.


Airport transfers are only included on days of the tour ex Istanbul Ataturk (IST) Airport - a surcharge will apply for transfers to/from Sabiha Gocken (SAW) airport.

If you are arriving or departing Istanbul on any days other than the arrival and departure days of the tour, transfers will not be included in the price of the coach tour.

Porterage for one suitcase is included in the tour price. Due to limited coach capacity, the single bag should not exceed the dimensions of 30”x18”x10” and not weigh more than 50lbs (23kg). A charge of US $4 per travelling day is collected by the tour director for each additional piece of baggage, or if the suitcase exceeds established weight and/or dimension limitations.


Please note we have requested a double bedded room but cannot guarantee one will be available. In Turkey double rooms are very limited. Please ask on check-in with the hotel to see what is available.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable).   All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country.   Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions  page.

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