See all the classic attractions of ancient Lycia and more including the ghost village of Kayakoy, the picturesque town of Kas, and the stunning beauty of the Blue Lagoon. Also on the itinerary are a short cruise of the Turkish Riviera and the splendour of ancient Aspendos. 

Tour Itinerary

  • Days: 12
  • Starting Point: Istanbul
  • Ending Point: Istanbul
  • No Booking Fees

Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend:

Pick up from your hotel & visit Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B, L

Pick up from your hotel & enjoy the Bosphorus by Boat. Visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Camlica Hill. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B, L

Pick up from your hotel & early morning airport transfer for your flight to Izmir. Then visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. After a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her final years. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

  • Destination: Ephesus
  • Legend: B, L

Pick up from your hotel & morning drive (2.5 hours) to Pamukkale, then lunch. In the afternoon, tour the 'Cotton Castle.' Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theatre and Necropolis. Overnight in Pamukkale.

  • Destination: Pamukkale
  • Legend: B, L, D

05:00 Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Pamukkale (please ask us for pricing & availability) Hotel pickup, then a quick snack and safety briefing. Watching the balloon inflate, then you're off! Soaring over Cotton Castles of Pamukkale, and dipping low for a close view. This may be your favourite part of your Turkey trip - it will certainly be unforgettable. Celebrate a soft landing with a quick drink, and return to your hotel for breakfast around 8.30am. Pick up from your hotel & private car transfer (3 hours) to the Ghost village of Kayakoy. The name Kayakoy means 'stone village' and the striking stone houses against the hillside are memorable. The sad history of the abandonment of the village is in sharp contrast to the warm welcome you'll receive in this genuine Turkish village today. Stay in a lovely family run guesthouse, and slow down a while. Overnight in Kayakoy.

  • Destination: Kayakoy
  • Legend: B

Local activities include paragliding, lazing in the lagoon in nearby Olu Deniz, hiking a section of the Lycian Way and horseriding. We can help book these, or add another night in Kayakoy to take up a couple of options! Overnight in Kayakoy.

  • Destination: Kayakoy
  • Legend: B

Pick up from your hotel & private car transfer (3 hours) to the gorgeous and popular village of Kas. Free afternoon. Overnight in Kas.

  • Destination: Kas
  • Legend: B

Pick up from your hotel & head out into the stunning blue waters of the Med. This cruise will include lots of swimming stops in pretty natural coves, a lunch of fresh salads and grilled meat on board, snorkelling, fishing and lots of sun bathing. You can see Lycian tombs in the cliff sides you sail past, or just enjoy a quiet game of backgammon with the crew after lunch. A day in paradise. Overnight in Kas.

  • Destination: Kas
  • Legend: B, L

Free morning in Kas. Explore the local Roman amphitheatre and Lycian tombs. Perhaps even hike another short section of the Lycian Way. Pick up from your hotel & afternoon transfer (2.5 hours) to Antalya by private car. Overnight in Antalya.

  • Destination: Antalya
  • Legend: B

Pick up from your hotel & tour of the ancient cities around Antalya. In Perge, See the Stadium (seating 12,000), Bath and Colonnaded Street. In Aspendos, you can see the 2nd century AD Roman theatre, seating capacity 15,000. At the pretty site of Side, see the Apollo Temple, ancient ruins and two sandy beaches. Later, visit Kursunlu waterfall. Overnight in Antalya.

  • Destination: Antalya
  • Legend: B, L

Pick up from your hotel & transfer to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul, and onward transfer to hotel or cruise ship port.

  • Destination: Istanbul
  • Legend: B

You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.

Tour Map

Tour Details

  • In Brief

    Small Group Tour (8 to 12 with a maximum of 16). You can customize this trip with additional days!

  • Special Features

    Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route. This tour is also available on private basis.Anything is possible!

  • What's Included

    - All accommodation as per the itinerary
    - Full day boat cruise
    - Professional English speaking guide on tours
    - All flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary
    - Small group tours
    - All transportation & transfers
    - All meals mentioned in the itinerary
    - All museum and entrance fees where necessary
    - All local taxes
    - Wifi available at all our hotels

  • What's Not Included

    - International airfares
    - Drinks with meals
    - Travel insurance, visas or passports
    - Tips & personal expenses


Departure Date

  • Start Date
    Finish Date
    Day / Days / Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.01.2023
    Finish Date: 31.12.2023
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day
  • Start Date: 01.01.2024
    Finish Date: 31.12.2024
    Day / Days / Every Day: Every Day

Price List

  • Start
    Double/Twin PP
    Triple PP
  • Start: 01.01.2023
    Finish: 31.12.2023
    Single: 4,062 AUD
    Double/Twin PP: 2,971 AUD
    Triple PP: 2,501 AUD
  • Start: 01.01.2024
    Finish: 31.12.2024
    Single: 4,465 AUD
    Double/Twin PP: 3,273 AUD
    Triple PP: 2,753 AUD

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J. Walker


Just replying for my daughter Renee Graham and myself (Jenny Walker) on our amazing trip to Turkey arranged by your company. Everything was brilliant and the trip went like clockwork with everyone being on time to pick us up and the food was fresh and delicious. The ruins to explore, the bazaars , the palace the mosques and the call to prayer and especially the accommodation was way better than we ever expected. Cannot recommend the company enough! Jenny Walker. I could send 200 phots but kept it to a few. Thanks for a wonderful time. 

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Hello Michael, We can only give the highest praise to your company, every pick up was punctual, every hotel was located in an excellent position, the hotels had great character and the rooms and staff were excellent. The activities planned were all well organised and and covered everything that we wanted to see. The two guides, Mehmet and Muhammad were excellent. Overall 10 out of 10.

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Mike Black

Sydney, Australia

Hi Michael, Just to let you know that we are now back home in Sydney and wish to let you know that our trip in Turkey went very well indeed -everything went very well and your organisation was excellent at all times. We enjoyed the whole experience and would not hesitate to recommend your company to any of our friends or aquaintances at any time. Thanks again for all your help and look forward to getting back to Turkey again in the near future . Best wishes,Mike Black.

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Marc S.

New York, USA

To Ihsan and the good people at Turkey Travel Center... çok teşekkür ederim! Many thanks for putting together the incredible journey I had for two memorable weeks of Turkey in July. Our time there coincided with the festival of Ramadan which made it that more special. So many wonderful experiences I don't know where to start. I learned so much. The personable guides successfully transferred their enthusiasm, respect and knowledge of history for every site and location we visited. I really felt the trip was tailor made for me and my good friend, who was himself Turkish, and discovering his own country in detail for the first time.

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Jeff and Gaye Graves


Hi Michael, 

We are back in Australia after five months away, and we would have to say that we definitely saved the best till last. Turkey was incredible, and all the bookings and tours and pickups that you organised went off like clockwork. We will certainly be recommending both your country and your company to all our friends.

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Lisa Holmes


Dear Liz, We've only newly returned from our journey, having spent a couple of weeks in London following Turkey. This email is just to thank you for organising for us such a wonderful guide and driver! Mehmet and Mahmud were beyond our expectations in so many ways. My husband David and I have travelled far and wide and have several times organised private guide and driver in various countries, but this pair were truly unique! We were like a family unit travelling around together and my parents had the experience of a lifetime.  Cheers

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Butterfly Valley in Fethiye : Be Inspired by Nature

Butterfly Valley is one of Turkey’s most beautiful natural wonders. The 4-kilometer valley is protected by magnificent cliffs as high as 350 meters.

When you go on a trip to Butterfly Valley, it is easy to think that you are in an entirely different world because of its virgin beach without the luxury of traditional lodging or even the convenience of electricity.

However, the real attraction at the Butterfly Valley is the thousands of wonderfully coloured butterflies including the rare Jersey Tiger butterfly that flock to the valley between June and September as if in a festival of rhythm, movement, and colours.

Butterfly valley is located in the Olu Deniz region of Turkey. Our “Travel Turkey in Style” tour spends two days in the region, allowing you free time to visit Butterfly Valley and other local attractions, such as the Ghost Village of Kayakoy.

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