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SHORE EXCURSIONS IN ALL TURKISH PORTS OF CALL

 

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Metin Kutusu: Phone : (90)  232 483 25 52    Fax : (90) 232 425 37 28
Mithatpaşa Cad. 146 / 148  Karataş 35260 
Izmir  Turkey
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Dear Cruise Specialist Travel Agents & All Cruise Lovers,

 

We are one of the oldest and largest Tourism, Travel, Shipping & Yachting agencies founded in 1994 at Izmir in Turkey with representatives at nationwide.

We will be very pleased to  offer you all shore excursions in all Turkish ports of call at very available and competitive prices with an excellent service quality range of services. These offers are valid for individual and as well as for groups. 

 

We use very comfortable tour buses of new models and very good foreign language speaking professional lecturer tour guides who are specialists of their destinations.

 

If you wish to see the detailes of the proposed shore excursions please click on their excursion names.

 

Also we can offer you pre - post cruise cultural tours & stays at the best available rates as well as your private transfers between sea ports / airports and hotels. 

 

We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

 

Mustafa Rasit AYHAN

 

President

 

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 CODE EXCURSION DURATION 

VISITING PLACES

1 A)ISTANBUL FULL DAY  Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, The Basilica Cistern 
       
       
2 B)ISTANBUL FULL DAY  Cruise on Bosphorus by regular boat, Spice Bazaar , Grand Bazaar 
       
3 C)ISTANBUL HALF DAY Yeni Camii Mosque, Topkapi Palace
       
4 D)ISTANBUL HALF DAY Spice Market, Basilica Cistern, Rustem Pasa Mosque
       
5 E)ISTANBUL HALF DAY Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar
       
6 F)ISTANBUL FULL DAY  Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Topkapi Palace,Hagia Sophia,Grand Bazaar
       
7 G)ISTANBUL HALF DAY Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Justinian Cistern
       
8 H)ISTANBUL HALF DAY Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace with Harem Section
       
9 I)ISTANBUL HALF DAY Cruise on Bosphorus by regular boat, Dolmabahce Palace
       
10 J)ISTANBUL FULL DAY  St. Savior in Chora (Kariye), Golden Horn, Café Pierre Loti,Cruise on Bosphorus byregular boat, Spice  Bazaar  
       
11 A)KUSADASI HALF DAY Ephesus, House Of The Virgin Mary 
       
12 B)KUSADASI HALF DAY Ephesus, Terrace Houses
       
13 C)KUSADASI HALF DAY Saint John, House Of The Virgin Mary
       
14 A)IZMIR HALF DAY Archelogical Museum,Agora, Smyrna, Kemeralti Bazaar
       
15 B)IZMIR  HALF DAY Archelogical Museum,passing to Karsikaya by regular boat
       
16 MARMARIS FULL DAY  Dalyan Private Boat Trip, Kaunos Archeological Site
       
17 A)FETHIYE HALF DAY Ruins of Tlos,Saklikent
       
18 B)FETHIYE FULL DAY  Ruins of Tlos, Xantos, Letoon
       
19 A)MERSIN HALF DAY The Old Diocaesarea ,gates,theatre,temple of Zeus and Tombs, Silifke Castle, Corycian Caves: Heaven and Hell
       
20 B)MERSIN FULL DAY  Kizkalesi, Silifke, Narlikuyu, The Corycian Caves: The caves of Hell and Heaven, Twin Castles, Korykos ,Kanlidivane and Aya Teckla
       
21 C)MERSIN FULL DAY  Tarsus, Cave Church of St Peter (on availibility because of restauration works), Hatay Archeological Museum,Habib-i Neccar Mosque
       
22 A)DIKILI HALF DAY Bergama, The Acropolis snd the Asclepion
       
23 B)DIKILI FULL DAY  Bergama,Red Basilica, Asclepion
       
24 A)ANTALYA HALF DAY Antalya Museum, Hadrian's Gate, Old City Center of antalya
       
25 B)ANTALYA FULL DAY  Aspendos, Perge, Side
       
26 A)CANAKKALE HALF DAY The Battlefields of Gallipoli, Gallipoli National Park, Military Monument in the National Park, Kabatepe Hill National Park, Trojan Horse
       
27 B)CANAKKALE HALF DAY Hisarlik Hill, Troy, Archeological Museum
       
28 A)BODRUM HALF DAY St Peter's Castle including underwater Archeology Museum, Halicarnassos Mausoleum, Theater of Halicarnassos
       
29 B)BODRUM FULL DAY  Bafa Lake, The village of Kapikiri, Didyma
       
30 ISKENDERUN HALF DAY Cave Church of St Peter (on availibility because of restauration works), Hatay Archeological Museum, Habib-i Neccar Mosque
       
31 A)TRABZON HALF DAY Sumela Monastery
       
32 B)TRABZON FULL DAY  Sumela Monastery, St Sophia Museum
       
33 SINOP  HALF DAY Sinop Archeological Museum,Suleyman Pervane Medresse and Alaaddin Mosque, Sinop prison 
                                   
 CODE EXCURSION 1 PAX 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX 9 PAX 10/14 PAX  15/19 PAX  20/24 PAX  25/29 PAX  30/34 PAX 35 / 39 PAX 40 / 44 PAX
1 A)ISTANBUL 458 252 183 149 128 115 105 98 92 87 95 82 75 70 66 64
 
        161 128 109 96 86 79 74 70 77 65 58 53 50 47
2 B)ISTANBUL 420 226                            
        155 123 103 90 81 74 69 64 71 59 52 47 44 42
3 C)ISTANBUL 415 220                            
        135 104 86 73 64 58 52 48 55 43 36 32 29 27
4 D)ISTANBUL 384 197                            
        145 113 94 82 73 66 61 57 63 52 45 40 37 35
5 E)ISTANBUL 397 208                            
        171 137 116 103 93 86 80 75 83 70 63 58 55 52
6 F)ISTANBUL 441 238                            
        135 104 86 73 64 58 52 48 55 43 36 32 29 27
7 G)ISTANBUL 384 197                            
        155 123 103 90 81 74 69 64 71 59 52 47 44 42
8 H)ISTANBUL 415 220                            
        161 128 109 96 86 79 74 70 77 65 58 53 50 47
9 I)ISTANBUL 420 226                            
        156 123 103 90 81 73 68 64 70 58 51 46 43 41
10 J)ISTANBUL 414 219                            
        220 171 142 122 108 98 89 83 82 67 58 52 45 45
11 A)KUSADASI 612 318                            
        235 184 154 133 119 108 100 93 92 76 67 61 57 54
12 B)KUSADASI 641 337                            
        209 160 131 111 97 87 78 72 71 55 47 41 37 34
13 C)KUSADASI 601 307                            
        156 119 97 83 72 64 58 53 50 39 33 29 26 24
14 A)IZMIR 451 230                            
        165 128 107 92 82 74 68 63 61 50 44 40 37 35
15 B)IZMIR  454 237                            
        275 208 167 140 121 107 95 86 76 57 46 39 34 31
16 MARMARIS 815 410                            
        134 102 83 70 61 54 48 44 54 41 34 29 25 23
17 A)FETHIYE 392 199                            
        165 127 104 88 77 69 63 58 69 54 45 39 35 32
18 B)FETHIYE 470 241                            
        169 130 106 90 79 70 64 58 64 50 42 37 33 30
19 A)MERSIN 485 248                            
        178 138 114 97 86 77 70 65 71 56 48 43 39 36
20 B)MERSIN 502 259                            
        247 188 153 129 112 100 90 82 99 76 63 54 47 43
21 C)MERSIN 719 365                            
        225 177 148 128 115 104 96 90 91 76 66 61 56 53
22 A)DIKILI 611 321                            
        234 185 156 136 122 112 104 97 99 83 74 68 63 60
23 B)DIKILI 626 332                            
        138 106 87 74 65 59 53 49 58 46 38 34 30 28
24 A)ANTALYA 392 201                            
        176 140 118 103 93 85 79 74 89 74 65 59 55 52
25 B)ANTALYA 466 249                            
        270 205 166 140 122 108 97 89 104 80 65 56 46 44
26 A)CANAKKALE 788 399                            
        198 152 125 106 93 83 76 69 83 65 54 47 42 39
27 B)CANAKKALE 565 290                            
        177 138 114 98 87 79 72 67 55 46 41 37 34 33
28 A)BODRUM 492 256                            
        290 220 178 149 129 114 103 93 75 58 47 41 36 33
29 B)BODRUM 853 431                            
        226 173 141 120 104 93 84 77 78 61 51 45 40 37
30 ISKENDERUN 651 332                            
        196 149 121 102 89 79 71 65 74 57 47 40 35 32
31 A)TRABZON 571 290                            
        231 178 146 125 110 99 90 83 111 87 73 64 57 52
32 B)TRABZON 652 336                            
        112 90 76 67 61 56 52 49 44 39 35 33 31 30
33 SINOP  293 157                            

 

All above rates are valid for year round in 2015 per person in $ US DOLLAR without free and with lunch when it is mentionned in the program. All tours are assured by comfortable A/C vehicles and conducted by professional lecturer tour guides.

 

Main Turkish Ports of Calls where we can offer you our services

 

 ISTANBUL: Istanbul is one of the world's most interesting cities.  Its unique history, literally bridging the gap between 'East" and "West", is precisely what attracts tourist to the shores of the Asian Continent.  Across time, Istanbul (or is it Constantinople) has served as the capital of the Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman Empires: the city's heritage is on display and magnificently preserved.  From its famous mosques and churches (the Blue Mosque, Süleymaniye Cami, and Hagia Sophia), through palaces (The Topkapi and Dolmbahce), and on to the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul is one memorable excursion after another.

 TRABZON: Trabzon, formerly known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of north-eastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Throughout history, Trabzon has been an important meeting point for international trade and cultural exchange due to its strategic location which controls the east-west (Asia-Europe) and north-south (Russia-Middle East) trading routes. Trabzon formed the basis of several states in its long history, and was the capital city of the Empire of Trebizond. The population of the city is 275,137 (2006 census).

 CANAKKALE:  The city, which is the cradle of Trojan, Assos like former civilization centers, and where Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, various martyr, monument and graves are present, the most bloody fights of Çanakkale wars are occurred, and Aegean and Marmara seas are connected and Europe and Asia is met at its coasts has an important place in inland and foreign tourism.

 DIKILI: Dikili is a coastal town and a district of İzmir Province in the Aegean Region of Turkey. The district is quite picturesque both along its shoreline and in its interior parts and is a popular summer resort. The center town of Dikili is situated at about 120 km (75 mi) north of İzmir, served by a good road. The notable township of Çandarlı (ancient Pitane) is a depending center and is located close to Dikili. The port of call of Dikili is the nearest one to Pergamum ruins. Dikili town center is situated opposite the Greek island of Lesbos (Midilli in Turkish).

 IZMIR: Izmir is a working city that serves as a convenient base to explore the Aegean coast: many prime archaeological sites are relatively close to Izmir.  The city has limited attractions of its own.

 KUSADASI: Kusadasi is a resort town with great restaurants, good hotels, and pleasant hosts.  Known for its nightlife, Kusadasi is a good place for soaking up the sun and relaxing.  It is the gateway to Ephesus for many cruise lines.

 BODRUM: is a scenic town whose center is the famed Castle of Saint Peter (built by the Knights of Saint John).  Bodrum has much to offer and should be considered as a base to explore the surrounding countryside.

  MARMARIS: This lovely resort town located on a peninsula where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean is surrounded by a pine wooded landscape. It has a harbor sheltered with lush foothills and long beaches surround its bay. An important yachting center, both Bodrum and the Greek island of Rhodes are easily accessible by a daily car ferry.

 ANTALYA: the main city along the Mediterranean coast, Antalya is a major seaside resort with a beautiful harbor. Still standing on the cliffs which surround Antalya are the ancient city walls and ramparts built by the Greeks. Inside the town stands the 13th century Aladdin Mosque and Hadrian's Gate which was built in honor of the Emperor's visit in 130 AD.

 

 ALANYA: That’s a city located among the orange trees and lemon trees. Alanya is a well frequented and very much appreciated seaside town surrounded by two beautiful beaches.  The old city walls and picturesque streets, invite there one to walk around hours and hours. Just before our era, Alanya has been used as a headquarter by the pirates that controlled the entire coastal line.  The Ottomans established there the order and built up at the 13. Century a fortress called as the Red Tower from the top of which one will have a superb view on the old city. 

 

DESCRIPTION OF VISITING SITES AND MUSEUMS FOR SHORE EXCURSIONS

ANTAKYA: (Antioch) one of the great cities of antiquity, Antioch was known throughout the ancient world for its nearby Grove of Daphne, a massive temple and oracle complex to the god Apollo. It was also the base from where Peter, Paul and Barnabas started their preaching and the Romans first referred to the followers of Jesus Christ as Christians. Just outside of town is a cave where St. Peter is said to have first celebrated the mass.

ASPENDOS: This antique city established in the early age is 48km east of Antalya. Its most important feature is its theatre. The theatre and its stage are the best preserved of the Roman theatres in Anatolia which have reached our times. 15000 spectators can sit in the theatre. It was built during the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (134 - 164) by architect Zenon.

 

BLUE MOSQUE: This very beautiful mosque of the 7. Century is located in the opposite of St. Sophia on the place of Hippodrome and it’s characterized by its 6 minarets and the harmony of its domes. The mosque was called as BLUE because of its blue and green fine mosaics decorating its tribunes and one admire the fineness.

 

BYZANTINE CISTERN: In order to preserve water in case of necessity in Istanbul they were hundreds of water reservoirs the one closest  to Hagia  Sophia was  this sumptuous one which setting of music and lights and reflects its columns in the water.  

 

CRUISE ON BOSPHORUS: These straits long of 38 kms.  links up the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea is located between Europe and Asia with alongside the wooded hills.  A cruise by boat will allow you to admire the fortress of Rumeli Hisar built up by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 to ease to occupation of the city of Old Constantinople.

DIDYMA: Just inland of the Aegean coast lies the remains of a massive temple to Apollo. Ancient Didyma was not a town, but the home of Apollo, so only priests lived here. This oracle was as important as the one at Delphi. Began in the 300's AD, the great temple that remains were in use for 1400 years. On the grounds are fragments where the statuary that lined the way to a small harbor stood before being taken to the British Museum in 1858.

DOLMABAHCE PALACE: A palace which is built up in the middle of the 19. Century by the orders of Sultan Abdulmecit. This immense palace is surrounded by gardens earned  on the Bosphorus shores realizes a strange synthesis of the eastern and western arts that’s where died  Ataturk, in November 10, 1938 at  09H05 A.M. as testified by  all the clocks of the palace. 

 

EPHESUS: Ephesus, an ancient city in the process of being restored, is a must see.  Dating from the seventh century BC (and possibly earlier) Ephesus provides an interesting view of ancient life: the city's ruins illustrate how ancient cities worked and how the people played.  Ephesus is a site that should interest anyone but it holds special reverence for Christians who believe that the Virgin Mary lived in the area at the end of her life.

 

GOLDEN HORN: This is a Sea Arm of Bosphorus and Marmara Sea used as a natural harbor for several centuries in the old Istanbul.  This sea arm that the shores were released of their warehouses has now beautiful gardens.  But Golden Horn has not yet all its original purity and its waters still again polluted.

 

GRAND BAZAAR: This big cover market opens its doors at least since 15. Century, time when the merchants have been grouped according to their specialties.  This huge city of commerce has more than 4000 shops that represent all the charm of Orient. 

 

HIPPODROME: Ancient hippodrome was founded first time in 3. Century A.D. and has been renovated in 6. Century A.D.  by Justinian and it was the place where he was inaugurating the chariots races as well as festivities. It is decorated with the monuments such as: Wall Column, Serpentine Column, Obelisk and German Fountain. 

MILETUS: Famous for its military might, ancient Miletus had a harbor that could hold 200 warships. The eventual silting of the Meander River put an end to this thriving ancient city. However, its theater, Faustian Baths and Ilyas Bey Mosque still remain.

PERGAMUM: One of the 7 churches of Asia Minor, Paramus was the rival of Ephesus in commerce. Home to the famous physician Galen, Paramus was the city that invented parchment after Egypt cut off the supply of papyrus. Unfortunately, most of the ruins from the Altar of Zeus were taken to Berlin, though the Temple of Trojan, theater and Asclepios still remain.

PERGE: A city of considerable importance during the Hellenistic period, Perge is where St. Paul preached his first sermon. Located inland from the Mediterranean, Perge's ruins are vast, including an agora, theater, stadium and baths. Many of the statues and relics are now housed in Antalya.

PRIENE: This small city from the Hellenistic period which was being part of the confederation of the twelve cities was constructed according to a geometrical plan.  Its hung up site to the mountain is particularly beautiful.  One will notice and admire its theater well preserve, despite of all deteriorations from which it suffered and kept well its Roman and Greek characters.  The temple of Athena and the bouleterion decorated by bull heads sculptures are magnificent. 

SARDIS: Situated in Salihli - Manisa province, it is an antique city which served as capital to the Lydian State. Archaeological digs since the 19th century have revealed important works such as the Artemis Temple, gymnasium, stadium, Roman and Byzantine baths. The picture shows a section of the gymnasium.

SIDE: Situated on a peninsula, Side is famous with its magnificent roman theater of 15 000 seats and museum as well as by its beaches.

 

MOSQUE OF SOLIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT: Constructed by Sinan, the most famous architect of Ottoman Empire, this mosque is admirable by its sobriety and purity of its forms was built up between 1550 and 1557.  Its dome that peaks 53 meters from the ground is supported by four columns of porphyry. In the cemetery at the neighbor, you will be able to admire the mausoleums of Sultan Soliman and of his favorite Roxelane

 

SPICE MARKET: Known also under the name of Egyptian Bazaar is situated facing the bridge of Galata, has under its domes the merchants of spices, perfumes and herbalists.  This perfumed and picturesque covered market is one the most attractive places of Istanbul. 

 

ST. SAVIOR IN CHORA CHURCH: This former Byzantine church has the most beautiful mosaics of the 14. Century which are representing the history of the beginning of Christianity and they are here in an exceptional conservation state.  Superb frescos of the church are also very well preserved.

 

ST. SOPHIA: Initially built in 325 A.D.  This basilica was rebuilt under the reign of emperor Justinian who wanted   to make build up the largest and the most beautiful churches of the world.  Two architects worked to build up this monumental church with more than 10.000 workers which were inaugurated in 537 A.D. After the Ottoman conquest this church was transformed into a mosque and then to a museum. 

 

SUMELA MONASTERY: Hung to the hillside of a mountain at the foot of which flows the « Golden River », the monastery appears as in a very good state.   You must climb to visit it.

Sumela was one of the most important monasteries of oriental Church.  Deserted today, the buildings are in poor condition; nevertheless the site remains an astonishing beauty. 

TARSE: the birthplace of St. Paul, Tarsus was also the place where Anthony and Cleopatra met. Much of the ancient city is now buried 15-20 feet below the present city, although a few of the remains can still be seen.

TOPKAPI PALACE: In 1478 Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror has decided to make built this residence at the place of ancient acropolis of Byzance.  The palace was living place of the prestigious court of the sultans during four centuries. Soliman the Magnificent is the one who transferred there the Harem which can visited today. You will also been  impressed by the kitchens where could be seen a superb collection porcelain from  China and Japan as well as  especially the treasurer  section conserving  unique jewels of the world and in particularly emeralds. 

TROY: Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The first excavations at the site were undertaken by the famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870. In scientific terms, its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world. Moreover, the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C., immortalized by Homer in the Iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the world ever since.

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