12 Day Turkey Tours
Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Pergamum Ephesus Pamukkale Antalya Cappadocia
Day 1 - Istanbul
On your arrival to Ataturk airport, meet our driver who hold a sign M 55 at first exit of the gate. Transfer to hotel in old city and you will meet one of our tour consultant to get brief of your tour and you can pay remainder payment to him/her. Overnight stay in Istanbul. (If you arrive in Sabiha Gokcen airport, we will still pick you up with extra cost.)
Day 2 - Free day in Istanbul (B)
After breakfast you are free to explore Istanbul on your own. You can visit Ottoman and Byzantine relics in old city of Istanbul which will be Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Topkapi palace. If you wish you can visit all these places with our Istanbul old city tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Gallipoli Tour (Lunch)
Driver pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul around 06:30-07:00am and on our way to Gallipoli we stop by to have breakfast, after driving 5 hours you will arrive to Gallipoli. Then you will start your visit different memorials of Dardanelles, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnstons Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. End of the tour, you will take a ferry to Canakkale and overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Troy and Pergamum Tour(*B *L)
Around 08:30-08:45 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will join your group to visit Troy Ancient City. You will be surprised with genially made Trojan Horse and you will discover over 10 ancient cities built one on another, dating back to 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, battle field where Hector and Achilles fought for power, Roman Theater, Greco-Roman Senate building roundly shaped that hosted deputies of democracy. After Troy, drive to Pergamum. You are going to have your lunch in a traditional restaurant. Then visit the ancient city of Pergamum which held one of the most important libraries in the ancient world. After tour, a ride to Kusadası and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 09:00-09:30 and you will be transferred to full day Ephesus tour. You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world; Artemis Temple, city ruins of Ephesus as Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI.End of the tour transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 6: Pamukkale Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 08:00-08:30am and join to Pamukkale Hierapolis tour. Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish and it is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. You will have your lunch during the excursion. End of the tour take a private car to Antalya and drop off your hotel, overnight stay in Antalya.
Day 7: Free day in Antalya (*B)
After breakfast free day for you to enjoy old city of Antalya or you can join Aspendos Perge and Waterfall tour. Another option will be one of the beach of Antalya, Overnight stay.
Day 8: Free day in Antalya and flight to Cappadocia (*B)
After breakfast free day for you to explore Antalya. Kaleici (old town) quite interesting place to visit and walking around. You can also enjoy one of the beach of Antalya. End of the day transfer to airport and take a flight to Cappadocia (Direct flight or via Istanbul flight) After arrive in Cappadocia, transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 9: Northern Cappadocia(*B *L)
Optional Balloon Tour available for this morning
After breakfast, your guide will take you from your hotel around 10:00-10:15am then you will join your tour.you will start your visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region. You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storages. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety. End of the day transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 10: Southern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 10:00-10:15am then you will join your tour. Your visit start with Uchisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses. For lunch you are going to traditional Turkish Restaurant. In the afternoon you will be amazed by Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early Christians from roman persecution.Then you will visit Pigeon Valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar Castle. Finally you will drive to Three Beauties Valley with its beautiful view over Urgup town famous with its wine factories.
End of the tour we will transfer to Cappadocia Airport to take the flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our agents will meet you at the exit gate of domestic terminal baring a board your names written on and you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 11 - Free day in Istanbul
After breakfast you can visit underground cistern, Spice Bazaar or you can join Bosphorus cruise. Also shopping will be good option before you leave Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 12: Departure from Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have free time until the flight time. According to your flight time, you will be picked up from hotel and transfer to Ataturk Airport.
Istanbul – Avicenna Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel
Canakkale - Grand Anzac Hotel
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or Efe Boutique Hotel
Antalya - Antalya inn Hotel or Mediterra art Hotel
Cappadocia - Historical Goreme House or Dervish Cave House
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single supplement is 30% extra for this trip
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
*B breakfast included
*L lunch included
Istanbul can be very cold and snowy in winters, so provide yourself winter clothes.
Springs and autumns are rainy, do not forget your umbrella or raincoat!
Summers are humid and hot, put enough sun cream and bring your hat.
Always for the tours in Turkey wear comfortable shoes.
You can have t-shirts or shorts on the days when you will visit mosques, no problem because they provide you at the entrance scarf and piece of clothes to cover your shoulders or legs.
You may visit any mosque except praying times.
Per person EURO with credit card and EURO with cash payment