Turkey tours -8 days Gallipoli Troy Pergamum Ephesus Pamukkale Cappadocia Tour
Day 1: Gallipoli Tour(*L)
Your guide picks 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 2: 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 3: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel at 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 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.
At the end of the tour, transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Please note: The tour ends approximately at 4.00pm. You will be treated to an optional leather fashion show, please inform your guide if you are not interested.
Day 4: Pamukkale Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 08:00-08:30 am 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. End of the tour you will be transferred to your hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Pamukkale to Cappadocia by private car transfer (*B)
After breakfast our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Cappadocia, on the way to Cappadocia we will stop to visit Konya Mevlana Museum and you can have your lunch in this city. After that keep driving to Cappadocia and overnight stay at Cappadocia.
Day 6: Northern Cappadocia Tour(*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 7: 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.
Please note: The tour ends approximately at 4.00pm. You will be treated to an optional traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, please inform your guide if you are not interested then you will be dropped back to hotel.
Day 8: From Cappadocia to Istanbul(*B)
After breakfast at the hotel, according to your flight time we will transfer you to the airport (60 min) to take the flight (1hour 10 min) 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. End of our service.
If you would like to extend your stay with us, we will be happy to organize other beautiful destinations for you.
We hope to see you again
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Solo traveler should pay 40% extra for single supplement.
Flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
Springs and autumn time it is rainy in Canakkale, so provide an umbrella or rain coat.
Summers are hot, will be better to have sun creme and hat.
Winters are cold and may be snowy, so bring your warm clothes and winter boots.
All over the year it is highly windy, you will need a light jacket.
Always wear comfortable shoes on this tour.
In Ephesus summers are dry and very hot, so put a lot of sun creme and wide hat or sun protect umbrella
Winters are rainy but warm, you will need raincoat or umbrella.
Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Pamukkale – Tripolis Hotel, Haltur Hotel
Kusadasi – Ilayda Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Canakkale – Grand Anzac Hotel, Kule Hotel
**or similar hotels
Per person 840 euro with credit card and 800 euro with cash payment
Cappadocia – Artemis Cave Suite or Hera Cave Suite or Cappadocia Inn Hotel
Pamukkale – Pam Thermal Hotel
Kusadasi – Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Canakkale – Troia Hotel, Parion Hotel
**or similar hotels
Per person 920 euro with credit card and 875 euro with cash payment
Optional Hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia, per person 180 EURO
- Hotels with breakfast
- Izmir to Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul flight tickets
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance