TURKEY A LA CARTE TOUR – Summary
12 Days Turkey Tour including Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya and Cappadocia by bus & plane.
You will start your tour arriving in Istanbul and having a rest after our agent’s detailed information about the tour. The day after you will discover all the important attractions in Istanbul by full day Sultanahmet Old City tour. You will continue by visiting Gallipoli and Troy, then Pergamon. Following days you will see Ephesus ancient city and Pamukkale Hierapolis. You will stop in Konya before your way through Cappadocia. On the 9th day, there will be North Cappadocia tour which shows major places to visit in Cappadocia on your next day and then South Cappadocia tour. In the morning you may experience hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia. The tour ends back in Istanbul.
You may customize this Turkey tour package depending on your wish and ask further information or details. We will be pleased to assist you.
Arrive in Istanbul
Upon your arrival to Istanbul, our agent will welcome and transfer you to your hotel. Our travel consultant will provide all the necessary information and papers with a cup of Turkish tea.
You may spend the rest of your day freely to relax.
You will spend the night in Istanbul.
Istanbul Old City Walking Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel for a full day Old City Walking Tour in Sultanahmet.
Highlights you will visit: Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Hippodrome, The Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpent Column, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.
You will spend the night in Istanbul.
Full Day Gallipoli Tour (L)
Around 6:30 in the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel by your guide for about 5-hour bus ride to Gallipoli. We will stop to have breakfast on the way optionally.
As soon as you arrive, following your lunch in a traditional restaurant, the highlights will be: Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches), View of Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker´s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (main New Zealand memorial).
In the end of your day, you will be taken to the ferry for Canakkale where you will spend your night.
Full Day Troy and Pergamum Tour (B, L)
After your breakfast and check out from your hotel, around 8:30 in the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel by your guide to visit ancient Troy city.
You will be amazed with cheerfully influenced Trojan Horse and you to will find more than 10 antiquated urban areas constructed one on another, from 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple believed to be the place where Anthony met Cleopatra. We will visit Roman Theatre, Greco-Roman Senate building once hosted democracy deputies with its round shape.
Following Troy, we will drive to Pergamum where you will have your lunch.After that, we will visit Pergamum ancient city, a home for many important libraries in the old times. In the end of the tour, we will drive to Kusadasi to transfer you to your hotel for check in.
You will spend the night in Kusadasi.
Full Day Ephesus Tour (B, L)
Right after your breakfast and check out from your hotel, the full day Ephesus Tour will start.
Highlights we will visit: Temple of Artemis -considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Celcius Library – while most libraries serve only the function of archiving books and documents, this one served as the final resting place of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, in whose honor the library was built. Ephesus Ancient City with its marvelous highlights. House of Virgin Mary – is believed to be where she lived and died.
In the end, we will transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi. You will spend the night in Kusadasi.
Note: After the tour ends at 4PM, you may be advised to see an optional leather fashion show. Please inform the guide unless you are interested so that you will be lead back to your hotel.
Free Day to Explore Kusadasi (B)
You may discover Kusadasi city center and/or go for swimming, also enjoy a daily trip to Samos, Greek Island. You may feel free to ask us any recommendations if you need.
You will overnight in Kusadasi.
Full Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, and check out from your hotel, the full day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour will start.
Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. We will also visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hierapolis which is one of the sacred sites of Turkey, dates back thousands of years and also admire the white limestone terraces, known as travertine’s of Pamukkale.
We will see Necropolis – a large burial site generally it was located outside the settlement including Sarcophagus of a general of Marcus Aurelius. You will a chance to swim in famous Cleopatra Swimming Pool.
During your tour you will have lunch. You will spend the night in Pamukkale.
Pamukkale to Cappadocia via Konya (B)
Following your breakfast and your check-out from the hotel, we will depart for Cappadocia.
On our way we will visit Konya, which has been a home for the first Christian settlement and sanctuaries, also known as the embraced home of Rumi (Mevlana), the Sufic spiritualist who established the Whirling Dervish. Besides, Konya wasone of the most vital exchanging centre on the Silk Road in the past.
After the lunch, we will depart for Cappadocia by around 3-hour minibus drive.
You will be transferred to your hotel to spend the night in Cappadocia.
Full Day North Cappadocia (Red) Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel around 9:30 in the morning for a full day North Cappadocia Tour.
Highlights you will visit: Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches, Uchisar Castle, Devrent Valley and Pasabag where you will see animal and fairy-tale like rock formations, the ancient towns of Urgupand Avanosfamous for its red clay pottery. You will also have fun trying to make potteries after a small demonstration.
In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.
You will spend the night in Goreme, Cappadocia.
Full Day South Cappadocia (Green) Tour (B, L)
Following your breakfast, your Full Day South Cappadocia Tour will start.
Highlights: Hiking in Red & Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, one of the oldest settlement in the region with its cave houses, Love Valley, Kaymaklı Underground City, Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle.
In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel. You will spend the night in Goreme, Cappadocia.
Free Day to Discover Istanbul (B)
You will have a whole free day to explore the amazing city of Istanbul by yourself again. You may enjoy a Bosphorus tour, or relax in a refreshing Turkish bath. You may feel free to ask us any recommendations if you need.
You will spend the night in Istanbul.
Departure from Istanbul (B)
We will lead you to Istanbul Ataturk Airport depending on your flight time for you to make a self check-in.
You may extend your trip with other amazing destinations as you wish.
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|HOTEL TYPE||HOTELS*||SINGLE ROOM||DOUBLE/TWIN ROOM||TRIPLE ROOM|
Mystic Cave House
|€ 1293||€ 1013||€ 930|
Mediterra Art Hotel
Pam Thermal Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
|€ 1729||€ 1253||€ 1139|
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Kayakapi Premium Caves
Richmond Thermal Hotel
Double Tree by Hilton
|€ 2176||€ 1481||€ 1305|
(*) Hotels might be replaced with similar class alternatives.
- Flight tickets
- Bus tickets
- Tours with transportation, lunch and entrance fees
- Tours with professional tour guide, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
- Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Vegetarian meals available
- Full travel insurance
- All domestic taxes
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
- Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels
- Items of a personal nature
- Entrance to Ephesus Houses & Cleopatra Swimming Pool
- Medical services
- Pick-up from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is subject to extra cost.
- This tour can be customized depending on your needs.
- This tour involves no hidden costs.
- This tour departs every day.