ISTANBUL GALLIPOLI TROY PERGAMUM EPHESUS PAMUKKALE ANYALYA KONYA & CAPPADOCIA TOUR
11 Nights 12 Days
After your arrival to airport, pick up at the exit of first gate by driver. (Holding a sign with your name on it) Transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight at the hotel.
After having open buffet breakfast in the hotel, you have free day to explore Old City on your own. If you like to have guided tour, we can also arrange you Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour max with 6-8 people.
Istanbul Old City Small Group Tour (max 6-8 people) will cost 80 Usd per person instead of 90 Usd including English speaking guidance, entrance fees and lunch in local restaurant. (operates minimum with 2 people)
Pick up by the driver around 06:30-07:00am and depart to Gallipoli. Arrival to Gallipoli after driving 5 hours, visits to 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. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the tour, taking ferry to Canakkale, arrival to hotel and overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide around 08:30-08:45am and joining the tour of Troy Ancient City. Sightseeing of 10 ancient cities built one on another, Trojan Horse, Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, Roman Theater, Greco-Roman Senate building.
After visiting Troy, drive to Pergamum Ancient City which has one of the most important libraries in the ancient world and Zeus Altar. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. After visiting the ancient city, drive to Kusadasi. Arrival to hotel and overnight in Kusadasi.
After breakfast at the hotel pick up by the tour guide around 09:00-09:30am and starting to Ephesus Tour. Visits to Artemis Temple which used to be one of the 7 wonders of ancient world, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Theater, Hamams and Old Harbor. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. Last visit to House of Virgin Mary where Virgin Mary spent her last 5 years before she died and recognized as a pilgrimage place by Vatican. End of the tour, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up by the tour guide around 07:30-08:00am and join to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale has hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing and cooling water. It seems like cotton that’s why it is called ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale’ by Turks. Visit to Hierapolis Ancient City as a Unesco World Heritage Site and used to be visited by people to soothe their aliments during the retirement and also die there. As a refreshment, you can walk on terraces or swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. (Optional) Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant.
End of the tour, transfer to local bus station to take a bus to Antalya. Arriving to Antalya, pick up by our agent and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Pick up from hotel around 08:00-08:15am and join the Aspendos and Waterfall tour. Aspendos has one of the best preserved Roman theaters in Anatolia and it hosts the annual Aspendos International Opera and Balet Festival. Visiting ancient city Perge which has a large agora, public baths and gymnasium, and then last visit to waterfall which offers magnificent view. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. End of the day, transfer back to hotel for free time and overnight stay in Antalya.
Pick up by the driver around 08:30- 08:45am and driving to Cappadocia via Konya. After 4 hours we reach to Konya where you have your lunch with famous etli ekmek and visit Konya Mevlana Museum, school of whirling dervishes. (Lunch is at your expense) Driving 3 hours more to reach Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
ps. guests have free time on their own when they reach to Konya Mevlana Museum.
Hot Air Balloon tour is optional for this morning.
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-10:00am by the tour guide and join the Northern Cappadocia Tour. Visits to Goreme Panorama which has a stunning view of Goreme Village, land of fairy chimneys, Open Air Musesum which is the biggest monastery complex of the region. Then visiting Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage and Pasabag,(Fairy Chimney valley) which has mushroom like formed rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We pass through the Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, walking along the Red River which is the longest river of Turkey and visiting small village very famous with its pottery workshops. Here, you will have a chance to see how the pottery is made and if you like you may also try. End of the day, going back to hotel bu passing through Love Valley which has incredible view. Arrival to hotel, free time and overnight in Cappadocia.
Pick up from hotel around 09:30-10:00am by the tour guide and join the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle which is the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley by exploring rock churches which saved early Christians from Roman prosecution. Arriving to Cavusin village as an ancient settlement of the region and you may see its cave residences. Midday, lunch break in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visiting Kaymaklı Underground City as the widest of the Cappadocia and it was used by refugees or people running away from catastrophes. Pigeon Valley offers a nice view over Uchisar Castle and it has pigeons still living in pigeon houses. The last visit to Three Beauties Valley which is famous with its vine factories and stunning view. End of the tour, transfer to airport to take a flight to Istanbul. Arrival to airport, pick up by agent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
ps. At the end of the tour our guests are treated with a traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, the ones that are not interested are kindly requested to inform the tour guide.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you have free day to explore the city on your own. Or if requested, Bosphorus tour, Turkish night or Turkish bath (hamam) can be organized for you. Please ask your tour consultant. Overnight in Istanbul.
According to flight time, transfer to Ataturk (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), You will do self check-in. End of our service.
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Single traveler should pay 60% extra for this trip.
Flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airport.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
Aspendos Perge Waterfall tour might not operate during low season. Please ask your tour consultant for information.
Maximum tour group sizes:
Cappadocia tours group size maximum 15 people
Pamukkale tour group size maximum 15 people
Ephesus tour group size maximum 15 people
Gallipoli tour group size maximum 15-25 people
Troy tour group size maximum 15 people
-Hotels with breakfast
-Domestic flights (15kg baggage allowance pp)
-Airport pick ups and drop offs mentioned on the itinerary
-Lunch on tours (Besides standard Turkish meal, special meals as vegetarian, vegan, halal options are also available)
-Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
-Professional English speaking guide
-Beverages during lunch
-Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee
-Tip to guide and driver
|7-12 Age||1612.50 $