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Experience the highlights of Turkey’s ancient history and vibrant culture over two incredible weeks!

 

  • This tour is available all year round.
  • Can be customized according to your wishes.
  • There is no hidden cost.

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Istanbul

We will be waiting for you at the exit gate of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and transfer you to your hotel in old city İstanbul. Rest of the day you could relax in your room or discover the city on your free time . Overnight at Istanbul hotel.

Day 2

Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tourn

After breakfast approximately at 8:30 am pick up from your hotel to begin the full day tour. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Lunch at a local restaurant. After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)

Day 3

Full Day Bosphorus cruise & Two Continents Tour

Breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide at hotel lobby for a short drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch break, we continue driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Driving back to Europe over the Bosphorus Bridge, we visit Dolmabahce Palace, with more than 340 rooms & eight Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)

Day 4

Flight to Kayseri/Nevsehir, Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day North Cappadocia Tour. You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full day North Cappadocia Tour. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch you will visit the beautiful open-air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L)

Day 5

Full Day South Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 09:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full day tour. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 4:30 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L)

Day 6

Flight to Antalya

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Cappadocia. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Kayseri airport to take your flight to Antalya. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Antalya. Check into your hotel in Antalya and rest of the day is free. Overnight in Antalya. (B, D)

Day 7

Full Day Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu Waterfalls and Side Tour with overnight in Antalya

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full day Perge, Aspendos & Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour PERGE: Which is the second biggest ancient city in Anatolia. The ruins of the city, although not on the scale of Ephesus, Pergamon, are neverless vast. Most of today's Perge however, belongs to the Pax Romana - the theatre, stadium, baths and colonaded street. The stadiun is one of the best preserved of the ancient world. SlDE: Is anyone of the best classical sites in Turkey. This was an ancient harbour whose name meant "Pomegranate" and today, it is a pretty resort town. It is very popular because of it's ancient ruins, two sandy beaches, many shops, and plantiful tourist accomodation. Many constructions such as Roman theatre, Agora, Apollon Temple, Bath now used as archeological museum atracts the attention of the visitors. ASPENDOS: Some 45 km. east of Antalya and 6 km. of the main road lines Aspendos, graced with a theatre that rivals any single adifice on the Turkish coast Built on the second centry and seating 15.000 the sturucture is nearly entire except for part of the upper cornice. it is architect was Xenon a local lad, vvhose secret formula for creating such perfect acoustics has not yet been discovered. KURSUNLU WATERFALLS: The Kursunlu Waterfalls 18 km. along the Antalya-Alanya highway, which is a fascinnating national park of Antalya. Guests will have 1-hour free time here to enjoy the sea and the city. On the way back, time permitting, we will stop at the Kusunlu Waterfall then return to Antalya. You will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Antalya. (B, L, D)

Day 8

Free Day in Antalya

Today is at leisure and overnight in Antalya. Overnight in Antalya. (B, D)

Day 9

Bus to Pamukkale

After breakfast in the morning, you’ll be transferred to Antalya main bus station. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Denizli (duration 4 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B, D)

Day 10

Full Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Pick-up from your hotel Pamukkale meaning is "cotton castle" in Turkish, Pamukkale is one of Turkey's top attractions and a precious in the world with its cotton-look terraces. The underground water once gave life to the ancient city of Hierapolis now helps Pamukkale to be one of the most important thermal centers of Turkey. Tourists and locals visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis frequently not only for its extraordinary look and its ancient history but also for wellness. Scientifically proven to cure many diseases, the waters attract people and there are many thermal hotels in the area that serve 12 months a year. In ancient times all religious buildings were built nearby hot or cold water sources. Beside religious buildings, some other buildings such as fountains and baths also were built for curing. The numbers of baths, fountains and also churches are evident of the importance of waters in Hierapolis and Christianity. The temples were significant trade centers and Hierapolis had many temples that made people confused about which god they would worship before Christianity. End of the tour drive back to Pamukkale your hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. We will drop you to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and for your overnight stay in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)

Day 11

Full Day Ephesus Tour, Bus to Canakkale

After breakfast at the hotel around 08:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next, you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards, you will visit the Isabey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops. After your Ephesus tour, you will be driven back to Kusadasi where you will board a public bus to Canakkale approximately 6:00 pm. You will arrive in Canakkale around 12:30 am and there will be 2 breaks enroute for personal needs. After arrival at the Canakkale bus station you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale. (B, L)

Day 12

Full Day Troy and Gallipoli Combination Tour, Bus to Istanbul

Morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Canakkale at around 8:30 am. You will visit the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C. the Bouleuterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall) and the Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. At the end of the morning Troy tour at around 11:30 am, you will be taken to Eceabat and will have free time in Eceabat until 1:00 pm. You will have your lunch in Eceabat. After lunch you will join the Gallipoli tour. At the end of the Gallipoli tour at around 6:00 pm, you will depart for Istanbul with arrival into Istanbul around 11:00 pm. You will be dropped back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)

Day 13

Istanbul

Today is at leisure and overnight in Istanbul (B)

Day 14

Departure Transfer

After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport as per your international flight details. End of tour and services. (B)
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  • All meals mentioned by the itinerary ( B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Vegetarian meals available.
  • 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
  • Medical services.