Featuring some of each destination’s must-see highlights, this trip is ready to book with the itinerary and services indicated. Please see full details below.
Quicklinks: Detailed Itinerary, Hotels, Prices & Dates
|Destinations:||Istanbul – Gallipoli – Troy – Ephesus – Kusadasi/Izmir – Cappadocia|
|Duration:||12 days / 11 nights (Customizable)|
|Departures:||Every day, all year around|
|Priced From:||Starting from € Euro per person, land only.|
|Includes:||All accommodation at a choice of 4-5 star or boutique hotels, sightseeing tours, guidance, entrances, land transport, indicated meals & taxes.|
Day 1 – Arrive Istanbul. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2 – Old City Tour. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 3 – Bosphorus Tour. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 4 – Transfer to Gallipoli. Gallipoli Tour. Overnight Canakkale.
Day 5 – Troy Tour. Overnight Kusadasi/Selcuk.
Day 6 – Ephesus Tour. Overnight Kusadasi/Selcuk.
Day 7 – Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour. Overnight Kusadasi/Selcuk.
Day 8 – Fly to Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 9 – Fly to Cappadocia. Cappadocia Tour 1. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 10 – Cappadocia Tour 2. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 11 – Fly to Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.
Day 12 – Transfer to the airport. End of Service.
All Turkey tours depart daily and are customizable where viable. Or use our suggested itinerary below:
Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Full Day Old City Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit Topkapi Palace, with royal treasury and elegant four courts. After lunch, proceed to the Hagia Sophia, a great Byzantine architectural masterpiece, whose interior is resplendent with golden mosaics. Then admire the delicate design and Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque. Explore the ancient Roman Hippodrome with Egyptian Obelisk and Serpentine Column. Finally, stop off at the dazzling Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Full Day Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit the bustling Spice Market – a colorful bazaar heaped with various sweets and spices. Then you’ll take a relaxing Bosphorus boat cruise (by public ferry or Zoe Yacht) between the continents of Europe and Asia – gliding past Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, ornate wooden Ottoman mansions and mosques, Rumeli Fortress and the Bosphorus Bridge. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful Beylerbeyi Palace following by a scenic stop on Camlica Hill for panoramic views over Istanbul. Drop off to hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
(Optional Upgrade: Upgrade to a private Bosphorus Cruise by ZOE Yacht. Teamed with Byzas Tours, a private cruise on Zoe Yacht offers the opportunity to enjoy the best possible Bosphorus experience with Comfort, Unique Views & a Relaxing Environment as key for you and your companion/s only. Highly recommended.
From Istanbul to Canakkale (B)
Full Day Private Gallipoli Tour:
Depart from Istanbul over land to Cannakale. Free afternoon (or optional Gallipoli Tour: Visit Gallipoli National Park including the Gallipoli Battlefields, Anzac Cove, original tunnels and trenches at Johnston Jolly, the Nek Cemetery, Chunuk Bair New Zealander Memorial, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Brighton Beach. Drop off at hotel. Overnight Canakkale.
From Canakkale to Kusadasi (B, L)
Full Day Private Troy Tour:
Pickup from your hotel in Istanbul after breakfast. Drive to the Troy to see a reconstruction of the fabled Wooden Horse, Ancient city of Troy ruins, the Roman Bouletarion, Theater and onsite Museum. Drive on to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
Kusadasi-Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day Ephesus Tour:
Begin the Ephesus tour at the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final years. Explore the marble white ancient city of Ephesus, with spectacular monuments such as the Library of Celsus, Agora, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple, Theater and Roman Latrines. After lunch, visit the Isabey Mosque and the Temple of Artemis. Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour (B, L)
Pick up at your hotel. Drive to Pamukkale or ‘Cotton Castle’, famous for the healing properties of its thermal mineral baths and beautiful cascading snow-white terraced cliff side basins and waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient Roman city ruins of Hierapolis. See the magnificently preserved Necropolis, Avenue of Tombs, Gates, Thermal Baths, Devil’s Hole and the Masterpiece Theater. Drive back and drop off at hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk.
Transfer to the airport. Fly to Cappadocia. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Cappadocia.
Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour:
Pick up after breakfast to start the tour with a gentle walk through orchards, unusual volcanic rock formations and rock-cut houses at Red & Rose Valley. Visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin, followed by lunch and then an excursion to Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon, visit Kaymakli Underground City, which hid local Christians from Arab invaders, Ortahisar Castle and Mustafapasa Greek village. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour:
Pick up from your hotel after breakfast to explore Devrent and Monk’s Valley, to see the extraordinary mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles or ‘fairy chimneys’. Continue on to the small village of Avanos, famous for clay pottery design. After lunch, proceed to the Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive rock-carved churches and Byzantine frescoes in all Cappadocia. Finally enjoy a view of the moonscape valleys from the rock-perched natural citadel at Uchisar. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Optional Add-On: Cappadocia Balloon Tours over the beautiful valleys).
Transfer to the airport. Fly to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. End of Service.
Great Choice of Hotels
When you email us to receive a trip quote, you’ll receive a suggested travel program with a choice of 3 hotels from our selection of 4-5 star, stylish boutique, special class or luxury hotels. All our tour packages are complemented with conveniently-located and established properties or the best available for rural regions. So rest assured that you will be able to retire in comfort each evening, and within easy reach of the center for exploring.
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