9-day journey all around Turkey… The most flexible and easy tour with small groups…

Itinerary

9

days
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli, Istanbul

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City
Day 3: Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Cappadocia
Day 4: Full Day Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
Day 5: Flight to Izmir
Day 6: Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary
Day 7: Pergamon & Troy Tour
Day 8: Gallipoli Battler Fields
Day 9: Departure

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Day

1

Arrive in Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul Airport and proceed to meeting point. Transfer to your hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

* No meal is included.

Day

2

Full Day Istanbul Old City

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. First visit is to Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum. Continue the tour with Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Then, have some free time in Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the World. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Finally, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles. Transfer back to the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

3

Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Cappadocia

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. Before embarkation on the boat, visit the Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar), the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Filled with spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish delight) and other edibles, Spice Bazaar have a smell of the fragrance of the exotic East. Then, embark on a ferryboat for an excursion on the Bosphorus. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, citadels, centuries-old mansions and old and new faces of Istanbul on the European and Asian shorelines at the same time. After the tour, transfer to your hotel. Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport to take the flight to Cappadocia. Transfer to the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

4

Full Day Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia Tour

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and visit Devrent Valley, Monks Valley (Pasabagi), see some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. Proceed to Avanos, well-known pottery town of Anatolia. After lunch, continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum. It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) whose colors still retain all their original freshness. Finally visit Uchisar Town which is famous with its huge rock-cut castle and wonderful view of Pigeons Valley. Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

5

Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take the flight to Izmir. Arrive Izmir, meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

6

Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary

Pick up from your hotel.
Visit the House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus Antique City and the Artemis Temple; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Lunch is included as well.
After the tour transfer back to hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

7

Pergamon & Troy Tour

Early departure for Pergamon, one of the Seven Churches addressed in Revelation. In Pergamum, visit Asclepion, Library of Pergamum, theatre and some other ruins. In the afternoon continue on to Troy Antique City, which is best known for being the focus of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad by Homer. Then drive to Canakkale for overnight.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

8

Gallipoli Battlefields

After breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli battle fields, where the famous Gallipoli Campaign took place during the World War I. Visit famous ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After the visit, proceed to Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

9

Departure

Transfer to airport according to your departure flight time. End of our services.

* Breakfast is included

Services

What is included?
  • Airport meetings and transfers with deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation at hotels for 8 nights.
  • Sightseeing tours, including professional English speaking guide, entrance fees and transportation in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Meal plan as stated in the itinerary.
  • Domestic flight tickets; Istanbul-Cappadocia, Cappadocia-Izmir.
  • Local taxes.


What is not included?
  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • International arrival & departure flight tickets.
  • Entry visa.

Dates

* This tour is available all year round depending on the flight schedule and can be customized upon your request.
** You can customize the tour by adding extra days at the beginning or end.

Pricing

Pricing will be calculated according to your travel dates, number of participants and category of accommodations you would like to stay in. As soon as we receive your request, we will start working on details and then e-mail to you our proposal including itinerary, price and accommodations of the package with their websites for your convenience. If you have a certain budget, you can also tell us the approximate amount you would like to spend on this itinerary and then we will prepare the details considering your budget.

Notes

*Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday. Chora Church will be visited instead.
**Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
***Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday.
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