12 DAYS SPECIAL TURKEY TOUR Summary

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamum offers one of the Seven Churches of St John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus, the white calcium hot pools of Pamukkale, beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast in Antalya, Konya Mevlana before seeing the underground cities of Cappadocia and the Capital of Turkey Ankara.

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day


Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR in this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths'' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Please Note : St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Day 3 - Gallipoli Tour

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
06:30 am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4 - Troy Tour - Pergamum – Kusadasi

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
We depart at 08:30 and driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3-hour drive to Pergamum. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political center at that times. Pergamum is a famous city for its jewelry, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewelry center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. After the tour transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 7 - Pamukkale to Antalya

Breakfast and Dinner Included
After breakfast, at 10:00m we depart for Antalya. After 2 hours we will have coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 8 - Antalya Old City Tour and Waterfalls

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
After breakfast at 08:30 am drive to Antalya old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian''s Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalya’s modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian''s Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya''s broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. Hıdırlık Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. we have lunch than depart for Duden waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After tour come back to hotel and rest of day is yours. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 9 - Antalya - Konya – Cappadocia

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. Once your reach to Konya stop at a restaurant for lunch at 13:00pm. After the lunch visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 10 - Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
You will be picked up approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors, then visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 11 - Cappadocia to Ankara City Tour – Istanbul

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
We depart at 8:00am for Ankara during the trip (4 hours distance). On the way, we will stop at Salt Lake, which it is a natural salt lake and the second biggest lake in Turkey. Arrival to Ankara around 12:30 and we have lunch break. After the lunch, Visit Ataturk Museum at the Ataturk Mausoleum. (Ataturk is the founder of the modern Turkey). Then depart for Istanbul and after 2.5 hour we will have coffee break in a restaurant area. After the break, 2, 5 hours’ drive to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul around 19:00pm. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 12 - Istanbul - End of the Tour

Breakfast Included
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer back to Istanbul Ataturk airport.

12 DAYS SPECIAL TURKEY TOUR Photos

St. Sofia troy konya cappadocia cappadocia duden waterfalls ephesus library gallipoli pergamum kusadasi TURKISH VILLAGE SIRINCE pamukkale antalya

Tour Includes

Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport3 nights’ hotel in Istanbul1
night hotel in Canakkale2 nights’ in Kusadasi1
night in Pamukkale2 nights’ in Antalya 2 nights’ in Cappadocia11 open buffet breakfasts10 lunches11 dinnersGuided Istanbul city tourGuided Gallipoli tourGuided Troy tourGuided Acropolis of Pergamum tourGuided Ephesus tourGuided Pamukkale and Hierapolis tourGuided Antalya Old City tour with waterfallsGuided Konya tourGuided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air MuseumGuided Ankara tourTransportation in a fully air
conditioned, non
smoking coachProfessional English
speaking tour guidesAll entrance fees mentioned in the itineraryReturn airport transfer

Tour Not Includes

International flightsInsurance: All typesTurkey entry visaItems of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundryAny others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

Tour Highlights

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamum offers one of the Seven Churches of St John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus, the white calcium hot pools of Pamukkale, beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast in Antalya, Konya Mevlana before seeing the underground cities of Cappadocia and the Capital of Turkey Ankara.

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