Turkey on a platter - TST

Number of Days: 11
Destination: Turkey
Overview
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  • If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. One of the best tours in Turkey, Enjoy fantastic service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamon 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 Cappadoccia and back to Istanbul by domestic flight.

  • Day 1: Istanbul

    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.

    Dinner included

    Day 2: Istanbul City Tour

    Pick up at 08:30 am from your hotel for your day tour of old Istanbul city.
    Visit 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. Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will have lunch at approx. 1:00 pm and after lunch we will then visit the Spice grand bazaar for Shopping. Afterwards we head back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

    Breakfast & dinner included. 

    Day 3: Gallipoli Tour

    We have an early start this morning as we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. We arrive Gallipoli around midday and we have lunch, relax a little bit and then depart for the battlefields. 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.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

    Day 4: Troy Tour - Pergamon - Kusadasi

    We depart at approx. 08:30 am and drive 30 minutes to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After the Troy tour, we have a 3-hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch will be around 1:00 pm afterwards we tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Pergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center. Arrival to Kusadasi around 6:00 pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

    Day 5: Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince

    This morning we depart at approx. 08:30. We have a 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, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. Lunch will be around 1:00 pm. After which we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. We will then do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal 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. 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.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

    Day 6: Kusadasi - Pamukkale

    We depart at approx. 08:30 am and head for Pamukkale. We will check-in at the hotel around midday and we will have lunch. 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. Overnight in Pamukkale

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

    Day 7: Pamukkale - Antalya

    After breakfast, we depart at approx. 10:00 am and head for Antalya. Stopping en-route for a coffee break, after which we continue to Antalya. We will have lunch at the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Antalya

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

    Day 8: Antalya Old City Tour & Waterfalls

    After breakfast at approx. 08:30 am we drive to Antalya old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalyas 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 find their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground until reaching their destination. The result is lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After the tour, we come back to hotel for lunch and the rest of the day is yours.Overnight in Antalya. 

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

    Day 9: Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia

    After breakfast, we depart at approx. 08:00 am and drive to Konya. We arrive in Konya in time for lunch at approx. 1:00 pm and after lunch, we 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 6:30 pm and we check-in to our hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please talk to your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Overnight in Cappadocia. 

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

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

    You will be picked up approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than 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 the 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 at 18.00 and you will return back to the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. 

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

    Day 11: Cappadocia to Istanbul

    After breakfast, you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Cappadocia Airport and our domestic flight to Istanbul. 

    Breakfast Included

  • Tour Includes

    • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
    • Guided Istanbul city tour
    • Guided Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum Tour
    • Guided Cappadocia Underground City Tour
    • Professional English - speaking tour guides
    • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
    • 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
    • Guided Ephesus tour
    • Guided Pamukkale tour
    • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
    • Return airport transfer
    • 2 nights hotel in Antalya
    • Guided Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls
    • Guided Konya tour
    • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul airport

    Tour Does Not Include

    • International flights
    • Insurance: All types
    • Turkey entry visa
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

     

  • Available Dates

    • From $4,790 per person | Multiple departures from February through until December 2020. Contact us for more details

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