Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 17 Days / 16 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Istanbul – Gallipoli – Troy – Ephesus – Pamukkale – Fethiye- Antalya – Ankara and Cappadocia
Day 1: Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk airport, you will be greeted at the gate and transfered to your hotel. You will start out with a brief instruction and have the rest of the day to see Istanbul on your own.
Day 2: Istanbul Walking city tour at 08:30am
After breakfast pick up from hotel and do the full day tour of old city part, visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. After tour free afternoon and overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 3: Gallipoli Tour
Pick up from the hotel in the morning (06:30 -07:00 am), to depart for Gallipoli. Full days tour of Dardanelles, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnstons Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Lunch will be served on the tour, and at the end of the tour transfer to hotel in Canakkale. (Lunch)
Day 4: Troy tour at 08:30am
After breakfast, Depart for half days tour of Troy. We will visit the Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, where over 10 ancient cities have been discovered, built one on top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC. At the end of the tour take a bus to Kusadasi and overnight stay. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 5: Ephesus tour at 09:00am
After breakfast, At 09:00 am we will depart for a full days tour of the Ephesus Ruins, Temple of Artemis, the Hadrian, Celsius Library and House of the Virgin Mary. We will have lunch on the tour, and end the day transfer to hotel and overnight in Kusadasi. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 6: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour at 008:15am
After breakfast at 08:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day guided Tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis (UNESCO World Heritage List). Pamukkale, which means “cotton castle”, has been formed over time by natural hot springs (35 °C), rich in calcium-carbonate, that flow down the slope and form a preternatural landscape: mineral forests, petrified cascades and terraced pools. We will also visit the ancient Greco-Roman Health Spa of Hierapolis – famous for: hot thermal springs (they have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC) and architectural heritage sites like: Theatre, The Temple of Apollo, Agora and the Necropolis. A
Day 7:Mornıng Bus to fethıye
Day 8:Daily boat cruise
After breakfast pick up from hotel (09:30 – 10:00 am) and transfer to harbor and join for full day tour of boat trip around Fethiye islands and bays. End of the day transfer to hotel and overnight in Fethiye. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 9:Boat Cruise – Fethiye
This morning we depart for the boat cruise. All meals are provided on board our Gulet (Turkish Yacht). We enjoy a relaxing cruise to the south coast of Turkey. Today we visit Turunc Pinari, Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon) and St Nicholas Island.
overnight stay in Fethiye. (Breakfast)
Day 10: Fethiye to Antalya
After breakfast pick up from hotel and transfer to bus station and take a bus to Antalya (10:00 am bus – 4 hours trip) after arrive in Antalya bus station transfer to hotel, free afternoon and overnight stay in Antalya. (Breakfast)
Day 11: Aspendos Perge and waterfall tour at 08:15am
After breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up from the hotel and depart for a full day tour of Aspendos, Perge and waterfalls. We will provide lunch on the tour. End of tour transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Antalya. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Evenıng Bus to Cappadocıa
Day 12:MORNING ARRIVE TO NEVSEHIR BUS STATION AT 07:30AM AND TAKE FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO GO URGUP CITY BUS STATAIN TO MEEY WITH MY DRIVER TO TRANSFER YOU TO OUR DEDELI KONAK HOTEL OR DEDELI DELUX HOTEL IN URGUP CITY
Fairy Chimneys Tour at 09:30am
In this day you will be able to see:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
LOVE VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
overnight stay in Cappadocia. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 13:Rose Valley & Underground City Tour at 09:30am
You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away
UNDERGROUND CİTY: One of largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
End of the tour, transfer to hotel and overnight stay. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 14: Cappadocia to Hattusas and Ankara (only driver and car – no guide)
After breakfast depart for capital city of Hitite empire, Hattusas. Hitites are more than 4000 years history in Anatolia. After Hattusas drive to Ankara and overnight stay. (Breakfast)
Day 15: Sightseeing Ankara and back to Istanbul
After breakfast visit Ankara castle and Anatolian civilization museum, than transfer to bus station or train station and back to Istanbul. After arrive in Istanbul transfer to hotel and night in Istanbul. (Breakfast)
Day 16: Istanbul
After breakfast pick up from hotel and transfer to airport for take a flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival Istanbul transfer to hotel. This is a free day for you to shopping in Grand bazaar or exploring Istanbul again before you leave Turkey. Free time and overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast)
Day 17: Istanbul
After breakfast, there will be transportation to the airport provided according your flight time, unless you decide to extend your time with us, by enjoying another one of our many tours. (Breakfast)
What is included
Internal flıght Tıcket from Ankara to Istanbul
- All the transfers from Airport to hotel and back
- All tickets for overnight buses
- Museum entrance fees and all tours
- Accommodation as specified in itinerary
- Lunches, Breakfasts as specified
- Professional English speaking guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned, nonsmoking vehicle.
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
- Hot-Air Balloon Watching Photo Tour by Taxi: 40 Euros per person (no child reduction)
- Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
- Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
- Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
- Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
- ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey - Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:
Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.
Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.
Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. Today, the best of the traditional ceramics and tiles on sale in Istanbul and other major cities are made in Avanos, Cappadocia.
Onyx and semi-precious stones: In Turkey, Cappadocia has the onyx mines where the highest quality onyx is found. Local artisans are experts at making items of jewellery made with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, and 22 and 24 carat gold.
Leather goods: Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods. You can find a wide range of quality leather goods in Uchisar, Cappadocia.
Spices: Istanbul Spice Market, once the largest spice trading venue of the medieval world, with its abundant stalls still featuring piles of edible exotics is a definite highlight for anyone exploring Istanbul.