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11 Days Highlights Turkey Escorted Tour

Duration:10 Nights-11 Days

Departure:Every Thursday (April to November)

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This tour package is 11 days long escorted tour package of Turkey which covers guided Istanbul, This tour package is 11 days 10 nights long escorted tour package of Turkey which covers Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Gallipoli, Troy and Pergamon.You will join our daily guided tours and be well informed about all the places you see.

Tour Itinerary

Highlight Of Tour : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Pergamom, Troy,Gallipoli                       Tour Code : TB-ESC-100

DAY 1 -  ISTANBUL ARRIVAL AND OVERNIGHT 

Arriving to the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul then meet with our staff and you will be transferred to the hotel. Check into hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. 

DAY 2 - ISTANBUL FULL DAY TOUR  (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel and start the full day tour of Istanbul. We will visit Topkapi Palace (harem section is optional), Then visit ancient Roman Hippodrome (center of the chariot races) and proceed to the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church which was converted to a mosque in 15th century. We will continue our old city tour with the Blue Mosque and finally we will stop at Grand Covered Bazaar and will have free time to discover 4000 shops in the passageways of the world’s largest covered bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. 

DAY 3 - ISTANBUL HALF DAY BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND FLY TO CAPPADOCIA  (B, L, D)

Today we wake up early and check out from hotel after breakfast. Then meet with your guide at your hotel and start to tour. First drive along the old city walls to the port then embark the boat. Sail on the Bosphorus between two continents. While you are sailng you will be able to see Asia and Europe together and the most expencive villas lying along the Bosphorus. Also, you will see the Rumeli Fortress on the European part of Istanbul. Afterwards, have lunch and drive back to hotel. We will proceed to the Istanbul airport for flight to Cappadocia. On arrival pick up from Kayseri –Nevsehir airport and transfer to your hotel. Check into hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 4 -  FIRST DAY CAPPADOCIA TOUR  (B, L, D)

After having breakfast at your hotel. Start the Full Day Cappadocia Tour. Our first visit will be Dervent valley.  We visit Pasabag's “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos center of terracotta art. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle, giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 5 – SECOND DAY CAPPADOCIA TOUR (B, L, D) 

Have breakfast at your hotel and meet with your guide to visit Red Valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches. Then drive to Cavusin Village. Old Cavusin Village was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on the cliff above the village) and Cavusin church or the “Great Pigeon House” commemorating a visit of the famous Cappadocian Emperor Nicephorus Phocas. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The ancient name was Enegup. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. As storage areas, stables and cellars. On the way back visit the natural castle at Ortahisar. Then drive to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.  
DAY 6 – DRIVE FROM CAPPADOCIA TO KONYA, KONYA TOUR AND DRIVE TO  PAMUKKALE   (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and leave from Cappadocia.Drive to Konya. We will visit the Mevlana Mausoleum, the great mystic poet and Islamic spiritual leader, who founded the sect of ''Whirling Dervishes'' and visit 13th century Seljuk caravanserai "Sultanhan" in Konya. After visiting Mevlana Museum and Konya City drive from Konya to Pamukkale. Upon arrival to Pamukkale, check into hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Pamukkale. 
DAY 7 – PAMUKKALE CALCIUM TERRACE, HIERAPOLIS AND LEODICIA TOUR.  (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at the hotel, check out and ready to explore Pamukkale Calcium Terraces. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 °C to 100 °C The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 metres (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 metres long covering an expanse of 240 metres to 300 metres. After lunch visit Hierapolis Ancient City, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, Masterpiece Theater and then continue the tour by visiting Leodicia Ancient Site is great religious importance as it is mentioned in the Bible as one of the 'seven churches of Asia. Then Drive to Kusadasi to explore Ancient City of Ephesus tomorrow. Upon arrival to Kusadasi check into hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi. 
DAY 8 – EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY & HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY TOUR  (B, L D)
We will have breakfast at the hotel and ready to explore Ephesus. Our first visit will be Isa Bey Mosque, then drive to an Ancient City of Ephesus which is located on the west coast of Asia Minor, While we are on the Ephesus Tour, we will see Celsius library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. After walking on the historical marble street to the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Afterwards have lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. Afternoon we will visit the House of Virgin Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Finally proceeding to Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. Then drive back to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi 
DAY 9 - PERGAMUM & TROY ANCIENT CITY TOUR  (B, L, D)
After breakfast, check out the hotel. Then depart from Kusadasi. We will drive to the famous  city of Pergamum in the north of the Aegean of West Anatolia with the frontiers to ancient Mysia, forms a significant part of the Aegean and Asia Minor history with Acropolis, one of the centers of Hellenistic and Roman ages then proceed to the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the "Trojan Horse" and "Helen of Troy". At the end of the day, check into hotel. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale. 
DAY 10 - GALLIPOLI BATTLEFIELD TOUR & DRIVE TO ISTANBUL (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive to Gallipoli Peninsula. Gallipoli is one of the most important battlefields in the world. Gallipoli will always remang in memory of nations who joined to/suffered from the WWI. The tour starts to visit with Gallipoli, Kabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, the Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After Gallipoli Tour, drive to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul, check into hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 11 - END OF THE TOUR IN ISTANBUL (B)
Today is end of the tour. You will have breakfast at your hotel  and have free time until your departure time. Then we will arrange your airport transfers according your flight time. If you would like to stay Istanbul longer, please let us know and we can extend your accommodation at the same hotel.

Includes

  • Pick up & drop off airport
  • Professional English speaking Official Tour Guide throughout tour
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned visiting sites
  • Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Mentioned Hotel accommodation
  • B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner as indicated schedule
  • Domestic flight ticket

Excludes

  • Drinks at lunches
  • Personal expences
  • Tips to guide and driver

Notes

You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
This tour does not operated in Anzac Week (25 Apr )
Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
It is not recommended to visit underground cities for the guests who have asthma and claustrophobia.

Reviews

Comments (1)
(5 / 5)

Joshua

13.05.2015, 14:16

I have done this tour with my family, it was very good organization and travelling in Turkey. Recommend this trip.

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