Istanbul – Cappadocia – Konya – Antalya – Pamukkale – Ephesus – Pergamon – Canakkale (11 Days)

Code: TCT148
11 Days 10 Nights

Product Description

Western Turkey Tour in 10 Nights 11 Days a luxury tour carefully constructed to include vast amounts of sights and information with enough rest and free time to absorb it. A magnificent experience, History, Theology and culture executed beautifully!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION istanbul / istanbul
INCLUDED
Hotel Pick up and Drop off
10 Nights Accomodation
All Domestic Flight Tickets
All local tax and insurance
Entrance fees to the scheduled museums
All transportations and transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle
Professional Licensed speaking tour guide
Parking fees
Lunch ( for regular tour )
NOT INCLUDED
Personal expenses
Optional Tours
International Flight Tickets
Gratuity to the guide and driver
Drinks

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
• Above the tour package is flexible, This itinerary can be customized as per your request
• Departure and ending places of this itinerary can be customized other than Istanbul upon request!
• It is possible to reduce or extend the days of your stay in Turkey.
• Please complete the booking form. We will contact you at your request and answer any question.
• One of our experts will contact you in less than 24 hours

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DAY 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

With your arrival to Istanbul, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the hotel, stay overnight in Istanbul.

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DAY 2 - Full Day Old City Tour

After having rest at night, you will be picked up from the reception. The name’s of today’s tour is Old City Tour. Our route is, Haghia-Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Suleymania Mosque. At the end of the day, you will be back to the hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.

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DAY 3 - Full Day Bosphorus - Dolmabahce Tour

In the morning, after having breakfast in your hotel, you will be picked up from the hotel. You must be ready to be fascinated by the beauties that you are going to encounter. We will see the places, Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Bosphorus Cruise, Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill.

After visiting these unforgettable places, you will be back to your hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.

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DAY 4 - Flight to Cappadocia – Full Day Cappodocia Tour

With the first lights of the day, you will be picked from your hotel for a flight to Cappadocia. You will be transferred to Istanbul Airport to fly our target destination, Cappadocia. Your flight will last about one hour and there you will meet with your well informed guide and driver and then we will go on a full day Cappadocia tour starting with Devrent Valley with its eye-catching, unique chimneys, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley), fascinating Avanos, the beauteous valley of Goreme and Open Air museum where the remains of churches and early Christian dwellings, hewn from the soft rocks and stones, dating back thousands of years, are still standing. After this stunning and priceless experience, we will return to your hotel. You will stay in Cappadocia for a night.

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DAY 5 - Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour - Full Day Cappadocia Tour

NOTE: You can add your optional tours ( hot air balloon & whirling dervish Show ) in this programme.

After having breakfast at the hotel, our tour’s second section starts. We will set off again for a full day Cappadocia tour by seeing the famous and unforgettable rock churches in the Red and Rose Valley where the colour of rocks changing throughout the day and hiking 5 km through the Gulludere Valley. In old Greek Cavusin village, we will visit the houses and churches of the Cristian clergymen such as Saint John the Baptist and Nicephorus Phocas. Afterwards, we will go on to a city rich in historical culture and natural beauties, Kaymakli, and visit the underground city where the early Christians sought refuge. Our last destination is a natural castle at Ortahisar.

At the end of your tour, you will be transferred to your Cappadocia hotel.

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DAY 6 - Full Day Konya Tour - Drive to Antalya

In the early morning, you will be picked up and be driven to Antalya via Konya. When we step into Konya after 4 hours journey, our first destination is the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide known mystic figure. There you can feel the divine spirit into your heart. Then you will have time for lunch, you may try the traditional Konya meal, Etli Ekmek(bread with lamb mince cooked in traditional Owen).

Afterwards, we will set off to Antalya for 3 hours, and stay there overnight.

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DAY 7 - Full Day Perge - Aspendos - Side Tour

You will be picked up from your hotels and the departure time depends on your hotels’ location. When we arrive at Perge, we will see that much of Perge`s architectural splendour is living proof of the Hellenistic period. Perge was the capital of Pamphylia. The Roman Baths, the Agora, Collonaded Street, Nymphaeum and the stadium are all along our route. Then we will set off to see The Aspendos Ancient Theatre, a very strong and well-preserved building in spite of many earthquakes, still standing with its astonishing architecture. It has a capacity of 15,000 people and its still being used for festivals and music concerts today.

After having lunch at a restaurant, we will take the road to Side (pronounced Seeday). When we arrive there, you will notice that Side is a touristic, modern city, however, it is also one of the best preserved classical sites in Turkey. Once upon a time, it was a port city that served the largest slave market in this region. During Roman times much construction took place in Side including a large theatre, Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo. In here you will have an hour free time to enjoy the sea or the city, whatever you want.

At the end of this relaxing day, you will be brought back to your hotels.

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DAY 8 - Full Day Pamukkale - Hierapolis Tour

Are you ready to feel like you are on the top of a cotton castle? For this fascinating tour, you will be picked up by our professional tour guide in the morning and driven to Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Pamukkale means ‘’Cotton Castle’’ and you will feel like you are in a dream, and get to Hierapolis Ancient City. Before we start we will have lunch and then begin to tour the city. We will visit Pamukkale, Calcium spring terraces, Hierapolis museum, Hierapolis Theatre, Roman bath, and Temple of Apollo. Finally, we will visit Cleopatra Hot Spring Thermal Pool (fee will be extra), where you will be able to swim and have a relaxing moment in an awesome, unique place. While you are swimming you may think that you are in a pool where once Cleopatra swam thousands of years ago, may feel the nature and history together inside yourself.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the local bus station to take a bus to Kusadasi. Upon your arrival at Kusadasi, you will be picked up by our agent and transferred to the hotel to stay overnight.

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DAY 9 - Full Day Ephesus Tour

Do you want to discover the most significant Roman metropolis of the Mediterranean with a professional tour of Ephesus and to have a visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. You may re-live the ancient Ephesus while visiting it with our expert guides. You will walk through the Fountains of Polio Hadrian-Trajan, the temples of Dormition, Roman Baths, Brothel, Celsius Library and the Great Theater. While you are wandering around the ancient city you will be impressed by the magnificence of the buildings with the technology of that times. Also, we will visit the House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last days accompanied by St. John, preferred to live in this remote place rather than in a crowded place.

At the end of the tour, we will proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.

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DAY 10 - Full Day Pergamon Tour - Drive to Canakkale

You will be taken from your accommodation and depart for Pergamon, an ancient city, reached the height of its influence during the Hellenistic period. The celebrated, culturally rich with an extensive library at its heart which was built with Roman Tiles, Roman City of Pergamon will fascinate you. It is also known for centuries for its monuments such as magnificent Acropolis and one of the steepest theatres. Its impressive temples, library and medical facilities made it a renowned cultural and political centre during Roman and Hellenistic civilizations. We will then visit The Steep Theater, the Sacred Way and other sites. Here we will also visit the famed Red Basilica.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Canakkale. Overnight stay in Canakkale.

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DAY 11 - Full Day Gallipoli - Troy Tour

At around 08:30-08-45 am you will be picked up from your hotel by the expert tour guides, and our Gallipoli tour starts. Our destinations follow Memorials 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. At midday, we will have a lunch break in a local restaurant. Afterwards, we will visit Troy Ancient City. Sightseeing of 10 ancient cities built one on another, Trojan Horse, Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, Roman Theater, Greco-Roman Senate building.

After we finish visiting Troy, we will set off to Istanbul...

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