Classical Turkey Tour
11 Nights Classical Turkey Tour
Istanbul, Gallipoli, Pergamon, Troy, Canakkale , Pamukkale, Ephesus, Antalya, Cappadocia
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour
Day 3: Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour
Day 4: Istanbul to Canakkale & Gallipoli Battlefields – Canakkale
Day 5: Troy & Pergamon Tour &Canakkale to Kusadasi
Day 6: Full Day Pamukkale & Cotton Castles of Hierapolis Tour
Day 7: Full Day Ephesus & Virgin Mary Tour – Flight to Antalya
Day 8: Perge, Aspendos & Side Tour
Day 9: Free Day – Flight to Cappadocia.
Day 10: Full Day Cappadocia Tour (Northtour)
Day 11: Full Day Cappadocia Tour (SouthTour)
Day 12: Flight to Istanbul – Flight Home
- Daily departure all year around
- Please contact us for a quotation as a variation of prices are offered by the hotels & airline companies for different periods of the year.
✓ Airport Assistance by our hostess
✓ All airport, hotel and tour transfers with non-smoking A/C vehicles
✓ 11 nights accommodation including breakfast at hotels (3 nights in Istanbul, 1 night in Canakkale 2 nights in Kusadasi, 2 nights in Antalya, 3 nights in Cappadocia)
✓11 breakfasts, 9 lunches are included in the program
✓ All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary include; transportation, entrance fees and professional English speaking guides licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
✓ All Domestic Flight tickets
✓ All local taxes
✓ No hidden or extra costs
✖ Personal expenses.
✖ Optional tours.
✖ Tips to the guide and driver.
✖ International Airfares
• 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 expert will contact you in less than 24 hours.
(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul (B, L)
Upon your arrival to Istanbul International Airport, you will be met by our hostess and transferred to your hotel. Before dinner you can take a walk through the historical Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, having a look at the Hippodrome and the famous Blue Mosque.rnOvernight stay in Istanbul.
- Havaalanı Dış Hatlar, Yeşilköy Mahallesi, Bakırköy/İstanbul, Türkiye
Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will explore the wonderful sites of Old Istanbul, the only city in the world straddling two continents, Europe and Asia. We will visit the Blue Mosque, with its six graceful minarets and famed blue Iznik Tiles, the Hippodrome, ancient Roman arena for chariot racing and Grand Bazaar with its more than 4,000 shops. We will then visit The Topkapi Palace, which from the 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapi Palace is now a museum and has unrivaled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmakeru0027s Diamond, the 3rd largest diamond in the world, Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably one of the worldu0027s finest collection of early Chinese ceramics, much of it gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison. We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest features of Topkapi Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees, and it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. We will then proceed to The Suleymaniye Mosque, which is the largest and grandest of Istanbulu0027s imperial mosques. It dates from the 16th Century heyday of the Ottoman Empire, and was designed by Sinan, the greatest architect of his day and originator of the Classical Ottoman style of architecture. Of the 2,000 structures Sinan designed, Suleymaniye Mosque and its complex of charitable institutions rank among the most important. Finally, we will then visit the museum Haghia Sophia* and the Church of The Divine Wisdom. After the tour, we will return to your hotel where you will have the evening at leisure.rnrnOvernight stay in Istanbul.rnrn* Haghia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by St.Sauveur Chora Church.
- İstanbul, Türkiye
Day 3: Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the 17th Century Egyptian Spice Bazaar* and embark on an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. Winding between wooded hills, it is lined with mosques, castles, 19th Century mansions, picturesque villages and the extravagant baroque places of the late Ottoman Sultans. Our tour concludes with a drive along the Istanbul Bosphorus to visit the Rumeli Fortress, built by Mehmed the Conqueror. After the tour, we will return to your hotel where you will have the evening at leisure.rnrnOvernight stay in Istanbul.rnrn* The Egyptian Spice Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
- Kuzguncuk Mahallesi, Boğaziçi Köprüsü, Üsküdar/İstanbul, Türkiye
Day 4: Istanbul to Canakkale and Gallipoli Battlefields - Canakkale (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Canakkale. One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnstonus Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. After the tour, we will be transferred to your hotel.rnrnOvernight stay in Canakkale.
- Gelibolu, Çanakkale, Türkiye
Day 5: Troy u0026 Pergamon Tour u0026Canakkale to Kusadasi (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Troy. Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. After the tour, we will transferred to your hotel. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
- Bergama, İzmir, Türkiye
Day 6: Full Day Pamukkale and Cotton Castles of Hierapolis Tour (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will journey inland to Pamukkale to enjoy the spas, pools, and terraces of this natural wonder, called the Cotton Castle. This name is truly fitting, the brilliant white calcified terraces do truly resemble a castle made of cotton. We will also spend time in Hierapolis, with one of the largest and most diverse necropolis in the world. After the tour, we will return to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
- Pamukkale/Denizli, Türkiye
Day 7: Full Day Ephesus and Virgin Mary Tour - Flight to Antalya (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a full day tour of Ephesus and Virgin Marys House. First, we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will explore some of the best-preserved theater, fountains and buildings in the world. Then we will continue to the House of Virgin Mary on top of the mountain. A pilgrimage site for many people of all denominations. After the tour, we will transfer you to Izmir International Airport for your flight to Antalya. Upon your arrival to Antalya, you will be transferred to your hote in Antalya. Overnight stay in Antalya.
- Meryem Ana Kilisesi, Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Day 8: Perge, Aspendos and Side Tour (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a full day tour. Arrival at Perge, one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region.Perge was the capital of Pamphylia. The Roman Baths, the Agora, Colonaded Street, Nympharium and the stadium are all on the visit. Then we will depart for the Aspendos Ancient Theatre. This incredibly well preserved ancient theater was built in the 2nd century A.D., it has a capacity of 15,000. We have a lunch break at a restaurant on a nearby river then depart for Side (pronounced Seeday). Side is one of the best classical ancient cities in Turkey, 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 theater, Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo.rnOn the way back, time permitting, we will stop at the Kursunlu Waterfall then return to Antalya and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Antalya.
- Side Mahallesi, Aspendos, Manavgat/Antalya, Türkiye
Day 9: Free Day - Flight to Cappadocia. (B)
After having breakfast at the hotel, wewill transfer you to Antalya Airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Up on your arrival, we will meet and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia
- Kapadokya Balloons, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Day 10: Full Day Cappadocia Tour (Northtour) (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a full day Cappadocia tour visiting, Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys, Zelve Open Air Museum where three canyons meet in the valley, Pasabag (Monks Valley), Avanos, the stunning valley of Goreme and Open Air Museum where the remains of churches and early Christian dwellings, hewn from the rock, date back thousands of years. After the tour, we will return to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
- Nevşehir, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Day 11: Full Day Cappadocia Tour (SouthTour) (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again depart for a full day Cappadocia tour visiting the famous rock churches in the red and rose valley and hike the 5 kms through the Gulludere valley. We will visit the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen in the Cavusin village. We will then continue to Kaymakli, and visit the underground city where the early Christians sought refuge. Finally, we will visit the natural castle at Ortahisar. After the tour, we will return to your hotel for overnight stay. Overnight stay in Cappadocia
- Yeni Mahallesi, Kapadokya Meslek Yüksekokulu, Mustafapaşa-Ürgüp/Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Türkiye
Day 12: Flight to Istanbul – Flight Home (B)
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Kayseri Airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Upon your arrival to the Istanbul International Airport, you will proceed to the International Departure Terminal for your flight back home. End of our services.
- İstanbul, Türkiye