9 Days Turkey Explorer Tour
Day 01 Saturday Arrival in Istanbul
Meet on arrival in Istanbul transfer to your hotel in downtown Istanbul, Explore Istanbul on your own overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Sunday Ankara, Cappadocia
Depart from Istanbul for the nation's capital, Ankara, to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.
Overnight Cappadocia4 star Dilek Kaya Hotel (D)
Day 03 Monday Goreme, Underground City
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle and Kaymakli underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!
Overnight Cappadocia4 star Dilek Kaya Hotel (B, D)
Day 04 Tuesday Konya, Pamukkale
Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum.
Overnight Pamukkale5 starColossae Thermal Hotel (B, D)
Day 05 Wednesday Pamukkale, Aphrodisias
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, home of the famous Temple of Aphrodite.
Overnight KuşadasıBoutiqueIlayda Avantgarde HotelView page in a new window(B, D)
Day 06 Thursday Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving to Kusadasi.
Overnight KuşadasıBoutiqueIlayda Avantgarde HotelView page in a new window(B)
Day 07 Friday Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale
After breakfast, we will drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We then continue north to tour the legendary city of Troy.
Overnight Çanakkale5 starKolin HotelView page in a new window(B, D)
Day 08 Saturday Gallipoli Battlefields
After breakfast, we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly before driving to back to Istanbul. Our tour concludes with the arrival to Istanbul.
Day 09 Sunday Istanbul Departure to home
Morning city tour of Istanbul afternoon transfer to airport for flight to home
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
Cost US$ 1170.00 per person based on double occupancy Single room supplement 390.00 contact us to book now
This tour is a 'Guaranteed Departure' tour. This means it will depart regardless of how many people are booked on to it.
Tour includes :-
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Tips except driver and guide
Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
6 nights - accommodation.
1 night5 starÇanakkaleKolin Hotel2 nights4 starCappadociaDilek Kaya Hotel2 nightsBoutiqueKuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde Hotel1 night5 starPamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel
6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide