Turkey Special Tour – GroupPlaces Covered : Istanbul – Gallpioli – Troy – Pergamon - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale – Konya – Capppadocia
DAY 1 – Istanbul Arrival Day & City Tour (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel Pick up from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the Grand Spice BAZAAR. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spiceThe rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 – Istanbul & Gallipoli Tour (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At 07:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel.
Overnight in Canakkale.
DAY 3 – Troy Tour - Pergamon – Kusadasi (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We depart at 08:30 and driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3-hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch Visit to Pergamon City. Pergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 4 – Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour – Pamukkale (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At 08:00 Departure from hotel your guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre. Lunch at local restaurant. After the tour transfer to Pamukkale.
Dinner and Overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 5 – Pamukkale Tour – Konya Tour – Cappadocia (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At 08:00 we depart for Pamukkale tour. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. At 10:30 am depart to Konya via your Luxury coach. Lunch will be on the way to Konya.Once your arrived to Konya, visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 19:30 – 20:00 pm and check into your hotel. tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 6 – Cappadocia Tour and Goreme Open Air Museum (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
You will be picked up approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Ozkonak underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia.Ozkonak Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors, then visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Lovevalley where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Lovevalley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 7 – Cappadocia & Istanbul - End of the Tour (Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from your hotel and transfer to Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Once you reach you will take your International Flight back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Tour Price Includes
- 1 night hotel in Istanbul, room with private facilities.
- 1 night in Canakkale, room with private facilities.
- 1 night in Kusadasi, room with private facilities.
- 1 night in Pamukkale, room with private facilities.
- 2 nights in Cappadocia, room with private facilities.
- 7 Breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners included
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Gallipoli Tour
- Guided Troy & Pergamon Tour
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- Guided Konya tour
- Guided Cappadocia Tour
- Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- VAT and Hotel Tax
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- All Hotel/Airport and Intercity train transfers are Included
Tour Price Excludes
- Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.
- Local City tax or Resort fee are to be paid directly at hotel/resort if applicable.
- Anything or any services which are not specified in tour inclusions are excluded.
- Mandatory tips of Euro 2 per person per day for Coach Drivers, Guides etc.