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TREASURES OF TURKEY TOUR / 11 DAYS

Travel Around Istanbul, Çanakkale, Izmir, Pamukkale, Cappadocia.

Tour Name : Treasures of Turkey Tour 
Travel Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days 
Service Level : Private Tour
Travel Destinations : ISTANBUL OLD CITY, BOSPHORUS CRUISE, TROY, ASSOS, PERGAMON,EPHESUS, HIERAPOLIS AND PAMUKKALE, EGRIDIR, KONYA, CAPPODOCIA INCLUDING GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM, FAIRY CHIMNEYS, UNDERGROUND CITIES AND IHLARA VALLEY


Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL

  •     Pick up from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Istanbul in a comfortable boutique or 3 Star hotel. ( Upgrade is available.)

DAY 2: FULL DAY ISTANBUL WALKING CITY TOUR (BREAKFAST – LUNCH)

  •  Pick up from the hotel after breakfast.
  • Istanbul Walking city tour visiting Topkapi Palace Basilica Cistern and Roman Hippodrome.
  • Lunch in a local restauarant.
  • Tour continues with St. Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Million Stone,Tomb of Sultan Mahmut and Cemberlitas.
  • Free time in Grand Bazaar.
  • Guide will advice you to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 3: BOSPHORUS CRUISE & TWO CONTINENTS TOUR(BREAKFAST – LUNCH)

  • Pick up from the hotel after breakfast.
  • Visit Spice Market. Take a ferry for Bosphorus Cruise.
  • During the Bosphorus Cruise you can see Ciragan Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosporus Bridges, Maiden’s Tower and fabulous Ottoman Yalis (sea-side Mansions).
  • End of the Bosphorus Cruise. We will drive to Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Visit Dolmabahce Palace and see the great European Antiques Collection and 4.5 tons chandelier.
  • Drive to Camlica Hill to have Turkish tea and see the most spectacular panoramic view of Istanbul.
  • Transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul

DAY 4:TROY TOUR (BREAKFAST – LUNCH)

  •  Pick up from your hotel around 06.00 am.
  • Drive to Eceabad. Arrival to Eceabad around 12:00
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Drive to Troy and visit The Trojan Horse,Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls,Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C., The Bouleuterium (Senate Building),The Odeon (Concert Hall),Current excavations in progress,Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.
  • Drive to Assos. Check into the hotel and overnight in Assos.

DAY 5:ASSOS & PERGAMON TOUR (BREAKFAST – LUNCH)

  • Pick up from your hotel after breakfast.
  • Visit Assos.
  • Drive to Pergamon.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Visit Pergamon Acropolis including Library, the great theater of Pergamon, the Temples of Trojan and Dionysos, the place of the monumental Altar of Zeus famous with the relief of God and devils, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Gymnasium and the lower Agora.
  • Visit Asklepion.
  • Transfer to Kusadasi. Check into your hotel and overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 6: CLASSICAL EPHESUS TOUR  (BREAKFAST – LUNCH)

  •     Pick up from your hotel after breakfast.
  • Visit Artemis Temple.
  • Visit Virgin Mary’s House.
  • Visit Ephesus Antique City including emple of Hadrian, Domitians Temple, Hercules Gate, Celsus Library, Great Theater of Ephesus and more of the remains.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Visit Isa Bey Mosque.
  • Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 7 : PAMUKKALE & HIERAPOLIS TOUR (BREAKFAST – LUNCH)

  • Pick up from the hotel after breakfast
  • Drive to Pamukkale
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Hierapolis Tour including Red Water Hot Springs, Hierapolis Antique City, Pamukkale Mineral Pools.
  • Drive to Egridir. Check into your hotel. Overnight in Egridir.

DAY 8: KONYA TOUR – CAPPADOCIA (BREAKFAST- LUNCH )

  • Departure from your hotel after breakfast. Drive to Konya.
  • Visit the Mousaleum of Mevlana, famous Turkish Sufi philosopher.
  • Visit Karatay Koran School and drive to Cappadocia.
  • Arrival to Urgup. Check into your hotel.
  • Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 9: CAPPADOCIA RED TOUR (BREAKFAST)

  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour in the morning.
  • Departure from Hotel after breakfast.
  • Visit Goreme Open Air Museum,Uchisar Castle,
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Visit Avanos Pottery workshop.
  • Visit Pasabag and Devrent Valley ro see fairy chimneys.
  • Drive back to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 10: CAPPADOCIA GREEN TOUR (BREAKFAST – LUNCH )

  • Departure from your hotel after breakfast
  • Visit Derinkuyu Underground city.
  • Hiking in Ihlara Valley. Visit Selime Monastery.
  • Drive to Airport for your flight to Istanbul.
  • Arrival to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel.
  • Check into your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 11: FREE DAY IN ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST)

  •  Free day in Istanbul. You can explore the old city or go back to Grand Bazaar.
  • Transfer to airport for your flight backhome .

Included

  • Domestic flight tickets
  • All transfers with air conditioned modern vehicles.
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites,
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Accomodation in a comfortable 3 star or boutique hotel 4 nights in Istanbul, 1 night in Assos and 2 nights in Kusadasi. (Contact us for upgrade.)
  • Transfer from & to Airport

Not Included

  • Drinks with meals.
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Personal Expenses
  • Entrance fee for Harem Section in Topkapi Palace.
  • Entrance fee for Cleopatra’s Pool in Pamukkale.

Tips & Notes

  •  You can upgrade your hotel to a 4 or 5 star hotel. For this please contact us.
  • Please note that St Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays from November to April and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • Contact us for information about additional tours and activities.