10 days Turkey Tour - Istanbul Gallipoli Kusadası Ephesus Pamukkale Cappadocia
Day 1: Istanbul
10 days Turkey Tour, On your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, our representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminal where you will see your names written on a board. Then you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the time in the city. (We might pick you up from Sabiha Gokcen airport with extra cost)
Day 2: Free Day in Istanbul (*B)
After breakfast enjoy Istanbul old city on your own, your hotel will be in a walking distance from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace or other places. If you wish to have a guide for Istanbul old city, you can book with us. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3: Gallipoli Tour(*L)
Your guide picks you up from your hotel in Istanbul around 06:30-07:00am and on our way to Gallipoli we stop by to have breakfast,after driving 5 hours you will arrive to Gallipoli. Then you will start your visit different 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. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. End of the tour, you will take a ferry to Canakkale and overnight in the hotel.
Day 4 : Drive to Kusadasi by private car
We will pick you around 08:30 am from your hotel and drive to Kusadasi via Troy and Pergamon, if you like to visit this ancient cities, entrances will be your own charge. Lunch is on your own as well. On arrival to Kusadasi your driver will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 5: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour(*B *L)
Around 08:00-08:30am we will pick you up from your hotel and join your group for full day tour of Pamukkale which means “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. You will have your lunch during the excursion. End of the day we will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi
Day 6 : Ephesus Tour(*B*L)
Your guide will pick you up from the hotel around 09:00-9:30 am. You will start your visit with Artemis Temple, city ruins as Hadrian Temple, Celcius Library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. Then you will feel the holy atmosphere of exceptional Isabey Mosque. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI. End of the tour you will be transferred to hotel in kusadasi and overnight stay.
Day 7: From Izmir to Cappadocia by Plane ( *B )
After breakfast enjoy your day in Kusadasi. According your flight time your driver will take you to the airport to take a flight to Cappadocia(Kayseri or Nevsehir airport)(Some days direct flight some days via Istanbul). On your arrival our agents, at the exit gate in the domestic terminal, will hold a board with your names written on. Then we will transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia for free time and overnight stay.
Day 8: Northern Cappadocia(*B *L)
Your guide will pick you from your hotel around 10:00-10:15 am and you will start your visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region. You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storages. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley,Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks.
You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety. Finally you will walk along Red River flourishing Avanos town famous with pottery cave workshops dating thousand years back to Hittites, the first civilization of Cappadocia. You are going to have fun trying to make potteries after you have a small demonstration. On the way back to your hotel, you will get into Love Valley which offers a magnificent view.
Day 9: Southern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 10:00-10:15 am then you will join your tour. Your visit start with Uchisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a forteress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses. For lunch you are going to traditional Turkish restaurant.
In the afternoon you will be amazed Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early Christians from Roman persecution. Then you will visit Pigeon Valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar castle. Finally you will drive to Three Beauties Valley with its beautiful view over Urgup town famous with its wine factories.
End of the tour your driver will take you to the airport to take a flight back to Istanbul, Ataturk airport. On your arrival our agents, at the exit gate in the domestic terminal, will bare a board with your names written on. Then we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 10: Istanbul, departure
According to your flight time we will transfer you to Ataturk Airport and you will do self check-in. End of our service for 10 days Turkey Tour.
Istanbul - Avicenna Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel
Canakkale - Grand Anzac Hotel
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Cappadocia - Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Important notice for 10 days Turkey Tour
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Solo traveler will pay 25 % extra for single supplement.
Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport transfers can be provided with a little extra cost for international arrivals and departures. Please consult to your tour operator.
Travel Tips for 10 days Turkey Tour
Istanbul can be very cold and snowy in winters, so provide yourself winter clothes.
Springs and autumns are rainy, do not forget your umbrella or raincoat!
Summers are humid and hot, put enough sun cream and bring your hat.
Always for the tours in Turkey wear comfortable shoes.
Do not forget your swimming suits for Pamukkale.
You can have t-shirts or shorts on the days when you will visit mosques, no problem because they provide you at the entrance scarf and piece of clothes to cover your shoulders or legs.
You may visit any mosque except praying times.
Per person 770 EURO with credit card and 735 EURO with cash payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 150 EURO
- Hotels with breakfast
- Izmir to Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul flight tickets
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance