DETAILS OF THE TOUR
Travel DateDaily Departure
Tour TypeGroup Tour
Duration11 night and 12 days

From: €955

Tour Description

12 days Turkey Package tour
Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Pergamum Ephesus Pamukkale Konya Cappadocia tour

Day 1: Istanbul
12 days Turkey Package 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 old city tour 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: Troy and Pergamum Tour(*B *L)
Around 08:30-08:45 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will join your group to visit Troy Ancient City. You will be surprised with genially made Trojan Horse and you will discover  over 10 ancient cities built one on another, dating back to 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, battle field where Hector and Achilles fought for power, Roman TheaterGreco-Roman Senate building roundly shaped that hosted deputies of democracy. After Troy, drive to Pergamum. You are going to have your lunch in a traditional restaurant. Then visit the ancient city of Pergamum which held one of the most important libraries in the ancient world. After tour, a ride to Kusadası and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 09:00-09:30 and you will be transferred to full day Ephesus tour.  You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world; Artemis Temple, city ruins of Ephesus as Hadrian TempleCelcius Library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. 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 transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 6: Kusadasi(*B)
Today is free for you to visit city center or swim in clean beaches or enjoy a day trip to Greek Island Samos. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 7: Pamukkale Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 08:00-08:30am and join to Pamukkale Hierapolis tour. Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish and it 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. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 8: Pamukkale to Cappadocia via Konya by drive(*B)
Around 08:30-08:45am we will take you from your hotel and after 4 hours of driving you will reach to Konya where you have chance to visit Konya Mevlana Museum, school of whirling dervishes. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. Then we will drive 3 hours more to arrive to Cappadocia and we will transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 9: Northern Cappadocia Tour(*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 storage. 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 10: 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 fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4 km 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 11: Istanbul(*B)
Today is free for you to explore this beautiful city or if you like we can organize Bosphorus tour or Turkish Bath for you. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 12: 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 12 days Turkey package tour.

Accommodation;
Istanbul - Avicenna Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel
Canakkale - Grand Anzac Hotel, Comfort Anzac Hotel
Kusadasi - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Pamukkale - Tripolis Hotel, Hal-tur Hotel
Cappadocia - Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House
Important notice for 12 days Turkey package tour
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room. Solo traveler should pay 25 % extra for single supplement.
Domestic flights might be from Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen airport.
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.
*B breakfast
*L lunch
Travel Tips for 12 days Turkey package 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.
Price Notes:
Per person 1005 EURO with credit card and 955 EURO with cash payment
Hot air balloon tour per person 150 EURO
Included
  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Bus transfersdomestic flights
  • Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
  • Lunch on tours
  • Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide

Excluded
  • Tip to guide and driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Drink during lunch
  • Dinner
  • Medical insurance
  • Cleopatra swimming pool entrance

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