All About 10 Days Turkey Tour & Cappadocia, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Pergamon, Troy Tour Cappadocia 10 Days Turkey Tour: Turkey is the historic area of central Anatolia bounded by the towns of Hacıbektas, Aksaray, Nigde and Kayseri. It…
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10 Days Turkey Tour. Spend 10 glorious days in Turkey seeing all the must see sights. Soak up the culture and history of Istanbul. Soar above the fairy chimneys at dawn on a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. Explore the ancient city of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Luxuriate in the thermal hot springs of Pamukkale and retain your youth in Cleopatra's Pool. Pay your respects to the fallen soldiers at Gallipoli. Climb into a replica of the Trojan horse. Explore the ancient ruins of Pergamon. Don't miss this trip, which is jam packed with adventure and beautiful places waiting to be seen!
Arrival to Istanbul and Check in to the hotel
Upon arrival in Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to your hotel in the Old City area (Sultanahmet). You will check into the Boutique hotel which is close to all the historical sites. You will have free time for the rest of the day and spend the night in Istanbul.
Istanbul Old City Walking Tour (B,L)
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 a.m and you will depart for your full day "Best of Istanbul" walking tour. You will see: the Hagia Sophia (Santa Sophia) Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. At the end of the tour, our guide will drop you back at your hotel. Free time and overnight in Istanbul.
Free day in Istanbul (B)
Today you will have a free day in Istanbul. Optional tours are a Boat Cruise on the Bosphorus and Golden Horn, the City Sightseeing bus tours, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Istanbul Two Continent Tour, a Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus, a Private guided tour, a Prince Island tour, a visit to the Spice Market and Bazaars, Suleymaniye Mosque, or the Islamic Art Museum……
Istanbul-Cappadocia by plane and Day tour of Southern Cappdocia (L)
At 05:00 a.m you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for a one hour flight to Cappadocia at 07:00 a.m. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to our office in Goreme town. You will be picked up at 9:30 AM for a tour of Southern Cappadocia. You will explore the Underground City of Derinkuyu, stroll through the scenic Ilhara Valley and stop for lunch at a restaurant near the river. After lunch, you will continue to Selime Monastery and then Pigeon Valley for some breathtaking views and great photo ops! At the end of your tour you will be taken to your hotel and you’ll have the rest of the night free.
Day tour of Northern Cappadocia / Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir (B,L)
If you choose to do the Hot Air Balloon Ride, you will be picked up from your hotel at 5:30 AM and taken to the balloon departure point. The balloon ride will finish around 7:30 AM and you will be taken back to your hotel where you can have breakfast before your next tour. You will be picked up at 9:30 AM for your tour of Northern Cappadocia. The first stop will be a vista point overlooking Goreme where you will see Uchisar Castle. From there you will go to the Goreme Open Air Museum and then stop for lunch is Avanos. Next, you will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and then get the chance to try yourself! On the way back to your hotel you will stop at photo points such as Cavusin, the animal shaped rock formations of Devrent, the mushroom shaped fairy chimneys in St. Monk’s Valley and St. Simeon’s monk cell. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to the airport for a one-hour flight to Izmir. Upon arrival in Izmir, we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis (B,L)
Following breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up at 8:30 AM and begin the 3-hour journey. Around 12:00 PM you will arrive in the small but friendly town of Pamukkale and stop for lunch. Then, you will be taken to the ancient city of Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will show you how the citizens lived, worked and enjoyed themselves back when the city was a thriving metropolis. Highlights include the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Theater and the Martyrion of St. Philip. From there, you will move on to the main attraction, the travertines. You will have free time to explore and relax in the travertines and have a rejuvenating swim in Cleopatra’s Pool. At 4:00 PM we will depart for Kusadasi and drop you back at your hotel.
Day tour of Ephesus (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up at 9:00 AM and you will depart for the Ephesus Tour. When you arrive, you will have a fully guided tour of the ruins. During the tour you will see the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World), the Amphitheater, the Celsius Library, which is still active, ruins left from the ancient city, and the House of the Virgin Mary, her last dwelling place. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel and spend the night in Kusadasi.
Day tour of Pergamon and transfer to Canakkale (B,L)
You will be picked up at 09:00 a.m from your hotel in Kusadasi or Selcuk and depart for a full day Pergamon tour. You will visit the Asclepion and Health Centre. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see the Red Basilica, originally a temple of Serapis. The most spectacular structure is certainly the theater, a remarkable piece of engineering built into the steep hillside. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Canakkale and stay overnight.
Day tour of Troy and Gallipoli -Transfer to Istanbul (B,L)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:30 AM and begin the day visiting the ancient city of Troy. During the tour, you can explore the remains of Troy I through Troy IX, The Odeon, The Bouleuterion, the houses of Troy I, The 3,700 year old city walls, Sacrificial Altars and a life size replica of the Trojan Horse of which you can enter and take photos. At 10:30 AM you will finish the tour of Troy and continue on to Eceabat. At 1:30 PM you will stop for lunch before you begin your next tour. From there, your guide will take you up the hauntingly beautiful coast of Gallipoli. You will follow in the footsteps of the ANZAC and Ottoman forces, walking the now deserted battlefields and trenches and pay respects at the many memorials for all of the fallen soldiers. You will learn of the maneuvers of both sides, successful and failed and hear stories of the bright young Colonel of the Ottoman forces, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in Istanbul.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to airport according to your flight schedule.
All Airport transfers mentioned in the itinerary
All flight tickets with taxes
All Bus transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
7-day small group tour mentioned in the itinerary (Guide, Lunch, Transportation and entrance fees)
9 Night Boutique Hotel with breakfast
All Meals mentioned by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Vegetarian meals available
Tips and international flight tickets
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