11 Days Istanbul-Gallipoli-Troy-Pergamon-Ephesus-Pamukkale-Cappadocia Tour Package
Starts in: İstanbul
Ends in: İstanbul
Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights
Tour Highlights: Visit Istanbul, Bosphorus, Ottoman and Byzantian Relics, Walkthrough Gallipoli war sights and memorials, Explore Troy and Pergamon ancient cities, Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Artemis Temple, Pamukkale, Hierapolis Ancient City, Hot spring travertines. Amazed by the breathtaking scenery of Cappadocia and visit Göreme Open Air Museum, Fairy Chimneys, Underground cities, Pasabag, Red Valley.
Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Your driver will be waiting for you when you arrive at Istanbul Airport to transport you to your hotel. After your flight, please take your time to check-in and relax in your room. In Istanbul, you will have free time and stay the night.
Day 2: Full Day Classical Old City Tour (Breakfast-Lunch included)
Pick up from your hotel in the morning for the Classical Old City Tour. Our first stop is the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, which was once a church under the Byzantine Empire and was transformed to a mosque after the Ottoman Empire conquered Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is regarded as one of the world's finest architectural masterpieces and is regarded as the world's eighth wonder.
Then we stroll to the Blue Mosque, a must-see and one of Istanbul's most popular attractions. Its breathtaking ambiance will take your breath away. It is known for its tiles and six minarets, making it a one-of-a-kind structure.
The Hippodrome, Sultanahmet's main square, will be our next stop. It was where horse races were held under the Byzantine Empire. The first part of the Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour ends, and then we have lunch at a nice restaurant.
We'll go to the Grand Covered Bazaar after lunch. It is the world's oldest bazaar and may be regarded the forerunner of contemporary retail malls. You will be able to shop for yourself as well as buy gifts for your family and friends.
Topkapi Palace is the last stop on our tour. It was the Ottoman Sultans' principal home. We view the Sultans' personal possessions as well as religious artifacts. The palace's yard and vista are breathtaking.
We drop you off at your hotel about 17:00 at the end of the trip.
Day 3: Full Day Bosphorus Cruise and Golden Horn Tour (Breakfast-Lunch included)
We pick you up from your hotel at about 8:00 a.m. and take you to Miniaturk, where we will give you a fantastic tour of Turkey since this location is also known as a little model of Turkey. Then we travel to Pierre Loti Hill, where you can see the Golden Horn and Istanbul from above. There are several lovely cafes on the top of the hill where you may have your tea while taking nice photos of the view. We take a cable car down the hill and then visit Eyup Sultan Mosque. Thousands of people visit this mosque every day since it played an essential role throughout the Ottoman Empire.
After a great lunch in a restaurant, we continue our journey in Istanbul with a boat tour on the Bosphorus. Maiden's Tower, Rumeli Fortress, Ortaköy Mosque, Anadolu Fortress, Raan Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Küçüksu Kasr, Beylerbeyi Palace, and many more Ottoman mansions, palaces, villas, and beautiful houses on both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul are among the sights seen during the boat cruise on the Bosphorus. Your guide provides you with all of the necessary information about these locations. We return to the dock after the trip.
We drop you off at your hotel about 17:00 after your unforgettable Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul City Tour.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4: Gallipoli Tour (Breakfast-Lunch included)
The driver will pick you up from 06:30-7:00 a.m. and take you to Gallipoli. VisitDardanelles Memorials, 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 Lunch break at a nearby diner in the middle of the day. The trip concludes with a ferry ride to Canakkale, where you can check into your hotel and spend the night.
Day 5: Troy and Pergamum Tour (Breakfast- Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will pick you up about 08:30-08:45 a.m. and take you on a tour of Troy Ancient City. Sightseeing tour of ten ancient cities constructed on top of one another, including the Trojan Horse, Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, Roman Theater, and Greco-Roman Senate.
Drive to Pergamum Ancient City which has one of the most important libraries in the ancient world as well as the Zeus Altar after visiting Troy. Lunch break at a nearby restaurant in the middle of the day. Drive to Kusadasi or Selcuk after visiting the ancient city. In Kusadasi / Selcuk, check into a hotel and spend the night.
Day 6: Ephesus Tour(Breakfast-Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel, pick up from the hotel and drive to the meeting point for Ephesus Tour.
On our Ephesus Tour, we visit the Artemis Temple, one of the ancient world's seven wonders, Ephesus Ancient City, Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Theater, Hamams, and Old Harbor. Lunch break at a local restaurant in the middle of the day. The final place to see is the House of Virgin Mary, where the Virgin Mary spent her final five years before her death and which the Vatican has designated as a pilgrimage site.
Transfer to a hotel in Kusadasi / Selcuk at the end of the tour for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour / Bus to Cappadocia (Breakfast-Lunch included)
After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide will pick you up around 07:30-08:00 a.m. to take you on the Pamukkale-Hierapolis Tour. Upon arrival, we have lunch at a local restaurant. Then we start the tour.
Hot springs and travertines, or terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing and cooling water, can be found in Pamukkale. Turks call it ‘Cotton Castle- Pamukkale' because it resembles cotton. People used to come to Hierapolis Ancient City, a Unesco World Heritage Site, to relieve their ailments during retirement and die there. You can cool off by walking on the terraces or swimming in the Cleopatra Swimming Pool (This is optional).
After the tour, transfer to the bus station and take the local bus to Cappadocia.
Overnight bus to Cappadocia.(Duration 10 Hours)
Day 8: Arrive in Cappadocia / Cappadocia Tour (Lunch included)
Arrive in Cappadocia early in the morning. Meet our staff at the bus station and transfer to your hotel. Have a short rest in the hotel lobby (if your room is ready, you can do check-in and have a refreshment in your room).
The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9:30-10:00 a.m. and take you on the Northern Cappadocia Tour.
Cappadocia Tour starts with Goreme Panorama, which offers a breathtaking view of Goreme Village, the land of fairy chimneys, and the Open Air Museum, the region's largest monastery complex. After that, we went to Ortahisar, a typical village with a castle and cave food storage, and Pasabag (Fairy Chimney Valley), which has mushroom-shaped rocks and very interesting fairy chimney forms. We're passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where it appears that animals have become petrified in the rocks. Lunch break at a local restaurant in the middle of the day.
In the afternoon, take a walk along Turkey's longest river, the Red River, and stop by a small village known for its pottery workshops. You will be able to see how pottery is made and, if you wish, try your hand at it. Returning to the hotel at the end of the day via Love Valley, which offers breathtaking views.
Transfer to the hotel, free evening, and an overnight stay in a cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 9: South Cappadocia Tour / Fly to Istanbul (Breakfast-Lunch included)
A Hot Air Balloon tour is optional.
The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9:30-10:00 a.m. and take you on the Southern Cappadocia Tour. Visiting Uchisar Castle, the world's largest fairy chimney and a fortress used by numerous civilizations. Exploring rock churches that saved early Christians from Roman persecution while hiking about 4 km in Red Valley and passing through Rose Valley. You can see cave residences when you arrive in Cavusin village, which is an ancient settlement in the region. Lunch break at a local restaurant in the middle of the day. Afternoon visit to Kaymakl Underground City, which is the largest in Cappadocia and was used by refugees and people fleeing disasters. Pigeon Valley has a nice view of Uchisar Castle and pigeon houses where pigeons still live. The most recent trip to Three Beauties Valley, which is known for its vineyards and breathtaking views.
In the evening, transfer to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Our agents will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10: Free Day in Istanbul (Breakfast included)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your free day in Istanbul. You can explore the city on your own, do some shopping and stroll in the city.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 11: Farewell to Turkey (Breakfast included)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to the airport according to your flight time. You are required to do a self-check-in. Our service ends here. We would like to see you again in Turkey. Have a safe flight.
Hotels with breakfast
Domestic flights (15kg baggage allowance pp)
Airport pickups and drop-offs mentioned on the itinerary
Meals as specified on tours (special meals as vegetarian, vegan, halal options are also available)
Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
Professional English speaking guide
Beverages during lunch
Meals not specified
Cleopatra Swimming Pool entrance fee