Learn more about Turkey's diverse history and natural landscape on this 3 day tour of Cappadocia and Pamukkale. See the fairy chimneys, visit a city carved into rock and relax at the ancient ...
- Duration: 3 Days
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Visit Turkey and travel to Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Didyma, Miletos, Priene, Pamukkale and Cappadocia.
12 Days / 10 Nights accommodation in our option hotels: 5 nights Istanbul, 1 night Canakkale, 3 nights Kusadasi, 1 night Cappadocia, all transfers, sightseeing tours including entrance fees as per itinerary, air-conditioned vehicle for all tours and transfers, professional English speaking tour guide on local tours, domestic flight and bus tickets and meals as per itinerary.
|Adult Per Booking
|1 - 14 travellers
|Jan 1,Dec 31
Upon arrival in Istanbul transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is free for you to explore on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.Day 2: Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with overnight in Istanbul
After breakfast approximately at 8:30 am pick up from your hotel to begin the full day tour. Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drop off to your hotel at around 5:30 pm. Overnight at a hotel in Istanbul. (B, L)Day 3: Full Day Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace Tour with overnight in Istanbul
Breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide at hotel lobby for a short drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch break, we continue driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Driving back to Europe over the Bosphorus Bridge, we visit Dolmabahce Palace, with more than 340 rooms & eight Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 17:30. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)Day 4: Gallipoli Tour with overnight in Canakkale
Early morning pick up from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli. It will take around 4.5 hours to get to the Gallipoli War Fields. There will be one stop enroute for a short break for personal needs. Once you arrive in Ecebat, lunch will be provided. After lunch around 1:00 pm you will begin the fully guided tour of Gallipoli with visits to the Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian, Memorial, Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After tour transfer to Canakkale for check in to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Canakkale. (B, L)Day 5: Troy Tour with overnight in Kusadasi
After breakfast check out of the hotel in Canakkale. Around 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the morning tour of Troy. You will visit the ancient city of Troy famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. After your morning Troy tour, you will be driven back to Canakkale where you will board a public bus to Selcuk/Kusadasi approximately 12:30 pm. You will arrive in Kusadasi around 7:00 pm and there will be 2 breaks enroute for personal needs. After arrival at the Kusadasi or Selcuk bus station you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi for check in. Your dinner tonight will be at the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, D)Day 6: Full Day Ephesus Tour with overnight in Kusadasi
After breakfast around 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel for to join the full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary. On this tour you will visit The Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus; one the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch you will visit The House of Virgin Mary where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. You will also be able to visit on this tour the İsabey Mosque; one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art in Turkey. Return to your hotel in Kusadasi around 16:30. Your dinner tonight will be at the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)Day 7: Didyma, Miletos, Priene Tour
Today visit Miletus, one of the oldest cities of Ionia, and the ancient cities of Priene and Didyma. First you will see Priene which in its time was one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Ionians cities. Then we will lead our way toMiletus to see Miletus with its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress on the acropolis above. Our last stop will be Didyma. Here you will find the largest Ionic Temple in the world, that of Apollo. Also in Didyma lies the huge, cracked head of Medusa which long ago fell from the freeze. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)Day 8: Full Day Pamukkale Tour, Overnight Bus to Cappadocia
Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Kusadasi. After breakfast we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale, as soon as we arrive we will continue onto guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Pamukkale means cotton castle in Turkish. It is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pamukkale is now a world heritage site.
Hierapolis was founded as a healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral
waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire.
After the tour you will travel overnight to Cappadocia in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station approximately 9:00 pm. The total duration of travel will be 10 hours. There will be three breaks on the way to Cappadocia for your personal needs.
When you arrival Cappadocia bus station transfer to hotel. Take in breakfast and start tour. you will be pick up from hotel for full day tour of North Cappadocia. After breakfast around 9:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full day tour of North Cappadocia.
Day 10: Full Day South Cappadocia Tour, Flight to Istanbul
Day 11: Free day at leisure
Full day free to wander around Istanbul, and do shopping on your own. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)Day 12: Departure, Transfer to Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul
After breakfast check out from your hotel in Istanbul (before 12:00). You will be transferred to Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul as per your international flight details. End of tour and services. (B)
Free cancellation prior to 24 hours city tours starting time.