Turkish Delight - 10 days trip to Turkey

A week of exploring highlights, essential landmarks, ancient sites of Turkey

Experience the best of Turkey on this 11-day tour visiting Istanbul, Dardanelles, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia. 

Experience the region’s rich history, culture, and cuisine
On this flexible small-group trip

  • Centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Friendly English speaking personnel
  • All land, airport, and ferry port transfers are included
  • All the domestic flight tickets are included
  • Inside visit museums and ancient sites with skip the line admission
  • All the guided tours, sea excursions mentioned on the itinerary

See the price information, dates and further information below the itinerary

     Daily Tour Program

Flight to Istanbul, Turkey (The guests usually organize flight tickets.
Let us know if you prefer our assistance in organizing your flight tickets.

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HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey!

We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel
Unpack and go out for an evening walk and dinner on your own around Sultanahmet Square.
Overnight in Istanbul.

In the morning we will greet you at your hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historic old part of Istanbul.
Today’s main sites are:
* Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii)
* Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya
* Hippodrome of Constantinople
Lunch at a local restaurant
* Topkapi Palace
After the tour return the hotel then the rest of the day at leisure.
(Optional Whirling Dervish Performance tour available,  contact us if interested)
Overnight in Istanbul.

Breakfast at the hotel
AM Meet up at the lobby of your hotel and take you on this enlightening walking tour down to the waterfront near Eminonu.   You’ll see hundreds of interesting shops lined up cozily side-by-side, We will then enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus.
Today’s main sites are:
* Walking tour of Golden horn water-front area
* Spice Bazaar and surrounding areas
* Bosphorus Cruise takes you through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia; along its shores, you can take photographs of marble palaces and antique wooden Ottoman-era villas that sit beside luxurious modern residences. You will also see Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Ortakoy Mosque from the boat.
After the tour, we will return back to the hotel or option to be dropped off at the center. 
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Early in the morning, we will drive west, skirting the northern shore of the beautiful Sea of Marmara, heading towards the Aegean Sea.
Sites you’ll see today:
Gallipoli Peninsula, National Park, and ANZAC Cove commemorative sites
Lunch and free time on the National Park.
From here, we’ll board a ferry and cross the Dardanelles Strait.
*Canakkale will be our final destination for today and where we will spend our evening.
After dinner, you might want to stroll the harbor and enjoy watching the sunset.
Overnight in Canakkale.

Breakfast at the hotel. We will then check out and be on our way,  driving along the scenic Aegean Shores,
On the way we will visit 2 of the significant popular ancient sites;

The Ancient City of Troy (AKA Truva) is the ancient site written about by Homer in the classic Iliad. It dates back to approximately 3,000 BC and has been the site of nine different cities through the thousands of years it has been in existence. Upon entering Troy, a large wooden Trojan horse full-scale reproduction will dominate your view. You’ll want to climb up and get your picture taken!  There is also a fantastic museum on-site to help you get oriented.
Further down the road, we will make another stop the visit the ancient city of Pergamon.

* Pergamum is one of the seven churches of Revelation. As the early Christians traveled along the Asian Minor caravan routes, it became one of the area’s largest cities.  It was rivaled only by Ephesus in its wealth, temples, and beauty. The ancient acropolis dominates the view from all around. Most memorable to you will probably be Pergamum’s ancient theatre. Carved straight out of the high hillside, it is one of the steepest ancient theatres in the world–and the view is impressive.  Sites in Pergamum include the Acropolis, Asclepion, and Red Basilica.

We will continue our drive through Izmir and arrive in the seaside city of Kusadasi. Upon arriving, you will check into your Beach Front Hotel.
Dinner is provided at the hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Breakfast served at the hotel
AM: Meet up, and go on a guided tour of Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, and the House of Virgin Mary.

About the sites you will visit ;
*Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city from ancient times and was inhabited by Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, and Turks. St. Paul lived here circa 60 AD when it was at its most populated at 250,000.  During your visit, you’ll walk its stony boulevards, stand in the grand theatre, marvel at the beauty of the Celsus Library, the agora, as well as the baths, giving you the unique chance to get up-close-and-personal with history by literally being able to walk into it.
*The Temple of Artemis is situated in serene countryside celebrates the Greek goddess Artemis, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who supplanted the Titan Selene as the goddess of the Moon.  This temple, known as Artemision in Greek times, was the largest of its kind in the world.
*The House of The Virgin Mary, high on a hill overlooking the town of Selcuk, is where it is believed that St. Mary came to live with St. John the Baptist in the later years of her life.

Return to the hotel,  free time to rest and dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

After breakfast, we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale; upon arrival, we will continue on the guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Our drive will take us through a rich agricultural area, teeming with cotton fields and fruit orchards.
Sites we will visit
* Pamukkale, Whitewashed terraces, ancient pools, and more.
* Ancient city of Hierapolis
After the tour,  return to Kusadasi, spend the night in your waterfront hotel.
Dinner at the hotel 
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up with the driver,  transfer to Izmir Airport
>>>>>>>>>>>> FLIGHT FROM IZMIR TO CAPPADOCIA  >>>>>>>>>
Upon arrival,  meet up with the transfer men and transfer to your hotel.
Check-in & the rest of the day & the evening at leisure
Overnight in Cappadocia.

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up & enjoy a full day tour of Cappadocia that covers;
Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Devrent and Rose Valley, Uchisar, Pasabag, and more.,  
See fairy chimneys, unique to the World Heritage Site of Cappadocia
Visit Uchisar town and castle, walk through the Goreme Open Air Museum and see stunning views of the region

Visit Ceramic factories and see the ancient art of making ceramics in Avanos village
Flexible no rush fun day exploring Cappadocia Region. 
After the tour, return to the hotel. 
Overnight in Cappadocia. 

(If you have purchased the optional hot-air ballooning tour, please note that you’ll need to rise very early in the morning to go to the balloon-launch site. After the trip has concluded, we’ll come back to the hotel for breakfast and enjoy rest of the day at leisure. 
( optional tour to Undergroun Cities and Ihlara Valley Hiking tour is available )) contact us if interested. 
Afternoon transfer to Cappadocia Airport 

Short flight to Istanbul,  
Meet up, upon arrival then transfer to your hotel. 
Overnight in Istanbul. 

Breakfast at the hotel.
4 hours prior to your flight departure time,  we will provide a transfer to Istanbul airport and say you, Good bye and have a safe trip back home.

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