7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

Tick through Turkey’s classic sights on this spellbinding 7-day tour that starts and finishes in Istanbul. Traveling by air-conditioned coach with an expert guide, explore the emotive World War I battle sites of Gallipoli, the breathtaking Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus, and the fairy-tale landscapes of Cappadocia. In-between, ogle the white rock terraces of Pamukkale, swim in the hot springs at Hierapolis, view the ruins of Troy and much, much more. The tour includes six nights’ accommodation plus breakfast and dinner on each day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli Battlefields

Stop At: Gallipoli Battlefield, Eceabat Turkey
Early morning departure from Istanbul for the Gallipoli Gallipoli Peninsula, one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey. Here we will visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, The Nek and original trenches and tunnels.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at MD Barbaros Hotel, or similar hotel in Canakkale

Day 2: Troy, Pergamum

Stop At: Troy (Truva), Tevfikiye Koyu, Intepe, Canakkale Turkey
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ruins of Pergamum, 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama Turkey
Tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center in its time.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar hotel in Kusadasi

Day 3: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Sirince Koyu, Sirince Turkey
Continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village, we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar hotel in Kusadasi

Day 4: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar hotel in Pamukkale

Day 5: Silk Road, Konya

Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Mevlana Cd. No:1, Konya 42030 Turkey
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Elevres Stone House or similar hotel in Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Elevres Stone House or similar hotel in Cappadocia

Day 7: Ankara - Istanbul

Stop At: Anitkabir Command Anittepe, Ankara 06570 Turkey
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Our tour concludes with the arrival to Istanbul at approximately 7pm.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"There is no luggage restriction on this tour"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"



Start Time: 8:00 AM
Duration: 7 Days
Start location: Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Cankurtaran, Akbıyık Cd. No: 17, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
We can also pick you up from your hotel if located in Sultanahmet (old city area) or Taksim.
Pick up is between 7:30 am and 8:00 am depending on where your hotel is located.
Please advise us of your hotel details if you wish to be picked up.


Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Entrance fees
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Gallipoli Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Troy (Truva)
  • Entry/Admission - Ruins of Pergamum
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Anitkabir

Not Included

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance

Facilities


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