28 days

Anatolian Highlights

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Tour Overview

28 day Premium quality tour

Turkey

Visiting - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Perge, Antalya, Aspendos, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara, Istanbul

Activities - Culture, History, Archaeology

Group size - Maximum 20 guests

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Istanbul

Day 1
Thursday

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Istanbul

Day 1
Friday

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Istanbul Old City

Day 2
Saturday
breakfast

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Istanbul Old City

Day 2
Sunday
breakfast

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Istanbul view from Ferry - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 3
Monday
breakfast & dinner

Today we visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Dolmabahce Palace work of Sultan

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 3
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

Today we visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Day 4
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Day 4
Thursday
breakfast & dinner

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Turkish Memorial - Gallipoli - Escorted Tour

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 5
Friday
breakfast & dinner

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 before 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.

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 5
Saturday
breakfast & dinner

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 before 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.

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 6
Sunday
breakfast & dinner

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.

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 6
Monday
breakfast & dinner

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.

Theatre - Troy - Escorted Tour

Aphrodisias, Antalya

Day 7
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

Today we drive to Antalya, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias, home of the famous Temple of Aphrodite, along the way.

Achaeological Site - Troy - Escorted Tour

Aphrodisias, Antalya

Day 7
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

Today we drive to Antalya, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias, home of the famous Temple of Aphrodite, along the way.

Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Day 8
Thursday
breakfast & dinner

Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant respite.

Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Day 8
Friday
breakfast & dinner

Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant respite.

Vaulted tunnel at the Asclepeion - Pergamum - Escorted Tour

Konya

Day 9
Saturday
breakfast & dinner

Early departure for Konya, en-route visiting the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum.

Theatre - Pergamum - Escorted Tour

Konya

Day 9
Sunday
breakfast & dinner

Early departure for Konya, en-route visiting the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum.

Konya, Cappadocia

Day 10
Monday
breakfast & dinner

This morning we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia before we trek through the beautiful Ihlara Valley. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening.

Konya, Cappadocia

Day 10
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

This morning we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia before we trek through the beautiful Ihlara Valley. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening.

Inscription - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Day 11
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle, explore the many levels of an underground city and more.

Achaeological Site - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Day 11
Thursday
breakfast & dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle, explore the many levels of an underground city and more.

Safranbolu

Day 12
Friday
breakfast

Early morning departure toSafranbolu. Visiting some of the finest surviving traditional Turkish civil architecture. Stroll along the town's cobbled streets to Cinci Caravanserai and Bath, Kaymakamlar (Governors) House, Izzet Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the old bazaar.

Safranbolu

Day 12
Saturday
breakfast

Early morning departure toSafranbolu. Visiting some of the finest surviving traditional Turkish civil architecture. Stroll along the town's cobbled streets to Cinci Caravanserai and Bath, Kaymakamlar (Governors) House, Izzet Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the old bazaar.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Istanbul

Day 13
Sunday
breakfast

This morning, we will drive back to Istanbul. In the afternoon, you will enjoy some free time.

Istanbul

Day 13
Monday
breakfast

This morning, we will drive back to Istanbul. In the afternoon, you will enjoy some free time.

Istanbul

Day 14
Tuesday
breakfast

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Istanbul

Day 14
Wednesday
breakfast

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

What's included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary

Extras

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel_Insurance.asp

Please Note

  • Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
SafranboluHavuzlu Asmazlar KonagiBoutique
IstanbulThe Marmara Pera4 star
CappadociaMDC HotelBoutique Cave
KonyaNovotel Konya4 star
PamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel5 star
AntalyaBest Western Khan Hotel4 star
ÇanakkaleBüyük Truva Hotel4 star
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique

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