10 days

Enchanted Lantern Tour

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Tour Overview

10 day Superior quality tour from $2,365

Turkey

Visiting - Istanbul, Bosphorus Cruise, Canakkale, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Ephesus, Cappadocia, Sirince, Goreme, Pigeon Valley

Activities - Culture, History, Archaeology

Group size - 2 to 10 guests

Tour Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Istanbul
  • Astounding Museum of Anatolian Civilisations artefacts
  • Mystical rock formations of Goreme Open Air Muesum
  • Mineral pool bathing at Hierapolis Roman health spa
  • Gallipoli original WWI trenches and tunnels

Added Value

  • Optional Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon flight
  • Visit to the traditional Turkish village of Sirince
Enchanted Lantern Tour map

Istanbul

Day 1

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be met at Ataturk International Airport today and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city spanning two continents at your own pace.

Istanbul

Day 2
breakfast

This morning discover Istanbul from a new angle on a Bosphorus Cruise. The strait is lined with Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, parks, gardens and eateries. Free afternoon.

Blue Mosque - Istanbul -

Istanbul

Day 3
breakfast

Step back in time on a guided day tour of Old Istanbul. Highlights include the architectural marvel, Hagia Sophia, the extravagant Topkapi Palace, once home to Ottoman Sultans and the famous Blue Mosque with its Iznik. Imagine life in a Byzantine capital at the Hippodrome before experiencing colour and excitement in the rambling Grand Bazaar, the world’s oldest covered market.

Istanbul – Canakkale

Day 4
breakfast

A morning departure for Gallipoli peninsula, filled with memorials and a museum devoted to the events of 1915. Your tour visits Anzac Cove, followed by a trek to the memorials at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. The Nek and original trenches at Johnston’s Jolly are included.

Ancient Pergamum - Pergamum -

Troy, Pergamum – Kusadasi

Day 5
breakfast & dinner

This morning, visit the ancient city of Troy, where excavations began in the late 1800s before taking the scenic coastal road to Pergamum. Here you will see the well–preserved Asclepeion, theatre and temple relics before continuing to the port of Kusadasi, a resort town since antiquity.

Pamukkale, Kusadasi

Day 6
breakfast & dinner

The brilliant white lime cascades of the Cotton Castle beckon today. Nearby, at the Roman health spa of Hierapolis you wander through the intriguing Necropolis and enjoy a dip in the warm mineral waters amongst ancient fallen columns.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale -

Ephesus, Cappadocia

Day 7
breakfast

Explore the ruins of Ephesus on an enlightening guided tour. Its 2,000 year old marble streets lead the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. The Temple or Artemis is next, then The House of the Virgin Mary. While away the afternoon in the wine-growing village of Sirince. End of the tour flight to Cappadocia.

Cappadocia

Day 8
breakfast
Optional - Sunrise hot air balloon flight over the volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys & caves

The Goreme World Heritage site is first this morning. This area was first settled in Roman times and still boasts many Christian churches that were honed by hand from the volcanic rock. Later visit Avanos, famous for fine earthenware since antiquity, for a brief workshop in a cave-based regional ceramics studio.

Tombs - Hierapolis -

Cappadocia

Day 9
breakfast

Start from Red valley, explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike through the colorfull and breahtaking fairy chimneys. After 4 kms hiking, you will visit Cavusin ( Greek village ), famous for rock cut churches. After lunch, you will visit the one of the magical place of region, Kaymaklı underground city, largest underground city of Cappadocia. After Kaymaklı underground city, you will visit pigeon valley famous for dove cotes. The last stop is Ortahisar castle, biggest mass fairy chimney of Cappadocia.

Departure

Day 10
breakfast

Your tour concludes after breakfast when it is time to farewell new friends and travel to the air port for your flight home.

What's included

  • Airport transfers
  • Premium accommodation with private facilities (hotels listed are subject to availability and may change)
  • Meals as shown in itinerary
  • Day trips and entry to museums listed in itinerary
  • Cappadocia Whirling Dervishes Ceremony
  • Licensed English-speaking Professional Tour Guide
  • Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia

Extras

  • Personal expenses, tips and shopping
  • Meals and beverages where not stated
  • Optional tours or additional side trips
  • International Airfares and Travel Insurance
  • Any items not mentioned in the program

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
IstanbulRecital Hotel5 star boutique
CanakkaleLimani Hotelboutique
KusadasiSuhan 360 Hotel5 star
CappadociaMDC Cave Hotelboutique

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