15 days

Flying Carpet

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Tour Overview

15 day Premium quality tour from $2,489

Turkey

Visiting - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Canakkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Fethiye, Kayakoy, Antalya, Perge, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara

Activities - Culture, History, Archaeology

Group size - Maximum 20 guests

Flying Carpet map

Istanbul

Day 1
Saturday

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
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'.

Whirling Dervishes - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 3
Monday
breakfast & dinner

Today we visit the WW1 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
Tuesday
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.

Achaeological Site - Troy - Escorted Tour

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 5
Wednesday
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
Thursday
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 - Pergamum - Escorted Tour

Aphrodisias, Fethiye

Day 7
Friday
breakfast

Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way.

Fethiye

Day 8
Saturday
breakfast

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey's highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon.

Celsus Library - Ephesus - Escorted Tour

Kayakoy, Antalya

Day 9
Sunday
breakfast & dinner

Relaxing morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy on the way.

Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Day 10
Monday
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 resting spot.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Escorted Tour

Konya, Cappadocia

Day 11
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

Early departure for Cappadocia, stopping en-route to visit Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. This afternoon we also stop to visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia.

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Day 12
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Inscription - Perge - Escorted Tour

Ihlara Valley, Underground City

Day 13
Thursday
breakfast & dinner

Today we trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Ankara

Day 14
Friday
breakfast

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Mevlana Mosque - Konya - Escorted Tour

Istanbul

Day 15
Saturday
breakfast

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

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

  • Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.

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