24 days

Spirit of Turkey Tour

Book any tour departing between October 01st and March 01st, 2017 and pay in Full, 2nd person get a 50% discount

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Tour Overview

24 day Premium quality tour

Turkey

Visiting - Istanbul, Safranbolu, Cappadocia, Hattusas, Goreme, Uchisar, Konya, Beysehir, Sultanhan, Assos, Antalya, Sagalassos, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Sirince, Troy, Pergamum, Gallipoli

Activities -

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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.

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.

Inside Topkapi Palace - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Safranbolu

Day 3
Monday
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, we drive to Safranbolu. 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 Yemeniciler shoe makers' guild bazaar.

Grand Bazaar - Istanbul - Escorted Tour

Safranbolu

Day 3
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, we drive to Safranbolu. 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 Yemeniciler shoe makers' guild bazaar.

Hattusa, Cappadocia

Day 4
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

Early morning departure for Cappadocia, visit the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusa. In the Yazilikaya rock sanctuary there are impressive carved reliefs that portray the Hittite gods. We continue to the unique volcanic area of Cappadocia.

Hattusa, Cappadocia

Day 4
Thursday
breakfast & dinner

Early morning departure for Cappadocia, visit the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusa. In the Yazilikaya rock sanctuary there are impressive carved reliefs that portray the Hittite gods. We continue to the unique volcanic area of Cappadocia.

Fairy Chimneys - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Day 5
Friday
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.

Hotel - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Day 5
Saturday
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.

Konya, Beysehir

Day 6
Sunday
breakfast & dinner

Morning departure to Konya along the old Silk Road, visit Sultanhani Caravanserai and Mevlana Museum. This centre celebrates Rumi, the famous mystic and poet who founded the Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes. Afterwards we drive to Beysehir.

Konya, Beysehir

Day 6
Monday
breakfast & dinner

Morning departure to Konya along the old Silk Road, visit Sultanhani Caravanserai and Mevlana Museum. This centre celebrates Rumi, the famous mystic and poet who founded the Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes. Afterwards we drive to Beysehir.

Moonscape Tufa - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Antalya, Sagalassos

Day 7
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, we drive to ancient site of Sagalassos which dates back to 25 B.C., visiting the Antonin's Fountain, Hamam or large bath house built in second century. After this, we see the still intact ruins of the area, the highest theatre in Anatolia. The theatre was built as a single storey in 180-200 A.D., with the view of the landscape kept in mind for the audience. Sagalassos is one of the best preserved cities in all of Asia.

Uchisar - Cappadocia - Escorted Tour

Antalya, Sagalassos

Day 7
Wednesday
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, we drive to ancient site of Sagalassos which dates back to 25 B.C., visiting the Antonin's Fountain, Hamam or large bath house built in second century. After this, we see the still intact ruins of the area, the highest theatre in Anatolia. The theatre was built as a single storey in 180-200 A.D., with the view of the landscape kept in mind for the audience. Sagalassos is one of the best preserved cities in all of Asia.

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 8
Thursday
breakfast & dinner

This morning we are 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. End of our visit, drive to Kusadasi.

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Day 8
Friday
breakfast & dinner

This morning we are 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. End of our visit, drive to Kusadasi.

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 9
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.

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Day 9
Sunday
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.

Pergamum, Troy

Day 10
Monday
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, we will drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We then continue north to tour the legendary city of Troy.

Pergamum, Troy

Day 10
Tuesday
breakfast & dinner

After breakfast, we will drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We then continue north to tour the legendary city of Troy.

Mevlana Mosque - Konya - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 11
Wednesday
breakfast

After breakfast, 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 before driving to back to Istanbul.

Mevlana Mosque - Konya - Escorted Tour

Gallipoli Battlefields

Day 11
Thursday
breakfast

After breakfast, 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 before driving to back to Istanbul.

Istanbul

Day 12
Friday
breakfast

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

Istanbul

Day 12
Saturday
breakfast

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being 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

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
CappadociaMDC HotelBoutique Cave
BeysehirAnamas KonukeviSpecial Class
AğlasunSagalassos Lodge and Spa HotelBoutique
KuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde HotelBoutique
ÇanakkaleBüyük Truva Hotel4 star
IstanbulThe Marmara Pera4 star
SafranboluHavuzlu Asmazlar KonagiBoutique

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