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10 Days Undiscovered Turkey Tour

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Duration

10 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

2 people

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Tick off the highlights of coastal and central Turkey—without dealing with travel logistics—during this multi-day, attraction-packed tour. Sleep comfortably each night in a four-star hotel, included in the price. Relax with door-to-door vehicle transfers and most meals. See Ottoman-era palaces and mosques in Istanbul, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, and many other sights.

Highlights

  • A multi-day shared tour of Turkey’s top sights: Istanbul, Cappadocia,Kusadasi – Ephesus – Pamukkale
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  • Private transportation is included
  • Relax with pre-booked, accommodation in 4-star hotels

Day 1 : Istanbul :

Welcome to Istanbul-Turkey. You arrive at the Istanbul Airport, we transfer you to your hotel and you stay overnight.

Day 2 : Istanbul Cappadocia

Let’s start to explore Istanbul. The first visit is to Hippodrome. It was the center of sports activities in Constantinople. Famous with 4 monuments; The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Column of Constantine
Hagia Sophia is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Hagia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian then in 1453 renovated into a mosque by Ottoman Emperor Fatih Sultan Mehmet. It was converted into a museum in 1935 and welcomed both local and foreign visitors. (Closed on Monday)
Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey. Also, it was built with unique 6 minarets. (Closed on Friday)
Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used for educational administration and as the art center of the state. Get knowledge about the imperial treasury's sacred Islamic relics, palace kitchens, and weapons. (Closed on Tuesday)
Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping opportunities with carpets, leather, jewelry, Turkish delight, gold, antique tiles, etc... (Closed on Sunday)
At the end of the tour, back to the hotel and stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 : Istanbul Troy

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and after 5 hours drive, arrive at Eceabat. First, you have lunch here, after lunch you cross the Dardanelles by ferry and reach Troy. When you arrive there, first, you will have lunch and begin the tour with your professional tour guide. You visit the famous Trojan Horse, Troy Ancient Ruins, Odeon, City Walls, the Scaean Gate, Sanctuary, and Roman Bath.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Canakkale and you stay overnight.

Day 4 : Canakkale Pergamon

In the morning, we leave from Canakkale and continue to Pergamon, a most memorable experience will be Pergamon with its Acropolis and Great Theatre, Altar of Zeus, Red Basilica (Once pagan temple then converted Christian church) then visit Asclepion the famous medical center of Antiquity.
After the tour, we drive to Kusadasi and you stay overnight in Kusadasi.

Days 5 : Kusadasi Ephesus Pamukkale

In the morning, your tour guide will meet with you at Kusadasi hotel. Then, we go to Ephesus, which was the second-largest city in the Roman Empire over 250.000 people in the 1st BC. Ranking only behind Rome it was the second-largest city in the world. Ephesus was also a harbor city. And, this giant city was built only with marble. Did you know Ephesus had the largest amphitheater in the ancient world over 25.000 seats? Also see Goddess Nike, Local pharmacy, Hadrian Gate, Library of Celcius (the third largest library), Marble Street, and Harbour Street.
Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek Temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus and it was one of the seven wonders of the world.
The House of Virgin Mary is a place where according to the beliefs of many people Mary, the mother of Jesus, spent her last years of her life. She was supposed to arrive at Ephesus together with St. John and lived there in the years 37-45 CE until her Assumption or Dormition.
The Isabey Mosque, constructed in 1374 – 1375, is one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from the Anatolian Beyliks. The mosque is situated on the outskirts of the Ayasuluk Hills at Selcuk – Ephesus.
At the end of the tour drive to Pamukkale and stay overnight.

Day 6 : Pamukkale Konya Cappadocia

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and the tour will begin. Pamukkale, listed as a World Heritage Sides by UNESCO. The white beauty of Pamukkale has happened after warm tears of nature as if the beauty of the white pearl on Cleopatra´s chest has been the inspiration for this artwork of nature. These unique calcium terraces and pools with hot spring water will amaze you as you walk barefoot on the vast white beauty.
Hierapolis, “Holy City” or “Hierapolis” was evangelized by Paul and Epaphras. Also, the Apostle Philip lived and was buried here. We visit Odeon, Roman Baths, and Theatre.
After Pamukkale, you will drive to Konya. Konya is the City of Whirling Dervishes. On the way, we visit Sultanhan Caravanserai and the Mausoleum of Mevlana and then we drive to Cappadocia.
You will stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 7 : Cappadocia

You will be picked up by our tour guide from your hotel. First, we visit Cavusin Village (Rose Valley), the Fairy Chimneys look like mushrooms. Then, we visit Goreme Open-Air Museum which is a member of UNESCO World Heritage consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches.
After having time for lunch, we visit Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back, we visit Panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards.
End of the tour back to the hotel and stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 8 : Cappadocia Salt Lake Ankara Safranbolu

In the morning departure to Ankara. On the stop at Salt Lake. Salt Lake, located in the deepest part of a tectonic trough and surrounded by plateaus, is also known as ‘Koçhisar Lake’. After break drive to Ankara. Ankara is the capital of Turkey and visits Ataturk Mausoleum, One of Turkey's most notable examples of modern architecture, the Atatürk Mausoleum sits high on a hilltop in Ankara, the country's capital.
After Lunch drives Safranbolu. The City of Safranbolu is a typical Ottoman city, with typical buildings and streets, and played a key role in the caravan trade over many centuries visit Hidirlik Hill then back to the hotel
Stay overnight in Safranbolu.

Day 9 : Safranbolu Istanbul

After breakfast drive to Istanbul. Arrive hotel and rest.
Stay overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10 : Istanbul

Depending on your flight, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Istanbul Airport.

  • Airport transportations
  • 9 Nights Accommodation (B&B)
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Meal
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Fully Air-Conditioned private vehicle
  • All local taxes
  • Beverages
  • All personal expenses
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
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