Best of Turkey Tour
Duration: 12 Days
Arrival in Istanbul.
After clearing customs, you will be met and transferred to your hotel with the remainder of the day will be Free. Your first night will be in Istanbul, the only city which overlaps two continents - Europe and Asia.
Historical Istanbul Sightseeing Tour (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:15 Your day will begin with a visit to the ancient ByzantineHippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk,
Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum. The next stop is the Grand Bazaar, the world’s oldest and biggest covered bazaar with more than 4000 shops. After lunch, you will be guided to visit the Topkapi Palace. After the tour, you will be led back to your hotel.
Bosphorus Cruise Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:15 Start the day with a visit to the Egyptian Market (Spice Bazaar), with different aromas of various spices. From there, join a cruise along the Bosphorus on one of the iconic ferries of Istanbul. Enjoy a trip over the Intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill, the highest hill in Asiatic Istanbul to enjoy breathtaking views of both shores. Before you travel back to Europe you will stop at the Beylerbeyi Palace. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Flight to Izmir / Pergamum Ancient City Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
05:30 Once check-out is complete, you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport.
07:00 Departure to Izmir.
08:00 Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and driven to the Ancient Greek city of Pergamum. You will be escorted to The Sanctuary of Trajan, Sanctuary of Athena, Library, Royal palaces, Temple of Dionysus, Upper Agora, Roman baths complex, and Asklepion, which was the Sanctuary of Asclepius (also known as the Asclepieion), the god of healing. After your day of sightseeing, you will be driven to your hotel in Kusadasi with the evening at leisure.
Ephesus Ancient City Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, D)
09:00 After breakfast you will proceed to the Ancient City of Ephesus, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will see the Agora, Odeon, Curetes Street, Celsius Library, famous Roman Baths, the Grand Theatre, Marble Street & Cave of even Sleepers. Then you will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, a day tour will proceed with a visit to the House of Virgin Mary, Ephesus Archaeological Museum, and Sirince Village. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel & evening at leisure to relax with the view of the Aegean Sea from your hotel.
Aphrodisias & Pamukkale Tour/ Travel to Antalya (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
08:00 Early in the morning you will depart from your hotel and travel to Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love. After the guided tour of Aphrodisias, your next stop will be the Hierapolis Ancient City, which houses Pamukkale's ‘’Cotton Castle’’. There will be free time to walk on the terraces (where allowed). At the end of the tour, you will be driven to Antalya where you will spend your next two nights.
Mediterranean Jewels Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
08:30 Your guided tour starts with a visit to Perge Ancient City. From here you will visit the world-famous ancient Greco - Roman Amphitheater Aspendos, which is the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break followed by a visit to Side, an ancient site with attractions including Agora, the Gymnasium, the Apollo Temple, and the ancient harbor. After the tour you will be driven to your hotel in the Old Town, leaving you free to enjoy the beautiful ancient harbor.
Travel to Cappadocia via Konya (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
08:00 After breakfast &check-out, you will be driven by bus to Cappadocia via Konya, the capital of the Seljuk Turks in the 13th century and home of the Mevlana Museum is also known for its theological school of whirling dervishes. After the sightseeing of the city and lunch break at a local restaurant, you will proceed to Cappadocia with early evening arrival. You will be offered a unique opportunity to sleep in a traditional Cappadocian cave hotel.
North Cappadocia Tour with Goreme (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
09:00. In the morning section of the tour, you will visit Three Beauties, Urgup Town, Red Valley (Panorama) & also join for trekking at Kiliclar Valley which will take around 1hr 30mins. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, your day tour will continue with the visits of Avanos Village & Old Streets, Kizilirmak River, join a Discovery Series “Art of Pottery in Asia Minor” event, DevrentValley, Pasabag Valley & Goreme Open Air Museum. With the conclusion of the day tour, you will be driven to your hotel.
South Cappadocia Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
09:00 On your second day in the Cappadocia region, you will visit Mustafa Pasa Village, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle & Village, Piegon Valley, Uchisar Castle, Esentepe View Point &Goreme Village. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant at Ortahisar Village. On this day's Discovery Series you will join the “Art of Turkish Carpets” event at the end of the tour. Then you will be driven back to your hotel with your evening at leisure.
Free Day in Cappadocia/Flight to Istanbul (Meal: Breakfast)
10:00 After breakfast & check-out, you will be transferred to Nevsehir Airport
12:05 Departure on Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul
13:25 On your arrival to Istanbul, you will be met and transferred to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Your last day and night of your vacation will be in Istanbul.
Istanbul / Home (Meal: Breakfast)
After you have checked out from your hotel, we will arrange for the transfer to Istanbul Airport for your return or onward flight.