11 Day program covering essential, must-see historic sites of Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia!

Travel from Istanbul to the rich history and stunning architecture of Ephesus, to the surreal landscapes of Pamukkale and the whimsical fairy chimneys of Cappadocia,

* Accommodation in a 4-5-star sea-front hotel & deluxe cave hotel in Cappadocia.
* All admissions, transfers, guiding and logistics, all domestic flight tickets included
* Option to customize and return to different city at the end is available.

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Daily Tour Program

Saturday – Traveling to Istanbul
Flight tickets organized by the guests

Sunday – Day 1 – Arrival in Istanbul
HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you
to your hotel. Unpack and go out for an evening walk and dinner on your own.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Monday – Day 2 – Istanbul – (B/L) – (8-hour program)
09:00 am Meet up with your guide and the driver
In the morning we will greet you at your hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historic old part of Istanbul.
Today’s main sites are:
* Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii)
* Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya
* Hippodrome of Constantinople
* Topkapı Palace
* Grand Bazaar and surrounding areas
After the tour, we will provide a transfer to your hotel or we can always leave you at the city center.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Tuesday – Day 3 – Istanbul – (B/L)
09:00 am Meet up with your guide and the driver (4-hour program )
In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and take you on this enlightening walking tour down to the waterfront near Eminonu.
You’ll see hundreds of interesting shops lined up cozily side-by-side, We will then enjoy a cruise on the Bosporus.
Today’s main sites are:
* Walking tour of Golden horn waterfront area
* Spice Bazaar and surrounding areas
* Scenic cruise on the Bosporus
After the tour, we will provide a transfer to your hotel or we can always leave you at the city center or you can enjoy optional afternoon tours
Overnight in Istanbul.

Wednesday – Day 4 – Gallipoli and the Dardanelles – (L/D)
Early morning departure from Istanbul, our comfortable coach journey takes you to the shores of Gallipoli, where brave soldiers fought during World War I. Pay your respects at the solemn memorials and gain a deep understanding of the sacrifices made in this significant conflict.

Covering: ANZAC Commemorative Sites, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu, Mehmetcik Statue
Lone Pine Australian Memorial Sites, (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels)
57th Infantry Regiment Cemetery
The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial

Continue your journey along the strategic Dardanelles, a waterway of historical importance that has witnessed numerous conflicts throughout the ages. Marvel at the strategic significance of this gateway between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Check into your Sea Front Hotel for the night
Enjoy Dinner at the hotel
Overnight in Canakkale City.

Thursday – Day 5 – Traveling to Kusadasi via Troy and Pergamon – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up with the guide and venture into the captivating world of ancient Troy.
Explore the archaeological sites and discover the layers of history that have unfolded in this legendary city. Marvel at the reconstructed walls and envision the mythical Trojan War that captivated the imaginations of ancient civilizations.
Troy sites will cover: , Replica of The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars
The 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C
The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall)
Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX
-Lunch provided
Continue our drive along the Scenic Coastal Route South and visit Pergamon on the way.
Pergamon sites: will include The Acropolis, The Library once held 200.000 books
Temple of Athena, Temple of Trajan, The Gymnasium situated on terraces,The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000.Temple of Dionysus
If interested option to stop and visit Red Basilica.
Continue our drive, arrive in Kusadasi, check in to our sea side hotel,
Dinner served in the hotel – Dinner served in the hotel 19:30 pm to 21:30 pm
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Friday – Day 6 – Exploring Ephesus / Overnight in Kusadasi – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel
AM Meet up at the lobby of the hotel and depart for Ephesus, a remarkable ancient city that was once a thriving center of Roman civilization. As you enter the site, step back in time and explore its well-preserved streets, grand monuments, and intricate architecture. Marvel at the intricate mosaics, admire the towering facade of the Library of Celsus, and imagine life in this bustling city.
Visit the Great Theater, the largest ancient theater in Anatolia, where performances and gladiator fights, once entertained the masses. Stand at its center stage, envisioning the crowds that once filled the seats.
Afterwards, make your way to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Learn about the historical and cultural importance of this awe-inspiring sanctuary dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis. Admire the remnants of this magnificent structure, which now serve as a testament to the past.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Turkish cuisine and local flavors.
After lunch, explore the Ephesus Museum, where you can admire a collection of artifacts and sculptures that were discovered in and around Ephesus. Gain a deeper understanding of the society and culture that once thrived in this ancient city.
Finally, return to your hotel in Kusadasi, check in,
Dinner served in the hotel from 19:30 to 21:30 pm
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Saturday – Day 7 – Pamukkale, and Hierapolis / Overnight in Kusadasi – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel (Served from 07-09 am )
Begin your day with a convenient pickup from your hotel & Depart for Pamukkale, known as the “Cotton Castle” due to its dazzling white terraces formed by mineral-rich water cascading down the mountainside. Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Turkish countryside, capturing stunning views along the way.
Upon arrival, explore the unique natural wonders of Pamukkale. Take off your shoes and stroll barefoot on the calcium terraces, experiencing the warm healing waters. Marvel at the surreal landscape of terraces and travertine formations, which have been shaped over thousands of years.
Next, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, located on top of Pamukkale.
Discover the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you explore its well-preserved ruins. Visit the Roman amphitheater, the Temple of Apollo, and the Necropolis, with its impressive collection of sarcophagi.
After lunch, you’ll have free time to relax and leisurely explore Pamukkale further.
You can take a dip in the thermal pools or visit the Hierapolis Archaeology Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the ancient city’s rich history.

Finally, return to your hotel in Kusadasi, check in,
Dinner served in the hotel from 19:30 to 21:30 pm
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Sunday – Day 8 – Traveling to Cappadocia
Flight to Cappadocia ( Flight tickets will be provided with the pre-confirmation documents

Upon arrival, we will meet you at the airport then transfer you to the region.
The underground city of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, marveling at the intricate network of tunnels, rooms, and ventilation systems.
Discover the Ihlara Valley, a picturesque canyon with rock-cut churches and a flowing river, where you can enjoy a leisurely hike
After check into your hotel, enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Optional adds on your request:
Evening: Join an optional Turkish night show, featuring traditional music, dancing, and entertainment.
Overnight in Cappadocia

Monday – Day 9 – Exploring Cappadocia – (B/L)
05:30 AM: (Optional) Experience the magical sunrise on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the breathtaking landscapes of Cappadocia (additional cost)
Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Cappadocia
Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, an enchanting complex of rock-cut churches adorned with stunning frescoes depicting biblical scenes
Explore the fairy chimney formations in the Pasabag Valley and marvel at their unique shapes
Discover the ancient cave dwellings in the Cavusin Village and learn about the fascinating history of the region
Lunch Break:
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Turkish cuisine
Visit the Uchisar Castle, a natural fortification offering panoramic views of Cappadocia
Explore the Devrent Valley, also known as “Imagination Valley,” with its whimsical rock formations resembling various shapes and animals.
Return to the hotel
Overnight in Cappadocia.

Tuesday – Day 10 – Traveling back to Istanbul – (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet up and transfer to Cappadocia Airport and put you on a short domestic flight back to Istanbul.
Transfer to your hotel
Rest of the day and evening at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Wednesday – Day 11 – Departure from Istanbul
Meeting time to be determined
4 hours before your international flight departure time.
Gule, Gule! It is time to head home. We will transfer you to the airport and wish you well, asking that you keep Istanbul in your heart.
We truly hope that our paths will cross again.

Note: This itinerary can be customized to suit your preferences and interests.
You may choose to add additional stops or extend your time at any particular site.

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* Hotel accommodation in Istanbul (Deluxe 4-star Old City hotel) 4 nights
* Hotel accommodation in Kusadasi (Deluxe 5-star Sea-side hotel) 2 nights
* Hotel accommodation in Cappadocia (Deluxe Cave Hotel) 1 nights
* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* All of the meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides during the tours
* Admissions to Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia sites
* Domestic flight tickets from Izmir to Cappadocia
* Domestic flight tickets from Cappadocia to Istanbul
* All the fuel, toll roads, parking fees during all the transfers
* All taxes and service charges

* International flight tickets to and from Istanbul
* Hot Air Balloon tour on Cappadocia
* Optional Turkish night show, featuring traditional music, dancing, and entertainment
* Drinks with meals
* Travel Insurance

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