9 DAYS TOURS OF TURKEY (Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia)

DAY 1 - CHECK IN TO HOTEL

Pick up from Ataturk Airport to your hotel which is in the old city.

Accommodation in Istanbul boutique hotel.

DAY 2 - HERITAGES OF OTTOMAN & BYZANTINE TOUR

Pick up from hotel around 08:30. You will visit; Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Willhelm II.

Accomodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 3 - GALLIPOLI TOUR

Pick up from the hotel at 06:30-07:00. Arrival to Gallipoli at 12 noon. Visit to ANZAC Cove - Battlefields Tour - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial - original tunnels - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial, The Nek - original trenches.

Accommodation in Eceabat

DAY 4 - TROY TOUR - KUSADASI / SELCUK

Pick up from hotel around 08:30 to join Troy tour. We will visit; The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C., The Bouleuterium (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), Current excavations in progress, Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. 

After halfday Troy Tour, you’ll take the afternoon local bus to Kusadasi via Izmir.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 5 - EPHESUS TOUR

Pick up from hotel at 09:00. You will visit; Artemis Temple, Ephesus Ruins Theatre, Celsius Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitianus Temple, Trajan Fountain, Roman Latrine and more), Virgin Mary House.

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 6 - PAMUKKALE & HIERAPOLIS TOUR

Pick up from hotel at 08:00. We will start at North gate of Hierapolis ancient city. Then we will visit the Necropolis (cemetery) with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantine Gate. Then we will walk from the historical part to natural part of Pamukkale. We will walk to the warm water terrace which was shaped by calsium. Spring water's temperature is about 35ºC. The extraordinary effect is created when water from the hot springs loses carbon dioxide as it flows down the slopes, leaving deposits of limestone.

After lunch, If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra s Pool (entrance fee is not included into tour price). The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns.

You should take your towel, sun glasses and swimming suit.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Overnight local bus to Cappadocia.

DAY 7 - CAPPADOCIA TOUR I

You’ll be picked up from the bus station when you arrived. Drive to hotel to leave your luggage and to freshen up than visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme, where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel at 5 pm, visit the natural castles at Uchisar.

Accommodation in Cappadocia

DAY 8 - CAPPADOCIA TOUR II

Pick up from hotel at 09:30. Start to visit Red Valley and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeons Valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar.

The second daily tour programme can be changed by Derinkuyu&Ihlara Valley Tour upon your request.

Overnight local bus to Istanbul

DAY 9 - ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL

Included details ; pick up from Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, 2 nights accomodation in a nice boutique hotel in Istanbul, Heritages of Ottoman & Byzantine Tour, Gallipoli tour, one night accomodation in a three stars hotel in Gallipoli, bus to Kusadasi, Ephesus Tour, 2 nights accomodation in a 3 stars hotel in Kusadasi/Selcuk , Pamukkale Tour, bus to Cappadocia, 2 days tour of Cappadocia, one night accomodation in a boutique hotel in Cappadocia, bus to Istanbul                                                       

NOTES
* For flight option please contact with us.
* Please ask for single supplement
* If you would like to make any changes on the programme please contact with us.
* Hotels are based on bed and breakfast. For hotels check in time is 13:00 and check out time is 11:00
* In full day city tours enterance fees, lunch (drinks not included), English speaking guide, transportation are included
* on Monday you will visit Basilica Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia Musuem
* on Tuesday you will visit Beylerbeyi Palace instead of Topkapi Palace
* Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Turkish Mystic Music and Whirling Dervishes in old hamam located in Sirkeci-Istanbul  (duration is one hour)
Balloon Tour in Cappadocia
Turkish night with dinner in Cappadocia – the cost is 40 Euro per person
Whirling Dervishes show in Cappadocia – the cost is 35 Euro per person

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