TURKEY PACKAGE TOURS

9 DAYS TURKEY PACKAGE TOUR ISTANBUL GALLIPOLI TROY CAPPADOCIA PAMUKKALE EPHESUS

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HIGHLIGHTS: • Hagia Sophia Museum • Blue Mosque • Topkapi Palace • Grand Bazaar • Hippodrome Square • Gallipoli • Troy • Ephesus • Virgin Mary House • The Temple of Artemis • Pamukkale • Hierapolis • Goreme Open Air Museum • Devrent Valley • Pasabag (Monk's Valley) • Avanos • Uchisar • Cavusin Village • Kaymakli Underground City • Pigeons Valley • Red Valley • Gulludere Valley • Ortahisar

Low Season: 459 Euro per person (November to March)
High Season: 549 Euro per person (April to October / New Year)

Included: 2 overnight public bus tickets, 1 midday public bus from Troy to Kusadasi, 6 nights accommodation, 7 daily city tours, 6 lunches, entrance fees, all local transportations, professional guides

Excluded: Drinks at lunch, personal expenses

We also offer flight option instead of overnight bus in the same itinerary (please contact us).

DAY 1 - CHECK IN TO HOTEL
Pick up from Ataturk Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 2 - HERITAGES OF OTTOMAN and BYZANTINE TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:30am. We will start visiting Hippodrome Square where we will see Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and Fountain of Wilhelm II. After that, we will visit Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Grand Bazaar will be our last place to visit before having the lunch. After lunch, we will continue to visit Topkapi Palace (Harem is not included). At the end of the tour, we will see Hagia Irene Church (from outside), Caferaga Medrese, Sogukcesme Street. Return to your hotel around 17:00. 

Accommodation in Istanbul Sultanahmet

DAY 3 - GALLIPOLI TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel in Sultanahmet between 06:30 - 07:00. Then, we will drive to Eceabat. The breakfast will be served on the way. We will have the lunch after arriving Eceabat and will start visiting Gallipoli. We will see Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), 57. Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Return to your hotel around 18:00.

Accommodation in Eceabat

DAY 4 - TROY TOUR - KUSADASI (B)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:00 to drive to Troy. We will see 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 half day Troy Tour, you will take the afternoon public bus to Kusadasi via Izmir. The road takes about 7 hours.

(After Troy tour, if you like, you can join Pergamon tour and drive to Kusadasi with tour bus with extra cost 55 Euro per person)

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 5 - EPHESUS - VIRGIN MARY HOUSE - THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:00. We will start visiting the Virgin Mary‘s House which is located on the top of the "Bulbul" Mountain. After that, we will drive to Ephesus Ancient Site to see the Odeon, Agora, Domitianus Temple, Roman Latrine, Theatre, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian, impressive library of Ephesus (Celsius Library) and the Grand Theatre where Saint Paul preached.

After lunch, we will continue to the Temple of Artemis (Diana) to see little remains of the temple. Return to your hotel around 16:30. 

Accommodation in Kusadasi

DAY 6 - PAMUKKALE and HIERAPOLIS TOUR (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 08:00. Then, we will drive to Pamukkale. We will visit the north gate of Hierapolis ancient city, the Necropolis (cemetery) with over 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, and Byzantine Gate. After that, we will continue to natural part of Pamukkale. We walk down on walking path while 35ºC Spring water flowing around your feet.

After lunch, you will have free time for relaxing in the ancient Cleopatra’s pool (entrance fee is not included in the tour price), where you can swim amongst Roman ruins. Please take your towel, sunglasses and swimming suit. The tour finishes around 16:00. 

Overnight public bus to Cappadocia. The road takes about 10 hours.

DAY 7 - DEVRENT VALLEY - MONK'S VALLEY - AVANOS - GOREME - UCHISAR CASTLE (L)
Pick up from the bus station. First, we will visit Devrent Valley to see the animals shaped fairy-chimneys. After that, we will drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Avanos is our next stop where you can watch the potters at work using kick wheels. In the afternoon, we will continue to the beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. We finish our tour visiting the natural castle at Uchisar. Return to your hotel around 17:00.

Accommodation in Cappadocia

DAY 8 - RED VALLEY - GULLUDERE VALLEY - CAVUSIN VILLAGE - PIGEONS VALLEY - KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITY - ORTAHISAR CASTLE (B, L)
Pick up from your hotel around 09:15. We will start visiting Red Valley and explore the famous rock-cut churches by walking 5 km through the Gulludere Valley till Cavusin Village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch, we will continue to Pigeons Valley and then drive to Kaymakli underground city, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back, visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. The tour finishes around 16:30.

One of the before mentioned tours can be replaced with Derinkuyu and Ihlara Valley Tour upon your request.

Overnight public bus to IstanbulThe road takes about 12 hours.

DAY 9 - ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL
You will arrive to Istanbul main bus station early in the morning. You will have your own way to your hotel or airport. 

END OF OUR SERVICE

Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, and Cappadocia are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
                                              
NOTES
* Please ask for a single supplement.
* Hotels are based on bed and breakfast. Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 11:00.
* All tours are regular. Please contact us for private tour options.
* You can make any changes on the programme.
* Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. It will be replaced with Chora Museum. 
* Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
Turkish Mystic Music and Whirling Dervishes in an old hamam located in Sirkeci-Istanbul  (duration is one hour) with the cost of 22 Euro per person
Cappadocia Balloon Tour with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Turkish night with dinner in Cappadocia with the cost of 50 Euro per person
Whirling Dervishes show in Cappadocia with the cost of 30 Euro per person
Alternative tours in Cappadocia such as horse riding, ATV, Jeep Safari
Balloon Tour in Pamukkale with the cost of 110 Euro per person
Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale with the cost of 59 Euro per person