The best of Turkey
  • The best of Turkey

    €1,020.00Price

    Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia

    • Day 1
      Arrival in Istanbul
      When you arrive in Istanbul, our driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. 1 night stay in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul.
      Day 2
      Istanbul Old City Tour (Byzantine and Ottoman Antiquities)
      Meals included: breakfast and lunch
      You will be escorted from your hotel at 08:30 AM to visit the Church of Saint Aya Sofia, built by Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for more than 1000 years. See the complex mosaics and the huge central dome. Then we will continue the tour to Topkapi Palace, which was used by the Ottoman sultans from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries. We will also see an impressive array of invaluable jewelry, crystal, silver, and porcelain, robes worn by sultans and the relics of the Prophet Muhammad. (Entrance to the harem is additional). After lunch, we will see the Blue Mosque, designed for Sultan Ahmed I, which is a unique architectural piece with its six minarets and includes 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Then visit the ancient horse race field with Obelisk of theodosius, Snake Pillar and the German Wehmann 2 fountain. You can walk through the back streets of old Istanbul, visit the elegant small Sokullu Pasa Mosque, and visit the covered Grand Bazaar. This tour can be taken in whole or in part as a walking tour. 1 night stay in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul.

      Day 3
      Istanbul to Gallipoli
      Meals included: breakfast - lunch
      After check-out from the hotel, you will be picked up from the hotel at 06:30 AM and then departed for Gallipoli. Arrival in Gallipoli at noon and start a tour of Gallipoli. We will visit several tourist areas, including trenches and monuments, that bear witness to the busy history of this city. Then transfer in the evening to Canakkale, and the stay in Canakkale.

      Day 4
      We will visit the famous city of Troy to Kusadasi
      Meals included: breakfast - lunch
      After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, you will be escorted from the hotel at 08:30 am to visit the famous archaeological and legendary site of Troy, home of the Trojans and Helen Troy. To date 10 cities have been discovered, one of which was built on the top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC. You will see and hear about the Trojans, Helen of Troy, the Trojan War, the battle between Achilles and Paris, the remains of Troy IX and the Alters, and the houses of Troy dating back to 2500 BC. Then depart to Kusadasi by bus, arrive in the evening to Kusadasi and check in at the hotel. The stay at the 4 * hotel in Kusadasi.

      Day 5
      Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
      Meals included: breakfast. the lunch . the Dinner
      After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel at 8:30 am, and go to Ephesus, one of the most magnificent cities in the Roman world. The Virgin Mary’s House will be visited. It will continue to Ephesus, the capital of Asia Minor. We will visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, Hadrian Temple, Magnificent Library, Agora and the magnificent Greco-Roman theater. The stay at the 4 * hotel in Kusadasi.

      Day 6
      Pamukkale to Cappadocia
      Pamukkale and Herpolis tour
      Meals included: breakfast - lunch
      After breakfast and leaving the hotel, you will be transferred from your hotel at 08:30 in the morning to Pamukkale to visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, a city that gained importance in Roman times due to its thermal springs and ancient swimming pool. Over the centuries, its hot springs have formed one of the unique natural attractions of the world.
      After the tour, a bus will arrive in the evening to Cappadocia (11 hours), and the bus will be stopped three times to meet the needs of the travelers. Or if you like, can we arrange a flight instead of transporting buses in the evening?

      Today 7
      Cappadocia Tour (North Cappadocia)
      Meals included: breakfast - lunch
      Arrive in Cappadocia, transfer to the hotel, after check-in, we will start the tour by visiting Devrent Valley, Monk Pasabagi where you will find fantasy chimneys that are known worldwide. Then a lunch break at Avanos, then we'll move on to the Goreme Open Air Museum where you will visit many churches carved into the rocks and Uchisar. After the tour, we will return to the hotel, stay at Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

      Today 8
      Cappadocia Tour (South Cappadocia)
      Meals included: breakfast - lunch
      The hot air balloon is optional (if you like, we can set the hot air balloon early in the morning at 5:30 in the morning (it takes 1 hour).
      After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel at 8:30 am, which is another full day tour this time to visit the famous Derinkuyu Subway City. After that a short walk through the green Ihlara Valley along the riverbed as we will visit some churches along the way. We will stop at Belisirma for lunch then we'll go for a panoramic view. Visit Agzikarahan Caravansaray. After the tour is over. We will move to the hotel, the bed and breakfast one night at Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

       

      Today 9
      Cappadocia to Istanbul
      Meals included: breakfast and lunch
      After breakfast, we will leave the hotel and transfer to Kayseri airport for morning flight to Istanbul.
      12:00 We will travel from Kayseri to Istanbul
      13:15 Arrival in Istanbul. Our driver will be waiting for you while you put your name on the board at the airport, and take you to the hotel. Then stay for one night in a 4-star hotel in Istanbul.

      Today 10
      Bosphorus Tour - two continents
      Meals included: breakfast and lunch
      You will be escorted from your hotel in the morning at 8:30 to visit the wonderful and aromatic Egyptian spice market. You can buy spices, caviar, and just about anything imaginable. We will pass over the Galata Bridge and the Golden Horn. We will visit Selamlik Rooms from the 19th century. Then the Dolma Palace was astonished. We continue the tour to the Bosphorus Strait and cross to Asia to Camlica Hill for Istanbul views. After lunch, we'll dress up