8 days / 7 nights

Turkey Explorer Tour






Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site Konya - Alaeddin Mosque Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site Site of the Temple of Artemis Troy - UNESCO Heritage site Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial Gallipoli Battlefields Tour Göreme Open Air museum Konya - Mevlana Museum Pamukkale - Hierapolis Sagalassos - Ancient Site Sultanhani Caravansary


Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle Tips except driver and guide Entrance fees 
7 nights - accommodation. 
- 2 nightsBoutiqueCappadociaGul Konakları
- 1 night4 starKonyaHilton Garden Inn Konya
- 1 night4 starPamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel
- 2 nightsBoutiqueKuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde Hotel
- 1 night5 starÇanakkaleKolin Hotel
8 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners


Suggested optional activities Tips - driver and guide Compulsory Travel Insurance


Day 1
Sunday Ankara, Cappadocia
Pick up between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim and depart from Istanbul for the nation's capital, Ankara, to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia
Day 2
Monday Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget! Overnight Cappadocia
Day 3
Tuesday Underground City, Konya
This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque. Overnight Konya
Day 4
Wednesday Sagalassos, Pamukkale
Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list. Overnight Pamukkale
Day 5
Thursday Pamukkale
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods. Overnight Kuşadası
Day 6
Friday Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Our tour concludes with the arrival to Istanbul at approximately 7 pm. Overnight Kuşadası
Day 7
Saturday Pergamum, Troy
Step back in time today as we visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We continue on and visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse Overnight Çanakkale
Day 8
Sunday GallipolI
After breakfast, we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul. The tour ends on arrival back into Istanbul.


Colossae Thermal Hotel, Gul Konaklari, Hilton Garden Inn Konya, Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, MD Barbaros Hotel or similar


Please Note: 1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. 2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested. 3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves. 4. 2019 Itinerary changes - Previously this tour travelled from Ephesus through Bursa to Istanbul. o/n Istanbul. End of tour - Now it will travel from Ephesus to Canakkale visiting Pergamum & Troy along the way, o/n Canakkale. Gallipoli tour and onto Istanbul. o/n Istanbul. End of tour - As such it is now 1 extra day longer 8 days.


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