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Western Turkey Tour

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Duration

12 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

8 people

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Languages

English

Overview

During the Western Turkey tour you will visit Turkey’s famous 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites: Istanbul, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale – Hierapolis, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos and amazing Cappadocia. Absolutely unique experience from stunning  landscapes to remarkable ancient ruins. Experienced, English speaking professional licensed Turkish tour guide throughout the whole program.

You will visit spectacular sites and museums, all entrance fees, breakfast, lunches dinners are included in 5 and 4 star quality hotels. You will be guided by private English speaking licensed tour guide with latest model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Old City of Istanbul, once Constantinople and capital of the Eastern Rome.
  • Explore the 9 layers of legendry Homeric Troy.
  • See the famous Celsus Library in Ephesus, the best preserved ancient Roman city in Turkey.
  • Explore Sagalasssos ancient city, Salda Lake and Burdur archeology museum.
  • Visit the Aphrodisias, ancient Roman city dedicated to goddess of love and beauty.
  • Explore the Ancient Roman City of Perge, great theater in Aspendos, Antalya old city and the museum.
  • Enjoy the ballon flight over the unique landscape and volcanic rock formations of Cappadocia.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)
Day 1 - ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Arrival to Istanbul Airport and private transfer to your hotel.
Distance to travel: 45 km.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in the old city Istanbul.

Day 2 - ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the Hippodrome, venue of horse chariot races, the Blue Mosque, see beautiful blue tiles, Topkapi Palace and its Harem, home of Ottoman sultans, Hagia Sophia, the best Byzantine architect and mosaics, explore the Grand Bazaar, which hosts over 3,000 shops.
Distance to travel: 10 km.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in the old city Istanbul.

Day 3 - GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALE

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Gallipoli including World War I memorial of ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery, crossing Dardanelles and brief visit to city of Canakkale.
Distance to travel: 320 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Akol Hotel or similar in Canakkale.

Day 4 - TROY (World Heritage Site) – PERGAMON (World Heritage Site)– KUSADASI

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The legendary city of Troy, replica of the Trojan horse and ancient hospital complex of Asklepion in Pergamon.
Distance to travel: 390 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi.

Day 5 - EPHESUS (World Heritage Site) – KUSADASI

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The house of Virgin Mary, the incredible city of Ephesus and its colossal Greek Theatre, the Marble Road, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Diana, the basilica church and tomb of St. John.
Distance to travel: 150 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi.

Day 6 - APHRODISIAS (World Heritage Site) – LAODICEIA – PAMUKKALE (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Aphrodisias, the city of art and beauty, dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite, Laodicea, it is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, Pamukkale or Cotton Castle in Turkish, it is worldwide famous for its white calcium travertine, Hierapolis, the ancient necropolis (city of the dead), Pluto’s Gate or Door to Hell, stay in a spa hotel, where you can swim in the heated pools of enriched mineral water.
Distance to travel: 290 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 5 Star Doga Hotel or similar in Pamukkale.

Day 7 - BURDUR – SAGALASSOS – ANTALYA

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Salda lake, Burdur Archaeology Museum and Sagalassos, it is one of the best-preserved ancient cities in Turkey.
Distance to travel: 290 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Antalya.

Day 8 - ANTALYA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit to Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed and then proceed to Aspendos that bears one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Anatolia. We will visit Antalya Archaeology Museum and the old city in the afternoon.
Distance to travel: 60 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Antalya.

Day 9 - KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Konya, the Whirling Dervish Museum, exhibition of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts and various ethnographic artifacts, the Karatay Madrasa, a 13th century school, now a museum displaying historic ceramics and archaeological relics.
Distance to travel: 490 km.
Meal: Breakfast and dinner.
Accommodation: Cave hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 10 - CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Hike in Ihlara Valley and visit the best preserved Selime Monastery, explore Derinkuyu or Kaymakli underground city, see Uchisar rock castle, Pigeon Valley, visit Red Valley andLove Valley.
Distance to travel: 280 km.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 11 - CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Optional hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia early in the morning. Cappadocia, unique landscape of volcanic rock formations, amazing underground churches and cities carved into the rocks by early Christians, going off the tourist track and visit small villages and discover the unknown parts of Cappadocia. Visit Magic Valley, Zelve Open Air Museum, Monk’s Valley and Goreme Open Air Museum, enjoy local cuisine, lunch in Avanos, its also known as potter’s town, visit local workshops to see handcrafts.
Distance to travel: 60 km.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 12 - CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site) – Istanbul

We will transfer you Cappadocia airport in the morning to fly Istanbul.
Distance to travel: 45 km.
Meal: Breakfast.

Included/Exclude

  • Domestic flights
  • Accommodation as per itinerary 5 and 4 star hotel
  • Local taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals: 11 breakfast, 9 lunch, 9 dinner
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

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