Treasures of Turkey Luxury Tour

Treasures of Turkey Luxury Tour

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$4324

Treasures of Turkey Luxury Tour

16 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul

Visiting: İstanbul, Gelibolu, İzmir, Pamukkale, Saklikent National Park, Dalyan, Antalya, Konya, Cappadocia, Göreme Open Air Museum, Istanbul, New York

Tour code:

TTNY

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 20

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-39

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$6965
$4324 Operator discount: -$2438 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$204 -38%

NB: Prices correct on 26-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Travel in comfort and style while embracing the vibrant Turkish culture bridging Europe and Asia.

Enjoy a seamless journey with international return flights from New York included.



 

Marvel at grandiose palaces, mosques and bazaars of Istanbul before cruising along the Boshporus.

Soak in the impressive ancient wonders of Pergamon & Ephesus and the natural treasures of Pamukkale.

Embrace the calm and serenity of recharging beaches of Fethiye.

Explore other-worldly Cappadocia and balloon over astounding fairy-chimneys.

Indulge in the vast and delicious Turkish cuisine while dining like sultans.

Highlights

  • Meet the marvellous merge of Europe and Asia at the magical Istanbul

  • Journey to the heart of Istanbul old town, stroll through the Hippodrome, visit the Blue Mosque and the mysterious Cistern Basilica

  • Cruise between Europe and Asia on the breath-taking Bosphorus

  • Visit the ancient city of Troy and pose with the famous Trojan Horse

  • Explore the ruins of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit Virgin Mary's house

  • Walk in the terraces of snow-white travertines in Pamukkale, known for its mineral-rich waters

  • Discover the ancient city Hierapolis and its majestic amphitheatre

  • Experience the unique formations of eroded volcanic rocks and tuff in the other-worldly Cappadocia

  • Fly over the magical fairy-chimneys in a hot-air balloon and explore the Goreme Open-Air Museum

Itinerary

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Day 1: New York - Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation Name: Overnight Flight

Meals Included: None

Depart for Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation Name: Hilton Hotel Bosphorus

Meals Included: None

Meet the marvellous merge of Europe and Asia at the magical Istanbul to embark on a cultural discovery through ancient lands. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the diverse and incredibly tasteful Turkish cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for delicious desserts.

Day 3: Istanbul

Location: İstanbul

Accommodation Name: Hilton Hotel Bosphorus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey to the heart of Istanbul old town and witness the perfect blend of ancient and modern unfold before you. Stroll with your expert local guide through the Hippodrome, visit the charming Blue Mosque and the mysterious Cistern Basilica. Enjoy an exquisite meal worthy of Sultans next to the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Enjoy some personal leisure time in the old town, discover hidden gems and embrace the local culture. In the afternoon meet the breath-taking Bosphorus in all its charm as you cruise in-between Europe and Asia.

Day 4: Istanbul – Gallipoli

Location: Gelibolu

Accommodation Name: DoubleTree by Hilton Çanakkale

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After a delicious breakfast, we leave for the famous shores of Gallipoli. As you drive through the scenic countryside, we recharge at the lovely village of Kesan over a delicious meal. Arriving in Gallipoli in the afternoon, we pay our respects to the fallen Turkish and Australian soldiers who bravely fought here during World War 1, still commemorated every year in April. Witness the now-green battlefields, visit the Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and other important historical sites. We continue towards Canakkale with a picturesque ferry ride just in time for dinner and a recharging stay at our hotel.

Day 5: Troy – Pergamon – Izmir

Location: İzmir

Accommodation Name: Izmir Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A day filled with epic adventure awaits. In the morning, we visit the ancient city or Troy and witness the ruins of the once glorious city with a special place in mythology and history. Pose with the famous Trojan Horse before departing for Pergamon. Home to healing waters and ruins of the Asklepion medical centre, it is one of the most important centres of healing of the Roman world. Following the cultural overload, we rest at the seaside metropolitan Izmir - the perfect place to immerse yourself in the Turkish seafood culture and raki.

Day 6: Ephesus – Pamukkale

Location: Pamukkale

Accommodation Name: Doga Thermal Health & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive along the coast to the amazing ruins of ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll the incredibly well-preserved ancient city and the impressive library. With a short ride away from the marvellous wonders, you will visit Virgin Mary’s house in the mountains – where she is believed to have lived her final days. Our next stop will be of culinary discovery at a lovely restaurant in the countryside famously known for delicious Gozleme. Heading further inlands, we arrive in our hotel at the Cotton Castle of Turkey, Pamukkale. Rest up, relax or even savour the spa or massage services of your hotel. Your seat for dinner is already reserved at the hotel restaurant.

Day 7: Pamukkale – Fethiye

Location: Pamukkale

Accommodation Name: Jiva Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Walk in shallow pools of calcar with breath-taking scenery unfolding before you in terraces of snow-white travertines. Famously known for its mineral-rich waters and healing properties, Pamukkale region has welcomed endless visitors over millennia. Delve into history at the ancient city Hierapolis, witnessing the majestic amphitheatre of 15,000 seats and ever-impressive acoustics. Heading out towards the sounds of waves through pine forests, we arrive in Fethiye for a comfortable rest at the hotel, starting our all-inclusive (food & local beverages) stay at this summer paradise.

Day 8: Saklıkent

Location: Saklikent National Park

Accommodation Name: Jiva Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Wear your walking shoes and keep your cameras ready. On a breath-taking excursion to Saklikent Canyon, hike through the incredible gorge, enjoy the riverside café, or even try rafting - always surrounded by spectacular nature. A wonderland of nature, the canyon is frequented by countless nature and adventure lovers. Return to Fethiye for a recharging afternoon atop the sandy beaches of Oludeniz.

Day 9: Dalyan

Location: Dalyan

Accommodation Name: Jiva Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Our next stop is Dalyan, a small town situated along the south-western coast popular for its natural and unspoiled beauty. We will join a boat trip to visit the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and we then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of world famous Caretta Caretta turtles. After a fantastic boat ride we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea.

Day 10: Fethiye – Antalya

Location: Antalya

Accommodation Name: Ramada Plaza Antalya

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Breathe in the clean scent of the sea and forests and Drive along the stunning coastline towards Antalya. Giving a break at a marvellous local restaurant for lunch, we will arrive to our hotel in the afternoon. Antalya is a hugely popular seaside resort with endless beaches and premium service. Dinner at the hotel and personal leisure time in the evening.

Day 11: Perge, Aspendos

Location: Antalya

Accommodation Name: Ramada Plaza Antalya

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, our first stop will be Perge located 15 km east of Antalya, and home to remarkable ruins of ancient Pamphylian city. The acropolis here holds incredible mosaics dating back to the Bronze Age. With a short drive away lies Aspendos, the sister town of Perge. Aspendos is known for having the best-preserved theatre of antiquity. Imagine an amphitheatre maintained in excellent quality over 2,000 years and an unbelievable capacity of 12,000! Its incredible acoustics haven’t aged a day. We return to Antalya to rest up after an epic adventure.

Day 12: Antalya – Konya

Location: Konya

Accommodation Name: Dedeman Konya Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The journey continues towards Konya, home of the famous whirling dervishes - members of the Sufism order. You can relax at your hotel and replay cherished moments of cultural discovery before we go out for dinner. Alternatively, you may join a live show of whirling dervishes to witness the unique divine ritual, an unforgettable experience.

Day 13: Konya - Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation Name: Double Tree by Hilton Avanos

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Meet the diverse Turkish culture and its various facades today. Starting with an 8-century-old center of education and architectural beauty, Karatay Madrasa, continue to the Museum and Mausoleum of Mevlana. Meet the ideas and works of the famous scholar, poet and theologist of the 13th century, which have lived in his teachings of understanding and acceptance to this day. From cultural to natural wonders, we travel inland towards the other-worldly Cappadocia. One of the most popular sites in Turkey, the famous region is decorated with stunning caves and fairy-chimneys: unique formations of eroded volcanic rocks and tuff. Starting the adventure at Avanos - famous for its top-quality clay, learn all about pottery-making at an interactive workshop. After a long day of cultural discovery, relax at your hotel and join your group over dinner at the hotel.

Day 14: Goreme Open-Air Museum

Location: Göreme Open Air Museum

Accommodation Name: Double Tree by Hilton Avanos

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise early to join the hot-air balloon experience, flying over the magical fairy-chimneys. A bucket-list item for all keen travellers, it is an experience not to be missed (please bear in mind that this optional experience is dependent on weather conditions). As you disembark your balloon, you will get the chance to explore the wondrous formations up close at Goreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The soft rock has allowed for both nature and people to carve incredible underground cities, chapels, cave houses and much more. These impressive millennia-old underground structures have sheltered countless Christians escaping the Roman Empire in the 4th century and housed Orthodox monks in the 12th century. Here you’ll witness the wonders of nature as well as each culture engraved in the fabric of this marvellous geography. Later on, delve into one of the finest and oldest crafts of Turkey at its home as we visit a carpet-weaving workshop?. Stopping for a lunch to remember at our hand-selected local, you can savour the delicious local cuisine together with excellent local wines. There will time to rest at your hotel in the afternoon, or join an optional Wine Tasting experience, Cappadocia’s generous soil cultivates a variety of premium wines. Following dinner at your hotel, you may continue your cultural adventure with an optional Turkish Night experience displaying many colourful facades of Turkish folklore.

Day 15: Cappadocia – Istanbul

Location: Istanbul

Accommodation Name: Hilton Hotel Bosphorus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, we take a short flight to Istanbul. Arriving at your Istanbul hotel in the afternoon, haggle your way through the famous Grand Bazaar to find the perfect souvenir for your loved ones and yourself!

Day 16: Istanbul - New York

Location: New York

Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart for New York.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    8 Nights in 4 & 5 Star Hotels. See
    hotels
    3 Nights in Traditional Turkish Gulet

  • Meals

    10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches,3 Dinner

  • Transportation

    Modern Air-conditioned Coaches with Wi-Fi, Traditional Turkish Gulet

  • Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

  • Airport Transfer(s)

    Arrival Airport transfer on first day of the tour.

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel and coach Wi-Fi ( where available )

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

Mode of Transport

Travel in style with modern air-conditioned coaches equipped with Wi-Fi, ensuring a comfortable journey. Additionally, experience the charm of the sea with a traditional Turkish Gulet.

Accommodation

Experience 8 nights in luxurious 4 & 5-star hotels, offering the perfect blend of comfort and elegance, and 3 nights aboard a traditional Turkish Gulet, providing a unique and memorable stay.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is Wi-Fi available during the tour?

    Complimentary hotel and coach Wi-Fi is available where possible.

  • What is the primary focus of the tour?

    The primary focus of the tour is cultural experiences.

  • What type of accommodation is provided?

    The tour provides 8 nights in luxurious 4 & 5-star hotels and 3 nights aboard a traditional Turkish Gulet.

  • What meals are included in the tour?

    The tour includes 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners.

  • Is airport transfer included?

    Yes, arrival airport transfer on the first day of the tour is included.

  • How many days does the tour last?

    The tour itinerary spans over 16 days.

  • What type of transportation will be used during the tour?

    Transportation includes modern air-conditioned coaches with Wi-Fi and a traditional Turkish Gulet.

  • Are there any guided tours included?

    Yes, the tour includes services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licensed by the Ministry of Tourism.

  • What are the main highlights of the tour?

    The tour highlights include coach tours (worldwide), beach tours, history, art galleries & museums, and boat/cruise excursions.

  • What is the name of the tour?

    Treasures of Turkey Luxury Tour

  • Can I arrange accommodation before or after my tour?

    Pre and post-tour accommodation is available on most of our tours with our improved rates, depending on the availability. You can add pre or post accommodation during the booking process online

  • Do I need to get a visa in advance or can I get it on arrival at the destination?

    You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Please consult your travel agent or the relevant consulate in advance to determine if or which visas are required and how to obtain them. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could result in your rejection to enter the destination, and could result in considerable expenses and inconvenience. More information about visas is also available on the pre-departure files of each tour.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Most of our guests are seasoned travellers with years of experience, looking to discover a culture in exquisite style. They are passionate to explore new things, connect with the local fabric and spend quality time on a comfortable adventure. The majority of our guests are from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and Europe.

  • What are the optional experiences?

    Optional experiences are activities that you can do on your own or are provided by third parties. These activities are not part of the itinerary or tour price, but suggested to you as popular attractions at your destination.

  • How am I protected when booking a tour with Ciconia?

    We are a member of ABTA, Association of British Travel Agents, Travel Talk Adventures Membership number Y600X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. ABTA also offers you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of this contract. The scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. It is a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you for cost. We also reflect our customer-oriented values to our policies, assisting all our guests to our utmost ability in case of changes. Our website is secured via 128-bit encryption, safeguarding your holiday is important to us.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    There are always solo travellers on our tours. If you don’t mind staying with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay the single supplement. The single supplement is for guests who would like to stay in a private room for the duration of their tour. You can arrange a single room when booking online or by contacting us. Please note this option is not always available for certain tours.

  • What does the tour price include?

    Ciconia tours generally cover top quality accommodation and premium transportation, all breakfasts and most dinners, services of expert Travel Director and local guides at some sites, all entrance fees to all sites on tour, airport transfers, and all taxes, tips and porterage fees.

Reviews of this operator

Dexter Dunworth  

The tour was exceptional!

07-Nov-2022

The tour was exceptional! And the guide exceed expectations with his vast and in depth knowledge of local culture and Anatolia history . Coupled with his exceptional good looks and personality. With the driver we felt safe and the coach was comfortable.

Linda T.  

The tour of Turkey was amazing

07-Nov-2022

The tour of Turkey was amazing. The itinerary was well thought out with lots of great sites visited and very comfortable accommodation at the end of the day. We always felt very comfortable with our bus driver Oral and were able to spread out on the bus with our small tour. Very important for busy days. Our tour guide Aykut was brilliant. He has great information to share about the sites and Turkey in general, was always cheerful and worked hard to ensure everyone’s needs were met. 5 star :))

Adam Hannant  

Our tour guide was outstanding

13-Nov-2022

Our tour guide, Mohammad Shaarawy, was outstanding. He made us feel safe and kept us informed throughout our trip to Egypt. He taught us so much about Egypt and its history. We feel blessed to have met him and for having him as our guide. Thank you Mohammed. We hope to see you again.🙏🏻🇪🇬 Adam & Laura

Linda Hockton  

What a wonderful experience

26-Oct-2022

What a wonderful experience we have had with Ciconia. Such amazing sights and Turkish experiences - truly unforgettable. And thank goodness for Aykut. Best guide EVER!!! So knowledgeable, patient, thoughtful and absolutely hilarious. We loved every minute with Aykut and the long bus rides would have been very difficult without him on board. BRAVO Aykut

Elaine Chan  

The 11 day Turkey tour is amazing

25-Oct-2022

The 11 day Turkey tour is amazing. Our tour guide looked after us so well, the stories he told of the history and places we visited were the highlights of the tour. The next time I return to Turkey I want him to be the tour guide!!!

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    Up to 100 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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