Glories of Türkiye

Glories of Türkiye

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Glories of Türkiye

14 Days Starting in Istanbul and ending in Safranbolou

Visiting: Turkey, Trkiye, Türkiye

Tour operator:

Indus Travels

Tour code:

IndTur18

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 22

Physical rating:

Easy

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through Turkiye, commencing in Istanbul with visits to the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and the Spice Market. Explore Gallipoli's historic sites before heading to Troy and Pergamum, unraveling ancient myths. Kusadasi beckons with Ephesus and the charming village of Sirince, while Pamukkale showcases the surreal "cotton castle" and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Cruise to turtle beach in Koycegiz, then continue to Fethiye on the Turquoise Coast. Discover the Greek village of Kayakoy and relax at Oludeniz before reaching Antalya, where Old Town, Hadrian Gate, and Duden Waterfalls await exploration. Traverse to Cappadocia, exploring underground cities, rock-cut churches, and ancient caravanserais. Journey through Ankara, visiting Ataturks Mausoleum, before Safranbolu's UNESCO-listed charm. Return to Istanbul, savoring Turkish delights in Safranbolu's old town and navigating the Grand Bazaar's treasures. Finally, bid farewell at Istanbul leaving behind a tapestry of rich Turkish experiences.

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient and modern city of Istanbul

  • Relax at the turquoise and aquamarine waters by the side of Fethiye

  • Discover the legendary city of Troy, and the history of the Trojan war

  • Sightsee the Open-Air Museum in Goreme One of Turkey's UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Cappadocia

  • Visit Open-Air Museum in Goreme; UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Cappadocia

  • Visit Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul

  • Discover the legendary city of Troy, the site where the Trojan War took place

  • Relax at the turtle beach between aquamarine waters by the side of Fethiye

  • Visit Open-Air Museum in Goreme, UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Cappadocia

Itinerary

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Day 1: Istanbul Arrival

Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.




Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul (B/-/-)

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a guided tour to explore Topkapi Palace, catch a glimpse of St. Sophia from the outside, marvel at the beauty of the Blue Mosque, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Spice Market.




Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3: Istanbul - Canakkale (B/-/D)

After having breakfast at the hotel, embark on a journey to Gallipoli. Take the opportunity to tour significant sites such as Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine, and the 57th Regiment Memorial. Finally, cross the Dardanelles to complete the experience.




Overnight in Canakkale

Day 4: Canakkale - Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi (B/-/D)

This morning visits the legendary city of Troy, uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan war. Later crossing the mountain Ida arrival to Pergamum to visit Acropolis. 




Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 5: Ephesus - Sirince - Kusadasi (B/-/D)

After breakfast, a short drive to visit Ephesus, you will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets, leather. Continue to marvelous village of Sirince where can experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You will have time for shopping and to taste the delicious wines of the village. Return to Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 6: Kusadasi - Hierapolis - Pamukkale (B/-/D)

Today after breakfast you will be driven through the meander plain and cotton farms, at Pamukkale. Explore the combination of history and nature: Pamukkale, the “cotton castle” which is a natural site containing hot springs and terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. You will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis built on top of this white castle.




Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 7: Pamukkale - Koycegiz - Fethiye (B/-/D)

This morning drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz.  Here youll take a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother yourselves in the mud at the local mud bath. En route to Fethiye, Turkey's southwestern Turquoise Coast which is known for its natural harbor, blue waters, and numerous rock tombs.




Overnight in Fethiye

Day 8: Fethiye - Kayakoy Greek Village - Oludeniz - Fethiye (B/-/-)

After breakfast, you can explore the charming Greek village of Kayakoy. In the afternoon, we will take you to Oludeniz, where you'll have the chance to go for a swim before returning to your hotel.




Overnight in Fethiye

Day 9: Fethiye - Antalya (B/-/D)

Today, after breakfast you will drive to Antalya, walk in the Old Town, see the Hadrian Gate, and also visit Duden Waterfalls in Lara. Additionally, you plan to explore the local markets for some authentic souvenirs.




Overnight in Antalya

Day 10: Antalya (Aspendos) - Konya - Cappadocia (B/-/D)

Early departure for Konya, stopping en route for a visit at Aspendos ancient Theater. Upon arrival to Konya, you will visit the Mevlana Mausoleum and the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes a mystical Sufi Muslim group. Then, continue your journey to biblical Cappadocia. Last but not least, visit to ancient caravanserai on the Silk Road.




Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 11: Cappadocia (B/-/-)

After breakfast enjoy a full day excursion in Cappadocia including a visit to the Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians hid from persecutors. The Open-Air Museum in Goreme One of Turkey's Unesco World Heritage Sites It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) whose colors still retain all their original freshness. Stop at the rock-cut fortress of Uchisar in Pigeon Valley, that offers a panoramic view over the surrounding landscape of valleys, mountains, and towns. 




Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 12: Cappadocia - Ankara - Safranbolu (B/-/D)

This morning departs for Safranbolu en-route visiting the capital of Turkey, Ankara, to take a tour of Ataturks Mausoleum to visit the tomb of the leader of the Turkish War of Independence. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue your drive on to Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is considered an open-air museum. Tonight, youll stay at an old Ottoman mansion.




Overnight in Safranbolu

Day 13: Safranbolu - Istanbul (B/-/-)

After breakfast visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can test the fine sample of Turkish delights then continue to drive to Istanbul. In the afternoon visit Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.




Overnight in Istanbul

Day 14: Istanbul - Usd / Canada (B/-/-)

Today you will be transferred back to Istanbul International Airport for your onward flight.



Note: Please be informed that the tour only has complimentary transfer shuttles at 09:00 – 13:00 on the last day of departure, so if clients would like a separate transfer, it will be subject to an extra charge as we need to arrange a private vehicle for them.

What's Included

  • 13 Nights accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed Superior hotel or similar

  • Daily breakfast

  • 08 Dinners at hotel

  • Arrival transfer (Sabiha Gokcen Airport subject to surcharge)

  • Departure transfer between 09:00 to 13:00 by shuttle (only new airport IST)

  • All Transportation in AC vehicle

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide throughout

  • Luggage porterage assistance at all hotels

  • All Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

  • All local applicable taxes

What's Not Included

  • Items of a personal nature, tips, & gratuities

  • Visa fees, if applicable

  • Optional tours

  • Items not mentioned as included

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  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but only in case it was previously agreed by both sides and arranged by us.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Our e-document package includes all local contact details, daily itinerary, airline e-ticket information, service vouchers, and travel tips which should be everything you require to go on your trip.

  • If I need one, who is responsible to obtain my visa?

    You are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documents for the destinations on your itinerary, including having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the date of departure and a visa if required. Please check the Visa section in the Know Before You Go document for the countries you will be visiting.

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

    No, not as standard. Solo travellers can book and occupy their own room for a supplement.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We have been organizing unforgettable trips since 2001.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Changes to an existing reservation up to the Final Payment Date, whatever the cause, will incur a $100 per person amendment fee, potential loss of any supplier fees (such as non-refundable event tickets, park permits, and sea cruise reservations) plus any costs for replacement services. On/ after the Final Payment Date, the $100 change fee is no longer valid, instead cancellations terms apply.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

John & Linda Black, Florida, USA  

Glories of Türkiye

<p>Hello Ayesha,<br /> <br /> We just want to le

<p>Hello Ayesha,<br /> <br /> We just want to let you know how awesome our trip to Türkiye was for us. It absolutely could not have been any better. All arrangements were perfect. Your local reps are great, taking great care to ensure we were all taken care of in every aspect. We had the most fabulous guide, Fatih, who was a walking encyclopaedia on Turkish history. We learned so much and saw so many amazing sights. We came away with a great respect for Türkiye and its people. We were sad it ended. You may use us as a reference if needed. We met a lot of nice people from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It was so wonderful to have such a diverse group. The coach was so nice as were the hotels.<br /> <br /> Thanks again for a wonderful trip, we hope to travel with you again.</p>

BILL LEFEBRE  

Glories of Türkiye

<p>Hi Azi, <br /> Just made it back home after co

<p>Hi Azi, <br /> Just made it back home after completing the Tour of Türkiye. Was surprised at how much there is to see and do there, really had no idea! <br /> <br /> The Tour exceeded my expectations. The Hotels were better than great, clean and well located, the bus was state of the art – the driver was the best ever – the Tour Guide was friendly, well organized, informative, knowledgeable, patient and helpful in answering all questions posed to him.<br /> <br /> During the last 5 – 6 days of the trip there were only 14 people left on theTour and all on that awesome bus – so that was great and enabled the group to really bond with each other. Met lots of nice people along the way, would recommend each one highly.<br /> <br /> Thanks for your assistance in arranging what turned out to be another incredible adventure.<br /> <br /> Best regards.</p>

Richard Wagner  

Glories of Türkiye

<p>Hello Keren,<br /> <br /> It was a wonderful

<p>Hello Keren,<br /> <br /> It was a wonderful trip. There was not a single naysayer in our twenty-two group field. People were very happy with the accommodations, the food was good and in some places very good. Our guide Gokce Cilar was very well informed, very helpful, friendly and had a great sense of humor. Almost from the beginning she put people at ease. People enjoyed her so much. The rest of the staff was very efficient. People were really happy with the skill and friendliness of our bus driver Hurun.<br /> <br /> I had many seasoned travelers in this group and they expressed admiration of Türkiye and Turkish people. Some said the next day surpassed the last. Every day people were up for the sights and travel in this beautiful country.<br /> <br /> I would like to send you an e mail in the future about travel to Argentina. I think your web site says that you do group travel arrangements to Latim America and I think also of India in the future.<br /> I want to thank you and Indus, I do not think there is a better tour company.<br /> <br /> Best wishes,</p>

Susana  

Glories of Türkiye

<p>Well just returned from our trip to Türkiye and

<p>Well just returned from our trip to Türkiye and had to let you know what a wonderful experience it has been. Firstly your attention to detail when issuing the tickets and ensuring that all the arrangements were made to our benefit, and once in Türkiye we could not have asked for a better Tour company, the tour director and her team were fantastic, extremely knowledgeable, helpful and proud of their country. <br /> <br /> Thank you for your assistance throughout this process.</p>

Celso Bitdinger  

Glories of Türkiye

<p>Dear Tordes<br /> <br /> I have provided fill

<p>Dear Tordes<br /> <br /> I have provided fill out the survey questionnaire as you requested. Just wanted to let you know that we greatly enjoyed the tour. Türkiye has a lot to offer in natural beauty, history and antiquities. I am very interested in ancient sites and we visited several on this tour (Ephesus, Troy, Perge, Hierapolis and others). There are many more that, unfortunately we could not visit. Their museums are outstanding, particularly the antiquities/archaeology museums. How about those unique geological formations in Capadoccia? Awesome. The shopping stops were quite interesting (although I ended up spending money buying leather jackets and ceramic art); but, also we learned how handmade carpets are made as well as ceramic and pottery. Istanbul is a crazy place. The cruise on the Bosphorus River was great. <br /> <br /> The tour was well organized; the bus rides were pleasant and the local staff was great.<br /> <br /> Very good hotels in every stop.<br /> <br /> Best regards</p>

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