Treasures of Turkey - 11 days

Treasures of Turkey - 11 days

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Treasures of Turkey - 11 days

11 Days Starting and ending in Istanbul

Visiting: Turkey

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

2797/TOT

Group size:

2 - 18

Age range:

16 years with an accompanying adult

Trip Styles:

Small Group

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Tour Overview

Join this 11-day adventure in Istanbul, visiting iconic sites like Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. Then, venture to the captivating landscapes of Cappadocia, where you'll embark on an exhilarating jeep safari adventure. Explore the underground city, Open Air Museum, and natural fortress. Your journey continues with stops in Konya and Pamukkale, home to the impressive Hierapolis, and then to Izmir. Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, explore the legendary Troy, Gallipoli, and return to Istanbul.

Highlights

  • Istanbul – Visit highlights of the Old City including the beautiful Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and imposing Topkapi Palace

  • Cappadocia - Uncover the unique landscape, taste local wines, enjoy a jeep ride through Goreme, and opt for a hot air balloon ride over the region

  • Pamukkale - Visit the ancient Hierapolis and explore the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard, and the lime cascade

  • Ephesus - Explore the classic Roman city, one of the best-preserved examples in the whole of Europe

  • Pergamum – Marvel at the Roman amphitheater which is one of the steepest in the classical world

  • Gallipoli – Pay your respects at the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials and visit ANZAC Cove, a famous WW1 landing site

  • Troy - See the replica Trojan Horse in the ancient city, the setting of one of Ancient Greece's most famous tales

  • Istanbul – Visit highlights of the Old City including the beautiful Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and imposing Topkapi Palace

Itinerary

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Day 1: Istanbul

Friday. Welcome to the vibrant city of Istanbul, the beginning of your exciting adventure. Upon your arrival, our friendly representative will be there to greet you and accompany you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace.



Day 2: Istanbul

Meals Included: Breakfast

Following breakfast at the hotel, your day in Istanbul begins with a guided tour that will take you to some of the city's most iconic landmarks. Explore the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the exterior of St. Sophia, the enchanting Blue Mosque, and the bustling Grand Bazaar.

Day 3: Istanbul

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Istanbul - Cappadocia. Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival, your journey in Cappadocia begins with a visit to the Turasan wine factory, where you'll have the chance to taste some of the region's exquisite wines.



The adventure continues with a jeep safari, starting in Goreme and heading to Ortahisar. Along the way, you'll explore the picturesque Ortahisar Castle and journey through Uzengi Valley, passing by brooks and witnessing the pigeon houses carved into the rocks. Your expedition will lead you to Sahintepesi, where you can unwind.



As the day concludes, we'll return to Goreme, passing by Pancarlik church. Afterwards, you'll be transferred to your hotel for the night.

Day 4: Cappadocia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, you have the option to embark on an early morning adventure with an iconic Balloon tour, offering a view of Cappadocia's breathtaking landscapes from the skies.



Afterward, a full day of exploration in Cappadocia awaits, beginning with visits to an underground city, the Open Air Museum in Goreme, and the natural fortress in Uchisar.



Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and take the opportunity to discover the rich history behind local handicrafts, such as hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx, and potteries.



Tonight, you can opt to join our optional night tour featuring a mesmerizing Turkish show and dinner.

Day 5: Cappadocia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale. Your day begins with an early departure as we make our way to the stunning Pamukkale. En route, we'll explore the 13th-century Sultanhan Caravanserai.



Our journey then takes us to the historic city of Konya, where we'll visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, an iconic spiritual site dedicated to the renowned Sufi mystic and poet, Rumi.



Continuing the journey, we'll arrive in Pamukkale, renowned for its unique terraces of white mineral-rich water. Here, you'll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6: Pamukkale

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Pamukkale - Izmir. Today we'll visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Necropolis and the intriguing lime cascade. The Necropolis has remarkable tomb structures, and cascading terraces of white water.



From Hierapolis, we head to Selcuk, where you'll visit the Temple of Artemis, once celebrated as one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World."



The day ends with our arrival in Izmir, where you'll enjoy a comfortable overnight stay and dinner.

Day 7: Izmir

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Izmir - Ephesus - Sirince - Izmir. Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. Here, you'll have the privilege of visiting its renowned library, grand theater, and captivating temples.



For lunch, we'll provide a unique experience in a nomadic tent in Selcuk, where you'll have the opportunity to try Turkish Gozleme, a traditional dish.



Our journey then continues to the charming village of Sirince, celebrated as one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. Here, you enjoy the village's picturesque ambiance, do some shopping, and taste the delicious local wines that the village is famous for.



As the day draws to a close, we return to Izmir for the night.

Day 8: Izmir

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Izmir - Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale. Start your day early, as we head to Bergama to explore the Asklepion, an ancient healing center with remarkably preserved ruins.



As you venture to Troy, immerse yourself in the legends of the Trojan War, standing at the site where the legendary conflict unfolded. After some exploration, we'll head for our overnight stay in Canakkale.

Day 9: Canakkale

Meals Included: Breakfast

Canakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul. Today, you'll embark on a journey to Gallipoli, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the legendary landmarks of ANZAC Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine, and the 57th Regiment Memorial.



Your day concludes as we return to Istanbul.

Day 10: Istanbul

Meals Included: Breakfast

The day begins around the Spice Market area, where you'll discover the enchanting world of spices that have long dominated Ottoman cuisine. Savour Turkish Delight and various nuts, delighting your senses.



As you walk through the Galata Bridge to the Galata area, you'll stop to taste baklava, a beloved Turkish dessert. Galata is now a thriving cultural hub, home to design shops, contemporary culture creators, wine cellars, and boutique hotels.



Along the way to Beyoglu, sample Turkish coffee, sesame pretzels, and roasted chestnuts. Upon reaching Beyoglu, the adventure continues with a taste of fried mussels, mussel dolma, pickles, and more.



After the tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 11: Istanbul

Meals Included: Breakfast

Monday. Today marks the end of your Turkish adventure. Departure transfer is included to Istanbul (Ataturk) Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    4-5 star

  • 10 nights 4-5 star hotels

  • Daily breakfasts, 2 lunches & 5 dinners

  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 11

  • Guided sightseeing - Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Pergamum, Troy & Gallipoli

  • English-speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide for all included sightseeing

  • Transportation for sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned touring vehicle/coach

  • Entrance fees for all included sightseeing

  • Jeep safari and wine tasting in Cappadocia

  • Traditional food and soft beverage tasting in Istanbul

  • Economy class flight from Istanbul to Kayseri

What's Not Included

  • International flights and visas

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Accommodation

Arena Hotel



The Arena Hotel is an excellent example of a 19th Century Ottoman stone house which has beed restored and decorated with modern facilities. Fully air-conditioned and heated. All rooms come with a full bath, direct dial telephone, wireless network system, hair-dryer, safe, cable TV, radio, and minibar.





Yusuf Yigitoglu Konagi



Fully restored in 2003, Yusuf Yigitoglu was a 19th century mansion tucked in to the caves of ancient Cappadocia. Guest rooms are cosy with comfortable furnishings and make guests feel like they truly are sleeping in an ancient cave. Complimentary wifi internet is available and there are a couple of bars on site where guests can enjoy a refreshing drink whilst taking in the unique surroundings that this stunning area has to offer.



The hotel is centrally located in the town of Urgup.





MDC Cave Hotel



MDC Cave Hotel is a luxury cave hotel located in Urgup's Old Town. It offers spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs and spa baths. The hotel features heated marble floors, stone fireplaces, and arched ceilings. Guests can enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant, relax on the sun terrace, or use the barbecue facilities in the garden. The hotel has a conference room, tour desk, and offers activities such as hot-air balloon rides and hikes in Cappadocia.





Adempira Termal & Spa Hotel



Adempira Termal & Spa Hotel is ideally located just a short drive from the Pamukkale Travertines surrounded by mountains. Guest rooms are modern and comfortable equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning and satellite tv channels. There is a restaurant and bar onsite offering Turkish and international cuisine. The hotel features a Thermal Pool, Outdoor Swimming Pool, 2 Red Thermal Pools, Turkish bath and sauna as well as an array of luxurious spa treatments to indulge in after a day of sightseeing.





Kaya Prestige Hotel



Kaya Prestige, ideally located in the heart of Izmir City Centre, offers a refined and comfortable retreat. The hotel boasts elegant rooms with city views from its rooftop terrace, and both WiFi and parking are complimentary. Each room features plush carpeted floors, flat-screen TVs, and a spacious seating area. Guests can indulge in a culinary journey at the on-site dining options, including Turkish delights at Sediv and Mediterranean cuisine at the Divan Restaurant, complemented by live music. The Merhaba Bar offers a selection of beverages along with breathtaking city vistas.





Kolin Hotel



Looking out across the Dardanelles, the modern and bright Kolin Hotel offers well appointed rooms with hard wood flooring and tasteful decor. The hotel also boasts a luxury spa, wellness centre and a number of mouth watering restaurants all set within perfectly manicured lawns. Sipping a sundowner on the roof bar, overlooking the beautiful strait, is the perfect way to end the day.



The hotel is located on the water’s edge a short drive from the town centre with beautiful views out to sea.

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  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

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    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

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    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

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