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Magnificent Turkey 12-Days Tour

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Duration

12 days 11 nights

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

12 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Magnificent Turkey tour includes Turkey’s most famous 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites: Istanbul – Old City, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale – Hierapolis, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos, and Cappadocia. You will see unique, stunning natural landscapes and remarkable ancient ruins during this tour. You will be guided by the professional licensed... More

Magnificent Turkey tour includes Turkey’s most famous 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites: Istanbul – Old City, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pamukkale – Hierapolis, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos, and Cappadocia. You will see unique, stunning natural landscapes and remarkable ancient ruins during this tour. You will be guided by the professional licensed Turkish tour guide, experienced, and fluent in English.

You will visit spectacular sites and museums, all entrance fees, breakfasts, lunches, dinners included in 5 or 4-star quality hotels.

Let us make a quick overview of what you are going to experience

Istanbul-Old City which once was the capital of three magnificent empires(Roman, Byzantium, Ottoman)

Troy, the city remaining for 5000 years, famous for the war between Greeks and Trojans and famed with Trojan Horse

Pergamon, one of the oldest cities in the world and famed with Acropolis

Ephesus, hosting the temple of Artemis will make you feel the mystical atmosphere of its own

Aphrodisias, the city gaining its name from the goddess of beauty Aphrodite

Pamukkale-Hierapolis, a combination of natural and historical beauties. Travertines and the ancient city Hierapolis will charm you.

Antalya

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Old City of Istanbul, once Constantinople and capital of Eastern Rome.
  • Explore the 9 layers of legendary 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, an ancient Roman city dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty.
  • Explore the Ancient Roman City of Perge, great theater in Aspendos, Antalya old city and the museum.
  • Enjoy the balloon flight over the unique landscape and volcanic rock formations of Cappadocia.

Itinerary

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Day 1 Istanbul

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

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 a brief visit to the 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 - Pregamon - Kusadasi

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The legendary city of Troy, a 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 - 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 – Laodiceia – Pamukkale

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

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in the Antalya Museum were unearthed and then proceed to Aspendos that bears one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in Anatolia. We will visit the 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

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Konya, the Whirling Dervish Museum, the 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

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 and Love Valley.
Distance to travel: 280 km.
Meal: Breakfast and lunch.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 11 Cappadocia

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 - Istanbul

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

Included/Exclude

  • Airfares from Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 11 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in the destination location
  • Gratitude for Guide and Driver
  • Any Private Expenses

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