Grand Tour of Turkey

1N Istanbul , 1N Canakkale , 2N Kusadasi , 1N Denizli , 1N Konya , 2N Capadoccia , 1N Ankara , 1N Bursa and 2N Istanbul

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Itinerary Map

What's Included

Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Istanbul 1 night(s)
Grand Hotel Halic
Standard Room
Room only
Canakkale 1 night(s)
Iris Hotel Canakkale
Standard Room
Room only
Kusadasi 2 night(s)
Grand Onder Hotel
Standard Room
Room only
Denizli 1 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Room only
Konya 1 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Room only
Capadoccia 2 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Room only
Ankara 1 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Room only
Bursa 1 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Room only
Istanbul 2 night(s)
Grand Hotel Halic
Standard Room
Room only

Day Wise Itinerary

Tourism in Turkey is focused largely on a variety of historical sites and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts. In recent years, Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture, spa and health care tourism. Istanbul is one of the most important tourism spots not only in Turkey but also in the world. Turkey has a number of major attractions derived from its historical status.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul

Upon arrival at Istanbul check into your hotel. In the evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2

Day 2: Istanbul To Gallipoli To Canakkale

Drive along the Sea of Marmara to Gallipoli on the European side of the Dardanelles. Time to visit the Anzac Cemetery and the site of a World War I battle. Then, a short Ferry crossing to Asia Minor. Overnight in Canakkale.

Travel from Istanbul to Canakkale

Ferry, drive

5hrs 1min

Bus

5hrs 15min

Fly Istanbul to Canakkale

5hrs 40min

Ferry, bus

5hrs 40min

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Edremit, bus

6hrs 12min

Day 3

Day 3: Canakkale To Troy To Izmir To Kusadasi.

First, a visit to the remains of Homer’s legendary Troy. South to the lovely Bay of Edremit with distant views of the island of Lesbos. Through forests of pine, oak and valonia, head for Izmir, where an orientation drive includes the Karsıyaka District. From here, it’s not far to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Travel from Canakkale to Kusadasi

Drive

5hrs 5min

Fly, train

7hrs 28min

Bus

7hrs 37min

Day 4

Day 4: At Leisure In Kusadasi

Enjoy your charming modern resort, located between ancient Ephesus and Priene and blessed with a delightful climate and white sandy beaches. Optional excursions to the Roman/Greek archaeological site of Ephesus and to the Virgin Mary House are available. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5

Day 5: Kusadasi To Pamukkale To Denizli Area

Once past Aydin, you enter what is known as the “Greek Meander,” the most fertile region in Turkey. Make a first stop this morning for optional sightseeing of the ancient site of Aphrodisias scattered around the village of Geyre. From the town of Denizli, drive north to view the extraordinary sight of Pamukkale with the ancient site of Hierapolis. Overnight in the Denizli area.

Travel from Kusadasi to Denizli

Taxi

2hrs 39min

Bus KamilKoc

2hrs 46min

Train

3hrs 15min

Day 6

Day 6: Denizli Area To Konya

Eastwards to Dinar and then past Lake Acigol, surrounded by cherry gardens and opium fields. Later, splendid mountain scenery on the way to Konya. Overnight at hotel.

Travel from Denizli to Konya

Taxi, fly

4hrs 19min

Bus

5hrs 40min

Drive

5hrs 56min

Day 7

Day 7: Konya To Goreme To Cappadocia

Continue eastward into the great central plateau that separates Konya from Cappadocia, taking a break at the great Agzikarahan Caravanserai. After arrival to Goreme, an included afternoon excursion to the amazing Rock Chapels carved by early Christians. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Travel from Konya to Capadoccia

Day 8

Day 8: Cappadocia

Optional sightseeing in the spectacular Cappadocia area. Admire the large natural Amphitheatre bounded by almost-vertical cliffs into which have been hewn monastic buildings, churches and underground retreats where early Christians sheltered from Roman persecution. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9

Day 9: Cappadocia To Aksaray To Ankara

North today by way of Aksaray to Ankara. Enjoy an orientation drive of the Turkish capital. Afternoon optional excursions are available to see some of the capital’s highlights.

Travel from Capadoccia to Ankara

Day 10

Day 10: Ankara To Gordion To Bursa

From Ankara into the ancient kingdom of Phrygia to Gordion where, according to legend, Alexander the Great cut the proverbial knot. Visit King Midas's Tomb. On to historic Bursa in the shadow of the Olympus of Mysia, famous for its Great Mosque, covered bazaar and silk market. Overnight at hotel.

Travel from Ankara to Bursa

Fly, bus

2hrs 22min

Train, bus

4hrs 10min

Drive

5hrs 22min

Bus

5hrs 50min

Day 11

Day 11: Bursa To Istanbul.

A morning drive to the shores of the Sea of Marmara, then take a ferry across the Bay of Izmit to Istanbul. This afternoon, enjoy the included sightseeing with visits to the Roman Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque. Tonight, take advantage of the optional dinner outing in Istanbul. Overnight at hotel.

Travel from Bursa to Istanbul

Car ferry

2hrs 0min

Bus

3hrs 46min

Day 12

Day 12: Istanbul

Markets, peddlers and stalls selling almonds, pistachios, iced drinks, and black coffee you’ll find this vigorous city irresistible. The view of the city at dusk with its 600 mosques and the Bosporus is unforgettable. Optional possibilities are a morning excursion by private boat on the Bosporus and in the afternoon, the Historical Tour of Istanbul. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13

Day 13: Departure

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Hotels Included

Grand Hotel Halic (4 star)

Refik Saydam Avenue No.37, Sishane, Beyoglu, Taksim, Istanbul

Iris Hotel Canakkale

Uola Cad 48 17070 G.Yali Canakkale Turkey, Canakkale

Grand Onder Hotel

Ataturk Blv. Mrina, Kusadasi

Grand Hotel Halic (4 star)

Refik Saydam Avenue No.37, Sishane, Beyoglu, Taksim, Istanbul

Terms

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.