Classic Turkey Journey

2N Istanbul , 1N Ankara , 2N Cappadocia , 1N Pamukkale , 2N Kusadasi , 1N Canakkale and 1N Istanbul

Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel with Breakfast Istanbul City Tour Visit Hagia Sophia Visit Grand BazaarCPAnkara Hotel with Breakfast Visit Museum of Anatolian CivilizationsCrowne Plaza Cappadocia - Nevsehir, an IHG Hotel with Breakfast Visit Pasabagi Valley Visit Underground City of Saratli Visit Goreme Open air MuseumSpa Hotel Colossae Thermal with Breakfast Visit HierapolisCharisma Deluxe Hotel with Breakfast Visit The Ruins Of EphesusKolin Hotel with Breakfast Visit Anzac Cove Visit TroyRenaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel with Breakfast

Highlights

  • City Tour of Istanbul
  • Visit Hagia Sophia
  • Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
  • Visit Goreme open air museum
  • Stop by Pasabagi Valley
  • Visit Hierapolis
  • Explore the Ruins of Ephesus
  • Day excursion to Troy
  • Visit Anzac Cove

Meals

9 Breakfasts 8 Dinners

Accommodation

2 night(s) in Istanbul

Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel or Similar

Room Type: Standard

Meals Included: Breakfast

1 night(s) in Ankara

CPAnkara Hotel or Similar

Room Type: Standard

Meals Included: Breakfast

2 night(s) in Cappadocia

Crowne Plaza Cappadocia - Nevsehir, an IHG Hotel or Similar

Room Type: Standard

Meals Included: Breakfast

1 night(s) in Pamukkale

Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal or Similar

Room Type: Standard

Meals Included: Breakfast

2 night(s) in Kusadasi

Charisma Deluxe Hotel

1 night(s) in Canakkale

Kolin Hotel or Similar

Room Type: Standard

Meals Included: Breakfast

1 night(s) in Istanbul

Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel or Similar

Room Type: Standard

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Itinerary

Day 1: Begin Your Tour • Arrive Istanbul

  • Welcome to your Highlights of Turkey tour. On arrival, your representative greets you at the “meeting point” at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check-in after 1400hrs). (No Meals)
  • Overnight at Istanbul.

Day 2: In Istanbul • Guided Orientation Tour Of Istanbul

  • Today after breakfast enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding Harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Your last stop St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. (B)
  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3: Onto Ankara

  • Today after breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure .This morning depart on an optional tour of cruise along Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. The tour will be ended in Asia side. Later drive for the capital city of Ankara.(B,D)
  • Overnight in Ankara

Day 4: Onto Cappadocia • Orientation Tour Of Ankara • Visit Underground City Of Saratli

  • Today after breakfast Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravanserai en route. Pay a visit to the underground city of Saratli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.(B,D)
  • Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5: In Cappadocia • Visit Pasbag Valley • Visit Goreme Open Air Museum

  • Today after breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave.(B,D)
  • Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6: Onto Pamukkale

  • Today after breakfast , we will drive to Pamukkale .(B,D)
  • Overnight in Pamukkale

Day 7: Onto Kusadasi • Visit Hierapolis

  • Today after breakfast ,Visit the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale, with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Continue to Kusadasi. (B,D)
  • Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8: In Kusadasi • Visit Ruins Of Ephesus

  • After breakfast, tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form.(B,D)
  • Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 9: Onto Canakkale • Visit Troy

  • Today after breakfast we proceed to the historic city of Troy. En route visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale.(B,D)
  • Overnight in Canakkale

Day 10: Onto Istanbul • Visit Anzac Cove • Visit Grand Bazaar

  • Today after breakfast depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles WW1. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery. later drive to Istanbul Visit Grand Bazaar dubbed as one of the oldest shopping malls. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. (B,D)
  • Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 11: Homeward Bound

Today after breakfast , transfer to the airport to catch your flight home via Istanbul (B)

Inclusions

Istanbul

  • Istanbul City Tour
  • Visit Hagia Sophia
  • Visit Grand Bazaar

Ankara

  • Visit Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

Cappadocia

  • Visit Pasabagi Valley
  • Visit Underground City of Saratli
  • Visit Goreme Open air Museum

Pamukkale

  • Visit Hierapolis

Kusadasi

  • Visit The Ruins Of Ephesus

Canakkale

  • Visit Anzac Cove
  • Visit Troy

Exclusions

  • Tipping is expected from anyone providing your service e.g. Coach Driver, Local Guides, etc. It is mandatory to tip a nominal amount of EUR 3 per person/per day. For the entire duration of this tour which is 11 Days, the total Tips amount is Euro 33 per person to be paid to the Tour Manager/ Tripfactory Representative on Day 01 of the tour
  • The tour cost does not include POE charges and passport charges
  • No porterage included
  • Private airport transfers, Cost of Suggested / Optional Excursions
  • Arrival and Departure PCR – COVID test if required by the airline or Government bodies
  • Covid 19 : Vaccination, Testing, Quarantine, Insurance, Hospitalisation, Medical Assistance, Repatriation charges arising out of prevailing medical conditions/travel rules at the time of travel are not included and needs to borne by the customer/guest on own as per actuals.
  • Any services not mentioned in the inclusion list
  • Any increase in the rate of EUR leading to an increase in tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However the rate prevailing on the given day of payment will apply.
  • Visa and Insurance Fee
  • International/ Domestic Airfare

Terms and Conditions

  • Standard Tripfactory Terms & Conditions apply
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