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Turkey Heritage Tour

TTK05: 10 Days Private Tour of Istanbul - Gallipoli - Troy & Pergamon - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Istanbul
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $2249 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrival in Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! Our local representative will pick you up on time at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it, and then transfer you back to your hotel for check-in. After that, you can spend the rest of your time on your own, relax in the hotel, or explore the wonders of this ancient city. Turkey is the only city in the world that spans the Eurasian continent, with a long history and a dazzling array of food and wine. Hope you have fun during this 10 days Turkey tour package.

Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 2 Istanbul old city tour
After breakfast, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel for today's Old city tour. The first stop of the 10 day Turkey tour is the Haghia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque, the world's only Mosque with six minarets and it is known as an Istanbul landmark. Then visit the Hippodrome. In the afternoon, the tour guide will accompany you to visit Topkapi Palace and then go to Grand Bazaar to go shopping. There are more than 4,000 shops in the indoor Bazaar. The dazzling traditional crafts such as spices, carpets, dried fruits, gold and silver ware are good gifts for friends and families. There are also many local snacks for you to taste. Afterward, we will go back to the hotel.

Friendly tips: Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays); Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays); Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 3 Drive to Gallipoli, Gallipoli day trip
On the third day of the 10 day Turkey tour, your guide and the driver will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and then drive 4.5 hours to the Gallipoli Peninsula. It was the site of the famous battle of Gallipoli in the First World War, and now it has been transformed to the site of a national historical park in Turkey in memory of the 50,000 soldiers who died in the battle of Gallipoli. We will visit the Kabatepe War Museum, Anzac Cove, the NZ Memorial, the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, and the Turkish Memorial. Finally, we will check in the hotel for a rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Canakkale Kolin Hotel
Day 4 Visit Troy & Pergamon & drive to Kusadasi
After breakfast, we will drive 1 hour to the ruins of the ancient cities of Troy. There's a giant Trojan horse model in the city that you can go up and experience it. But the stairs are steep, so please be careful and wear comfortable shoes. After lunch, we will drive for about 3.5 hours to Pergamon. The ruins of Pergamon is an ancient city built on a hillside by the Aegean Sea. Like many ancient Roman cities, there are amphitheaters, public baths, temples and libraries. The most famous scenic spot is the first hospital in history which is a highlight of today's tour. After the visit, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kusadasi and it takes for about 2.5 hours' drive. The rest of the time will be at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Day 5 Ephesus day trip
After breakfast, we will start today's wonderful Ephesus tour of the 10 day Turkey tour. We will firstly visit the Temple of Artemis, which has 126 marble pillars and is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then we will visit Ephesus Ancient City, one of the best preserved Ancient Greek urban sites in the world, including Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Old Theater and Hamams. After lunch, we'll continue our Ephesus tour with the House of the Virgin Mary, the last place where the Virgin Mary lived. We'll escort you back to the hotel in Kusadasi when the trip is over.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Day 6 Visit Pamukkale, Fly to Cappadocia
Today's arrangement of the Turkey itinerary 10 days starts with Pamukkale and we will drive 2.5 hours to get there. It not only features natural hot springs for thousands of years but also the calcified hills as white as cotton. Pamuk means 'Cotton' in Turkish, and kale stands for 'Castle', so it's also called 'Cotton Castle'. Please remember to bring your swimwear, as you'll have a chance to swim in an old swimming pool (extra fee is applies). After lunch, we'll visit the ruins of the City of Hierapolis, which flourished as a resort for the nobles in ancient times.

Then we will transfer you to the airport to Cappadocia (since direct flights are not available every day, we will arrange you to transfer in Istanbul if there is no direct flight) and the local driver will pick you up at the airport and escort you back to your hotel for a rest.

Tips: Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia is available, and please let us know in advance if you wish to book it as places are limited.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Day 7 North Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast, the tour guide will meet you in the hotel for the wonderful North Cappadocia tour. You'll be accompanied to visit the Goreme Open Air Museum which has more than 30 rock cave churches with exquisite and colorful frescoes. Then we will head to visit Avanos, a town specializing in pottery, where you can enjoy some fine works. The next stop is the Valley of Monks, where you can see many tall, mushroom-shaped columns. This valley is also known as Fairy Chimney for their magical and playful structures. We will also stop by Devrent Valley and Kizilirmak River which are well worth a visit. On the way back, we'll pass by Love Valley, where you can take pictures of the spectacular views of Cappadocia in the evening. The driver will transfer you back to your hotel to rest after today's trip.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Day 8 South Cappadocia Tour, Fly to Istanbul
Still, the tour guide will pick you up at the hotel after breakfast and start today's South Cappadocia tour. First, the tour guide will show you around Uchisar Castle. As the highest and largest Fairy Chimney in the Cappadocia region, it served as a defensive fort in ancient times. Next, we will arrange 2-hour hiking in Red Valley, which was named for the red color of the land and rocks. We will also go to nearby Rose Valley and Cavusin village. The Kaymakli Underground City is the largest underground city in the Cappadocia region. It is said that various underground caves together can accommodate up to 10,000 people and can be as deep as 40 meters (131 ft.). At the end of the day, we will stay overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Day 9 Fly to Istanbul, Bosphorus Cruise
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the airport for your morning flight to Istanbul. Then you will be transferred to the local hotel, and you can take a break for lunch by yourself. At 2:00 PM, your guide will drive you to the pier to take Bosphorus Cruise for about 2 hours. Here you can enjoy the landscape of European and Asian continents on both sides of Bosphorus, with views of Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Camlica Hill from a distance.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 10 Departure from Istanbul
Your 10 days trip comes to an end here. After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, check out before 12:00 PM. Then the driver will transfer you to the airport according to your schedule. I hope you can enjoy this 10 days Turkey package trip. Wish you a pleasant homeward journey!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round
$2829
$2249
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare(economy class seat): Pamukkale - Cappadocia, Cappadocia - Istanbul
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Service of English speaking guides as itinerary specifices
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges
Price Excludes
  • International flights into and out Istanbul
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Turkey Visa fees
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