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In-depth Turkey Holiday

TTK06: 14 Days Private Tour of Istanbul - Gallipoli - Troy & Pergamon - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Antalya - Konya - Cappadocia - Ankara - 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
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Day 1 Arrival in Istanbul, airport pick-up
Welcome to take this Turkey holiday packages! Our local representative will meet you at the exit of the airport holding a sign with your name on and then send you to the hotel. On the way to your hotel, our representative will give a brief introduction about this trip. After checking in, you can have a good rest in the hotel to ease your fatigue, or go out for a visit, freely explore this world famous tourist city and feel its unique charm integrating eastern and western cultures.

Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 2 Istanbul old city tour
After breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and show you around Istanbul old city. First we'll visit Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque, a mosque with 6 pagodas that is on a par with the mosques of Mecca. Make sure you don't miss the more than 260 small windows in the mosque, through which the light reflects beautifully. After lunch, in the afternoon, we will visit Topkapi Palace, which for more than 400 years has been served as a working and living place for Ottoman sultans. Then, we will take you to visit the Grand Bazaar, where you can enjoy shopping and picking out some local specialties to take home for your families and friends. When today's Turkey holiday deals is over, we will take you back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 3 Drive to visit Gallipoli, stay overnight in Canakkale
This morning, we will drive 4.5 hours to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the site of the Battle of Gallipoli in the First World War. After the war, the Turkish government established the Gallipoli Peninsula National Historical Park to commemorate the more than 50,000 soldiers who died in this battle. We will visit Anzac Cove, the NZ Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, and the Turkish Memorial. After the tour, we will check in the hotel located in Canakkale and stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Canakkale Kolin Hotel
Day 4 Troy & Pergamon Tour, Drive to Kusadasi
After breakfast, we would drive an hour to the ruins of the ancient city of Troy. There is a huge model of the Trojan horse, a replica of the one used in the famous Trojan War. You can climb onto the wooden horse, but the stairs are narrow and steep, so please mind your step. After lunch, we will drive about three hours/ 245 km to visit the ruins of Pergamon, another famous ancient city. This ancient city, with open-air theatre, public baths, temples and library, is an architectural museum, among which the Asclepion Medical Centre has been regarded as the first hospital in the world. Then we will drive on for about 2.5 hours/ 202 km and arrive at Kusadasi, the last stop of today's journey, and check into the local hotel. This bustling seaside town is built on a hillside, and a variety of restaurants and bars will add a lot of fun to your nightlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Day 5 Ephesus day trip
After breakfast, the guide and the driver will take you to visit the ancient city of Ephesus, which is the largest and best-preserved ancient Greek-Roman city in the world. We will stroll on Marble street, admire the tall Roman Columns, and feel the vicissitudes of history. At the end of the street is the Library of Celcus. It is well preserved with beautiful carvings. Besides, there is bazaar, open-air theater, and so on. After lunch, we will go to the Temple of Artemis, one of the largest temples in ancient Greece, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world due to its splendid architectural style and huge scale. Our last stop of today’s cheap holidays to Turkey is the House of the Virgin Mary, a holy place in the hearts of many Christians. After the trip, we will send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Day 6 Morning relax and drive to Pamukkale
After long rides of previous several days, you may feel a little tired. So today's itinerary of this 14-day cheap holidays to Turkey is relatively easy. In the morning, you can sleep more in your hotel to replenish your strength, or take a walk along the coast of Kusadasi. In the afternoon the guide and the driver will pick you up and then drive about 3 hours to the hotel in Pamukkale. You can relax in the hotel's hot spring.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Doga Thermal Hotel
Day 7 Visit Pamukkale & Hieropolis, Drive to Antalya
After breakfast, your guide and the driver will pick you up and show you around Pamukkale and Ancient Hieropolis City. Pamukkale is a famous hot spring resort with thousands of years of natural hot springs and calcified cotton-like spring pools. The Turkish word Pamuk means cotton, and Kale means castle, so Pamukkale is literally 'cotton castle'. Ancient Hieropolis City, located on the top of Pamukkale, was once prosperous because the Roman princes, nobles and ordinary people came here to soak in hot springs for health. After lunch, we will drive 3.5 hours to Antalya, the terminal of today's journey. Antalya is a beautiful seaside city. It is known as the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. You can stroll in the old town at night, blowing the sea breeze through the narrow alleys. Along the road are many Osman-style restaurants, bars and craft shops.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Lara
Day 8 Perge & Aspendos tour
Still after having breakfast in the hotel, the guide and the driver will pick you up and show you the ruins of Ancient Perge City, which includes the Greek City gate, public baths, open-air theatres, and the long colonnade, known as the architectural museum of Antalya. After lunch, the tour guide will take you to the old Aspendos theatre. It was built in 155 AD with a seating capacity of 7,000 people. It is by far the most completely preserved ancient Roman Theater in the world. Then we will take you back to the hotel when the tour is over.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Lara
Day 9 Drive to Konya & Konya tour
After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive to the next city, Konya, about 4 hours/ 303km away. It is one of the oldest cities in Turkey and the traditional religious and cultural center of Turkish. Upon arrival, have lunch at a local restaurant and take a break. The afternoon includes a visit to Mevlana Mausoleum, where the founder of the Turkish twirl, Melvana, is buried, as well as a museum housing the world's largest and smallest Qurans. Then we'll go to the Karatay Tile Museum. Today's last stop is the 13th-century Caravanserai. After the trip, check into the hotel for a rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Konya
Day 10 Drive from Konya to Cappadocia & North Cappadocia tour
Today we are going to Cappadocia 330 km away. It takes about 4 hours to drive there. Cappadocia is a must-visit place due to its moonlike landscape and long history. In the afternoon, we will start the North Cappadocia tour, where we will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, a collection of more than 30 grotto churches built by Christians who fled persecution in the Cappadocia region. We will also visit Avanos Valley, Pasabag Monk Valley (Chimney Valley), Devrent Valley and Kizilirmak River. On our way back to the hotel, we will pass through Love Valley, which is a good place to take pictures of Cappadocia at sunset.

Tips: Hot Air Balloon Ride is available in Cappadocia, please inform us beforehand if you wish to try it as tickets are limited.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Day 11 South Cappadocia tour
After breakfast, the guide will show you around Uchisar Castle, which was used as a defensive fortress in ancient times. Then we will go to Red Valley and hike for about 2 hours to reach Cavusin village, where we will have a look at the Great Basilica and Cavusin Church. After lunch, we will drive to the Pigeon Valley and Kaymakli Underground City, which is the largest underground city in the Cappadocia region, with eight floors and only four currently open to the public. We'll take you back to your hotel after the tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kayakapi Premium Caves
Day 12 Drive to Ankara and Ankara tour
After breakfast, we will leave for Ankara with 5-hour drive. Along the way you will have the opportunity to see Tuz Golu Lake, a famous saline lake. Due to the different salinity and temperature, the color of the lake water appears blue, green, pink and so on. We will stop for you to take photos here. Ankara is both the capital and the political and economic center of Turkey. Here, we will take you to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which is converted from an ancient caravan station, and it shows rare and precious cultural relics of Paleolithic, neolithic, Rome, and other ages. Next we are going to visit the Ataturk Mausoleum, which was built in honor of Ataturk Kemal, the founder of modern Turkey. Finally, we will check into the hotel after visiting today's attractions.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Wyndham Ankara
Day 13 Drive back to Istanbul
After breakfast, your guide and the driver will pick you up from the hotel and send you back to Istanbul. It needs about five hours on the way. On arrival, have lunch at a local Turkish restaurant. The afternoon time will be left for your own arrangement. You can browse Spice Bazaar, the Basilica Cistern, or take a boat tour of the Bosporus strait.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Fer Hotel
Day 14 Departure from Istanbul
Please check out before 12:00 pm and our driver will send you to airport on time. We hope you have enjoyed this Turkey holiday deals with us and we will be very glad to serve you again!

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Tour Prices
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  • 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
  • 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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