Tour Highlights: City tour of Istanbul, ANZAC Coe, Gallipoli, Ancient Troy with the famous wooden horse, Ancient ruins of Ephesus, Hierapolis, Ancient city of Perge, Optional tour of either Phaselis or a lazy yacht cruise along the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean, Mevlana Mausoleum, Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia, optional Hot Air Balloon over Cappadocia, Göreme and the Anatolian Civilizations Museum
Departures: All Year Round
Duration: 11 Days & 10 Nights
Cost: From $1540
DAY 1 – Istanbul
Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2 – Istanbul
Full Day tour including the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. B
DAY 3 – Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Depart for Gallipoli and visit ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair and Gabtepe War Museum before crossing the Dardanelles to Canakkale. BD
DAY 4 – Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Tour the ancient Medical Centre, Asclepion, in Pergamum before heading to Kusadasi. BD
DAY 5 – Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. Also visit a regional rug production centre. Afternoon Optional: Tour of Sardis or Sirince. BD
DAY 6 – Kusadası – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale with its white lime cascades. Visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools at our hotel. BD
DAY 7 – Pamukkale – Perge – Antalya
Visit the ancient city of Perge en route to Antalya. Later today, enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the Mediterranean Coast. BD
DAY 8 – Antalya: Optional Tour of Phaselis or Yacht Cruise
Today is a free day with choices of Optional tours to Phaselis, an ancient, coastal city, or a lazy yacht cruise along the Turqoise Coast of the Mediterranean. BD
DAY 9 – Antalya – Aspendos – Konya
Depart for Konya, en route visiting the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit the Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School before overnighting in Konya. BD
DAY 10 – Cappadocia
Morning departure for Cappadocia, the land of Fairy Chimneys. We pay a visit to the famous underground city of Sarhatli and visit a regional carpet production centre. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight in Cappadocia. Optional Tour: Whirling Dervishes performance. BD
DAY 11 – Cappadocia
Early Morning Optional Tour : Hot Air Balloon Over Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Göreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, the Red Valley, and enjoy a brief regional pottery workshop in a local cave. BD
DAY 12 – Cappadocia – Ankara
Visit the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum en route to Ankara. Overnight Ankara. BD
DAY 13 – Ankara – Return
Our representative will escort you to the airport for your onward flight. B
Note: Sunday departures in May, Sep and Oct will visit St. Sophia in Istanbul on the Tuesday before heading to Gallipoli, as it is closed on Mondays.
Note: Many other hotels are available. Please contact Touchdown Tours if you have a specific preference.
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How to Book
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