11 Day Tour
Price On Request
Our "Join-In Holiday" starts every Thursday or daily on a "Private Basis" in Istanbul, the epicenter of Turkey's hustle and bustle. From Istanbul fly to Ankara where you will visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations before driving to Cappadocia. Enjoy a day exploring this area of cave dwellings made up of homes, churches and museums.
Driving to Pamukkale stop in Konya the home of the Whirling Dervishes to attend a performance. From the seaside port of Kusadasi you will visit the ancient city of Ephesus, including the House of the Virgin Mary and Basilica of St. John. Continuing your holiday up the coast arrive at Pergamum to visit the Greco-Roman city Acropolis & Asclepion before spending overnight at Canakkale. Return to Istanbul stopping enroute at Troy the legendary home of Homer and the site of the Trojan wars.
DAY 1 - (THU) - ISTANBUL ARRIVAL
Arriving at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, transfer to your hotel. After a short rest at your hotel, you are free to explore the city or take an optional sightseeing tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 - (FRI) - ISTANBUL
After a short stop at historical Spice Market, board the boat for the cruise along the Bosphorus. After lunch, drive to Asian continent via Bosphorus Bridge and visit Beylerbeyi Palace & Camlica Hill. (B,L)
DAY 3 - (SAT) - ISTANBUL
Full day classical tour of Istanbul including Hippodrome Square, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia Museum, and Grand Bazaar area. (B,L)
DAY 4 - (SUN) - ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA
Transfer to airport for morning flight to Ankara. Tour of Ankara including the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Ataturk. After lunch, drive to Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 - (MON) - CAPPADOCIA
Full day tour of the area including an underground city, Goreme Open Air Museum, the Villages of Cavusin & Avanos and the Valley of Pasabag. Lunch is included during the tour. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 - (TUE) - KONYA - PAMUKKALE
Early morning departure to Pamukkale. On the way, visit Konya, the home of Whirling Dervishes. After lunch, continue to Pamukkale. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 - (WED) - KUSADASI
Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. Continue to visit the ancient city of Aphrodisias with lunch. Dinner and overnight Kusadasi. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 - (THU) - EPHESUS
Full day tour of Ephesus including the ruins of the ancient city, the House of Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John. Overnight in Kusadasi (B,L,D)
DAY 9 - (FRI) - CANAKKALE
Drive to Pergamum and visit the Greco-Roman city Acropolis and Asclepion, the first mental hospital. Continue to the ancient city of Troy. Overnight & dinner in Canakkale. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 - (SAT) - TROY TO ISTANBUL
Visit Gallipoli and Anzac Cove with lunch. After visits, drive to Istanbul crossing Dardanelles. Overnighrt Istanbul. (B,L)
DAY 11 - (SUN) – ISTANBUL DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for your departure. (B)
PRICE ON REQUEST
This holiday commences in Istanbul every Thursday from 16 March to 15 November 2016. Alternatively it operates on a private basis commencing in Istanbul daily. We have not included the domestic flight from Istanbul to Ankara as most visitors have this included with their International ticket. We can offer flights if required with Turkish Airlines.
Notes on our prices
The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday. Prices are generally based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.
There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.
Your holiday includes:
- 10 nights accommodation in chosen category of hotel including daily breakfast
- Sightseeing as detailed with English speaking guides based on seat-in-coach or private touring basis.
- 10 breakfasts + 9 lunches + 6 dinners as outlined
- Arrival and departure transfers in Istanbul
Splendors of Turkey - 11 days
A guaranteed departure holiday commencing in Istanbul every Thursday.