Magnificent Turkey Trip

from $1380
11 Days
Group Tour
Guaranteed departures on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday all year round, from Istanbul.

If you are looking for living the best of Turkey, discover the 11 Days magnificent Turkey Trip and see all the top highlights in Turkey. Explore the rich Istanbul, be mesmerized by Cappadocia, take pictures in Pamukkale, relax on the Izmir coast and so much more! Check out everything in detail.

  • Arrival and departure private transfers with assistance.
  • Accommodation 4 nights in Istanbul including breakfast.
  • Accommodation 1 night in Ankara including dinner & breakfast.
  • Accommodation 2 nights in Cappadocia including dinner & breakfast.
  • Accommodation 1 night in Pamukkale including dinner & breakfast.
  • Accommodation 1 night in Izmir including dinner & breakfast.
  • Accommodation 1 night in Canakkale including dinner & breakfast.
  • Professional English-speaking guides.
  • Entrance fees to museums.
  • All taxes are included.
  • International Flights.
  • Entry visa.
  • Beverages, Lunches, Personal Expenses, Optional Tours, and extras are not mentioned in the itinerary.
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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Arrive at Istanbul airport and meet our representative. Transfer to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2. Full-Day Tour of Istanbul

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will embark on a comprehensive city tour. Our first stop will be the iconic Hagia Sophia, a renowned architectural marvel and a symbol of Istanbul. This magnificent structure, one of the largest churches in the world, holds great historical and artistic significance. Following that, we will explore the grandeur of the Topkapi Palace, which served as the residence for sultans from 1478 to 1856. The Topkapi Palace is not just a single building, but rather an expansive complex consisting of various pavilions, gardens, and sections that span across Istanbul's historic center and extend all the way to the Golden Horn.

We continue our journey towards the Blue Mosque, which is renowned for its six towering minarets and tiered domes that grace the center of the structure. As you observe this magnificent piece of architecture, it becomes evident that the architect successfully achieved his goal of perfection. In the afternoon, we will explore the Roman Hippodrome, a historic site that entertained the people of Constantinople for over a millennium with chariot races and circuses during the Seventh Severe period. Our day concludes with a visit to the bustling Grand Bazaar, where you will have free time to explore. Finally, we return to your hotel in Istanbul for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Bosphorus Tour

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will begin our day with a visit to the Egyptian Bazaar, or Spice Bazaar, which was constructed in the 17th century. This historical market is situated in the charming Eminönü neighborhood of Istanbul. Our next adventure awaits as we board a boat to embark on a captivating tour of the Bosphorus. This scenic boat ride will take us along the shores of both the Asian and European sides of the city, offering breathtaking views of the Sea of Marmara. Throughout the cruise, you will have the opportunity to admire iconic landmarks such as Dolmabahce Palace, Çiragan, and the impressive Rumeli Hisarı fortress, among others.

We proceed with our exploration of the Beylerbeyi Palace, which was constructed using white marble during the 19th century by Sultan Abdulaziz. This magnificent palace served as a summer retreat for subsequent sultans and as lodging for important foreign guests. As we ascend Çamlica Hill, also known as the Hill of Lovers, we are greeted with a breathtaking panoramic view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. We then return to our hotel in Istanbul for the night.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Istanbul - Ankara (By bus 450 Km)

You can collect your belongings from your hotels (located in the city center) between 12:00 and 13:00. We will depart for Ankara in our coach, crossing the intercontinental bridge in Istanbul. Once we arrive in the capital city, you will have dinner at the hotel and stay overnight in Ankara.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Ankara - Salt Lake - Cappadocia

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embark on a visit to the capital of Turkey. Explore the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which houses an impressive exhibition featuring remnants of various ancient civilizations such as Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Hittite, Phrygian, and Urartu. Also, pay a visit to the Ataturk Mausoleum, a tribute to the esteemed founder of the Turkish Republic. Later, make your way to Cappadocia, a journey spanning approximately 290 kilometers. Along the route, take the opportunity to explore one of the Underground Cities constructed by Christian communities for self-preservation. These subterranean cities contain well-preserved stables, communal areas, meeting spaces, and small living quarters for families. Finally, reach Cappadocia and settle in for a delightful dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Cappadocia Tour

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Today's itinerary is dedicated to exploring the breathtaking region known for its extraordinary fairy chimneys - a sight that is truly one-of-a-kind in the world. Begin your adventure at Goreme Valley, where you'll discover cave churches adorned with remarkable paintings dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries. Next, make a stop at the troglodyte village of Uçhisar, known for its incredible landscape. Don't miss the chance to visit Avcilar, which offers a spectacular view, as well as the Derbent valley with its fascinating natural rock formations. Take some time to explore artisan workshops where you can witness the craftsmanship of carpet weaving and silver jewelry adorned with onyx stones. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and spend the night in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Cappadocia - Pamukkale (By bus 610 Km)

Start the day with breakfast and prepare for your journey to Pamukkale. Along the way, make a stop at the Sultanhan Caravanserai, a historic inn from the medieval period built by the Seljuk Empire. Afterward, continue your journey to Pamukkale. Once there, you'll have free time to explore the mesmerizing "Cotton Castle," known for its unique limestone hot springs and petrified travertine waterfalls. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in Pamukkale.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Pamukkale - Ephesus - Izmir (200 km)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey to Selçuk-Efeso. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the rich history of Ephesus, an ancient city dedicated to Artemis. Explore fascinating landmarks such as the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, the House of Love, the Library of Celsus, the Agora, the Marble Street, and the awe-inspiring Theater. Afterward, pay a visit to the House of the Virgin, believed to be the final residence of Jesus' mother. Take a break at a leather production center before continuing your adventure to Izmir, Turkey's third largest city. Indulge in a delectable dinner and spend the night in Izmir.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Izmir - Pergamon - Troy - Çanakkale

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. After that, we will embark on a journey to Pergamon, which is now known as Bergama and is located 110 km away. Upon arrival, we will explore the fascinating ruins of Asclepion, the renowned medical center in Asia Minor. It held great significance in its time. Our next destination is Troy, which is approximately 190 km away. Here, we will have the opportunity to visit the famous archaeological city that brings to life the legendary tale depicted in Homer's Iliad. Our final stop for the day is Çanakkale, just 25 km from Troy. Enjoy a delightful dinner and spend the night in Çanakkale.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10: Çanakkale - Gallipoli - Anzac Cove - Istanbul

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we will embark on a journey across the Dardanelles Strait via a car ferry. Our destination is the Gallipoli Peninsula, where we will have the opportunity to explore one of the most impactful locations in Turkey - the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli. This emotional and significant site includes notable landmarks such as Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston's Jolly, Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels, 57. Regiment Turkish Memorial, The Nek, and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. As the day comes to an end, we will return to Istanbul for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Departure Istanbul

Breakfast. Transfer to Istanbul airport to take your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast

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