Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, a pre-arranged transfer will be awaiting you to take you to your hotel. Your first overnight stay in the enchanting city of Istanbul marks the beginning of the adventures that await you tomorrow.
Day 2 – Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour, Overnight in Istanbul
Embark on your exploration of Istanbul's rich history as you get picked up from your hotel at 08:30 am. The journey begins with a visit to the magnificent St. Hagia Sophia, a marvel of Byzantine architecture adorned with mosaics and marble pillars. Adjacent is the iconic Blue Mosque, recognized by its six minarets and interior embellished with 21,043 tiles from Iznik. The tour continues to the Ancient Hippodrome, where chariot races once unfolded, and significant monuments such as the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine stand. Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays), home to Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, follows its splendid collection of crystal, silver, Chinese porcelain, and historical relics. Concluding the day is a visit to the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays and feast days), one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets, boasting 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops. The day concludes around 17:00, and you'll be transferred back to your hotel. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 3 – Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour, Overnight in Istanbul
Following a delightful breakfast, a transfer will pick you up at 08:30 am for a visit to the Spice Market, filled with the enticing aromas of various herbs and spices. Next, embark on a Bosphorus Tour by Boat, a traditional excursion offering panoramic views of the European and Asian continents. Admire landmarks such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, and Beylerbeyi Palace. Witness the unique transition from one continent to another as you cross the Bosphorus Bridge. The tour also includes a visit to Camlica Hill, offering breathtaking views of Istanbul. After the boat tour, you'll be returned to your hotel to enjoy the evening at your leisure. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 4 – Gallipoli Tour, Overnight in Canakkale
Pack your belongings as you check out from the hotel for an early start at 06:30 am. Today's journey takes you to Gallipoli, a 5-hour drive from Istanbul. Visit the Kabatepe Museum, Brighton Beach, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, and more. Lunch is included to keep you energized. The day concludes with an overnight stay in Canakkale. (Lunch Included)
Day 5 – Troy and Pergamum Tour, Overnight in Kusadasi
Today, check out from your hotel for an 08:30 am departure. Explore the legendary ancient city of Troy, famous for the Trojan horse. Continue to Pergamum to witness the Red Court and Asclepion on a hilltop, a renowned medical center. Marvel at the Acropolis's impressive remains before heading to Kusadasi. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 6 – Ephesus Tour, Overnight in Kusadasi
Embark on a full-day Ephesus sightseeing tour starting at 09:00 am. Visit The House of the Virgin Mary and the ancient city of Ephesus, where you'll discover remarkable structures like the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Grand Theater. The day ends with a visit to the Temple of Artemis and the Mosque of Isa Bey. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 7 – Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour, Overnight in Pamukkale
Check out from your hotel in Kusadasi as you depart for Pamukkale. Explore the "Cotton Castle" and the ancient city of Hierapolis, with highlights including Cleopatra’s Pool, the Necropolis, the Martyrium, and the Grand Theater. Enjoy a one-hour break for relaxation during the tour. Transfer to your Pamukkale hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Day 8 – Free day in Pamukkale, Overnight by bus to Antalya
Check out after breakfast and transfer to Denizli bus station for a journey to Antalya. Meet our staff at Antalya bus station for a hotel transfer. (Breakfast Included)
Day 9 – Antalya Tour, Overnight in Antalya
Upon arrival in Antalya, you'll be transferred to your hotel before exploring the city's treasures. Visit Perge, Aspendos Theater, and Historical Aqueducts, followed by free time for relaxation or shopping. (Lunch Included)
Day 10 – Antalya
Enjoy a free day in and around Antalya. Explore must-see attractions like Mount Tahtali, Phaselis, Kaleici (Old Town of Antalya), and Antalya Archaeological Museum, or relax on Lara Beach or Konyaalti Beach. In the evening, depart for a night drive to Cappadocia (bus route duration is 10 hours). (Breakfast Included)
Day 11 – Cappadocia Tour 1, Overnight in Cappadocia
Upon arrival in Cappadocia, freshen up at your hotel before embarking on a day of exploration. Visit Devrent Valley, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley), Avanos, Goreme Open Air Museum, and Uchisar. Enjoy an hour of free time to absorb the panoramic views. The tour concludes at 17:00, returning you to your hotel. (Lunch Included)
Day 12 – Cappadocia Tour 2, Overnight in Cappadocia
Explore Red Valley, Rose Valley, Christian Village of Cavusin, Pigeon Valley, Ozkonak Underground City, and Ortahisar Castle. Take a break for lunch and enjoy an hour of free time to relax. The day concludes around 17:00, returning you to your hotel. (Lunch Included)
Optional: Hot air Balloon Tour.
Day 13 – Cappadocia and Bus to Istanbul
Check out after breakfast and spend a free day in Cappadocia. Leave luggage at the hotel until transfer time to the bus station around 7:00 pm (bus route duration is 10 hours). (Breakfast Included)
Day 14 – Istanbul
Upon arrival in Istanbul, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport based on your flight schedule. As your journey with us concludes, we hope exploring Turkey's hidden treasures has exceeded your expectations. Safe travels, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our future time-traveling packages.
PS: Normally, hotel check-in time is at noon. If your room is not ready (in case of early check-in), please leave your suitcases at the hotel's luggage room.
No extra hidden cost..!
Transfers mentioned in the itinerary (regular group transfers)
Local taxes and service charges.
Hotel accommodations on the itinerary according to your selection as 3, 4, or 5 stars.
Meals are mentioned in the itinerary.
Professional English speaking guidance.
(You can ask for other language options for groups).
Entrance fees to the various sites.
Transportation with A/C and nonsmoking coaches.
What’s Not Included
A VISA is needed for Turkey.
Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff, etc.
Harem and Treasure room entrance fees in Topkapi Palace.
Travel Insurance and personal expenses.