Delve into Turkey’s classic and heritage-rich sites on your 7-day journey starting and ending in Istanbul. Enjoy a convenient pickup and travel the Turkish countryside aboard an air-conditioned coach with your expert guide. For anyone interested in a unique and efficient trip to Turkey's cultural highlights, this tour is certainly not to be missed.
Visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, The Nek, and original trenches and tunnels. Next, tour Troy’s acropolis of Pergamum, once a renowned cultural and political center known for its impressive temples and library. A guided tour of Ephesus includes a visit to the Temple of Artemis and the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines and hand-woven carpets. Browse locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the Pamukkale Thermal Pools, used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers, then tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. You’ll travel the Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Museum in Konya along the way. Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, and finish with a trip to Ankara, the nation's capital.
Your tour stops in four centrally located destinations for overnight accommodation and your convenience. Stay overnight in Çanakkale, spend a pair of nights in Kusadasi, one overnight in Pamukkale, and two evenings in Cappadocia. Enjoy plenty of leisure time to discover each city on your own. Meals are simple too, both breakfast and dinner are included at all hotels and time will be set aside for lunch everyday (own expense).