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7-Day Turkey Explorer Tour from Istanbul

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    Day 1: Ankara, Cappadocia

    Stop At: Anitkabir, Mebusevleri Mh. Akdeniz Caddesi Yucetepe, Ankara 06570 Turkey
    Pick up between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim and depart from Istanbul for the nation's capital, Ankara, to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Gul Konaklari or similar hotel in Cappadocia

    Day 2: Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar

    Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme Turkey
    Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Gul Konaklari or similar hotel in Cappadocia

    Day 3: Underground City, Konya

    Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Konya Turkey
    This morning we visit and explore Kaymakli underground city. Then leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum and Alaeddin Mosque.

    Overnight Konya
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel or similar hotel in Konya.

    Day 4: Sagalassos, Pamukkale

    Stop At: Sagalassos, Sakaraca Mahallesi 15800 Ağlasun/Burdur, Aglasun Turkey
    Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list.

    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar hotel in Pamukkale

    Day 5: Pamukkale

    Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
    Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar hotel in Kusadasi.

    Day 6: Ephesus

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Our tour concludes with the arrival to Istanbul at approximately 7 pm.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar hotel in Kusadasi

    Day 7: Pergamum, Troy

    Stop At: Ruins of Pergamum, 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama Turkey
    Step back in time today as we visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We continue on and visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse. Overnight Canakkale

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Canakkale Special Class MD Barbaros Hotel or similar hotel in Canakkale.

    Day 8: Gallipoli

    Stop At: Gallipoli Battlefield, Eceabat Turkey
    After breakfast, we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul. The tour ends on arrival back into Istanbul.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Cankurtaran Mah. Akbıyık Cad, Cankurtaran, Terbıyık Sk. No:3, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim and depart from Istanbul for the nation's capital, Ankara.
    Please advise us of your hotel details if you wish to be picked up.
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    8 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
    • Entrance fees
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Entry/Admission - Anitkabir
    • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
    • Entry/Admission - Sagalassos
    • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Ruins of Pergamum
    Exclusions
    • Suggested optional activities
    • Tips - driver and guide
    • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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