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From the legends of Troy to ancient Greek cities, on this in-depth voyage through Turkey you will visit the sites where history happened. See the fairy-tale landscape of Cappadocia and famous Pamukkale Hot Springs. Taste traditional Turkish cuisine and shop at Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar.

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11 Days, 9 Nights: Izmir, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Cappadocia, Ankara, Istanbul

Instant Savings $200 discount when you book by June 23

Small-Group Tour Includes hotels, daily breakfast and 8 meals, tour guide, driver, admission fees, and airport transfers

Upgrade to Private Tour for $645 You pick your departure dates with select trip upgrades and personalizations

 

Highlights

(*UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

  • Kusadasi
  • Ancient City of Ephesus*
  • Carpet Weaving School
  • Leather Production Center
  • Winery
  • Pamukkale Hot Springs*
  • Hierapolis Ancient City*
  • Old Town of Antalya
  • Cable Car Ride
  • Ancient Perge
  • Konya City
  • Konya Mevlana Museum (Whirling Dervishes)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Devrent Valley
  • Love Valley
  • Avanos
  • Pottery Making Atelier
  • Goreme & Rock Sites of Cappadocia*
  • Uchisar Castle
  • Ankara City Tour
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
  • Augustus Temple
  • Istanbul City Tour
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul*
  • Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia
  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque)
  • Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts
  • Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square)
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Camlica Hill
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Bosporus Dinner Cruise

Suleymaniye Mosque

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons

Pamukkale Hot Spring


Antalya Harbor, Turkey

Celsus Library, Ephesus

Coliseum, Perge


9 Night Accommodation

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Deluxe Private Tour +$820
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: North America Departure

Depart from your North America airport to fly to Izmir. Night on board the aircraft.

*If your flight departs in the early morning hours, you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day i.e. early Friday morning means Thursday night!

Day 2: Arrive Izmir, Turkey

Upon arrival into Izmir, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

*Hotel check-in time is generally 4 pm or later. If your flight arrives in the early morning (e.g. midnight or 7 am) we suggest you add a pre-tour hotel night during booking for a well-deserved rest before starting your tour.

🛏️  1 Nights in Izmir 🍴 Meals: Dinner

Day 3: Ancient Ephesus

After breakfast proceed to Pamukkale. Enroute visit Kusadasi, Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian and Temple of Artemis, and the vast Great Theater. Walk through the excavated ruins in Ephesus, Carpet weaving school, Leather Production Center & Local winery.

🛏️ 1 night in Pamukkale 🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Pamukkale Hot Springs, Hierapolis Ancient City

After breakfast, check-out and travel to Antalya. Enroute visit Pamukkale Hot Springs and travertines; terraces of mineral carbonates left by flowing water. Enjoy a therapeutic hot spring soak. These hot springs have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC. Visit ancient artifacts at Hierapolis Ancient City. Hierapolis-Pamukkale is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Arrive Antalya, visit the Old Town.

🛏️ 2 nights in Antalya 🍴Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Ancient Perge Excusion, Cable Car Ride

Excursion to Perge, one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region. Enter by passing through the arch of the Roman Gate to be greeted by an amphitheater, the Hellenistic Gate (quite well preserved) and richly decorated remains of the city wall, and much more.

Ride the Cable Car, to see a spectacular skyline of Antalya and enjoy fresh air with the scent of pine trees.

🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Konya Excusion & Whirling Dervishes

Check-out & drive to Cappadocia. Enroute stop at Konya to explore famous local foods. Visit Konya Mevlana Museum – school of whirling dervishes.

🛏️ 2 nights in Cappadocia 🍴Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Hot Air Balloon & Valley Of Fairy Chimneys

This morning, enjoy your hot air balloon excursion over Cappadocia. Your balloon silently glides over the sublime hills and valleys of Cappadocia giving a true sense of the region’s fairytale terrain. The Rock Sites of Cappadocia are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue with your full day tour. Visit Devrent Valley – unique fairy-chimneys, Love Valley – mushroom-shaped pinnacles, Avanos that rests on the banks of the longest river in Turkey, pottery making Atelier, Göreme Open Air Museum & Uchisar.

🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Ankara Day Tour

After breakfast, check-out and drive to Ankara (about 3.5 hours). On arrival, proceed for a city tour of Ankara, visiting several historic sites. Explore the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Discover remains from the Stone and Neolithic ages and venture into the past with your guide to learn about the Hittites, Phygians and Uratians; and uncover the history of the Citadel of Ankara and Ataturk Mausoleum.

Visit Temple of Augustus & walk by Kızılay neighborhood.

🛏️ 1 night in Ankara 🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Istanbul City Tour

Check-out and transfer to the airport to fly to Istanbul.

On arrival, proceed for a half-day tour of the old city of Istanbul. Discover the best of Historic Areas of Istanbul (UNESCO World Heritage Site).  Visit Topkapi Palace, the ornate residence of the sultans of the past. Stroll to the timeless Hagia Sophia mosque, the pride and glory of Byzantine architecture. Take in the structure’s imposing façade, matched only by the grandeur of its towering vaulted ceilings within. Visit Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Visit the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) that is famous for its architecture as well as its blue tiles and then the Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), where chariot races were held.

🛏️ 2 night in Istanbul 🍴 Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Istanbul Cultural Immersion

Visit Dolmabahce Palace and Camlica Hill. Explore Süleymaniye Mosque and walk through its vast airy interior while keeping an eye out for some of the finest examples of calligraphy in the city. Head to the adjacent gardens for a chance to appreciate the stunning vistas of the Golden Horn. Continue to Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar, wander through this captivating marketplace with your guide and take in the myriad of sights, flavors, and aromas from the stalls selling fragrant herbs, spices and decadent treats.

Enjoy a Bosphorous dinner cruise with a Turkish folk music and dance show.

🍴 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Depart Istanbul

Check out. Transfer to the Istanbul International Airport (IST) for your flight home.

*Hotel check-out time is generally around 11 am. If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding a post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well-rested before your flight home.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast


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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination Premium Class  Deluxe Class 
Kusadasi
Pamukkale
Antalya
Cappadocia
Ankara
Istanbul
* Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Accommodation Classification

  • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 4 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour Hotel Add-on and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider a pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.   The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Premium Small Group (Land Only)

Year
  • Tour Dates
  • Saturday -Tuesday
Premium Hotel
2022
  • Oct 8 – Oct 18
  • Oct 22 - Nov 1
$2,280 $2,480 + Air
2022
  • Nov 5 - Nov 1
  • Nov 12 – Nov 22
$2,560 $2,760 + Air
2022
  • Dec 3 – Dec 13
  • Dec 10 - Dec 20
$2,560 $2,760 + Air

Small Group Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Required add-on: domestic airfare Ankara-Istanbul. Indicative fare from $75, actual price available at tour booking.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ This tour operates with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 guests
  • ‣ Tour departure confirmation 70 days prior to departure

Private Tours (Land Only. Choose Your Dates)

Year Tour Dates Premium Deluxe
2022 June 1 – Sep 30 $3,010 $3,210 + Air $3,290 $3,490 + Air
2022 Oct 1-31 $2,925 $3,125 + Air $3,100 $3,300 + Air
2022 Nov 1 - Dec 21 $3,305 $3,505 + Air $3,480 $3,680 + Air
2022 Dec 22 – Jan 3, 2023 Please Call Please Call
2023 Jan 4 – Mar 31 $3,305 $3,505 + Air $3,480 $3,680 + Air
 
Private Tour Price Details
  • ‣ Required add-on: domestic airfare Ankara-Istanbul. Indicative fare from $75, actual price available at tour booking.
  • ‣ Daily departures.
  • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • ‣ Seasonal surcharges may apply during applicable major holidays. 2022 surcharge dates: Jan 1-10, April 16-24, Dec 22-31 and major holidays.
  • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is Izmir (Adnan Menderes Airport).
  • ‣ The nearest departure airport is IST (Istanbul Airport).
  • ‣ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • ‣ Private Airport Transfers
  • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
  • ‣ Daily Breakfasts and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
  • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
  • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary
  • ‣ Cappadocia Hot-Air Balloon

Exclusions

  • ‣ Air Fare
  • ‣ Travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • Visa Fee
  • ‣ Personal Expenses
  • ‣ Gratuity

Deposit

  • ‣ A deposit of 30% of the land tour price is due within 5 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 60 days prior to the departure date.
  • ‣ The airfare is due upon flight booking.
  • ‣ Monthly installment plan is available - please inquire.

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Optional Add-Ons

  • ‣ Pre-tour hotel night
  • ‣ Post-tour hotel night

Suggested Gratuity

  • ‣ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • ‣ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • ‣ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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