Starting from: € 979.00
Welcome to Turkey! Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel.
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul city tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to experience The Bosphorus Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of Bosphorus, which is connecting Asia to Europe . The rest of the evening is your to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel/hostel and join your group and depart for Canakkale. The group will arrive in Eceabat at noon and begin the fully guided Gallipoli tour. Visiting Kabatepe Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston 's Jolly, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand memorial. During the tour there will be a lunch break. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive in Canakkale . Overnight in Canakkale.
After breakfast we depart for the ancient city of Troy. Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological diggings from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870's to the present day and on going. Nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to 3500 B.C. After Troy we will depart for Kusadasi, late arrival in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi / Selcuk.
We depart at 10:00 and we visit one of the best-preserved ruins in the world ' Ephesus . We tour this amazing site and wonder at the people who built and walked through this ancient city. We will also visit the House of Virgin Mary (supposedly where St. John brought her to live out her final days). After the tour, we will visit a carpet-weaving centre, which belongs to the national arts of Turkey . In the evening, as being one of our optional activities, you will have the chance to experience the traditional Turkish bath. Kusadasi / Selcuk
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region. We then arrive at Pamukkale for lunch. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Transfer to Bodrum. The day is yours. You do not have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tour and many more. Overnight in Bodrum.
At 10:00 We will launch the tour to visit the Castle of St. Peter, the symbol of Bodrum. The Crusader castle was built by the Knights of St. John between 1402 and 1409. After being defeated in Smyrna (The ancient name of Izmir ), the Knights came to Halikarnassos and began the construction of the castle. Today on the walls of the castle you can see lots of stones from Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. 12:00 See what is left of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum. Today you can see the cleared platform and some of the finds from the magnificent Mausoleum. The stones were used for the construction of the castle and some parts of the tomb are exhibited at the British Museum in London, England. 13:00 Visit the ancient theater The Theatre is located on the hillside overlooking Bodrum. The hillside theater that dates from the 4th century BC was built to seat 5.000 people. When rediscovered, it was not in very good condition and therefore has been recently restored. The view of the town from there is beautiful. Overnight in Bodrum
The day is yours. You do not have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you have to choose from. These include Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tour and many more. Over night in Bodrum
At 08:30 we depart for Köycegiz. There we board a boat and cruise across Lake Köycegiz where we will have numerous opportunities to swim. We head for Turtle Beach, where the Aegean and Mediterranean meet and have a traditional Turkish lunch. On our return journey back to Köycegiz we visit the mud-bath to cover ourselves in MUCK, before jumping in the natural thermal springs. After the cruise we take a short bus trip to our night stop in Koycegiz / Dalyan.
Today you do not have to wake up early. The day is yours. Enjoy the sunshine With its unspoilt scenery and fascinating Lycian history, this part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast is the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday. Over night bus to Cappadocia
Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country "Katpatuka," (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Our guided tour will start at 09:30 and cover Avcilar, Pigeon Valley , Göreme Open Air Museum , Dervent Valley, Uçhisar Castle and the pottery village of Avanos. If you want to join our optional activity of Ballooning, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Over night in Cappadocia.
For more information about hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia click HERE.
We depart at 09:30 for one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia - Derinkuyu Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. Overnight bus to Istanbul.
We recommend you take the chance to drift through the beautiful valleys of Cappadocia in a hot air balloon at sunrise.
Check in the hotel and the rest of day is yours and explore the city, shop in Grand bazaar, Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar, Taksim District, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul. It has nice bars, restaurants, cafés and cinemas, being host to a street which is the centre of the Turkish Film Industry.
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Tours4Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Tours4Turkey.