Tours & Packages in Turkey

Wonders of Turkey: 11-day Tour incl. Gallipoli & Troy

Tour from just $125pp per day!

This great-value guided holiday covers Turkey's essential wonders in 11 days with a few surprises along the way.

FROM
$1,420PP
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DURATION
10 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected meals
  • Day tours

About this holiday

Read on for the amazing day-by-day itinerary...

East meets West in this Turkish extravaganza exploring the Byzantine and Ottoman past of Istanbul with its colourful street markets and beautiful Blue Mosque. You'll also visit the underground city of Sarhatli, Pamukkale's cotton fortresses and the ruins of Ephesus.

For a full breakdown of this great-value holiday, scroll down to the "itinerary" section below.

Inclusions

DINING

  • 10 buffet breakfasts
  • 5 three-course dinners

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

ANKARA
Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation & Ataturk's Mausoleum

CAPPADOCIA
Visit Pasabagi & the Red Valley and marvel at the underground city of Sarhatli

EPHESUS
Visit the Great Theatre, Library of Celsus, Gymnasium, Temple of Hadrian & House of the Virgin Mary

GALLIPOLI
See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine & Chunnuk Bair Cemeteries

ISTANBUL
Sightseeing includes the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar

KONYA
Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes

PAMUKKALE
See the Cotton Castle springs & the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis

PERGAMON
Visit the Asclepion Centre

TROY
Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see the Wooden Horse replica

OTHER FEATURES

  • Audio Headsets for included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry from Çanakkale to Eceabat
  • Travel Director & separate driver
  • All hotel service charges & tips, baggage fees & local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first & last travel day. Conditions apply

Accommodation

Accommodation includes:

  • Ramada Plaza City Center instanbul
  • Holiday Inn Kavaklidere
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Richmond Thermal
  • Double tree by Hilton Alsansak
  • Buyuk Truva|

Travel dates

Land only pricing:

  • 3-13 Apr 19 $1420 pp twn | $1970 Solo
  • 17-27 Apr 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 1-11 May 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 15-25 May 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 29 May -8 Jun 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 12-22 Jun 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 26 Jun -6 Jul 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 10-20 Jul 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 24 Jul -3 Aug 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 7 -17 Aug 19 $1460 pp twin | $2010 Solo
  • 4 -14 Sep 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 18 -28 Sep 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 2 -12 Oct 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 16 -26 Oct 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 30 Oct -9 Nov 19 $1625 pp twin | $2175 Solo
  • 13 -23 Nov 19 $1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 27 Nov -7 Dec 19 $1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 11 -21 Dec 19 $1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 25 Dec 19 -4 Jan 20 $1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 8 -18 Jan 20 $1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 22 Jan -1 Feb 20 $1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 5 -15 Feb 20 $1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 19 -29 Feb 20 1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 4-14 Mar 20 1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo
  • 18-28 Mar 20 1525 pp twin | $2025 Solo

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Instanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey. In the evening, attend a trip briefing with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers.

Day 2 - Instanbul Sightseeing

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour including a visit to see parts of the Topkapi Palace Museum, the former residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Visit the Hippodrome, once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Visit the Blue Mosque and the world's largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Consider joining a delicious Turkish optional dinner where local cuisine is served along with traditional belly dancing entertainment. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 3 - Istanbul - Ankara

This morning, enjoy free time in the city or consider an Optional Experience Bosphorus cruise and visit to Hagia Sophia. This excursion enjoys views of the strait that separates Asia and Europe and a visit to the church built in the Byzantine capital during the 6th century and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Today, it houses a museum and is known as one of the world's greatest architectural wonders. Early this afternoon, depart for the capital city of Ankara for an overnight stay. (Buffet breakfast; Dinner)

Day 4 - Ankara - Cappadocia

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai featuring artefacts including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artefacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Perhaps take an Optional Experience this evening to see a Whirling Dervish performance with dinner. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 5 - Cappadocia Sightseeing

This morning, travel to Pasabagi and the Red Valley and later stop at a regional rug production centre. This afternoon, you may wish to take an Optional Experience to Göreme and Avanos. Göreme, a historical region of Turkey located among unique rock formations, was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in the region. Afterwards, continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high-quality earthenware. This evening dinner will be served at your hotel. (Buffet breakfast; Dinner)

Day 6 - Cappadocia - Konya

This morning, visit the underground city of Sarhatli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Drive to Konya and visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Later, check into your hotel in Konya and enjoy dinner.(Buffet breakfast; Dinner)

Day 7 - Konya - Pamukkale

Leave Konya and travel to see the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. You will also get to see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. This evening, enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel. (Buffet breakfast; Dinner)

Day 8 - Pamukkale - Ephesus - Izmir

Today, travel to Selçuk and tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore 2,000-year-old marble streets, view a magnificent theatre, see the Library of Celsus, a gymnasium and finally Hadrian's Temple. Then take a short drive from Ephesus to visit St. Mary's stone cottage, where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Arrive later in Izmir. (Buffet breakfast)

Day 9 - Izmir - Pergamon - Troy - Canakkale

Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to Troy with a recreation of its famous mythical wooden horse. This town is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War as well as a place where many cities are built on top of each other. Continue to Çanakkale for the night with dinner served at your hotel.(Buffet breakfast; Dinner)

Day 10 - Canakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many WWI battles. Visit poignant Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. Enjoy a last night in Istanbul with your travel companions after this comprehensive trip through Turkey. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 11 - Depart Instanbul

This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to the airport. Conditions apply. (Buffet breakfast)

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