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Classical Turkey

10 days - Escorted Tour

Changes unconfirmed for 2021

Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale - Izmir - Ephesus - Sirince - Pergamum - Canakkale -Gallipoli - Istanbul
Inclusions: 4 and 5 star accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners, entrance fees, services of an English-speaking Tour Guide, transport by air-conditioned coach, hotel luggage handling, local taxes, arrival transfer and set time departure transfer (09.00 and 13.00)* (first and last day only)

* included transfers are from New International Airport only. Arrival or departure transfers from/to Sabiha Gokcen Airport are subject to a surcharge.

2020 EARLY BIRD OFFER: AUD200 per couple Discover More Travel Vouchers when you deposit by 1st April 2020

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
2020
Jan 17, 18
Feb 14, 15
Mar 13, 14, 27, 28
Apr 10, 11, 24, 25;
May 8, 9; 15, 16, 22, 23;
Jun 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26,27;
Jul 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25;
Aug 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22;
Sep 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26;
Oct 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17;
Nov 6, 7;
Dec 25, 26

2021
Jan 15, 16;
Feb 12, 13;
Mar 12, 13, 26, 27;
Apr 9, 10, 23, 24;
May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22;
Jun 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26;
Jul 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25;
Aug 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21;
Sep 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25;
Oct 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 26;
Nov 5, 6;
Dec 24, 25;

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Tour Itinerary (please click here)

Changes unconfirmed for 2021

Day 1 Istanbul
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. This afternoon and evening are free to begin your exploration of this fascinating city.

Stay at
Hotel Kent Old City (4 star)

Day 2 Istanbul (2019)
A full-day, guided city tour of Istanbul’s Old Town includes visits to the former seat of Ottoman power - Topkapi Palace, 12th century Hagia Sophia, the iconic Blue Mosque and Spice Market with its tempting sights and aromas. (B)

Day 2 Istanbul (2020)
A full-day, guided city tour of Istanbul’s Old Town includes visits to the former seat of Ottoman power - Topkapi Palace, 12th century Hagia Sophia, the iconic Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar one of the oldest and largest markets in the world. (B)

Day 3 Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia
After breakfast, depart for Ankara to visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the first President and founder of independent Turkey, and its museum. Continue to Cappadocia for overnight and dinner. (B, D)

Stay at
Burcu Kaya Hotel (4 star) (2019)
Dinler Urgup Hotel (5 star) (2020)

Day 4 Cappadocia
At dawn, you have the opportunity to take an optional balloon ride over Cappadocia. Then enjoy a fascinating, full-day excursion around the volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia, including the Kaymakli underground city, Goreme open-air museum and the natural fortress of Uchisar. Tonight, you will be offered an optional Turkish folklore evening with dinner. (B, L)

Day 5 Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale
Depart early for Pamukkale with a stop en-route to the 13th century Sultanhan Caravanserai and Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya. Continue your journey to Pamukkale for your overnight stay. (B, D)

Stay at
Hotel Doga Thermal (4.5 star) (2019)
Adem Pira Spa Hotel (5 star) (2020)

Day 6 Pamukkale - Izmir
After breakfast your day is devoted to the ancient city of Hierapolis with its magnificent Necropolis and the stunning lime cascades of Pamukkale. This afternoon you will travel to Izmir via Selcuk to visit the remains of the Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (B, D)

Stay at

Kaya Izmir Thermal Hotel (5 star)

Day 7 Izmir - Ephesus - Izmir
Today you will explore spectacular Ephesus, a Greco-Roman city with 2,000 years of history. Visit the city’s historic sites including its magnificient library, theatre and many temples. After lunch of Turkish gozleme in a nomadic tent. Return to Izmir via a stop at the picturesque village of Sirince. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Izmir - Pergamum - Canakkale
This morning's first stop is the ancient Greek city of Pergamum to see the Acropolis. Afterwards, drive to the ruins of Troy, founded 5,000 years ago and famous through the tales of the Trojan War in Homer’s Iliad. Continue to Canakkale where you will overnight. (B, D)

Stay at
Hotel Kolin (4 star)

Day 9 Canakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul
Today you will drive along the Dardanelles Strait to the battlefields of Gallipoli. See the sombre sites of Anzac Cove, the Nek, Lone Pine, Conk Bair and the 57th regiment, then return to Istanbul to stay overnight. (B)

Stay at
Hotel Kent Old City (4 star)

Day 10 Istanbul
Your Classical Turkey tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. (B)

Notes
Friday departures:
Itinerary as per above
Saturday departures:
Clients stay 1 night in Istanbul at the beginning and 2 nights at the end of the tour. The full day Istanbul city tour will be undertaken on the penultimate day of the tour.
The departure transfer operates at set times: 9.00hrs and 13.00hrs.

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