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Essential Turkey

10 days - Private Tour

Istanbul – Cappadocia – Kusadasi – Pamukkale – Canakkale – Istanbul

Includes: 9 nights in 4 star hotel accommodation, 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches, English-speaking local guides, guided tours of Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus, entrance fees, transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver throughout sightseeing tours, economy class flights including taxes between Istanbul-Kayseri and Kayseri-Izmir, arrival and departure transfers.

Departs daily: Nov 2019 - Dec 2020


Tour Itinerary (please click here)

DAY 1 Istanbul
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening is free to begin your exploration of this fascinating city.
Levni Hotel & SPA (4 star)

DAY 2 Istanbul
Today you will enjoy a full day tour of Istanbul. Start at Topkapi Palace and wind around the city exploring great mosques and tasting authentic Turkish cuisine. End your day at the famous Grand Bazaar to peruse the labyrinth tunnels with countless stores selling all kinds of things from heavy woven rugs to sweet Turkish delight. BL

DAY 3 Istanbul
After breakfast, head out again to explore even more of this city. Start your day with tantalizing smells at the Spice Bazaar, then cruise down the Bosphorus to see how Istanbul is split over two continents, Asia and Europe. Then continue on to visit Maiden Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace and more. BL

DAY 4 Istanbul – Cappadocia
Take a morning flight to Kayseri, before a full day of touring the incredible natural landscapes of this fairytale city. Visit Devrent Valley and Pasabagi, then drive to Avanos, an area famous for crafting pottery since ancient times. After, proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries. BL
Kapadokya Lodge (4 star)

DAY 5 Cappadocia
Visit Rose Valley and its famous rock- cut churches, visit Cavusin, an old Greek village, and see the storage caves at Ortahısar Castle. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli Underground City and walk the narrow tunnels where early Christians lived. On the way back visit Panoramic Pigeon Valley. BL

DAY 6 Cappadocia – Kusadasi
Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Izmir, then continue to Kusadasi for the night. This lively port city is full of great bars and seafood restaurants to explore at leisure this evening. B
Marina Hotel (4 star)

DAY 7 Kusadasi – Ephesus – Pamukkale
Depart this morning for Ephesus, an ancient city so well preserved you can still wander along its 2,000 year old marble streets. Explore the city’s many historic temples, including the Temple of Artemis, and the Virgin Mary’s House. Continue on to Pamukkale where the rest of your day is at leisure. BL
Colossae Thermal Hotel (4 star)

DAY 8 Pamukkale – Canakkale
This morning you’ll visit the lime cascades and thermal pools of Pamukkale, one of Turkey’s natural wonders. After, explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, with its magnificent Necropolis. BL
Akol Oteli (4 star)

DAY 9 Canakkale – Galippoli – Istanbul
Today, drive to Galipolli and to visit the memorials ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, and Chunuk Bair. Then continue to Istanbul for your final night in Turkey. BL
Levni Hotel & SPA (4 star)

DAY 10 Istanbul
Your tour ends with a departure airport transfer for your onward journey. B

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