10 Days Wonders of Turkey Tour to Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi and Cappadocia. it is a great way to ensure you see all the most memorable and beautiful sites in Turkey.
- Cities to see: Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia
- See the colorful frescoes of the cave churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum
- 10 days tour of Turkey’s classic sights from Istanbul with an expert guide.
- Visit Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Upgrade to see aerial views of Cappadocia’s lunar landscape from a hot air balloon.
- Explore spectacular Ephesus, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved Greco-Roman city.
- Admire the snow-white, calcified rock terraces of Pamukkale.
What to Expect
Day 1 – Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul International Airport, We will meet you at the airport pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour
After breakfast depart from Hotel for Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour ; City Walls , the old Istanbul peninsula is surrounded by the old walls like a triangle. The walls, with a lenght of around 22 km, date back to the 5th century during the Roman era.
To Golden Horn by bus , approximately 8 km long, narrow horn shape divides the European shore into two. Since it is a natural port, Byzantine and Ottoman Navies and those interested in commercial shipping gathered there. At sunset the water’s colour turns into gold and today the shores are surrounded by pleasant parks and walking paths.
Spice Bazaar(Egyptian Bazaar), the second biggest closed bazaar of Istanbul. It was named Valide Bazaar when it was first founded but it was named the Mısır Çarşısı(The Egyptian Bazaar), due to the many types od spice sold there, it is known as the Spice Bazaar by foreign tourists. Beside spices and natural herbs, describing Spice Market, it is always possible to find various kinds of fresh dried fruit.
Boat trip on the Bosphorus, an amazing cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus that connects Black Sea with Marmara Sea and seperates Asia and Europe, is the apple of the World with its unique natural beauty. The Asian and European shores of the Bosphorus are embellished with beautiful waterside residences.
End of tour transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 – Istanbul in One Day Tour
08:45 am pick up from your hotel and depart for the tour. Visiting, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 – Istanbul to Gallipoli ( Gallipoli Tour )
Departure from Istanbul very early in the morning. Arrival in Gallipoli after 5.5 hours drive. Visiting Kabatepe Museum, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston`s Jolly (Turkish & Allied trenches & tunnels) The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 5 – Troy & Pergamum ( Arrival in Kusadası )
08:00 am depart to Kusadasi (6 hours drive). Our first stop is Troy. Visiting this famous archaeological and mythological site, home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy”. After the tour, continue to Pergamum Acropolis. Visit Athena and Trojan Temples, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Dionysos, Gymnasium of Youth, Odeon, Library, Agora, Great Theatre and Roman Bath. After the tour drive to Kusadasi (3 hours). Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 – Pamukkale Tour
08:00 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour. Visiting Pamukkale “Cotton Castle”, once known as Hierapolis, famous for healing thermal/ mineral baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified waterfalls”. After lunch, visiting Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil`s Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. After return back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 – Ephesus Tour
09:15 am pick up from hotel and depart for the tour. Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Library of Celsus and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago. Our last stop is House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. Return back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Transfer to Airport. Fly to Cappadocia. Transfer to hotel in Cappadocia Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 8 – Cappadocia North/Red Tour
We take you with our professional tour guide and driver in the morning. Tour start from Devrent valley ( Imagination Valley), spectacular fairy chimneys and beautiful landscapes. After Devrent Valley, we will visit Pasabag( known as monk valley) where double and triple headed rock formation. Lunch at Avanos, famous for pottery and Red river ( Kızılırmak). After lunch, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum which heart of Cappadocia. Goreme open air museum famous for wall painting dates back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The last stop will be Uchisar castle, natural and one of the biggest mass fairy chimney of the region. After the tour transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9 – Cappadocia South/Green Tour
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and tour start from Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest underground city of the region. After Derinkuyu, you will explore Ihlara valley and Melendez river. Ihlara is famous hiking place of the region. After 4 km hiking lunch over Melendiz river. You will taste local foods, cooked by local peoples. The last place is Selime cathedral, wonderful and huge fairy chimney. After the tour transfer to airport. Fly back to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 – GoodBye!
Pick up from your hotel transfer to Airport. End of Service.o
Services Included for Tour
9 Nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
All Domestic Flights
Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee
Lunch at the local restaurant during the tours
All hotel pick-up services for tours from/to hotel mentioned in the itinerary
All transfers from/to airport and your hotel mentioned in the itinerary
All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries
All local taxes and services
Tips and gratuities
Drinks at lunchoooo