Magical Turkey Tour

Join in a fascinating exploration of Turkey, where ancient history and rich mythology meet the turquoise waters in the Aegean coast and bright blue skies of the Mediterranean region. Led by GuideOmer, the trip covers the highlights while also inviting the fortunate discoveries. Take in the art and ruins at each Greco-Roman sights and expect to learn and have fun a lot. Begin on the European part with Istanbul and its the world-famous Topkapi Palace, followed by the charming town of Izmir and the nearby ancient archeological sites of Ephesus and Hierapolis. Travel by modern motor coach to the Phrygian Valleys of King Midas known for its unique monuments and turkish traditional villages. Admire at all the ancient artifacts in the Anatolian Civilizations Museums in Ankara. Try your hand at pottery making at one of the Avanos art galleries in Cappadocia. Enjoy your tour on the Mediterranean turquoise coast of Antalya. Explore the most picturesque ancient sites of Pamphylian coast line…

Activity Level

Moderate

Comfort Level

Deluxe or Uncommon Hotels

Best Time of Year

Ideal (MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT)

Not Recommended (DEC, JAN, FEB)

TOUR DURATION

11 days

Day-by-Day Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul
Met by GuideOmer and transferred to your hotel in the old city. Tonight join the welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (D)
 
Day 2: Istanbul
Tour Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and St. Sophia. Then explore the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
 
Day 3 : Istanbul – Izmir
Visit the Underground Cistern and cruise on the Bosphorus strait. Then head to the airport for the Izmir flight. Overnigh in Izmir. (B)
 
Day 4: Izmir – Pamukkale
Explore Ephesus ruins, then travel to Hierapolis ancient city, and plus enjoy the limestones in Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B)
 
Day 5: Pamukkale – Ankara
Travel to Phrygian Valleys to admire at the King Midas mound and Gordion ancient site. Plus its museum. Overnight in Ankara. (B)
 
Day 6: Ankara – Cappadocia
Enjoy the Anatolian Civilizations Museum this morning; en route to visit all Hattusas sites, and then travel to Cappadocia to explore Kaymakli ancient underground city. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)
 
Day 7: Cappadocia
Today’s visits to Goreme Open-Air Museum, Uchisar, Zelve, Urgup and Avanos. Probably, the highlight of the day will be optional the hot air balloon flight tour over the volcanic landscapes. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B)
 
Day 8: Cappadocia – Konya
Today’s explorations are the Acemhoyuk mound and Sultanhani Caravanserai en route to Konya. Later the day, visit to the mystic Mevlana museum and ancient Alaaddin hill area. Overnight in Konya. (B)
 
Day 9: Konya – Antalya
Depart for the Mediterranean coastal region through the spectacular Taurus mountains. Then visit the Antalya archeological museum. Overnight in Antalya. (B)
 
Day 10: Antalya
A relaxing and enjoyable day on the Mediterranean beautiful beach hotel. Perhaps another exploring day to the Pamphylian sites of Perge, Aspendos and Side. Or design your day. Tonight the farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Antalya. (B,D)
 
Day 11: Return Home
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Antalya airport. Safe and nice trip back home. (B)
 

Includings

Transfers, Ferries, Best available hotels, Modern Vehicles, All admissions’ fees, the meals as indicated in the tour program, all taxes, all tolls, all parking fees, and the professional official guiding throughout the tour itinerary.
 

Excludings

The personal expenses, the international flight tickets, the domestic flight tickets, the other optional shows and tours which are not mentioned in the tour program, and any gratuities to the drivers and the guides are not included.
 

Pricings

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occurancy
11 days from $8,245 per person
Single supplement $2,745
Limited to 18 guests
Guaranted departures with just Two Guests
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