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Time7 days (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

Explore the historical attractions in Turkey during this 7-day Turkey tour that begins and ends in Istanbul. You will traverse Istanbul with an expert guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the poignant battlegrounds of Gallipoli, the mesmerizing Roman-Greco remnants of Ephesus, and the other-worldly geology in Cappadocia. Along the way stop at Pamukkale to marvel at the cream colored rock plateaus, take a dip in the hot Hierapolis natural springs and discover the history of Troy. Enjoy the peace of mind of six nights accommodation and daily breakfast and dinner meals, all included and planned for your convenience.
  • 7-day tour of Turkey’s classic sights from Istanbul with an expert guide
  • Visit the WWI sites of the Gallipoli Peninsula, including Anzac Cove
  • Explore spectacular Ephesus, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved Greco-Roman city
  • Marvel at the fairy chimneys, cave churches and underground labyrinths of Cappadocia
  • Admire the snow-white, calcified rock terraces of Pamukkale
  • Witness the ancient ruins of Troy, Hierapolis and Acropolis of Pergamum
  • Enjoy six nights of 4- and 5-star accommodation, with included breakfast and dinner
Delve into Turkey’s classic and heritage rich sites on your 7-day journey starting and ending in Istanbul. Enjoy a convenient pickup and travel the Turkish countryside aboard an air-conditioned coach with your expert guide.  For anyone interested in a unique and efficient trip to Turkey's cultural highlights, this tour is certainly not to be missed.

Your tour stops in four centrally located destinations for overnight accommodation and your convenience. Stay overnight in Çanakkale, spend a pair of nights in Kusadasi, one overnight in Pamukkale, and two evenings in Cappadocia. Enjoy plenty of leisure time to discover each city on your own. Meals are simple too, both breakfast and dinner are included at all hotels and time will be set aside for lunch everyday (own expense).

See the Itinerary for details on each day of your tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul — Gallipoli — Çanakkale ( D)Start your tour in the early morning with a pickup from your hotel in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district or at a central meeting point in Sultanahmet. Settle into your air-conditioned coach as you drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula, the scene of one of World War I’s deadliest campaigns.

In 1915, the Allies attacked Gallipoli to capture Constantinople, now Istanbul, in a bid to help struggling Russian forces. The failed mission is believed to have cost 100,000 lives and is commemorated by memorials at the major battle sites. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Cemetery and Memorial, and see Anzac Cove, the Nek and Johnston’s Jolly. In the evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel in nearby Çanakkale.

Overnight: 4-star Iris hotel in Çanakkale
Day 2: Çanakkale —Troy — Kusadasi (B, D)After breakfast, head to the site of ancient Troy, famed as the location of the Trojan War in the 2nd century BC, as described in Greek mythology and in the epic poem, Iliad, by Homer. Take a fascinating guided tour of the UNESCO-listed remains and view the replica Trojan horse, as your guide reveals how the war was sparked by the love of the Trojan prince, Paris, for Zeus’ daughter, Helen.

After lunch (own expense), continue to Bergama Acropolis (Pergamum Acropolis), an ensemble of theaters, temples and palaces that once made up a thriving, ancient Greek capital. Afterward, arrive at your hotel in Kusadasi, your base for the next two nights, and unwind over dinner.
Overnight: 4-star Tatlises hotel in Kusadasi
Day 3: Kusadasi — Ephesus — Kusadasi (B, D)Following breakfast, make your way to Ephesus, probably Europe’s best-preserved Greco-Roman city. View the site of the now long-crumbled Temple of Artemis, and then walk around the partially rebuilt streets of Ephesus itself. Wonder at the extraordinary Library of Celsus and follow in the footsteps of the long-ago residents around the columned streets, shops and theater.

Enjoy a break for lunch (own expense) and join your guide for a visit to the former Greek village of Şirince, a charming 19th-century settlement of traditional houses that's famed for its wines. After a visit to a carpet-weaving workshop, return to your Kusadasi hotel.

Overnight: 4-star Tatlises hotel in Kusadasi
Day 4: Kusadasi — Pamukkale and Hierapolis (B, D)After breakfast, visit one of Kusadasi’s renowned leather factories to see some of the area’s beautiful, handmade leather goods. Turkey is a leading producer of leatherware, and the factory showcases some of Kusadasi's finest leather products, such as bags, sandals and purses. Browse the finely sewn, handcrafted goods and perhaps buy some as souvenirs or gifts.

Following lunch (own expense), drive to Pamukkale to admire its cotton-candy-like, calcified rock terraces, dotted with milky turquoise pools. Wander over to the neighboring archaeological gem of Hierapolis, a UNESCO-listed cluster of ruins dating from the 2nd-century BC. Seize the chance to swim in the city's hot springs once used by toga-clad Romans. Waft through the reputedly therapeutic waters, taking care not to bump into the submerged Roman pillars that still stand in the pools.

Overnight: 5-star Colossae Thermal hotel in Pamukkale
Day 5: Pamukkale — Silk Road — Konya — Cappadocia (B, D)Following breakfast at your hotel, relish the views as you trace a fascinating stretch of road that was once the ancient Silk Road, the aeons-old route once followed by caravan trails between Anatolia’s silk-making regions. Nowadays, the most prominent reminders of the caravans that passed along here are the kervansarays (caravan palaces) along the way. Visit one of the best preserved — Sultanhani Caravanserai — and stop in the town of Konya for lunch (own expense). Afterward, visit the town's Mevlana Museum, dedicated to the Muslim poet Mevla Celaddiini-Rum.

On arrival in Cappadocia, check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner. Alternatively, choose to attend an optional folklore evening (own expense) featuring live belly dancing, folk music and unlimited drinks.

Overnight: 4-star Stone Concept hotel in Cappadocia
Day 6: Cappadocia — Göreme Open-Air Museum — Underground City (B, D)After breakfast, enjoy a full day exploring the surreally beautiful landscapes of Cappadocia, dotted with bizarre fairy chimneys, strange rock formations and cave houses. Meet your guide and visit the awe-inspiring Göreme Open-Air Museum — a collection of rock churches and monasteries carved and decorated in Byzantine times.

After lunch (own expense) in Göreme, drive through a valley crowded with Cappadocia's famous fairy chimneys and other weird and wonderful rock pinnacles, cliffs and peaks. Then, explore Kaymaklı Underground City: descending into a maze of once-inhabited subterranean passages, chambers and cellars. Return to your Cappadocia hotel in the evening and enjoy dinner.

Overnight: 4-star Stone Concept hotel in Cappadocia
Day 7: Cappadocia – Ankara – Istanbul (B)Check out of your hotel after breakfast, and board your coach to Ankara, Turkey’s vibrant capital. Enjoy lunch (own expense) in the city and head inside Anıtkabir — the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey. Browse the interesting Atatürk memorabilia inside the museum to learn about this revered and all-powerful dictator.

Later, drive back to Istanbul where your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your Sultanahmet hotel or the original departure point in Sultanahmet.

Reviews

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J
, Nov 2017

Wonderful trip! A lot of ground to cover in 7 days but a perfect way to see Turkey. Ephesus and Cappadocia the highlights for me. Make sure to take the balloon trip :

C
, Oct 2017

We absolutely love this tour. We recommend additional activities like Turkish show. We did not like hamam very much but it was okay for experience. Our balloon tour was canceled due to weather condition, but definitely it would worth to do it. Our tour guide was Asli. She did extremely good job, she was professional and entertaining. Thank you FEZ TRAVEL! 7 days passed like one day.

M
, Sep 2017

This is the best way to have a quick look over the most magnificent places in Turkey. The tourist guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the places and the culture. The price is very reasonable too. The only drawback is that there was a lot of time spending on the road. I think this is inevitable if you want to cover so many things in a short time. A Highly recommended sightseeing tour in Turkey.

s
, Jul 2017

It was a great tour of popular sites in Turkey by air-conditioned bus at a reasonable price. Long bus rides on a few days but quite comfortable. Optional tours are good but you need to plan for them in your budget since they will add up. Pamukale was a little disappointing only a part of it being open and it was an extremely hot and sunny day. We skipped Ankara due to a possible road block for a demonstration. Our guide Ahmet was fun and knowledgeable.

C
, Jul 2017

This tour was great value for money. Good length of time. Local driver and guide very friendly. Mini bus was air conditioned. Nice small group of 12. Actual order of sights sometimes varied from the printed itinerary but got to see everything. Hotels were mostly excellent all things considered.

S
, May 2017

I just returned from this amazing trip which was organized by Fez Travel. I thought that the company would cheap out on the hotels and food, given the unbelievably low rate, but I was pleasantly surprised. All the hotels were 4-5 stars and were very centrally located. We stayed at water front properties at Canakale and Kusadasi with amazing views. The resort at Pammukale had a thermal pool and mud bath, all complimentary. The breakfasts and dinners were literally lavish buffets! Lunch options provided by the tour guides were also extremely affordable and filling 20 TRY max for all-you-can-eat buffet. The tour guides were good, but a little sad about the decline in tourism. Nonetheless, I had a blast. It was the perfect time to go as i didn't experience any crowds, long lines, and the weather was beautiful! It turned out to be one of the most memorable trips ever. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour. The value for money is too good to be true! You can't pull this kind of a tour on your own, that too in this kind of budget. Stop thinking, start booking!

H
, Feb 2017

This trip was absolutely incredible. My husband and I had such a nice time seeing Turkey with Funda Akin as our guide. Funda was very knowledgeable and always had an answer for every question she did an awesome job giving us the history of all the sites. The hotels were great, I especially loved staying in Kusadasi and Cappadocia. Kusadasi is on the coast line with lots of cafes and things to do. In Cappadocia we stayed in a cave hotel, it was beautiful. I really enjoyed visiting all the Roman ruin sites and especially loved seeing the calcium travertines in Pamukkale. The breakfasts and dinners were great, i really enjoyed all the food - i am definitely going to miss the big breakfasts with olives, cheese, yogurt, jam, turkish coffee, etc. I highly recommend this tour, it was an experience that I will never forget.

R
, Nov 2016

My wife and I are not big fans of organized tours but the 7 day Turkey Classics tour was a fantastic experience that we would highly recommend to other travelers. Our guide, Ahmet, was funny, knowledgeable, and truly cared that we had the best experience possible. The van, the hotels and the food were all top notch. We were in Turkey in late October when the US State Department had issued travel warnings about possible terrorist activity. We felt completely safe and comfortable on this tour.

D
, Oct 2016

We would definitely recommend this tour with Fez agency. They were well organized, great hotels, lovely personel. Our driver qnd tour guide were fantastic and we had so mucg fun. Turkey's tourism is suffering as a result of airport assault and coup earlier this year which meant fewer tourists at keu sites good for us not for Turkish economy. There is absolutely no reasonto avoid travel to Turkey. We felt very safe.

J
, Sep 2016

For the money you can't beat this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The hotels were adequate and the meals were good.


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