7-Day Turkey Explorer Tour from Istanbul

7-Day Turkey Explorer Tour from Istanbul
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$881.18
Duration: 7 days
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Turkey has so much to offer the traveller, during their vacation, with its breathtaking natural beauty, unique historical sites and the famous Turkish hospitality. You discover as you step foot on the soil that holds intact remains from the Hittites to the Ottomans and more classical Hellenistic sites than Greece! On this Turkey Explorer tour you will explore Cappadocia and will stay at the Cave hotel which is a unique attraction. You will see Pamukkale Calcium terraces, ancient city of Hierepolis and Ephesus.

Day 1: Sunday - Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia (D)
Meet a driver between 6:15am and 6:45am for departure from your hotel in the Taksim area of Istanbul's old city, then begin the drive to the nation's capital, Ankara. Pause to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of Mustafa Ataturk, and continue to Cappadocia for overnight in the Blue Valley Cave Hotel.
 
Day 2: Monday - Goreme, Underground City (B, D)
Today, tour the Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle, and Kaymakli Underground City, where local people once took shelter during dangerous times. At a local village that's famed for carpet making, you'll learn how carpets are woven by hand, and in the evening, you may opt to join an evening of Turkish folklore featuring music and belly dancers. Overnight in Cappadocia at the Blue Valley Cave Hotel.
 
Day 3: Tuesday - Konya, Pamukkale (B, D)
Follow the ancient Silk Road south from Cappadocia, with a stop at Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Museum in Konya. Overnight in Pamukkale at the Colossae Thermal 5-Star Hotel.

Day 4: Wednesday - Pamukkale, Aphrodisias (B, D)
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, where you'll see the Temple of Apollo and sprawling Necropolis, then walk the magnificent travertine terraces of Pamukkale. Drive to Aphrodisias to see the famous Temple of Aphrodite, with an overnight in Kuşadası at the 5-star Suhan 360. 

Day 5: Thursday - Ephesus (B)
Visit one of Turkey's historic highlights at the Ancient City of Ephesus, then see the site of the ruined Temple of Artemis. In the afternoon, browse locally-made leather goods before driving to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kuşadası at the 5-star Suhan 360. 

Day 6: Friday - Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale (B, D)
After breakfast, drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. Visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, whose temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center in its time. Afterward, head to the ancient city of Troy. Overnight in Çanakkale at the Büyük Truva 4-star hotel. 

Day 7: Saturday - Gallipoli Battlefields (B)
After breakfast, visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli, including Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair Memorials, Anzac Cove, and Johnston's Jolly. Finish the day with the drive back to Istanbul, where this tour concludes upon arrival at roughly 7pm.

Turkey has so much to offer the traveller, during their vacation, with its breathtaking natural beauty, unique historical sites and the famous Turkish hospitality. You discover as you step foot on the soil that holds intact remains from the Hittites to the Ottomans and more classical Hellenistic sites than Greece! On this Turkey Explorer tour you will explore Cappadocia and will stay at the Cave hotel which is a unique attraction. You will see Pamukkale Calcium terraces, ancient city of Hierepolis and Ephesus.