Golden Circle Turkey Tour - 11 days

Golden Circle Turkey Tour - 11 days
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$1588.24
Duration: 11 days
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Description

This tour visits the most popular places of Turkey located on West and Central Turkey. You start exploring Turkey with Istanbul and drive to South by visiting Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus on West coast. The tour continue to inland of Asia Minor by visiting Pamukkale and Cappadocia at the end. This is a combined tour with land transport provided by comfortable A/C vehicles.

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul: Transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour: Topkapi Palace (Harem section is extra),Caferaga Madrasah, The Hippodrome Square. After lunch, Blue Mosque, St.Sophia Museum, Million Stone, and Cemberlitas (Burnt Column). Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 3:Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise: Dolmabahce Palace, Yıldız Royal Garden and Bosphorus Cruise by public boat. Accommodation in Istanbul (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 4: Departure from Istanbul and Gallipoli Trip: Drive to Gallipoli at 06:30. Visit: Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu, Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston´s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches), View Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek and Walker´s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). Transfer to hotel in Canakkale. Accommodation in Canakkale. (lunch on the tour)

Day 5: Troy and Pergamum Tour: (check out from your hotel in the morning) Visit Ancient City of Troy in the morning. Drive to Pergamum, have lunch and visit Pergamum Ancient City. Visit the ancient Library, Temple of Athena, Temple of Trojan and the Gymnasium situated on terraces and the lower Agora. After the tour, you drive to your hotel in Kusadasi. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel and lunch on the tour)

Day 6: Ephesus Tour: Temple of Hadrian, Domitian's temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. We will also visit House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and Isa Bey Mosque. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 7: Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolis Ancient City: Pamukkale – thermal water travertines-,Hierapolis,Necropolis (cemetery),Roman Bath, Domitian Gate,Main Street, Byzantium Gate. Optional visit for Cleopatra's Pool they charge extra entrance fee of 35 TL. After touri take overnight bus to Cappadocia. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 8: First day in Cappadocia: Devrent Valley, Pasabagi, Avanos , Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle. Stay in Cappadocia. (lunch on the tour)

Day 9: Second day in Cappadocia and bus to Istanbul: 4 km hike through the Rose Valley, Christian village of Cavusin, Pigeons Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle. Overnight bus to Istanbul for 11 hours. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 10: End of tour: Arrive at Esenle Bus Station in the morning and you will be free on your own.

This tour visits the most popular places of Turkey located on West and Central Turkey. You start exploring Turkey with Istanbul and drive to South by visiting Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus on West coast. The tour continue to inland of Asia Minor by visiting Pamukkale and Cappadocia at the end. This is a combined tour with land transport provided by comfortable A/C vehicles.