14 Day Turkey Tours with a glimpse of the East Overviews
Day 1: Arriving to Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey and Anatolia. If you let us know your flight detail correctly and in time, we can arrange your airport transfer services to your hotel. Once you check in to your hotel rest of the day will belongs to you for relax.
Day 2 : Fully Guided Istanbul City Tour
After breakfast you will meet with your proffesional tour guide. This full day tour will include to visit this areas: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar.
Day 3 : Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
After breakfast you will departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4 : Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Today you will visit Ancient city of Troy which famous with wooden horse. Second stop of your tour will ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum which is one of oldest medical center all around the world and you will continue on to Kusadasi for overnight.
Day 5 : Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
After breakfast you will on the way for famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage and visit a regional rug production center which rug products are of this region very famous.. Afternoon Optional: Tour of Sirince.
Day 6: Kusadasi – Pamukkale
After breakfast its time to say goodbye to Kusadasi! Then you will on the way for Pamukkale via fertile valleys. On the road there will be short break for lunch. Once you arrive Pamukkale you wil visit Hierapolis so enjoy the thermal pools of your hotel
Day 7 : Pamukkale – Perge – Antalya
After breakfast you will head to Antalya, arrival at mid-noon, pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge, a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast.
Day 8 : Antalya: Optional Tour of Yacht Cruise
Today is a free day with choices of Optional tours of lazy yacht cruise along turquoise coast of the Mediterranean or exploring to Antalya own by own.
Day 9 : Antalya – Aspendos – Konya
After breakfast early in the morning your vehicle will ready to depart for Konya, en route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit Mevlana Mausoleum and nearest places like hill of Alaadin, Bedesten baazar, then overnight in Konya.
Day 10 : Cappadocia
Morning departure for Cappadocia, the land of Fairy Chimneys. We pay a visit to the famous underground city of Sarhatli and visit a regional carpet production center. Local dinner in a restaurant and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance.
Day 11 : Cappadocia
Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave.
Eastern Turkey Itinerary:
Day 12 Cappadocia & Mt. Nemrut
Departure at 8:30am from the Göreme. After passing Kayseri we will stop to visit the 13th century Seljukian caravansarai Karatayhan. The next stop will be in Pýnarbaý for a break then drive to Tekir plateau for lunch. After lunch drive to Kahramanmaras. We will stop there and have the worldwide famous ice-cream in a nice cafe. Then drive to Kahta check in the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Day 13 S. Urfa & Harran
Departure time to drive up to mountain is at 3 o’clock in the morning. Climbing to the top of the mountain where we will watch the beatiful sunrise between the colossal size statues and head of the king and gods. After sunrise we will visit the ruins of Mt Nemrut and free time to walk around then drive back to Kahta. Arsemia and a Roman bridge of Cendere and tumulus blackbird (Karakuþ) are also included. Arrival to Kahta to have breakfast and relax. Then drive to Þanlýurfa city ,Prophet Abraham’s cave and the pools of holy carp surrounding it then drive to Harran a village of spellbinding mud –brick beehive houses where Abraham spent last years of his life mentioned in the book of Genesis. Overrnight in Þanlýurfa city.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner
Day 14 S. Urfa & Harran
Transfer to Sanliurfa or Gaziantep airport.