12 Day Classic Turkey Tour

$1,699
Per Person

Typically $2,599
See the impressive Blue Mosque of Istanbul, the amazing underground cities of unique Cappadocia, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Gallipoli Battlefields, Çanakkale and much more on this 12 day package to Turkey!

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Istanbul

Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a half day city tour to see the impressive Blue Mosque.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: Ramadan Suite Golden Horn, Istanbul

DAY 2: Istanbul ~ Cappadocia

This morning we transfer to the airport for a short flight to Cappadocia. On arrival in Cappadocia you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel. Choose to relax or explore at your own leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Luxury Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa, Cappadocia

DAY 3: Cappadocia Underground City & Goreme Open Air Museum

You will be picked up approximately 09:30am and we will drive to the Ozkonak Underground City, which is one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. We will then visit the Uchisar Castle, which is the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, we will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating back to the 10th century, which describes the life of Jesus and Monks. The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cayusin you will go to a restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, we will visit a pottery work shop, where you will learn how to make potteries. Then you will go tp Pasabagi where you can see three – headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you will visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations that look like animals. Then you will head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. This tour will end approximately at 6:00pm and you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Luxury Cappadocia Cave Resort and Spa, Cappadocia

DAY 4: Cappadocia – Sivas – Tokat

After the Breakfast at the Hotel, we will depart to Sivas. We will then embark on a city tour, visiting the Ottoman highlights such as the; Meydan Mosque, Şems-i Sivasî Tomb, İhramcızade Cultural and Art House, Subaşı Kervansarayı, Taşhan Kervansarayı. After the Sivas tour we will depart for Tokat

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Dedeman Hotel, Tokat

DAY 5: Tokat City Tour

After breakfast, we will depart for Tokat City (the city of Anatolian civilizations). We will visit the famous Tokat Castle and historical places of Tokat, such as the historical lodging and dwelling points, forums and religious educational centers, the Tokat Museum and the clock tower. While sightseeing in the city, you will notice the sincere hospitality and honest warmth of the local people. You will also get a chance to visit local shops with very affordable prices for souvenirs. You will have opportunity to visit Farm fields, and between May and November you will be able to pick fresh fruits and vegetables fresh off the branches and meet with local people. When the fruit is not in season, we will witness Traditional Turkish village wedding ceremonies or cook authentic dishes with villagers. Overnight in Tokat.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Dedeman Hotel, Tokat

DAY 6: Zile Castle Tour ~ Tour of Ballica Cave and Tokat

After breakfast we depart for a visit to the famous Ballica Cave, which is known to have healing powers for Asthma patients. After the Ballica Cave tour we will depart for Zile. Zile was where Roman Emperor said the famous saying “Veni Vidi Vici” (which means a swift & conclusive victory). Here, the traditional homes have historical texture to the every stone.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Zile Sezar Hotel, Zile

DAY 7: Hattusa Tour & Zile ~ Ankara Tour

After breakfast, we will travel to Hattusa which is located in the region of Alacahoyuk. Hattusa is a true historical heaven and is on both the UNESCO World Heritage List as well as World Memory List. Hattusa housed all 4 civilisations from the Bronze Ages. Being a Hittites’ cultural and religious center, these grounds have witnessed 1500 years of humanites development, along with Anatolian Heritage, that is also world famous with its roasted chickpeas, gourmet rice varieties. After the Hattusa tour we will depart for Ankara. We will visit the modern Turkeys Founders (Mustafa Kemal Ataturk) final resting place called Anitkabir; The Mausoleum.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Best Western Otel 2000, Ankara

DAY 8: Ankara ~ Abant Lake & Bolu

After breakfast we will check out and depart for Abant lake. Abant Lake is one of the most famous lakes in Turkey. The 7km walk of the lake offers a great opportunity to immerse yourself into the natüre. Alternatively, if you are not interested in walking, you are able to ride on horseback or on a horse cart.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Hampton by Hilton, Bolu

DAY 9: Bolu ~ Bursa City Tour

After breakfast at 8am we will depart for Bursa. Bursa was the first capital city of the Ottoman Empire. We will visit the Grand Mosque, Green Tomb and the historical Silk Market.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Aloft Bursa Hotel, Bursa

DAY 10: Bursa ~ Troy Tour ~ Çanakkale

After breakfast, at 8:30am, we drive to the ancient site of Troy. Troy is famous for its archaeology and mythology and is the home of the Trojan horse and the Helen of troy. After the Troy tour, we will depart for Canakkale and will arrive at around 6pm.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Troia Tusan Hotel, Çanakkale

DAY 11: Çanakkale ~ Gallipoli ~ Istanbul

At 8:30am, we will depart for the Gallipoli battle fields. We will start by visiting the Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove. Then we will visit the beach cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the Gallipoli tour, we will drive to Istanbul.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ramadan Suite Golden Horn, Istanbul

DAY 12: End of Tour ~ Departure

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home. The tour has now sadly come to and end. We hope you loved your trip and we look forward to seeing you again!

MEALS: Breakfast

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