Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
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Turkey Tours - 10 days and longer

Itinerary

This 14 day tour starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. It visits Istanbul's Old city, the WW1 battlefields at Gallipoli, Bursa, surreal Cappadocia, the nation's capital Ankara, Konya, Pamukkale, Antalya on the Mediterranean coast, ancient Ephesus, Troy and Pergamum. You'll visit 7 UNESCO Heritage sites, many natural wonders and much more.

2019 - 'Colours of Anatolia Tour'
14 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
TBA
Hotel to be advised
Day 2
Thursday

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 3
Friday

Bursa, Iznik

Today we will drive to Iznik which is famous for its handmade tiles and we'll also visit Iznik Lake. Then its on to Bursa which was the first capital of Ottoman Empire and visit Ulu Mosque and the Silk Bazaar before heading to Eskisehir.

Overnight Eskisehir
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 4
Saturday

Ankara

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk.

Overnight Ankara
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 5
Sunday

Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar

We will drive to Cappadocia visiting the Tuz Golu (Salt Lake), the second largest lake in Turkey, which provides life to the largest flamingo colony in the Middle East and North Africa combined, great photo opportunities. Once in Cappadocia and marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, Goreme open-air museum, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more.

Overnight Cappadocia
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 6
Monday

Cappadocia, Underground city

Today we visit and trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of Kaymakli underground city. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Overnight Cappadocia
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 7
Tuesday

Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

Heading towards Konya we will visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. Then we will visit mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. We will also visit Selimiye Mosque and Silli Aya Helena Church.

Overnight Konya
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 8
Wednesday

Antalya

Drive towards to southern part of the country, the Medierranean coast and the city of Antalya. Along the way we we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor and is still used today.

Overnight Antalya
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 9
Thursday

Pamukkale, Kibyra

This morning we will heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale. Along the way we will visit the ancient city of Kibyra. Once in Pamukkale we tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 10
Friday

Aphrodisias, Kusadasi

Today we drive west towards the Aegean coast and the city of Kusadasi. Along the way we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the ancient site of Aphrodisias, recently included in UNESCO's World Heritage List, one of the most important archaeological sites of Turkey with well-preserved sculptures, monuments, inscriptions, structures and marble quarries, along the way.

Overnight Kuşadası
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 11
Saturday

Ephesus, Sirince

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines.

Overnight Kuşadası
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 12
Sunday

Pergamum, Troy

Step back in time today as we visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We continue on and visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse

Overnight Çanakkale
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 13
Monday

Gallipoli

After breakfast, we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 14
Tuesday

Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Entrance fees
  • 13 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    TBA
    Istanbul
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    TBA
    Eskisehir
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    TBA
    Ankara
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    TBA
    Cappadocia
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    TBA
    Konya
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    TBA
    Antalya
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    TBA
    Pamukkale
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    TBA
    Kuşadası
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    TBA
    Çanakkale
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    TBA
    Istanbul
    Hotel to be advised
  • 13 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Bursa - Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque)
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Iznik Lake
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Konya - Silli Aya Helena
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
  • Bursa - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cappadocia - Love Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Kibyra - Ancient Site
  • Konya - Selimiye Mosque
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Tuz Golu (Salt Lake)
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Ankara
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Antalya
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Eskisehir
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Istanbul
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Konya
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Kuşadası
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Pamukkale
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Cost
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01 Jan 2019
31 Dec 2019
2,029.00
650.00
Deposit Option available for Colours of Anatolia Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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