Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
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Turkey Tours - 10 days and longer

Itinerary

This 15 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.

2020 - 'Colours of Anatolia Tour'
15 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Friday

Istanbul

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

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Day 2
Saturday

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
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Sunday

Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 4
Monday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 5
Tuesday

Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

Heading towards Konya we will visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum, the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi and Alaeddin Mosque.

Overnight Konya
5 star
(B)
Day 6
Wednesday

Kayakoy, Antalya, Kaleiçi

Today we drive towards to southern part of the country, the Medierranean coast and the city of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 7
Thursday

Perge, Aspendos, Side

Today, we will visit Perge a famous antique site. Continue to famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, and is still used today. After Aspendos drive to Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 8
Friday

Pamukkale

We depart from Antalya in the morning and head for Pamukkale where we will visit the famous cotton castles and Heirapolis, including magnificently preserved necropolis, the main steet, gates, thermal baths, the Greco Roman theatre and the Basilica of St. Philippe. Swim in a theraputic bath of hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight Pamukkale
5 star
(B, D)
Day 9
Saturday

Aphrodisias

Depart from Pamukkale towards Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, theatre, the Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 10
Sunday

Bodrum

Today is a free day in Bodrum. Maybe visit Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honour of St.Peter. Or the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was constructed as a funeral monument by Artemisia, Queen of Caria, after the death of her brother and husband Mausolos. It is here that the word 'Mausoleum' comes from. Or maybe just spend the day at one of the many beaches nearby.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Monday

Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Bafa, Lake Euromos

Depart from your hotel in Bodrum in the morning. After a short drive your tour starts with the visit to Temple of Zeus at Euromos. After the fascinating temple you will have a short drive to Bafa Lake, with a small authentic boat you will enjoy the romantic view of the lake. Thereafter we will get to Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Although looted and burnt many times it remains impressive. After the fascinating temple you will visit Miletus which has provided its alphabet to the rest of the classical world, was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. Last stop will be Priene which was one of the most active ports of the Ionian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning. We continue on to Kusadasi.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 12
Tuesday

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. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 13
Wednesday

Pergamon, Troy

Step back in time today as we visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. 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
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 14
Thursday

Gallipoli

After breakfast, we visit the WW1 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
4 star
(B)
Day 15
Friday

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. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. There are several changes between the 2019 itinerary and the 2020/21 itinerary. Primarily it will become a 15 day itinerary departing on selected Fridays. The 2020 itinerary maybe viewed here 2020 Colours of Anatolia Tour
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    New Istanbul 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
  • 14 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Istanbul
    - 2 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    5 star
    Konya
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Antalya
    - 1 night
    5 star
    Pamukkale
    - 2 nights
    4 star
    Bodrum
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    Special Class
    Çanakkale
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Istanbul
  • 14 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Antalya - Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya - Suna-İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bafa Lake - National Park
  • Didyma - Ancient Site
  • Euromos - Ancient Site
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Konya - Alaeddin Mosque
  • Miletus - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Side - Temple of Apollo
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Antalya
  • Antalya - Kaleiçi (Old Town)
  • Aphrodisias - Museum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Göreme - Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Priene - Ancient Site
  • Şirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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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

Antalya
Aspen Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Kılınçarslan Mahallesi
Mermerli Banyo Sokak
Mermerli Sk. D:No: 25
Muratpaşa
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 242 255 52 06
Aspen Hotel
Aspen Hotel
Aspen Hotel
Bodrum
Bodrium Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Eskiçeşme Mahallesi
Büyük İskender Cd. No:13
Bodrum
Ph. :
+90 252 316 97 77
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrium Hotel
Bodrium Hotel
Çanakkale
MD Barbaros Hotel
Standard : Special Class
Address :-
Barbaros Mahallesi
Troya Caddesi No: 20-22
Çanakkale
MD Barbaros Hotel
MD Barbaros Hotel
MD Barbaros Hotel
Cappadocia
MDC Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Karahandere Mah.
Mese Deresi Sok. No:2
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 341 44 15
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
Istanbul
The Marmara Pera
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Mesrutiyet Caddesi
Tepebasi
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (0212) 334 83 00
The Marmara Pera
The Marmara Pera
The Marmara Pera
Konya
Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Horozluhan Mahallesi
Yeni İstanbul Caddesi No: 58
Konya
Ph. :
+90 332 248 40 00
Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Adem Pira Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Karahayıt Mah.
113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No:5/1
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (258) 271 42 20
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2020
31 Dec 2020
2,445.00
650.00
01 Jan 2021
31 Dec 2021
2,445.00
650.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Colours of Anatolia Tour :
 
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01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2020
 
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
15%
Deposit Option available for Colours of Anatolia Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Colours of Anatolia Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
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8
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