Pamukkale - Hierapolis
Pamukkale - Hierapolis
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Itinerary

This 15 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey.

2021 - 'Glories of Turkey Explorer Tour'
15 - Day itinerary

Day 1
 

Istanbul

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

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
Day 2
 

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 (including Hagia Irene) 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
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
 

Gallipoli Battlefields

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today 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.

Overnight Çanakkale
Special Class
(B, D)
Day 4
 

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 5
 

Ephesus, Kusadasi

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 6
 

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also 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
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
 

Termessos, Antalya

After breakfast we head for the resort town of Antalya, stopping along the way to visit the ancient Lycian city of Termessos which was built at a height of 1050 metres in the beautiful Taurus Mountain range. Once in Antalya 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 8
 

Perge, Aspendos, Side

Full day tour of the ancient ruins of Perge and Aspendos and Side. In Aspendos, you can see the Roman Theatre built in the 2nd century and seating 15,000 people. Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with its Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 9
 

Antalya, Cappadocia

You will be transferred to Antalya airport for your flight to magical Cappadocia. Upon arrival in Cappadocia you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free time to explore.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 10
 

Cappadocia

Today we will visit Pigeon and Red Valley and then we visit Cavusin village and lastly Avanos town where we will learn about hand-made pottery

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 11
 

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.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 12
 

Mt Nemrut, Karatay Caravansaray, Kahramanmaras

Departure in the morning from Cappadocia, we we cross the Tekir plateau towards Adiyaman and Mt Nemrut. Along the way our first stop will be the Seljuk Karatay Caravansaray. The next stop will be Pinarbasi for a short tea break than onto Kahramanmaras which produces Turkey's best ice cream! From here we pass through Adiyaman and visit Arsemia, once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom, before continuing to the ancient Severus (Cendere) Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. This evening we will go to Mt Nemrut, ascend the mountain, watch the magical sunrise over the plateau, and visit the massive ancient rock statues. After the sunset we return to Adiyaman.

Overnight Adiyaman
3 star
(B, L, D)
Day 13
 

Gobekli Tepe, Sanliurfa, Harran

Today we drive to Sanliurfa, visiting Ataturk Dam, Turkey's largest, along. After short break we drive to Gobekli Tepe, predating Stonehenge by some 6,000 years, some believe it is the site of the world's oldest temple. Lunch will be in Sanliurfa and after lunch we visit the Harran, a village of Mud-Brick "beehive" houses mentioned in the book of Genesis where Abraham spend last years of his life. we will visit the ruins of Harran including city walls, oldest Islamic university and the castle dated to eighteen century. We then drive back to Sanliurfa where we will stay and you will have chance to see Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, where you can see the Prophet Abraham Cave and the Pools of the Holy Carp surrounding it, then wander around oriental covered bazaar.

Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa)
4 star
(B, L, D)
Day 14
 

Gaziantep, Istanbul

Departure from Sanliurfa for Gaziantep where you can see the famous Mosaic Museum, the largest in the world and home to the famous 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic. This museum exhibits superb mosaics discovered at the roman site of Belkis - Zeugma before Birecik Dam flooded most of the site. After lunch, we catch a flight to Istanbul from Gaziantep airport.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B, L)
Day 15
 

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are 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 8.
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. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
5. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Istanbul Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul
    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
  • Domestic flight between Antalya and Cappadocia (possibly via Istanbul) and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Gaziantep and Istanbul and transfers
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Tips except Driver and Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 14 nights - accommodation.
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Istanbul
    - 1 night
    Special Class
    Çanakkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Pamukkale
    - 2 nights
    Boutique
    Antalya
    - 3 nights
    Boutique Cave
    Cappadocia
    - 1 night
    3 star
    Adiyaman
    - 1 night
    4 star
    Sanliurfa (Urfa)
    - 1 night
    Boutique
    Istanbul
  • 14 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 9 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Antalya - Hadrian's Gate
  • Antalya - Suna-İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Cappadocia - Avanos - Pottery Village
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Gaziantep - Mosaic Museum
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum
  • Harran
  • Istanbul - Hagia Irene (Aya İrini)
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Karakuş Tümülüsü
  • Mt. Nemrut - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Sanliurfa (Urfa)
  • Side - Temple of Apollo
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Antalya - Kaleiçi (Old Town)
  • Arsemia
  • Ataturk Dam
  • Cappadocia - Çavuşin Village
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Göbekli Tepe
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kahramanmaraş
  • Karatay Caravansaray
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sanliurfa - Mevlid-i Halil Mosque
  • Severus (Cendere) Bridge
  • Şirince - Village
  • Termessos - Termessos Tour
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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

Adiyaman
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Karadut Köyü
Nemrut Dağı
Adiyaman
Ph. :
+90 416 737 21 75
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Euphrat Hotel Nemrut
Antalya
Dogan Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Mermerli Banyo Sok. No:5
Kaleiçi
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 242 247 4654
Dogan Hotel
Dogan Hotel
Dogan 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
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
Sirkeci
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 528 43 44
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
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 : 4 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
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Hotel Harran
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Atatürk Bulvari
Sanliurfa
Sanliurfa (Urfa)
Ph. :
+90 (414) 313 28 60
Hotel Harran
Hotel Harran
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Departure Dates

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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2021
31 Dec 2021
2,745.00
674.00
Deposit Option available for Glories of Turkey Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
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01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Glories of Turkey Explorer Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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