11 DAYS: ISTANBUL - GALLIPOLI - TROY - PERGAMUM - EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - CAPPADOCIA - ISTANBUL BY BUS

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11 DAYS: ISTANBUL - GALLIPOLI - TROY - PERGAMUM - EPHESUS - PAMUKKALE - CAPPADOCIA - ISTANBUL BY BUS

This 11-day itinerary takes you to Turkey’s top sights, including the day of arrival in Turkey and your day of departure.
The programs for some days can be moved around to allow for holidays, museum closings, and alternat..

This 11-day itinerary takes you to Turkey’s top sights, including the day of arrival in Turkey and your day of departure.
The programs for some days can be moved around to allow for holidays, museum closings, and alternative activities.


Many travelers begin their trip to Turkey in Istanbul. If Istanbul is where you enter Turkey, you’ll probably have to return there to catch your homeward flight at the end of your trip.
So save Istanbul for the end of your trip! You’ll save yourself the cost and trouble of a transfer from and to the airport, and an unpacking and re-packing at your Istanbul hotel.
Also, if you plan to shop, Istanbul is the Big Bazaar, and by saving your shopping till the end of your trip, you won’t have to haul your purchases all over Turkey with you.

Details:
 
Day 1
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2 - Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:30 pick up from your hotel to visit the Hagia Sophia a 5th-century church, once the greatest in all the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosque renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Afterward, visit the ancient Roman Hippodrome. Following a lunch break in the old town, visit the Imperial Palace of Topkapi from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years and visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:30 pick up from your hotel to visit Spice Market and followed by a boat cruise through the Bosphorus, the strait dividing the European and Asian continents, Following a lunch in the afternoon, visit the luxuriously opulent Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence of the sultans. A drive to the Asian part of Istanbul crossing the Intercontinental Bosphorus bridge to visit Camlica Hill The highest point where you can overlook Istanbul and take nice pictures. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Gallipoli Tour
Lunch and Dinner Included
Pick up at 06:30 from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli which is 5 hours drive from Istanbul. We will visit; Kabatepe Museum, which contains relics from the campaign, including original diary extracts and letters, Brighton Beach, the intended landing place. Lunch, Beach Cemetery on the southern tip of Anzac Cove, the landing place of the first wave of Australian and New Zealand troops and home to up to 30.000 troops during the campaign, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, site of the successful attack and capture of Turkish trenches by the Australians during the August offensive, Johnston’s Jolly where you will visit the original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, captured by the New Zealanders during the August offensive. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 5 - Troy & Pergamum Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:30 pick up from your hotel to visit the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. The ancient town of Pergamum was one of the most important centers for the culture and arts in its time. Now on display is the magnificent acropolis. After the tour drive to Kusadasi and stay overnight.

Day 6 - Ephesus Tour
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
The tour begins by visiting the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterward, it proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days. Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 7 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:00 pick up from your hotel drive to Pamukkale visiting; Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally, we visit the calcium terraces and pools.
After tour bus to Cappadocia with a public night bus at 22:00 (duration 10 hours)

Day 8 - Cappadocia Tour 
Lunch Included
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to the hotel to fresh up before start tour.
Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Drive to Pasabasag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open-air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 9 - Cappadocia Tour 
Breakfast and Lunch Included
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Çavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar.
 After tour bus to Istanbul with public night bus at 21:00 (duration 11 hours)

Day 10 - Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel. Free day and overnight in Istanbul

Day 11 - End of Tour
Breakfast Included
After breakfast, check out from the hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Includes:
-Transfers mentioned in the itinerary. 
- Local taxes and service charges
- Hotel accommodations on the itinerary
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide
- Entrance fees to the various sites
- Transfer

Excludes:
- Dinner
- Drinks
- Single occupation