14 Days – Treasures of Ancient Turkey Tour

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14 Days
Availability : Jan 01’ - Dec 30’
Istanbul
Istanbul
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 8

Treasures of Ancient Turkey Tour

14 days Turkey tour itinerary. Treasures of Ancient Turkey is 14 days and 13 nights small group tour package. It includes Turkey’s famous 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Gobekli Tepe, the old city of Istanbul, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias,  Pamukkale – Hierapolis, amazing Cappadocia, and Mount Nemrut are the major highlights.

You will have a unique touring experience during this trip. From stunning natural landscapes to remarkable ancient ruins are beyond your expectations. We will also visit less visited but very important biblical sites, such as the tomb of St. John near Ephesus and Laodicea, which is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation.

You will be guided by a professional licensed Turkish tour guide,  experienced, knowledgeable and fluent in English. You will visit spectacular sites and museums, all entrance fees, breakfast, lunches, and dinners are included. You will stay in a cave hotel in Cappadocia, 5 and 4-star quality hotels in all other places. You will be guided by a private English speaking licensed tour guide with the latest model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

Major Highlights

  • Visit the Gobekli Tepe oldest temple complex in the world.
  • Explore the Old City of Istanbul, once Constantinople and capital of Eastern Rome.
  • Enjoy the unique landscape and volcanic rock formations of Cappadocia.
  • Walk on white calcium terraces of Pamukkale – Turkish Catton Castle and visit Hierapolis.
  • See the famous Celsus Library in Ephesus, the best-preserved ancient Roman city in Turkey.
  • Visit the Aphrodisias, an ancient Roman city dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty.
  • Explore the 9 layers of legendary Homeric Troy.
  • See World War I memorials in Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, and Chunuk Bair.
  • Visit the well preserved ancient hospital in Pergamon.
  • Going off the tourist track and see the tomb of St. John and Laodicea.
  • The opportunity of the hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, which is a spectacular experience.

 

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Istanbul Airport

Departure Time

Flight Arrival Time

Price Includes

  • Domestic flight from Gaziantep to Istanbul
  • 13 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • 13 Breakfast, 10 Lunch, 10 Dinner
  • Fast track museum pass to all sites in Turkey
  • Private Tour Guide
  • All Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in latest model private tour van

Price Excludes

  • Gratitude for Guide and Driver
  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Bottled Water
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
What to Expect

Small group guided in-depth Turkey tour for 14 days and 13 nights. The tour starts and ends in Istanbul. The size of the group is a maximum of 8 people.

  • Small group maximum 8 people.
  • Tailor made private tour program available.
  • Friendly staff and great service.
  • Well design tour programs and schedule.
  • Quality hotels and restaurants.
  • Experienced tour guide and latest model tour van.
Itinerary

Day 1ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Depending on arrival time, visit the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent and enjoy the view of the Golden Horn from the garden of the mosque.
Distance to travel: 40 km.
Accommodation: 4 Star Ramada Old City Hotel or similar in Istanbul.

Day 2ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.
Distance to travel: 15 km.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: 4 Star Ramada Old City Hotel or similar in Istanbul.

Day 3GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALE

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Gallipoli including World War I memorial of ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery, crossing Dardanelles and a brief visit to the city of Canakkale.
Distance to travel: 320 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Akol Hotel or similar in Canakkale.

Day 4TROY (World Heritage Site) – PERGAMON (World Heritage Site)– KUSADASI

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The legendary city of Troy, a replica of the Trojan horse and ancient hospital complex of Asklepion in Pergamon.
Distance to travel: 390 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi.

Day 5EPHESUS (World Heritage Site) – SELCUK – KUSADASI

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The house of Virgin Mary, the incredible city of Ephesus and its colossal Greek Theatre, the Marble Road, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Diana, the Basilica Church and Tomb of St John in Selcuk.
Distance to travel: 150 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi.

Day 6APHRODISIAS (World Heritage Site) – LAODICEIA – PAMUKKALE (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Aphrodisias, the city of art and beauty, dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite, Laodicea, it is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, Pamukkale or Cotton Castle in Turkish, it is worldwide famous for its white calcium travertine, Hierapolis, the ancient necropolis (city of the dead), Pluto’s Gate or Door to Hell, stay in a spa hotel, where you can swim in the heated pools of enriched mineral water.
Distance to travel: 350 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 5 Star Lycus River Hotel or similar in Pamukkale.

Day 7KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Konya, the Whirling Dervish Museum, an exhibition of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts, and various ethnographic artifacts, the Karatay Madrasa, a 13th-century school, now a museum displaying historic ceramics and archaeological relics.
Distance to travel: 590 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 8CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Cappadocia, unique landscape of volcanic rock formations, amazing underground churches, and cities carved into the rocks by early Christians, going off the tourist track and visit small villages and discover the unknown parts of Cappadocia. Visit Magic Valley, Goreme and Zelve Open Air Museum, Pasabag Valley and Cavusin Village. Optional hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia early in the morning.
Distance to travel: 40 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 9CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit Sinasos (Mustafa Pasha), explore the old Greek village with historical Greek and Ottoman houses, see the church of Constantine-Helen, see interesting rock formations in Urgup, Ortahisar and Uchisar, visit and explore Derinkuyu or Kaymakli underground city.
Distance to travel: 60 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 10MOUNT NEMRUT (World Heritage Site) – ADIYAMAN

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Mount Nemrut, the best-preserved Roman bridge of Cendere, open-air sanctuary in Arsemia and mausoleum of the King Antiochus.
Distance to travel: 480 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hilton Garden Inn or similar in Adıyaman.

Day 11GOBEKLITEPE (World Heritage Site) – HARRAN – URFA

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the Gobekli Tepe, the oldest temple of the world, Harran and the beehive houses, where the Prophet Abraham lived, Halepli Bahce Mosaic Museum, Urfa Archaeology Museum and Balikli Gol (Sacred pool) with Roman fortress.
Distance to travel: 280 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 5 Star El Ruha Hotel or similar in Urfa.

Day 12GAZIANTEP

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit the Zeugma Mosaic Museum and see the famous mosaic of a gypsy girl in Gaziantep, see the incredible Roman Castle, old markets, spice merchants and the traditional Turkish lifestyle.
Distance to travel: 280 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Sirehan Hotel or similar in Gaziantep.

Day 13GAZIANTEP – ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

After breakfast, transfer to Gaziantep airport for your flight to Istanbul, transfer to your hotel in Istanbul and free in the afternoon.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: 4 Star Ramada Old City Hotel or similar in Istanbul.

Day 14ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

After breakfast, transfer to the Istanbul airport and the end of our service.
Meal: Breakfast.

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Loretta J.

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Tour guide extraordinaire – Veysel – to sum up as the ‘Indiana Jones’ of the 21st century. Very informative and definitely a must see adventure of Turkey, its beauty of ancient history, archeology and its charming people. Such a wonderful memorable and enjoyable distinctive itinerary. Each destination was stunning and breathtaking. Highly recommend as TOP of any bucket list. Would go again in a heartbeat.

May 1, 2019