8 Days Turkey Package Tour with Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Pergamon Ephesus Pamukkale and Cappadocia

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Istanbul - Gallipoli - Troy - Pergamon - Ephesus - Pamukkale and Cappadocia

Perfect way for travellers who want to see the most of Turkey in the least amount of time. Explore both the beauty and history of Turkey. Start in Istanbul with visiting the most famous sites such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Mosque. Cruise between two continents in Istanbul Bosphorus strait. Relax in the white stepped pools of Pamukkale. Get lost in Cappadocia underground city and explore stunning natural valleys and rock formations. Walk into the depths of history in Ephesus.

Included Services
  • Price 675 € Per Person
  • Entrance FeesEntrance Fees Mentioned By The Itinerary
  • Duration8 Days 7 Nights - 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Food & DrinksBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner Mentioned in The Itinerary
  • Pick Up Service Hotel And Airport Pick Ups Mentioned By Itinerary
  • Live Tour Guide Certified Tour Guide
Sights you will see during this wonderful 8 Days Tour

Day 1: After we transfer you to your hotel, Enjoy the free day at Istanbul. And sip your welcome drink at your hotel lobby

Day 2: Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace

Day 3: Gallipoli, Lone Pine Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Beach Cemetery, Brighton Beach, Turkish 57th. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, Mehmetcik Statue, Johnson’s Jolly Cemetery

Day 4: UNESCO World Heritage Site of Troy, Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, Throne of Satan, Acropolis, Pergamon

Day 5: Temple of Artemis,  Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Sirince Village

Day 6: Pamukkale, Hot Spring Waterfal, Hierapolis, Amphitheaters, Roman Stone Pillars, Antique Pool

Day 7: Devrent Valley, Pasabag Monk’s Valley, Open-air Museum of Goreme, Castles of Uchisar, Avanos

Day 8: Red Valley,Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground city

 

If you wish to see the tour details, check out the Detailed Tour Itinerary below

Day 1  Istanbul: Arrival & Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met with our company representative in the arrivals area of the airport who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

Day 2 Istanbul: Full-Day Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman History Tour
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 08:30 Picked up from your hotel for Full Day Tour.
  • Visiting Sites: Hagia Sophia, Byzantine, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour transfer back to your hotel
  • Stay Overnight in Istanbul

Hagia Sophia: This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

Sultanahmet Mosque: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

Hippodrome: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

Grand Cover Bazaar: In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

Day 3 Canakkale: Gallipoli Tour
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Early Picked up from your hotel to Gallipoli War Fields It takes around 5 hours
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • Visiting Sites: Gallipoli, Lone Pine Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Beach Cemetery, Brighton Beach, Turkish 57th. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, Mehmetcik Statue, Johnson’s Jolly Cemetery
  • Stay Overnight in Canakkale

Early morning pick up from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli. After about a 4.5 hours journey, arrive in Gallipoli and learn about the long and dreadful WWI campaign fought here between the Ottoman Turks and Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Begin your walking tour exploring the most interesting battlefields.

See the most poignant Australian memorial site - Lone Pine Memorial. Then stroll to the trenches of the Nek while learning about the soldiers who attacked from the nearby forest. Next, head to Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial and discover a rare battleground where Allied troops were triumphant, but only for a short period.

Stop for lunch about midway through your tour and enjoy plenty of opportunities for leisure time to continue sightseeing on your own.

Continue to ANZAC Cove, where most battles were fought, and pay your heartfelt respects to the troops who died here. Then, stroll through Ari Burnu Cemetery and see where 200 servicemen lay forever. Observe more memorials at Beach Cemetery, Brighton Beach, Turkish 57th. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Johnson’s Jolly Cemetery.

After the tour transfer to Canakkale for check-in to your hotel.

Day 4 Kusadasi: Troy & Pergamon Tour — Transfer to Kusadasi
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 08:30 Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: UNESCO World Heritage Site of Troy, Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, Throne of Satan, Acropolis, Pergamon
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • Stay Overnight in Kusadasi

You will be picked up around 8:30 from your hotel in Canakkale to travel to Troy. In Troy, you will visit the model of the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I from 3000 – 2500 B.C., The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), current excavations, remains of the various cities from Troy 1 through Troy IX. At around 10:30, you will finish your Troy tour and depart for Bergama. You will have lunch in Bergama and then depart for a fully guided Pergamon Acropolis tour. At Pergamon, the ancient world’s major power, you will visit the Acropolis, the ruins of Zeus Alta“Throne of Satan”, the Hellenistic Theatre which had a seating capacity of 10,000 people, the Great Library which held 200,000 books and Trojan, the Gymnasium situated on terraces, the lower Agora, Temple of Dionysus, Temple of Athena and Temple of Trojan. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 5 Kusadasi: Ephesus Tour 
(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:30 Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Temple of Artemis,  Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Sirince Village
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour finishes, transfer back to your hotel
  • Stay Overnight in Kusadasi

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities.

EPHESUS ANTIQUE SITE: Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theater. The Theater had seating for 25,000, was the site where St. Paul preached to the Ephesians, and is used today for a local spring festival.

TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS: The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp.

HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY: House of Virgin Mary, one of the most sacred places for Christianity, is located near Ephesus. Some believe the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus.

ISABEY MOSQUE: Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. The mosque was built by the master Syrian architecture Ali son of Mushimish al -Damishki, between the years of 1374 and 1375.

SIRINCE VILLAGE: The Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 6 Pamukkale: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour– Overnight Bus to Cappadocia 
(Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Pamukkale, Hot Spring Waterfal, Hierapolis, Amphitheaters, Roman Stone Pillars, Antique Pool
  • 11:45 Lunch
  • After the tour, transfer to main Bus statiton. Travel will take 10 hours
  • Overnight Bus to Cappadocia

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk to join the full group. You will then be driven by road for approximately 3 hours starting to travel from Selcuk to Pamukkale.

You will visit the first destination of Karahayit to see the Red Spring Waters. After Karahayit we will drive to Pamukkale. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts.

Continue to Hierapolis, the ancient Roman city perched on a plateau formed over centuries by sedimentary limestone rock.

You will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis. The highlights of Hierapolis are Necropolis, Roman Baths, Basilica, Domitian Gate, Latrina, Frontinious Street, Agora, Byzantium Gate, Triton Fountain, Cathedral, Apollon Temple, Plutonium, Theater and Antique Pool.

You will also be able to take some photos from the nicest corners of Pamukkale.

will be given some free time for approximately 60 minutes to explore the natural beauties of Pamukkale. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale Antique Pools (at own expense) during this free time.The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to the bus station for your overnight bus to Cappadocia. The overnight bus departs from Pamukkale to Cappadocia around 21:00. You will have free time at the bus station from the time you are dropped off at the bus station till the time the bus is ready to depart. You can have your dinner around the bus station if you like during this time. You will travel overnight to Cappadocia in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus. The total duration of travel will be 10 hours.

Day 7 Cappadocia: North Cappadocia Tour
(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Early Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Devrent Valley, Pasabag Monk’s Valley, Open-air Museum of Goreme, Castles of Uchisar, Avanos
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour, transfer back to hotel
  • Stay Overnight in Cappadocia

After breakfast around 9:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day tour of North Cappadocia.

DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.

MONKS VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.

AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.

GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM: Goreme was an important Christian center in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast number of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.

UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 8 Cappadocia:  South Cappadocia Tour and Fly to Istanbul

(Included Meals: Breakfast& Lunch)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • 9:30 Picked up from your hotel for full day tour
  • Visiting Sites: Red Valley,Rose Valley, Cavusin Village, Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground city
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • After the tour, transfer to Airport,
  • If you would like to extend your trip kindly advise

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley.

CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It also has a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, however, much of it has eroded away.

KAYMAKLI: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.

PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.

This will be the end of your full-day tour. At the end of the tour around approximately 16:00, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight between 19:00 – 22:00 (flight duration is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) to Istanbul. END OF OUR SERVICE and TOURS.

We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on one of our tours. Have a safe trip back home and thank you for choosing TOUR BOOK TURKEY

Included: 

  • Pick up and drop-off between airport & hotel
  • Intercity bus tickets as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flight ticket from Kayseri to Istanbul only
  • 2 nights in Istanbul at a special class or 4-star hotels including breakfast
  • 1 night in Canakkale at a 3-star hotel including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

Excluded: 

  • Drop off transportation service from Istanbul New Airport OR Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Istanbul Hotel upon returning to Istanbul
  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Tips & Personal Items
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia
  • Any optional tours
  • You can swim in the Antique pool in Pamukkale. However, please note that there is an extra charge that you will have to pay directly at your own expense before entry to the pools. This entrance fee to the pools is not covered as part of your tour. Please note that you must bring your own towel, swimsuit etc. if you need to use the pools

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place
  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour
  • Optional – DAY 6: You can fly from Izmir or Denizli to Cappadocia for an extra USD 140 per person including airport transfer, flight ticket and one extra night hotel stay in Cappadocia
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays
  • St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed