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12 Day Tour Across Turkey

$1,500.00

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This action-packed tour will feature historical sites in Western Turkey. The tour will be guided by our well-trained tour guides. Onur is the lead tour guide and operator with 20 years experience. If he is not busy on another tour, you will be sure to meet him when you arrive in Turkey. We also work with local partners as demand for tours increase in the warmer months. You will be in good hands throughout your journey with us.
Your hotel, transportation and breakfast are all included in this package. As for lunch, our guide will take you to authentic Turkish restaurants along your journey. Some restaurants you may visit are ran by local families who are familiar with Onur. The itinerary below may not mention meals in each section, but rest assured you will have those options available to you.
Let’s take a deep dive into your itinerary.
Please note that prices are subject to change due to local economy, as we recover from the Covid19 Pandemic. It is best to contact us before booking, if you have questions regarding the price. Please note that the price listed on our website is in USD. We are keen on ensuring our customers are provided with the best price and needs.
Day 1 – Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! Your adventure begins in Istanbul – the heart of the continent that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have all called home.
Upon your arrival to Istanbul you will be picked-up by our guide and driver at the Airport. Look for a sign at arrival that states Istanbul Guide.  You will be taken to your hotel where you can rest up. We understand travel can be exhausting; therefore, no tours will be booked on this day. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to your tour guide or contact Onur at +90 544 972 2339.
Day 2 – Istanbul Old City Tour by Walking
9:00AM –  After a warm breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel by your tour guide. This portion of your tour will be conducted on foot. Please make sure to wear comfortable footwear.
Each site will take approximately 1 hour. You will stop for lunch at the Grand Bazaar. There is a great donair spot by the entrance at Gate 1. If you are not sure, your guide will surely help you.
The sites to visit on this day are Hagia Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.
4:30-5:00PM. Once you end your tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel for a good nights rest.
Day 3 – Istanbul to Canakkale & Gallipoli Tour
7:00AM – Today will be an early start as the travel will require some time. Your driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel to your next destination to Canakkale. The duration of the drive will be 5 hours, along the way a stop will be made for refreshments and bathroom break. If you were unable to grab a bight at the hotel before departure, do not worry, there is a stop on the way for you to grab breakfast. The view along your way is breathtaking.
Stops will be made to Dardanelles, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnstons Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.
5:00-6:00PM – At the end of the day tour, you will be taken to a hotel to rest, in Canakkale.
Day 4 – Troy & Pergamum tour and drive to Kusadasi
8:30AM: After your morning breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel to visit the Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700 years old city walls, Houses of Troy I 3000 BC – 2500 BC, the Bouleterion (Senate Building), the Odeon (Concert Hall) and Remains of the various cities from the 1st to 9th Troy. After Troy’s tour, drive to Pergamum for the ancient city tour.
At the end of the day tour, you will be taken to a hotel to rest.

Day 5 – Ephesus Tour
8:00-8:30 – After breakfast you will be picked-up for a spectacular tour in Ephesus .
Ephesus was a city in ancient Greece. It was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionion Greek colonists. This place holds a special place the heart of Christianity. Ephesus is mentioned in the Bible under the Corinthians which captured the work and contribution of Apostle Paul  and spread of early Christianity. We have plenty of time to visit the marble ruins of Ephesus, the famous Library of Celsus, the gymnasium of Vedius, Stadium, and the Great Theatre. We’ll see ancient public toilets, a brothel, fountains and various temples.
6:00PM – The day will end and you will be taken to your next rest spot in Pamukkale, overnight.
Day 6 – Pamukkale Tour and Drive to Konya
8:00AM – After breakfast you will be picked up and visit Pamukkale which means ‘’Cotton Castle’’, Hierapolis, Necropolis and you can also swim in Cleopatra Swimming pool. The area is famous for a carbonate mineral left by the flowing of thermal spring water. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to a hotel overnight in Konya.
Day 7  – Konya Tour 
9:00AM – After breakfast this morning you will visit the the famous poet and founder of the Sufi sect. Mewlana Rumi  brought forward the Whirling Dervishes which continue to exit in the area. You will visit the tomb and resting space of Rumi along with the Museum. You will also have some free time to explore and rest up as a magical experience awaits you in Cappadocia. On your way there you will stop at a famous Carvanserai which is a historic site for travelers of the past. An area that became a resting space between travels. This location is ideal for panoramic pictures; therefore, a must. You will be transferred to Cappadocia for your overnight stay.
Hot air balloons, carrying tourists, rise into the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, central Turkey. Cappadocia has become a favourite site for tourists in hot-air balloons who can slowly drift above the cone-shaped rock formations and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region.
Day 8 – Cappadocia
10:00-10:30AM – After your morning breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel to visit Uchisar Castle, hike about 4km Red Valley, Cavusin Village, Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley and Three Beauties Valley. At the end of the tour you will transfer to Ankara before your return to Istanbul.
Day 9 – Fairy Chimney Valley of Cappadocia
9:00AM – After your breakfast at your hotel guide and driver pick you up from your hotel between 10:00-10:30am. You visit Goreme Panorama, Open Air Museum, Ortahisar, Fairy Chimney Valley, Devrent and Red River. End of the tour your guide and driver transfer you to your hotel in Ankara.

For those interested in the magnificent, breathtaking and magical experience on the Balloon ride, please speak to your guide. There is available ride during the wee hours of the day which worth the early morning wake.
Day 10 – Overnight stay in Ankara
Ankara is a populated city located in the country of Turkey. This city is known to be the second largest city in the country following Istanbul. Here you will find the famous monument honoring the late Mustafa Kemel Attaturk – the man who modernize Turkey. Your day 10 will be a time for your to relax and refresh.  as your journey so far has been  fun-filled and packed. Your guide will support you with any needs you may needs.
Tuz Golu (Salt Lake)  is an optional element to your tour. Your guide can take you here in the afternoon once you have taken the rest you need.
About the Salt Lake:
As you approach Sereflikochisar southeast of Ankara, glinting light to the west tells you that the Tuz Golu (Lake Salt) is approaching. The intense whiteness and sparkle of the salt crystals look deceptively like snow and ice. The view is spectacular. This is a great place to take beautiful pictures and relax.

Day 11 – Day tour of Ankara and return to Istanbul
9:00AM – After your morning breakfast you will meet your guide and driver. You will have a tour of the Parliament in Ankara and famous Monument for Attaturk. This will be a half day tour before your return to Istanbul. The drive is relaxing and we will make stops for food and refreshments.

Day 12- Istanbul
After breakfast you are free to enjoy Istanbul on your own before your departure. You will be transferred to the airport which will be end of your tour with us.
Thank you for traveling with Istanbul Guide.
Please contact us for price and quotation. For private tours, sites and days can be adjusted to your preference.
This tour and price includes:
  • Hotel, transportation and airport pick-up
  • Airconditioned vehicle, non-smoking
  • Entrance fees covered to site visits
  • Hotel accommodation is based on double occupancy
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Group Price List: USD
Listed prices subject to change due to economical reasons. Be sure to book ahead.
Price for Tour
Third Occupancy
Second Occupancy
Single Occupancy
10 max
$940
$1040
$1300
16 max
$840
$940
$1150
20 max
$800
$900
$1000
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