• 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour
  • 12 Day Luxury Merhaba Turkey Tour

Tour overview

Here is a wonderful 12 day luxury tour package to say "Merhaba" (Hello) to Turkey. The tour will take you to Istanbul along with all the highly demanded destinations in Western Turkey and of course to mesmerizing Cappadocia. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul Old City, Blue Mosque, Private Luxury Boat Cruise on Bosphorus Strait, Battlefields of Gallipoli , Pergamon, Ephesus, Calcium Terraces of Pamukkale, Antalya, Fairy Chimneys and Underground Cities in Cappadocia.

Itinerary

Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast and Lunch included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick-ups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Today you will depart for the Istanbul City Tour. "TOPKAPI PALACE" The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain. Robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Next on the list is the "SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL 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. Outside the Blue Mosque we find the "HIPPODROME". The Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races and entertainment. The Hippodrome comprises of three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After a short enjoyable lunch break we head to the Grand Spice Bazaar for shopping. After the shopping tour come back to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast and lunch included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick-ups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Today we depart for Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise. A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. You will enjoy your tour on a luxury private boat. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS The summer residence of ottoman sultan’s whit its orginal furnuture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. at the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. SHOPPING POSSIBILITY AT BEDESTEN, exhibiting the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses authorized by The Ministry of national education Possibility to see jewelry, handcrafts center and leather ware show. Free time provided for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

At 06:00 or 06:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.

VISITED PLACES

Gallipoli

(Packed Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

We depart at 08:30 and driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3-hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi Troy

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick-ups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi Ephesus Selcuk

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick-ups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. We depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Kusadasi

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

After breakfast, at 10:00m we depart for Antalya. After 2 hours we will have coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Lunch at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Antalya.

VISITED PLACES

Antalya Pamukkale

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

After breakfast, we will depart for Perge and Aspendos. PERGE: According to the geographer Strabon, Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. In the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore, it is not a surprise that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD. After Perge, we will depart for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way. ASPENDOS: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for long). During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora and a basilica. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.

VISITED PLACES

Antalya

(Breakfast and dinner included)

After breakfast, by 12:00 hours, we check out and free time till departure. Then, we depart for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Antalya Cappadocia

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick-ups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Today, we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximately 09.30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin, you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then, you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley which is also called Imagination Valley where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then, you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats which are the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast, you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today, we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia

Routes

Included

3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Istanbul-Istanbul Grand Hyatt Hotel

1-night hotel accommodation in Canakkale-Canakkale Kolin Hotel

2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kusadasi-Charisma De Luxe Hotel 

1-night hotel accommodation in Pamukkale-Richmond Hotel

2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Antalya-Miracle Hotel & Resort

2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Cappadocia-Gamirasu Cave Hotel

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar other hotel for your group.

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Professional English - speaking tour guides

11 breakfasts

9 lunches

8 dinners

Private airport transfers

Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach

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Priority and welcome cocktail during check-in

Private guided Istanbul City Tour

Private guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise

Private guided Gallipoli Tour

Private guided Troy Tour

Private guided Acropolis of Pergamon Tour

Private guided Ephesus Tour

Private guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Private guided Antalya Apendos & Perge Tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Hotel room taxes

Excluded

International flights

Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia

Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

Insurance: All types

Istanbul 1001 Nights Dinner Show

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Indian Dinner at Restaurant

Cappadocia Daily Turkish Night Show

Daily Whirling Dervishes Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia

Indian Dinner at Bollywood Restaurant

Kusadasi Daily Turkish Bath Tour

Kusadasi Ephesus Skydiving

Indian Dinner at Hotel by Catering

Pamukkale Hot Air Ballooning

Pamukkale Antalya Daily Aqualand Tour

Daily Demre Myra Kekova Daily Boat Cruise

Antalya Daily Jeep Safari

Antalya Daily Quad Safari

Antalya Daily Scuba Diving

Antalya Daily White Water Rafting

Daily Turkish Bath

Antalya Green Canyon

City tax

Turkey entry visa

Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

Insurance: All types

Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section


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