Glories of Turkey 10 Nights takes you into Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadoccia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Canakkale and back to Istanbul.
10 Nights with Guaranteed Departures Every Friday! (Please check availabilities in advance) Discover all the highlights of Turkey on a road trip through the country in the shortest time and in the most economical way possible.
Day 1 Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2 Istanbul
Full Day Istanbul sightseeing tour including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. Blue Mosque, one of the world’s most important religious buildings. Built in the 16th century the mosque is unique for it’s 6 minarets and it’s celestial interior decorated with the famous blue Iznik tiles.
The Hippodrome, scene of chariot races. Although little remains of the great stadium which, in its hey day, is thought to have held 100’000 people, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine are highlights.
Grand Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultan’s from the 15th to the 19th century. With its impressive treasury, exquisite harem, attractive courtyards and pavilions housing huge collections of antiquities, Topkapi Palace offers a true insight into the heart of the Ottoman Empire.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Istanbul-Ankara
This morning optional tour of St.Sophia and Bosphorus cruise, afternoon departure for Ankara around 15:00 hrs and late arrival at Ankara. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Ankara – Cappadocia
After breakfast at the hotel tour to Ankara capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history dating back 3000 years, visit the Anatolian Civilisations Museum that also exhibits the remains of Catalhoyuk, the Neolithic village dating back to 6500 BC. Then, visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 Cappadocia
Tour Goreme’s rock chapels decorated with 6th century frescoes, Zelve’s cliff-side Byzantine monastic complex and Uchisar’s natural citadel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance
Day 6 Cappadocia to Pamukkale
Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the famous mouseleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Next a secenic drive to Pamukkale and check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Pamukkale / Kusadasi
Today is the day to pay an early morning visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient World, Hierapolis. Then drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 Kusadasi/Ephesus & St. Mary’s House
Full day tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St.Mary’s Cottage Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 9 Pergamum / Troy / Canakkale
Visit Pergamon, tour Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight
Day 10 Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Istanbul
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove Lone pine cemetery,Chunuk Bair, Gabatepe War Museum then across the Dardanelles and drive to Istanbul for overnight
Day 11 Istanbul / Return
Transfer to airport
Guaranteed Departures Every Friday !
(Please check availabilities in advance)
Disclaimer: Pins in map may not be accurate if Google Maps cannot find the exact address. In this case an approximation is made.
(Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadoccia / Konya / Pamukkale / Kusadasi / Canakkale / Istanbul)