Uncover Turkey's History and Beauty: Join Our 7-Day Adventure!
Embark on an unforgettable 7-day journey through the historical tapestry of Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, the natural wonders of Pamukkale, and the magical landscapes of Cappadocia. Explore ancient ruins, soak in mineral-rich pools, and be captivated by the stories of the past. Book now and make memories that last a lifetime.
Places to Visit: As part of this tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia regions.
Experience 7 Days of Turkish History and Natural Beauty: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia Adventure!
Discover the essence of Turkey in a week-long expedition that will transport you through pivotal historical moments and awe-inspiring natural landscapes. This comprehensive tour takes you through the poignant battlefields of Gallipoli, the ancient ruins of Troy and Ephesus, the surreal terraces of Pamukkale, and the magical landscapes of Cappadocia. Delve into the past, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, and witness nature's marvels, all in the span of seven extraordinary days. Each day promises a new chapter in this fascinating tale of Turkish heritage and scenic wonders.
Day 1: Gallipoli Tour - Stepping into History
Embark on a journey through history as we kick off this 7-day adventure. Early in the morning, we'll whisk you away from your Istanbul hotel and head to Eceabat. Upon arrival at noon, our Gallipoli day tour begins, guided by our expert English-speaking guide. Explore iconic sites that witnessed the heroism of the past:
- Brighton Beach
- Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave)
- ANZAC Cove
- Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place)
- Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial)
- Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches)
- View of Shrapnel Valley
- Turkish Memorial
- The Nek and Walker’s Ridge
- Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial)
At the end of this historical immersion, we'll transfer you to your hotel in Canakkale for a restful overnight stay. Get ready for more adventures in the days to come!
Day 2: Explore the Wonders of Troy and Journey to Kusadasi
Indulge in a satisfying breakfast at your Canakkale hotel before embarking on an enriching journey to the legendary city of Troy. Your day will be filled with awe as you visit a plethora of fascinating sites:
- The Trojan Horse: Stand before the iconic symbol of the Trojan War, a colossal wooden horse, steeped in ancient myth and history.
- Sacrificial Altars: Witness the ancient sacrificial altars where rituals and ceremonies once took place, offering a glimpse into ancient practices.
- The 3700-Year-Old City Walls: Marvel at the ancient fortifications that have weathered time, echoing tales of Troy's resilience and grandeur.
- Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C.: Explore the remains of ancient houses that stood thousands of years ago, offering insights into early civilizations.
- The Bouleuterium (Senate Building): Discover the political and administrative center of ancient Troy, where decisions were made and laws were discussed.
- The Odeon (Concert Hall): Experience the acoustics of a remarkable concert hall, where the ancient city's inhabitants once enjoyed performances.
- Current Excavations in Progress: Gain a unique opportunity to witness ongoing archaeological excavations, contributing to our understanding of Troy's history.
- Remains of the Various Cities from Troy I through to Troy IX: Explore the evolving architectural and cultural remains spanning the different eras of Troy's existence.
As the day's exploration unfolds and concludes around 18:00 PM, transition into the next phase of your adventure with a scenic drive to Kusadasi. There, you'll check in, ready to unwind and reflect on the incredible experiences of the day, with even more to come.
Day 3: Immerse Yourself in the Marvels of Ephesus - Overnight in Kusadasi
Start your day with a delicious breakfast, preparing for an adventure into the depths of history. At approximately 09:00 AM, our team will pick you up from your Kusadasi hotel. Awaiting you is a journey to the ancient city of Ephesus, where every step resonates with centuries of civilization. Here's a glimpse of what awaits you:
- Temple of Artemis: Begin your exploration at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Temple of Artemis. In the ancient city of Ephesus, its location shifted over time, and its veneration drew pilgrims from far and wide.
- The Ruins of Ephesus: Step back in time as you walk through the ruins of Ephesus, a city steeped in history. Marvel at the grand concert hall, bustling marketplaces, colonnaded streets, majestic temples, intricate fountains, the Library of Celsus, the grand theater, the Arcadian Way, and so much more.
- Lunch: Take a break and enjoy a delightful lunch, refueling for the afternoon adventures.
- The House of Virgin Mary: Explore the sacred House of the Virgin Mary, a place of deep historical and spiritual significance. Tradition holds that the Virgin Mary resided here for a period, adding to the sanctity of Ephesus.
As the sun sets, our tour will conclude, and you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi. There, you can reflect on the day's mesmerizing experiences, eager for the wonders yet to be uncovered in the coming days.
Day 4: Explore Pamukkale and Hierapolis - Journey to Cappadocia by Night
Rise and shine to a new day of adventure, starting with a delicious breakfast. At the designated time, our team will pick you up, and you'll meet your knowledgeable tour guide, embarking on a trip to Pamukkale to explore the ancient city of Hierapolis. Here's what awaits:
- Pamukkale's Unique White Calcium Waterfall: Witness a geological wonder as you marvel at the distinctive white calcium waterfall, a rare and breathtaking sight found in Pamukkale.
- Lunch Break: Take a break from exploration to savor a delightful lunch, reenergizing for the wonders that lie ahead.
- Hierapolis - An Ancient Health Spa: Step into the ancient health spa town of Hierapolis, famed for its therapeutic waters. Explore the extensive necropolis, one of Asia Minor's largest, and admire the impressive ruins and the grand theater.
As the day's exploration concludes, we'll transfer you to the bus station, where you'll catch a night bus to Cappadocia. Settle in and relax, ready for a comfortable journey to the next enchanting destination on this Turkish odyssey.
Day 5: Explore the Enchanting North of Cappadocia - Overnight in Cappadocia
As the sun rises, you'll reach Cappadocia bus station around 07:00 AM, where we'll ensure a smooth transition. You'll be transported to your hotel, allowing you to leave your luggage and complete your check-in. Our friendly reception will handle your luggage transfer to your room after 12:00 PM, giving you the freedom to start your day unburdened.
At 09:30 AM, our team will pick you up from your hotel, kicking off a remarkable day exploring the wonders of North Cappadocia. Prepare to immerse yourself in captivating sights:
- Devrent Valley: Embark on a mesmerizing walk through this valley, where you'll witness various fairy chimney formations, each a unique marvel of nature.
- Pasabag: Delve into the geological wonders of Pasabag, named after cones carved in tuff stones that stand apart, inviting curiosity and awe.
- Avanos: Nestled on the banks of the Kızılırmak River, Avanos is a haven for pottery-making. Immerse yourself in the artistry and craft of this ancient tradition.
- Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch, replenishing your energy for the adventures that await.
- Goreme Open Air Museum: Step back in time at the Goreme Open-Air Museum, a vast monastic complex housing scores of refectory monasteries. Each monastery is a testament to the rich history and intricate artistry of the region.
- Uchisar Castle: Reach the highest point in Cappadocia, Uchisar. Explore the many rooms hollowed into the rock, interconnected by stairs, tunnels, and passages, offering a glimpse into the area's ancient past.
As the day's exploration concludes, around 17:00 PM, we'll transfer you back to your hotel. It's a day etched in memories, and you'll rest and rejuvenate in the magic of Cappadocia, eagerly awaiting the adventures of the days to come.
Day 6: Unveiling the Wonders of South Cappadocia - Return to Istanbul
As the morning sun paints the Cappadocian sky, an adventure awaits. After a wholesome breakfast, we'll whisk you away from your hotel to embark on a captivating exploration of South Cappadocia, commencing at 09:30 AM. Prepare to be amazed by the following enchanting sites:
- Red Valley: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Red Valley, known for its mesmerizing rock formations showcasing a vibrant array of colors, truly a spectacle of nature.
- Cavusin: Step into the ancient town of Cavusin, one of Cappadocia's oldest inhabited areas. With its leisurely pace and historical charm, it's a delight to spend time in this serene town.
- Pigeon Valley: Pause at the outskirts of Goreme village and look down into Pigeon Valley. Witness the centuries-old pigeon houses intricately carved from the cliffs, a testament to ancient craftsmanship.
- Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch, a moment to recharge and savor the day's experiences.
- Kaymaklı Underground City: Venture into Kaymaklı, one of the region's largest underground settlements. Marvel at the intricate network of tunnels and rooms, revealing a glimpse of an ancient subterranean world.
- Ortahisar: Explore Ortahisar, where the standout feature is the Castle of Ortahisar, perched at a lofty 86 meters within a cave. Its strategic significance and historical role as a fortress and accommodation add to its allure.
As the day's explorations culminate, we'll transfer you to the bus station, preparing for your journey back to Istanbul. The bus departs at 20:30 PM, promising a comfortable and serene ride, allowing you to reflect on the magical experiences of Cappadocia before returning to the bustling heart of Istanbul.
Day 7: Return to Istanbul - Conclusion of Your 7-Day Turkish Adventure
As the sun rises, heralding a new day, we reach the end of your remarkable 7-day journey through the heart of Turkey. After an overnight bus journey, you'll arrive at Istanbul Otogar, the bustling bus terminal of Istanbul.
This marks the conclusion of your immersive 7 Days 6 Nights Turkey Tour Package, an expedition that took you through the historical marvels of Gallipoli, the ancient city of Troy, the awe-inspiring ruins of Ephesus, the magical landscapes of Pamukkale, and the surreal wonderland of Cappadocia. The memories woven during this adventure will forever be etched in your heart, a testament to the beauty and richness of Turkish history and nature.
We extend our warmest wishes for safe travels onward and hope that this journey has left you with cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for the cultural tapestry that is Turkey. Until we meet again on another adventure, farewell and may your travels be as splendid as your time in this captivating land.
Note: If you're interested in the Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon tour, we can include it in the tour program for an additional cost.
- Pick-up from Istanbul hotels
- Full day Gallipoli tour inclusive of all museum fees, guiding service, lunch, and transportation
- 1 night accommodation in Canakkale with breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Kusadasi with breakfast
- Full day Ephesus tour inclusive of all museum fees, guiding service, lunch, and transportation
- Full day Pamukkale tour inclusive of all museum fees, guiding service, lunch, and transportation
- Pamukkale to Cappadocia bus ticket
- 1 night accommodation in Cappadocia with breakfast
- 2 Full days Cappadocia tour inclusive of all museum fees, guiding service, lunch, and transportation
- Cappadocia to Istanbul bus ticket
- Personal expenses
- Tips for driver and tour guide
Pick-up and Drop-off Details
- Pick-up: Istanbul Hotels
- Drop-off: Istanbul Bus Station
Immerse Yourself in Turkey's Historic and Natural Wonders: A 7-Day Adventure!
Are you ready to embark on a mesmerizing 7-day journey through the heart of Turkey? This carefully curated tour will take you to some of the most significant historical and natural marvels in the country. From the solemn grounds of Gallipoli to the ancient ruins of Troy, the well-preserved city of Ephesus, the surreal landscapes of Pamukkale, and the magical realm of Cappadocia, each day of this adventure promises a new and awe-inspiring experience.
Your journey begins in Istanbul, the vibrant and historic city that straddles two continents. From here, you'll travel by bus to Gallipoli, where the echoes of World War I still resonate in the air. The Gallipoli Peninsula holds a profound place in the hearts of many, and visiting this site provides a unique opportunity for reflection and remembrance.
Next, you'll travel to Troy, an ancient city with a history dating back thousands of years. Explore the remnants of a civilization that has fascinated historians and archaeologists for centuries.
From Troy, your journey continues to Ephesus, a city frozen in time, showcasing the grandeur of ancient Roman life. Marvel at the well-preserved ruins, including the Library of Celsus and the grand amphitheater.
Pamukkale, with its surreal terraces of white calcite travertines, is your next destination. These cascading pools, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offer not only stunning views but also a chance to relax in the therapeutic thermal waters.
After pampering yourself in the natural pools of Pamukkale, your adventure leads to Cappadocia, a region famous for its unique fairy chimneys and cave dwellings. The landscapes here are straight out of a fantasy, where you can even take a hot air balloon ride for a bird's eye view of this surreal wonderland. Optional hot air balloon tours can be arranged, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your journey.
As your week-long adventure draws to a close, you'll return to Istanbul, where it all began. Reflect on the memories made, the sites explored, and the stories uncovered. Turkey is a country that seamlessly weaves its rich past into its vibrant present, leaving every visitor with a sense of awe and appreciation.
This 7-day tour package offers a balance of history, culture, and natural beauty, providing a comprehensive experience that will linger in your heart and mind long after the journey ends. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of Turkey. Book now and set off on an adventure of a lifetime!