Discover Turkey's Hidden Gems: Unveiling the 9 Days Treasure Tour from Istanbul!
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Discover the Riches of Turkey: Your 9 Days Adventure Begins!
Embark on a thrilling 9 days adventure and discover the rich tapestry of Turkey. Delve into the ancient mysteries of Troy, Ephesus, and Cappadocia, each unveiling stories of civilizations past. Witness the haunting beauty of Pamukkale's calcium terraces, a natural wonder that will leave you awe-inspired. From the bustling markets of Istanbul to the serene villages of Sirince, every corner of Turkey beckons with its unique charm. Let this journey immerse you in the country's history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes, promising an unforgettable exploration of Turkey's treasures.
Day 1: Istanbul: Arrival and Exploration
Arrive in Istanbul and we'll transfer you to your hotel. Delve into the beauty of Istanbul as you have the day to yourself. Overnight in this enchanting city.
Day 2: Explore the Glorious Past of Istanbul (Includes Breakfast)
Morning Adventure: Begin at 08:30 AM with a thrilling day exploring the historic heart of Istanbul. Our first stop is the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a basilica built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and later rebuilt by Justinian. Witness the architectural wonder it has stood as for centuries.
Journey through Royal History: Next, immerse yourself in the opulence of the Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman sultans for over four centuries. Admire the imperial treasury, including an extraordinary collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, as well as relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
Marvel at the Blue Mosque: The Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, or the Blue Mosque, beckons with its stunning interior adorned with Iznik tiles, a true spectacle of 16th-century architecture by the renowned Mehmet.
Historical Wonders at the Hippodrome: Step into history at the Hippodrome, once the vibrant arena for chariot races. Discover the ancient Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.
Lunch and Grand Shopping: At 13:00 PM, pause for a delightful lunch. Post the meal, prepare for an adventure through the Grand Covered Bazaar, a bustling maze of over 4,000 shops, each dedicated to a unique trade. Find treasures in gold, carpets, ceramics, and more.
An Alternative Journey: Please note that Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace on Tuesdays, and the Grand Bazaar on Sundays. If your tour falls on these days, we'll whisk you to the mesmerizing Underground Cistern or the vibrant Spice Bazaar, ensuring your adventure continues seamlessly.
Day's End: As the day's explorations conclude, we'll transfer you back to your hotel. Rest well, for more incredible adventures await. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Gallipoli Expedition (Includes Breakfast)
Morning Journey: At 07:30 AM, we set off on an emotional journey to Gallipoli to pay homage to the valiant souls of the battlefield. As we traverse, the weight of history begins to embrace you.
A Pause for Reflection: After two hours, we'll take a brief respite, offering you 20 minutes to relax in a tranquil restaurant setting, allowing the gravity of the experience to sink in.
Enter the Heart of Gallipoli: Arriving at Gallipoli around 12:00 PM, we break for lunch, providing a moment to rejuvenate before delving into the battlefields.
Unveiling Gallipoli's Stories: Our visit commences at the Gabatepe Museum, a repository of memories and tales from this historic battleground. We then journey to Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove, the poignant spots where this brutal chapter of history began.
Honoring the Fallen: Continue your pilgrimage at Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, and Plugges Plateau, each site resonating with the echoes of sacrifice and valor.
Retreat and Rest: After this stirring tour, we'll transport you to your hotel in Canakkale. Allow the day's revelations to settle in as you prepare for the adventures of the days ahead. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 4: Troy Expedition and Pergamon Marvels (Includes Breakfast)
Embarking on History: At 08:30 AM, we commence our day's journey, setting course for Troy, a 30-minute drive away. This ancient city is not only an archaeological marvel but steeped in mythology, notably as the fabled home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy.
Unveiling Myth and Reality: Our guided tour of Troy unveils the layers of myth and history that define this legendary site. Traverse the grounds and delve into the captivating tales that echo through these ancient ruins.
A Journey Through Time: Following the Troy tour, we embark on a 3-hour drive to Pergamon, a city of immense historical significance. A lunch break at approximately 13:00 PM rejuvenates us for the wonders ahead.
The Glorious Acropolis: Upon arriving, we tour the awe-inspiring Acropolis of Pergamon, a testament to human ingenuity and architectural prowess. The temples and library here were once at the heart of cultural and political life, leaving an indelible mark on history.
Art and Craftsmanship: En route, we pause at a jewelry center for 30 minutes, offering a glimpse into the artistry that defines Bergamon, renowned for its jewelry, gemstones, and silver.
Reaching Kusadasi: Around 18:00 PM, we reach the vibrant city of Kusadasi, where you'll spend the night. Reflect on the journey through centuries as you prepare for the adventures that await. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Ephesus Unveiled and Village Charms (Includes Breakfast)
Exploring Ancient Wonders: At 08:30 AM, our journey commences with a departure from the hotel for a fully guided tour of Ephesus, a remarkably preserved ancient site revered worldwide. Along the way, we stop to marvel at the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, renowned Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand Theatre, and the revered House of the Virgin Mary.
A Glimpse into History: During a break at approximately 13:00 PM, we delve into the ancient art of carpet weaving at a specialized center, experiencing one of Turkey's oldest crafts.
Village Tales and Tastes: Post-lunch, we embark on a Turkish Village Tour, beginning with a visit to Sirince Village, whose architectural legacy is attributed to Anatolian Greeks. Wander among original, white-painted houses perched on the slope. Sirince is also celebrated for producing some of Turkey's finest wines, especially fruit wines. We tour the vineyards, learn the art of crafting fruit wine from Turkish experts, and even test our newfound knowledge in the evening.
Craftsmanship and Shopping: Our journey includes a visit to a renowned leather production center, where you have the chance to avail a favorable factory rate. This guided tour ensures a pleasant shopping experience without the persistent haggling often encountered in Turkish markets, allowing you to appreciate the ancient craftsmanship.
Enriched and Enlightened: As the day winds down, you'll return to Kusadasi, enriched by the wonders of Ephesus and the cultural tapestry of a Turkish village. Reflect on the day's explorations as you prepare for another day of adventure. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6: Pamukkale's Awe: Nature's Marvels (Includes Breakfast)
A Journey to Natural Splendor: Embarking at 08:30 AM, we set forth to Pamukkale, a surreal wonder. Arriving at the hotel around 12:00 PM, a leisurely lunch break till 13:30 PM allows us to recharge for the adventures that await.
A Glimpse of Heaven on Earth: Venturing forth, we explore the famed calcium terraces of Pamukkale, often referred to as the 'cotton castle', and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. A walk amidst this natural marvel captivates the senses, and if you choose, a dip in the natural springs offers a rejuvenating experience.
Reflections on Nature's Canvas: As the sun sets, casting hues of magic upon the terraces, you'll find yourself immersed in a canvas painted by nature itself. These moments, surrounded by the ethereal beauty of Pamukkale, will be etched in your memory.
A Night Amidst the Cotton Castle: Retiring for the night in Pamukkale, you'll have the chance to reflect on the day's journey and the marvels of nature that unfolded before your eyes. Let the serenity of this unique destination lull you into a tranquil slumber. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7: From Pamukkale to the Enchanting Cappadocia (Includes Breakfast)
A Farewell to Pamukkale, A Greeting to Cappadocia: As the sun graces the horizon, we bid farewell to the enchanting Pamukkale. After a delightful breakfast, we embark on a journey to Denizli Airport for our domestic flight to the mesmerizing land of Cappadocia.
From Air to Cave: The Cappadocian Tale: Arriving at Kayseri Airport, a smooth transfer leads us to your distinctive cave hotel in Cappadocia. These centuries-old carved caves transformed into cozy abodes offer a taste of history and comfort merged into one.
Unveiling the Land of Fairy Chimneys: The day unfurls, and Cappadocia beckons. The rest of this day is yours to venture into this whimsical land of fairy chimneys, ancient caves, and a unique cultural tapestry. Explore the troglodyte villages, join a hot air balloon ride, or simply wander through the intriguing valleys.
A Night in a Cave, A Night to Remember: As the moon graces the sky, illuminating the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, you'll find solace in the charm of your cave hotel. The ancient rocks that encapsulate your space narrate tales of a bygone era. Let the magic of Cappadocia serenade you into a peaceful slumber. Overnight in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 8: Discovering the Wonders of Cappadocia (Includes Breakfast, Lunch)
A Journey into Cappadocia's Timeless Landscape: Today, we embark on an extraordinary adventure into the geological marvel that is Cappadocia. This volcanic region, shaped by nature's artistry over 10 million years, unfolds before us. The peculiar, phallic-like rock formations, known as fairy chimneys, captivate the imagination as if drawn from a dream.
Uchisar Castle: Gazing from the Pinnacle: Our day commences with a visit to Uchisar Castle, standing tall as the highest point in Cappadocia. From this vantage, the panoramic view of the region astounds, revealing the grandeur of nature's craftsmanship.
Goreme Open Air Museum: A Canvas of History: Next, we explore the Goreme Open Air Museum, the heart of Cappadocia. This UNESCO World Heritage site showcases 10th-century frescoes, painting vivid tales of Jesus Christ and the monks who once inhabited these caves.
A Glimpse into Ancient Life: Cavusin: Our journey continues to Cavusin, an abandoned village adorned with ancient cave Greek houses. Walking through its alleys feels like a step back in time.
Lunch in Avanos: A Culinary Delight: We pause for a delightful lunch at a charming restaurant in Avanos, known for its pottery. Here, you witness skilled artisans molding clay into beautiful ceramics.
Pasabagi and the Three-Headed Fairy Chimneys: The enchantment persists at Pasabagi, where the surreal sight of three-headed fairy chimneys leaves us in awe.
Unveiling Nature's Imagination: Devrent Valley: In Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, we marvel at natural rock formations resembling whimsical animals, a testament to nature's playful creativity.
The Symbolic Three Beauties: Capturing Cappadocia's Essence: Our day concludes at the Three Beauties, iconic fairy chimneys donned with "hats," symbolizing the allure and magic of Cappadocia.
An Odyssey of Wonders: Return to Your Haven: The tour concludes around 18:00 PM, leaving you with memories etched in the unique landscape of Cappadocia. You'll be transported back to your hotel, carrying the essence of this magical journey. Overnight in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 9: Farewell Cappadocia and Return to Istanbul (Includes Breakfast)
A Morning of Leisure: Cappadocia's Shopping Delights: As the sun rises over the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, enjoy a leisurely morning exploring the local markets. Delve into the artistry of Cappadocian crafts, perhaps finding souvenirs that resonate with your journey.
Homeward Bound: Departure to Istanbul: Later in the day, we bid farewell to the wonders of Cappadocia and make our way to Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight back to Istanbul.
The Journey's End: A Bittersweet Goodbye: With hearts brimming with memories of this incredible adventure across Turkey's marvels, we conclude our tour services. The sights, stories, and experiences of the past nine days will forever hold a special place in your travel tale. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you again on another fascinating journey.
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
- Airport transfer to Denizli Airport.
- Return airport transfer from Nevsehir / Kayseri Airport.
- Domestic flight ticket from Denizli to Kayseri / Nevsehir.
- Domestic flight from Nevsehir / Kayseri to Istanbul.
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul.
- 1 night hotel in Canakkale.
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi.
- 1 night hotel in Pamukkale.
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia.
- 8 breakfasts.
- Guided Istanbul City Tour.
- Guided Gallipoli tour.
- Guided Troy tour.
- Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour.
- Guided Ephesus tour.
- Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting.
- Guided Pamukkale tour.
- Guided Cappadocia Tour.
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach.
- Professional English-speaking tour guides.
- Personal expenses during the tour.
- Drinks during meals.
Pick-up and Drop-off
- Everyday arrangements for pick-up and drop-off.
Note: The inclusion list may be subject to change based on specific tour packages or updates.
Uncover the Splendors of Turkey: A 9 Days Journey of Discovery
Embark on an extraordinary 9 days voyage across the enchanting tapestry of Turkey, a land steeped in ancient tales and adorned with natural wonders. This isn't just a typical tour; it's an expedition into the very essence of a nation, an immersion into a world where every step is a leap into history and culture.
Experience the allure of Istanbul, a city that straddles two continents, blending modernity with the echoes of empires long past. Immerse yourself in the heart of ancient civilizations, exploring the remnants of Troy and Ephesus, where myths come to life in stone and marble.
Marvel at the surreal landscape of Pamukkale, where cascading terraces of mineral-rich water resemble a cotton fortress. Traverse the mesmerizing Cappadocia, a realm of 'fairy chimneys' and cave dwellings, a landscape so surreal it feels like stepping into a painting.
But this journey isn't just about places; it's about savoring the unique flavors of Turkish cuisine, sipping traditional tea in bazaars, and haggling for treasures in bustling markets. It's about the warm smiles of locals welcoming you to their homeland, the scent of spices in the air, and the melodies of Turkish music that will resonate in your heart.
As the sun sets on this remarkable voyage, you'll carry with you not just photographs and souvenirs, but a mosaic of memories. Memories of colorful bazaars, ancient ruins, and the hospitality of a nation. Memories of a land where every corner tells a story, and every moment is an adventure waiting to be lived. This is the treasure of Turkey, waiting to be discovered, experienced, and cherished forever.