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Charming Turkey

4.5
(8 Reviews)
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  • 11 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Izmir, Ephesus, Sirince, Pergamum, Canakkale, Gallipoli, Troy

    Group Size:
    2 to 18
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Small Group Tours, Packages & Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Explore all the charming destinations of Turkey

  • A guided tour of Istanbul, including Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar
  • Explore Cappadocia with full day touring
  • Visit Ephesus with its magnificant library
  • Visit Troy, where the legendary Trojan War took place
  • Visit Gallipoli including ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pince Cemetery, and the 57th Regiment Memorial
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  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Transfer from the new Istanbul airport to hotel.

Enjoy a guided tour of Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Transfer to Istanbul airport for a flight to Kayseri (flight included). Upon arrival, visit Turasan winery for some wine tasting. Continue on a jeep safari adventure in Cappadocia. Drive from Goreme to Cavusin through Love Valley, with photo stops along the way. In Cavusin, walk to the old city and see the Church of St. John the Baptist. Via the Rose Valley, travel to Ortahisar and visit the Ortahisar Castle. Continue to Uzengi Valley. See the pigeon houses carved into the rocks. Later, arrive at Mustafapasa Village (Sinasos0, a former Greek town, for some free time. Drive back to Goreme via Pancarlik, Pigeons and Babaccik Valleys.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Early morning optional hot air balloon tour is available. Then, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Lunch in a cave restaurant to taste the famous kebap.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Depart for Pamukkale. On the way, visit the 13th Century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Visit the lime cascades and the ancient Hierapolis with its magnificent Necropolis. Continue to Selcuk and visit the Temple of Artemis before continuing to Izmir.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Visit of Ephesus with its magnificent library. Lunch will be in a nomadic tent in Selcuk to taste Turkish Gozleme. Continue to one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey, Sirince before returning to Izmir.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart for Pergamum and visit the Asklepolion with its well preserved remains. Continue to Troy, the site where the legendary Trojan War took place before proceeding to Canakkale.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Cross the Dardanelles to Gallipoli. Visit ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine Cemetery, and the 57th Regiment Memorial. Continue to Istanbul

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Experience the smells and colours of Istanbul. In the Spice Market area, learn about spices that dominate Ottoman cuisine and try sherbet (spice juice), Turkish delight and nuts. Walk to the Galata area and taste ethnic dishes from all regions of Anatolia. Taste Turkish coffee and possibly pretzels and roasted chestnuts. The labyrinth like streets of Beyoglu has many foods. Enf the tour with a tasting of Turkish dessert.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Transfer to the new Istanbul Airport. Transfer departs at 9am and 1pm. End of services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* and 5* hotels

Touring with English speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Flight Included:

  • Istanbul – Kayseri

Optional hot air balloon tour on day 4

Optional night tour with a Turkish show and dinner on day 4

Entrance fees and local taxes

Passport and visa fees

Tips, gratuities and tourist taxes

Baggage and personal insurance of an kind

Drinks with meals

Any other items of personal nature

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Arena Hotel Istanbul
Küçükayasofya Mah. Şehit Mehmet Paşa Yokuşu Üçler Hamam Sok. No:13-15 Sultanahmet / Fatih, Istanbul 34122
Tel: +90 212 458 03 64
Rating
4.5
Arena Hotel Istanbul
Alfina Hotel Cappadocia
Karağandere Mahallesi, 50180 Ürgüp/Nevşehir
Tel: +90 384 341 48 22
Rating
4.5
Alfina Hotel Cappadocia
Yusuf Yigitoglu Konagi Cappadocia
Yunak Mah. Tevfik Fikret Cad. No: 34, 50400, Turkey
Tel: +90 384 341 89 96
Rating
4.5
Yusuf Yigitoglu Konagi Cappadocia
Adempira Termal & Spa Hotel
Karahayıt Mahallesi 113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No: 5/1 Pamukkale
Tel: +90 258 271 42 20
Rating
4.5
Adempira Termal & Spa Hotel
Kaya Izmir Thermal Hotel
Ilica Mah. Zeytin Sk. No:112, Izmir
Tel: +90 232 2385151
Rating
4.5
Kaya Izmir Thermal Hotel
Kolin Hotel Canakkale
Kepez, 17100, Canakkale
Tel: +90 286 218 0808
Rating
4
Kolin Hotel Canakkale

Important things to note

Transfers are not included if arriving or departing on a different day.

Istanbul departure transfer is shared. Departure transfer will be from the tour hotel at either 09:00am and 13:00pm to Istanbul New Airport. Transfers at other times or to Sabiha Gokcen airport will be at an additional cost.

Tours can be a combination of different regular tours therefore the same people may not be travelling throughout your tour.

Some sites may be closed during special event periods and religious holidays.

Cappadocia accommodation is in a cave hotel.

 

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Reviews for Charming Turkey

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Tim Balgos
Our guide Ali was

Review for: Turkish Delights

Our guide Ali was very knowledgeable about the history and culture. Hotels were in an excellent location. The highlight of the trip was Pergamum and Konya. The coaches were clean and well maintained. I felt safe with the driver the whole trip. I did take the balloon tour in Cappadocia, and while usually afraid of heights, I felt safe and calm the entire ride. The shopping stops were fine, as we learnt about leather working in Turkey as well as carpet making. However I thought the folk lore dinner and show in Cappadocia could have been missed. As this finished quite early, perhaps an option to drop off in town as the hotel is only a 10 minute walk.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Tim, Thanks for your review. We will pass on the feedback about the folk lore dinner. Most people quite like this, as it reflects the traditional culture with the whirling dervishes. Glad you enjoyed the rest of the trip. Konya truly is a site to see.
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Denice Woolmore
The tour was great value

Review for: Aegean Shore

The tour was great value for money. I felt that the itinerary was too rushed, as we only spent a day at each destination. Ephesus was the highlight of our trip, and whilst we thoroughly enjoyed the tour, next time we will tour create our own itinerary to see all of Turkey at a slower pace.
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Majda Frei
I wasnt well when I arrived

Review for: Western Shore

I wasn't well when I arrived and Ersa booked a dentist. I really appreciate the care she gave me, as well as the speed in which the dentist arrived in Istanbul on a Sunday afternoon. The hot air balloon ride was unbelievable and I will never forget it. I really enjoyed the cultural aspect of Turkey. We were a small group of only 7 people, which is why we chose this tour. Esra was able to give us a lot of information about Turkey, its people and its history. She was patient with us and very friendly. I'm glad we had her as our guide. Hakan was also a lot of fun as well as a great driver.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Majda, Great to hear you enjoyed the tour. All our Turkey tours operate as small group departures, which is perfect for touring around the destination. Glad to hear your guide was attentive to your medical issue. Thank you for your support.

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Charming Turkey

4.5
(8 Reviews)
From $2,286 AUD $2,541 AUD SAVE $255 AUD
  • 11 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Izmir, Ephesus, Sirince, Pergamum, Canakkale, Gallipoli, Troy

    Group Size:
    2 to 18
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Small Group Tours, Packages & Tours

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