Treasures of Turkey
History and culture come to life as you travel into the heart of Turkey. In a small group, explore the bustling streets of Istanbul's old city; visit the compelling and moving Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Cemetery. Then explore Troy and the acropolis at Pergamum, the limestone formations at Pamukkale, and Konya, once the capital of ancient Empires, before travelling through the lunar landscape of Cappadocia.
Day 1: Arrive Istanbul You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Istanbul Visit Topkapi Palace, the ancient residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Then visit Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque with its beautiful Iznik tiles. Continue to the Hippodrome and conclude the day at the Grand Bazaar.
Day 3: Istanbul > Gallipoli > Canakkale Drive along the shores of the Sea of Marmara to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit Anzac Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery. Cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale.
Day 4: Canakkale > Troy > Kusadasi Step back in time as you visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. Continue to the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum, Asia Minor's former political powerhouse.
Day 5: Kusadasi > Ephesus Visit the ancient city of Ephesus; explore the Celsius Library, Temple of Hadrian and the Marble Street. See the great theatre that could seat 24,000 and conclude the day with a stop at the House of St Mary.
Day 6: Kusadasi > Pamukkale Morning drive to Pamukkale and explore the famous natural limestone formations. Visit the ancient city of Hierapolis & see the 'cotton castle'. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7: Pamukkale > Konya > Cappadocia Morning visit to the old capital of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire and home to the famous 'Whirling Dervish' sect. Continue on the Konya and visit the Mevalan Museum before travelling to Cappadocia.
Day 8: Cappadocia Morning optional tour - Hot Air Balloon ride over the 'Fairy Chimneys' of the Cappadocian Valley. (additional cost). Explore the lunar landscape of Cappadocia, visit Pigeon Valley, Pasabag Valley and Avanos. Visit the Underground City at Kaymakli or Ozkonak.
Day 9: Depart Cappadocia Tour concludes as you are transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport.
• 8 nights in a combination of 4 & 5 star accommodation • 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners • Transport by fully air-conditioned coach • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour • Entrance fees
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Booking conditions These prices are based on a group coach departure. Minimum of 2 passengers required. This tour can be confirmed on a private basis, please enquire for prices.
These prices are based on a group coach departure. Minimum of 2 passengers required. This tour can be confirmed on a private basis, please enquire for prices.