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Wonders of Turkey

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11 Days from $1,553 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Tours of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Countries Visited

Turkey ...more Turkey

Locations Visited

Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Ephesus, Izmir, Pergamon, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli ...more Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Ephesus, Izmir, Pergamon, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli
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  1. Day 1 Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights)

    It’s the city Napoleon said should be the capital of Earth and while it may not quite have reached that stature, Istanbul’s history as the capital of two great empires has left an enviable legacy of art, architecture and culture. Where better to begin your journey across Turkey than in its capital, the gateway to the Orient? On arrival, transfer to your hotel and explore the city your way before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse into what lies ahead.

    hotel Titanic Port Bakırköy
  2. Day 2 Istanbul sightseeing and free time

    Discover how centuries of Ottoman rule shaped the city's heritage as the meeting point between East and West when you join your Local Specialist this morning for a guided sightseeing tour, including a visit to Hagia Sophia, once the leading church in Christendom, the Hippodrome and Blue Mosque. Later, you’ll have some time to explore Istanbul your way or consider an Optional Experience to Topkapi Palace Museum, and a cruise on the Bosphorus, separating Europe and Asia.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Istanbul – Ankara (1 Night)

    Ramble past the colourful displays of lanterns, pottery and fabric as you wander through one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar. The scents of Turkish tea will linger long after you leave Istanbul, bound for Ankara. Arriving in the Turkish capital, you’ll visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the founder and father of the Turkish Republic, before an evening to do as you please.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Holiday Inn Kavaklıdere
  4. Day 4 Ankara – Cappadocia (2 Nights)

    The hometown of the Hittites is under the spotlight this morning. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, then continue to the whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia and visit the underground city of Saratli. This evening you could join an Optional Experience with the Whirling Dervishes, watching them whirl around and around in remembrance of God.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Ramada by Wyndham
  5. Day 5 Cappadocia sightseeing and free time

    Cappadocia's fairy-tale chimneys take centre stage this morning as you journey to Pasabagi and Red Valley. Visit a regional rug production centre then enjoy an afternoon on your own amidst the fantasy landscapes left by Mother Nature in the ochre rock. An Optional Experience in Göreme reveals how Christians once worshipped in the many rock churches that remain to this day. This evening, dinner is served at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (1 Night)

    First up is the ancient city of Konya, the final resting place of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana whose famous mausoleum you will visit before continuing to the cotton fortress of Pamukkale, home to mineral-rich thermal waters which cascade down snow-white travertine terraces.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Richmond Thermal
  7. Day 7 Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Izmir (2 Nights)

    The ethereal white pools and terraces that cascade down surrounding cliffs are a sight to behold this morning as you see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Head west to the Aegean coastline, arriving in Izmir in time to spend some time exploring this pretty port town, with its lengthy promenade. Learn about its multicultural past, and its history as a Greek city. Consider joining an optional seafood dinner at a favourite local restaurant renowned for its stunning views.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Doubletree by Hilton Alsancak
  8. Day 8 Izmir sightseeing and free time

    Today an Optional Experience could see you visit Ephesus, a 2,000-year-old site and home to the iconic Library of Celsus and Hadrian’s Temple. Included in this experience is a visit to the stone cottage, where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her final years, and the enchanting hillside village of Sirince, where guests can soak up the historic atmosphere and quaint market-town culture of a traditional Turkish village. Sample some of the delicious local olive oil, take a bite out of a juicy peach and wander through cobbled marketplaces into a world before cars and supermarkets.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Izmir – Pergamon – Troy – Çanakkale (1 Night)

    Visit the ancient kingdom of Pergamon this morning, most notably its Asclepion Medical Centre, which still bears the image of the snake-entwined staff that remains a symbol of medicine in modern times. Next on today’s agenda is a visit to Troy, an ancient city that inspired Homer’s tales about the wrath of Achilles and the siege of the same city, which was only broken through the clever construction of a wooden Trojan horse, a replica of which can still be seen today. Continue to Çanakkale later where dinner is served at your hotel this evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Büyük Truva Oteli
  10. Day 10 Çanakkale – Gallipoli – Istanbul (1 Night)

    A poignant start to the day sees you visit Gallipoli, where significant World War I battles were fought with heavy losses on both sides. You’ll visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair paying tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives in this relentless conflict before returning to Istanbul. As your journey through Turkey draws to a close, there’s always time for one last Raki!

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Titanic Port Bakırköy
  11. Day 11 Depart Istanbul

    Your whirlwind encounter with the wonders of Turkey has come to an end. You’ve stood at the crossroads of East and West, trod in the footsteps of the ancients and admired ethereal landscapes that belong in a storybook. For now it’s time to end this chapter with a heartfelt farewell to your newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Wonders of Turkey
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 5 Dinners
  • 10 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel service charges, tips, and local taxes
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • City orientation tours
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles from Çanakkale to Eceabat
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Many meals and daily breakfasts included
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Ankara Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Ataturk's Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia Visit Pasabagi and the Red Valley and marvel at the underground city of Saratli
  • Gallipoli See Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Cemeteries
  • Istanbul Sightseeing includes Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
  • Konya Visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the Whirling Dervishes
  • Pamukkale See the Cotton Castle springs and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis
  • Pergamon Visit the Asclepion Medical Centre
  • Troy Visit the ruins of the ancient city and see the Wooden Horse

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Tonda Lamb
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Barb was always available to answer my questions.
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We had the best tour guide we have ever had. Barcin Taran.
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