Highlights of Turkey

Day 1 : Istanbul

Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 2 : Istanbul

Meals: Breakfast

Full Day Istanbul sightseeing tour including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. Blue Mosque, one of the world's most important religious buildings. Built in the 16th century the mosque is unique for it's 6 minarets and it's celestial interior decorated with the famous blue Iznik tiles.The Hippodrome, scene of chariot races of the Byzantine Era. Grand Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultan's from the 15th to the 19th century. With its impressive treasury, exquisite harem, attractive courtyards and pavilions housing huge collections of antiquities, Topkapi Palace offers a true insight into the heart of the Ottoman Empire.Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3 : Istanbul-Ankara

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

This morning optional tour of St.Sophia and Bosphorus cruise, afternoon departure for Ankara around 15:00 hrs and late arrival at Ankara. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day 4 : Ankara – Cappadocia

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel tour to Ankara capital of Turkey and one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a history dating back 3000 years, visit the Anatolian Civilisations Museum that also exhibits the remains of Catalhoyuk, the Neolithic village dating back to 6500 BC. Then, visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Overnight in Cappadocia.


Day 5 : Cappadocia

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Tour Goreme’s rock chapels decorated with 6th century frescoes, Zelve's cliff-side Byzantine monastic complex and Uchisar's natural citadel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance.


Day 6 : Cappadocia to Pamukkale

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the famous mouseleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Next a scenic drive to Pamukkale and check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day 7 : Pamukkale / Kusadasi

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Today is the day to pay an early morning visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient World, Hierapolis. Then drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadas?.


Day 8 : Kusadasi/Ephesus & St. Mary’s House

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. Overnight in Kusadasi.


Day 9 : Pergamum / Troy / Canakkale

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Visit Pergamon, tour Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight


Day 10 : Gallipoli / Dardanelles / Istanbul

Meals: Breakfast

Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove Lone pine cemetery,Chunuk Bair, Gabatepe War Museum then across the Dardanelles and drive to Istanbul for overnight.


Day 11 : Istanbul – India

Transfer to airport.


  • 02 Nights Accommodation in Istanbul
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Ankara
  • 03 Nights Accommodation in Cappadocia
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Pamukkale
  • 02 Nights Accommodation in Kusadasi
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Canakkale
  • 01 Night Accommodation in Istanbul
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Return airport transfers by Coach
  • Sightseeing by Coach as per itinerary with English speaking guide
  • Entrances
  • Tips and porterage at hotels
Exclusions:
Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Disclaimer:
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.