11 days Turkey trip

Starting From
USD 990
Tour Type: Comfort - Mid Class
Route: Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye Cruise, Cappadocia
Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days

Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Fethiye Cruise, Cappadocia (Comfort Tour)

Daily Departure All Year Round- No Hidden Cost- Small Group Tour
Istanbul tour max. 15 people
Troy tour max. 15 people
Pamukkale tour max. 15 people
Cappadocia tours max. 15 people
Ephesus tour max. 15 


Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! On your arrival to the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Chora Travel representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminal where you will see your names written on a board. Then you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the time in the city. (We might pick you up from Sabiha Gokcen airport with extra cost)

Day 2: Free Day in  Istanbul (*B)
After breakfast enjoy Istanbul old city on your own, your hotel will be in a walking distance from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace or other places. If you wish to have a guide for Istanbul old city, you can book Private Old City Tour with us. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3: Bus to Canakkale (*B)

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to bus station to take Canakkale bus. (6 hours)Upon arrival pick up by our agents and you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 4: Half day Troy Tour and bus to Kusadasi
Around 08:30-08:45 am your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will join your group to visit Troy Ancient City. You will be surprised with genially made Trojan Horse and you will discover  over 10 ancient cities built one on another, dating back to 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, battle field where Hector and Achilles fought for power, Roman TheaterGreco-Roman Senate building roundly shaped that hosted deputies of democracy. After Troy, transfer to local bus station and take Kusadasi bus. (7-8 hours drive and bus is only the option) Upon arrival, you will be picked up from bus station and transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: Ephesus Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 09:00-09:30 and you will be transferred to full day Ephesus tour.  You will start your visit with one of the 7 wonders of ancient world; Artemis Temple, city ruins of Ephesus as Hadrian TempleCelcius Library, theater, hamams, passing through old harbor path. You will have your lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon
you will visit House of Virgin Mary where she spent her last 5 years, which is recognized by Vatican as pilgrimage destination for Christians, visited by Pope Leo XII and Benedict XVI.End of the tour transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Kusadasi.

Day 6: Pamukkale Tour(*B *L)
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel around 08:00-08:30 am and join to Pamukkale Hierapolis tour. Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish and it is a natural site contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water with its temperate climate for most of the year. We will also visit the ancient city Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments, with many of them retiring or dying here. The large Necropolis is filled with sarcophagi, including the Sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius. You will have also the chance to swim in Cleopatra Swimming Pool. You will have your lunch during the excursion. End of the tour transfer to local bus station and take Fethiye bus. (3,5 hours) Upon arrival, you will be picked up from local bus station and transfer to hotel.

Day 7: Daily boat cruise Cruise (*B *L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up and transfer to cruise. In Fethiye cruise you will have chance to swim in stunning bays of Mediterranean Sea. You will also have your lunch during the excursion. End of the day, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8: Free day in Fethiye (*B)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will have free day to enjoy Fethiye on your own. According to your Cappadocia flight time you will be picked up and transfer to airport. (No direct flight, via Istanbul) Upon arrival, pick up by our agent and you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 9: Northern Cappadocia(*B *L)
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 09:30-09:45am then you will join your tour.
You will start your visit by Goreme Panorama with its splendid over Goreme village, land of fairy chimneys. Then you will be fascinated by Open Air Museum, the biggest monastery complex of the region.  You will continue with Ortahisar, a typical village with its castle and cave food storage. After you will visit one of the most interesting places, Fairy Chimney valley, Pasabag, with its mushroom like formed rocks. Passing through Imagination valley, Devrent, where you have the impression that animals are petrified in the rocks.
You will enjoy your lunch in a restaurant with open buffet variety.
Finally you will walk along Red River flourishing Avanos town famous with pottery cave workshops dating thousand years back to Hittites, the first civilization of Cappadocia.
You are going to have fun trying to make potteries after you have a small demonstration.
On the way back to your hotel, you will get into Love Valley which offers a magnificent view.

Day 10: Southern Cappadocia Tour(*B *L)
Optional balloon tour available for this morning.
Your guide will take you from your hotel around 09:30-09:45am then you will join your tour.
Your visit start with Uchisar Castle, the biggest fairy chimney used as a fortress by many civilizations. Then be ready to hike about 4km in beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley discovering beautiful rock churches, arriving to Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses.
For lunch you are going to traditional Turkish Restaurant.
In the afternoon you will be amazed by Kaymakli Underground City widest of the regions served many centuries as refuge for the local people and saved early Christians from roman persecution.
Then you will visit Pigeon Valley with its lovely pigeons still living in pigeons houses which has a wonderful view over Uchisar castle. Finally you will drive to Three Beauties Valley with its beautiful view over Urgup town famous with its wine factories.
End of the tour we will transfer to Cappadocia Airport to take the flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our agents will meet you at the exit gate of domestic terminal baring a board your names written on and you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 11: Departure from Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have free time until the flight time. According to your flight time, you will be picked up from hotel and transfer to Ataturk Airport.

End of our service.

If you would like to extend your stay with us, we will be happy to organize other beautiful destinations for you.

We hope to see you again!

Accommodation;
Istanbul – Uyan Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel, Gulhane Park Hotel
Canakkale – Grand Anzac Hotel
Kusadasi- Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Efe Boutique Hotel
Fethiye – Yacht Boutique Hotel, ATapark Hotel
Cappadocia – Dervish Cave House, Historical Goreme House

 

Important notice :
Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
Solo traveler should pay 25 % extra for single supplement.
Due to weather conditions if  your balloon tour  is cancelled you will be totally reimbursed.
Sabiha Gokcen Airport transfers can be provided with a little extra cost for international arrivals and departures. Please consult to your tour operator.

*B breakfast
*L lunch
*D dinner
*Dr dayroom

Travel tips:
Cappadocia has a continental climate, so summers are dry and hot, so you will need sun-creme and hydrating cremes for your skin.

Hat and light clothes are preferable.
Winters are cold and snowy, so you will need very warm clothes and winter boots, gloves and beret.
Springs are slight hot but nights are always fresh, do not forget to bring your light jackets.
Autumns are tenderly hot but might be rainy like springs, better to have umbrella.
On your tours always wear comfortable shoes as it has a rocky surface.
Pamukkale has more or less the same conditions but do not forget to bring your swimming suit to swim in thermal pools.

Included

  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Bus transfers- domestic flights
  • Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
  • Lunch on tours
  • Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guide

Excluded

  • Personal expenses
  • Drink during lunch
  • Dinner
  • Medical insurance
  • Tip to guide and driver
  • Cleopatra swimming pool entrance

Price Notes

Nov 1 rst to March 31
Per person 1040 USD with credit card and 990 USD with cash payment

April 1 rst to Oct 31
Per person 1150 USD with credit card and 1100 USD for cash payment

Hot air balloon tour available with this itinerary
Winter season PP 100 USD Summer season PP 120


How to book tour: 25% percent of the total amount is required for reservation and rest of the amount will be charged after you arrive in Istanbul. The deposit payment can be done by credit card or by bank transfer.To be able to get the discounted price shown in our website, the balance (75%) of the total amount needed to be paid cash upon your arrival. Please click the BOOK NOW button and fill out the form and send us for to book the tour you chose. It is a rapid SSL Secure Payment Form. For paying the deposit by bank transfer, please contact us for our bank information.
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