15-Day Turkey Itinerary

From: $1,730.00

If you are planning a trip to Turkey, Join our 15-day Turkey tour organized by our local travel experts. Turkey is a large country, but if you have 15 days in Turkey you have time to explore many of the country’s most famous highlights. 15-Day Turkey itinerary includes visits to Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Kuşadası, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya, Cappadocia and Ankara.

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Arrival at Istanbul International Airport. Meet and greet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and afternoon at leisure. For your first night we suggest you an unforgettable Bosphorus by night cruise tour followed by a folklore dance show and dinner. Back to the hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour

After your breakfast, at the agreed time, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia SophiaThe Blue MosqueHippodrome, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores. At the end of the visit, you may linger some more in the old city, enjoying the amazing atmosphere, and finally, you will make your own way to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 3: Gallipoli Tour

Early morning pick up from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli. It will take around 4.5 hours to get to the Gallipoli War Fields. There will be a one-stop en route for a short break for personal needs. Once you arrive in Ecebat, lunch will be provided. After lunch around 1:00 pm you will begin the fully guided tour of Gallipoli with visits to the Brighton BeachBeach CemeteryANZAC CoveAriburnu CemeteryANZAC Commemorative SiteRespect to Mehmetcik StatueLone Pine AustralianMemorialJohnston’s Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After the tour transfer to Canakkale for check-in to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Çanakkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Anzac Hotel OR Grand Anzac Hotel OR Helen Hotel

Day 4: Troy and Pergamon Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick up you from the hotel to departure for the Troy tour, today we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Troy, see a replica of the Trojan horse that you can climb for a photo and the fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower and gateway entrance. After Troy, we will be driving to an important Greek-Roman ancient city Pergamum with its Acropolis and Altar of Zeus which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Marina Hotel

Day 5: Ephesus Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:00 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next, you will visit the world-famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well-preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Afterwards, you will visit the Isabey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel OR Marina Hotel

Day 6: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast around 8:00 am you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk to join the full group. You will then be driven by road for approximately 3 hours starting around 8:30 am to travel from Selcuk to Pamukkale. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10 minute stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45 am, the group will be taken to have lunch and after lunch at around 1:00 pm, the group will begin a guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also, you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at your own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred to your hotel in Pamukkale for check-in.

  • Overnight in Pamukkale
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Colossae Thermal Hotel OR Richmond Pamukkale Thermal OR Pam Thermal Hotel

Day 7: Bus to Antalya

After breakfast in the morning, you’ll be transferred to Denizli main bus station. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Antalya (duration 4 hours). Met on arrival & Transfer to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel OR Aspen Hotel OR Mediterra Art Hotel

Day 8: Perge, Aspendos, Kursunlu Waterfalls & Side Tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day Perge, Aspendos & Kursunlu Waterfalls Tour First on the tour we will visit Perge, one of the largest ancient cities in the Pamphylia region. Perge was the capital of Pamphylia. The Roman Baths, the Agora, Colonaded Street, Nympharium and the stadium are all on the visit. We depart for the Aspendos Ancient Theatre. This incredibly well preserved ancient theatre was built in the 2nd century A.D., it has a capacity of 15,000 people and is still being used for festivals and music concerts. We have a lunch break at a restaurant on a nearby river then we will depart for Side (pronounced Seeday). Side is one of the best classical ancient cities in Turkey, it was a port city that served the largest slave market in the region. During Roman times much construction took place in Side including a large theatre, Roman Baths and the Temple of Apollo. Guests will have 1-hour of free time here to enjoy the sea and the city. On the way back, time permitting, we will stop at the Kursunlu Waterfall then return to Antalya. You will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Antalya
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Alp Pasa Boutique Hotel OR Aspen Hotel OR Mediterra Art Hotel

Day 9: Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Antalya

After breakfast check out of the hotel in Antalya. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Antalya airport to take your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Check into your hotel in Cappadocia and the rest of the day is free.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 10: North Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast around 9:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the full-day tour of North Cappadocia. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the beautiful open-air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the trip is completed, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 11: South Cappadocia Tour

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

Day 12: Public Bus Transfer to Ankara from Cappadocia

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Nevsehir Bus Terminal. From here you will board the intercity day coach to Ankara (duration 4 hours). Upon your arrival at the main bus station in Ankara, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to your hotel in Ankara.

  • Overnight in Ankara
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Western Plus Center Hotel OR Holiday Inn Ankara OR The Wings Hotels Neva Palas

Day 13: Ankara Tour ⏤ Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast, pay a visit to the world-class Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. This archaeological museum showcases the splendid ancient civilization of Turkey in different eras from Paleolithic Age to Lydian Period. Take your time and soak up the history. Later, pay our respects at the Ataturk Mausoleum, built to memorize Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Ankara airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be met at the airport and transferred from the airport to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 14: Bosphorus Cruise

After breakfast at around 8:30 am, you will join the Half-day Morning Bosphorus Cruise. At the start of this tour, you will enjoy a drive to the pier in Eminonu for a short visit to the historical Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar). Following this, you will join a shared boat tour and cruise along the Bosphorus which is a narrow strait between the continents of Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You will be able to view the Ottoman palacesBosphorus bridgecitadelscenturies-old mansions, and the European and Asian shorelines while onboard the boat. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Midtown Hotel Taksim OR Grand Oztanik Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel

Day 15: Istanbul – Airport Transfer (Depart)

After breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel in Istanbul (hotel check-out is before 12:00 noon) and will then be transferred to the Istanbul International airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Antalya to Kayseri and from Ankara to Istanbul only.
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide during the tours.
  • 4 nights accommodation at a 4-star or special-class hotel with breakfast in Istanbul.
  • 1 night accommodation at a 3-star hotel with breakfast in Çanakkale.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Kuşadasi.
  • 1 night accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Pamukkale.
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Antalya.
  • 3 nights accommodation at a cave hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia.
  • 1 night accommodation at a 4-star hotel with breakfast in Ankara.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Visa to enter Turkey
  • Tips & Personal Items
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Any optional tours
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Travel insurance

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • This is a regular group tour, but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour.
  • The regular group tour has shopping stops included in the tour.
  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Beylerbeyi Palace.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the spice market and Grand Bazaar are closed.

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15-Day Turkey Itinerary
15-Day Turkey Itinerary

From: $1,730.00

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