Discover during the winter your 11 days Jewels of Turkey with the destinations of Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and Cappadocia.
The Hidden Secrets of Turkey Tour Package – 11 days
- Discover more demands in your limited time
- Flexibility with and without a tour guide
- Regular tours, with no hidden costs
Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.
- Hot Air Balloon
- Turkish Night
TRIP TYPE: Private Tour / Regular Tour
ENDS: Cappadocia – Istanbul
DEPARTS: Daily Full Year
GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 30
HOTEL RATING: 4- star
TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English
MEALS: Breakfast: 10 / Lunch: 9 / Dinner: 8
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
- Take your camera (without professional equipment)
- Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
- Please do not forget to carry a headscarf with you for the visit to religious places such as Sultanahmet Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque.
- If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
- Please take always a passport
- Istanbul Old City, Bosphorus Cruise, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Underground City, Goreme Open Air Museum.
Meeting with a member of our team at Istanbul Airport and getting the transfer to the hotel. You can relax or explore the region by yourself for the rest of the day.
The Istanbul city tour package will start at the Old City after a delicious breakfast. Hippodrome is the main rota that was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 1985 and the living heritage of both Byzantines and Ottomans can be seen. Around Sultanahmet, The German Fountain -which was gifted by German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898-, the Obelisk of Theodosius – nearly 3,500 years old, was brought to the Hippodrome by Theodosius from the Temple of Karnak about in 390- can be seen. Serpent Column -considered that it was at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi before- and the Column of Constantine that was brought from Apollon temple in Rome are other highlighted sites of the tour.
The next stop is the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque). Its breathtaking design is the synthesis of 200-year-old of Ottoman mosque architecture with Byzantine church architecture. The mosque is reflecting majesty and grandeur concepts through its architectural features and its green, white Iznik tiles are fascinating with the blue ornaments of the dome.
Hagia Sophia Mosque which is referred to as the “8th Wonder of the World” is another amazing site that is more than 1,500 years old. The light creates a fascinating atmosphere while flowing inside from the dome windows, combining a colorful, mystic view when it reaches the mosaics on the wall. The lunch break will be around 13:00 before shopping in Asil Efendi where all kinds of authentic gifts can be found such as Turkish tastes, Turkish coffee, exotic spices, herbs, and handicrafts. The tour ends with a hotel transfer.
Early in the morning, the tour will move in the direction of Gallipoli. With breaks as we need to take our breakfast. We will arrive there at about noon. The Kabatepe Museum is the first place that will be visited which has a rich weapon, photograph, and garment collection that was used by soldiers during Gallipoli War.
Ari Burnu Cemetery will be next which was built for the soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, India, and Malta that lost their lives during WW1 in Gallipoli. Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine, and Chunuck Bair are on the list where the most intense struggles have occurred. While listening to their sad stories you may feel the cruelty of the war again. After the tour, we drive directly to our hotel in Canakkale.
After a delicious breakfast, Troy will be seen on the horizon. The well-known archeological and mythological site is the scene of the Trojan war and the endless love of Helen and Paris. The lunch break will be around 13:00 in Bergama. The magnificent acropolis of the Pergamon Tempels and library that were the riches of its time will be visited. Did you know that Marcus Antonius give all parchments of this library to Cleopatra as a gift? You will learn more on the tour. There will be 30 minutes shopping break in Bergama because it is famous for its jewelry, stones, and silver goods. After the tour, we drive back direction our hotel in Kusadasi.
After breakfast, our tour starts in Ephesus. Ephesus ancient city is a 9000 years old city that houses The biggest temple dedicated to Artemis is The Artemision which is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. This guided tour will focus the Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, and Grand theatre House of the Virgin Mary with details on this outstanding example of a Roman port city.
Sirince village’s local 19th-century architecture is well preserved and the village in its reputation goes beyond the borders of the country İzmir. It is famous for its homemade wines that are specially made from different kinds of fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, melons, and strawberries. Here the tour includes wine tasting and learning how to make fruit wine in the wine houses. Plus handicrafts made by local women can be bought and a very famous leather production center will be the next stop. At the end of the tour, we drive back to the hotel.
After breakfast, we will move to the world-famous marvel of calcite travertines to Pamukkale, the ride is approx 3 hours. Before walking or swimming in Pamukkale’s travertine pools we will have a lunch break. Walking around white calcium terraces and lying in the natural, hot springs’ waters will renew your body. The region at the same time has well-known textile products that and there will be an outlet shopping chance. At the end of the tour, we drive you back to the hotel in Pamukkale.
After a great breakfast, we will depart for Antalya for a 4-hour drive with coffee breaks. Once arrived in Antalya the rest of the day is yours.
The day will start with a great breakfast. Antalya is a city where the sea, sun, beach, forest, and coves are made it an attractive location to live throughout history. Many civilizations live and left a historical treasure behind them. Kaleici is the old city where you can trace the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman periods. Hadrian’s Gate was built in the name of Roman Emperor Hadrian, Yivli Minaret Complex, Gıyaseddin Keyhusrev Madrasah, Selçuklu Madrasah, Zincirkıran Turbah, Nigar Hatun Turbah, Karartay Madrasa, Historical Marina are pieces of this treasure that will be visited during the tour. Plus the Karaalioglu Park reflects the flora of Antalya and the Hidirlik Tower can be seen in Kaleici The Duden Waterfalls will be the next stop to relax and be enchanted by its stunning view. After the tour, we drive you back to your hotel in Antalya.
After a great breakfast with about a 2.5-hour drive with a coffee break, we will arrive in Konya. We will take our Lunch in Konya and start with our visit. The Mevlana Museum and the striking green-tiled mausoleum of Mevlana will take you to the peaceful world of the Sufi sect known as Whirling Dervishes. After our visit, we continue our drive to your hotel in Cappadocia where we will arrive in the early evening.
The day starts with an Ozkonak Underground city visit that was built in Idis Mountain where volcanic granite-made tuff layers are quite dense and the galleries are connected by tunnels. The Goreme Open Air Museum will be the following destination that can be said that it is the heart of Cappadocia. The region was Listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1985 and it hides the churches of Durmuş Kadir, Yusuf Koç, El Nazar, Saklı, Meryem Ana (Virgin Mary) Kılıçlar, Tokalı, and Dark churches. Plus Convent of Monks and Nuns, Chapel of St Basil, and St. Barbara can be seen either with lots of captivating church interior paintings that have reached today. With a few minutes’ walk, Cavusin will be waiting for you and you can explore The Christians who created living spaces for themselves in the fairy chimneys of those fleeing the oppression of the Romans. Lunch will be in Avanos which is the home of pottery dating way back to the Hittites. There will be a workshop visit and shopping chances here that can’t be missed. Love Valley and Devrent Valley where you can see the symbols of Cappadocia Three Beauties. This tour will end approximately at beginning of the evening.
This remarkable tour ends with departing for Cappadocia Airport for a domestic flight to Istanbul in the early morning.
- • Accommodations
- • National Flights
- • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary in private
- • Transfer service during tours
- • Airport transfers
- • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
- • Accommodation included dinner
- • Beverage during the tour
- • Tips to the guide and driver
- • Personal expenses
- • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
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For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 50% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.
For Travel Agencies
We require full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Excursions Finder and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.
The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.
Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
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In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.
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