Discover Turkey
14 Days

ITINERARY

14 Days: Istanbul, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Sirince, Pamakkale, Fethiye, Saklikent Gorge, Antalya, Cappadocia, Ankara, Safranbolu

Tour overview:

This comprehensive tour of western and central Turkey covers most places a visitor would want to see. Starting in that world city situated on two continents, Istanbul was until May 1453 Constantinople, the capital of East Rome for a thousand years. From here travel down into Minor Asia with its historical places going back to Greek antiquity. Return by way of the southern Turkish coast and central Turkey with its capital Ankara to Istanbul.


Day 1 – Arrive Istanbul

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.


Day 2 – Istanbul – City Sightseeing

Full day guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Spice Market. (B)


Day 3 – Istanbul / Gallipoli / Canakkale

Today we drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th Regiment Memorial. Then cross the Dardanelles from the Eurpean side into Asia. Continue to Canakkale. BD)


Day 4 – Canakkale / Troy / Pergamum / Kusadasi

Drive to legendary Troy; the site where the legendary Trojan War took place, crossing the mountain Ida and arrive in Pergamum. Then continue to Kusadasi. (BD)


Day 5 – Kusadasi – Ephesus & Sirince

A short drive to visit Ephesus, we will have the opportunity to discover and understand the rich history behind local handicrafts like hand-made carpets and leather. Lunch in a nomadic tent in Selcuk to taste Turkish Gozleme. We continue to the village of Sirince, one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You may be able to do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village. (BLD)


Day 6 – Kusadasi / Hierapolis / Pamukkale

Morning drive through the meandering plain and cotton farms and then arrive to Pamukkale. Time to enjoy the beauty of the lime cascades and also visit ancient Hierapolis. (BD)


Day 7 – Pamukkale / Koycegiz / Fethiye

This morning we drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz. Here we take a boat cruise to turtle beach and cover ourselves in mud at the local mudbath. Afternoon continue to Fethiye. (BD)


Day 8 – Fethiye – Kayakoy Greek Village & Oludeniz

Morning explore the quaint Greek Village of Kayakoy. Afternoon we visit Oludeniz with the opportunity to swim. (B)


Day 9 – Fethiye / Saklikent Gorge / Antalya

Today we visit the stunningly beautiful Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. After tracking along the canyon we will continue to Antalya crossing the Tauros Mountains and, upon arrival, visit Duden Waterfall. (BD)


Day 10 – Antalya / Aspendos / Konya / Cappadocia

Early departure for Konya, enroute stop by Aspendos’ ancient Theater. Upon arrival to Konya, we tour the monastery of the Mevlana Whirling Dervishes. Then have an afternoon drive to Cappadocia via Seljukian Caracanserai – a fine example of the ancient Silk Road. (BD)


Day 11 – Cappadocia

Early in the morning an optional balloon tour is available. After breakfast full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. Lunch in a cave restaurant to taste the famous pottery Kebap. An optional and fun Turkish folklore evening with dinner is available tonight. (BL)


Day 12 – Capppadocia / Ankara / Safranbolu

Morning departure for Safranbolu. On the way stop by Ankara and visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum in Ankara. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. We continue our drive to Safranbolu, a UNESCO world heritage town which is considered an open air museum. Tonight we stay at an old Ottoman mansion. (BD)


Day 13 – Safranbolu / Istanbul

Morning visit of the old town of Safranbolu where you can taste a fine sample of Turkish delights, then continue to drive to Istanbul. Afternoon visit Grand Bazaar. (B)


Day 14 – Depart Istanbul

Transfer to airport for your departure flight. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Sgl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 06 - Jan 12 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Jan 13 - Jan 19 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Jan 20 - Jan 26 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Jan 27 - Feb 02 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Feb 03 - Feb 09 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Feb 10 - Feb 16 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Feb 17 - Feb 23 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Feb 24 - Mar 01 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Mar 02 - Mar 08 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Mar 09 - Mar 15 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Mar 16 - Mar 22 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Mar 23 - Mar 29 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Mar 30 - Apr 05 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Apr 06 - Apr 12 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Apr 13 - Apr 19 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Apr 20 - Apr 26 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Apr 27 - May 03 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
May 04 - May 10 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
May 11 - May 17 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
May 18 - May 24 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
May 25 - May 31 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jun 01 - Jun 07 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jun 08 - Jun 14 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jun 15 - Jun 21 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jun 22 - Jun 28 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jun 29 - Jul 05 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jul 06 - Jul 12 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jul 13 - Jul 19 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jul 20 - Jul 26 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Jul 27 - Aug 02 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Aug 03 - Aug 09 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Aug 10 - Aug 16 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Aug 17 - Aug 23 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Aug 24 - Aug 30 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Aug 31 - Sep 06 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Sep 07 - Sep 13 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Sep 14 - Sep 20 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Sep 21 - Sep 27 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Sep 28 - Oct 04 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Oct 05 - Oct 11 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Oct 12 - Oct 18 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Oct 19 - Oct 25 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Oct 26 - Nov 01 CAD 3,940 CAD 4,995 CAD 6,030 CAD 6,030
Nov 02 - Nov 08 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Nov 09 - Nov 15 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Nov 16 - Nov 22 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Nov 23 - Nov 29 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Nov 30 - Dec 06 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Dec 07 - Dec 13 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Dec 14 - Dec 20 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
Dec 21 - Dec 27 CAD 3,455 CAD 4,270 CAD 5,400 CAD 5,400
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Join-in Tour or Priavte Tour.
* Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
* Solo Travel Supplement available upon request
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels:
Istanbul: Hilton DoubleTree Piyalepasa (Taksim area)
Canakkale: Kolin
Kusadasi: Charisma Deluxe
Pamukkale: Adem Pira
Fethiye: Marina Boutique
Antalya: B.W. Khan
Cappadocia: Tafoni Cave
Safranbolu: Imren Lokum Konagi
Istanbul Return: Kent (Old City)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodation in first class and boutique style hotels
  • 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guides
  • Spice Market
  • Historical sights
  • Troy
  • Ephesus
  • Underground tour of Cappadocia
  • Limestone terraces of Pamukkale
  • World Heritage Site of Hierapolis
  • World Heritage Town of Safranbolu
  • Join-in tour

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