Detailed Tour of Turkey
from the West
with the Black Sea - Tour 124

Istanbul, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Sirince Kusudasi, Hierapolis, Pamukkale, Koycegiz, Fethiye, Oludeniz, Antalya, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara, Safranbolu, Istanbul, Trabzon, Sumela Monastery, Trabzon, Istanbul

16 Days / 15 nights

2019 Departures:
Jan 5, Feb 9, Mar 23, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jul6, 13, 20, 27, Aug, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, 9, 21

 

Day 01 Sat: Istanbul
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Day 02 Sun: Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Spice Market. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B) 

Day 03 Mon: Istanbul Canakkale
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57th Regiment Memorial, cross the Dardanelles. Overnight stay in Canakkale.(BD)

Day 04 Tue: Canakkale - Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi
After breakfast at the hotel drive to legendary Troy; the site where the Trojan War took place, crossing the mountain Ida arrival to Pergamum visit Acropolis and overnight stay in Kusadasi. (BD)

Day 05 Wed: Kusadasi - Ephesus - Sirince - Kusadasi
After breakfast 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, leather. We continue to marvelous village of Sirince where you can experience one of the most beautiful villages in Turkey. You can do shopping and taste delicious wines of the village. Return to Kusadasi for overnight stay. (BD)

Day 06 Thu: Kusadasi - Hierapolis - Pamukkale
After breakfast drive through the meander plain and cotton farms, arrive to Pamukkale, time to enjoy the beauty of lime cascade and visit ancient Hierapolis. Overnight in Pamukkale. (BD)

Day 07 Fri: Pamukkale - Koycegiz and Fethiye
After breakfast, this morning we drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz. Here we take a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mud bath. En route to Fethiye. Overnight Fethiye and dinner. (BD)

Day 08 Sat: Fethiye - Kayakoy Greek village and Oludeniz - Fethiye
After breakfast explore the quaint Greek village of Kayakoy. Afternoon we will drive you to Oludeniz you will have opportunity to swim then drive back to your hotel. Overnight Fethiye.(B)

Day 09 Sun: Fethiye - Saklikent Gorge - Antalya
After breakfast, 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, upon arrival visit Duden Waterfall. Dinner at your hotel. Overnight Antalya.(BD)

Day 10 Mon: Antalya (Aspendos) - Konya – Cappadocia
After breakfast, early departure for Konya. En route visit Aspendos Theatre. Upon arrival to Konya visit Mevlana Mausoleum and Whirling Dervishes convent. Journey on to biblical Cappadocia. Visit ancient caravanserai on the Silk Road. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.(BD)

Day 11 Tue: Cappadocia
After breakfast full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. An optional and fun Turkish folklore evening with dinner is available tonight. Overnight in Cappadocia.(B)

Day 12 Wed: Cappadocia - Ankara - Safranbolu
Early in the morning an optional balloon tour is available. Morning departure for Safranbolu. On the way stop by Ankara and visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum in Ankara. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We continue our drive to Safranbolu, the world heritage town of UNESCO which is considered as an open air museum. Tonight, we stay at an old Ottoman mansion.(BD)

Day 13 Thu: Safranbolu - Istanbul - Trabzon
After breakfast visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can test the fine sample of Turkish delights then continue to drive to Istanbul afternoon visit Grand Bazaar. Then you will be transferred to airport or your flight to Trabzon. Upon to your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight Trabzon.(B)

Day 14 Fri: Trabzon - Sumela Monastery
After breakfast Tour to Sumela Monastery which is nestled into the side of rocks in a famous valley in Maška, overnight in Trabzon .(BD)

Day 15 Sat: Trabzon - Istanbul
After breakfast fly back to Istanbul the rest of the day is at leisure overnight tin .(B)

Day 16 Sun: Istanbul
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. (B)

Includes:

  • Arrival transfer (Sabiha Gokcen Airport subject to surcharge)

  • Transfers on Day 13 and Day 15 in Istanbul and Trabzon (Sabiha

  • Gokcen Airport subject to surcharge)

  • Hotel Accommodation proposed as in the above list

  • Meals are as indicated in the itineraries with code letters:

  • B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)

  • Professional tour guides throughout Turkey Programs

  • Luggage handling in the hotels

  • Local taxes

  • Museum entrance fees

  • Flight Istanbul - Trabzon - Istanbul

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses

Hotels: (or similar)

  • Istanbul: TBA

  • Canakkale: Kolin

  • Kusadasi: Charisma Deluxe

  • Pamukkale: Doga Thermal

  • Fethiye: Atapark

  • Antalya: B.W. Khan

  • Cappadocia: TBA

  • Safranbolu: Imren Lokum Konagi

  • Istanbul Return: Kent (Old City)

  • Trabzon: Novotel Trabzon

Price in US$ Per Person

 

 

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