Best of Turkey

14 Days / 13 Nights

Day 1 Thu: Istanbul | Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.

Day 2 Fri: Istanbul | Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3 Sat: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale | Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B D

Day 4 Sun: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir | Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight. B L D

Day 5 Mon: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir | Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage and visit a regional rug production center. Afternoon Optional: Tour of Sardis or Sirince B D

Day 6 Tue: Izmir – Pamukkale | Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel. B D

Day 7 Wed: Pamukkale – Bodrum | After breakfast visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and later drive to Bodrum to visit the Castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Overnight in Bodrum. B

Day 8 Thu: Bodrum – Kos | After breakfast, the day is free for personal activities. Optional day trip to Greek island Kos Dinner and overnight in Bodrum.B D

Day 9 Fri: Bodrum – Antalya | After breakfast depart for Antalya, en route visit famous Termessos Ancient City, then continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. B D

Day 10 Sat: Perge –Aspendos – Antalya | This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel.B D

Day 11 Sun: Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia | Early morning departure for Konya visit mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Afterwards departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Saratli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.B D

Day 12 Mon: Cappadocia | Early Morning Optional : Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After break-fast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which were first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant.  Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance.B D

Day 13 Tue: Cappadocia – Ankara | Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara through the salt ake area, Enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai, holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Dinner and overnight at Ankara.BD

Day 14 Wed: Ankara – Return | Transfer to airport. B

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Tour Code: BST

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Departure Dates and Rates

Departure dates (2017) P/P in Double Single Supl. P/P in Triple
  • Aug 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Sep 07, 14, 21, 28
  • Oct 05, 12, 19, 26
$1,595 $620 $1,535
Departure dates (2018) P/P in Double Single Supl. P/P in Triple
  • Apr 19, 26
  • May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Jun 07, 14, 21, 28
  • Jul 05, 19
  • Aug 02, 23, 30
  • Sep 06, 13, 20, 27
  • Oct 04, 11, 18, 25
$1,595 $620 $1,535

Deluxe & Superior First Class Hotels

City Hotels
 Istanbul  CONRAD ISTANBUL
 Canakkale  KOLIN OTEL (SFC)
 İzmir  SWISSOTEL GRAND EFES
 Pamukkale  DOGA THERMAL HEALTH & SPA
 Bodrum  DORIA HOTEL (SFC) / SWISSOTEL BODRUM (SFC+)
 Antalya  CROWNE PLAZA / RIXOS DOWNTOWN (DLX)
 Nevsehir  CCR CAVE RESORT (SFC+)
 Ankara  HILTON HOTEL (DLX)