The Best of Tremendous Turkey on a 8 Day Private Tour

Enjoy this 8-day tour visiting the best sights around Turkey starting with Istanbul, and then travel south along the ancient Silk Road to visit Pamukkale, Ephesus and more. Explore some of the best highlights of Turkey and see some of the fantastic places of history and stunning landscape this beautiful country has to offer. Throughout your trip, you’ll visit Istanbul’s highlights, including Hagia Sofia and the mesmerising Blue Mosque on a fully guided tour of this fantastic city.

per adult from

$3,080

NZD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Meet and greet service by our driver at the airport
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All accommodation
    • Entrance fees to all sites
    • Professional tour guide during the tour
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
    • Entry/Admission - Gallipoli Battle Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Troy (Truva)
    • Entry/Admission - Ruins of Pergamum
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
    • Entry/Admission - Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
    • Entry/Admission - Sirince Koyu
    • Entry/Admission - Travertines of Pamukkale (thermal pools)
    • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis
    • Entry/Admission - Green Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Airport
    What's excluded :
    • Other services not mentioned
    • Personal expenses

  • Day 1: Arrival Day

    Pass By: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Arrival at Istanbul Airport where a professional driver will meet you and transfer to the hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 2: Istanbul City Tour

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Explore Hagia Sophia which was initially built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century, and then converted into a mosque sometime in the 15th century by the ottomans.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Go to the Topkapi Palace, once used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries and see the magnificent collection of priceless jewels, silver, crystal, and porcelain, robes that were worn by the sultans and the relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    We will visit the stunning Blue Mosque that was built for Sultan Ahmet I. The Blue Mosque is a unique piece of architecture with six minarets and features around 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
    Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 3: Gallipoli Battlefields

    Stop At: Gallipoli Battle Museum, 1915 Savas mMlzemelero Golerisi, Eceabat Turkey
    Depart early morning for an afternoon tour of Gallipoli.

    The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Also visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly and Gallipoli Museum.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Canakkale

    Day 4: Troy - Acropolis of Pergamum

    Stop At: Troy (Truva), Tevfikiye Koyu, Intepe, Canakkale Turkey
    Visit the ancient city of Troy, world-famous for the legendary Trojan horse that dates back to the times of Helen, Queen of Sparta
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ruins of Pergamum, 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama Turkey
    The ancient city of Pergamum with its spectacular acropolis and has one of the steepest ancient theatres in the world.

    Its magnificent library, temples, and medical facilities also made it a renowned political and cultural centre in its time.

    Then we will enjoy a lovely display of locally handcrafted leather goods.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kusadasi

    Day 5: Ephesus - Kusadasi

    Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
    visit the ruins with your professional guide on an Ephesus tour.

    Feel the history along the marble-lined streets, and see the Baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus and The Grand Theater.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk 35100 Turkey
    After your House of the Virgin Mary tour, you will also see St. John’s Basilica, and we will also stop at Artemis Temple.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sirince Koyu, Sirince Turkey
    Sirince Village tours will show you the traditional Turkish village life. Famous for wine houses (which you can taste), olive oils, handicrafts, and organic fruit and vegetables. Walk the narrow cobbled streets of this charming village, and you will find women, selling crafts of all kinds, olive oil.

    After your fantastic day, we will drive you back to Kusadasi town centre, Kusadasi port or hotel to drop you off.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Kusadasi

    Day 6: Pamukkale - Hierapolis

    Stop At: Travertines of Pamukkale (thermal pools), Merkez, 20190 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey
    Drive to Pamukkale and discover the pure white travertine terraces and the ruins of Hierapolis.

    The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders that you will be able to see from several mineral springs in a substantial white cliffside.

    About 200 m overlooking the plain you can see how the calcite-laden waters have dripped over a number of terraced levels and created a fairyland of unusual solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. They look like creations made from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle).

    Moreover, the water in the basins changes its colour according to how the light enters.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Hierapolis, 20280 Pamukkale/Denizli, Turkey
    Also visit the ancient ruins of Hierapolis with its Basilica, theatre and Roman Baths.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Pammukale

    Day 7: Bursa - Istanbul

    Stop At: Green Mosque, Yesil Mahallesi, Bursa 16360 Turkey
    Today you will head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel in Istanbul

    Day 8: Departure Day

    Stop At: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Transfer to Istanbul Airport to connect to your international flight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will arrange for a professional driver to pick you up from the Airport.Airports
    • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Goodman Tours

Activity ID: V-189016P84

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