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The place where East meets West, Turkey is a treasure trove of fascinating history and archaeological wonders. From Istanbul’s iconic landmarks and Gallipoli’s bloody battlegrounds to Cappadocia’s other-worldly landscapes and much more, this all-encompassing tour uncovers the very best of Turkey.
– Explore Istanbul’s iconic landmarks
– Delve into the ruins of ancient Ephesus
– Enjoy an exclusive visit to the site of Magnesia
– Marvel at the rock formations of Cappadocia
Day 1 – Fly to Istanbul
Fly to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel
Day 2 – Old Istanbul
Explore some of the city’s landmark sites, stopping at the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque before continuing onto the marvellous Hagia Sofia. Later, visit the Topkapi Palace and venture into the Grand Bazaar
Day 3 – Bosporus Strait
Discover the hidden gems of the Fener and Balat districts before enjoying a private cruise along the Bosporus where you can enjoy views of the surrounding sites such as Rumeli fortress and Beylerbeyl Palace.
Day 4 – Gallipoli Peninsula
Visit the Cape Helles Memorial
Day 5 – Troy and Pergamon
Visit the site of the ancient city of Troy and learn some of its history. After, continue to Pergamon, famed for its Acropolis and theatre. Enjoy a home cooked Turkish meal before heading to your hotel in Selcuk
Day 6 – Ephesus and Sirince
Explore one of the ancient world’s most famous cities, Ephesus. Well preserved, the ruins paint a vivid picture. After lunch, relax in the countryside as you visit the village of Sirince
Day 7 – Magnesia
Today, enjoy an exclusive tour of the ruins of Magnesia, home to archaeological sites not usually open to the public. Later, journey onwards to Pamukkale and enjoy its thermal waters
Day 8 – Pamukkale
Explore the spa city of Hierapolils, where calcium pools cascade down the mountains.
Day 9 – Antalya
Drive to the ancient Greek city of Perge to explore some of the most beautiful Hellenistic and Roman ruins in Turkey. Next discover ancient Aspendos, home to the best-preserved Roman theatre in the Mediterranean, and then visit the beautiful Manavgat Falls en route back to Antalya. In the afternoon relax and unwind on a 2-hour private boat tour along the attractive shoreline.
Day 10 – Konya
Head to the traditional town of Konya and visit the Mevlana Museum, home to the mausoleum of Rumi, founder of the Order of the Whirling Dervishes
Day 11 – Sultanhani Caravanserai
Today, visit one of the former resting points along the silk. Sultanhani Caravanserai is one of the best preserved of these outposts in Turkey. Continue onto to Cappadocia
Days 12-13 – Cappadocia
Enjoy a full day tour of this stunning region, famous for its unusual rock formations. The next day, visit the Ihlara Valley, home to ancient churches and dwellings. Enjoy a lunch in a traditional Cappadocian home, where you can spend time with a local family and enjoy authentic food and great hospitality
Day 14 – Ankara
Travel to Turkey’s capital, Ankara. Here visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations and the colossal Mausoleum of Ataturk.
Day 15 – Departure
Transfer to Ankara Airport for your flight home
All accommodation on this tour is in 3/4 star venues.
Cape Helles Memorial
Pay your respects to the fallen soldiers at Gallipoli, the site of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. Afterwards, raise a glass at sunset overlooking the Dardanelles – scene of so many conflicts including the great Trojan War.
Whirling Dervish Ceremony
Enjoy a spectacular Whirling Dervish performance at the historical Saruhan Caravanserai
Cook in Cappadocia
Embrace everyday life as you enjoy a cooking demonstration and lunch with a local family as well as getting involved in handmade pottery.
– 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
– International flights and current taxes
– Domestic transportation
– 3 star plus – 4 star accommodation
– Touring with guides and entrance fees
– Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
– Based on London departures
– Regional UK departures available
– Flight Upgrades available on request
All tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for extra savings, more departure dates and a quote.
See the classic sights in the company of expert guides so you can really understand the history and culture of the destination. On our classic tours we take care of everything, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the experience to the full. The tours are fully inclusive with all meals and a comprehensive touring programme.
The average number of people in a group is 21 and the maximum number of people is 28. You may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling
This tour has a physical rating of 1. This means that a reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You will be getting on and off coaches and boats as well as walk around the sights and climbing some steps.
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