Treasures of Turkey

15 Days
Istanbul to Istanbul
From (NZD)
$ 7,955
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2022 Istanbul > Istanbul

From the incomparable city of Istanbul, to the profoundly moving sites of Gallipoli. To breathtaking ancient cities, villages of mystical wonder, and balloon-filled horizons over stunning landscapes, your exploration of this magical land is sure to surprise and delight.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
TURK
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Istanbul
Return City:
Istanbul

Selected Itinerary

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Istanbul

    Welcome to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

  2. Day 2 - Istanbul

    After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of this amazing city. See magnificent Hagia Sophia and visit the stunning Blue Mosque, the remains of the Hippodrome, and Topkapi Palace. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with views overlooking the mighty Bosphorus.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Istanbul > Canakkale

    This morning your local guide will show you around the Grand Bazaar, the largest covered market in the world before continuing towards Canakkale for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Canakkale

    Today travel to the Gallipoli Peninsula, site of the WWI landings by allied forces including ANZAC troops on the morning of April 25, 1915. Visit many of the landmark sites such as the Cape Hellas Memorial, ANZAC Cove, the ominously named Shrapnel Valley, Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Canakkale > Izmir

    Journey today to the Greco-Roman city of Pergamon, where you will visit the site of Asclepion, the famed ancient medical centre dating back to 4th century BC. Then see the magnificent Acropolis containing the ruins of Pergamon’s acclaimed 200,000 volume library. See monuments such as the Altar of Zeus, the Temple of Athena, and the Theatre, before enjoying authentic Turkish cuisine at a home hosted lunch in a local village. Then depart for Izmir for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Izmir > Kusadasi

    Tour Izmir, starting at the heart of the city Konak Square. From here you’ll see the ruins of Agora and the Old Market Place. After visiting a local winery for a tasting of their delicious produce continue to Kusadasi for a two stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kusadasi

    Visit Ephesus, perhaps the world’s best-preserved ancient city that once housed the Temple of Artemis. Walk the Marble Road, the construction of which started in the 1st century AD and see many preserved buildings such as the Temple of Hadrian, the Library of Celsus and the Great Ampitheatre. Then venture behind the Ephesus hills to where the House of Virgin Mary once stood.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Kusadasi > Pamukkale

    Freechoice

    Visit the ancient spa city of Hierapolis, admired for its breathtaking views of terraced calcium pools, then explore the ancient Necropolis site. Alternatively, swim in the Antique Pool of Cleopatra, and experience the legendary healing properties as you soak in the warm waters.     

    At the end of the day be transferred to your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Pamukkale > Antalya

    Today we visit Antalya, situated on a cliff over the Mediterranean and surrounded by mountains, the city has been home to multiple civilisations including the Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans. Visit the large archaeological museum rich in Classical, Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk artefacts before continuing to Aspendos, highlights include its Roman Theatre that is said to be the best-preserved in the world. Enjoy an overnight stay in Antalya.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Antalya > Konya

    This morning drive to Konya, a traditional caravan stop and home of the Whirling Dervishes. Visit the Mevlana Museum, former monastery of the Dervishes which contains the tomb of the groups’ 13th century spiritual leader before an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Konya > Cappadocia

    This morning we travel towards the moon-like landscapes of Cappadocia. Enroute you will have the opportunity to visit a 13th century Caravanserai, built to house merchants and their animals travelling the famed Silk road that connected the East and West. Afterwards, experience what life is like in a traditional Cappadocian village during a visit to a traditional stone house accompanied by a hearty yet delicious lunch. This afternoon stop in Kaymakli Underground city, an underground settlement built to protect the early Christians living in this region from invaders. Continue to the Argos in Cappadocia for a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Cappadocia

    Freechoice

    This morning choose to take an unforgettable hot air balloon ride (weather permitting) over the valleys of Cappadocia, or enjoy a special breakfast in a spectacular location.

    Then visit the main sights of this amazing region, including a tour of the Monastic Centre of Goreme. Founded in the 4th century, the centre now serves as an open-air museum featuring rock-cut churches with beautifully well-preserved frescoes inside.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cappadocia > Istanbul

    This morning take a short flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, visit the iconic Spice Market and be immersed in the sights and sounds of the bustling marketplace. This afternoon is yours to explore, before dinner at one of Istanbul’s finest restaurants on the shores of the Bosphorus. Enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Istanbul

    Freechoice

    This morning relax and rejuvenate at a Turkish Bath, or learn about traditional Turkish cuisine during a cooking class.

    Relax on the waters of the Bosphorus aboard your private cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Istanbul

    After breakfast transfer to Istanbul airport for your onwards or home bound flight.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, the journey may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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