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Glories of Türkiye Escorted: Canakkale, Bodrum, Antalya & More

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15 Days
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DELUXE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Discover the variety of attractions that Türkiye has to offer – ancient Roman sites, historical battlefields, Mediterranean beaches, Whirling Dervishes, underground cities, cave dwellers, museums, carpet factories and much more. Also spend time in the exciting cosmopolitan city of colourful Istanbul.


Start your First Class Escorted tour with 2 nights in Istanbul, Türkiye's largest city. It is a city divided into two parts, one in Europe and one in Asia as it straddles the Bosphorus (the Istanbul Strait).  Here enjoy a full day tour taking you to the main sights including Topkapi Palace, and the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and St Sophia, the enormous former cathedral and mosque that now serves Istanbul as a museum. Enjoy an optional authentic Turkish cuisine in the evening, with belly and folk dancing entertainment.

Your next day is all about infamous battle sites. In the morning, visit Anzac Cove, site of the disastrous Gallipoli landing in World War One. Then in the afternoon, cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. 

Next visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Weave through the olive forests on your way to lunch with some locals in a traditional village and then visit the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum. Later, head south to Kusadasi for 2 nights. 

The following morning brings a visit to the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world. Explore 2,000 year old marble streets, a theatre, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian's Temple. Later, visit St. Mary's stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years.  Finally, call in at a rug production centre. 

Depart Kusadasi and drive to Pamukkale to see the mineral springs followed by the ancient Roman site of Hieropolis. Overnight in Pamukkele.

Your next stop is the attractive resort of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast for a 2 night stay. You will visit Perge and its famous Temple of Artemis. Afterwards, enjoy relaxing time in Antalya. 

The next day is at leisure although you can enjoy an optional tour of the ancient town of Phaselis or a yacht cruise along the coast. 

The following morning, head north to Konya visiting the ancient city of Aspendos. On arrival in Konya, learn about the Whirling Dervishes and their philosophy. Overnight in Konya. 

Next it’s on to Cappadocia, home to some of Türkiye's most historic ruins. En route, visit a 13th century caravanserai and have a visit to the underground city of Saratli. Spend 2 nights in Cappadocia.

You might consider here an optional hot air balloon ride for a bird’s eye view of the area. 

Visit Goreme located among the rock formations which were first settled back in the Roman period.  Also visit Avanos known for its high quality earthenware. 

In the morning, depart for the capital city of Türkiye, Ankara. Explore the Ataturk Mausoleum and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts up to 7500 years old. Overnight in Antalya. 

Travel the next morning overland back to Istanbul. The rest of the day is at leisure. A Bosphorus cruise is highly recommended to enjoy the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Your final night is in Istanbul.

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Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,343

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Day 1

Istanbul

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Duration2 Nights
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JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus

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    JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus



    Located in eclectic Karakoy with a timeless past and rich future, JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus takes inspiration from its Bohemian surroundings including boutiques, cafes, cocktail bars and artisanal markets. Equidistant from Istanbul's two major airports and situated next to Galataport with a cruise terminal, the …

    Located in eclectic Karakoy with a timeless past and rich future, JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus takes inspiration from its Bohemian surroundings including boutiques, cafes, cocktail bars and artisanal markets. Equidistant from Istanbul's two major airports and situated next to Galataport with a cruise terminal, the hotel welcomes guests in the idyllic location for both leisure and business. Reflecting the diversity of the city, JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus redefines the local dining scene with eight distinctive culinary concepts delivering both authenticity and flavor.

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    • Fitness Centre
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 2

Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453 - 1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world's greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world's largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment.

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Day 3

Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Canakkale

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Hotel Caeli

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    Hotel Caeli



    Located among 170 hectares of vineyards, Hotel Caeli welcomes its guests with its smart room infrastructure, luxurious and spacious rooms and personalized service. The facility promises an unforgettable experience. The facility offers the opportunity to relax both physically and spiritually rooms and suites, which are …

    Located among 170 hectares of vineyards, Hotel Caeli welcomes its guests with its smart room infrastructure, luxurious and spacious rooms and personalized service. The facility promises an unforgettable experience. The facility offers the opportunity to relax both physically and spiritually rooms and suites, which are named after the distinguished grapes of the world. The facility, which always prioritizes regionalism and seasonality, offers its guests a new generation taste experience by blending it with artisanal presentation from world cuisines. Surrounded by 170 hectares of vineyards, Hotel Caeli welcomes its guests with its magnificent atmosphere surrounded by greenery. Located in Kumk_y district of Eceabat district of _anakkale, the facility draws attention with its luxurious and spacious accommodation units with smart room infrastructure, named after distinguished grapes.

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Day 4

Troy - Pergamum - Izmir

Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then it is on to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight.

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Duration2 Nights
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Swissotel Izmir

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    Swissotel Izmir



    Set in 12,000 square meters of landscaped gardens overlooking the spectacular Kordon on the Aegean Sea, the luxurious five-star hotel Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir is conveniently located in the center of Izmir's commercial district, steps away from the heart of the city. Adnan Menderes Airport …

    Set in 12,000 square meters of landscaped gardens overlooking the spectacular Kordon on the Aegean Sea, the luxurious five-star hotel Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir is conveniently located in the center of Izmir's commercial district, steps away from the heart of the city. Adnan Menderes Airport is less than 15 km away.

    Designed in modern and contemporary style, the 402 luxuriously appointed guest rooms including 55 spacious suites feature state-of-the-art technology and exclusive amenities. Executive rooms and the Swiss Executive Club lounge provide additional luxury and exclusivity.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
    • Bar
    • Bicycles
    • Car Hire
    • Childrens Playground
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Pets Accepted
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Shoeshine
    • Solarium
    • Spa

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Ephesus and St. Mary's House - Izmir

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian's Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary's stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6

Izmir - Bodrum

After breakfast drive to Bodrum to visit th castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s.

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Duration2 Nights
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Mgallery The Bodrum Hotel Yalikavak

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    Mgallery The Bodrum Hotel Yalikavak



    With splendid architecture and Inviting interiors, The Bodrum Hotel Yalikavak brings the magic of Yalikavak in every corner. MGallery Bodrum Yalikavak is one of the latest luxury hotels in the Yalikavak town in Bodrum. An exclusive experience shaped by the dazzling colors of the Aegean …

    With splendid architecture and Inviting interiors, The Bodrum Hotel Yalikavak brings the magic of Yalikavak in every corner. MGallery Bodrum Yalikavak is one of the latest luxury hotels in the Yalikavak town in Bodrum. An exclusive experience shaped by the dazzling colors of the Aegean Sea and an enviable beach setting awaits you in The Bodrum Hotel Yalikavak.

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Bodrum - Kos

After breakfast, the day is free for personal activities. Optional day island Kos.

Overnight in Bodrum

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Day 8

Bodrum - Pamukkale

After breakfast, drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel's thermal pool.

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Duration1 Night
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Doga Thermal Health and Spa

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Pamukkale - Antalya

After breakfast depart for Antalya, dinner and overnight.

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Duration2 Nights
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Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek

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    Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek



    This is one of the luxury property in Belek and has one of the largest Spa and Thalasso center in the region. This magnificent property is located directly on the beach between the Taurus mountains and the Mediterranean sea. The luxurious rooms are spacious and …

    This is one of the luxury property in Belek and has one of the largest Spa and Thalasso center in the region. This magnificent property is located directly on the beach between the Taurus mountains and the Mediterranean sea. The luxurious rooms are spacious and decorated with elegance to high standards. All rooms have either balcony or french windows with magnificent views of the golf course. All rooms have interactive tv, internet connection.

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Day 10

Perge - Aspendos - Antalya

This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel.

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Day 11

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.

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Duration2 Nights
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Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge

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    Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge



    Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge, member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is located in Uchisar. Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre, this property listed in 2015 Cond_ Nast Traveler Hot List. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Each room features air conditioning, …

    Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge, member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is located in Uchisar. Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre, this property listed in 2015 Cond_ Nast Traveler Hot List. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

    Each room features air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, fireplace, safe box, a minibar, coffee machine and a seating area. Equipped with a shower, private bathroom includes a hairdryer and free toiletries.

    A-la carte breakfast is offered. Complimentary afternoon tea is served. The staff can assist the guests with organising tours and exchanging currency. Car rental and airport shuttle services are also available at an extra fee..

    24-hour front desk is available at Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge.

    The hotel is 850 m from Uc Hisar Castle_. Nevsehir Airport is 38 km away.

    This is our guests' favourite part of Uchisar, according to independ

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Day 12

Cappadocia

Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was 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 in a cave. Dinner at a special local restaurant or you can join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance.

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Day 13

Cappadocia - Ankara

In the morning, depart for the capital city of Ankara through the salt lake area. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and the 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.

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Duration1 Night
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Ankara HiltonSa Hotel

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    Ankara HiltonSa Hotel



    Discover a contemporary hotel in the center of historic Ankara. The Ankara Hilton SA hotel lies near the capital's commercial and diplomatic activity. Relax in a guest room at Ankara Hilton SA, featuring a separate work area and Wi-Fi. Hold any event in style; the …

    Discover a contemporary hotel in the center of historic Ankara. The Ankara Hilton SA hotel lies near the capital's commercial and diplomatic activity. Relax in a guest room at Ankara Hilton SA, featuring a separate work area and Wi-Fi. Hold any event in style; the Kavaklidere ballroom is an elegant venue for conferences and celebrations for up to 750 guests. Refurbished in April 2014, our cozy lobby lounge is a great spot for socializing and offers live piano music on weekdays.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Barber/ Beauty Shop
    • Business Centre
    • Car Hire
    • Currency Exchange
    • Drycleaning
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Fitness Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Hot Tub
    • Indoor Pool
    • Laundry
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Newspapers
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Sauna
    • Shoeshine
    • Shops
    • Terrace

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Day 14

Ankara - Istanbul

After breakfast, depart on a scenic drive to Istanbul. In the afternoon join an optional half-day Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafes. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.

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Duration1 Night
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JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus

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    JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus



    Located in eclectic Karakoy with a timeless past and rich future, JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus takes inspiration from its Bohemian surroundings including boutiques, cafes, cocktail bars and artisanal markets. Equidistant from Istanbul's two major airports and situated next to Galataport with a cruise terminal, the …

    Located in eclectic Karakoy with a timeless past and rich future, JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus takes inspiration from its Bohemian surroundings including boutiques, cafes, cocktail bars and artisanal markets. Equidistant from Istanbul's two major airports and situated next to Galataport with a cruise terminal, the hotel welcomes guests in the idyllic location for both leisure and business. Reflecting the diversity of the city, JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus redefines the local dining scene with eight distinctive culinary concepts delivering both authenticity and flavor.

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    • Fitness Centre
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 15

Istanbul

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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DEPARTURES:

2022: May 13, 27; Jun 10, 24; Jul 8, 22; Aug 5, 19; Sep 2, 30; Oct 14, 28

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transportation in air-conditioned bus with Tour Manager
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Istanbul
  • 1 night deluxe accommodation in Canakkale
  • 2 nights deluxe acommodations in Izmir
  • 2 nights deluxe accommodations in Bodrum
  • 1 night deluxe class accommodation in Pamukkale
  • 2 nights deluxe accommodations in Antalya
  • 2 nights deluxe accommodations in Cappadocia
  • 1 night deluxe accommodation in Ankara
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary 
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 10 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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