Around 6:30 in the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel for about a 5-hour bus ride to Gallipoli, for your full-day Gallipoli Tour.
We will stop to have breakfast on the way optionally. As soon as you arrive, following your lunch in a traditional restaurant, the highlights will be: Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson’s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston’s Jolly (walk in the ANZAC trenches), View of Shrapnel Valley, Turkish Memorial, The Nek, and Walker’s Ridge, Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial).
At the end of your day, you will be taken to the ferry for Canakkale where you will spend your night.
Overnight in Canakkale.
After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, you will be picked up to visit ancient Troy city.
You will see the genially made Trojan Horse and you will visit over 7 ancient cities built one on another, dating back to 3500 BC, passing through Apollo Temple, fortified city walls, battlefield where Hector and Achilles fought for power, Roman Theater – Greco-Roman Senate building roundly shaped that hosted deputies of democracy.
Following Troy, we will drive to Pergamum where you will have your lunch. After that, we will visit Pergamum Ancient City, home to many important libraries in the old times.
At the end of the tour, we will drive to Kusadasi to transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
You will spend the night in Kusadasi.
Right after your breakfast, the full-day Ephesus Tour starts with a pick-up.
Highlights we will visit: Temple of Artemis – considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Library of Celsus – while most libraries serve only the function of archiving books and documents, this one served as the final resting place of Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, in whose honor the library was built, Ephesus Ancient City – with its marvelous highlights, The House of Virgin Mary – is believed to be where she lived and died.
Also, we will see old theatres, hammams, passing through the harbor.
In the end, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Following your breakfast and check-out from the hotel, we will pick you up for your full-day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour.
Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls, and a series of terraced basins. We will also visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hierapolis which is one of the sacred sites of Turkey, dates back thousands of years, also admire the white limestone terraces, known as travertines of Pamukkale.
We will see Necropolis – a large burial site generally it was located outside the settlement including the Sarcophagus of a general of Marcus Aurelius. You will a chance to swim in the famous Cleopatra Swimming Pool.
In the end, we will lead you to check-in at your hotel in Pamukkale.
You will spend the night in Pamukkale.
Following your breakfast and your check-out from the hotel, we will depart for Cappadocia.
On our way, we will visit Konya, which has been a home for the first Christian settlement and sanctuaries, also known as the embraced home of Rumi (Mevlana), the Sufic spiritualist who established the Whirling Dervish. Besides, Konya was one of the most vital exchanging centers on the Silk Road in the past. You will stop at Mevlana Rumi Museum.
In the end, we will arrive in Cappadocia to check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Note: There will not be a guide but our driver will be accompanying you on this day, and lunch is not included in your program. There are a variety of options close to Mevlana Museum to enjoy local flavors (Sifa Restaurant, Bolu Restaurant, Nezih Konya Mutfagi, etc.) and our driver can direct you if you like.
Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia is available on this day.
Following your breakfast, your full-day North Cappadocia Tour will start.
Highlights you will visit: Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches, Devrent Valley, and Pasabag where you will see animal and fairy-tale like rock formations, the ancient towns of Urgup and Avanos – famous with its red clay pottery. You will have fun trying to make potteries after a small demonstration.
In the end, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.
You will spend the night in Cappadocia.
Following your breakfast and check-out from the hotel, your full-day South Cappadocia Tour will start with a pick-up.
Highlights: Hiking in Red & Rose Valley, Cavusin Village – one of the oldest settlements in the region with its cave houses, Love Valley, Kaymaklı Underground City, Pigeon Valley, and Uchisar Castle.
In the end, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Istanbul.
Upon your arrival in Istanbul, we will welcome and transfer you to your hotel.
Your memorable journey will end here.