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Best of Turkey - 11 days map

Embark on an 11-day journey through the heart of Turkey. Begin your adventure in Istanbul, exploring its iconic landmarks before venturing to the hallowed grounds of Gallipoli and the fabled city of Troy. Delve into the ancient treasures of Ephesus, stroll through the quaint village of Sirince, and marvel at the surreal landscapes of Pamukkale. Wander Antalya, where you can explore the Old Town and visit the stunning Duden Waterfalls. With leisure time to savour Antalya's charms, this journey offers a perfect Turkish adventure.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Istanbul – Visit highlights of the Old City including the beautiful Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and imposing Topkapi Palace
Troy - See the replica Trojan Horse in the ancient city, the setting of one of Ancient Greece's most famous tales
Ephesus - Explore the classic Roman city, one of the best-preserved examples in the whole of Europe
Kayakoy - Explore the quaint Greek Village of Kayakoy
Pergamum – Marvel at the Roman amphitheater which is one of the steepest in the classical world
Gallipoli – Pay your respects at the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials and visit ANZAC Cove, a famous WW1 landing site
Pamukkale - Visit the ancient Hierapolis and explore the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard, and the lime cascade
Boat Cruise - Enjoy a boat cruise to Turtle Beach and enjoy a mudbath
Antalya - Walk through Old Town, see the Hadrian Gate and the picturesque Duden Waterfalls in Lara

Included

Daily breakfasts & 7 dinners
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 11
English-speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide for all included sightseeing
Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
10 nights 4-5 star hotels
Guided sightseeing - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Sirince & Antalya
Transportation for sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned touring vehicle/coach
Boat cruise to Turtle Beach

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping Kitty: EUR€50-60pp, paid in EUR
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Istanbul

Saturday. Welcome to the vibrant city of Istanbul, the beginning of your exciting adventure. Upon your arrival, our friendly representative will be there to greet you and accompany you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace.
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 2

Tour of Istanbul

Following breakfast at the hotel, your day in Istanbul begins with a guided tour that will take you to some of the city's most iconic landmarks. Wander through the opulent halls of Topkapi Palace, marvel at the exterior of the 6th-century Basilica St. Sophia, be captivated by the enchanting Blue Mosque, and delve into the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling Grand Bazaar.
Overnight: Istanbul  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove

Istanbul - Canakkale. Today, you'll embark on a journey to Gallipoli, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the legendary landmarks of ANZAC Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine, and the 57th Regiment Memorial.

Afterwards, you'll proceed to cross the Dardanelles, where Asia and Europe meet. Your day concludes with an overnight stay in Canakkale, where you can enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Canakkale  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Legendary Troy

Canakkale - Troy - Pergamum - Kusadasi/Izmir. Following breakfast, we'll head for the legendary city of Troy, where the renowned Trojan War unfolded. You'll have the opportunity to explore the fascinating archaeological site, delving into its rich history.

Continuing on, we'll cross the picturesque Ida mountain range and arrive in Pergamum. Here, you'll visit the ancient Acropolis. Your day concludes with an overnight stay in the charming town of Kusadasi, where you can relax and prepare for tomorrow's adventures.
Overnight: Kusadasi or Izmir  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Ancient Ephesus & Sirince

Kusadasi/Izmir - Ephesus - Sirince - Kusadasi/Izmir. Today, a brief drive will take you to the ancient city of Ephesus. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent library, theater, and temples. The day's journey also includes a chance to discover the local craftsmanship of hand-made carpets and leather products.

Continuing on, you'll reach the charming village of Sirince, celebrated as one of Turkey's most beautiful villages. While in Sirince, you can shop unique local crafts and taste the delightful wines produced in the village. We'll end the night in Kusadasi.
Overnight: Kusadasi or Izmir  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Wonderous Hierapolis

Kusadasi/Izmir - Hierapolis - Pamukkale. Today, embark on a scenic drive through the picturesque Meander Plain, where cotton farms stretch out as far as the eye can see. Your journey will bring you to the remarkable Pamukkale, renowned for its natural beauty.

Here, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the surreal terraces of white mineral-rich deposits, known as the "lime cascade," which create a unique and stunning landscape. Additionally, your day includes a visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis, where you can explore its magnificent necropolis and other historical sites.

As the day comes to a close, you'll enjoy an overnight stay in Pamukkale.
Overnight: Pamukkale  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

The Road to Fethiye

Pamukkale - Koycegiz - Fethiye. This morning, set out for the idyllic lakeside town of Koycegiz. Here, you'll enjoy a leisurely boat cruise to Turtle Beach, a serene and beautiful location. The day's experiences also include a visit to a local mud bath, where you can indulge in a unique and rejuvenating spa treatment.

Afterwards, we make our way to the charming coastal town of Fethiye. You'll spend the night here and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Fethiye  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Kayakoy & Oludeniz

Fethiye - Kayakoy - Oludeniz - Fethiye. Today will begin with a visit to the charming Greek village of Kayakoy. In the afternoon, you'll be driven to the stunning Oludeniz, a coastal gem known for its breathtaking beauty. Here, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters.

Afterwards, you'll be taken back to your hotel in Fethiye.

For those seeking an extra special experience, an optional sunset cruise with dinner is available, promising an enchanting end to your day.
Overnight: Fethiye  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Enroute to Antalya

Fethiye - Antalya. Embark on a scenic drive to Antalya, a city known for its stunning coastal beauty and rich history. Your first stop will be in the Old Town, where you can take a leisurely stroll through its charming streets. While exploring, you'll have the chance to see the Hadrian Gate, a remarkable historical landmark.

Your day's adventures also include a visit to the captivating Duden Waterfalls in Lara, where you can enjoy the natural beauty and cascading waters.

As the day draws to a close, you'll enjoy an overnight stay in Antalya.
Overnight: Antalya  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Free Time

Today is yours to explore and relax at your own pace in Antalya, a city known for its stunning coastal beauty, historical sites, and vibrant culture. Whether you choose to relax on the beautiful beaches, explore more of the Old Town, or indulge in the local cuisine, this day is all about making the most of your time in this captivating city.
Overnight: Antalya  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

Goodbye

Tuesday. Today marks the end of your Turkish adventure. Departure transfer is included to Antalya Port or Antalya Airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
08 Jun - 18 Jun 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
15 Jun - 25 Jun 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
22 Jun - 02 Jul 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
06 Jul - 16 Jul 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
13 Jul - 23 Jul 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
20 Jul - 30 Jul 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
27 Jul - 06 Aug 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
24 Aug - 03 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
31 Aug - 10 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
07 Sep - 17 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
14 Sep - 24 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
21 Sep - 01 Oct 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
28 Sep - 08 Oct 25% off G
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
05 Oct - 15 Oct 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
12 Oct - 22 Oct 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
19 Oct - 29 Oct 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
02 Nov - 12 Nov 25% off
NZD $5,325
NZD $3,994
NZD $7,095
NZD $5,321
14 Dec - 24 Dec 25% off
NZD $5,325
NZD $3,994
NZD $7,095
NZD $5,321
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
04 Jan - 14 Jan 25% off
NZD $5,325
NZD $3,994
NZD $7,095
NZD $5,321
01 Feb - 11 Feb 25% off
NZD $5,325
NZD $3,994
NZD $7,095
NZD $5,321
15 Mar - 25 Mar 25% off
NZD $5,325
NZD $3,994
NZD $7,095
NZD $5,321
05 Apr - 15 Apr 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
12 Apr - 22 Apr 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
26 Apr - 06 May 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
03 May - 13 May 25% off G
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
10 May - 20 May 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
24 May - 03 Jun 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
31 May - 10 Jun 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
07 Jun - 17 Jun 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
14 Jun - 24 Jun 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
21 Jun - 01 Jul 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
05 Jul - 15 Jul 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
19 Jul - 29 Jul 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
02 Aug - 12 Aug 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
16 Aug - 26 Aug 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
23 Aug - 02 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
30 Aug - 09 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
06 Sep - 16 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
13 Sep - 23 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
20 Sep - 30 Sep 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
27 Sep - 07 Oct 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
04 Oct - 14 Oct 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
11 Oct - 21 Oct 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
18 Oct - 28 Oct 25% off
NZD $5,795
NZD $4,346
NZD $7,465
NZD $5,599
01 Nov - 11 Nov 25% off
NZD $5,325
NZD $3,994
NZD $7,095
NZD $5,321
20 Dec - 30 Dec 25% off
NZD $5,325
NZD $3,994
NZD $7,095
NZD $5,321

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre-Tour Accommodation - Istanbul
NZD $285
NZD $515

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Piyalepasa, Istanbul

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

This impressive 5-star hotel is located in the upmarket Beyoglu district of Istanbul and a free shuttle is provided to the city centre, home to the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sofia, amongst other attractions. Rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton are elegant and modern, with floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning and a flatscreen TV. Some rooms feature a balcony. There is free Wi-Fi at the property and amenities include an indoor pool with whirlpool, fitness centre and sun terrace. There are two onsite restaurants and a daily breakfast buffet.

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Looking out across the Dardanelles, the modern and bright Kolin Hotel offers well appointed rooms with hard wood flooring and tasteful decor. The hotel also boasts a luxury spa, wellness centre and a number of mouth watering restaurants all set within perfectly manicured lawns. Sipping a sundowner on the roof bar, overlooking the beautiful strait, is the perfect way to end the day. The hotel is located on the water’s edge a short drive from the town centre with beautiful views out to sea.

Charisma Hotel, Kusadasi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Charisma is a modern and elegant hotel with spacious rooms. The rooms are equipped with jacuzzi, LCD screen television, split air conditioning, mini-bar, electronic safe box, hairdryer and free internet connection. Towering over the Aegean Sea's outstanding view, the Hotel is just 15 minutes by walk from Kuşadası's shopping and entertainment area.

Adempira Termal & Spa Hotel, Pamukkale

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Adempira Termal & Spa Hotel is ideally located just a short drive from the Pamukkale Travertines surrounded by mountains. Guest rooms are modern and comfortable equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning and satellite tv channels. There is a restaurant and bar onsite offering Turkish and international cuisine. The hotel features a Thermal Pool, Outdoor Swimming Pool, 2 Red Thermal Pools, Turkish bath and sauna as well as an array of luxurious spa treatments to indulge in after a day of sightseeing.

Marina Boutique, Fethiye

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Thanks to its delightful marina setting, the Marina Boutique offers picturesque views over the Bay of Fethiye. Its stylish guestrooms open out onto private balconies with sea views and feature marble bathrooms. They also provide free WiFi as well all the other modern amenities you’d need to enjoy your stay. The hotel is surrounded by Mediterranean gardens with a refreshing outdoor pool and bar. Guests can enjoy the daily breakfast buffet in the onsite restaurant, which serves delicious regional food from the Mugla Province. Set on the beautiful waterfront, you’re sure to take the option of outdoor dining so you can soak up the views with your meal.

Best Western Khan Hotel, Antalya

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Modern and elegant, the Best Western Khan has good sized rooms with en suites and a range of modern amenities, and free transportation to Konyaaltı, one of the most beautiful beaches in Antalya. A breakfast buffet iserved in the hotel's restaurant on a daily basis and various Turkish delicacies can be found here as well. The hotel also has a pool and fitness centre. The hotel is located in the city centre, within easy walking distance of the Old Town and Marina.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Istanbul
Ends
Antalya
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 28
Hotel Rating
4-5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 10, Dinner: 7
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes - from IST or Sabiha
Dep. Transfer
Yes - to Antalya Airport or Port
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Pillars on a cliff in Canakkale
View of Kusadasi from across the water
View of Kusadasi from across the water
The salt encrusted pools at Pamukkale
The town of Fethiye perched on the side of a mountain, overlooking to water
The town of Fethiye perched on the side of a mountain, overlooking to water
View of the city and the sea in Antalya
View of the city and the sea in Antalya
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