Get yourself on this 10 day tour of the must-see highlights of Turkey. Start out in the unique city of Istanbul which is the only city on the planet to span two continents – Europe and Asia. You’ll love the cool vibe of the city as the historic and modern combine! You’ll tick Gallipoli off your list and tour ancient Troy. Next you’ll head south along the coast, visiting famous historical sites dotted along the way before reaching the pleasant coastal town of Fethiye to spend a day sailing. Your last stop is Cappadocia where fascinating underground cities were carved out of rock and then it’s back to Istanbul once more.

10 Days and 9 Nights,

Istanbul is one of the most important tourism spots not only in Turkey but also in the world. There are thousands of hotels and other tourist-oriented industries in the city, catering to both vacationers and visiting professionals. Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, has a number of major attractions derived from its historical status as capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

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Aspendos Theatre

Aspendos boasts one of the best preserved ancient theatres of antiquity. The theatre of Aspendos was build in 155 AD during the rule of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and could seat between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators. Because the stage area was later used as a caravanserai (a roadside inn) in Seljuk times, it was continuously repaired and maintained. Thus, the Aspendos Theatre has been able to survive to this days without losing almost any of its original qualities.

Patara Beach island

At 14 kilometers (9 miles), Patara is one of the longest stretches of sandy beach found anywhere in the Mediterranean. The beach is backed only by ancient Lycian and Roman ruins and swooping dunes with no buildings visible except of a small café. Patara Beach is also the breeding ground of the endangered Loggerhead turtle. The nearby village of Patara was the birthplace of St Nicholas, the 4th-century Byzantine bishop who later passed into legend as Santa Claus.

Pamukkale

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Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is an unreal landscape in western Turkey, famous for its white terraces. The terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water with a very high mineral content from the hot springs. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built on top of the hot springs by the kings of Pergamon. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site.

Mount Nemrut

Nemrut is a 2,134 meter (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey, near the city of Adiyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, and Persian gods on the mountain top. Since their construction, the heads have toppled from the bodies and lay scattered throughout the site. The summit of Mount Nemrut provides a great view of the surrounding mountains. The main attraction is to watch the sunrise from the eastern terrace which give the bodyless heads a beautiful orange hue and adds to the sense of mystery of the place..

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  • Bed Type: One King plus one sofabed
  • Children Policy: Children two and under are permitted within maximum occupancy at no additional cost using existing bedding. Up to two children three to 12 are permitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per child, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).
  • Additional Adult Policy: Up to two adults 13 and over are prmitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per adult, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).Roll-away beds are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed; they can be requested for $5 per bed, per night.
  • Additional Person: and bedding fees will be collected by the property. For additional person and bedding requests, please highlight in the Special Instructions field after purchase.
  • Handicap-Accessible: No, the resort is not accesible by wheel chair.
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  • Day 1: Istanbul
    Welcome to Istanbul! You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is all yours to explore the city.
  • Day 2: Istanbul
    Today you have the whole day to explore the many sights. After breakfast, enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents where you’ll visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Pick up a bargain as you wander through the Grand Bazaar or relax by visiting a traditional hammam (Turkish bath). Tonight, get to know your travel buddies a little better at a tasty welcome dinner of local specialties and stay overnight in Istanbul.
  • Day 3: Istanbul / Gallipoli / Cana kale
    It’s an early start today as you head out of the city and make your way to one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey. Today you’ll visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston’s Jolly, the Gallipoli Museum and stay overnight in Canakkale.
  • Day 4: Canakkale / troy / kusadasi
    This morning, step back in time with a visit to Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and battlefield of Hector and Hercules. After, tour the Acropolis of Pergamum where its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre. Continue on to Kusadasi for an evening by the sea.
  • Day 5: kusadasi / Ephesus
    Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Absorb the atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the house of the Virgin Mary. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village you’ll learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Tonight, you’ll be staying in Kusadasi.
  • Day 6: kusadasi / Hierapolis / pamukkale
    This morning, enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before leaving the coast and heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as travertines, in Pamukkale. Here you’ll also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. You can also choose to take a dip in the hot springs that were considered to have therapeutic powers back in the Roman times. Finish your day with an overnight stay at Pamukkale.
  • Day 7: pamukkale / Konya / Cappadocia
    Today, travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansaray and the Mevlana Museum. Located in Konya, the museum shelters the tomb of Jelaleddin Rumî – a Muslim poet and mystic and one of the greatest spiritual thinkers and teachers of all time. Konya is the most religiously conservative city in Turkey – and proud of it. Don’t miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening in Cappadocia where you’ll stay!
  • Day 8: Cappadocia / göreme
    Cappadocia is a highlight of any tour of Turkey, and for good reason. There is nowhere else quite like it and today you’ll marvel at the lunar landscapes of the Göreme Valley Open Air Museum. See the spectacular ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations and explore the many levels of an underground city. No one knows exactly how many underground cities there are in the area but the biggest and deepest is Derinkuyu Underground City where there are eight floors and it extends to a depth of approximately 85m. Overnight in Cappadocia.
  • Day 9: Cappadocia / Ankara / Istanbul
    An early morning departure to the nation’s capital, Ankara, where you visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Later you head back to Istanbul arriving in the evening.
  • Day 10: Istanbul
    Your tour concludes after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
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