13 Days Turkey Tour

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  • 13 Days
  • Marmara, Black Sea and Aegean Region of Turkey
Tour Details

Join us on an epic journey through Turkey, a land where history, culture, and natural beauty converge. Our 13-Day Turkey Tour invites you to explore the diverse landscapes and rich heritage of the Marmara, Black Sea, and Aegean regions. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the tranquil shores of the Black Sea and the sun-kissed coasts of the Aegean, this tour is a mosaic of experiences waiting to be discovered.

Discover the Marmara Region, where the ancient and modern worlds blend seamlessly in Istanbul. Marvel at architectural masterpieces such as the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, and navigate the vibrant bazaars that pulse with life.

Venture to the Black Sea Region, a haven of lush landscapes and hidden historical gems. Immerse yourself in the verdant beauty of the Turkish countryside, explore charming coastal towns, and uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations nestled in the mountains.

Bask in the Aegean Region’s glory, renowned for its pristine beaches, azure waters, and archaeological wonders. Walk in the footsteps of legends at the ancient ruins of Ephesus, sip on fine wines in the fertile valleys, and soak up the sun on idyllic islands.

Throughout your journey, enjoy authentic Turkish hospitality, savor the flavors of regional cuisines, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our expert guides will lead the way, sharing insights and stories that bring the soul of Turkey to life.

This 13-Day Tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Turkey’s historical and natural treasures, from the cosmopolitan streets of Istanbul to the ancient wonders of Ephesus and the natural beauty of Pamukkale and Bursa. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Turkey’s rich heritage and breathtaking landscapes.

Price Includes

  • All the Internal Transports (Starting & Finishing at Istanbul)
  • Transfers from Hotel to Airport/Vice Versa
  • Accommodation in Hotels 12 Nights
  • Entrance Fees and Tickets for all the Sites and Museums Visited
  • Expert English-Speaking Tourist Guide for all the Sites Visited
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive to Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! Upon arrival, an Anas Crecca Travel representative will greet you and arrange your transfer to the hotel. After the journey, we suggest taking the day to unwind and rejuvenate. If you desire, immerse yourself in the traditional Turkish bath experience to ease travel fatigue. Spend your first night in Istanbul, resting up for the adventures ahead.

Day 2Exploring the Old City

Your exploration of Istanbul begins at 08:30 am with a guided tour of the city’s historic heart. Marvel at the architectural splendor of St. Sophia, wander through the opulent courtyards of Topkapi Palace, admire the grandeur of the Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque, experience the ancient Hippodrome, and lose yourself in the maze of shops at the Ancient Grand Bazaar. Return to your hotel for another restful night in Istanbul.

Day 3Bosphorus Cruise Experience

After a leisurely morning, prepare for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise, departing from your hotel at 13:15. This journey offers unparalleled views of iconic landmarks and the unique opportunity to photograph the point where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea. Visit Anadolu Kavagi, the last stop on the Asian side and a gateway between the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea, now a beloved tourist spot. Don’t miss the Maiden’s Tower, first built in 1110 by Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus, a sight best appreciated from our tour without the hassle of navigating to Kabataş by yourself.

Day 4Journey to Trabzon

Today marks the beginning of your adventure in Trabzon, a jewel of the Black Sea region. After breakfast, you’ll head to the airport for your flight to Trabzon. Upon arrival, our team will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in and some well-deserved rest.

Day 5Uzungöl Lake Tour

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Uzungöl, one of Turkey’s most stunning lakes, nestled in the heart of the Black Sea region. Departing from your hotel in our private minivan, you’ll be guided through the picturesque landscapes that surround Uzungöl. The tour promises a day filled with natural beauty and serene moments by the lake. Afterward, you’ll return to your hotel to relax and reflect on the day’s journey.

Day 6Trabzon’s Hidden Gems

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before setting out to explore the enchanting Sumela Monastery, nestled in the cliffs of the Zigana Mountains. Marvel at the natural wonder of Zigana Cave and enjoy the local flavors in Hamsiköy. The day concludes with a scenic 6-hour bus journey to Cappadocia, where you’ll check into your hotel and rest for the evening.

Day 7Exploring North Cappadocia

Embrace the beauty of North Cappadocia with our expert guides. Today’s tour includes the whimsical Devrent Valley, the monastic retreat of Pasabagları (Monks Valley), the pottery town of Avanos, and the towering Üçhisar Castle. Wander through the Göreme Open Air Museum and take in the panoramic views from Pigeon Valley. The day ends with a delightful dinner at your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 8South Cappadocia Adventure

Discover the wonders of South Cappadocia, starting with the majestic Uchisar Castle, carved into the rock formations. Gaze upon the stunning landscapes of Guvercinlik (Pigeon Valley) and delve into the underground city of Kaymaklı, a marvel of ancient engineering. Return to your hotel to reflect on a day filled with exploration.

Day 9Journey to Konya

Depart early for Konya, a city that stands as a testament to Turkey’s rich and diverse history. From the ancient settlement of Çatalhüyük to the Hittites, and from the Seljuks to the Ottomans, Konya has been a cradle of civilization and a center of cultural and religious significance. Spend the night in Konya, immersing yourself in its historical and spiritual heritage.

Day 10Journey to Pamukkale

Begin your day with breakfast before setting off for Pamukkale, a 5-hour journey that leads you to one of Turkey’s natural wonders. Upon arrival, check into your hotel, enjoy a relaxing dinner, and rest up for the adventures that await.

Day 11Pamukkale & Hierapolis Exploration

After breakfast, embark on a full-day guided tour of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Marvel at Pamukkale’s “cotton castle” terraces, formed by thermal springs rich in calcium-carbonate. Explore the historic health spa of Hierapolis, known for its thermal springs and significant archaeological sites, including the Theatre, the Temple of Apollo, and the Necropolis. The day concludes with a transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi for the night.

Day 12Ephesus Tour

In the morning, our guide will collect you for a journey to Ephesus, an ancient city that hosts one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world – the Temple of Artemis. Discover the ruins of Ephesus, including the Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, and ancient theaters. Visit the Isabey Mosque and the House of Virgin Mary, where she is believed to have spent her last years. After a day full of historical insights, return to your hotel.

Day 13Bursa and Return to Istanbul

Your final day begins with a journey to Bursa, known as “Green Bursa” for its lush landscapes. Enjoy a cable car ride to Uludag (Olympos Mountain), visit the historic Green Tomb (Yeşil Türbe), and marvel at a 600-year-old Pine Tree. Experience Bursa’s rich history and breathtaking natural beauty, including a barbecue lunch on the mountain. After free time for exploration or leisure activities, such as ATV rides or skiing (seasonal), begin your return journey to Istanbul. A rest stop under the ancient Plane Tree offers a moment of tranquility before concluding your tour in Istanbul or at the airport.

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