20 Days Turkey Tour

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  • 20 Days
  • Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Gallipoli & Troy
Tour Details

Embark on an unparalleled 20-day odyssey through Turkey, a country where continents collide and history whispers from every stone. This comprehensive tour is meticulously designed to take you on a journey through the very heart of Turkey’s rich tapestry of culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the enchanting valleys of Cappadocia, the spiritual ambiance of Konya, the stunning shores of Antalya, the natural wonders of Pamukkale, the ancient grandeur of Ephesus, and the historical significance of Gallipoli & Troy, each destination offers a unique window into the soul of this fascinating country.

Begin your adventure in Istanbul, where East meets West, exploring iconic landmarks such as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Venture into the heart of Cappadocia to witness its fairy-tale landscapes and delve into the underground cities. In Konya, immerse yourself in the mystic world of the Whirling Dervishes. Antalya’s turquoise waters will beckon you to relax, while the travertine terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient ruins of Ephesus will transport you back in time. The tour culminates with a visit to the historic battlefields of Gallipoli and the legendary city of Troy, closing your journey with a profound sense of the depth and diversity of Turkey’s heritage. Join us on this 20-day journey, where every day unfolds a new chapter in the story of Turkey.

Istanbul: 4 Star Hotel

Cappadocia: 4 Star Hotel

Antalya: 4 Star Hotel

Pamukkale: 4 Star Hotel

Kusadasi: 4 Star Hotel

Troy-Çanakkale: 4 Star Hotel

Price Includes

  • Hotels with Breakfast
  • Entrance Fees and Tickets for all the Sites and Museums Visited
  • All Transfers and Transportation with Driver During the Tour
  • Deluxe and AC Minivan with Its Driver to Transfer Tourists Between Suggested Places
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Oneway Domestic Flight Tickets
Itinerary

Day 1Arrivel to Istanbul

Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our driver will warmly welcome you at the airport and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Settle in and enjoy your first evening in this vibrant city, resting up for the adventures that lie ahead. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 2From Istanbul to Cappadocia

After checking out from your hotel, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia, departing at 14:00 pm. Upon landing in this enchanting region, known for its fairy-tale landscapes, you’ll be greeted by our driver and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay amidst the unique beauty of Cappadocia.

Day 3Exploring North Cappadocia

Begin your day with an unforgettable hot air balloon flight at dawn, offering panoramic views of Cappadocia’s otherworldly terrain. Afterward, embark on a tour of North Cappadocia, visiting key sites such as the Goreme Open-Air Museum—a spectacular monastery complex, the ancient Greek village of Cavusin, and Pasabag (Monks Valley), renowned for its mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. The day continues with visits to Zelve Open-Air Museum and Devrent Valley, capturing the essence of Cappadocia’s lunar landscape. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4Discovering South Cappadocia

Your exploration of Cappadocia continues with visits to iconic landmarks including Uchisar Castle, offering breathtaking views, and the scenic Pigeon Valley and Love Valley. In Avanos, experience the region’s rich tradition of handmade pottery. The journey proceeds to the mesmerizing Rose Valley and Red Valley viewpoints, concluding with a visit to Mustafapasa (Sinassos) and the serene Keslik Monastery. After a day filled with discovery, relax with an overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 5Cappadocia to Konya Journey

Embark on a 3-hour scenic drive from Cappadocia to Konya, enriched with historical stops along the way. Begin with a visit to the Selime Monastery, followed by a 2-hour hike through the captivating Ihlara Valley. Explore the underground cities of Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, marvels of ancient engineering. En route to Konya, pause at the Agzikarahan Caravanserai, a testament to the region’s rich history of trade and travel. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Konya, the spiritual heart of Turkey.

Day 6Discovering Konya and Journey to Antalya

After breakfast, delve into the mystic world of the Mevlana Museum, the mausoleum of Rumi, the founder of the Whirling Dervishes. Visit the Karatay Medrese for a glimpse into Seljuk educational practices before setting off on a 3-hour drive to Antalya. There, experience the grandeur of the Aspendos Theatre, one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in the world. Your day ends with an overnight stay in the beautiful city of Antalya.

Day 7Exploring Antalya

Spend the day wandering through Antalya’s old town, Kaleiçi, where Ottoman houses and the ancient port offer a journey back in time. Visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum for insights into the region’s ancient past. After lunch, marvel at the natural beauty of Duden and Kursunlu waterfalls, followed by a visit to the ancient city of Perge. Another night in Antalya awaits, offering rest and reflection on the day’s discoveries.

Day 8Antalya to Kaş via Kekova

Depart Antalya after breakfast for a drive along the Turquoise Coast to Demre, known for its stunning beauty. Visit the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre, where the legendary figure is believed to be buried. Explore the ancient city of Myra before heading to Kekova for a boat tour over the sunken city, a unique blend of history and natural wonder. The day concludes with a short drive to Kaş, a charming fishing town where you’ll spend the night, immersed in the tranquility of the Mediterranean.

Day 9From Kaş to Fethiye via Historical Wonders

Starting from Kaş, your journey takes you to the ancient city of Patara, known for its proximity to one of Turkey’s longest beaches and its significant Lycian ruins. Next, explore Xanthos, showcasing the unique architectural legacy of the ancient Lycian civilization. Marvel at the Lycian Tombs before heading to the breathtaking Saklıkent Gorge, Europe’s second-largest gorge. The day concludes with a 3-hour drive to Pamukkale, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 10Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, and Kuşadası

Your day begins with the stunning natural beauty of Pamukkale and the historic ruins of Hierapolis, including the Martyrium of St. Philip. After soaking in the sights of the “Cotton Castle” and its travertine pools, a 1-hour drive brings you to Aphrodisias, the city dedicated to Aphrodite. Explore its well-preserved stadium and museum before heading to Kuşadası for an overnight stay.

Day 11Exploring Ephesus

A short drive from Kuşadası leads you to Ephesus, home to an impressive collection of Roman ruins. Visit the House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be her final residence, the Basilica of St. John, the Archaeological Museum, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the ancient world’s seven wonders. Return to Kuşadası for the night.

Day 12Priene, Miletos, and Didyma Tour

This day is dedicated to exploring three ancient cities: Priene, known for its well-preserved Greek architecture; Miletos, home to a famous philosophy school and significant Roman ruins; and Didyma, where the Temple of Apollo and its oracle draw visitors. After the tour, return to Kuşadası for another overnight stay.

Day 13Discovering Pergamon

After breakfast, embark on a journey to Pergamon, an ancient Greek and Roman cultural hub. Explore the city’s rich historical ruins, which continue to captivate tourists. Conclude your day with a transfer to your hotel in Troy, preparing for the next chapter of your adventure.

Day 14Troy Exploration

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at 08:00am for a journey to the legendary city of Troy, known for its pivotal role in the Trojan War and immortalized by Homer’s epic poems. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Troy offers a fascinating look into ancient myths and realities. Highlights include the iconic Trojan Horse, the ancient city walls, the Temple of Athena, and numerous ruins that tell tales of heroism and tragedy. Spend the night in Canakkale, reflecting on the day’s adventures.

Day 15From Canakkale to Gallipoli

Start the day with a visit to Gallipoli, where history is etched into the landscape. Explore significant World War I battlefields and memorials, including Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, and Lone Pine Australian Memorial. The tour provides a poignant reminder of the past’s impact on the present. After this reflective day, transfer back to Istanbul for an overnight stay.

Day 16Free Day in Istanbul with Evening Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely day in Istanbul, resting or exploring the city at your own pace. In the evening, experience the magic of Istanbul from the water with a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus. Enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine and a show that celebrates Turkey’s rich cultural heritage. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 17Istanbul Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

Embark on a full-day tour of Istanbul, starting with the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, followed by a Bosphorus boat trip offering views of Istanbul’s iconic bridges, the Spice Market, and the Rumeli Fortress from the sea. The day combines the city’s historical grandeur with its natural beauty, providing a comprehensive Istanbul experience.

Day 18Istanbul to Bursa

After breakfast, journey to Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Explore its rich heritage, including the Green Mosque and the Silk Market, and enjoy the city’s famous thermal baths. Bursa’s lush surroundings and historical significance make it a memorable part of your Turkey tour. Overnight in Bursa.

Day 19Bursa to Izmir

Continue your exploration of Turkey by heading to Izmir, a city with a vibrant history and a bustling modern life. Visit key attractions such as the Konak Square and the ancient Agora. Izmir’s blend of history and culture offers a unique perspective on Turkey’s evolution. Overnight in Izmir.

Day 20Return to Istanbul

Conclude your 20-day journey with a return trip to Istanbul. Spend your final day revisiting favorite spots or catching any last-minute sights. Reflect on the incredible experiences and the mosaic of cultures, histories, and landscapes you’ve encountered. Your tour ends with a transfer to the airport for your departure, leaving you with memories of a lifetime spent exploring the heart of Turkey.

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