Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkap? Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.
Roundtrip International Airfare
All Transfers as per Itinerary base on Private Service
7 Nights Hotel Accommodations at 4* Local Hotel
Meals as per Itinerary: 7B, 6L, 7D
All Tours & Admission Fees as per Itinerary
Public Boat Arrangement from Istanbul to Cannakale
1Bottle of Water per pax per day
Water Provided During Meals
English Speaking Guide
Free Wi-fi connection (on bus during travel only, limited connectivity, subject to network coverage)
Foreign Tax: $110.00 (Subject to Change)
Visa Processing Fee
Tip to Drive & Guide: $8 per pax per day
Porterage Fee and others which are personal in nature
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Day 1 MANILA DEPARTURE (--/--/--)
- Check In at the Airport, 3 hours before Departure Time.
Day 2 ISTANBUL (--/--/D)
- Upon arrival, start the Bosphorus Cruise Trip. Here you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel and witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our people, take photos of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conqueror of Istanbul in 1453. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE (B/L/D)
- After breakfast proceed to Istanbul city tour: Visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. View its glorious interiors and distinctive blue tiles. Next, view the only remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consists 3 monumental columns and a fountain. Then, visit St Sophia Church, is a former Eastern Orthodox Church converted to a mosque and must see attraction because of its religious and architectural significance. Next, visit Topkapi Palace, presently it is a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures. After proceed to Ferry ride cross Marmara Sea and Overnight in Troy
Day 4 CANAKKALE – PERGAMUM – KUSADASI (B/L/D)
- After hotel breakfast drive to ruins city of Troy. You will be greeted by the huge replica of a wooden Trojan horse and museum, a vivid reminder of the ancient Trojan War. Next transfer to Bergama and visit the ruins of Asklepion, an architectural masterpiece that is perched on the city’s center, it used to be ancient hospital. Later, Proceed to Selcuk Village and overnight in Kusadasi
Day 5 KUSADASI - PAMUKKALE (B/L/D)
- After breakfast, set off for Selcuk and explore Ephesus. You will find awesome structures such as the Library of Celsius, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora. Ephesus is also one of the 7 Churches of Revelation and holds the House of Virgin Mary. After lunch, visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Artemis Temple. Continue to Pamukkale and visit the ruins Ancient City of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a World Heritage site, made of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountain. Overnight in Pamukkale
Day 6 PAMUKKALE – KONYA - CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
- After breakfast travel to Konya. Visit 700 year old ancient caravanserai a ‘hotel’ for ancient traders and travelers on silk road. Next visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the loister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Continue to Capaddocia and overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 7 CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
- (Morning: Optional Hot Air Balloon). Moved to Underground City of Kaymakli, once a place of Refuge for 15000 Christians. Get the rare chance to experience the beauty and work of Turkey’s handmade crafts through a Turkish carpet weaving course. Next visit to the Pigeon Valley and the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Museum. Photo stops will be made at Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasy-land of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then, proceed to Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilirmak (Red River). Finally, a chance to view Turkish semi-precious Turkish turquoise (the name given by Marco Polo which means color of Turks). Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 8 CAPPADOCIA-BOLU (B/L/D)
- This morning, drive pass picturesque Salt Lake and arrive into Ankara – capital of Turkey. Our Ankara sightseeing highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum and Museum, the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who was regarded as the father of modern Turkey. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 9 BOLU- ISTANBUL (B/--/--)
- After breakfast, start the Istanbul half day city tour covers 500-year-old Grand Bazaar, a maze of over 4,000 stalls and shops selling leather goods, jeweler, handicrafts, ceramics, Turkish coffee and other local products. And moved to Taksim Square for free time shopping. At the given time meet your guide and transfer to the airport. Next day arrival.