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Home Europe Türkiye 12-Day Türkiye Istanbul+ Ankara+ Cappadocia+ Konya+ Antalya+ Pamukkale+ Sirince

12-Day Türkiye Istanbul+ Ankara+ Cappadocia+ Konya+ Antalya+ Pamukkale+ Sirince

From $1,399 Per Person
Durations:
12 Days / 10 Nights
Departure City:
Istanbul, Türkiye
Tour Code:
CT-ISTIST12

Highlight

• Stay in a five-star hotel throughout the entire journey! We have arranged special accommodations to Pamukkale Hot Spring Resort Hotel, Kusadasi Aegean Sea Resort Hotel and the Mediterranean Resort Hotel in Antalya.
• Travel with us on a delightful twelve-day tour with English-speaking tour guides, all tickets and tips included, three meals (except the day of pick-up and drop-off), and a vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi.
• Visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world in Cappadocia! Ride on a hot air balloon at your own expense to overlook the magnificent and beautiful magical lands from above!
• Explore the ancient city of Ephesus and stroll through the old town of Kareichi in Antalya to feel the instant charm of the Mediterranean Sea.
• Visit the unique Pamukkale in the world and mineral-rich hot springs! Take a look at the beautiful Pamukkale and see what makes this place one of the greatest on Earth!

Departure Dates

  1. Minimum 2 people required.
  2. 04/01/2024-12/31/2024: Tuesday, Wednesday
  3. 2024 dates of bilingual tour guides in Chinese and English are as follows: 04/16, 04/17, 04/30, 05/01, 05/21, 05/22, 06/04, 06/05, 06/18, 06/19, 07/02, 07/03, 07/16, 07/17, 07/31, 08/06, 08/07, 08/20, 08/21, 09/03, 09/04, 09/17, 09/18, 10/01, 10/02, 10/15, 10/16, 11/05, 11/06, 11/19, 11/20, 12/03, 12/04, 12/17, 12/18

Itinerary

With a relaxed and happy mood, you will be taking a flight to Istanbul, Türkiye!
Overnight on the plane, three meals at your own expense.
Notes:
Hotel: Overnight on airplane!
Welcome to Istanbul, the largest city in Türkiye! Shortly upon your arrival, your tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport. He or she will arrange for you to check in at the hotel.

Free airport pick-up services on the first day of your tour: Istanbul Airport (IST). Free airport pick-up time: 12:00 at noon, 15:00, 18:00 and 22:00. Please make sure to meet with our staff at the listed time slots with your claimed baggage. Please make sure to be at the meeting point on time. No meals will be provided on the day of your arrival.

No meals on the arrival day.
Notes:
Hotel: Wanda Vista Istanbul or similar
Itinerary: Hotel - Hagia Sophia (45 mins, Visiting Hagia Sophia requires guests to purchase headphones and headscarves separately, which cost 100 TL and 30 TL respectively; you can bring your own headscarf.) - Topkapi Palace (60 mins) -Blue Mosque & Sultanahmet Square &Obelisk of Theodosius (30 mins) - Istanbul Grand Bazaar (60 mins) - Bosporus Strait Cruise (60 mins) - Hotel

Hagia Sophia :The Hagia Sophia is a religious sacred place. It is one of the eight wonders of the world and is full of extraordinary beauty. The Hagia Sophia is easily one of the most memorable places to visit in Türkiye and a bucket list for many. Explore the beauty of it today with us!

Topkapi Palace :Standing on Istanbul's highest hill, Topkapi Palace offers a glimpse into Ottoman history with its courtyards, treasury, and sacred relics.

Blue Mosque : Marvel at the breathtaking Blue Mosque with its iconic domes and minarets - a must-see landmark in Istanbul.

Sultanahmet Square : Immerse yourself in history at Sultanahmet Square, home to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and ancient obelisks.

Obelisk of Theodosius (Dikilitas) :
An ancient Egyptian obelisk transported by the Byzantines, Dikilitas stands as a testament to Istanbul's rich past.

Bosphorus Strait :
The world-famous Bosphorus Strait, a vital waterway dividing Europe and Asia, offers a unique experience in Istanbul.
Notes:
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel: Wanda Vista Istanbul or similar
Itinerary: Istanbul - Lake Abant Nature Park (60 mins) -City of Safranbolu (60 mins) - Ankara

Journey with us today as we travel to Lake Abant Nature Park! It is filled with lush forests and beautiful lakes in the Black Sea region of Türkiye. Following, we will head to the World Cultural Heritage City of Safranbolu and stroll the streets, alleys or even take a break in the café! Enjoy the wonderful journey leisurely before we drive to Ankara, the capital of Türkiye.

Lake Abant Nature Park : Lake Abant Nature Park is a magnificent location to discover and looks even better in person. It is the perfect place to take a nature walk and feel the instant sense of tranquility. The stunning natural beauty of the lake is the best place to relax and cherish the moment.

City of Safranbolu : The city of Safranbolu receives its name from the saffron which is native in Safranbolu. Safranbolu has hosted many civilizations including the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Empires throughout its history. Safranbolu displays its extremely rich historical and cultural heritage through over one thousand architectural structures displaying a good example of Turkish architecture. It is all preserved in their original environment and in 1994 Safranbolu was placed in the world Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO in appreciation of the successful efforts in the preservation of its heritage as a whole.
Notes: From November to March of the following year, due to time constraints, it is not possible to visit the City of Safranbolu. After the Lake Abant Nature Park trip, we will go to the hotel in Ankara directly.
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel: New Park Hotel or similar
Itinerary: Ataturk Mausoleum (30mins) - Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (60 mins) - Tuz Lake (30 mins) - Cappadocia (120 mins) - Belly dance show (optional, 1.5 hours)

Explore Ataturk Mausoleum, Which is the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and the first President of Republic of Türkiye and then explore rich history at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which was built in 1493 as an indoor market and warehouse. Here, you can learn all about the rich history of the Anatolian region. Following, we will head to the inland saltwater lake in central Türkiye, Lake Tuz, known as Türkiye's "land of the sky.” Then, we will continue by car to the most spectacular "weathered area" in the world at Cappadocia.
Notes:
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel: Ramada by Wyndham Cappadocia or similar
Itinerary: Hot air balloon flight (optional, 30 mins) - Goreme Open Air Museum (60 mins) - Cappadocia Pigeon Forge (30 mins) - Özkonak Underground City (45 mins) - Fairy Chimneys (20 mins) - Free time

Today we will continue to visit Cappadocia, which has been selected as one of the top ten most beautiful places on earth by the American "National Geographic" magazine. It is one of the three most suitable places on earth for hot air ballooning. You will also have the chance to taste Turkish special pistachio ice cream and Turkish black tea. In the afternoon, you will have plenty of free time to explore and enjoy the scenery of the Anatolian hinterland.
Notes:
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel: Ramada by Wyndham Cappadocia or similar
Itinerary: Cappadocia - Konya - Kültür Park Alaeddin Tepesi (45 mins) - Antalya - Antalya Archaeological Museum (30 mins, go to Upper Duden Waterfalls after Monday closed) - Antalya Old Town : Kaleici (60 mins)

Today, we will drive to Konya, the capital of ancient Türkiye in the 13th century. Konya is located in central Türkiye and is one of the oldest urban centers in the world. It was the birthplace of whirling dance. Then, we will go to Antalya and pass through the Tena sub-mountains. Following, we will be going along the mountain road until we arrive at the inn at the foot of the mountain to rest, and take pictures.
Kültür Park Alaeddin Tepesi : is another amazing site to discover! It is a park that overlooks the city’s center. It is truly the place to feel an instant sense of relaxation and observe the surrounding panoramic views.

Antalya Archeological Museum : The museums treasure of artifacts ranges from the Old Stone Age through the Chalcolithic, Classical (ancient Greece and Rome), Byzantine, Seljuk Turkish, and Ottoman!

Kaleici, Antalya: Kaleici is now one of the popular centers in Antalya. Locals and tourists alike come here to hang out and explore its beauty. There are old houses, diverse restaurants, quaint souvenir shops and lively bars with tables that spill into the cobblestone streets. These streets look as if they’ve come from a movie! You’ll definitely want to stop and take pictures at every corner!
Notes:
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Antalya City Centre or similar
Itinerary: Pamukkale (3 hours) - Hierapolis Ancient Ruins (60 mins)

After breakfast, we will drive to Pamukkale and enjoy a local lunch upon our arrival! After lunch, we will visit Pamukkale, the famous resort area of Türkiye's natural wonders! Following, we will visit the ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis. After dinner, we will stay at the hotel to rest. Here, you can also enjoy the local famous "Red Spring" hot spring bath for free!

Pamukkale : meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Türkiye. The area is famous for a carbonate mineral that was left by the flowing of thermal spring water. It was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 with Hierapolis.

Hierapolis : The sacred Hierapolis of Phrygia is one of the antique cities of the Aegean! It was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988. One of the most important sights of Hierapolis Türkiye is an ancient theater that is located on the hillside. The building is constructed of solid rock and the overall height of its steps is about one hundred meters. Fifty rows separated by walkways on seven sectors are seats for spectators. After the completion of the constructions works, the theater could accommodate about ten thousand people. Here you can also see the Hierapolis ruins of the Temple of Apollo.
Notes:
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel: Pam Thermal Hotel Clinic & Spa or similar
Itinerary: Ephesus (120 mins) - Hotel check-in - Kusadasi free time

Today, we will go to Kusadasi (Bird Island), a resort on the Aegean Sea at the western end of Türkiye. After lunch, we will visit the ancient city of Ephesus, which is still very well preserved. After dinner, you can stroll along the Aegean Sea and enjoy the sunset.

Notes:
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel:
After enjoying the hotel's buffet breakfast in the morning, we will drive to the small mountain town of Sirince! It is located 9 kilometers away from the eastern outskirts of Seljuk Province.

Sirince : is a special little village filled with a fun history! It offers beautiful views, wonderful food, hospitality, and so much more. It's perhaps the perfect synthesis of a traditional Turkish village and traditional Greek village.
Notes:
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel: Kolin Hotel Spa & Convention Center or similar
Itinerary: Hotel - Ancient city of Troy (60 mins) - Istanbul - Taksim square (3.5 hours, optional for Dolmabahce Palace) - Hotel

Today, we will drive to the ancient port by the Dardanelles - Canakra (the ancient city of Troy). Here, we will visit the magnificent Big Trojan Horse and the historical relics of the ancient city of Troy! This city was based on a piece of historical relic that has been passed down through the ages. It is best described by the blind poet Homer - the Trojan Horse Massacre. Afterwards, we will return to Istanbul, you are free to explore Taksim Square in the city center, or follow our guide to visit the Dolmabahce Palace at your own expense.

Ancient city of Troy : The ancient city of Troy is known by many as a historical and architectural masterpiece of Türkiye. It is also known as the setting of the Greek myth at the trojan war.

Taksim square : is the largest square in Istanbul. It is located in the center of the new urban area of Istanbul. In addition to its high altitude, it is also an important transportation hub in the new urban area and a bustling commercial street in Istanbul. In the south of the square, there stands a circular independent monument to commemorate the founder of the 20th century Republic of Turkey, Kemal.

Dolmabahce Palace : built during the decline of the Ottoman Empire, is the largest palace building in Turkey and the final glory of the Ottoman Empire. The palace architect
Notes:
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Hotel: Wanda Vista Istanbul or similar
Today we will be the end of our unforgettable and pleasant journey of Türkiye! You can book a suitable flight to leave Istanbul Airport (IST) according to your needs. Our staff only provides one drop-off service from the hotel at 7:00 in the morning. If the guest has an early flight and needs to leave the hotel before 7 o'clock to the airport, the guide can help the guest take a taxi.
Notes:
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel:
Pickup Locations:
  • Istanbul Airport (IST);
    Free airport pick-up time on the first day of your tour: 12:00 at noon, 15:00, 18:00 and 22:00. Please make sure to meet with our staff at the listed time slots with your claimed baggage. Please make sure to be at the meeting point on-time.
Dropoff Locations:
  • Istanbul Airport (IST);For detailed information, please refer to the last day's itinerary.

Price Notes

Tour Price
Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Price per person $ 1,899 $ 1,399 $ 1,399
Price Notes:
  1. Mandatory Fee: $500/per person, please pay for this when you place the order. Include: Admission tickets list on the itinerary and 6 special meals.
Price Includes:
  1. Ten nights in a 5-star hotel.
  2. Vehicle using for the itinerary.
  3. Hotel includes ABF buffet breakfasts.
  4. Total of 13 meals.
  5. English-speaking tour guide.
  6. Service fees.
  7. 1 bottled water per day.
Price Excludes:
  1. Round-trip international or domestic airfare, local transportation (such as buses, trains, etc.)
  2. Personal expenses (such as food & beverage, telephone surcharge, etc.).
  3. Mandatory Fee: $500/per person, please pay for this when you place the order.
  4. Any personal expenses that are not listed in the Fees Included.
Options (Paid On Tour)
Option Notes

Policy

Tour Policy:
None
Cancellation Policy
  1. More than 22 days prior to departure date (EST): Free cancellation with full refund.
  2. Less than 21 days but 15 days prior to departure date (EST): 50% of total purchase amount can be refunded.
  3. Less than 8 days but 14 days prior to departure date (EST): 75% of total purchase amount can be refunded.
  4. Less than 7 days prior to departure date (EST) or on departure day (EST): 100% penalty. No refund.

Important Notes

Travel tips
  1. Itinerary Sequence for Groups Departing on Wednesdays:
    Day 1: Home - Istanbul, Türkiye
    Day 2: Arrive in Istanbul, Türkiye
    Day 3: Istanbul - City of Safranbolu - Ankara
    Day 4: Ankara - Cappadocia
    Day 5: Cappadocia
    Day 6: Cappadocia - Konya - Antalya
    Day 7: Antalya - Pamukkale
    Day 8: Pamukkale - Kusadasi
    Day 9: Kusadasi - Shirins - Canakkale
    Day 10: Canakkale - Istanbul
    Day 11: Istanbul
    Day 12: Istanbul - Home