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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 2 - Old City Tour (B,L)

Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 3 - Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour (B,L)

Enjoy the Bosphorus by Boat. Visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Camlica Hill. Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 4 - Gallipoli Tour (B,L)

Drive (4.5 hours) south to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Hear expert information from a local guide. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, the intended landing place at Brighton Beach and Anzac Cove where the Dawn Service is held each year. Also visit the NZ Memorial at Chunuk Bair, the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine, and the Turkish Memorial as well. Overnight in Canakkale. Note: Enough time is spent in Gallipoli to visit all the sites mentioned above.


Day 5 - Troy & Pergamon Tour (B,L)

Morning tour of the ruins of the ancient cities of Troy (1 hour drive from Canakkale). Lunch break. In the afternoon, drive to Kusadasi, stopping at the beautiful ruins of Pergamon on the way (2 hours drive). These stunning ruins, beautifully located on a hill top, demonstrate that the architects and sculptors of Pergamon were among the most talented in the Hellenistic world. Final drive to Kusadasi will be 2.5 hours. Overnight in Kusadasi.


Day 6 - Ephesus Tour (B,L)

Visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. After a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her final years. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.


Day 7 - Pamukkale Tour (B,L,D)

Morning drive (2.5 hours) to Pamukkale, then lunch. In the afternoon, tour the 'Cotton Castle.' Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theatre and Necropolis. Overnight in Pamukkale.


Day 8 - Pamukkale to Cappadocia by Flight (B)

Transfer to the airport for your morning flight from Pamukkale to Cappadocia (via Istanbul.) On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

* Optional: Time in coastal fishing town in Kas or Antalya can be added to this tour. It is possible to travel to Cappadocia by road, en-route visiting Konya (with a small surcharge). Early morning departure for Konya and visit mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Afterwards departure to Cappadocia visiting Caravanserail on the way.


Day 9 - Cappadocia North Tour with Balloon Flight (B,L)

05:00 Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia. (Optional; EUR150 surcharge applies).
Hotel pickup, then a quick snack and safety briefing. Watching the balloon inflate, then you're off! Soaring over fairy chimneys, and dipping low to skim cave dwellings. This may be your favourite part of your Turkey trip - it will certainly be unforgettable. Celebrate a soft landing with a quick drink, and return to your hotel for breakfast around 8.30am.
Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (North). Visit Zelve open air museum, which once housed one of the largest communities in the region. Visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and the natural Castle at Uchisar. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

* Optional: Wonderful Turkish night show with dinner in a cave setting. 85 Euros per person extra.


Day 10 - Cappadocia South Tour - Istanbul (B,L)

Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (South). Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formerly known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back, visit monasteries in Selime Village and a 13th century Caravansaray on the Silk Road. After the tour, transfer to airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 11 - Istanbul - End (B)

Pick up from the hotel according to your flight schedule and transfer to the airport.


Legend : B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.

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Tour Details

Due to popular request! This tour has the no-nonsense efficiency of our Best of Turkey tour, but includes Gallipoli and Troy as well.

Great for Australians and Kiwis. We can add days or tailor this one to your preference. Great boutique hotels. This tour is also available on private basis.

- All accommodation as per the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide on tours
- All flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary
- All transfers as per the itinerary
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- All museum and entrance fees where necessary
- All Local taxes
- Compulsory insurance by Turkish tourism ministry. This insurance covers you for all of the services bought from us, in case of bankruptcy, insolvency or the liquidation of our agency
- Wifi available at all our hotels

- International airfares
- Drinks with meals
- Travel Insurance, visas or passports
- Tips & Personal Expenses
- One hour hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia (150 Euros p.p. extra)

Hotels

Destination Hotel Name Type Detail
Canakkale Truva Hotel or similar 4 Star Hotel Detail
Cappadocia Stone House Cave Hotel or similar Special Class Boutique Hotel Detail
Istanbul Dosso Dossi Hotel or similar Special Class Boutique Hotel Detail
Kusadasi Carina Hotel or similar Boutique Hotel Detail
Pamukkale Doga Thermal Health & Spa Hotel or similar 5 Star Boutique Hotel Detail

Reviews

Carl and Cat

From beginning to end, Michael and the rest of the team at Turkey Travel Centre were a joy to see Turkey with. They responded to every email inquiry we had in less than a day and gave us detailed instructions before we even landed in Istanbul. We were placed in fantastic boutique hotels in the best locations, every pick up and drop off service was on time and professional, and all, but one, of the tours we were booked on were informative and of the highest quality. From the start of our nine day tour to the very end, they made sure everything was up to standard and all our needs were met. We have been telling all our friends and family that if they ever plan to visit beautiful Turkey, booking a tour with TTC Travel is the only way to do it.

Jan and Wendie

Dear Liz, just one last email to let you know how much we enjoyed our time in Turkey and all the work you done to help our trip a memorable one.I will recommend your company to any friends or family that want to go to Turkey. We hope to be back there one day.

H. Dowling

We left Turkey yesterday after having a very good time. We loved Turkey and the people and places we saw. Everything we were booked for was as you said it would be. We were always picked up on time everywhere we went and it was a treat for us to be picked up from the airport each time we flew..
 
The hotels were all excellent each one very different to the other. The dinner in Pamukkale was the only disappointment - not the food but the dining room was packed with large tour groups which is not the way we like to travel but this is not a complaint.
 
Overall we were extremely happy with everything you did for us. I am amazed at how smoothly everything ran with so many people and so many tour buses on the road in Turkey at any one time. The guides were all terrific - we particularly liked Gulman for our private tour in Istanbul. It is impressive that guiding is taken so seriously in Turkey. Australia has a lot to learn I think.
 
Thanks again Michael

Blogs

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Winston Churchill was steadfast in the determination of his soldiers and told them “We will fight on the beaches”  and of course, Julius Caesar shouted the famous sentence “Veni, Vidi, Vici” which translates into “I came, I saw, I conquered”.

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Famous Yalis of the Bosphorus

Most attention focused on the Bosphorus talks about its role separating the east and west.

The long stretch of water divides the exotic city of Istanbul into two continents, defining the land mass as either Asian or European.

Many wars and battles took place in the Bosphorus as powerful rulers aimed to gain control of this strategically important strait.

These days, it is more a tourist attraction than a battleground.

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Departure Date

Not available for departure through 18 April to 24 April 2015.

Start Date Finish Date Day / Days / Every Day  
01.01.2017 31.12.2018 Every Day Enquire Or Book

Price List

Start Finish Single Double/Twin PP Triple PP  
01.01.2017 31.12.2018 3,146.19 AUD 2,616.56 AUD 2,339.88 AUD Enquire Or Book

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