Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! On your arrival to the airport in Istanbul, Legendary Journeys representative will welcome you at the exit gate inside of the international terminal where you will see your names written on a board. You will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Istanbul Walking City Tour
After breakfast your guide will pick you from hotel to visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace – hosted Ottoman Sultans and their families. Day will end up visiting the Grand Bazaar known as the first and oldest shopping mall of the World.
Day 3: Gallipoli Tour
Early departure from your Hotel for five hour drive to Gallipoli. Visit will start with different memorials of Dardanelles, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnstons Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. At the end of the tour by crossing over Dardanel will reach to Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkaletak. At the end of the tour, you will take a ferry to Canakkale and overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Troy and Pergamum Tour
Day will start with the tour to the ancient city of Troy. After the visit will continue to the ancient city of Pergamum. Continue to Kusadasi via Izmir. o/n in Kusadasi.
Day 5: Ephesus Tour
After breakfast 20 min. drive to the main part of the ancient city of Ephesus including the ‘Houses of the Rich’ – visit to the House of Virgin Mary and location of Temple of Artemis known as one of the seven Wonders of the World. o/n Kusadasi.
Day 6: Kusadasi
Morning at leisure – Afternoon drive to Pamukkale (aprx 3 and a half hours). o/n in Pamukkale.
Day 7: Pamukkale Tour
After breakfast visit Hierapolis, – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue visiting Necrapolis (ancient Cemetary of Hiearapolis) with a break at the natural pool for a swim – o/n in Pamukkale.
Day 8: Pamukkale to Cappadocia via Konya
Depart from the hotel for four hours of drive to Konya – visit Mevlana Museum – school of Suphism philosophy home of Rumi – after 3 hours of drive from Konya will reach to Cappadocia (Land of beautiful Horses) o/n in Cappadocia.
Day 9: Cappadocia Tour
The list of the visits of the day are: panoramic view of Goreme town, Open Air Museum, Ortahisar village, Fairy Chimney valley, Pashabag, Devrent, Avanos town famous with pottery cave workshops from Hittites, Love Valley which offers a magnificent view. o/n in Cappadocia.
Day 10: Cappadocia Tour
Optional balloon ride in the morning.
Visits after the baloon ride are: Uchisar Castle, beautiful Red Valley passing through Rose valley, Cavusin village, one of the ancient settlement of the region with its cave houses. In the afternoon you will be amazed by Kaymakli Underground City, Pigeon Valley. Evening flight to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel.
Places To Visit
- Private a/c van with driver
- Private licenced tour guide
- Parking fees
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Accommodation with breakfast
- Airport & cruise port transfers
- Tip to guide and driver
- Personal expenses
- Domestic flights
- Medical insurance