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Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Turkey

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Turkey
Depart for Turkey

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, attend orientation meeting with a Welcome Drink at approximately 7:30 PM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Istanbul no later than 4 PM on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Istanbul

DAY 3, Sunday - Istanbul City Tour
Embark on a half day morning tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents Your tour includes the Rustem Pasha Mosque, a 16th century Ottoman Mosque famous for its large quantities of Iznik tiles, which are set in a very wide variety of floral and geometric designs. Continue to the Hippodrome, the place where chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. You will also visit St. Sophia - the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque and now serves as a museum. Then, onto the lively Spice Market with its unforgettable aromas. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, exploring this city that blurs the line between East and West, with incredible architecture that is rivaled only by its spectacular natural setting on the Bosphorus Strait. Alternatively, choose to partake in the optional tour to the Topkapi Palace residence of Ottoman Sultans and the Grand Bazaar, where bargaining is an art. This evening, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner together
Optional: Half Day Istanbul with Topkapi Palace (PM)
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Anzac Cemetery, Drive to Canakkale
This morning, drive to the town of Gallipoli, site of the famous Ottoman victory against the Allies during World War I. Visit the Anzac Cemetery, a memorial to the casualties of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose fame grew back home as word of their heroic efforts spread. Afterwards, cross the Dardanelles by ferry and continue to the Canakkale province, located in northwest Turkey, where you will arrive in the early evening
Overnight: Canakkale
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Visit Troy, Pergamum, Drive to Kusadasi
This morning, proceed to the classical city of Troy. Tour this 4000-year-old city and legendary center of the Trojan War, made immortal by Homer's epic poem The Iliad. Then, drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period, and visit the Asclepion, the ancient Roman spa center. Continue to Kusadasi, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer, where you will arrive in the early evening
Overnight: Kusadasi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Full Day in Kusadasi
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Kusadasi. Or, join the optional tour to Ancient Ephesus where the Temple of Artemis, one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World," once stood. Walk along the 2000 year old marble streets; see the Great Theatre, the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, and the Library of Celsus. Visit the peaceful House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be her last residence and the Basilica of St. John. Following the tour, participate in an optional leather factory visit to shop or return to the hotel
Optional: Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary with Lunch
Overnight: Kusadasi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Pamukkale Hot Springs, Necropolis, and Hierapolis
Depart Kusadasi and drive to Pamukkale, famous for its mineral-rich hot springs and white terraces. Visit the Necropolis and the ancient city of Hierapolis "Holy City," a UNESCO a World Heritage Site situated atop the Pamukkale hot springs. The Pamukkale hot springs have served as a therapeutic thermal spa since the 2nd century B.C. Tonight, gather together for dinner
Overnight: Pamukkale
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Travel to Konya
Today, travel from Pamukkale, the "Cotton Castle," to Konya, a city renowned for its Seljuk architecture and also as the home of the "Whirling Dervishes." Arrive in the afternoon and visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana with its distinctive fluted dome of turquoise tiles. View works of the 13th century leader Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, one of the greatest mystical poets of Islam. The Mevlevi Sufi order was founded to follow his teachings. After exploring the museum, join your fellow travelers for dinner together
Overnight: Konya
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Visit Caravanserai of Sultanhan en route to Cappadocia
Depart for Cappadocia, visiting the magnificent Caravanserai of Sultanhan en route. Afterward, drive to Mustafapasa, which was known as Sinasos during the Ottoman era. The town is a great example of Greek influence in the region. Following lunch, continue to Nevsehir in Cappadocia. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, visit a carpet atelier and have a demonstration of carpet weaving. After, check in to your hotel with free time before dinner. Tonight, attend the optional Whirling Dervish performance; their captivating mystical ritual connects one in infinite spinning to perfect harmony
Optional: Whirling Dervishes Performance (PM)
Overnight: Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Morning Sightseeing in Cappadocia
Awake very early to participate in the optional hot air Balloon Ride that takes you soaring over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape with its incredible fairy chimney rock formations -- the feeling is both serene and sublime. Then, explore Cappadocia with your group to see Guvercinlik, Uchisar, Pasabag, and the Devrent Valley. Famed for temples and houses cut directly into the region's spectacular rock formations, Cappadocia has captivated travelers for centuries. Perhaps, opt to join the optional half day tour of Cappadocia that includes the Open-Air Museum in Goreme Valley; see early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes. Explore the village of Avanos, famous for its beautiful old houses and onyx, and visit a local pottery shop. The tour ends at the fascinating Ozkonak Underground City, built on the northern slopes of Mt. Idis. Return to the hotel with free time before dinner tonight
Optional: Cappadocia Balloon Ride (AM)
Optional: Half Day Cappadocia (PM)
Overnight: Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Ankara, Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk
This morning, depart for Ankara, the capital and the second largest city of Turkey. Upon arrival, visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. Leading up to the Mausoleum, also known as the Anitkabir, lies a vast brick courtyard and monumental avenue lined with NeoHittite stone statues and cenotaphs beneath its colonnades. The most noted cenotaphs within the complex are those of General Ismet Inonu, a close comrade of Ataturk's and his successor, and that of Ataturk himself, a large and highly decorative marble cenotaph, beneath which lies his tomb. Continue to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum - built in two Ottoman buildings located near Ankara Castle. The Museum, being among exceptional museums with its unique collection, exhibits Anatolian archaeological artifacts, as well as artifacts from the Paleolithic Age to the present
Overnight: Ankara
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday - Travel to Istanbul
Depart for Istanbul, arriving in the early afternoon. Leisure time to explore on your own on this last day in Turkey. Perhaps, embark on the optional cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. View humble fishing villages and suspension bridges set against the dramatic outline of the Strait. Afterwards, visit the Grand Bazaar, where bargaining is an art. Tonight, attend a festive Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends
Optional: Half Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Grand Bazaar (PM)
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday - Depart Turkey
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Istanbul, Istanbul-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
  • 3 nights Istanbul
  • 1 night Canakkale
  • 2 nights Kusadasi
  • 1 night Pamukkale
  • 1 night Konya
  • 2 nights Cappadocia
  • 1 night Ankara
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
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    Special Features

  • At Gallipoli, visit the Anzac Cemetery, a memorial to the casualties of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
  • Tour the classical 4000-year-old city of Troy immortalized in Homer's epic poem, The Iliad
  • Visit Pergamum, a kingdom dating back to the 4th century, home to the Roman center of Asklepion
  • View Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its sacred hot springs
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
    Arrival and departure transfers are only included with arrival into Istanbul Airport (IST).

    Health and Safety Protocols for Gate1 Tours

    At Gate 1 we take your safety and security very seriously. We have a strong network of tour managers, local offices, ground operators and colleagues which help us stay informed in all the destinations that we operate. We closely monitor local situations which enable us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our tours running safely. Millions of people travel the world each year and experience enjoyable and safe trips but crimes against people and property are sadly a fact of life. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid drawing attention to yourself. Please remember that you have the same responsibility for your personal safety and possessions as you do at home. It is essential to prepare for a safe and healthy travel abroad. Therefore before you travel, we strongly recommend that you visit the website of the US Department of State at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date travel advice on the countries that you are visiting. The website provides useful information on subjects such as safety and security information, health precautions and medications, health insurance and additional tips for traveling abroad. If you do not reside in the United States, we recommend you check your government's travel advisory website for any country you will be visiting. We recommend that you review the safety guidance that may be provided by us, our agents or suppliers, either before you go or when you arrive in your destination. You can also find helpful tips on our website in the "Trip Preparation" tab of each of our tour packages. We do know that in-spite of careful planning, things can sometimes still go wrong, so rest assured, we will be there to help and support you.

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    Accommodations

    Legacy Ottoman Hotel
    This first class hotel is a magnificent work of the National Architecture Movement and is located in the Old City peninsula.

    Legacy Ottoman Hotel
    This first class hotel is a magnificent work of the National Architecture Movement and is located in the Old City peninsula.

    The Marmara Pera
    This first class hotel is situated in Istanbul's Beyoglu district, nearby the Pera Museum.

    Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus
    This first class hotel is situated in Istanbul's Karakoy neighborhood.

    Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus
    This first class hotel is situated in Istanbul's Karakoy neighborhood.

    Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus
    This first class hotel is situated in Istanbul's Karakoy neighborhood.

    Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus
    This first class hotel is situated in Istanbul's Karakoy neighborhood.

    Kolin Hotel
    This first class hotel is located on the waterfront with views of the Strait of Dardanelles.

    KoruMar Hotel
    This first class hotel has an outstanding location and views of the Aegean just outside Kusadasi town center.

    Colossae
    This first class hotel is located in a prime location providing easy access to major city attractions.

    Colossae
    This first class hotel is located in a prime location providing easy access to major city attractions.

    Colossae
    This first class hotel is located in a prime location providing easy access to major city attractions.

    Doga Thermal Health & Spa
    This first class hotel is situated in Karahayit with its own thermal pool.

    Doga Thermal Health & Spa
    This first class hotel is situated in Karahayit with its own thermal pool.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Dedeman Konya Hotel
    This deluxe hotel is located in the commercial and business district of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Hotel Novotel Konya
    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Dinler Hotel Urgup
    This first class hotel overlooks the picturesque hills in the lively Urgup section of Cappadocia.

    Dinler Hotel Urgup
    This first class hotel overlooks the picturesque hills in the lively Urgup section of Cappadocia.

    Dinler Hotel Urgup
    This first class hotel overlooks the picturesque hills in the lively Urgup section of Cappadocia.

    Dinler Hotel Urgup
    This first class hotel overlooks the picturesque hills in the lively Urgup section of Cappadocia.

    Dinler Hotel Urgup
    This first class hotel overlooks the picturesque hills in the lively Urgup section of Cappadocia.

    Dinler Hotel Urgup
    This first class hotel overlooks the picturesque hills in the lively Urgup section of Cappadocia.

    Hotel Mustafa Cappadocia
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Urgup, near Göreme National Park.

    Hotel Mustafa Cappadocia
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Urgup, near Göreme National Park.

    Hotel Mustafa Cappadocia
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Urgup, near Göreme National Park.

    Hotel Mustafa Cappadocia
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Urgup, near Göreme National Park.

    Hotel Mustafa Cappadocia
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Urgup, near Göreme National Park.

    Hotel Mustafa Cappadocia
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Urgup, near Göreme National Park.

    Hotel Mustafa Cappadocia
    This first class hotel is located in the city center of Urgup, near Göreme National Park.

    Holiday Inn Ankara - Cukurambar
    This superior first class hotel is about a ten minute drive from the city center of Ankara.

    Holiday Inn Ankara - Cukurambar
    This superior first class hotel is about a ten minute drive from the city center of Ankara.

    Point Hotel Ankara
    This deluxe hotel is set in the business and shopping district of Ankara.

    Point Hotel Ankara
    This deluxe hotel is set in the business and shopping district of Ankara.

    Point Hotel Ankara
    This deluxe hotel is set in the business and shopping district of Ankara.

    Millennium Golden Horn Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in Istanbul's Ayvansaray neighborhood.

    Millennium Golden Horn Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in Istanbul's Ayvansaray neighborhood.

    Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
    This first class hotel is situated in the Besiktas area of Istanbul.

    Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
    This first class hotel is situated in the Besiktas area of Istanbul.

    Renaissance Istanbul Polat Bosphorus Hotel
    This first class hotel is situated in the Besiktas area of Istanbul.

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    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    5
    Accommodations
    5
    Itinerary
    5
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    5
    Value for Money
    5

    Ratings based off 2 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

    Our 13 day Gate 1 tour of Turkey was consistent with all the other Gate 1 tours we have booked through Affordable Tours. 5 Stars from start to finish. The staff and agents with Affordable Tours have been top notch ( especially Ellie and Christine.) We have never had a bad Gate 1 tour. Their choice of hotels, tour guides, tour buses, optional tours AND PRICES have always been excellent. In summery, you cannot go wrong in using Affordable Tours and Gate 1 for all your travel needs.

    Great trip under a good guide who is professional, knowledgeable about the country and caring about the tourists' needs.I learned a lot about Turkey even though I had seen some parts of it before.The driver is also very careful and was able to evade reckless drivers.The guide managed members of the group who are not following the time schedule so we were pretty much on line with what needed to be done, including bathroom breaks.

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