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Itinerary

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. Your tour begins with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7:30 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Istanbul

DAY 3, Sunday - Istanbul City Tour
Embark this morning on a tour* of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents. Your tour includes the newly renovated Blue Mosque, showcasing an impressive combination of blue Iznik tiles and intricate stonework. Then, visit St. Sophia, the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which was later converted to a mosque. Afterward head to Hippodrome, the place where chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Conclude with a visit to Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans housing the richness of 700 years. This evening, savor dinner together*Due to traffic congestion the order of sightseeing may change
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Spice Market, Troy, Drive to Canakkale
This morning, head to the lively Spice Market with its unforgettable aromas. Afterward, depart Istanbul and drive towards the city of Canakkale. 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. Arrive and check into the hotel with free time before dinner
Overnight: Canakkale
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Pergamum, Drive to Kusadasi
This morning, 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 late afternoon
Overnight: Kusadasi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Full Day in Kusadasi
Spend 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 Theater, 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. Following the tour, visit a leather factory 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
Begin the day with a visit a carpet atelier and watch a demonstration of carpet weaving. Then, proceed 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, have dinner
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, visit Guzelyurt, a fine example of cave dwellings and Greek influences in the Cappadocia region. Following a special home hosted lunch, continue to Nevsehir in Cappadocia. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, visit a carpet atelier and watch a demonstration of carpet weaving. After, check into 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 - Full Day 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. Spend the day at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps, join the optional full day tour of Cappadocia that includes the Open-Air Museum in Goreme Valley; see to view 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: Full Day Cappadocia
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 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 during dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
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

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

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

  • Discover Istanbul's extraordinary sights including the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and Topkapi Palace
  • 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 Asclepion
  • View Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its sacred hot springs
  • Explore the Mausoleum of Mevlana with its distinctive fluted dome of turquoise tiles
  • 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).

    Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7:30 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM.

    During Ramadan (Mar 1 - Mar 30, 2025), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    CP Ankara
    This superior first class hotel is located close to the city center and the business district.

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

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.3
    Accommodations
    4.1
    Itinerary
    4.1
    Professional Staff
    4.7
    Repeat with Operator
    4.4
    Value for Money
    3.9

    Ratings based off 7 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

    The tour guide, Sayat, was exceptional. He was not only competent, courteous, patient, but also extremely knowledgeable (in history and background information for the sites we visited in Turkey). I would wish to have Sayat as a tour guide for any tour I take in the future. The bus driver, Homer, was also nice, competent, and a safe driver. Even a driver who took us from / to the airport and the hotel was punctual, competent, and went out of his way to help us through the airport. Gate1 is lucky to have all these competent people working for the company.

    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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