7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

Duration: 7 days
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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Overview

Tick through Turkey’s classic sights on this spellbinding 7-day tour that starts and finishes in Istanbul. Traveling by air-conditioned coach with an expert guide, explore the emotive World War I battle sites of Gallipoli, the breathtaking Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus, and the fairy-tale landscapes of Cappadocia. In-between, ogle the white rock terraces of Pamukkale, swim in the hot springs at Hierapolis, view the ruins of Troy and much, much more. The tour includes six nights’ accommodation plus breakfast and dinner on each day.

Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli Battlefields

Stop At: Gallipoli Battlefield, Eceabat Turkey
Early morning departure from Istanbul for the Gallipoli Gallipoli Peninsula, one of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey. Here we will visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, The Nek and original trenches and tunnels.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at MD Barbaros Hotel, or similar hotel in Canakkale

Day 2: Troy, Pergamum

Stop At: Troy (Truva), Tevfikiye Koyu, Intepe, Canakkale Turkey
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ruins of Pergamum, 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama Turkey
Tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political center in its time.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar hotel in Kusadasi

Day 3: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Sirince Koyu, Sirince Turkey
Continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village, we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar hotel in Kusadasi

Day 4: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar hotel in Pamukkale

Day 5: Silk Road, Konya

Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Mevlana Cd. No:1, Konya 42030 Turkey
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Elevres Stone House or similar hotel in Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia through the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Elevres Stone House or similar hotel in Cappadocia

Day 7: Ankara - Istanbul

Stop At: Anitkabir Command Anittepe, Ankara 06570 Turkey
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Our tour concludes with the arrival to Istanbul at approximately 7pm.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 6x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Entrance fees
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Gallipoli Battlefield
  • Entry/Admission - Troy (Truva)
  • Entry/Admission - Ruins of Pergamum
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Anitkabir

Exclusions
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There is no luggage restriction on this tour
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Sultan Hostel & Guesthouse, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Akbıyık Caddesi, Cankurtaran, Terbıyık Sk. No:3, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
We can also pick you up from your hotel if located in Sultanahmet (old city area) or Taksim.
Pick up is between 7:30 am and 8:00 am depending on where your hotel is located.
Please advise us of your hotel details if you wish to be picked up.


Departure Time

8:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

abbysS6249IE

20 Mar, 2022

Everything was AMAZING! From the moment we were picked up at the airport to the end of our tour we were well taken care of. The best experience and everything was very organized. On our tour we got to visit several places, but my favorite was Ephesus and everything we were able to see there. Our tour guide, Göksu Pamir, was very knowledgeable and was always able to answer our questions. We unfortunately hit some snow storms during our tour and we had to make accommodations, but even the accommodations were handled super well and our driver did an amazing job of getting us to where we needed to be.

Joel M

25 Feb, 2022

Great tour , saw everything I had hoped for in Turkey. Our guide Tamer was excellent. Would’ve preferred a bit more sightseeing and less attempts to sell from visiting rugs/pottery/leather/jewellery 😩 but I guess that’s Turkey. Some evening meals a bit dull. Make the most of more interesting options at lunch. Hotel in Pamukkale!!! Well if there is no other option I guess it’s bearable for 1 night and a nice pool! Cave Hotel in Cappadocia more than made up for it, really unique

itsukom2022

27 Jan, 2022

It was an excellent tour, covering everything I wanted to see. Before I booked this tour, I researched quite a bit to find a perfect tour. (I’m a travel consultant.) What made me feel comfortable about this tour was Fez Travel’s Covid policy with 50% capacity and generous rescheduling policy. The communications with the marketing and product manager, Canan, was excellent. He answered my questions right away with detailed explanations, which made me comfortable with going with this company. And once we joined the tour, our tour guide, Göksu, was professional and very personable, along with the driver, Yilmaz, who went out of his way to assist my friend with a broken ankle, so that she could see the World Heritage sites. Both of them went above and beyond, that made our group like a family and hard to leave at the end of our week together. My tour mates, tour guide and driver are now in contact through Facebook. I highly recommend Fez Travel!

Travel384125

12 Jan, 2022

What a wonderful time my Turkey trip was!! I broke my right ankle and strained left ankle 2 weeks before my trip to Turkey so I was not sure how much I can do during my visit. But I met these incredible people who helped me so much!! Without their help I could not make it. Special thanks to our tour guide Göksu Pamir who arranged for me to be able to go on with them, driver Yilmaz who was always giving me hands. I was so fortunate to meet such an incredible people!! They went to extra miles to accommodate us. Because of them our trip was amazing!! Thank you so much from bottom of my heart ❤️ I will never forget this experience!!! 7日のトルコツアーに参加しました。足首を骨折して松葉杖の私をガイドのGoksuさん、運転手のYilmazさんが助けて下さり素晴らしい旅行が出来ました。 本当に感謝しています、一生忘れられない素晴らしい思い出となりました‼️

Thisisdanielsantos

05 Jan, 2022

The 7 day Turkey Classics Tour was perfect for us as we only had 8.5 days in the country. If you would like to see the main historical attractions this is a tour for you! Our tour guide Gurksu did an amazing job clearly communicating at every stage of the tour. Giving us the history, significants and relevance to all the sites we visited, while not overloading us (which some guides tend to do). Very happily answered all questions and tried to assist us in any way he can. His knowledge and experience was quite evident throughout and set us all in the right mood. Our driver, Yilmas, did an equally excellent job in keeping as on track and safe throughout the journey. The vehicle itself was very clean, comfy and with a sufficient amount of leg room. Tips: - Sit at the front/mid part of the van so you get the best view and less of the vehicle movements - Ask your guide to help with ordering at the restaurants as some waiters know minimal english. - The hot air ballon ride is a MUST.

User's Picture Gallery

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Turkey tulips

How surprising that tulips started in Turkey

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Cappadocia

Fairy Chimney

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Pamukkale

amazing experience

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Troy

impressive

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Ephesus

breath taking

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Our room at Burcu Kaya hotel in Cappadocia

The room and bathroom were small but comfortable. There is a phone, fridge and small safe. However, some rooms that other tour members received did not have a phone or fridge.

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Last 2 nights in Cappadocia at the Burcu Kaya Hotel

This hotel is kind of maze-like but interesting. Definitely not your typical hotel architecture and it certainly has charm and character. There are not elevators and hence, get some help if you have lots of heavy luggage.

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Some rooms around a nice pool at Iris hotel in Canakkale

Tip: If your feet is sore from all the walking on the 1st day, check out the reasonably priced foot massage at the spa in this hotel. My best friend said that it was actually very good.

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1st night at the Iris hotel in Canakkale

This 3.5 star my rating hotel has 1 of the nicer locations by the beach. After over-eating on an included wonderful buffet dinner, you can sit down to a view of the beautiful sun set to end a great 1st day.

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An example of a light lunch for 2 at a highway stop

Lunches were not included in the tour and there were brief stops along the way for breaks and lunches that you pay for yourself. Most are quite good and very affordable.

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Thrill of a lifetime balloon ride in Cappadocia - dont miss this!

Although this is an expensive, optional add-on to your tour in Cappadocia, it's worth every penny for the sights and experience.

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Big, white, spacious and comfortable air-conditioned tour bus with wi-fi

There were about 20 of us in the tour group - hence, lots of room to sit anywhere in this big bus. However, there was no toilet on board but there were stops every 2-3 hours for breaks.

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