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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  • 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

Excursion13804444497

14 Nov, 2021

We just completed the 7-day Turkey Classics tour! It’s our first time visiting Turkey and I can’t believe what an incredible experience we just had. It all starts with our awesome tour guide, Khan, and our dependable and friendly driver, Yilmaz. Khan’s depth-of-knowledge and fun personality provided for an engaging and entertaining experience throughout the tour. Beyond the history lessons, he also shared some relevant insight into daily life for people in Turkey. He consistently went above and beyond by being attentive to our questions and needs, providing recommendations for unique and local experiences, and putting in calls to make sure we had the best accommodations possible. Yilmaz was always on time and always made sure we and our belongings were safe. He even took the time to teach us a few Turkish words and phrases. My favorite parts were Ephesus, Kusadasi, and Cappadocia. Throughout the tour, the hotel stays were always clean and in safe areas. We especially enjoyed our rooms in Kusadasi and Cappadocia - the views and food were especially fantastic there. The breakfasts always had a wide spread and dinners were fresh and tasty. The lunches were paid on our own, but Khan made sure to point out traditional dishes that were must-try’s. With such a wide variety of stunning sights, delicious food, and unforgettable experiences, it was clear how professional and experienced Khan, Yilmaz, and Fez Travel are. I highly recommend their tour!

Kristin Y

14 Nov, 2021

My husband and I just finished an amazing 7 day tour around Turkey (Nov 8-14, 2021) with Fez Travel. Our tour guide's name was Khan and from the moment we joined the tour, he made sure we were well taken care of. He was constantly checking in to make sure we liked the food, our rooms, and the activities. He would step in to adjust things if we had any specific preferences or needs. But probably the best thing was his knowledge. I learned so much about the history of Turkey, the significance of the sights we were seeing, the culture, the food...everything! His narrative made the tour more meaningful, it helped break up the longer drives, and it made me want to come back again to see more. Our driver Yilmaz was also amazing! He was always ready and waiting for us (even at 11pm after going to the Turkiah dance performance). He took care of good care of our luggage when we got to the hotels, and he even helped us learn some Turkish :) The hotels and food were great for the price. We especially liked the hotels in Kusadasi and Cappadocia. Again, amazing tour and company. We'd love to come back again, and we'll be highly recommending Fez Travel to our friends and family!

Stay55324288431

07 Nov, 2021

Our guide Cagman went above and beyond to give us the most memorable, fun and educational vacation experience. It was our first visit to Turkey and thanks to Cagman we will definitely be back. Yilmaz, our driver, safely & efficiently got us to all of our locations even though some of the streets were scarily narrow. Traveling for the first time in almost 2 years, during a pandemic was nerve wracking, but Cagman & Yilmaz eased our fears. We can't wait to visit Turkey again and in the meantime have been recommending Fez travel to our friends and family.

Nancy_H

24 Oct, 2021

We have been so impressed with Turkey. From the battlefields of Gallipoli, to the ancient cities of Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus, to Cappadocia and Ankara we’ve seen a broad expanse of the country. The beautiful Aegean coast and the rich farm land have enchanted us. The Turkish people have been warm and welcoming. We’ve never had any concern for our safety. Our tour guide, Khan is a walking history source and we’ve been privileged to spend a week with him. The hotels were lovely and the balloon ride over Cappadocia was a thrill. It was a simply wonderful experience.

Jaya S

17 Oct, 2021

My mom and I did the 7 day Turkey Classic Tour from October 11-17. It was a wonderful experience! Our guide - Genghiskhan (Yes, that is his real name!) was above and beyond amazing! He was patient, kind, attentive and VERY knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after during our tour and addressed all our requests promptly. We also did a few extra activities which were not on our itinerary. Our driver, Yilmaz, was also very safe and polite. It was a pleasure to see his smiling face everyday. Our experience with the hotels and restaurants during the tour was good, except for the first hotel we stayed at, in Canakkale - Barboros Hotel. The rooms were so so with no air conditioning. Also, the lunch restaurant on the way from Kuşadası to Pammukale had too many flies, which ruined the meal. But, all our other hotels and restaurants were excellent! Our highlights were our guide and his attention to detail. Our group included 5 people. We were all very likeminded and got along very well. We all will go back home with new formed friendships. Overall, it was a great tour and a very professional company to travel with. Highly recommended! Turkey has so much to see and this is a perfect way to experience it!

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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