Highlights of Turkey
In this tour you will be able to explore the most popular destinations of Turkey but at the same time you will have relaxing days in between to enjoy the beaches and the towns on your own.
Highlights of the trip
- 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- 10 Sites that are on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage List
- Pamukkale travertines
- Capital City of Ankara
- Rumi's Konya & Whirling Dervishes
- Alacati Beach
- Picturesque Village of Sirince
Day 1 - Fly into Istanbul airport where a Fields of Anatolia Travel representative will meet you and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Today you begin exploring Istanbul with your private guide with some of the main highlights of Istanbul, including Hippodrome ,Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace , Blue Mosque , Basilica Cistern. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Another day exploring with your guide; today you'll sail in Bosporus to see this beautiful city located between Europe and Asia. After the Bosporus tour you will visit Suleymaniye Mosque followed by Spice Market and Grand Bazaar . Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - This is your final day in Istanbul. Today you can choose from any one of our Istanbul tours you wish to see. We can also arrange cooking lessons in a private Turkish house.
Day 5 - You leave Istanbul today and head towards the Gallipoli Peninsula. Here, you'll explore some of the many battlefields and memorials, before continuing across the Dardanelles to Canakkale to visit Troy Ancient City. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 6 - Today you'll drive to Pergamon, where you explore the ancient Acropolis and Asclepion. Later, you'll continue onto the seaside town Alacati. Overnight in Alacati.
Day 7 - At leisure to enjoy Alacati and its surroundings by yourself. We suggest exploring the pretty streets which are filled with boutique shops, characterful cafes and interesting antique stores. Alternatively, the beaches of the Cesme Peninsula have some lovely views out across the water, and are easy to get to via local public bus.
Day 8 - Drive to ancient city of Ephesus and overnight in picturesque village of Sirince.
Day 9 - You leave Sirince today and drive further inland to the striking Pamukkale terraces. Visit Hierapolis ruins, museum and Pamukkale terraces. Overnight in Pamukkale
Day 10 – Leave Pamukkale and drive to the Ancient City of Aphrodisias. Continue to Antalya and overnight in Antalya.
Day 11 – Visit Ancient City of Perge and nearby Aspendos Theatre. Free time in the afternoon to enjoy the beach and the town. Overnight in Antalya
Day 12 – In the morning drive to Thermessos Ancient City. Climb up to see this amazing sight. In the afternoon visit Antalya Museum. Overnight in Antalya
Day 13 - Drive through the mountains to Konya today. On the way stopping in Klistra and continue to Konya. Here, visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the first whirling dervishes, and the Karatay Madrassah. Overnight in Konya.
Day 14 – In the morning visit the Catalhoyuk one of the first known human settlements . Continue on to Cappadocia, visiting Sultanhan Caravanserai. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 15 - Today, explore the cave churches of Goreme Open Air Museum with your guide, then embark on a jeep safari to some of the area's best panoramic viewpoints.
Day 16 - Today you'll hike through Red Valley, and visit Katymakli Underground City. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 17 - Drive from Cappadocia to Ankara. On arrival, visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum and Ankara Forth. Overnight in Ankara
Day 18 – Transfer to Airpor