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7-Day Classic Tour from Istanbul to Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

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Duration: 7 days
Product code: 4783
Overview

This fantastic tour starts from Istanbul with an expert guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the WWI poignant battlegrounds of Gallipoli and Anzac Cove. Explore the mesmerising Roman-Greco remnants of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. See the worldly geology in Cappadocia with stunning landscapes of the Fairy Chimneys and explore the underground labyrinth.

Along the way, you will stop at Pamukkale where you can marvel at the white coloured rock plateaus which is where it gets is name as Pamukkale means Cotton castle then plunge into the hot Hierapolis natural springs which are believed to have healing powers.

Discover the history of Troy the name of the Bronze Age city attacked in the Trojan War, a famous story in the mythology of ancient Greece. Enjoy all this fabulous itinerary with six nights of accommodation and daily breakfast and dinner that are all included and planned for your convenience.

Highlights
  • Enjoy this 7-day tour of Turkey’s classic sights from Istanbul with a professional guide
  • Go to the WWI sites of the Gallipoli Peninsula and Anzac Cove
  • Explore ancient Ephesus one of Europe’s best-preserved Greco-Roman city
  • Marvel at the stunning landscape of the fairy chimneys, cave churches and underground labyrinths in Cappadocia
  • Witness the pure white calcified rock terraces of Pamukkale
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Troy, Hierapolis and the Acropolis of Pergamum
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese
  • Duration Duration: 7 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pickup from your centrally located Sultanahmet hotel in Istanbul
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    You can cancel your tour 7 days prior to the travel date with a full refund except for the domestic flights which are non-refundable.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Six nights accommodation at 4 or 5-star hotels
  • All your travelling in a air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • A professional and knowledgable guide
  • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Folklore evening in Cappadocia
Itinerary
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Start your tour in the morning where you will get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district.

Once settled into your air-conditioned coach, you will drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula, which was the scene of one of World War I’s deadly campaigns. The Allies attacked Gallipoli to capture Constantinople in 1915, which is now Istanbul, to help the struggling Russian forces. The failed mission is cost around 100,000 lives and is commemorated by memorials at the significant battle sites.

Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Cemetery and Memorial, and see Anzac Cove, the Nek and Johnston’s Jolly. In the evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel in nearby Çanakkale.



  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Canakkale

After breakfast, you will visit the site of ancient Troy, famous for being the place where the Trojan War took place in the 2nd century BC.
 
Take a fascinating private guided tour of the UNESCO-listed remains and view the replica of the Trojan horse, as your guide tells you how the war began because of the love of the Trojan prince, Paris, for Zeus’ daughter, Helen.
 
After lunch (own expense), continue to Bergama Acropolis (Pergamum Acropolis), an ensemble of theatres, palaces and temples that once made up a thriving, ancient Greek capital. Afterwards, arrive at your hotel in Kusadasi, your base for the next two nights, and unwind over dinner.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Kusadasi

After breakfast, make your way to Ephesus, which is one of Europe’s best-preserved Greco-Roman city. Visit the site of the now long-crumbled Temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the world, and walk around the partially rebuilt streets of Ephesus. Wonder at the incredible Library of Celsus and follow in the footsteps of the long-ago residents around the columned streets, shops and theatre.
 
Enjoy lunch (own expense) before joining your guide for aVisit the site of the now long-crumbled Temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the world
Then after visiting a carpet-weaving workshop visit one of Kusadasi’s popular leather factories and see some of the area’s handmade leather products.
 
Turkey is known as a leading producer of leatherware, and the factory you will visit showcases some of Kusadasi's finest leather products, including bags, purses and sandals. Browse the finely sewn, handcrafted goods and perhaps buy some as souvenirs or gifts.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Kusadasi

Drive to Pamukkale and admire its cotton-candy-like, calcified rock terraces, dotted with milky turquoise pools.
 
Wander over to the neighbouring archaeological gem of Hierapolis, a UNESCO-listed cluster of ruins dating from the 2nd-century BC.
 
Seize the chance to swim in the city's hot springs once used by toga-clad Romans. Waft through the reputedly therapeutic waters, taking care not to bump into the submerged Roman pillars that still stand in the pools.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Konya

Following breakfast at your hotel, take in the views as you drive along a stretch of road that was once the fascinating ancient Silk Road. The aeons-old route was once followed by caravans between the Anatolia’s silk-making regions.
 
Today the most prominent reminders of the caravans that passed along here are the kervansarays (caravan palaces) along the way. Visit one of the best-preserved the Sultanhani Caravanserai and then stop in the town of Konya for lunch (own expense).
 
Afterwards, visit the Mevlana Museum which is dedicated to the Muslim poet Mevla Celaddiini-Rum. Once you have arrived in Cappadocia, check in to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing dinner. Alternatively, you could choose to attend an optional folklore evening (own expense) featuring live belly dancing, folk music and unlimited drinks.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Cappadocia

In the morning, you have an option to do a hot air balloon tour (own expense) and see the sunrise with spectacular views.
 
After you have enjoyed breakfast, enjoy a whole day exploring the surreal and stunning landscapes of Cappadocia that are dotted with bizarre fairy chimneys, cave houses and strange rock formations.
 
Then meet your guide and visit the awe-inspiring Göreme Open-Air Museum a display of rock churches and monasteries that are carved and decorated in the Byzantine times.
 
After lunch (own expense) in Göreme, you will then drive through a valley crowded with Cappadocia's famous fairy chimneys and other weird and wonderful rock pinnacles, peaks and cliffs.
 
Then, explore Kaymaklı Underground City which descends into a maze of once-inhabited subterranean passages, chambers and cellars.
 
Return to your Cappadocia hotel in the evening and enjoy dinner.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Cappadocia

You will check out of your hotel and catch a flight to Istanbul where your tour ends with a drop-off back at your Sultanahmet hotel or the original departure point in Sultanahmet.


  • Breakfast
  • Flight : Flight to Istanbul
Meeting Point
Pickup from your centrally located Sultanahmet Hotel or meeting point at approximately 07:00 am. Times will be confirmed once the booking is made

Additional Info
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level as some walking will be involved
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
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Reviewed by Helene M RU   June 05, 2019
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The trip exceeded our expectations, our guide was well organised informative and spoke very good English, we saw so many interesting sites, and our accommodation was excellent, overall it was very enjoyable and excellent value. Would have no hesitation in recommending this trip.
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Brooke US   June 06, 2019

Hello Helene.Thank you for taking the time to write this review. And thank you for recommending this trip. I will send your positive feedback on to our team. They will appreciate your review. Kind regards, Brooke.

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Reviewed by Margot T NL   June 03, 2019
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This was one of the best investments in travel, history, and geology that we could have possibly made.
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Christine GB   June 04, 2019

Thank you, Margot, for your review.

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Reviewed by Luca S PT   May 26, 2019
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Outstanding, great places to visit, wonderful guide and driver.
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Sandy US   May 26, 2019

Thank you for your review,I will send your feedback on to our team. Kind regards, Sandy.

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Reviewed by Robert P GB   May 11, 2019
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My wife and I are not big fans of organized tours but the 7 day Turkey Classics tour was a fantastic experience that we would highly recommend to other travellers. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable, and truly cared that we had the best experience possible. The van, the hotels and the food were all top notch.
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Claire GB   May 12, 2019

Hello Robert. Thank you for your kind words in your review.Very pleased to hear everything was top notch. And hopefully, in the furture, we see on another organized tour with Goodman Tours. Kind regards, Claire.

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Reviewed by Rita C AU   May 09, 2019
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Fantastic trip Turkey is amazing the tour was great saw more than what was on the itinerary our guide took us everywhere. Felt really safe and the people throughout Turkey we really generous with their hospitality
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Lisa US   May 10, 2019

Rita thank you for your review. Great to hear that the guide did a good job. But furthermore, you felt safe that is for sure more important. Thank you for sharing your feelings about this trip.Kind regards, Lisa.

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Reviewed by Heather F US   May 04, 2019
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This trip was absolutely incredible. My husband and I had such a nice time seeing Turkey with a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable and always had an answer for every question. He did an awesome job giving us the history of all the sites. The hotels were great, I especially loved staying in Kusadasi and Cappadocia. Kusadasi is on the coastline with lots of cafes and things to do. In Cappadocia we stayed in a cave hotel, it was beautiful. I really enjoyed visiting all the Roman ruin sites and especially loved seeing the calcium travertines in Pamukkale. The breakfasts and dinners were great, I really enjoyed all the food - I am definitely going to miss the big breakfasts with olives, cheese, yoghurt, jam, Turkish coffee, etc. I highly recommend this tour, it was an experience that I will never forget.
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Mary US   May 05, 2019

Hello Heather.Wow-what a nice review.Thank you for taking the time to write your feelings about this tour. I send your words on to our team they will appreciate it very much. Unforgettable experiences and recommending is what we aim for. Thanks again.Mary.

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Reviewed by Jamin T NZ   April 29, 2019
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Wonderful trip! A lot of ground to cover in 7 days but a perfect way to see Turkey. Ephesus and Cappadocia the highlights for me.
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mary US   April 30, 2019

Thank you for your review.Nice to hear that you found Ephesus and Cappadocia highlights of the tour.Kind regards, Mary.

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Reviewed by Sing Chow JP   April 23, 2019
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Fantastic tour covering the highlights of Turkey. Amazingly knowledgeable guide and OMG the FOOD!!! Included meals were great and varied and our guide took us to great (cheap and varied) places for lunches. The accommodation was generally good. Overall unbeatable value for money.An Unforgettable 7-day experience.
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Maria US   April 24, 2019

Hello Sing Chow.Thank you for sharing your experiences of this tour and that the food was great.Good to hear you found this 7-day tour good value.Thanks again.Kind regards, Maria.

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Reviewed by Jaqueline R FR   March 28, 2019
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For the money, you can't beat this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The hotels were adequate and the meals were good.
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Yvonne GB   March 29, 2019

Thank you for your review. I pass your feedback on to our team. Kind regards, Yvonne.

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Reviewed by Gilian C IE   March 17, 2019
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We saw so much. Hotels and food were all good.
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Amy GB   March 18, 2019

Thank you for your review.Kind regards, Amy.

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Reviewed by Susie F GB   February 14, 2018
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It was a great mix of the historical, cultural and social. I feel like I got to see and experience a great deal of Turkey within a week. Everything was planned well. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Donna GB   February 15, 2019

Great to hear from you that enjoyed this tour.Thank you for your review.Kind regards, Donna.

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