Jewels of Turkey

9 Day
Duration
Istanbul
Location
Jan. to Dec.
Month
Year-round
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Turkey Package Tour from Istanbul, Explore the ancient lands of western Turkey and Central Anatolia on a 9 day tour from Istanbul. Visit the modern day capital of Ankara, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the ruins of Troy and Ephesus, the final home of the Virgin Mary, and more…

5 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 2,534
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 3,801
4 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 2,203
Double Room (For 2 People) $3,305
3 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 1,873
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 2,809
Children & Infants
Children (3 – 10) $ 700
Infants (0 – 2) $ 500

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DEPARTURE Istanbul
DURATION 9 Days
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing
VISITING Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Troy, Pergamon, Antalya, Konya
INCLUDED
1 Night Canakkale, 2 Night Kusadasi, 1 Night Pamukkale, 2 Night Antalya and Cappadocia
8 Breakfast
Lunch During the Tours
Guided Tours
Transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach Professional guides
All entrance fees as per itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Dinner, All Drinks, Personal Expenses
Gratuities to the guide and drivers and Optional Tours

Learn the legend of Helen of Troy and the Trojan Horse at the ancient city of Troy, Marvel at the calcium terraces of Pamukkale, Pay your respects at the battle sites and memorials of Gallipoli, Hear about the teachings of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana at Konya, Float over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia by Hot Air Balloon, Taste the fruit wines of Sirince
Wander among the Ottoman era houses of Antalyas cobblestoned Kaleici district, Go on a jeep safari or scuba diving expedition from Antalya, Discover the well preserved monumenst of Ephesus, Visit the Virgin Marys final home.

Additional information

Hotel Category3 Star Hotel, 4 Star Hotel, 5 Star Hotel, Select Hotel Category
Room Size [Single]1 Single Room, 2 Single Room, 3 Single Room, Select Single Room
Room Size [Double]1 Double Room, 2 Double Room, 3 Double Room, Select Double Room
Age7+
Groupsize10

Join from Istanbul to Discover the history of Turkey on a 9-day tour of the ruined cities of the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman houses of Antalyas Old City, and the modern day capital of Ankara.

Marvel at Greek-Roman remains at sites such as Troy, visit craft workshops to learn more about the pottery traditions of Central Anatolia, and taste the fruit wines of Sirince. The flexible tour includes a host of optional activities, day tours from the fairytale valleys of Cappadocia.

Day 1: Gallipoli (B)
Depart Istanbul early to cross the Dardanelles en route to Gallipoli. Here, you will visit the battlefields and war memorials of the Anzac Campaign, learning more about World War I in Turkey at the Museum of Gabatepe, and visiting the Ariburnu Cemetery. See where the war started at Anzac Cove, and go to the Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, and Plugges Plateau. Continue to Canakkale for your overnight stay.

Those without passes to the Gallipoli sites, can enjoy some free time in Eceabat, wandering among the shops and cafes. There is also a ferry that you can catch to Canakkale to check into your hotel early if you prefer.

Day 2: Troy – Pergamon – Kusadasi (B)
Today, you will visit the ruined city of Troy, famous for the legend of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. Continue to Pergamon for a tour of the magnificent Acropolis, temples and library of the former cultural political center. Bergamon is known for its jewelry, precious stones, and silver, and there will be a 30-minute break at a jewelry center en route to Kusadasi. Those without a pass to the ruins of Troy can enjoy some free time at a local restaurant, while those without a pass to Bergamon will have 2 hours free in the modern city center of Bergamon. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 3: Kusadasi – Ephesus – Sirince (B)
Explore one of the most famous archaeological sites of Turkey on a tour of the temples and marble streets of Ephesus. Visit the Temple of Artemis, Roman baths, and immaculate Celsus Library. You will also go to the House of the Virgin Mary, a tiny abode that is thought to be where she spent the last days of her life. After lunch, go to a carpet weaving center and tour the traditional village of Sirince to see houses that maintain the style of the Anatolian Greeks. Sirince is also known for producing some of the best wines in Turkey. Visit some of the vineyards to learn about the fruit wine production.

Next, visit a leather factory, where discount rates are offered on many of the items. Those that don’t want to take the Ephesus tour are free to spend the hotel, or can book from one of 20 optional day tours. Continue to Kusadasi for your overnight stay.

Day 4: Kusadasi – Pamukkale (B)
Depart Kusadasi after an early lunch, and drive to the calcium terraces of Pamukkale, known locally as “Cotton Castles.” You will also see the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient spa city built over the natural springs of Pamukkale. Transfer to your hotel in Pamukkale for your overnight stay.

Day 5: Pamukkale and Antalya Old City (B)
Today, you will explore the Old City of Antalya, arriving in time for a lunch break at around 13:30. Then, wander among the Ottoman era houses of the cobblestoned Kaleici district, see the historic Clock Tower and Hadrian’s Gate (Triple Gate). Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 6: Antalya (Free Day) (B)
Today is free at leisure. Enjoy the sunshine, and take in views of the beach and crystal clear sea. Visit local markets, or choose from a range of optional day tours to Aqualand, the Greek-Roman ruins of Aspendos, Perga and Side, the scenic Duden Waterfalls, panoramic tours of the Termessos Karain Cave, village tours, and more. For those feeling a bit more adventurous, activities such as horse riding, jeep safaris, quad bike tours, scuba diving, white water rafting and paintball are all available. Alternatively, pamper yourself at a traditional Turkish Bath.

Day 7: Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia (B)
Depart after breakfast for Konya, site of the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, mystic founder of the Whirling Dervishes Sufi sect. Drive into the volcanic valleys of Cappadocia to check in to your hotel. Those that want to take the early morning hot air balloon flight should register upon arrival.

Day 8: Cappadocia (B)
Explore the curious rock formations and rock-cut houses of the Cappadocia region, carved from volcanic rock more than 10 million years ago. Popular with horse riders in ancient times, Katpatuka, as it was known to the Persians, is full of mystery and enchantment. Enjoy magnificen views from its highest point at Uchisar Castle, and see ancient frescoes at the Goreme Open Air Museum. See the abandoned village of Cavusin, before lunch in Avanos.

Next, learn about the region’s traditional pottery at a workshop where you can practice your own ceramics. Continue to the fairy chimneys of the Pasabagi Valley. Stop to admire the handwoven carpets and kilims of Anatolia, before exploring the Devrent Valley. Here, the rock formations resemble animals, which gives it its other name of “Imagination Valley.” Enjoy a glass or two of wine at a wine tasting in Urgup, before visiting the “Three Beauties,” 3 fairy chimneys that look like they are wearing hats! Those without a Capadocia pass have the option of purchasing one of 15 optional day tours, or chilling at the hotel.

Day 9: Cappadocia – Ankara – Istanbul (B)
Leave Cappadocia for the 4-hour drive to Ankara. Stop at Salt Lake en route to see the second largest lake in Turkey. You will arrive in Ankara in time for lunch. Learn more about the founder of modern Turkey at the Ataturk(Founder of Turkey) Museum and Mausoleum. Continue towards Istanbul, arriving at approximately 19:00 and drop off to the airport or you can extend your holiday with an extra overnight.



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5 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 2,534
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 3,801
4 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 2,203
Double Room (For 2 People) $3,305
3 Star Accommodation
Single Room (For 1 Person) $ 1,873
Double Room (For 2 People) $ 2,809
Children & Infants
Children (3 – 10) $ 700
Infants (0 – 2) $ 500


Turkey Package Tour from Istanbul
Perge, Aspendos And Kursunlu Waterfall Tour
Istanbul Tours
Istanbul Tours
Suleymaniye mosque istanbul
Cappadocia hot air balloon ride
Cappadocia from Istanbul
Pamukkale Tour
Celsus library - Ephesus
Ephesus Ancient City
Troy Tour
Pergamum tour
Cave Hotel Cappadocia


Tour Reviews

5 based on 11 reviews
June 9, 2015

“I would choose Ada Vegas Travel again in a heart beat!”

Hi, it was delight to deal with Yuksel Tasdemir from Ada Vegas Travel in Turkey, the guides were very well informed and also great tour company. We were very impressed with every thing that we saw and have done. There were many highlights that it is impossible to name any one in particular. Hotels picked were fantastic. Tours were well organised and transfers and vehicles used were fantastic. I was surprised to find out that Turkish Air was one of the top 10 airlines in the world, which was very very comfortable with our domestic flights.

I would choose Ada Vegas Travel again in a heart beat!
Great tour company in Turkey, great staff. Thanks for making our holiday memorable.

December 13, 2015

We really enjoyed 2 weeks vacation in Turkey, especially while in Cappadocia and around Izmir, being guided and hosted by Ada vegas travel. It is a very well organized company, with excellent Management and no less Very good Guides. I truly recommend this tour company.
William Guzman – Colombia

December 14, 2015

I visited Turkey in June with a friend and I fell in love with the country! The Ada Vegas team was great, super friendly and helpful and organized our itinerary based on my preferences and the result was an unforgettable trip!

We first visited the beautiful Archeological site in the Ephesus area (which is the day tour I’m rating in here). Kusadasi is such a vibrant and colorful city and I wish I had more time to explore the small roads filled with little shops and stairs painted in different colors everywhere, but I’ll be back for sure!

The visit to the ruins was also magnificent, the guide was very helpful and knowleagable and give us the time to explore and take tons of pictures. We were very lucky with the weather as it was a sunny beautiful day but it can get very hot in June so don’t forget a hat or an umbrella and bring plenty of water.

Outside the attraction, there are a few bars and stands where you can buy souvenirs and I recommend you sit down in there and try the Turkish tea!

I also recommend a visit to the Virgin mary’s House. I’m not a religious person, but the place has a very special aura: the small church, the wall full of piece of paper with prayers, the candles.. they all gave such a serene vibe. Even more so if you are religious of course.

The view from our Hotel balcony was spectacular, sunset over the sea, basically my idea of perfection!

Ada Vegas also organized the rest of our tour in Turkey and everything went smooth.

From Kusadasi we went for a day trip to Pamukkale, the incredible natural pools and I asked if I could organized a very early trip (we woke up at 3 to be there very early in the morning before all the tourists arrived) and it was one of the best decisions of my life.

The site was almost empty and I took beautiful pictures and footage with my GoPro, enjoying the surreal peace and the incredible turquoise (and very warm) waters of the pool. If you go to Turkey you can’t miss this place but go there early in the morning, it’s much better!

Next stop: 2 incredible days in Cappadocia where I went for my first ride on a hot air Balloon! Again, I had to wake up at 4 but, oh my… the sunrise from the balloon was something out of this world! We also stayed in a super cool cave hotel and I recommend you take a walk to the sunset point, which is easily reachable (10 minutes walk).

If you are into photography, make sure to bring your equipment with you at all times in Turkey! For the sunset in Cappadocia, I forgot my tripod and I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. It looked like we were living in a fairy tale world!

Last stop Istanbul, loved the Bosphorus cruise and the walk to the Gran Bazaar, too bad we only have 2 days left as Istanbul deserves at least 1 week of exploring.

All in all I was amazed by how well the trip was organized, our guides were super friendly and explained to us the most interesting facts and replying to our questions. I’m still in contact with one of the guys at Ada Vegas Tours and I can’t recommend them enough!

They welcomed us like we were part of the family and even helped me out when my memory card broke, borrowing me one of theirs so I didn’t lose any precious moment of this fantastic trip. I would have loved to give them 6 stars If I could! 🙂 Simply perfect! One of my best trips ever!

January 6, 2016

Best Tour of Turkey;
My husband,my daughter and myself just returned from a two week vacation in Turkey, with planning and support from Ada Vegas Travel. We began with a private guide for 3d in Istanbul, then drove to Galllipoli, took a ferry to Canakkale, drove to Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale , and Konya . It was an amazing experience, and really the trip of a lifetime. ADA VEGAS TRAVEL was incredible, and in large part responsible for our great experience. From the beginning of our trip planning (almost a year ago), Umut Kurt worked tirelessly with my husband via email to find out what type of experiences we wanted, and made all arrangements. We were in frequent phone contact with him in Turkey, as he kept closely in touch to make sure everything went as planned, and attended to all (minor) issues that arose. It was so much fun to meet him in Kusadasi when we all went out to lunch! It was a great measure of comfort to have him as a safety net, and so immediately available (we had his cell phone) when driving after we left Cappadocia. He would call at 6 am or 10 pm, to make sure that the transitions went well and arrangements went as planned! I cannot recommend him highly enough! The guides He arranged for us were also great. Our guide in Istanbul was Ali, who was absolutely perfect. In addition to planning a great itinerary for us in Istanbul, and telling us about each of the unbelievable sights, his sharing of the history of Turkey as a country, and what it is like to be a modern Muslim men in Turkey really made our trip. He made Istanbul real, through the eyes of a native. he had such a great sense of humor, and saved us from our plan of driving in Istanbul our last day there (do not consider it!). Our guide in Ephesus, ilkay was very good as well, so well versed in the history of the period. The only thing I may have done differently in retrospect was not to try to fit as much in as we did in one trip. We as a family underestimated the travel time, due to road work, and to the windiness and steepness of roads necessitating slower driving speeds. Turkey is worth seeing in detail, and, as we now know, worth seeing more than in one whirlwind trip. The historical sights, and the beauty of the land, are spectacular. Overall, we would highly recommend Ada Vegas Travel if you are planning a trip to Turkey.

February 2, 2016

EXCELLENT ORGANIZATION – TURKEY TOUR
I arranged tours in Turkey for my family of 6 people. Transfers, flights and hotels with them and everything went great. Guides were excellent, hotels centrally located with super service, puntual transfers. Thanks for the organization, I didn´t waste a second and visited the most importnt places. When lunch is included, it is delicious. 100% recommended

February 2, 2016

TURKEY TOURS
Booked with Ada Vegas Travel from web.I took a day trip to Cappadocia in the middle of Turkey during my Christmas holiday to Turkey last year.There were a quite a few other tourists in my group and Esra was our tour guide. Her knowledge of the area was great and she took us to some unforgettable scenes, like the fairy tales chimneys and picturesque rock formations and ancient christian heritage sites in Cappadocia;Very chatty and exciting person, there was never a dull moment with her as our guide! I am now looking forward to my next vacation to Ephesus tours with Ada Vegas Travel !

March 1, 2016

“No problems – very satisfied”

We made our initial enquiries with Ada Vegas Travel based on recommendations from friends who had used their service last year and were highly satisfied. From our first contact with Umut (and other ongoing contacts with Yuksel), we received nothing but first rate service, with quick and full responses. Everything went to plan, (apart from our balloon ride being cancelled due to too much wind – damn!) and we were very satisfied with the standard of accommodation or transport. All of our guides (especially Emre Can, Gokhan and Ilker in Istanbul and Gallipoli and Troy tours, with special mention for Hasan our great driver)) were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and flexible, and very passionate about their country, its history, and its people. We have no hesitation in recommending Ada Vegas Travel if you are planning on travelling to Turkey.

April 7, 2016

“Jewels of Turkey Tour”

When arranging this tour we found that all queries were promptly answered by Umut and each step was efficiently dealt with and trouble free. The tour met all our expectations with accommodation being of a very good standard. The guides, particularly those for Istanbul Old City Tour, Gallipoli and Troy were great historians who obviously enjoyed their work. Time management allowed for taking photos and we never felt rushed. When I was taken ill and hospitalised for a night the support given by Ihsan was exceptional. Arrangements were seamlessly put in place to allow us to resume the tour and I cannot speak too highly of the attitude of this turkish tour company towards its clients. Well done!

April 30, 2016

“Best of Turkey 9 day tour: very smooth and enjoyable from the word go”

The whole process from initial contact through to booking and payment and the subsequent tour was professionally organised. We were picked up and transported between locations and to and from airports exactly as planned, always using top quality vehicles and professional and competent drivers and guides. We did the best of Turkey tour and added an extra day in Istanbul at the end for shopping.

Everything went as planned and the organisation was faultless. Thanks to Ada Vegas Travel

May 9, 2016

“Amazing tour of Turkey with excellent customer service!”

I took AdaVegasTravel’s Jewels of Turkey tour in October 2015. From the start of organizing my trip, Umut was fantastic to deal with, assuring me of the safety of travel within Turkey even as a solo female traveller. He was very accessible, and quickly answered questions I had.AdaVgeas’s ability to be flexible with dates and itinerary, was impressive. It was also wonderfuL to deal with Yuksel – extremely helpful when one person in our group took ill and required hospitalization. I would recommend this tour group wholeheartedly. The tour guides they hire are extremely knowledgeable about the sites. Everything went so smoothly, the hotels were nice hotel, the transportation comfortable and on time and it allowed me to relax and take in the sights of this wonderful country!

May 9, 2016

“Ada Vegas the ultimate tour operating professional!”

With years of experience and insights into local knowledge at street level, Yuksel is a total professional and great with attention to detail. If your looking for an tour operator who is organised in offering a professional level of service then look no further than Yuksel and the team at Ada Vegas Travel!

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