Treasures of Turkey | Turkey Tours | Ciconia Travel

Travel in comfort and style while embracing the vibrant Turkish culture bridging Europe and Asia in all manners.

 

Marvel at grandiose palaces, mosques and bazaars of Istanbul before cruising along the Boshporus. Soak in the impressive ancient wonders of Pergamon & Ephesus and the natural treasures of Pamukkale. Embrace the calm and serenity of recharging beaches of Fethiye. Explore other-worldly Cappadocia and balloon over astounding fairy-chimneys. Indulge in the vast and delicious Turkish cuisine while dining like sultans.

15 Days
8 Cities
1 Country
Discovery
5 Star Hotels
Max 20 People
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Welcome to Turkiye

Meet the marvellous merge of Europe and Asia at the magical Istanbul to embark on a cultural discovery through ancient lands. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Greet the diverse and incredibly tasteful Turkish cuisine tonight on a group dinner, make sure to leave room for delicious desserts.

Hotel

Hilton Hotel Bosphorus

Meals

n/a

Optional Experiences

Group Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Group Dinner ( Optional Activity )

Istanbul City Tour

Journey to the heart of Istanbul old town and witness the perfect blend of ancient and modern unfold before you. Stroll with your expert local guide through the Hippodrome, visit the charming Blue Mosque and the mysterious Cistern Basilica. Enjoy an exquisite meal worthy of Sultans next to the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Enjoy some personal leisure time in the old town, discover hidden gems and embrace the local culture. In the afternoon meet the breath-taking Bosphorus in all its charm as you cruise in-between Europe and Asia.

Hotel

Hilton Hotel Bosphorus

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia
Sightseeing of Blue Mosque
Sightseeing of Basilica Cistern
Sightseeing of Hippodrome

Depart for Gallipoli

After a delicious breakfast, we leave for the famous shores of Gallipoli. As you drive through the scenic countryside, we recharge at the lovely village of Kesan over a delicious meal. Arriving in Gallipoli in the afternoon, we pay our respects to the fallen Turkish and Australian soldiers who bravely fought here during World War 1, still commemorated every year in April. Witness the now-green battlefields, visit the Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair and other important historical sites. We continue towards Canakkale with a picturesque ferry ride just in time for dinner and a recharging stay at our hotel.

Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Çanakkale

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of ANZAC Cove
Lone Pine visit
Chunuk Bair visit
Sightseeing of Gallipoli trenches
Canakkale ferry ride

Depart for Izmir

A day filled with epic adventure awaits. In the morning, we visit the ancient city or Troy and witness the ruins of the once glorious city with a special place in mythology and history. Pose with the famous Trojan Horse before departing for Pergamon. Home to healing waters and ruins of the Asklepion medical centre, it is one of the most important centres of healing of the Roman world. Following the cultural overload, we rest at the seaside metropolitan Izmir - the perfect place to immerse yourself in the Turkish seafood culture and raki.

Hotel

Izmir Marriott Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City
Sightseeing of Trojan Horse
Sightseeing of Trojan Horse Canakkale
Sightseeing of Asklepion

Depart for Pamukkale

Drive along the coast to the amazing ruins of ancient Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll the incredibly well-preserved ancient city and the impressive library. With a short ride away from the marvellous wonders, you will visit Virgin Mary’s house in the mountains – where she is believed to have lived her final days. Our next stop will be of culinary discovery at a lovely restaurant in the countryside famously known for delicious Gozleme. Heading further inlands, we arrive in our hotel at the Cotton Castle of Turkey, Pamukkale. Rest up, relax or even savour the spa or massage services of your hotel. Your seat for dinner is already reserved at the hotel restaurant.

Hotel

Doga Thermal Health & Spa

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City
Sightseeing of Celsus Library
House of Virgin Mary visit

Depart for Fethiye

Walk in shallow pools of calcar with breath-taking scenery unfolding before you in terraces of snow-white travertines. Famously known for its mineral-rich waters and healing properties, Pamukkale region has welcomed endless visitors over millennia. Delve into history at the ancient city Hierapolis, witnessing the majestic amphitheatre of 15,000 seats and ever-impressive acoustics. Heading out towards the sounds of waves through pine forests, we arrive in Fethiye for a comfortable rest at the hotel.

Hotel

Club & Hotel Letoonia

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Hierapolis Ancient City
Sightseeing of Cleopatra's Pool
Sightseeing of Pamukkale

Fethiye

Wear your walking shoes and keep your cameras ready. On a breath-taking excursion to Saklikent Canyon, hike through the incredible gorge, enjoy the riverside café, or even try rafting - always surrounded by spectacular nature. A wonderland of nature, the canyon is frequented by countless nature and adventure lovers. Return to Fethiye for a recharging afternoon atop the sandy beaches of Oludeniz.

Hotel

Club & Hotel Letoonia

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experiences

Paragliding - $190

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Saklikent Canyon
Sightseeing of Oludeniz
Oludeniz Paragliding $190 ( Optional Experience )

Fethiye

Our next stop is Dalyan, a small town situated along the south-western coast popular for its natural and unspoiled beauty. We will join a boat trip to visit the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and we then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of world famous Caretta Caretta turtles. After a fantastic boat ride we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea.

Hotel

Club & Hotel Letoonia

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Dalyan Boat Trip
Sightseeing of Iztuzu Beach

Depart for Antalya

Breathe in the clean scent of the sea and forests and Drive along the stunning coastline towards Antalya. Giving a break at a marvellous local restaurant for lunch, we will arrive to our hotel in the afternoon. Antalya is a hugely popular seaside resort with endless beaches and premium service. Dinner at the hotel and personal leisure time in the evening.

Hotel

Ramada Plaza Antalya

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Antalya

Today, our first stop will be Perge located 15 km east of Antalya, and home to remarkable ruins of ancient Pamphylian city. The acropolis here holds incredible mosaics dating back to the Bronze Age. With a short drive away lies Aspendos, the sister town of Perge. Aspendos is known for having the best-preserved theatre of antiquity. Imagine an amphitheatre maintained in excellent quality over 2,000 years and an unbelievable capacity of 12,000! Its incredible acoustics haven’t aged a day. We return to Antalya to rest up after an epic adventure.

Hotel

Ramada Plaza Antalya

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Perge Ancient City
Sightseeing of Ancient Aspendos Theatre

Depart for Konya

The journey continues towards Konya, home of the famous whirling dervishes - members of the Sufism order. You can relax at your hotel over dinner and replay cherished moments of cultural discovery. Alternatively, you may join a live show of whirling dervishes to witness the unique divine ritual, an unforgettable experience.

Hotel

Dedeman Konya Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experience

Whirling Dervishes - € 30

Sightseeing Activities

Whirling Dervishes - € 30 ( Optional Experience )

Depart for Cappadocia

Meet the diverse Turkish culture and its various facades today. Starting with an 8-century-old center of education and architectural beauty, Karatay Madrasa, continue to the Museum and Mausoleum of Mevlana. Meet the ideas and works of the famous scholar, poet and theologist of the 13th century, which have lived in his teachings of understanding and acceptance to this day. From cultural to natural wonders, we travel inland towards the other-worldly Cappadocia. One of the most popular sites in Turkey, the famous region is decorated with stunning caves and fairy-chimneys: unique formations of eroded volcanic rocks and tuff. Starting the adventure at Avanos - famous for its top-quality clay, learn all about pottery-making at an interactive workshop. After a long day of cultural discovery, relax at your hotel and join your group over dinner at the hotel.

Hotel

Double Tree by Hilton Avanos

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Mevlana Museum
Sightseeing of Karatay Madrasa
Pottery-Making Workshop

Cappadocia

Rise early to join the hot-air balloon experience, flying over the magical fairy-chimneys. A bucket-list item for all keen travellers, it is an experience not to be missed (please bear in mind that this optional experience is dependent on weather conditions). As you disembark your balloon, you will get the chance to explore the wondrous formations up close at Goreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The soft rock has allowed for both nature and people to carve incredible underground cities, chapels, cave houses and much more. These impressive millennia-old underground structures have sheltered countless Christians escaping the Roman Empire in the 4th century and housed Orthodox monks in the 12th century. Here you’ll witness the wonders of nature as well as each culture engraved in the fabric of this marvellous geography. Later on, delve into one of the finest and oldest crafts of Turkey at its home as we visit a carpet-weaving workshop?. Stopping for a lunch to remember at our hand-selected local, you can savour the delicious local cuisine together with excellent local wines. There will time to rest at your hotel in the afternoon, or join an optional Wine Tasting experience, Cappadocia’s generous soil cultivates a variety of premium wines. Following dinner at your hotel, you may continue your cultural adventure with an optional Turkish Night experience displaying many colourful facades of Turkish folklore.

Hotel

Double Tree by Hilton Avanos

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experiences

Hot Air Ballooning - € 220

Optional Experiences

Turkish Night - €40

Optional Experiences

Whirling Dervishes - € 30

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Goreme Open-Air Museum
Carpet-Weaving Workshop
Hot Air Ballooning - 220 EUR ( Optional Experience )
Whirling Dervishes - 30 EUR ( Optional Experience )
Turkish Night - 40 EUR ( Optional Experience )
Wine Testing - Free ( Optional Experience )

Fly to Istanbul

Today, we take a short flight to Istanbul. Arriving at your Istanbul hotel in the afternoon, haggle your way through the famous Grand Bazaar to find the perfect souvenir for your loved ones and yourself! If you’re up for a final cultural adventure, why not join the optional Turkish Night with Dinner?

Hotel

Hilton Hotel Bosphorus

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Goodbye

Our marvellous adventure comes to an end over breakfast with newfound friends. Make sure to bid farewells and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complimentary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!

Meals

Breakfast

SERVICES

Ciconia Exclusive Tours include top-class accommodation and services, all entrance fees, breakfasts & dinners, tips, porterage and more.

5 Star Characteristic Hotels

Accommodation in hand-picked premium hotels that are truly exceptional in terms of comfort, style, authenticity, amenities, location and service.

Luxury Transportation

Enjoy the comfort of Ciconia’s air-conditioned coach.

Additional Transportation

Ferry: Ferry across the Dardanelles from Eceabat to Çanakkale Cruise: Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul

Exceptional Authentic Dining

When you travel with Ciconia, not only breakfasts, also most dinners are included in your tour programme. Meals provided on this trip is as follows: 14 Breakfasts (B), 12 Dinners (D)

Travel Director

Our expert local Travel Director will ensure a seamless experience. Your ultimate guide, giving the most insightful information and advice to support unforgettable moments turn into life-long memories.

Journey Highlights

Your Travel Director will guide you through the rich culture and nature of Turkey, visiting most of the incredible highlights.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all sites visited with your Travel Director are covered by Ciconia, including cultural, historical and natural sights.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on arrival and departure dates, as well as when you book pre- or post-tour accommodation through Ciconia.

Meals

14 Breakfasts, 12 Dinners

Baggage Handling

At each hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurant are included, so you are at ease about carrying foreign currency or fair tipping customs. All taxes and porterage charges at hotels are also covered by Ciconia.

Free Wi-Fi

Connect with all your loved-ones with complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

HOTELS

Knowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards. (Hotels are subject to change depending on the group size.)

Hilton Hotel Bosphorus

Istanbul

Nestled in the heart of Istanbul, amidst picturesque gardens, you’ll find Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, an iconic hotel with a storied past spanning 6 decades. Guest rooms and suites offer modern conveniences and private balconies overlooking the Bosphorus and the Old Town.

DoubleTree by Hilton Çanakkale

Canakkale

DoubleTree by Hilton is centrally located in Canakkale, offering views of the Dardanelles Strait and access to the coastal walkway. After a busy day, you can relax in the traditional Turkish Hammam or go for a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools.

Izmir Marriott Hotel

Izmir

Izmir Marriott Hotel features a restaurant, free bikes, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and fitness center in İzmir. In a prime location in the Konak district, this hotel has a bar, as well as an indoor pool and a hammam.

Doga Thermal Health & Spa

Pamukkale

Doğa Thermal Health & Spa offers a spacious garden, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool with free parasols and sun loungers. The property has a physiotherapy clinic on site. Rooms here will provide you with air conditioning and a balcony

Club & Hotel Letoonia

Fethiye

Club & Hotel Letoonia is located on a completely private peninsula and welcomes guests in Fethiye, an area of unparalleled geographical beauty in Turkey. The resort is spread over 168,000 metres2 of sea-side peninsula with three private beaches stretching along two kilometres of sun-kissed Aegean coastline.

Ramada Plaza Antalya

Antalya

Relax and rejuvenate on the scenic shores of the Mediterranean Sea at our Ramada Plaza Antalya hotel. Located near the city center and offer a perfect escape from the everyday. Its spacious guest rooms are designed with your comfort in mind, with thoughtful amenities and breathtaking views, all to enhance your stay.

Dedeman Konya Hotel

Konya

Dedeman Konya Hotel is a very modern & centrally located hotel in Konya, the capital of the Seljuks. With its Turkish bath, sauna, fitness center, 3 swimming pools and squash, comfy spacious rooms and restaurants, the hotel meets most of the demands expected from a 5 star luxurious hotel.

Double Tree by Hilton Avanos

Cappadocia

Set in Avanos, in Turkey’s unique and beautiful Cappadocia region, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Avanos Cappadocia is the perfect hotel for travelers who wish to experience the culture and heritage of the local area, which includes two UNESCO World Heritage sites and countless natural wonders.

DATES AND RATES

All prices are per person, based on double or twin room share occupancy. Solo passengers may book a private room subject to a supplement.
DEPARTURE
RETURN
STATUS
TWIN ROOM
SOLO ROOM

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$1707

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$2732

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$1761

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$2818

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2138

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3421

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2138

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3421

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2138

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3421

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2113

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3381

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2048

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3278

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2048

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3278

HIGHLIGHTS

Dive deep into the rich culture via remarkable sights shaped over millennia by Ottoman, Islamic, Roman, Christian and Turkish habitants.
Asklepion
Asklepion

The Asklepion is a famed ancient medical center built in honor of Asclepius, the god of healing. It was also the world's first psychiatric hospital.

Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque

The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

Cappadocia
Cappadocia

A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

Fethiye
Fethiye

Fethiye is another ancient city in Turkey as well as known with it's famous beaches and blue water , very popular resort town which attracts millions of visitors annually. It's sky is always full of people paragliding every day.

Gallipoli
Gallipoli

Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Raod, Quinn's Road and more…

Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

Izmir
Izmir

Izmir which was known '' Symrna'' in Ancient Greek times. It was ruled by the many ancient civilizations such as Roman Empire, Persians, and Ottoman Empire. It's located in the west of Turkey and has coast line to the Aegean sea which makes it a great hub for sea tranportation both commercial and touristic reasons.

Pamukkale
Pamukkale

Home of the world-famous travertines, the cotton castle. You will witness the unusual and beautiful scenery just near the ancient city of Hierapolis, the ancient cure center.

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace

Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

Troy
Troy

The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other and visit the famous Trojan horse, awaits you.