Wonders Of Turkey | Turkey Tours | Ciconia Travel

Marvel at the stunning wonders and the harmonious blend of Europe and Asia, colorfully reflected in the diverse Turkish culture.

 

Embark on a cultural adventure through the mosques of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, marvelous ancient cities of Troy, Pergamon and Ephesus, as well as Konya, the land of whirling dervishes. Soak in the unparalleled beauty of the balloon-ridden Cappadocia sky, and the whitewashed travertines of Cotton Castle.

10 Days
6 Cities
1 Country
Discovery
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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. Haggle your way through the famous Grand Bazaar, visit countless monuments 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. 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 inland, 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 Konya

Walk in the 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 and its majestic amphitheatre of 15,000 seats and ever-impressive acoustics. 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 discovery.

Hotel

Dedeman Konya Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

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

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. Explore 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. In the evening, 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. You can also join an optional wine tasting session or Turkish Night show.

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, enjoy your personal leisure time. 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 farewell and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary 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 authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

Luxury Transportation

Deluxe air-conditioned coach, Domestic flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul.

Additional Transportation

Eceabat to Canakkale Ferry, Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul.

Exceptional Authentic Dining

9 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners.

Travel Director

Local & Expert Travel Director throughout your trip.

Journey Highlights

Unique itineraries with all must-see sights, more inclusions. Find more details below and in the itinerary.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

Baggage Handling

Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

Free Wi-Fi

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

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.

Ankara HiltonSA

Ankara

Discover a contemporary hotel in the center of historic Ankara. The Ankara HiltonSA hotel lies near the capital’s commercial and diplomatic activity. After a busy day, relax in a guest room, featuring a separate work area and WiFi

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.
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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...

Ephesus
Ephesus

The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.

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.

Konya
Konya

Konya, which has been playing a centrel role being a cradle for many civilizations throughout the history, is one of the unique centers that combine its historical heritage and cultural accumulation with present time.

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.