You will be transferred to your hotel and explore the area around the hotel and sip Turkish coffee at a nearby cafe. Overnight in Istanbul.
Our tour of Istanbul will begin at 8:45 am, following breakfast. The impressive Hagia Sofia (Saint Sofia), which was originally built as a church in the sixth century AD by the emperor Justinian and was later converted into a mosque, will be our first stop. The Ottoman sultans ruled their vast empire for more than 420 years from the enormous walled complex known as the Topkapi Palace, which will be our next stop. After that, we'll go to the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque), a 17th-century Ottoman mosque renowned for its six minarets and magnificent interior of blue tiles.
The Hippodrome square, which was used as a gathering place and for chariot races during the Byzantine era, will then be explored. An optional half-day Bosphorus Cruise tour is available in the afternoon. Here, we will see the Serpent Column brought from Delphi, the Egyptian Obelisk, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm.
Accommodation in Istanbul. (Breakfast)
We will leave this morning early for Çanakkale. From your hotel, you will be picked up between 6:15 and 6:45 am. One of the most significant World War I sites is on the Gallipoli Peninsula, which we will travel to for about four hours.
One of Turkey's most significant war memorials in Gallipoli, where 500,000 soldiers' remains are interred. We will tour the Gallipoli battlefield, including the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, the Chunuk Bair Atatürk Monument, Anzac Cove, and Johnston's Jolly Cemetery. We visit the original trenches and tunnels where the bloodiest and most dramatic battles of the Bayonet Wars and the Dardanelles Wars took place. We'll drive to Canakkale after the tour.
Overnight stay in Çanakkale. (Breakfast - Dinner)
After breakfast, we'll travel to Troy, an ancient city that served as the actual setting for the Trojan War that is famously described in Homer's Iliad. The legendary city of Pergamon, which served as the seat of the Pergamon Kings' Kingdom from 282-133 BC, will be our next stop. We'll go to the Pergamon Acropolis, which serves as the city's administrative hub and see the temples of Zeus, Dionysus, Athena, and Demeter, as well as the renowned Pergamon Library, which houses 200,000 rolls of scrolls. At the Pergamon museum in Berlin, the Altar of Zeus, which was discovered during the Pergamon (Bergama) excavations, is now on display. The Great Theatre of Pergamon, which is located here, is the steepest theater in the world and once hosted up to 10,000 spectators.
We’ll drive to Kuşadası. Dinner and accommodation in Kuşadası. (Breakfast - Dinner)
Ephesus is a World Heritage site legendry ancient city. We'll spend the day learning about the past of ancient Ephesus. The most stunning ancient city in the Ionia region, We'll visit Ephesus after seeing the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. As you stroll down Curetes Street and pass by the ruins of the 25,000-seat Grand Theater, the State Agora, the magnificent Celsus Library, the Odeon, Temesos, Prytaneion, Magnesia Gate, Grotto of the Seven Sleepers, and the Ephesus Harbour, you will get a sense of the fascinating atmosphere of the city. Our next stop will be the House of the Virgin Mary, a Christian shrine where the Virgin Mary spent her final years.
Finally, we will travel to Sirince Village, a former Greek and Ottoman village well known for its fruit wines. In Turkey, carpet weaving has a long history. In this carpet village, we'll discover how the carpets are made by hand and what factors into their price. The tour is at an end.
Accommodation in Kuşadası. (Breakfast - Dinner)
Following breakfast, we'll first take in a display of locally-made leather goods. Then make the (220 km) trip to Pamukkale.
After lunch, we'll continue. Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, where we will see the Domitian Gate, the Arcadian Street, the old Roman Theater from the second century, the Nymphaion, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium, and the Necropolis. We'll go through the Roman Gate, admire the historic Pamukkale Theater, and tour the hero’s grave monuments. We will then take a leisurely stroll along the travertine terraces and have the option to swim in the Ancient Cleopatra Pools (at an additional cost).
End of the tour. Overnight stay in a thermal hotel in Pamukkale. (Breakfast - Dinner)
After breakfast drive to Antalya 280 Km. Visit Termessos, one of the Lycian cities, located 1100 meter Taurus mountain range.
Termessos is known as the city that Alexander the Great did not occupy during her Asia campaign.
We'll then travel to Antalya's Old Town and the historic Antalya Harbor, where you can see the historic Hadrian's Gate, the Antalya Clock Tower, and the Fluted Minaret. We'll take in the Old Town's winding streets while shopping for trinkets at neighborhood stores in Kaleiçi.
Overnight stay in Antalya (Breakfast - Dinner)
After breakfast, we'll begin our Antalya tour. First, we will visit the archeological site of Perge Ancient City, a chief city of Pamphylia, that was visited twice by Paul the Apostle and his companion St. Barnabas. A well-preserved theatre, the Agora, Roman baths, the Great Gymnasium, and the Necropolis are among the numerous ruins that we will tour at Perge.
Aspendos Theater, a well-preserved ancient theater, is the next stop on our tour after we leave the ancient Greco-Roman city of Aspendos. Even today, this magnificent theater still hosts concerts and art exhibitions. Then visit the Duden waterfall, visit and relax.
We'll visit a nearby eatery for lunch after our site visit Side.
The ancient city of Side was the most important port city of Pamphylia in the ancient period and was built in VII BC. century, it became a settlement center. Side is one of the most important touristic regions of Turkey with its modern hotels and long sandy beach.
Accommodation in Antalya. (Breakfast - dinner. )
The Antalya tour ends today, we're going to Cappadocia after breakfast. We'll take a break in Konya along the way for lunch and a visit to the Mevlana Museum, which is home to the tomb of Rumi, a famous 13th-century Persian poet and the creator of the Order of the Whirling Dervishes, as well as the Alaeddin Mosque, which was constructed on Alaeddin Hill during the Seljuk era. Along the original Silk Road, we'll also stop by the Sultanhan Caravanserai.
Dinner and accommodation in Cappadocia. (Breakfast - Dinner)
The formation of Cappadocia; Cappadocia is the region where beautiful fairy chimneys were formed by the rain and wind erosion of the lava and ash layers erupted by Erciyes volcano, Hasan Mountain and Güllü Mountain about 60 million years ago.
After breakfast visit Pigeon Valley;
Pigeon Valley is named after the wild pigeons living in the region from their nests in the volcanic rocks. In fact, the farmers in the region carve these rocks and make special nests for the pigeons, and then collect the pigeon manure accumulated here and use it in agriculture. Afterward, visit Cavuşin Village
Cavusin Village is a village where Turkish and Greek families lived until the beginning of the 20th century. Later, because of the exchange between the two countries, the Greeks living here went to Greece.
We'll then eat lunch in the nearby town of Avanos, which is close to the River Kızılırmak. We can observe the production process for famous ceramics and pottery right here. To learn how to use the conventional kick wheels and to purchase souvenirs, you can also enroll in a pottery studio.
End of the tour and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (Breakfast – Dinner )
Optional Events in Cappadocia
Hot Air Balloon Tour
Turkish Night in Cave Musichall
Whirling Dervishes Show
Göreme Open Air Museum, which is home to amazing monasteries and churches like the Dark Church, Apple Church, Snake Church, and Saint Barbara Church. On well-preserved frescoes from the iconoclastic era, you can see scenes and characters from the Old and New Testaments. Next, we will see the Paşabağ Valley. Several meters-high rock formations in the form of mushrooms can be found here. It is also known as the Monks Valley because various religious groups used fairy chimneys shaped by erosion as homes for many years. After that, we'll go to Devrent Valley, also called the Valley of Dreams, which is well-known for having rock formations that resemble various animal figures.
We'll then eat lunch in the nearby town of Avanos, which is close to the River Kızılırmak. We can observe the production process for famous ceramics and pottery right here.
Cappadocia Underground city; Visit the impressive underground city where people have built 8 floors underground to protect against invading enemies and live for a long time.
End of the tour and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (Breakfast – Dinner
After breakfast transfer to Kayseri Airport. The tour ends with a flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul, arriving at approximately 10:30 am on the last day. Hope to see you on another Turkey holiday.
EN-122 / Glories of Turkiye Tour - 12 Days
Per Person in Double - Triple
Child Discount 08 – 11.99
04.03 2023 - 28.11.2023
Early Booking Discount % 15 : Booking Between ; 01.01 – 28.02 2023
- Transfer / Istanbul Airport – Hotel – Istanbul Airport
- 11-nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- 7 Dinners – 11 Breakfast
- All tours as per the itinerary
- Entrance fees, as per the itinerary
- Domestic flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul and transfers
- Experienced and professional tour guide
- Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles with experienced drivers
- All parking, highway, and bridge fees
- VAT and city tax
- Personal expenses
- Beverages during lunch and dinners
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Meals other than specified.
- Optional tours
- Tips for the guide and driver
EN-122 / Glories of Turkiye Tour - 12 Days
Tour starting dates from Istanbul 2023
1 – 4 – 15 – 18 – 29
2 – 13 – 16 – 27 – 30
10 – 13 – 24 – 27
8 – 11 – 22 – 25
5 – 8 – 19 – 22
2 – 5 – 16 – 19 – 30
10 – 14 – 24 – 28
Group information / EN-122
1. Group Size: Minimum 2 people. Maximum 20 Person.
2. Child age: Minimum child Age of 8 years old with parents. Health documents may be requested from the oldest persons.
3. Single Supplement policy: Single travelers are obliged to pay a single supplement for hotel rooms.
4. The tour ends with a flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul at approximately 11:30.
5. You must submit a copy of your passport for air ticket reservation domestic flight and you will need to show your passport at check-in.
6. Domestic flight times may change due to various conditions, and there may be delays. Therefore, as Alsero Tourism, we are not responsible for any problem related to your domestic or international connecting flights.
- For cancellations made 45 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except per person 125 € for register, and bank commission )
- For cancellations made 44 - 30 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 20 % refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 14 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.
- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
similar hotels are booked.
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes to the tour program.
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps.
- You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.
- You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.
Istanbul (2) - Nidya Hotel Galataport 4*
Cappadocia (3) - Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Kuşadası (2) - Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale (1) - Adem Pira Thermal Hotel 4*
Antalya (2) - Ring Down Hotel 4*
Çanakkale (1) - MD Barbaros Hotel
Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.
Cappadocia Balloon Tour
Antalya Kaleiçi Museum
Antalya Old Town
Temple of Apollo Side
Kaymaklı Underground City
Göreme Open Air Museum
The Nesk – original trenches
Aya Irini (Hagia Irene)
Temple of Artemis
Ephesus Tour Celsus Library
Regular Group Tours are English-guided package tours with mixed nationalities of a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 40 people on the specified dates. Regular Group tour prices are fixed.
There is a child age restriction based on the character of the tour and generally, children under 8 years of age cannot participate.
Private Tours, on the other hand, is between 1 person and 40 people. It usually consists of small and private groups such as Families, groups of friends, or professional groups. No other travelers are allowed in Private groups. In private tours, the guide is given according to the group's request (available in Turkey)
Guaranty Departure Tours have a definite departure regardless of the number of people on certain dates.
The minimum and the maximum number of people and child age requirements are specified in the tour information.
The number of tour places varies according to the theme of the tour. Group tours are a minimum of 20 people - a maximum of 40 people. There is no limit on the number of private tours, usually between 1 and 18 people.
You can bring clothes and auxiliary items according to Turkey Tour regions and Tour season. During the winter seasons, you should bring thick and cold protective clothing and rain protective clothing.
Items such as clothes and umbrellas are required against rains that may occur in Spring and Autumn. In summer, have sunglasses, sunhat, comfortable walking shoes, swimming clothes, and equipment in lake and seashore tour programs.
It is appropriate for men and women to wear closed clothes in religious areas such as Churches, mosques, and synagogues. In Turkey, which is a Muslim country, mosques are not visited during prayer times. Mosques are visited after worship.
After you write your contact information such as the name of the tour you prefer, the tour code number, the date of the tour, the number of people to attend, on the tour request form, you can send us your request by reading and approving the rules written in the (Terms and conditions) section.
Your registration is done and your official confirmation is sent to you. Then you make some payment.
Tour payments are made by money transfer systems such as bank transfer or Western Union.
Visitors can withdraw money in Turkish Lira, Euro, and US Dollars with their bank cards from ATMs in Turkey. Most ATMs offer English or other language options for foreigners' convenience.
Visitors can use their credit and debit cards for all kinds of shopping. During the tour, you can travel to smaller towns or villages far from the city center, where your credit card may not be valid, so it is recommended to always have cash, foreign currency, and Turkish Lira with you.
Two-pin sockets used in Europe are also widely used in Turkey.
If you are using a three-pin socket, it is recommended to bring a converter adapter.
If you want to use your own country's GSM operator in Turkey, you should ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before coming to Turkey. Or you can get a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from one of the local GSM operators such as Türk Telekom, Vodafone, to use while you are in Turkey.
Foreigners in Turkey can drive in Turkey, provided that they always have their passports, international driving licenses, and their car licenses with them. It is legally forbidden to drink and drive and there are penalties. In Turkey, the vehicle is driven on the right side of the road.
Banks working hours 09:00 – 17:00 money transfer ends at 16:00.
Shopping Centers: 10:00 – 22:00
Pharmacies: 08:00 – 18:00 In each region, one on-duty pharmacy remains open between 18:00 and 08:00 at night.
There is a pharmacy on duty that remains open in every region on Sundays and public holidays. It is a legal obligation to keep the pharmacies on duty open.
For the treatments, you want to have in Turkey, travel agencies that have work and agreements with Hospitals and Doctors, who are experts in their fields, provide communication with the patient by transmitting the patient information to the relevant hospitals and Doctors. Travel Agencies, during the treatment period, provide services such as flight tickets, hotel or house reservations for accommodation, transfer services, and tour organizations for the patient and their relatives.
Hair transplant, Dental treatment, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery tour packages are among the most preferred health tourism packages in Turkey.
Compared to other European and Asian countries, Turkey has a large number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals and medical institutions. It has world-renowned Doctors who are experienced in their special branches and private or corporate hospitals equipped with modern medical devices. You don't have to wait in line for the highest quality medical treatment people deserve. Moreover, prices are much cheaper than world standards. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey Hospitals. Such as Dental treatments, Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Urology, IVF – In Vitro fertilization, Cardiology treatments.
For foreigners who come to Turkey, there is no other vaccination obligation other than the Covid 19 Vaccine. It is obligatory for foreigners who come to Turkey during the Covid-19 Pandemic to be vaccinated or have a PCR test 72 hours before. In addition, there is an obligation to document this information.
As in all countries of the world, Cpvid-19 travel rules change from time to time according to countries. For this reason, you should learn the current travel data from the Turkish Consulate in your own country before traveling.
Turkey tour packages from the United States or other countries. Moreover, guaranteed departure and guided tour of Turkey. In this tour program, you will experience your trip to Turkey in a visual feast beyond your expectations.
Guided Turkey tours are legendary historical heritages on the World Heritage list such as Hagia Sophia Museum, Ephesus, Bergama, Troy, Pamukkale, Bergama, and Cappadocia.
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