Tour Code : EN-124

Flying Explorer Turkey Tour itinerary 17 Days

Flying Explorer Turkey Tour 17 Days itinerary is a guaranteed departure Turkey tour. And it is a satisfying tour program to get to know Turkey closely.
Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be driven to your hotel, where you will spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Accommodation in Istanbul.

Our tour of Istanbul will begin at 8:45 am, following breakfast. The impressive Hagia Sofia (Saint Sofia), originally built as a Church in the sixth century AD by the emperor Justinian, will be our first stop.
Topkapi Palace: 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 blue tile interior. 
 The Hippodrome square, used as a gathering place 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 from Delphi, Greece, the Egyptian Obelisk, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm.
Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast)

Gallipoli is one of Turkey's most significant war memorials, where 500,000 soldiers' remains are interred.
We will leave early this morning for Çanakkale. You will be picked up from your hotel 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 is Gallipoli. 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 occurred. 
Arrival and overnight stay in Çanakkale.   (Breakfast - Dinner) 

After breakfast, we'll travel to legendary ancient Troy.
Troy is on the World Heritage Archeological Site list, and the Archaeological Site of Troy is an ancient city that served as the setting for the Trojan War, famously described in Homer's Iliad.
Pergamon, which was the centre of the Pergamon Kingdom between 282-133 BC, is one of the most important kingdoms of Asia Minor with an Acropolis, Gymnasium, The steepest theatre in the World, and Red Basilica.
We'll visit the 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, discovered during the Pergamon (Bergama) excavations, is now on display. The Great Theatre of Pergamon, located here, is the steepest 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. 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, 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. Carpet weaving has a long history in Turkey. In this carpet village, we'll discover how the carpets are made by hand and what factors influence their price. 
Accommodation in Kuşadası. (Breakfast - Dinner) 

Pamukkale is Unesco World Heritage Site with fantastic travertines and Ancient Hierapolis city.
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 stroll along the travertine terraces and have the option to swim in the Ancient Cleopatra Pools (at an additional cost).
Overnight stay in a thermal hotel in Pamukkale. (Breakfast - Dinner)

After a delicious breakfast at Pamukkale Thermal Hotel, we arrive at Dalyan Lagoon at zero sea-level altitudes, journeying through the 250 km, 1600-altitude plateaus and mountains with a magnificent view.
We take a leisurely boat ride along the Dalyan River, passing the prehistoric Kaunos King tombs carved into the cliff. The loggerhead turtles' (Caretta Caretta) protected nesting grounds are in the Dalyan Delta, a protected natural area. The Sultaniye mud baths are another option, which is enjoyable, refreshing, and an excellent opportunity for a photo—the journey to Fethiye, a seaside town.
Dinner and overnight in Fethiye.  ( Breakfast )

After breakfast in the hotel,  you are free to explore the town, local people, and local bazaars at your own pace, and there are also optional tours and activities.
Optional tours & activities:
* 12 island boat trips: where you can swim in the Tourquaz’s clear blue water and take in the breathtaking views of the turquoise bays, tiny islands, and uninhabited beaches. Lunch included.
* Saklikent Gorge tour: Amazing Saklikent Canyon panorama and walking tour.
Accommodation in Fethiye. ( Breakfast )

In the morning, we headed to Kayaköy.
Kayaköy is a village in Fethiye that the Greek people abandoned. It is an exchange made following the exchange agreement between Turkey and Greece.
Thanks to the lights of the morning sun, excellent photos of this deserted Greek village may be taken.  We'll then travel to Antalya's Old Town and the historic Antalya ancient Harbor, where you can see the landmark 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 neighbourhood stores in Kaleiçi. There is a shopping opportunity for gifts at the local bazaar.
Dinner and overnight in Antalya. ( Breakfast )

After breakfast, we'll visit Perge Ancient City. Afterwards, visit Aspendos Theater, which has a 15,000-seat capacity and is a well-preserved ancient theatre in ancient Greco-Roman cities.
Even today, this magnificent theatre still hosts concerts and art exhibitions. Return to Antalya center. Free leisure day.   
Overnight in Antalya. ( Breakfast )

After breakfast, we'll move to Konya via the Taurus mountains.  We'll take a break in Konya along the way for lunch. Konya is a religious city with a larger area than many countries, with 39.000 km². Visit 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. Take Lunch in a restaurant. Afterwards, we will visit Sille Village, which has 5000 years of history.
Sille Village, established during the Phrygians' time, was a critical accommodation place for Christian pilgrims going to Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Konya. ( Breakfast Dinner )

Continue to Cappadocia and visit the Sultanhan Caravanserai in Aksaray; Sultanhanı Caravanserai was built during the Seljuk period for the safety and accommodation of camel caravans carrying spices and silk fabrics from China to Istanbul on the Silk Road.
Arrival and overnight stay in Cappadocia ( Breakfast – Dinner )

After breakfast, we start the Cappadocia  Tour with unique landscapes.
Red Valley ( Kızılçukur), located in the middle of Cappadocia, is the best place to watch the sunset and sunrise in Cappadocia.  An opportunity for wonderful nature pictures.
Pigeon Valley is named after the wild pigeons living in the region from their nests in the volcanic rocks. The farmers in the area carve these rocks and make unique nests for the pigeons, and then collect the pigeon manure accumulated here and use it in agriculture. Afterwards, visit Cavuşin Village.
Cavusin Village is where Turkish and Greek families lived until the beginning of the 20th century. Later, the Greeks went to Greece because of the exchange between the two countries.
We'll then eat lunch in the nearby town of Avanos, close to the River Kızılırmak. We can observe the production process for famous ceramics, and You can also enrol in a pottery studio to learn how to use the conventional kick wheels and purchase souvenirs in a pottery studio.
End of the tour and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Cappadocia.  (Breakfast – Dinner ) 


After breakfast, we drive early to Ankara, the capital of the Republic of Turkey. ( 310 Km ) Flight to Van from Ankara Airport. We met our guide at Van Airport. Afterwards, we will explore the Urartian citadel built 3,000 years ago with a view of Lake Van and witness the sunset over Lake Van.
Accommodation in Van   (Breakfast )

After breakfast, we Traveled by Ferry on Van Lake to Akdamar Island. Visit Akdamar Church.
Akdamar Church is a magnificent 10th-century church built by an Armenian king. If there is time after the church tour, you can swim in Van Lake, which has a soda water feature.
Afterwards, we will visit the world's largest Urartian museum, where artefacts from the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Urartian, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Seljuk, Turkish-Islamic, and Ottoman periods are exhibited in chronological order, and we will travel to a unique history.
We will visit the Van Cat House. We completed our tour by visiting the Cat House, where Van cats, a wonderful cat breed with white colour and two different eye colours, are bred for the Van region.
Accommodation in Van   (Breakfast - Dinner)

After our delicious breakfast at the Van Hotel, we drive to Doğubeyazıt via Muradiye. In Doğubeyazit, we visit the magnificent Ishak Pasha Palace, which combines Seljuk, Ottoman, Georgian, and Armenian-Irani architecture uniquely.
Ishakpaşa palace, facing the magnificent view of Mount Ararat, was completed between 1685 and 1784.
Having lunch at a local restaurant in Doğubeyazit, transfer to Iğdır Airport, and Flight to Istanbul.

Transferred from Istanbul Airport to your hotel in Istanbul.  Accommodation in Istanbul ( Breakfast )

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Airport for your next flight at the end of the tour. Hope to see you on another Turkey holiday.   (Breakfast)

Van Cat

Price includes

Transfer / Istanbul Airport – Hotel –  Istanbul Airport

16-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast

6 Dinners – 16 Breakfast – 1 Lunch

All tours as per the itinerary

Entrance fees, as per the itinerary

Experienced and professional tour guide

Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles with experienced drivers

All parking, and highway, bridge fees

VAT and city tax

 Dalyan River Cruise

Price Excludes

Personal expenses

Beverages during lunch and dinners

Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Meals other than those specified

Hotel minibar and other expenses

Optional tours

Tips for the guide and driver

EN-124  /  Flying Explorer Tour - 17 Days

Per Person in 
Double - Triple

Single Room

Child   08 – 11.99


 3.285 Euro

 4.219 Euro

 2.465 Euro


Early Booking Discount % 10 :  Booking  Between ;  01.01 – 30.01 

Prices Include
- Transfer / Istanbul Airport – Hotel –  Istanbul Airport
-  16 -nights of hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
-  7 Dinners – 16 Breakfast 
-  All tours as per the itinerary
-  Entrance fees, as per the itinerary
-  Experienced and professional tour guide English Language
-  Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles with experienced drivers
-  All parking, highway, and bridge fees
- Dalyan River Cruise and Mud baths
-  VAT and city tax

Prices Exclude
- Personal expenses
- Beverages during lunch and dinners
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Optional tours
- Tips for the guide and driver

Van Cat

EN-124  /  Flying Explorer Tour - 17 Days

Tour starting dates from Istanbul 2024
Every Friday


6 - 20


4 - 18


1 - 15 - 29


13 - 27


10 - 24


7 - 21


5 - 19

Dalyan Lagoon

Group information

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. According to the Airplane company's decision, domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances.
    We are not responsible for any changes in the Tour program due to these changes beyond our control.

Cancellation Policy
- 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.

Dardanella - Çanakkale



Istanbul (3)               - Point Hotel Taksim 5*
Çanakkale (1)           - Hilton Doubletree Hotel 5*
Kuşadası (2)              - Ilayda Avantgarde 4*
Pamukkale (1)          - Adem Pira Thermal Hotel 4*
Fethiye (2)                - Marina Boutique Hotel
Antalya (1)               - ON Hotel
Konya (1)                  - Novotel Konya 5*
Cappadocia  (3)        - Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Van (2)                      - Van Life Hotel

Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the booking date in case of availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.

Nomadic Life in Anatolia

Hadrian’s Gate
Antalya Kaleiçi Museum
Antalya Old Town
Temple of Apollo Side
Kaymaklı Underground City
Red Valley
Uçhisar Castle
Göreme Open Air Museum
Çavuşin Village
Pigeon Valley
Gallipoli Anzac Cove
Gallipoli Chunuk Bair New Zeland Memorial
Gallipoli Lone Pine Australian Memorial
Troy Inesco Heritage site 
Gallipoli Tunnels
Lone Pine
Aya Irini (Hagia Irene)
Blue Mosque
Hippodrome Square
Old City
Hagia Sophia
Topkapı Palace
Pamukkale Travertines Unesco Heritage site
Pamukkale Travertines
Temple of Artemis
Şirince village
Mevlana Museum
Sultanhani Caravansary
Dalyan Kaunos King Tombs
Fethiye Kayaköy 
Konya Sille Village
Göreme Open Air Museum
Pssabagi Valley
Underground city
Pigeon Valley
Van Lake
Akdamar Church
Urartu Citadel
Van Urartu Museum
Ishakpasha Palace

In the footsteps of St. Paul


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Flying Explorer Turkey Tour (Zer) 17 Days - 16 Nights
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İstanbul, Türkiye
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17 Days Turkey group Tour itinerary

Discover the heritage of civilizations in Anatolia on a 17-day Turkey group tour. Travel to Turkey's Ancient treasures and modern cities to taste delicious food in Turkey. 
The 17-day Turkey tour itinerary offers its American, Asian, European and Australian guests fascinating landscapes and lively cities at affordable prices. Discover the impressive structures of thousands of ancient cities, the charming visual beauties and the historical artefacts of Cappadocia. Taste traditional dishes. Enjoy your trip to Türkiye. Have fun and travel. Experience the most beautiful blend of Asian oriental culture and European modern life.

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  • Tour Code : EN-124
  • Duration : 17 Days
  • Start : İstanbul, Türkiye
  • End : İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Tour Season : 22 April - 7 October
  • Transfer : Vehicle
  • Distance : 4.000 km
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