Tour Code : EN-125

Magic Explorer West to East Türkiye Tour (Zer) - 12 Days/11 Nights

Arrive at Istanbul Airport and transfer to your hotel. You’ll be free for the rest of the day. Explore the hotel’s vicinity and try Turkish coffee at a local cafe. Accommodation in Istanbul

After breakfast, we’ll start our Istanbul tour at 08:45 am. First, we will visit the great Hagia Sofia (Saint Sophia Cathedral), built by the emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD as a church and later converted into a mosque. Next, we will visit the Topkapı Palace, a giant walled complex where Ottoman sultans ruled their great empire for more than 420 years. Afterward, we will visit the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)  17th-century Ottoman mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles.

Then, we’ll explore the Hippodrome Square used as a meeting place and for chariot races during the Byzantine period. Here, we will see the Serpent Column from Delphi, the Egyptian Obelisk, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm In the afternoon you can get an optional half-day Bosphorus Cruise tour. Accommodation in Istanbul. (Breakfast)

Today, we will depart early for Çanakkale. Pick-up will be between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel. We will drive to the Gallipoli Peninsula for about 4 hours to visit one of the most important sites of World War I.
Gallipoli is home to the remains of 500,000 soldiers and is one of Turkey's most important war memorials. We will visit the site of the Battle of Gallipoli, including the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair Atatürk Monument, Anzac Cove, and Johnston's Jolly Cemetery.  We see The original trenches and tunnels where the bloodiest and most dramatic scenes of the Dardanelles wars took place and the bayonet wars were fought hand in hand.  At the end of the tour, we’ll drive to Çanakkale.
Dinner and overnight stay in Çanakkale. (Breakfast - Dinner)  

After breakfast, we’ll head to the ancient city of Troia or Troy, the real-life location of the legendary Trojan War described in Homer's Iliad. Next, we will visit the legendary Pergamon, the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon Kings in 282-133 BC. We will visit the Acropolis, the city’s administrative center, the Temple of Zeus, Dionysus, Athena, Demeter, and the famous Pergamon Library of 200,000 rolls. The Altar of Zeus, excavated during the Pergamon (Bergama) excavations, is now on display at the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin. The Great Theatre of Pergamon here is the world's steepest theater and it could entertain up to 10,000 spectators in ancient times.
we’ll drive to Kuşadası. Dinner and accommodation in Kuşadası. (Breakfast - Dinner)

Today, we’ll immerse ourselves in the history of ancient Ephesus Wold Heritage site.
Ephesus is a World Heritage site and the most beautiful ancient city of the Ionia region. After seeing the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, we will visit the ancient city of Ephesus. You will feel the fascinating atmosphere of Ephesus as you walk on Curetes Street and see the ruins of the 25,000-capacity Grand Theater, the State Agora, the magnificent Celsus Library, the Odeon, Temesos, Prytaneion, Magnesia Gate, Grotto of the Seven Sleepers, and the Harbour of Ephesus. Our next stop will be the House of the Virgin Mary, a Christian pilgrimage site where the Virgin Mary spent her last years. 
Finally, we will visit the former Greek Sirince village, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and in this carpet village, we’ll learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. End of the tour.
Accommodation in Kuşadası. (Breakfast - Dinner) 

After breakfast firstly we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods. Then drive to Pamukkale (220 km).
Pamukkale World Heritage site is one of the best-known tourist places with white travertines in Turkey.
We’ll have a lunch break. Visit Hierapolis, where we will see the Gate of Domitian, the Arcadian Street, the ancient 2nd-century Roman Theater, the Nymphaion, the Temple of Apollo, the Plutonium, and the Necropolis. We will pass through the Roman Gate, admire the ancient Pamukkale Theater, and walk around the grave monuments built to honor heroes. Afterward, we will have a relaxing walk on the Pamukkale travertine terraces and have a chance to swim in the Ancient Cleopatra Pools (at extra cost).
End of the tour. Overnight stay in a thermal hotel in Pamukkale. (Breakfast - Dinner)

After breakfast, we will drive to Cappadocia via the ancient Silk Road route. On the way, we’ll give a break in the city of Konya to have lunch and visit the Mevlana Museum which houses the tomb of the great 13th-century Persian poet and founder of the Order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi, and the Alaeddin Mosque, which was built on Alaeddin Hill during the Seljuk period. Along the ancient Silk Road, we will also visit the Sultanhanı Caravanserai.
After our visits, we will continue on our way to Cappadocia.
Dinner and accommodation in Cappadocia.  (Breakfast - Dinner)

Today, we will start our tour with a visit to the Underground City and Göreme Open Air Museum, which is home to a large monastery complex with dozens of monasteries, each of which has its church, offering some of the best examples of Byzantine art. The churches carved into the rock feature paintings and frescoes from the tenth to the thirteenth century, whose colors still retain their original freshness. Next, we will visit Paşabağı Valley located on a vineyard on Zelve road. Some of the mushroom-shaped rock formations here are several meters high. Fairy chimneys shaped by erosion for many years were used as houses by various religious groups, therefore it is also known as the Monks Valley. Afterward, we will visit the Devrent Valley, which offers a reddish moon view looks like a movie set, and is famous for its rock formations resembling different animal figures.

End of the tour. Return to our hotel. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.  (Breakfast - Dinner)

*Optional events in Cappadocia
-Turkish Folklore Night featuring, traditional folklore and belly dancing show in a cave music hall. (extra cost)
- Cappadocia Balloon Tour extra cost

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

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.
Afterward, we will visit the world's largest Urartian museum where artifacts 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 past history.
We will visit the Van Cat House. We complete our tour by visiting the Cat House, where Van cats, a very beautiful cat breed with white color and 2 different eye colors, are bred for the Van region.
Accommodation in Van   (Breakfast - Dinner)

After our delicious breakfast at the Van hotel, we drive to Doğubeyazıt via Muradiyr. In Doğubeayzit, we visit the magnificent Ishak Pasha Palace, which combines Seljuk, Ottoman, Georgian, and Armenian-Iranian architecture uniquely.
The İshakpaşa 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 around 16:00

Transferred from Istanbul Airport to The Hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul ( Breakfast )
Accommodation in Istanbul ( Breakfast )

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for your onward flight. Hope to see you on another Turkiye holiday.


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Price includes

Transfer inbound  / Istanbul Airport – Hotel –  Istanbul Airport

11-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.

3 N. Istanbul, 1 N. Canakkale, 2 N. Kusadasi, 1 N. Pamukkale, 2 N. Cappadocia, 2 N. Van.

6 Dinners – 11 Breakfast

Domestic flightIgdır Airport – Istanbul.  Luggage limit 15 kg.

All tours as per the itinerary.

Experienced and professional English tour guide

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

Entrance fees

Vat, and tax

Price Excludes

Personal expenses

Lunch and beverages in Dinners

Travel insurance ( Highly recommended )

Optional events.

Tips for guide and driver

EN-125 Tour Departure dates from Istanbul 2023




6 – 13 – 20 – 27


3 – 10 – 17 – 24


1 – 8 – 15 – 22 – 29


5 – 12 – 19 -26


2 – 9 – 16 – 23 – 30


7 – 14 – 21 – 28


Nostalgic Train Ride

Group Informations

  • Group Size: Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
  • Child age: Minimum Age of 8 years old and with parents. There is no Maximum Age limit, but it is assumed that the customer is in good health to participate in the tour and activities. Health documents may be requested when necessary.
  • Single travelers are obliged to pay the Single supplement, in which case the hotel room will be theirs only.
  • This tour ends with a flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul, arriving at approximately 12:30 am on the last day.5
  • We require a copy/image of your passport in order to book flights. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances.
  • Passengers over the age of 75 can join the tour with a companion. Health documents can be requested when necessary.

Cancellation Policy  
- For cancellations made 45 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except per person 125 € for register, and bank commission, and domestic flight ticket cost)
- 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 booking date 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 in 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 are required to wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrellas, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.  
- You will need to have your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.


Istanbul  (3)        -  Nidya Hotel Galaport 4*
Çanakkale  (1)     -  MD Barbaros Hotel S.C.
Kuşadası (2)        -  Ilayda Avngarde Hotel Boutique
Pamukkale (1)     - Adem Pira Hotel 5*
Cappadocia (2)   - Gamirasu Cave Hotel
Adiyaman (1)      - Whita Star 4*
Sanliurfa (1)        - Harran Hotel 4*

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


Old City UNESCO Heritage Site
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Irine (Aya Irini)
The Serpent Column
The Egyptian Obelisk
Old City – UNESCO Heritage Site
Bosphorus Cruise
Hippodrome Square
Grand Bazaar
Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
Gallipoli Johnson's Jolly - Original War Tunnels
Gallipoli The Nek - Original War Trenches
Battle of Gallipoli
Anzac Cove
The Lone Pine Australian Memorial
Troy - UNESCO Heritage Site
Trojan Horse
Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage Site
Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage Site
Temple of Artemis
Curetes Street
Celsus Library
Sirince Village
The House of Virgin Mary
Pamukkale - UNESCO Heritage Site
Mevlana Museum
Sultanhani Caravensaray
Goreme - UNESCO Heritage Site
Fairy Chimneys
Devrent Valley
Monks Valley
Kaymakli Underground City
Atatürk Dam
Göbeklitepe UNESCON Heritage Site
Severus (Cendere Bridge)
Karakus Tumulus
Mount Nemrut
Zeugma Mosaic Museum

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Turkey tours with departure guarantees provide an excellent convenience for travelers, Travel regions are carefully selected, and Turkey-guided tour prices are lower than individual private tours. 
On this tour, you can see legendary places such as Saint Sophia Museum, Ephesus, Pergamon, Troy, Pamukkale, Mount Nemrut, Göbeklitepe, and Cappadocia, on the world heritage list.

  • Tour Code : EN-125
  • Duration : 12 Days
  • Start : İstanbul, Türkiye
  • End : İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Tour Season : 1 May - 31 October
  • Transfer : Vehicle and Airplane
  • Distance : 3.200 km
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