Tour Code : EN-125

Magic Explorer West to East Turkey Tour 12 Days

12 days - West and East Turkey combined tour starts when arrivel at Istanbul Airport.  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 cafeteria. 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 over 420 years. Afterwards, we will visit the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque), a 17th-century Ottoman mosque famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles.

Then, we’ll explore Hippodrome Square, which was used as a meeting place 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 a half-day optional Bosphorus Cruise tour. Accommodation in Istanbul. (Breakfast)

Today, we will depart early for Çanakkale. Pick-up will be between 6:15 am and 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 centre, 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 theatre 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 the ancient Ephesus World 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—at the end of the tour.
Accommodation in Kuşadası. (Breakfast - Dinner) 

After breakfast, we will first 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 in Turkey with white travertines.
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 honour heroes. Afterwards, 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 take 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, 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 colours retain freshness. Next, we will visit Paşabağı Valley 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. Afterwards, 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.
Overnight stay in Cappadocia.  (Breakfast - Dinner)

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

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 Van Lake 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)

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 Turkey holiday.


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-120  / Magic explorer- west to east Turkiye tour Price



Per Person in Double - Triple

Single Supplement

Child Discount    
   08 – 11


01. April – 30. November


2.390 Euro


660 Euro


1.912 Euro

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


Nostalgic Train Ride




2 – 9 – 16 – 23 – 30


6 – 13 – 20 – 27


4 – 11 – 18 - 25


1 – 8 – 15 – 22 - 29


6 – 13 – 20 - 27


3 – 10 – 17 – 24 - 31


7- 14 – 21 - 28


5 – 12 – 19 - 26


2 – 9 – 16


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 travellers 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 to book flights. You must have your ticket handy at check-in for any domestic flights. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances.
  • Passengers over 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, 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.


- Please note that it is mandatory to have travel health insurance.
- Our team confirms the selected hotels' availability on the booking date. However, the Guide may change the tour program in bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations to bad weather, traffic jams, or similar situations.
- If any location in the itinerary is closed, we will arrange to visit other places.
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps.
- You should wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen during summer. Please bring a raincoat, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, an umbrella, etc. to stay comfortable in winter.
- When visiting religious places like churches, mosques, and cathedrals, it is recommended to wear plain clothing, including closed and long skirts
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.
- Please ensure to carry your passport for all domestic flights. Domestic flights are economy class, and the luggage limit is 15 Kg.


Domestic Flight ticket information
We strive to provide our valued guests with the utmost comfort during intercity travels over long distances by arranging direct flights whenever possible. This ensures that no time is lost during flight transfers at the Istanbul airport. However, please be aware that direct flights between Cappadocia and Ephesus and Cappadocia and Antalya are only available on specific days of the week from May to October. Daily direct flights are not available. You may need to adjust your start dates by 1-2 days to accommodate these direct flight schedules. If this is not possible, we may need to include a connecting flight to Istanbul to complete the tour. Any necessary changes to the tour plan can be made by providing passenger information.

Flight ticket group reservation policy            
Please note that flight ticket prices included in tour packages are only valid for individual passengers. If you are travelling in a group, it is recommended that you purchase your tickets well in advance to avoid any significant price increases. For domestic flights, such as Istanbul to Cappadocia, booking your group tickets at least 2-3 months before your trip is best. Failure to do so may result in limited availability and higher prices. Once your group reservation is confirmed, you must pay 30% of the ticket price within 2 days to secure your booking. The airline company may cancel your group request and ticket prices if payment is not received within this timeframe.

Closing Days of Sites in Istanbul

Sunday           - Grand Bazaar
Monday         - Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Tuesday         - Topkapı Palace, Military Museum
Wednesday  -  Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress
Thursday       - Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces
Friday             - St. Sophia and Blue Mosques 11:30 - 14:00, not visit worship time. 
Saturday         -  Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum of Istanbul) 


Istanbul  (3)        -  Nidya Hotel Galaport 4*
Çanakkale  (1)     -  MD Barbaros Hotel S.C.
Kuşadası (2)        -  Ilayda Avantgarde 4*
Pamukkale (1)     - Adem Pira Hotel 5*
Cappadocia (2)   - 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.


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 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

Acropolis -

Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site

Temple of Artemis -

Curetes street -

Celsus Library -

Sirince Village -

The House of Virgin Mary -

Pamukkale - UNESCO Heritage site

Hierapolis -

Mevlana Museum -

Sultanhani Caravensaray -

Cappadocia -

Goreme - UNESCO Heritage site

Fairy Chimneys 

Devrent Valley 

Monks Valley 

Kaymakli Underground city 



Akdamar Church

Van Lake

Dogu Beyazir

Ishak Pasha Palace

Mount Ararat


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Tour Code
Tour Name
Magic Explorer West to East Türkiye Tour (Zer) - 12 Days/11 Nights
Departure Point
İstanbul, Türkiye
Start Date
End Date
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Western and Eastern Turkey Tour 12 days

West and East Turkey combo tours invite you on a captivating journey through the mystical landscapes of Asia Minor, from Istanbul, Ephesus, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Ankara Van, to Mt.Ararat. Turkey tour packages from the United States or other countries. Moreover, it guarantees departure and a guided tour of Turkey. In this tour program, you will experience your trip to Turkey in a visual feast beyond your expectations.
Turkey tours with departure guarantees provide excellent convenience for travellers. Travel regions are carefully selected, and Turkey-guided tour prices are lower than individual private tours. 

This tour shows legendary places on the world heritage list, such as Saint Sophia Museum, Ephesus, Pergamon, Troy, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Tuspa, and Mount Ararat.


  • 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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