ISTANBUL, ANKARA, CAPPADOCIA, PAMUKKALE, IZMIR, TROY, CANAKKALE

£599pp—Cities & scenery: spend 10 nights touring Turkey

Emma Coubrough
Deal Expert
Visit Turkey's most spectacular sights, including Ephesus and Troy, for less than £60 per night

Why We Love This Deal

This guided tour takes you from bustling cities to towering mountains, and fairy-tale houses carved into rock. You'll explore glittering gold palaces in Istanbul, see unforgettable landscapes in Cappadocia, visit the mineral-rich waters of Cotton Castle, and go on a pilgrimage to the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Pergamon, and Troy.

What's included

  • Return flights from Istanbul
  • Three nights at the Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul Topkapi
  • Overnight at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara
  • Two nights at the Ramada by Wyndham Cappadocia
  • Overnight at the Richmond Pamukkale Thermal
  • Overnight at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Izmir
  • Overnight at the Yurdakul Hotel, Canakkale
  • One further night at the Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul Topkapi
  • Daily breakfast and six dinners
  • Guided excursions with an English speaking guide and shared transfers throughout

All bookings made by 31 May, 2024, will receive a credit of 10% of the trip value (maximum £400) to use on future trips with this partner**.

When
Depart from London on select dates from 17 Sep, 2024-18 March, 2025.

For more information or to book online, see our partner's website.

Itinerary

  • Istanbul... take a tour to see the Süleymaniye Mosque, and then set off by boat through the Bosphorus Strait to the 16th-century spice bazaar, passing many of the city's key landmarks on the way. There will also be free time to explore the city's delights—discover hidden treasures in the Feriköy Flea Market, sample Turkish delights in Taksim Square, and visit Hagia Sophia.
  • Ankara... en route to Turkey's capital city, you will pass the spectacular Bolu Mountains. Once there, pay a visit to the Atatürk Mausoleum high above Ankara, and take a bus tour of this vibrant city with a booming foodie scene.
  • Cappadocia... pass through the pink-hued Salt Lake before arriving in Cappadocia—a surreal landscape of fairy-chimney rock formations and underground citiesYou'll visit the Göreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has the best collection of rock-cut ancient churches with frescoes and paintings. Then, discover the region's famous geological oddities in the ancient valleys of Avcilar, Pasabagi, and Güvercinlik.
  • Pamukkale... is a geological wonder known for its terraced calcium-rich mineral springs. Explore Hierapolis, an ancient Hellenistic city, then visit the thermal pools of Cotton Castle.
  • Ephesus... is one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world. Tick off the Temples of Hadrian and Trajan, and visit the House of the Virgin Mary, an iconic pilgrimage site.
  • Izmir... is on the stunning Aegean coastline, and you'll have dinner and some free time to explore. The next day, visit the ancient Greek city of Pergamon, where you'll find temples dedicated to Athena and Dionysus.
  • Troy... see the legendary ancient city's Roman baths, temples, and amphitheatre. 
  • Canakkale... stay overnight in this thriving student town, and head to the waterfront to see the Trojan horse sculpture used in the 2004 film, TroyOn your final day, set off for Bursa and visit the 16th-century Ulu Camii (Great Mosque). Then, stop by the Kozahan silk bazaar and Green Tomb. Finally, you'll cross the Gulf of Izmit by ferry and arrive in Istanbul for your flight home.

Other options

  • Take a Jeep safari at sunset in Cappadocia for £56 per person
  • Take a 7-night version of this tour, visiting Istanbul, Ankara, and Cappadocia, from £499 per person
  • Solo travellers can book this deal from £899

Transfers & baggage
Shared transfers are included throughout. Checked baggage is included on some departures; check with Exoticca when booking. 

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When You Can Go

Select dates 17 Sep, 2024-18 Mar, 2025

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