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11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul

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  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Family friendly
  • Airport transfer
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11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul
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11-Days Classics of Turkey Tour From Istanbul
From USD 895.00
Overview
Turkey, an intoxicating blend of old and new, of East and West. Experience exciting Istanbul with a full-day tour and enough leisure time to discover its hidden charms. Marvel at the unusual rock formations of Cappadocia, the unique calcium cascades of Pamukkale and the Roman ruins at Ephesus before stopping at Troy and Gallipoli.
What to Expect
Day 1 Fri: Istanbul | Upon arrival you;ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2 Sat: Istanbul | Full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum,residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. B

Day 3 Sun: Istanbul – Ankara | Depart on an optional tour of St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Continue to cruise along Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight. B D

Day 4 Mon: Ankara – Cappadocia | Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia.
Overnight in Cappadocia. B D

Day 5 Tue: Cappadocia | Optional early morning hot air balloon tour. Transfer back to the hotel. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that
region. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. B D

Day 6 Wed: Cappadocia – Pamukkale | Drive to Pamukkale. En route visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher, Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. B D

Day 7 Thu: Pamukkale – Kusadasi | Visit the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale, with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Proceed to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. B D

Day 8 Fri: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi | Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. B D

Day 9 Sat: Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale | Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Continue to Canakkale for overnight. B L D

Day 10 Sun: Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul | In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. B D

Day 11 Mon: Istanbul – Return | Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B
Reviews (6)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fabulous Tour

This was our first ever small group tour and it exceeded our expectations. The minivan, hotels, food, tourist attractions..everything was top notch. Selo our driver and Ugur our guide,made us feel safe and secure at all times. Along with the 5 great guests the highlight...More

Thank kimreid0974
NeonToursIstanbul, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Our Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. Ugur is one of our in house and knowledgeable guides. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and made you happy here with our services...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile
Dream Come True!

I first heard of the beauty of Turkey and its people 25 years ago. This trip with Neon Tours exceeded my long-held expectations. The itinerary was very thorough and very well organized. We were frequently stopping for interesting breaks to learn about different goods ceramics,...More

Thank maxchiarella
NeonToursIstanbul, Genel Müdür at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Dear Maxchiarella, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. Ugur is one of our in house and knowledgeable guides. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and made you happy here with our services and guide,...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Unforgettable Tour. Brilliantly organised and hosted!

Our tour with Neon was fabulous. We saw all the highlights in 11 days. It was professionally organised, beautiful hotels, every little detail taken care of. Our tour guide Haydar was sensational - so knowledgeable, warm and entertaining. Our group of 10 laughed a lot...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tania283
NeonToursIstanbul, Genel Müdür at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Tania Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. Haydar is one of our in house and knowledgeable guides. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and made you happy here with our services and guide,...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Classics of Turkey

We booked via a Groupon and key tours in the US. 7 people Total. We had the most knowledgeable tour guide Ugur. He was also very personable and went beyond his 8-5 job, treating us like family. He was a walking history professor. We had...More

Thank Angie J
NeonToursIstanbul, Genel Müdür at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Angie, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. Ugur is one of our in house and knowledgeable guides. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and made you happy here with our services and guide....More

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Wonderful experience!

We had a small group of 6 and felt very well taken care of. The tour guide Ismail and the driver Ibraham, were knowledgeable, and fun. I felt safe the whole time and learned a lot about the country that I had misconceptions about. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank alynsgetaways
NeonToursIstanbul, General Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Alyn, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. Ismail is one of our in house and knowledgeable guides, also Ibrahim is from our in house driver team. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and...More

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