15 days

Turkey to Remember

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Tour Overview

15 day Premium quality tour from $4,099


Visiting - Istanbul, Assos, Troy, Canakkale, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Aphrodisias, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos, Cappadocia, Goreme, Pigeon Valley

Activities - Culture, History, Archaeology

Group size - Minimum 10 guests

Together with Fairy Chimneys Travel, Michelle and Colin have prepared an itinerary of varied activities incorporating Turkey's epic history, cultural depth and diverse and unique landscapes. A highlight of the tour will be visiting the Lone Pine Memorial and Cemetery on the 6th of August, a moving and unforgettable experience.

Michelle Jago in Cappadocia

Your Tour Leader - Michelle Jago

Michelle is an Australian Tour Guide who services the cruise ship industry working for Cruise Guides Australia, Abercrombie & Kent, and Aussie Interact. Michelle has also coordinated and traveled with Trade Missions to both China and Guam for economic development agencies as well as various incentive tours for a major Australian company. She has travelled extensively through China, Nepal and Tibet walking some of the well known treks of the Annapurna and Everest regions, and Tiger Leaping Gorge. Closer to home she has also trekked Tasmania’s Overland track and New Zealand’s Milford track. More recently, with husband Colin she has visited the WW1 battlefields of France, Belgium and Turkey. They attended the Anzac Day services at Gallipoli and toured much of Turkey in 2014. More about Michelle...

Road to Acropolis - Assos - Small Group, Special Interest


Day 1

Welcome to Istanbul. You’re about to discover an exotic city, brimming with fine monuments and artefacts of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. You will be met at Istanbul Ataturk airport today and transferred to your hotel. Welcome dinner.


Day 2
breakfast & lunch

The world’s only city straddling two continents, the city of Istanbul dates back to antiquity. Its grand monuments bear testament to the ancient empires that made it their capital. Your day of sightseeing includes visits to the magnificent Blue Mosque and Byzantine Hippodrome, known as Sultanahmet Square. Other highlights are Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace, once home of Sultans and now housing Ottoman Empire treasures.

Inscription - Ephesus - Small Group, Special Interest


Day 3

This morning, enjoy a tour along the meandering Bosphorus strait, dividing Europe and Asia. Its banks offer a delightful blend of past and present, imposing splendour and simple beauty. See where contemporary hotels stand next to shore-front timber villas, marble palaces abut rustic stone fortresses and elegant compounds neighbour quaint fishing villages. Spend this afternoon exploring the 65 winding streets that make up the world-famous Grand Bazaar.

Istanbul, Assos

Day 4
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Continue to Canakkale. Visit; Troy with The Trojan Horse, Sacrificial Altars. The 3700 year old city walls, Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C. The Bouleuterion (Senate Building). The Odeon (Concert Hall), Current excavations in progress. Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX.

Limestone travertines - Pamukkale - Small Group, Special Interest

Pergamum, Kusadasi

Day 5
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Depart for Pergamum, Visit; Acropol, site of the Altar of Zeus (in Berlin), the birthplace of books & one of the most famous libraries of history. Continue to Kusadasi for overnight.


Day 6
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today’s highlight is a visit to the ruins of Ephesus, one of the ancient world wonders. Walk the 2,000 year old marble streets of this fine archaeological site on the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. You will also pay a visit to the amazing array of terrace houses only recently displayed. This afternoon, return to Kusadasi for some leisure time before dinner.

Temple - Aphrodisias - Small Group, Special Interest

Kusadasi, Pamukkale

Day 7
breakfast, lunch & dinner

A short way from Kusadasi is one of Turkey’s key recent archaeological discoveries, Aphrodisias. These marvellous ruins include the Temple of Aphrodite with its dazzling white marble and a vast, almost intact amphitheatre. Later is a drive to the petrified white lime cascades of Pamukkale. Nearby, at Hierapolis you will see the stadium and wander through the intriguing Necropolis tombs.

Pamukkale, Antalya

Day 8

After breakfast drive to Antalya.

Minaret - Antalya - Small Group, Special Interest


Day 9
breakfast & lunch

Two magnificent sites await you today: Aspendos, an ancient treasure housing the world’s best- preserved Roman Theatre, and Perge, a spectacular Greco-Roman city. Return to Antalya and encounter traditional jewellery-making in a visit to one of the largest jewellers in Turkey. Later this afternoon, dive into Old Antalya at Kaleici, meandering along the scenic streets of this old port.


Day 10

Free day at leisure to relax on the "Turkish Riviera" or explore the largest Turkish city on the Western Mediterranean coast, described in the Lonely Planet as both "classically beautiful and stylishly modern". Suggested sites to visit are the Roman-era harbour and Antalya Museum, one of Turkey's finest.

Achaeological Site - Perge - Small Group, Special Interest

Antalya, Cappadocia

Day 11
breakfast, lunch & dinner

Private transfer to Antalya Airport. Flight from Antalya to Kayseri. Tour the alluring moonlike landscapes and unique scenery of Goreme Valley (one of the oldest settlements of the region) and visit the open air museum. The rock chapels carved by early Christians are an unforgettable experience. There is also a local winery visit and award winning wines of Cappadocia to sample.


Day 12
breakfast, lunch & dinner
Optional - Hot Air Ballon Flight

Today’s first stop is the Bronze Age ‘Pottery Village’ of Avanos where visitors may test their pottery making skill in the Hittite fashion. An arts and crafts day continues with a presentation at the Turkish Carpet Centre. Cappadocia is located south of Mount Erciyes within a volcanic region known for its curious ‘fairy chimneys’. These cones and strange rock formations have been sculpted by wind and rain erosion. Over the centuries many people seeking shelter from conquerors and marauding armies of the Central Anatolian Plateau settled here, burrowing whole subterranean towns into the rock. Tonight there is dinner and a show at a local restaurant.

Fairy Chimneys - Cappadocia - Small Group, Special Interest


Day 13
breakfast & lunch
Optional - Evening climb of Uchisar castle for sunset

Start the day with an early morning 4km walk through the amazing Pigeon Valley. The path through the valley offers spectacular views of the natural cliffs, man-made caves and the strange rock formations known as " fairy chimneys" for an unforgettable experience. Visit Kaymakli one of the large underground cities in the region. These are thought to have been carved out by the Hittites and later extended and enlarged by Byzantine Christians to be used as a means to escape persecution. Visit Kaymakli one of the large underground cities in the region. These are thought to have been carved out by the Hittites and later extended and enlarged by Byzantine Christians to be used as a means to escape persecution.

Cappadocia, Istanbul

Day 14
breakfast & dinner

One last day in Cappadocia so, this morning takes a leisurely pace. This free half day is a chance to relax and prepare for the big journey ahead. This afternoon, we take a flight to Istanbul and the last night on tour.TK2027 Flight from Kayseri to Istanbul depart;11:20 arrive; 13:05.Transfer to your hotel.Farewell dinner at Hamdi Restaurant

Goreme open air museum - Cappadocia - Small Group, Special Interest


Day 15

Transfer to the airport from your hotel for the return flight home.

Optional Tours & Activities

What's included

  • Airport transfers
  • Premium accommodation with private facilities (hotels listed are subject to availability and may change)
  • Meals as shown
  • Guided Tours as per itinerary, where mentioned
  • Museum Entry Fees, Licensed English-speaking Professional Tour Guide where stated
  • Tour leader - Michelle Jago
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Domestic Flights Antalya - Kayseri / Kayseri - Istanbul


  • Optional Tours
  • Meals and beverages where not stated
  • Tips, Shopping, Personal Expenses
  • International Airfares and Travel Insurance
  • Any items not mentioned in the program

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
AntalyaMediterra Art Hotel3 star
PamukkaleDoga Thermal Hotel5 star
KusadasiLa Vista Boutique Hotel4 star boutique
AssosNazlihan Spa Hotelboutique
IstanbulYasmak Sultan Hotel4 star
CappadociaYunak Evleriboutique

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