Special Grand Tour Turkiye

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11 days
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Departure Location
Malta International Airport
Return Location
Istanbul Airport

Special Grand Turkiye Tour

Dates: 26th September-6th October


Cappadocia, Goreme Valley, Pasabaglari, Avanos, Mevlana Mausoleum, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Sirince Village, Ephesus, Temple of Artemis, Canakkale, Bergama, Pergamun, Troy, Tekirdag & Istanbul.


We meet at the airport at 8.00 am for our Turkish Airline flight departing at 10.25 am, taking us to Cappadocia via Istanbul. On arrival at 5.30 pm, we are transferred to our hotel and have dinner. (d)


Optional: Hot Air Balloon riding is available early in the morning! A unique experience) After breakfast, we go on a full-day excursion to visit Cappadocia. Here, we can see the main Goreme Open Air Museum situated in the Goreme Valley, home of early Christian churches decorated with unique frescos. Then, we proceed to Pasabaglari (Monk’s Valley) to see the world-famous fairy chimneys which have a unique shapes. Then, we have lunch (extra) and visit Avanos, the well-known pottery and craft center, before we enjoy some free time to shop for some jewelry. We return to our hotel in time for dinner. (b,d)


After breakfast, we check out from our hotel and board our coach to make our way to Antalya. On the way, we make a pass through Konja and make a stop at Sulotan Hani Caravanserai. In Konja, we visit the Mevlana Mausoleum. The Mevlâna Museum, located in Konya, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. Afterward, we have lunch (extra) at Konja. We later continue with our drive to Antalya. Check-in and dinner at the hotel. (b,d)


After breakfast, we start our full-day sightseeing tour. We start with a stop at Perge. Perga or Perge was an ancient Greek city in Anatolia, once the capital of Pamphylia Secunda, now in Antalya Province on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Today, it is a large site of ancient ruins 15km east of Antalya on the coastal plain. An acropolis located there dates back to the Bronze Age. Afterward, we proceed to Aspendos. Aspendos or Aspendus was an ancient Greco-Roman city in the Antalya province of Turkey, with one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Anatolia and many other Roman remains of importance. After lunch (extra) by the Kopru pazari stream, we visit Side. The side is a resort town on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast. An ancient port city, Side is known for its long beaches and Greco[1]Roman ruins. In the center are the remains of the 2nd-century Antique Theatre, which seated up to 15,000 spectators. The white marble columns of the Hellenistic Temple of Athena stand near the harbor. Other sites are sprinkled throughout, with finds housed at the Side Museum, a restored Roman bath complex. Later, we return to our hotel for dinner. (b,d)


After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and start our drive to Pamukkale (Hierapolis), leaving the colorful town behind and passing through the verdant countryside. On the way, we stop for a coffee break. Upon arrival in Pamukkale, we have lunch (extra), and after we start our visit. Pamukkale is a town in western Turkey known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside. It neighbors Hierapolis, an ancient Roman spa city founded around 190 BC. Ruins there include a well-preserved theatre and a necropolis with sarcophagi that stretch for 2km. The Antique Pool is famous for its submerged Roman columns, the result of an earthquake. We later drive to our hotel in Pamukkale for check-in, dinner, and overnight. (b,d)


Breakfast, and check-out. Today, we drive to Kusadasi. Our first stop will be a visit to a factory outlet textile Burbery shop. On our arrival in Kusadasi, we will have lunch (extra) and afterward visit Sirince Village (Old Greek Village). Şirince, known as Kirkintzes in Greek, is a village of 600 inhabitants in İzmir Province, located about 8km east of the town of Selçuk and about 8km from Ephesus. The area around the village has a history dating back to the Hellenistic period. Afterward, we go to our hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. (b,d)


After breakfast, we will join our guide and visit Ephesus. Our first stop will be at the Virgin Mary’s House, where it is said that Mary was brought to Ephesus by the Apostle John after the Resurrection of Christ and lived out her days here. We then go on a walking tour and see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian, and the impressive library of Ephesus. We then pass through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession. Lunch (extra), and then we will have time to visit the Carpet village. We return to our hotel for dinner. (b,d)


After breakfast, we check out and start our drive to Canakkle. We pass through Izmir city and arrive at Bergama, where we stop for lunch. After lunch, we visit Pergamum Asclepion Antique City. Pergamon or Pergamum, also referred to by its modern Greek form Pergamos, was a rich and powerful ancient Greek city in Mysia. It is located 26km from the modern coastline of the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus and northwest of the modern city of Bergama. We later drive to our hotel in Canakkale. We do the check-in and have dinner. (b.d)


After breakfast, we check out from our hotel and start our trip to Istanbul. Our first stop of the day shall be Troy (Ancient City). Troy or Ilium was an ancient city located at Hisarlik in present-day Turkey, 30km south[1]west of Çanakkale. It is known as the setting for the Greek myth of the Trojan War. We later take a ferry and cross the Dardanel. We make a stop at Tekirdag for lunch (extra). We later continue our way to Istanbul. Upon arrival at our hotel, we check[1]in and later we can join our leader for a dinner cruise with unlimited local drinks, a Turkish folk dance show, and a belly dancer show (extra). (b)


After breakfast, we go on a full-day Byzantium & Ottoman Relics Tour. We begin our tour at the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Saint Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Then, we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets and The Hippodrome. After lunch, we visit Topkapi Palace (without Harem Section), which from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. The last stop is at the Grand Bazaar, the commercial heart of the old city with its 4,000 shops full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. We have time to wander around the Grand Bazaar and do some shopping. (b)


Breakfast, and today we have a free morning for personal sightseeing. In the early afternoon, we go to the airport for our return Turkish Airline flight departing at 5.20 pm and arriving in Malta at 6.45 pm. (b


Adult in Triple €1499

Adult in Double €1529

Adult in Single €1949

Child sharing w/2 adults (7-11 yrs) €989

Child sharing w/2 adults (2-6 yrs) €579


Turkish Airlines flights to Cappadocia via Istanbul and return from Istanbul to Malta incl. 8kg hand luggage & 23kg checked-in luggage

2 nights in Hotel in Cappadocia

2 nights in Hotel in Antalya

1 night in Hotel in Pamukkale

2 nights in Hotel in Kusadasi

1 night in Hotel in Canakkale

2 nights in Hotel in Istanbul

Meals as indicated on the program

Airport transfers

All excursions as indicated on the program (except where optional)

Services of tour leader

Professional English-speaking guide during sightseeing

All taxes & service charge Insolvency fund


Hot Air Balloon (including transfers) – TBA

Dinner cruise with Belly Dancing show in Istanbul (including transfers) €75 per person

Note: Hot Air Balloon excursion is not covered by insurance.

It is suggested to be booked with the deposit to secure activity.

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