Type of Tour:Semi-private coach tour
Duration:10 Nights / 11 Days
Visit:Istanbul – Ankara – Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale – Ephesus – Pergamum – Izmir – Troy – Canakkale – Istanbul
  • Arrival/departure transfer from/to Istanbul airport (complimentary)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned sprinter bus
  • 10 Nights’ accommodation
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned as well as any drinks
  • Travel insurance, visa cost, and tips
  • The price of this tour changes depending on the number of people booked on it (no further reduction after 6 persons).
  • The rates are based on persons sharing a double or triple room. For persons who wish to stay in a single room an additional supplement will apply, please contact us for rates.
  • The tour operates with a minimum of 2 persons.
  • Istanbul: Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul (5*) or similar
  • Ankara: HiltonSA Hotel (5*) or similar
  • Cappadocia: Crystal Kaymakli Hotel & Spa (5*) or similar
  • Pamukkale: Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal (5*) or similar
  • Izmir: Hilton Hotel Izmir (5*) or similar
  • Canakkale: Kolin Hotel (5*) or similar

Full Itinerary


You will be met at Istanbul Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight:  Istanbul


First stop is at the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent, one of the best works of Sinan, the famous Ottoman architect. After lunch explore the Spice Market with its exotic aromas and then wander along the bustling streets of the Beyoglu district, all the way from Tunnel Square to Taksim Square. During the walk discover the fish market, flower passage, catholic, Greek and Armenian churches, markets and coffee-houses. Return to the hotel.
Overnight:  Istanbul  (BL)


Start the day’s activities with a discovery of Istanbul’s historical heart. Visit Topkapi palace, the  court and the residence of Ottoman Sultans. Then see the Hagia Sophia ‘The Church of Holy Wisdom’, the marvellous basilica built in the 6th century and known as a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. It was the largest church in the world for 1000 years. After lunch visit the Blue Mosque topped by six elegant minarets. Then take a stroll through the ancient Hippodrome, the centre for sports and entertainment in the old Constantinople.
Overnight:  Istanbul  (BL)


Visit the Grand Bazaar this morning, the largest and most diverse covered bazaar in the world. Thereafter, you will have time at leisure to explore this fascinating city on your own. After lunch depart for Ankara, the modern capital of Turkey. The city became Turkey’s capital in 1923 and, though it was just a small town then, has grown to become the second-largest city in Turkey.
Overnight:  Ankara  (BLD)


Visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, home to numerous historical artifacts and remnants from the Stone Age, Neolithic Age; civilizations such as the Hittites and Phrygians, as well as many other interesting historical attractions. Continue to the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. Travel to Cappadocia after lunch. Cappadocia has a very unique geology which sometimes almost makes it seem as if one has suddenly been transported to a different planet.
Overnight:  Cappadocia  (BLD)


Today’s first visit will be to Goreme Valley, home to numerous magnificent churches cut right out of the surrounding rocks, such as St. Barbara Church and St. Basil Church, to name just two. After a lunch stop at Uchisar Village from where you’ll be able to witness some of the most dramatic panoramas of Cappadocia’s unique landscape. The last visit of the day will be to an underground city.
Overnight:  Cappadocia  (BLD)


After breakfast depart to Konya city, the capital of the Seljuk Turks. On the way visit Caravanserail Sultanhani. After lunch in Konya, visit the Mevlana Museum, the burial place of the Persian Sufi, known as both Mevlana and Rumi, who founded the order of the Whirling Dervishes. He was a renowned poet and humanist who preached humility, wisdom and love. This museum, which has been built over his tomb houses various relics that belonged to him and his disciples. Travel to Pamukkale, which translates to “cotton castle”, named such due to the natural white rock formations surrounding the city.
Overnight:  Pamukkale  (BLD)


The day’s first visit will be to the ruins Hierapolis, this ancient city built on hot springs is essentially an ancient spa retreat which today is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to ancient Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia Minor and one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the world. See the Odoen, the Hadrian Temple, Celsius Library, Fountain of Trajan as well as numerous other ruins of buildings surrounded by marble streets. Sit in the same Theatre, where St. Paul preached and the Romans performed their dramas. Then after lunch visit the House of St. Mary. Depart to Izmir.
Overnight:  Izmir  (BLD)


Drive from Izmir to Pergamum. Here visit Asceplion, an ancient Medical Centre, and then have lunch. Proceed to Troy, the site of one of the most well-known wars in ancient times. This legendary city was lost for many years and was finally re-discovered in 1871 by Heinrich Schliemann. Troy is actually the site of numerous excavated levels of cities but the current theory is that it’s Troy VII which is the almost mythical city described in Homer’s Iliad. Continue to Canakkale.
Overnight:  Canakkale  (BLD)


After breakfast, ferry across the Dardanelles Straight in order to visit the battlefield of Gallipoli including Anzac Cove, and Lone Pine, where in 1915 one of the bloodiest battles of modern times took place. Despite the bloodshed the battles at Gallipoli are known as “The Gentleman’s War” because a mutual sense of respect and camaraderie developed among the rival armies over the long conflict. Then continue to Istanbul with lunch along the way.
Overnight:  Istanbul  (BL)


After breakfast departure transfer to Istanbul Airport.  (B)



(Semi-private tour, departs daily) – Min. 2 pass. – Up to 12 pass.

11 Days-10 NightsCurrency2 pax in double room3 pax in triple room4 pax in double rooms5 pax in double/ triple rooms6 pax in double/ triple rooms
Per person sharing price during 01 Dec 2020 – 31 Dec 2021 from:Istanbul – IstanbulUSD2 7632 07119751 5121 309
Supplement for a single room 01 Dec 2020 – 31 Dec 2021 from:Istanbul – IstanbulUSD464464464464464

Includes: Arrival and departure transfer in Istanbul, 10 nights’ accommodation, meals as indicated, transportation in air-conditioned vehicle, sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary.

Note: These tours are semi-private. They can operate on as small a basis as 2 people and be private, or more people may be added and it may become a normal small escorted coach tour. If this happens a refund will be granted based on the number of the people now taking the tour (no further reduction after 6 persons)
The rates are based on persons sharing a double or triple room. For persons who wish to stay in a single room an additional supplement will apply, please contact us for rates.
Children are not counted as part of the passenger count for a tour and will be granted a small discount to be confirmed at time of booking.

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.