Essential Turkey Tour 10 Days

$1999 per person
10 days

PREMIUM HOTELS Escorted Tour of Turkiye

Combine the history, culture and natural wonders of Turkey in one easy guided tour. Explore Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Troy, Canakkale, Gallipoli and more. Plus, enjoy the comforts of 5-star hotels!
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You'll be amazed by the many delights of Turkey on this fully-escorted tour. Travel by air-conditioned coach, stay in luxurious hotels for 9 nights and enjoy being looked after by local guides. Visit must-see destinations, like the incredible lunar-like landscapes of Cappadocia, white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, ancient city of Ephesus, Troy with its famous wooden horse and ANZAC Cemetery at Gallipoli.

What's included

Departure Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Return Location
Istanbul, Turkey
Tour Start Date & Time
September 28, 2024 12:00 am View other Times
Additional Information
Want to travel at other times?: Contact us for availability & departure prices. Booking Code: TRKET10M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Daily breakfast
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • First class hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements and fees
Additional Prices
Solo travellers: Can share or a room or contact us for single room rates. Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extended hotel stays in Turkey. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote.

Tour of Turkiye overview

Discover the vibrant culture and welcoming tradition, together with countless unique travel experiences.

Discover welcoming traditions, together with countless unique travel experiences. Roam the incredible palaces, bazaars and mosques of Istanbul before cruising right between Europe and Asia. Then journey into the bizarre as you explore other-worldly Cappadocia and balloon over fairy-chimneys. Walk among the impressive ancient wonders of Pergamum and Ephesus, also marvel at the natural treasures of Pamukkale. Pay your respects for the fallen at the shores of Gallipoli before returning to Istanbul.

Appreciate the comfort of deluxe hotels, along with the convenience and security of travelling on an escorted group tour. An experienced guide looks after you throughout, to make sure you get the most out of the amazing journey!



Turkey Sale

We have special departures on sale for a limited time!

Lowest price dates: Depart between 2 November – 18 December 2024

Call 1300 168 910 or email [email protected] today for more information.

Please note: Prices in AUD are per person, based on twin occupancy and including solo travellers who are willing to share a room. Single supplement applies for passengers who wish to have a private room. Prices are subject change without notice and sale rates can be withdrawn at any time. Contact us for single traveller rates and to add flights to Turkey from Australia. Booking conditions apply. Book code TRKET10M.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Accommodation – 9 nights in 5- and 4-star hotels
  • Meals – 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners (2024 Departures)
  • Transportation – Air-conditioned, modern coach or mini-bus.
  • Airport Transfer – From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)
  • Tour Guiding – Services of experienced guides licensed by the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Free Wi-Fi – Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • Sightseeing – As per the itinerary, excluding entrance fees
    • Blue Mosque
      Hagia Sophia
      Topkapi Palace Museum
      Derinkuyu Underground City
      Goreme Open Air Museum
    • Pigeon Valley
      Ihlara Valley
      Pamukkale White Terraces
      Ephesus Ancient City
      Asklepion Ancient City
    • Troy Ancient City
      Anzac Cove
      Beach Cemetery
      Lone Pine
      Chunuk Bair
      War Trenches

Special features

  • Feel the beating heart of Istanbul from your hotel in the old town beside monumental landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia. Join an optional Bosphorus Cruise to watch Europe and Asia unfold on your sides.
  • Stay in hand-picked, centrally located and authentic 5 & 4-Star hotels and ride in private modern coaches.
  • Travel with an expert local guide throughout your trip, get the best introduction and insights into Turkish culture.
  • Visit the shores of Gallipoli to honour the fallen during one of the greatest battles of WWI & tour famous ancient cities in Anatolia; Troy and Cappadocia.
  • Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus delving into ancient times and soak in the gorgeous Library of Celsus.
  • Walk among cotton-like pools of travertine in Pamukkale and soak in the magical landscape of Cappadocia with options for an unforgettable hot-air ballooning adventure and Turkish Bath.
  • No night drives; however, some long rides are required to cover all these incredible places.
Pamukkale, Turkey
Discover the remarkable travertine pools of Pamukkale and more in Turkey!
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Arrive in Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide. Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul, like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or shop at the Grand Bazaar. After the meeting, join an optional group dinner at a restaurant to get to know your new travel mates.

  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star

Istanbul City Tour

After breakfast, we begin to explore the magical old town of Istanbul. Stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline.

  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included

Istanbul, Cappadocia

Today we sit back and relax in the coach. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. We will drive through the capital city of Ankara before we reach Cappadocia. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath).

  • Accommodation
    Avrasya Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner


Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. Tonight, get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish Night.

  • Accommodation
    Avrasya Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner

Cappadocia, Konya

It’s time to hit the road to Konya, home of the famous whirling dervishes – members of the Sufism order. Along the way we will stop at Ihlara Valley, a unique honeycombed canyon with rock-cut underground dwellings and churches from the Byzantine period. You can relax and replay cherished moments of discovery at our overnight stay in Konya.

  • Accommodation
    Novotel Konya Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner

Konya, Pamukkale

Meet the diverse Turkish culture and its various facades today. Starting with an 8-century-old centre of education and architectural beauty, Karatay Madrasa, continue to the Museum and Mausoleum of Mevlana, also globally known as Rumi. Explore the ideas and works of the famous scholar, poet and theologist of the 13th century, whose teachings of understanding and acceptance have lived on to this day. From cultural to natural wonders, we travel towards to the Cotton Castle of Turkey, Pamukkale. Your seat for dinner is already reserved at the hotel restaurant.

  • Accommodation
    Hierapark Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner

Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi

Get your cameras ready, as it is time to visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. The ancient city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle and people have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. Our next stop is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. We will sleep overnight in the seaside town of Kusadasi.

  • Accommodation
    Signature Blue Resort – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner

Kusadasi, Troy, Canakkale

After breakfast we will depart for ancient city of Troy. You may have heard of Troy from Greek mythology, or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. We will stay overnight in Canakkale. You will have the evening to relax and discover the town.

  • Accommodation
    Kolin Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner

Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul

Today we depart for the shores of Gallipoli. A place of important significance for Aussies and Kiwis, we will visit the beach and cemeteries at ANZAC Cove, before paying our respects at memorial sites Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine. In the afternoon, we will drive back to where our adventure began, Istanbul.

  • Accommodation
    Legacy Ottoman Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
DAY 10

End in Istanbul

Our trip will end in Istanbul after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast and check-out of the hotel by 11:00am.

  • Meals Included

More about Turkey Discover Turkey

Turkey has to be one of the tastiest countries in the Middle East. For starters, its delicious cuisine takes its cues from Europe and Asia. Then there's the extraordinary landscapes and stunning historic sites. You're probably going to want to explore Istanbul, pay your respects in Gallipoli, see the thermal pools of Pamukkale, discover the underground world of Cappadocia and more, but there are two more things you should do in Turkey:
  1. Drink a real Turkish coffee. This isn't just a heart-starter in the morning, it's a ritual that should be savoured and appreciated in a local cafe.
  2. Try a Turkish bath, or hammam. You'll be steamed, scrubbed and pounded in the quest for wellness, but it will be worth it and it's one of those things you need to do at least once in your life!
You'll be amazed by the many delights of Turkey on this fully-escorted tour. Travel by air-conditioned coach, stay in luxurious hotels for 9 nights and enjoy being looked after by local guides. Visit must-see destinations, like the incredible lunar-like landscapes of Cappadocia, white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, ancient city of Ephesus, Troy with its famous wooden horse and ANZAC Cemetery at Gallipoli.

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Tour departures

Departs frequently from Australia. Please contact us for the latest details.

Price may vary depending on your travel date.
Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and cost.

Tour start time

The start time listed is just a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.

There is an orientation meeting at approximately 7:00pm on the first night in Istanbul.

If you add international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect some early starts. The pace is moderate, however a majority of walking is over uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There are no night drives; however some long rides are required to cover all the incredible places in the itinerary. Those who are claustrophobic or have preexisting knee or back conditions may want to avoid visiting the Underground Cities in Cappadocia. Passageways are narrow and may require crouching to navigate.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

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