Groupon Classics of Turkey with Options

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Istanbul, Canakkale

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.ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour with max. 40 participants. Scheduled departures - 12-day/10-night tour visiting Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale & Gallipoli. Includes accommodation at moderate first & first-class hotels with breakfast daily, 8 dinners, arrival & departure transfers, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.


  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary; breakfast (B), lunch (L), dinner (D)
  • Sightseeing: per itinerary
  • Travel funds escrow protection program


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included





Enjoy a relaxing overnight flight to Istanbul.




You will be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul upon arrival. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) The rest of the day is at leisure.



Explore Istanbul

Consider joining an optional full-day tour of Topkapi Palace (excluding the harem), the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. As the evening draws near, consider an optional dinner with traditional belly-dancing entertainment. (B)




After breakfast, consider an optional morning tour of St. Sophia and a Bosphorus cruise. In the afternoon depart for the capital city of Ankara. (B,D)



Ankara - Cappadocia

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with its Hittite treasures and artifacts from the world's oldest city and the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Continue to Cappadocia, famous for its "moon-like" landscapes. En route, visit the 13th-century caravanserai. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and consider joining an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. (B,D)



Explore Cappadocia

Consider an early morning optional balloon tour to experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys, and caves at sunrise. After breakfast, consider joining an optional tour of Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos, renowned for its high-quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, the Red Valley, and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. (B,D)



Cappadocia - Pamukkale

Depart for Pamukkale. En route, you will visit the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana in Konya. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Pamukkale. (B,D)



Pamukkale - Kusadasi

Today, visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Continue to Kusadasi for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)



Ephesus & Virgin Mary's House

After breakfast, consider joining an optional tour visiting the ruins of Ephesus and explore the 2,000-year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, and Hadrian's Temple before taking a short drive to see the Virgin Mary's cottage. Consider joining an optional afternoon tour to the village of Sirince. (B,D)



Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale

Today, visit the ancient medical center Asklepion in Pergamum. Continue to a traditional village where you may have lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its legendary walls and the replica of the famous wooden horse used during the Trojan War. Continue to Canakkale for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)



Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Istanbul

After breakfast, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery, and Chunuk Bair. Cross the Dardanelles to Istanbul. Enjoy a farewell dinner. (B,D)



Istanbul – Return

You will be transferred to the Istanbul airport for your return flight home. (Your departure transfer is included only if you depart on the actual day the tour concludes. For customers departing later an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) (B)



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