Turkey Escapade Istanbul to Gocek Private Journey

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10 Days
Istanbul, Canakkale, Izmir, Pamukkale, Gocek

DISCOVERY DRIVE JOURNEY. On this 10- day/9- night tour, you will visit Istanbul, Canakkale, Izmir, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Gocek. This tour includes your choice of accommodation, private arrival transfer, your choice of local activities or tours, rental car for 7 to 9 days, with private chauffeur drive option.


  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance telephone line
  • Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Rental vehicle gas, parking, tolls, and all other items not listed as included
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Select local taxes where applicable





Welcome to Istanbul! Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Consider an Istanbul orientation walking tour in the afternoon.




Today, consider taking a private or small group tour of Istanbul. Explore historical peninsula with Ottoman a Byzantine structures including Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Don't miss to visit famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets.




Enjoy your day at leisure or consider taking an optional Bosphorus cruise tour with magnificent Spice Market. Cruise along the landmark lined waters of the Bosphorus Strait and stroll through the entrancing Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar during this 3-hour guided tour in Istanbul.



Istanbul - Canakkale

This morning, pick up your rental vehicle and drive approximately 4-hours to Canakkale en-route you have an option to visit Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWII. Visit Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetery, and Chunuk Bair. Then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale, remaining of the day at leisure. Overnight in Canakkale.



Canakkale - Izmir

This morning, you will depart for Izmir the 3rd largest city in Turkey. En route you have an option to visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and the Ancient city of Pergamum with ancient medical center Asklepion. Arrive in Izmir in the evening.



Izmir - Cesme - Izmir

In the morning, drive approximately 1-hour to the beautiful coastal village of Urla. Nestled in the heart of Turkish wine and olive oil country, Urla is famous for its vineyards and upon arrival, consider visiting famous wineries for wine tasting. Afterwards, continue west to the sophisticated seaside town Alacati to wander its traditional cobblestone streets, peruse the many boutiques, or spend the afternoon lounging on the beach. In the late afternoon, drive back to Izmir for overnight.



Izmir - Pamukkale - Via Ephesus

This morning, get ready to explore the ancient and natural wonders of the Western Turkey! Drive approximately 1-hour and 25-minutes to visit the Ancient city of Ephesus. Admire the Temples of Hadrian and Domitian, the Library of Celsius, the Bouleuterion, the Great Theater and the Virgin Mary's cottage. After your visit, drive approximately 2-hours and 35 minutes to Pamukkale. Upon arrival Pamukkale, check in your hotel and enjoy & relax at the thermal facilities. Overnight in Pamukkale.



Pamukkale - Gocek

In the morning, visit the visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1,200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool is one of the highlights of the site. Shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. See the lime cascades and the theater. Enjoy a 3-hour scenic drive down to stunning Gocek passing through pine forests. Upon arrival, check in your hotel and enjoy resort facilities. Overnight in Gocek.




Today you have a day at leisure to spend at your hotel or drive along the stunning surroundings of Gocek to explore secluded bays. Overnight in Gocek.



Gocek - Return

In the morning, drive approximately 25-minutes to Dalaman Airport, return your rental vehicle and check-in for your onward flight.

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