Turkiye Explorer

Trip designed to see the famous landmarks of Turkiye, for someone needing a quick and easy trip to Turkiye

Why You'll Love This Tour

Itinerary

Meet and greet on arrival at Istanbul Airport, transfer to hotel for check in.

Rest of the day at leisure with brief orientation provided of the local surroundings of the hotel highlighting some authentic local dining options.
*Optional Whirling Dervish Show

Istanbul Day Tour

  • Topkapi Palace
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)
  • Hippodrome
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Enjoy lunch in the middle of this full day tour.

Today you will visit

  • Spice Bazaar – overload your senses from all the sites, colours, sounds and smells of this famous bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar
  • Then enjoy a Bosphorus Cruise
  • Enjoy traditional Turkish street food on Kadikoy or Uskudar
  • Visit the largest mosque in Europe, the Camlica Mosque.
  • Finish the day with a visit to lively Ortakoy, enjoying the vibe of this lively part of the Istanbul waterfront.

After breakfast, drive to Bursa via Sogut

  • Stop for lunch along the way
  • Visit tomb of Ertugrul Gazi – Forefather of the Ottoman Empire
  • Learn the history of the Ottomans from local historian
  • Transfer to Bursa
  • Dinner at local restaurant.

Bursa City Tour

  • Visit picturesque mountain village of Cumalikizik
  • See the Green Mosque and tomb of one of the Ottoman Sultans, Memed I.
  • Bargain at the Silk Bazaar
  • Bursa Grand Mosque (Ulu Camii) and a short drive to the Osman Gazi Tomb.
    If timed well, you can see the famous changing of the guard, a tradition carried on for centuries.

Enjoy some relaxing time in the evening at the local shopping and street food area around the hotel.

After breakfast, morning drive to Pamukkale (approx. 4 hours)

  • Visit the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis
  • Relaxing day at Pamullale Hot Springs
    UNESCO World Heritage Site is nicknamed “Cotton Castle” because of solidified white
    calcium thermal pools that cascade down the side of a hill.

After breakfast, drive to Cappadocia

  • Stopover in Konya to visit Mevlana Jallaludin Rumi’s Mausoleum
  • Lunch at local restaurant

Continue to Cappadocia

  • Dinner and rest in lovely town built into the caves of Goreme
  • Take the time to explore this quaint local town (you may even find an amazing expresso coffee made by one of the many local baristas)

Although optional, the Hot Air Balloon Tour really is a must do activity.

For those that take up this memorable option, you will be picked up about an hour before sunrise to be take to the lift off location for a truly spectacular event.

Return to hotel after the hot air balloon ride for breakfast

  • Visit Underground City of Kaymakli and open air museums of the ancient cave cities
  • Pigeon Valley
  • Uchisar Castle
  • Avanos and more.

Departure

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back to Istanbul to get your connecting flight home or optional extra stay in Istanbul.

Overview

Istanbul: Dosso Dossi / SultanAhmet Palave  or similar

Bursa: Holiday Inn City Centre or similar

Pamukkale: Colossea Thermal hotel or similar

Cappadocia: Mitral Cave Goreme or Kale Konak or similar

Accommodation is on a Twin share basis. Please contact us if you require a room for 3 persons.

Includes

✅ Accommodation
✅ Transfers & Transport
✅ Buffet Breakfast
✅ Lunch/Dinner as listed
✅ Prayer facilities
✅ Qualified English speaking guide
✅ Entry to sites listed in itinerary

  • Additional cost for flights from Adelaide/Perth

Excludes

❌ Visa fees and requirements unless listed in the Inclusions
❌ Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the inclusions
❌ Meals/beverages not stated in the inclusions
❌ Highly recommended tips/gratuities of $10 AUD per person, per day
❌ Optional activities/tours
❌ Personal expenses
❌ Travel insurance

  1. To secure one of the limited places on this exciting Trip, please complete a registration by clicking the Book Now button. You must complete the registration for each person in your family/group travelling with you.
  2. After completing the Booking Registration, you will receive an invoice and a Booking Confirmation, outlining the Deposit Amount and Deposit Due Date. You must complete the Deposit payment on or before the Due Date to confirm you place.
  3. On purchasing this tour, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and any specific terms and conditions outlined in this Section.
  4. Any change requested after Deposit payment cannot be guaranteed, and is strictly subject to availability at the time request. Some change requests may result in additional costs which will be added to the overall invoice.

Please note:

  • Australian passport holder must obtain an eVisa for entry to Turkiye. eVisa cost is $60USD
    You can apply for your eVisa at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
  • If you want as to apply for the visa on your behalf, the cost will be $100 USD

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ITINERARY DISCLAIMER

Our itineraries are updated regularly based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included on this Tour page may therefore differ now, to when you first booked in the past. It’s important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. The reason for any change could be due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, political unrest or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. Your allocated group leader or local contact will keep you up to date with any such changes both before and once your trip is underway.

Dates & Rates

Per Persons/Twin Share From:

$2,200

Turkiye Explorer

Istanbul, Bursa, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia

Highlights

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Dates & Rates

Real Guests - Real Reviews

$2,200