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Grand Tour of Turkey

18 days from £6,125pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • See the impressive limestone terraces of Pamukkale.

  • Explore the pretty village of Alacati.

  • Visit the home of the Whirling Dervishes in Konya.

  • Travel to ancient Termessos in the Taurus Mountains.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Istanbul
  • Canakkale
  • Pergamon
  • Alacati
  • Şirince
  • Pamukkale
  • Antalya
  • Konya
  • Cappadocia
  • Ankara

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Istanbul

International outbound flight , Istanbul

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival into Istanbul you'll be met at the airport and driven to your centrally located hotel.

Day 2 Istanbul


Today you embark on a tour of some of the main highlights of Istanbul with your private guide, including Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Spice Market.

Day 3 Istanbul


Another day exploring with your guide; today you'll visit the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar.

Day 4 Istanbul


This is your final day in Istanbul. Today you'll visit the Dolmabahce Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque, the Chora Museum, and embark on a cruise along the Bosphorus.

Day 5 Canakkale

Istanbul , Canakkale

You leave Istanbul today and head towards the Gallipoli Peninsula. Here, you'll explore some of the many battlefields and memorials, before continuing across the Dardanelles to Canakkale, where you spend the night.

Day 6 Alacati

Canakkale , Pergamon , Alacati

Today you'll drive to Pergamon, where you explore the ancient Acropolis and Asclepion. Later, you'll continue onto the seaside town Alacati.

Day 7 Alacati


At leisure to enjoy Alacati and its surroundings by yourself. We suggest exploring the pretty streets which are filled with boutique shops, characterful cafes and interesting antique stores. Alternatively, the beaches of the Cesme Peninsula have some lovely views out across the water, and are easy to get to via local public bus.

Day 8 Şirince

Alacati , Şirince

Drive on to Sirince today, stopping on the way to visit the ancient city of Ephesus.

Day 9 Şirince


At leisure to explore Sirince and its surroundings. The mountainside village is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and there are a few walking trails which lead through these.

Day 10 Pamukkale

Şirince , Pamukkale

You leave Sirince today and drive further inland to the striking Pamukkale terraces.

Day 11 Antalya

Pamukkale , Antalya

This morning, explore the ruins of Hierapolis atop the Pamukkale terraces. Later, you drive to Antalya via the beautiful ruined city Aphrodisias.

Day 12 Antalya


Visit the excellent Antalya Museum with your private guide this morning, then head out to the ruined city of Perge, and nearby Aspendos.

Day 13 Konya

Antalya , Konya

Drive through the mountains to Konya today. Here, visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the first whirling dervishes, and the Karatay Madressah.


Day 14 Cappadocia

Konya , Cappadocia

Continue on to Cappadocia, visiting Sultanhan Caravanserai and Kaymakli underground city on the way.

Day 15 Cappadocia


Today, explore the cave churches of Goreme Open Air Museum with your guide, then embark on a jeep safari to some of the area's best panoramic viewpoints.

Day 16 Cappadocia


Today you'll take part in a traditional cookery course in a local family home. In the evening you'll be taken to an ancient caravanserai to watch the mesmerising whirling dervish ceremony.

Day 17 Ankara

Cappadocia , Ankara

Drive from Cappadocia to Ankara. On arrival, visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum.

Day 18 International return flight

Ankara , International return flight

Transfer to the airport, ready for your flight back to Istanbul. Here, you will catch your return flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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The specialist who designs your trip to Turkey will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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