History & culture-filled tour from Istanbul to Troy

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi & Canakkale

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Pamukkale

Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul

Istanbul

Midtown Hotel Istanbul

Midtown Hotel Istanbul

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Midtown Hotel Istanbul

Hagia Sophia Cathedral, Istanbul

Spice Market, Istanbul

Midtown Hotel Istanbul

Ortakoy Mosque Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul

Kapadokya Lodge Hotel, Cappadocia

Kapadokya Lodge Hotel, Cappadocia

Kapadokya Lodge Hotel, Cappadocia

Cappadocia

Kapadokya Lodge Hotel, Cappadocia

Kapadokya Lodge Hotel, Cappadocia

Fairy Chimneys, Cappadocia

Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, Pamukkale

Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, Pamukkale

Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, Pamukkale

Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, Pamukkale

Pamukkale

Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, Pamukkale

Library of Celsus, Ephesus

Suhan 360 Hotel, Kusadasi

Suhan 360 Hotel, Kusadasi

Suhan 360 Hotel, Kusadasi

Suhan 360 Hotel, Kusadasi

Suhan 360 Hotel, Kusadasi

Kusadasi

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

Canakkale Martyrs' Memorial

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

Canakkale

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

An epic adventure through Turkey to Troy, with fantastic excursions along the way

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Up to -42% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with three nights in a Deluxe Double room at the Midtown Hotel Istanbul, with breakfast included.

Next, you will spend two nights in a Standard Double room at the Kapadokya Lodge Hotel, Cappadocia, on a half-board basis.

Then, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at the Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, Pamukkale, on a half-board basis.

Next, you will spend one night in a Standard room with sea view at the Suhan 360 Hotel, Kusadasi, on a half-board basis.

Then, you'll spend one night in a Superior room at the Kolin Hotel, Canakkale, with breakfast included.

Finally, you will spend one night in a Deluxe Double room at the Midtown Hotel Istanbul, with breakfast included.

This offer also includes a range of tours and excursions with an English-speaking guide as per the itinerary: a boat trip along the Bosphorus, with a visit to a spice market, and lunch included; a visit to the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the Hittite Museum and the salt lake of Tuz, with lunch at a local restaurant; a Goreme Valley tour in Cappadocia; a visit to Konya with a tour of the Dervish Monastery and Pamukkale; a visit to Hierapolis and Pammukale Cotton Castle; a tour of the Ephesus ruins; a tour of Pergamon and Troy; and a ferry across the Sea of Marmara from Canakkale to Istanbul.

A number of optional excursions and travel insurance can be added for additional costs. These can be arranged directly with our supplier, Exoticca, after booking.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Istanbul, Turkey. One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage allowance per person, is included, as per the airlines terms and conditions.

Shared air-conditioned airport transfers and an internal flight (Istanbul - Ankara) are included.

Please be aware a visa is required and is not included in the cost of this offer. This will cost approximately $20 and should be purchased before travel. For more information, please visit https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will call you directly to confirm your booking.

Discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 44% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 31/10/2019, leaving from London Gatwick, two people may book this nine-night holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £979 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £1,689 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 44%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 05/02/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (11248).

A nine-night tour that takes you from Istanbul to Troy, encompassing historic sights, geological wonders and cultural musts - including breakfast, some lunches and dinners, and all travel

Full of world-famous ruins, blanketed in diverse landscapes, and with enough outdoor and cultural pursuits to easily fill the laziest of must-do lists, Turkey makes for an excellent all-round escape. You'll start this nine-night adventure in Istanbul, Turkey's captivating capital, which holds buckets of history, wonderful culture and delicious cuisine. As well as embarking on a boat trip on the Bosphorus, you'll have some time at leisure, so that you can enjoy it all at your own pace, before taking a flight to Ankara.

You'll get to know some of Turkey's history from here, with a visit to both the Mausoleum and the Hittite Museum, before moving on to Cappadocia, visiting the impressive salt lake of Tuz en route. In Cappadocia, you'll discover the lava-rich landscapes and visit the open-air museum of the Goreme Valley - an incredible Byzantine monastic complex made up of churches that's carved into the rocks and houses beautiful frescoes. You'll also get to admire the famous Fairy Chimneys - strange rock formations that look as if they've appeared by magic.

It's on to the capital of the Turkish Sultanate of Rum next, Konya, before reaching Pamukkale. You'll visit Hierapolis, an ancient Hellenistic city, and see the famous Cotton Castle - a natural wonder of gigantic white waterfalls, stalactites and natural pools that formed over centuries by the passage of waters laden with calcareous salts from thermal springs. You'll visit the most well-preserved ancient cities of Asia Minor - Ephesus - before spending the night in Kusadasi.

Set off on a trip to Pergamon, once a rich and powerful ancient Greek city, and visit Asclepion - a sacred site that has existed since as early as the 4th century BC, where you can uncover the fascinating history of this ancient centre of healing. And, you'll visit Troy, the legendary city from the Iliad of Homer, where you'll visit the Temple of Athens. After transferring by ferry across the Sea of Marmara to Istanbul, you'll spend a night in the city and catch your flight home the next day.

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Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Istanbul, Turkey's captivating capital. Transfer to your hotel and spend the night.
Day 2: Take a boat trip on the Bosphorus, a channel that separates Europe and Asia. Enjoy views of the Palaces of the Sultans and the traditional wooden houses. Disembark and spend some time exploring the spice market. Enjoy lunch and the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast)
Day 3: At leisure in Istanbul. Take an optional 'Jewels of Constantinople' excursion with lunch included (£68 per person). Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast)
Day 4: Transfer to the airport to take your flight to Ankara. Upon arrival, visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk and the Hittite Museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then continue on to Cappadocia, visiting the impressive salt lake of Tuz en route. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, enjoy dinner and spend the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: Take an optional sunrise hot air balloon ride (£192 per person) before discovering the regional landscape. Visit the open-air museum of the Goreme Valley, cross the valleys of Avcilar and Güvercinlik, where you can admire the famous Fairy Chimneys. Head to Pasapag Valley to enjoy panoramic views, before returning to the hotel to enjoy dinner, and spend the night. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: Depart to Konya, the capital of the Turkish Sultanate of Rum, visiting the ancient Silk Road fortification of Kervansaray en route. Visit the Monastery of the Dervishes and continue on to Pamukkale. Transfer to the hotel to spend the night. (Breakfast)
Day 7: Visit Hierapolis, an ancient Hellenistic city. See the famous Cotton Castle before transferring to Ephesus, the most well-preserved ancient city of Asia Minor. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, the Roman Baths, the Library, the Odeon and the Theatre. Continue by road to the Ismir region, where you'll transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi and spend the night. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8: Set off on a trip to Pergamon, once a rich and powerful ancient Greek city. Visit the sacred site of Asclepion and continue on to Troy, where you'll visit the Temple of Athens. Arrive in Canakkale, where you'll transfer to the hotel and spend the night. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9: Transfer to the port to catch a ferry across the Sea of Maramara towards Istanbul. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast)
Day 10: Transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.

Midtown Hotel Istanbul (three nights, then one night)

This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is located in Istanbul's downtown area or Taksim. The gourmet restaurant serves both Turkish and international cuisine, and there's a casual cafe located in the lounge. Guest rooms come with Wi-Fi, minibars, tea and coffee facilities, safes and satellite TVs as standard.

Kapadokya Lodge Hotel, Cappadocia (two nights)

Taking its architectural inspiration from the unique landscapes that surround it, this comfortable hotel offers a buffet restaurant, which is open for both breakfast and dinner, and a bar with a menu of local wines and an open fireplace. There's also a pool bar and a disco bar. The leisure facilities here include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis, table tennis and volleyball. Kapadokya Lodge Hotel holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, Pamukkale (one night)

The hotel is located just next to the ancient thermal city of Hierapolis' ruins and was the first five-star hotel in the area. Guest rooms come with Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, minibars and hairdryers as standard, as well as 24-hour room service. There are three restaurants and five bars, one of which is set by the pool. There are also indoor thermal swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and Turkish bath, and a fitness centre.

Suhan 360 Hotel, Kusadasi (one night)

This elegant hotel offers ample opportunity for relaxation, thanks to the plush guest rooms and Ephesus Spa, which is on hand with skin-beautifying and pampering treatments. There's also a fitness centre. The restaurant offers a tempting buffet breakfast, with both hot and cold dishes, whilst the lobby bar serves carefully concocted cocktails 24/7.

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale (one night)

Set just a 20-minute drive away from Troy, this modern hotel is home to six bars, a buffet-style restaurant which offers views over the Strait and a Turkish restaurant. The leisure facilities extend to both indoor and outdoor pools, and a luxury spa. Guest rooms come with Wi-Fi and air conditioning as standard, as well as minibars and satellite TVs.

Midtown Hotel Istanbul, Kocatepe Mahallesi, Lamartin Cd. No:13, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey (your first and last destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Return flights are included from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester or Dublin to Istanbul, Turkey, with Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Atlasglobal, or BMI Regional (airlines subject to change).

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator Exoticca. This includes departure times as well as flight numbers.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website. Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price.

Your outbound or inbound flight may be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

At the time of booking Exoticca will book the best available airfare for the selected date.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will also call you directly to confirm your booking.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Exoticca with ATOL number 11248 and your contract is with that company. Exoticca booking conditions are available from http://www.exoticca.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

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Highlights

  • Taking a boat trip on the Bosphorus - the channel that separates Europe and Asia
  • Seeing the strange rock formations of the Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia
  • Visiting cotton Castle - a natural wonder of gigantic white waterfalls, stalactites and natural pools

Second opinion

  • For more information on Midtown Hotel Istanbul, visit their website or read previous visitor reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Kapadokya Lodge Hotel, visit their website or read previous visitor reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, visit their website or read previous visitor reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Suhan 360 Hotel, visit their website or read previous visitor reviews on TripAdvisor
  • For more information on Kolin Hotel, visit their website or read previous visitor reviews on TripAdvisor
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