11 Day
Asia Minor Tour

11 Days Asia Minor Tour €1.099 / per person

  • Tour is available every day, all year long.
  • You can customize this as you wish.
  • You can join our small group tour or we can organise the tour privately only for your party.

INCLUDED

  • All accomodation B&B at choise of selected 3-4-5 star, boutique or cave hotels
  • All seightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program
  • All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Domestic flight tickets (May be operated by Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, Atlas Jet, Sun Express, Onur Airlines or Pegasus Airlines)
  • All tours with English speaking guidance licenced by ministry of culture and tourism
  • All transport with new & AC vehicles
  • All airport transfer throughout the trip
  • All parking fees, ferry tools and petrol
  • All entrance fees and taxes

EXCLUDED

  • International airfare to Turkey
  • Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personel expenses, posters, tips

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Istanbul – Airport Transfer

Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. You may join our optional Dinner Cruise tour depends on your arrival today.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 : Explore the Old City – Full Day Guided Tour

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar.

Overnight Istanbul

Day 3 : Jewels of Istanbul – Full Day Guided Tour

Today you will visit Dolmabahce Palace. Pierre Loti Hill, Camlica Hill. Also will have a Bosphorus Cruise experience.

A flyover by Cable Car Enjoy the beautiful view from cable car all the way down to the Pierre Loti hill. City walls, Beylerbeyi Palace, Rumeli Fortress, and wooden villas an amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA sightseeing by boat.  Visiting Camlica Hill After across to Asia have this great experience cross from Europe to Asia by bus on Bosphorus Bridge. After the tour back to the hotel.

Overnight Istanbul

 

Day 4 : Gallipoli – Full Day Guided Tour

After breakfast, you say goodbye to Istanbul. One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey today you visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli. Includes Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Memorials, and Trenches.

Overnight Canakkale

Day 5 : Troy& Pergamon – Full Day Guided Tour

This morning you visit the legendary city of TROY, home of the famed Trojan Horse, and then tour to Pergamon which is one of the seven churches of revelation.

Overnight Kusadasi

 

Day 6 : Explore Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) – Full Day Guided Tour

After breakfast, you heading to the magnificent White calcium terraces, known as Cotton Castle (Pamukkale) where you also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. This city was used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Today bring your swimsuit with you because you will have time to enjoy the thermal water of Pamukkale.

Overnight Pamukkale

Day 7 : Explore Ephesus & Fly to Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour

Absorb yourself in history today. Today you visit Ephesus, the Temple of Artemis, and the House of the Virgin Mary. Feel the mystical atmosphere of ancient times. Ephesus is one of the most important ancient cities in the World and it was the capital of Asia Minor.

After the tour, we will transfer you to the Istanbul Airport and you will take your flight to Cappadocia.  Upon your arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 8 : Explore Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Cappadocia, visiting Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Drive to pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open-air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. After the tour, we will be back at our hotel.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 9 : Explore Cappadocia – Full Day Guided Tour

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again depart for a full day Cappadocia tour. Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 10 : Konya City Tour - Full Day Guided Tour

Today you travel to Cappadocia following the ancient Silk Road. On the way, you visit Mevlana Museum and Sultanhani Caravansary which is the biggest and the most beautiful caravansary from Selcuk Turks Period. After the tour back to Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 11 : Departure from Turkey – Full Day Guided Tour

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye and transferred to the airport. Fly back to Istanbul.

 End of the service!!

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Entertainment

We will pick you up from Hotel at approximately 07:45 pm and transfer you to the Istanbul Kabatas Port from where your Dinner Cruise will commense.

You are in for a treat with our exciting dinner Cruise that presents you the beauty of Istanbul at night while
cruising the Bosphorus. You will dine on a delicious assortment of authentic Turkish Cuisine, PLUS you enjoy an outstanding Turkish Night of entertainment which will feature traditional dances from the seven different regions of Turkey as well as an oriental belly-dance show. Your performance will include Ottoman dancers, Romany Gypsy Girls, belly dancers, and the Asuk Masuk comedy team, etc. This is a night you will not forget and one loved by ALL our customers who have attended previous cruises. Your dinner cruise ends at about midnight,
at which time we will transfer you to the Hotel. .(50Euro Per Person)

Hamam

Well, the ritual is simple. You will find yourself in the warm Hamam ,a room filled with the sound of splashing water, the scent of soap, and wafting steam through which daily concerns and worries cannot penetrate. In the gentle moist heat your body relaxes, and your nerves are soothed. You sit down at one of the marble wash basins which line the walls, and adjusting the temperature of the water to a delicious warmth, dip the copper bathing bowl into the basin and tip the water over your head and body. Waves of relaxation seem to pour right through you as the water envelops your body.

Laying on the warm stone in the center of the room, your attendant will pour hot water on you and begin to scrub every square inch of your body. Basically, every millimeter of dead and dirty skin is scrubbed off, even the skin between your fingers and toes.Then you are given fresh towels and again brought to Sogukluk (the cool room) to rest, dry off and marvel at your glowing, soft as a baby’s skin.

Hodja Pasha Dervish Show Istanbul

Near the mighty Hagia Sophia Basilica and the magnificent Topkapi Palace, Hodjapsha Cultural Center is a delightful piece of the city’s striking cultural mosaic. Transformed from a large 15th-century hamam (Turkish bath), it now welcomes visitors under its high dome ceilings to showcase some of the best of this vast country’s traditions.

Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage
of Humanity. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to “perfection” through mind and love-a truly unmissable and astonishing experience of music and moves.

Jeep Safari Cappadocia

Jeep safari is one of best way explore Cappadocia , The daily Jeep Safari tour for you to experience the exciting landscapes.Drive with 4×4 jeeps. We start our adventure in Goreme winding our way through Zemi Valley to Urgup, Mustafapasa and the Uzengi River. We will drive by pigeon houses, orchards and grape vines used for local wine to the village of Ortahisar and the famous Roman Castle. After a short break in Ortahisar we continue off-road to Red Valley where we visit a cave church as well as the local cave depots – traditionally foods such as lemons and potatoes are stored year-round in caves, taking advantage of the perfect conditions of the caves. Mushrooms are also grown in the caves for local consumption. Next on the tour is lunch. We will enjoy lunch in Monks Valley (Pasabag) and continue off-road through Honey Valley to Uchisar. After another picture stop in Uchisar, we will drive off-road back to Goreme through the Pigeon and Babaccik Valleys.

Turkish Night

The Turkish Night Show highlights the dance traditions of various regions of Turkey, complete with traditional costumes and of course, exhilarating belly dancers. This lively performance is a great way to enjoy traditional Turkish music, dancing and join in the festivities during audience participation.Optional you could book with
dinner Turkish Night Show.

Hot Air Balloon Tour

Today very early in the morning we will depart for our amazing Balloon Tour we will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 04:30 am (depending on the location of your hotel) and transfer you to the balloon site where you will have the opportunity to watch the balloon being prepared for your flight as you enjoy a light breakfast snack; preparation time is generally 15-20 minutes. Your flight will begin at sunrise, where your pilot will climb about 3000 feet above ground level. It is from this elevation that you will marvel at the beauty of Cappadocia below you. During certain segments of the flight our pilots are also capable of flying as low as 1 meter above the rock formations which will allow you perfect photo taking opportunities. The Standard Flight is a total of 60 fascinating minutes. There will be a champagne celebration at end of the flight, and you will be presented with a Flight Certificate, signed by your pilot, as a souvenir reminder of this magnificent experience. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of your tour where you can rest, have breakfast, and then continue your day.

Dervish Show Cappadocia

The Whirling Dervishes is a Turkish experience that many come to Turkey wanting to see, it truly is an amazing performance to witness. This excursion is not like the other Turkish nights on offer in Cappadocia, as it only has
the Whirling Dervishes; no other dances are performed on the night. Dervishes as they share their religious enlightening ceremony with you.“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly – not one.” – Mevlana Rumi.You finish off the night with a drink called ‘Serbet’ after the ceremony concludes.

VISA

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Pannirselvam,
16 December, 2019
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The Land of Ancient History and Shopping Heaven Firstly thank you to Smart Turkey Tours for handling everything so perfectly from pick up at the airport until the last day dropping us off at the airport. We enjoyed every moment of the tour from the major city Istanbul through Canakkale, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya to Cappadocia. Fantastic architecture design and unbelievable nature beauty. Special thanks to our tour guide Selcuk Kaya whose detailed explanation about the ancient Anatolian civilazation to Ottoman up to Mustafa Kemal Atuturk, the founder of Turkish Republic was spectacular. Wish to see more amazing leader like this first President. Thank you again #Smart Turkey Tour for making our trip memorable one! p/s : Winter is still nice time to travel because less crowd. Just be prepared with good winter clothes
Kimsan G
09 October, 2019
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Incredible Turkey Just completed a 14 day customised tour with Smart Turkey. Covering Istanbul, Gallipoli, 7 Churches along the west coast and Cappadocia. What an amazing trip. Turkey is so rich in history, natural beauty, welcoming people culture and great food. Smart Turkey Tours planned and executed the whole trip flawlessly. The guides, Mr Serdar (for west turkey) and Zeki (for Cappadocia) were very knowledgeable, providing a rich background historical narrative to each site we visited. Making each visit more meaning and enjoyable. They were very accommodating and customised the length of visits to suit the family. Going out of the way to make the visit enjoyable. Kudos to Mr Metin for providing 1st class planning and support. Very responsive before the trip as well as during the trip. Replying to my queries at any time of the day. I would strongly recommend Smart Turkey Tours to my family and friends.
Louise L
08 June, 2019
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Smart Turkey Tours is the best! My 80 year old mom and I did a 14 day tour of Turkey. It was the most amazing experience! We travelled from Istanbul to Cannakale and from there to Kuşadasi and Cappadocia. Our tour guide, Selçuk was brilliant. His knowledge, demeanor and passion for his work made our trip fantastic! Our driver, Hakan, our dedicated driver is also to be recommended. Thank you Anil and Smart Turkey Tours for your effective organisation!
faisal othman
25 May, 2019
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I have a good time during my tour in turkey.our tour guide are awesome and friendly.feel like we have known a long time.my family and i feel very comfortable with him.thank smart turkey tour for the best experience during our visit.a memory that will never be forgotten.
ayon
23 May, 2019
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Superb! the hospitality and the trip was very fun and interesting. All places and tour was well arranged and I really enjoy my day in Turkey. Keep it up!
Miyaichi R
22 May, 2019
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Friendly Tour Guide Very good accommodation choices and flexible time arrangment. Very friendly tour guide. We have a very pleasant and wonderful time in Turkey. Missing Turkey already. The foods and snacks. The beutiful panorama. Beautiful scenes. Many places to snap photos and selfies. Really recommended.
Hernan M
27 March, 2018
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Excellent organization. Outstanding Tour Guide. Well recommended! If you are considering a trip to Turkey do not hesitate . . . We went for a 11-day tour around Turkey all arranged by Smart Turkey Tours and we had an unforgettable experience Our tour was arranged by a person called Sinan. They were supportive and responsive since the moment we contacted them, all the way through the tour and until we came back home. Organization was spotless: they tailored the tour according to our preferences, activities were always on time and as per the plan and transportation allocated to us was of great quality They assigned to us Serdar Özyilmaz as a tour guide. We suggest you ask if he is available when you visit Turkey. He is outstanding: polite, knowledgable, responsible and he enjoys his work; he always look for his customers satisfaction. In summary, our holidays were beyond our expectations and in great part thanks to Smart Turkey Tours and our guide Serdar.
Shabbir M
12 August, 2017
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Very Professional Service Provider We had a wonderful time at Turkey , all was well planned by Smart Tours and their Team , esp Mr Anil . All sightseeing and under our budget . Great Tour company to work with .
Shafia M
01 May, 2017
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Great service! The trip was amazing. My parents had an awesome time and loved Turkey. Anil was very organised and made sure that everything went smoothly. Will definitely recommend Smart Turkey Tours if you want to see Turkey. Wonderful service and very professional.
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