"Welcome to a vast nation that is diverse, beautiful and fascinating."

Take in the wonders of Istanbul, the natural treasures of Pamukkale and Cappadocia, and the historical monuments of Troy, Ephesus and Mount Nemrut.

This fabulous journey encompasses Turkey's many highlights. The comprehensive tour travels from the Byzantine capital, through Anatolia, to the Black Sea coast, before ending in the far eastern regions. Enjoy sightseeing in stunning Istanbul before exploring the unique landscapes of Pamukkale and Cappadocia.

Itinerary

Day 2 Istanbul

Day 2 Istanbul

Morning tour of Istanbul, including Hagia Sofia, a church built in the 6th century.

Day 3 Canakkale

Day 3 Canakkale

Morning drive to Canakkale. Tour of the Gallipoli battlefield, scene of the aborted Allied invasion of 1915.

Day 4 Izmir

Day 4 Izmir

Depart from Canakkale and drive to Izmir, stopping en route to visit Troy.

Day 5 Pamukkale

Day 5 Pamukkale

Morning drive to the ruins of Hierapolis and the travertine terraces and hot springs at Pamukkale.

Day 9 Cappadocia

Day 9 Cappadocia

Full-day tour of the region, visiting the Unesco world heritage sites of Goreme National Park and Kaymakli.

Day 10 Adana

Day 10 Adana

Drive to Adana, visiting the 10th-century Eskigumus monastery.

Day 11 Gaziantep

Day 11 Gaziantep

Morning visits to the second-century Roman bridge and the six minaret Sabanci Central mosque.

Day 12 Sanliurfa

Day 12 Sanliurfa

Drive from Gaziantep to Sanliurfa, via Halfeti, best known for its black coloured roses.

Day 13 Harran

Day 13 Harran

Formerly a large city on the eastern trade routes, Harran is now celebrated for its conical houses.

Day 14 Mount Nemrut

Day 14 Mount Nemrut

Drive from Sanliurfa to Mount Nemrut, via the Ataturk dam, a marvel of modern engineering.

Day 15 Mardin

Day 15 Mardin

Morning drive to Mardin, via Diyarbakir. Situated close to the Togris river, Diyarbakir is the largest city in south-east Turkey.

Day 16 Mardin

Day 16 Mardin

Morning tour of the city, including the Sabanci Museum, the monastery and the city museum.

Day 18 Van

Day 18 Van

Morning visit to the ruined Urartian fortress of Cavustepe, followed by a tour of Hosap Castle.

Day 20 Kars

Day 20 Kars

Drive to Dogubeyazit to Kars with a visit en route to Ani.

Day 21 Erzurum

Day 21 Erzurum

Morning tour of Kars Castle. Drive to Erzurum through the region's tea plantations.

Day 22 Trabzon

Day 22 Trabzon

Drive to Trabzon, stopping at the Sumela monastery complex en route to see its frescoes.

Day 23 Amasya

Day 23 Amasya

Morning drive to Amasya. View the rock tombs of the Pontic Kings.

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