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Delights of Turkey

Istanbul Return

Trip Code: EGTT9
9 Days
14 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • Eight nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 14 meals - 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners and 1 light supper
  • Transfers, tipping and entrance fees
  • All flights within Turkey

Travel & Accommodation

Turkish Delights in Spice Bazaar

Turkish Temptations

Sample a variety of Turkish Delight flavours during a tour through a spice market.

Gallipoli ANZAC Canakkle Martyrsa Memorial

A Tribute to the ANZACs

Discover World War I sites along the Gallipoli Peninsula which tell of the legendary story of the ANZACs.

Cappadocia in Turkey

Stay Among the Fairy Chimneys

In Cappadocia, stay at the Kapadokya Lodge, built to blend seamlessly with the enchanting rocky landscape.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, meals, tipping and flights as per itinerary
  • Internal flights in Turkey include 20kg of luggage
  • Please note, some restaurants and hotels do not serve alcohol in Turkey
  • Prices are for land and flights as specified only
TM Egypt & Jordan 2020/21 EGTT9
Istanbul Return

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Today you will arrive in Istanbul. We’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. During a Welcome Dinner at your hotel, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director.

Stay: Two Nights, Radisson Blu Istanbul Pera

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Delight in a tasting of Turkey's famous dessert. Lemon, rosewater and bergamot orange are among the many traditional Turkish Delight flavours you can sample.


Begin your explorations at Topkapı Palace, which once served as the main residence of the Ottoman sultans, now a museum housing relics from the Ottoman Empire. Next up, head to the Basilica of St Sophia to see ancient mosaics and Byzantine art. After stopping for lunch at leisure, visit the iconic Blue Mosque. Make sure to have your cameras at the ready; this mosque is one of Istanbul's most photographed buildings. Inside is even more beautiful, the thousands of blue Iznik tiles cover the interior of the mosque, which lend to its name. The rest of the afternoon is spent in the Spice Market. Here, enjoy an Insider Experience. Tonight, perhaps join an optional Bosporus cruise.

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Front view of blue mosque in istanbul with orange flowers in foreground, Turkey

Board your coach this morning on the road to Gallipoli. En route, stop at Tekirdağ, a small town that overlooks the Sea of Marmara. In Gallipoli, enjoy time for lunch at leisure. It's then onto the sites of Gallipoli. Start at ANZAC Cove, the landing site of the ANZACs on 25th April 1915. Continue to Lone Pine Memorial and finish at Chunuk Bair Memorial, when you can pay tribute to fallen New Zealand soldiers. Afterwards, at the port of Eceabat, a ferry awaits to take you to Çanakkale where dinner will be served in your hotel.

Stay: Çanakkale, Kolin Hotel

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  • Dinner

Today, dive head first into history with a visit to the ancient city of Troy. See the World Heritage archaeological site and hear the legends surrounding the city's ruins. Moving on to the village of Bergama, discover the ruins of Pergamon. Within this ancient city, you'll encounter the Acropolis, the Temple of Athena and the Library of Pergamon. After time to wander around these historic sites, continue to Izmir, a city on the brink of the Aegean Sea. Tonight, fresh seafood is on the menu for dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Renaissance Izmir

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  • Dinner

Literally translated from Turkish to 'cotton castle', you'll head to Pamukkale today. The crisp, white travertine stone terraces slope down a steep hillside, holding pools of mineral-rich water. This really is a sight to behold. Nearby, the World Heritage Roman city of Hierapolis is made up of temples, bath houses and a theatre. Return to Izmir in the late afternoon and enjoy leisure time.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Feel at one with your surrounds with a stay at the Kapadokya Lodge in Cappadocia, famous for its unique location and enchanting landscape


Following breakfast, make your way to Ephesus, a World Heritage ancient Greek city. Take a wander through the crumbling marble streets before checking out the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. Lunch is enjoyed at a local restaurant before you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Arrive at your unique hotel which blends into its surrounds, the Kapadokya Lodge, where you'll enjoy a light supper.

Stay: Two Nights, Kapadokya Lodge, Cappadocia

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  • Dinner

There's a chance to make today truly special with an optional hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. This morning, see the formations from ground level at Pigeon Valley, and be sure to take plenty of photos while you're here. Next up, head to Göreme Open-Air Museum. Here, see the churches and monasteries carved into rock faces. Spend time wandering Göreme town at your leisure. Back aboard your coach, it's onwards to Avanos, a town famous for pottery. We can see examples of pottery from as early as the second millennium BC at a traditional ceramic facility. Perhaps spend the evening on an optional activity.

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Enjoy a leisurely start to your morning before venturing to Kaymaklı Underground City. Descend below ground level and discover over one hundred tunnels leading to rooms which once were family homes, stables, cellars and churches since the 7th century BC. This afternoon, be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. On arrival at your hotel, come together once more for a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Radisson Blu Istanbul Pera

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Your exciting Turkey adventure comes to an end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

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