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Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

1. Gallipoli Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Take a trip into the past on a full-day tour of Gallipoli from Istanbul, traveling by air-conditioned minibus to the battlefields and war memorials of the ANZAC campaign of the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Depart Istanbul early in the morning, stopping en route for refreshments. Upon arrival on the Gallipoli Peninsula, your tour will focus on the ANZAC sector of the infamous battlefields. Stop at 11 different points of interest to learn more about the fateful events of the Australian and New Zealand troops, including ANZAC Cove where the troops first landed and set up base. Go to Beach Cemetery, where many of the soldiers who died during the Battle of Gallipoli were buried. Pause to reflect at the Lone Pine Memorial, one of 5 memorials on the peninsula that commemorate servicemen of the former British Empire killed in the campaign but who have no known grave. Visit the battlefields of The Nek and Chunuk Bair, where experienced guides will paint a picture that brings the war to life. Then, return to Istanbul by comfortable 25-seat minibus for a hotel drop off and the end of the tour services.

Ankara: Private Tour with a Local

2. Ankara: Private Tour with a Local

With this welcoming tour, transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as it is the places you see. Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his or her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, discover the easiest ways to get around and learn about the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information needed to make the most of your stay.

Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

3. Ankara: Guided Walking Tour

Join your guide as you set out to discover Ankara. Visit the city's most charming neighborhoods and see the Alâeddin Mosque, the oldest mosque in Ankara. Hear fascinating facts and intriguing tales as you explore Ankara with your guide. Find out what makes this city unique and what life is like for the locals who call it home.

Ankara: Private Romantic Tour

4. Ankara: Private Romantic Tour

Discover the romantic side of the charismatic city of Ankara with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour.  Take a walk through the Kuğulu Park and see beautiful swans passing by.  Soak in the spectacular views of the city from the famous spot of Ankara Kalesi. Hear about many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends. Find the best place in the city for a date and to take the most beautiful photos. Admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the spectacular city of Ankara on a romantic tour. This tour is especially recommended to take around Saint Valentine Period.

Private Daily Cappadocia With a Hot Air Ballon Tour

5. Private Daily Cappadocia With a Hot Air Ballon Tour

The first stop on your tour will be the Red Valley, where you will explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike through the colorful and breathtaking fairy chimneys. After four kilometers of hiking, you will visit Cavusin (a Greek village), famous for its rock-cut churches. After lunch, you will visit the one of the most magical places in the region, the Kaymaklı underground city. This is the largest underground city in Cappadocia. After Kaymaklı, visit the Pigeon Valley, famous for its dovecotes. The last stop is Ortahisar Castle, where you will see the biggest fairy chimney in Cappadocia. 

Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

6. Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Tour

This full-day tour begins in the Devrent Valley, known for its spectacular fairy chimneys and landscapes. Continue with a visit to Pasabag, or Valley of the Monks, to admire the double and triple-headed rock formations. Stop to enjoy lunch at Avanos, best known for its pottery and the Red River. Continue to the Goreme Open-Air Museum in the heart of Cappadocia. The museum is well known for wall paintings that date to the 10th century, depicting the life of Jesus Christ and monks of that time. The last stop on the tour is the Uchisar Castle, which is one of the most massive fairy chimney formations in the region.

Ankara: Unlimited 4G Internet in Turkey with Pocket WiFi

7. Ankara: Unlimited 4G Internet in Turkey with Pocket WiFi

Enjoy a pocket hotspot device rental service. Access the web throughout Turkey. Avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to insecure public internet points and, most importantly, save yourself the time and hassle of looking for free Wi-Fi every time you need an internet connection. With this service, you won’t have to change your sim card during your vacation or buy a high-cost data package in advance. This is an unlimited package at truly 4G/LTE speed - it is secure and works everywhere in Turkey. There are no speed limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more. Please note that mobile operators sources may affect speed. Order your pocket WiFi device and have it shipped to your destination before you arrive. You also have the option of picking it up at the airport upon your arrival. When you get there, you’ll be ready to enjoy unlimited WiFi throughout your trip. In order to receive the package on time, please provide your mobile number with country code.

From Istanbul: 8-Day Turkey Highlights Tour & Accommodation

8. From Istanbul: 8-Day Turkey Highlights Tour & Accommodation

Day 1 Welcome to Istanbul. After picking you up from the airport, we’ll drop you off at your hotel for a free day. Overnight Istanbul 4 star Port Bosphorus Hotel or similar Day 2 Topkapi Palace (including Hagia Irene), Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, and Hippodrome. In the afternoon, cruise between two continents Europe and Asia with an optional 'Half day Bosphorus cruise.' Overnight Istanbul 4 star Port Bosphorus Hotel (B) or similar Day 3 After breakfast, we travel to Ankara, the country's capital, to see Anitkabir, Mustafa Ataturk's Mausoleum, before Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia Boutique Cave Gamirasu Hotel (B, D) or similar Day 4 Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, as well as the numerous levels of an underground city, marvel at Cappadocia's lunar scenery. Don't miss the optional Turkish folklore event featuring folklore and belly dancers tonight. Overnight Cappadocia Boutique Cave Gamirasu Hotel (B, D) or similar Day 5 Pigeon Valley and Red Valley, an underground city after touring the cave churches, then Cavusin, and finally Avanos town, where we learn about hand-made pottery. Overnight Cappadocia Boutique Cave Gamirasu Hotel (B, D) or similar Day 6 We leave Cappadocia and cross the Tekir plateau. The Seljuk Karatay Caravansaray will be our first stop along the route. Pinarbasi for a quick tea break. The old Severus (Cendere) Bridge and the Karakus Tumulus, where members of the royal family were buried, after visiting Arsemia, the former capital of the Commagene Kingdom. We'll head to Mt Nemrut, climb the mountain, see the spectacular sunrise across the plateau, and see the gigantic old rock statues. Overnight Adiyaman 3 star Euphrat Hotel Nemrut (D) or similar Day 7 Today we drive to Sanliurfa, stopping along the way to see Turkey's largest dam, the Ataturk Dam. After a short rest, we drive to Gobekli Tepe, which is thought to be the world's oldest temple and predates Stonehenge by 6,000 years. We then travel to Harran. We will explore the ruins of Harran, which include the city walls, the oldest Islamic university, and an eighteenth-century castle. We will then return to Sanliurfa and have the opportunity to visit Mevlid-i Halil Mosque, where you will be able to explore the Prophet Abraham Cave and the Pools of the Holy Carp that surround it, as well as meander about the oriental covered bazaar. Overnight Sanliurfa (Urfa) Boutique Narlı Ev Butik Hotel (B, D) or similar Day 8 Depart Sanliurfa for Gaziantep to see the world's largest mosaic museum, which houses the iconic 'Gypsy Girl' mosaic. Then Hatay to see the incredible Roman Titus tunnel. Hatay is a city with a fascinating past. The Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires all left their imprint here, as have Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Antakya, or biblical Antioch, Hatay's capital. A flight to Istanbul is included. The tour has come to an end at Istanbul Airport.

Goreme: Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimney Tours

9. Goreme: Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimney Tours

On this tour, have the chance to see both the most historical and the most fascinating natural wonders of the area. Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys and natural rock formations. Drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles and the biggest monoliths in Cappadocia.  Next, drive to the city of Avanos. In the afternoon, visit another beautiful Goreme Open Air Museum 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 and Kaymaklı Underground City.

Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise

10. Istanbul: Golden Horn & Bosphorus Day Cruise

During your full-day tour in Istanbul you’ll see many of this fascinating city’s top sights, from the land and the water. Start out at the Suleymaniye Mosque, dating from the middle of the 16th century and then take in the city walls, which are among the most fascinating Byzantine remains in Turkey. Visit the Chora Church, with its stunning mosaics. Head up Pierre Loti Hill for spectacular views of the Golden Horn. Take a cruise on the Bosphorus, and see some of the renowned wooden houses along the shores. You’ll also see the Rumeli Fortress from the sea. After the cruise your guide will take you to visit the Spice Bazaar. This famous, covered bazaar is busy at all hours of the day. Your final stop on the tour is the Rustempasa Mosque, also dating from the 16th century. It was built by one of the Grand Viziers of the Ottoman Empire who was married to the daughter of Suleyman the Magnificent.

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4.8 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Gökçer did an amazing job showing us around. He asked us what we are interested in and planned the tour accordingly. He also showed us where the best restaurants are and where to get cheap groceries, to save our money for other things. He also is a great photographer and took amazing shots of us. Thank you so much

Our guide was great! Such extensive knowledge about the Anzac wars and perfect stopping points to see key landmarks. For a day trip, it is a loooong day because Gallipoli is about 4-5 hours out of Istanbul. If you don’t mind the long travel, this is such a great trip!!

I had some mislead about Ankara and no one recommended but because of Husain the guide I think Ankara worth it because he showed us some details and spots plus valuable information about mosques and castle & museums and local good restaurants

The tour was excellent! Very knowledgeable and friendly guide! It was awesome to hear stories from both sides. Excellent English!

Excellent service, high speed uninterrupted internet. Thanks