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  • UNESCO Heritage site
  • St. Sophia Museum
  • Blue Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace
Starting and ending in Istanbul, the Magic Carpet Tour trip is a guided city sightseeing tour that takes 10 days. You will travel through Istanbul in Turkey. Magic Carpet Tour is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Discover the wonders of Turkey on this 10 day tour which starts in cosmopolitan Istanbul and visit the Gallipoli Battlefields, Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus before heading inland to see the natural wonders of Pamukkale and Cappadocia with its lunar-like landscape.
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Istanbul at Port Bosphorus Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel / Lalahan Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Istanbul at Port Bosphorus Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel / Lalahan Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast
One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Çanakkale at MD Barbaros Hotel (Special Class)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Kuşadası at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Kuşadası at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Pamukkale at Colossae Thermal Hotel (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!
Accommodation
  • Overnight Cappadocia at Elevres Stone House Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Cappadocia at Elevres Stone House Hotel (Boutique)
Meals
  • Breakfast and dinner
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.
Accommodation
  • Overnight Istanbul at Port Bosphorus Hotel (4 star)
Meals
  • Breakfast
After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 2 Overnight Istanbul at Port Bosphorus Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel / Lalahan Hotel / Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)
  • 1 Overnight Çanakkale at MD Barbaros Hotel (Special Class)
  • 2 Overnight Kuşadası at Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)
  • 1 Overnight Pamukkale at Colossae Thermal Hotel (4 star)
  • 2 Overnight Cappadocia at Elevres Stone House Hotel (Boutique)
  • 1 Overnight Istanbul at Port Bosphorus Hotel (4 star)
Meal
  • 9 breakfast and 6 dinner
Transport
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
Guide
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Others
  • Entrance fees
what’s excluded
  • Tips for any guides and/or drivers
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Optional activities
    • Any international flights are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
    • Travel insurance is not included in this Magic Carpet Tour tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads
Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for Magic Carpet Tour
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A deposit of 2790 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 23 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Magic Carpet Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Magic Carpet Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.
5. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Magic Carpet Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
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