Treasures of Türkiye (Turkey)

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From the unique rock formations and soaring hot air balloons in Cappadocia to the marvelous cities of Istanbul and Ankara, our Treasures of Türkiye tour takes us to the country’s most captivating sights and scenic landscapes. In Istanbul, we visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Spice Market, and Grand Bazaar. In Ankara, we’ll visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk and delve into history at the Anatolian Civilization Museum. We’ll make our way to Cappadocia via the scenic countryside and explore the Open Air Museum in the Goreme Valley and the Kaymakli Underground City. Then, we’ll travel through beautiful Konya to reach Antalya, a town overlooking the Turquoise Coast with a lovely Old Town. We’ll also visit the incredible Pamukkale hot springs and Ephesus, where we’ll see the Temple of Artemis and much more. We’ll round out our trip with stops at the historical and classical cities of Pergamum, Canakkale, and Troy.

Note: The spelling of the country’s name was updated from “Turkey” to “Türkiye” in early 2022 to best represent and express “the culture, civilization, and values of the Turkish nation in the best way.”

Itinerary at a Glance

2024 Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Istanbul
  • 1 night in Ankara
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia
  • 2 nights in Antalya
  • 2 nights in Kuşadası
  • 1 night Canakkale
  • 1 night in Istanbul

Tour Highlights

  • Blue Mosque & Topkapi Palace (Istanbul)
  • Grand Bazaar & Spice Market (Istanbul)
  • Cappadocia Rock Formations
  • Turquoise Coast (Antalya)
  • Pamukkale hot springs
  • Ephesus & the House of Virgin Mary
  • Acropolis (Pergamum)
  • Troy
  • Wine tastings
  • Lunch at a Women's Coop

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Turkey ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at first class hotels
  • 21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 9 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
  • English-speaking tour director throughout

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

2024 Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul

Day 3: Istanbul – Ankara

Day 4: Ankara – Cappadocia

Day 5: Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia – Konya – Antalya

Day 7: Antalya at Leisure

Day 8: Antalya – Pamukkale – Kuşadası

Day 9: Ephesus & Sirince Excursion

Day 10: Kuşadası – Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale

Day 11: Canakkale – Istanbul

Day 12: Depart Istanbul

Guided Tour Pricing

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Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2024 Tours With Flights Tour Only  
Sep 11–23
$3,899 $3,399
Sep 12–23
$2,599 $2,099
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Sep 25–Oct 7
$3,899 $3,399
Sep 26–Oct 7
$2,599 $2,099
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Oct 9–21
$3,899 $3,399
Oct 10–21
$2,599 $2,099
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Afternoon Bosphorus Cruise

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride

Whirling Dervishes Performance

Tour to Perge, Aspendos and Antalya Archeological Museum

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

All ancient sites have some steps and uneven surfaces with easy to moderate walking conditions. There are three days of long drives with sightseeing stops en route.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.


Peggy A

3 months ago
The sights and people on the tour were amazing. Great trip. This was my first ever group tour and it went well.

Elizabeth Y

3 months ago
SmarTours has incredible itineraries and value. First class hotels with exceptional food and travel experiences you will treasure forever. Knowledgeable and friendly guides will enjoy the journey and discovery with you.

Karen G

3 months ago
Fabulous trip to fantastic country. Felt very safe. Best Tour guide and bus driver!!!!!!

Alan L

4 months ago
A very good tour - a great tour director, fabulous sightseeing, very good accommodation and good meals.

Naomi K

4 months ago
Great trip


4 months ago
Assume your guy(Anour) hope spell his name correct, very thing was great

Terence D

5 months ago
Smartours does it again! This was our 5th time with them and the quality is always consistent. Our guide Evrin was knowledgeable and entertaining. Turkey surprised us with its modernity as well as fabulous historical sights. Our hotels were top notch. If you go, the optional hot air balloon ride at Cappidocia is worth every penny! DONT MISS THIS OPTION!

Radha R

8 months ago
Overall a pleasant experience at an excellent price package.

Rietta K

8 months ago
guide was excellent


8 months ago
Our guide was amazing, he was incredibly knowledgeable about the history, culture, and geology of the country. the country itself is a treasure trove of stunning locals of mythic proportions. I highly recommend this trip for anyone who would like to learn a little more about this particular region of the world with a knowledgeable guide and not have to worry about the logistics aspect of navigating such a large country.