Treasures of Türkiye (Turkey)

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  • $ 1,799
    Tour Only
  • $ 2,999
    Flights Included
  • 13
    Days
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ISTANBUL, ANKARA, CAPPADOCIA, ANTALYA, PAMUKKALE, IZMIR, EPHESUS, CANAKKALE, AND TROY

The spelling of the country’s name was updated in early 2022 to best represent and express “the culture, civilization, and values of the Turkish nation in the best way.” From the unique rock formations and soaring hot air balloons in Cappadocia to the marvelous cities of Istanbul and Ankara, our air-inclusive Treasures of Türkiye tour shows you the country’s most captivating sights and scenic landscapes. On your days of Istanbul, we bring you to the Blue Mosque, Byzantine Basilica, Spice Market, and Grand Bazaar. In Ankara, you’ll visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk and delve into history at the Anatolian Civilization Museum. Make your way to Cappadocia via the scenic countryside to discover the Open Air Museum in the Goreme Valley and explore the Kaymakli Underground City. Then, travel through beautiful Konya to reach Antalya, where you’ll have time to explore its archeological wonders and enjoy your seaside resort hotel overlooking the Turquoise Coast. We also bring you to the incredible Pamukkale hot springs before taking you to Izmir for an Ephesus excursion, which includes the Temple of Artemis and much more. Round out this trip with stops at the historical and classical cities of Pergamum, Canakkale, and Troy.

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

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

Tour Highlights

  • Blue Mosque (Istanbul)
  • Spice Market (Istanbul)
  • Grand Bazaar (Istanbul)
  • Cappadocia Rock Formations
  • Turquoise Coast (Antalya)
  • Ephesus Excursion
  • House of Virgin Mary (Ephesus)
  • Acropolis (Pergamum)
  • Dardanelles

Activity Level: Discoverer

Your Tour Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Turkey ground transportation and transfers
  • Accommodations at first class hotels
  • 21 meals: 11 full buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
  • English-speaking tour director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Map

Click the Day-by-Day itinerary below to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Depart USA

Day 2: Arrive Istanbul (Türkiye)

Day 3: Istanbul

Day 4: Istanbul/Ankara

Day 5: Ankara/Cappadocia

Day 6: Cappadocia

Day 7: Cappadocia/Konya/Antalya

Day 8: Antalya

Day 9: Pamukkale/Izmir

Day 10: Ephesus Excursion

Day 11: Pergamum/Troy/Canakkale

Day 12: Canakkale/Istanbul

Day 13: Istanbul/USA

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Dec. 30, 2022 to get the best price.

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.

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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

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 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) 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

Reviews

Robyn S

Absolutely an amazing trip everyone should have a chance to go to Turkey

Liz K

This was a fabulous trip. Our tour guide was exceptional.

Alison P

One of the best tours that I have ever taken! This country is rich in culture and history! This trip takes you in and amazes you throughout the entire journey! This was an adventure of a lifetime!

Kathy M

Turkey was amazing! Turkey was very safe and we were impressed with everyday life in Turkey! My favorite was Cappadocia with hot air ballooning as well as cave tunnels and homes that dated to BC era! Our tour guide was professional and kept us informed! The historical aspect of trip was profound and the city of Troy does exist! A trip not to be missed!

Kathy M

Turkey trip was excellent! We always felt very safe and were extremely impressed with everyday life in Turkey! It was enhanced by the professionalism of our tour guide. The historical sites were amazing and the city of Troy truly exists! Hot air ballooning was not to be missed! Cappadocia was my favorite with the cave tunnels that have existed since about 2000 BC. From swimming in the Mediterranean in Antalya to the bazaars in Istanbul, trip was amazing!

Allen

First SmartTours tour & was never disappointed. Took in a lot, but lots to see in Turkey. Greeted cordially & Tour guide was prepared with wealth of knowledge & so helpful. Bus & driver ; comfortable & competent. Blown away by accommodations & food. Ton's of Fun... What a deal! Would do it again in a minute with SmartTours.

Jean G

We just returned from our trip to Turkey (April 2019). We found Turkey modern, safe, and full of history and surprises. Our tour guide, Meri Boyacioglu, was outstanding. She was informed, extremely pleasant, and made decisions that made our trip comfortable and memorable. We could not have duplicated Treasures of Turkey for the very reasonable price that Smartours offered. The bus trips between sites was on an air conditioned, spacious bus that also provided wifi. Wifi was appreciated for the travel days. I highly recommend this experience with Smartours.

Jean G

We just finished The Treasures of Turkey tour and had a wonderful time. Our guide, Mari Boyacioglu was informed, good natured, knowledgeable, funny, and organized (tolerant too!). The tour included so much history and Mary enriched each site with stories, facts, and extras. We particularly enjoyed Cappadocia and Antalya. Cappadocia was in the mountains and Antalya was on the Mediterranean so there is a wide variety of experience.

Linda

We experienced this tour over the last two weeks of September 2015. Wonderful, interesting, and educational in all respects. Historical sites awe-inspiring. Guide, Dilek, most friendly and extremely knowledgeable about her country, providing great explanations concerning all sites visited; our bus driver terrific and most patient. Accommodations top notch. The Turkish people are very friendly and hospitable to their foreign guests. Our group was most compatible adding to a positive experience. A tour and country to visit we highly recommend.

Jane K

This tour was great. Our tour Director has been doing this for years. He is a gem and very knowledgable and funny. I would definitely book with Smartours again.

Kathleen R

Treasures of Turkey was a wonderful mixture of interesting cities, historic sites, seaside settings on the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. Our guide, Oguz Atici, was knowledgeable and clearly loved this history and culture of his country. We covered nearly 2000 miles in a comfortable bus with an unbeatable driver. This is a tough time for Turkey but I wish the best for this beautiful and welcoming country.

Neil R

I could not have guessed how great this tour was before going. Everything was superior at an unbelievable low cost. Turkey is absolutely safe and the people are friendly. Have no fears and do this tour. Fahti, our guide, was AWESOME.

GARY T

This tour was fantastic and our tour guide Fahti (spelling) was out of the world. He was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond. On the first day, another guest had a problem with seating. (it was the guest's problem..not the tour guides) and Fahti was able to handle the complaint. To be fair, the guest was very unkind to the Fahti, but Fahti turned it around. The tour was beyond great!!! thanks..

Roberta C

This was our first time with SmarTours and we were so pleased with everything about it, from Turkish Air, the hotels, food, excellent tours, and our fabulous guide, Fatih. We really appreciated Fatih's openness, sense of humor, and his enthusiasm in sharing Turkey with us really gave us a much greater appreciation of Turkey. We were amazed at what a great value our SmarTours was!

Sofia

This was an incredible vacation, everything went perfecly, the hotels were excellent, the food delicious, the entire trip program was fantastic. Our tour director Fatih was great, he loves his country and thanks of his knowledge of history, culture, stories, great attitude and his good sense of humor make this trip unforgettable for everyone!
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