Treasures of Türkiye (Turkey)

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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.

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.

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

  • 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
  • 20 meals: 11 full buffet breakfasts, 9 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
  • English-speaking tour director throughout

Tour Itinerary

Map

Click the Day-by-Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) 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 Sep. 2, 2022 to get the best price. The starting prices below reflect a $100 discount applied when you pay by echeck.

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from New York (JFK). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

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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.

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Whirling Dervishes Performance

Tour to Perge, Aspendos and Antalya Archeological Museum

Reviews

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!

Deanna K

We've been on several SmarTours and this may be our favorite. The hotels were nice, food good and our tour director, Fatih, was GREAT. He is very knowledgeable about the history and a great story teller with a wonderful sense of humor. He kept us organized and had every detail in hand. He really seemed to enjoy what he was doing and didn't have the "I've said all this stuff a thousand times before" attitude. We flew on Turkish Airline, and were impressed. They were on time, the food and service was better than most. If you are concerned about the safety of visiting Turkey, don't be. The agenda is no where any troubled borders. We always felt safe.

Barbara

We had the most amazing trip to Turkey, thanks in large part to our phenomenal guide, Aykud Uzun. He is so knowledgeable and caring, and so enthusiastic about everything we visited. Turkey is a must see. So much history and a fascinating place to visit. The trip was very well organized and great value.

charles c

We were amazed about how modern Turkey was. Its highway system rivals the USA. Poverty and slums were practically non-existant. Our hotels were very nice and every Turk we interacted with was courteous and responsive. Judging by the number of Turkish flags we saw flying,I would say they are quite patriotic. Prices there are quite good,compared to western Europe. There are a number of fabulous ruins that are included in the trip. Be sure and take a balloon ride in Cappodocia($225pp)--well worth the trip ! Sali,guide, and his helpers were great to work with. All in all, a great trip we would love to take again. (We went 5/7-20/14 )

Diego F

was excellent, i have a great time, always feel like VIP guest, nice hotels. food, all places i have a preference entrance, never care about my bags, i just relax and enjoy that beautiful country. This is a good choice of price and service. Este tour es excelente, el trato fue de VIP, los hoteles muy buenos, la comida, todo el plan deacuerdo a lo estipulado, nunca tube que cargar mi equipaje, lo recomiendo muy bien, Turquia es un bellos pais, que vale la pena conocer, y este tour combina comodidad y buen precio... gracias

Rose N

I just returned home last night from my Treasures of Turkey tour and I must say the entire trip program was a delight and very interesting. I did not know that Turkey had such a strong early Christian history. The trip was fantastic with wonderful scenery throughout. Nesli was our tour guide and she was a total professional. I had a wonderful tour in Turkey with great hotels, wonderful food and the Turkish people were very warm hearted, This was my third smarTours and it will not be my last tour with smarTours.. Thanks for a wonderful trip with great value.
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