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Independent Turkey 

Combine Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Cappadocia and the Turquoise Coast on these holidays designed for the independent traveller.  Mix and match, upgrade your accommodation, choose only 2 or 3 key destinations if you are short on time, or on the contrary extend your holiday with a gulet cruise or extra nights if you have time to spare, upgrade to private sightseeing, include a cooking class .. the options to customise your Flexi Holiday are endless.

Departs: Daily - tailored to suit
Length: 11 days
Departure from: Istanbul
Arrival into: Cappadocia
Type of Holiday: Flexi Holiday


Day 1

Arrival private transfer from Istanbul airport to your hotel located in the old city



Today join a small group tour of Istanbul.  Start your day by visiting the stunning Topkapi Palace.  After lunch continue to the magnificent St. Sophia, the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque.  Finish your day at the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. (B,L)

Day 3

  Day at leisure to explore Istanbul - shopping, sightseeing .. the choice is yours. (B)

Day 4
Istanbul - Gallipoli - Eceabat

  This morning transfer by tourist bus to Eceabat.  After lunch depart on a guided tour of Gallipoli, visiting ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, Johnston's Jolly, the Nek Cemetery and Chunuk Bar.  Overnight in Eceabat. (B, L)

Day 5

Eceabat - Troy - Kusadasi

Morning departure by tourist bus for a visit to Troy and Pergamum.  Continue to Kusadasi for your overnight stay. (B, L)

Day 6
Kusadasi - Ephesus - Kusadasi
  Today visit Ephesus - one of the great ancient sites of Asia Minor, and also Virgin Mary's cottage. (B, L)

Day 7

  A day at leisure to relax, shop or take an optional tour to Pamukkale. (B)

Day 8
Kusadasi - Izmir - Cappadocia

See Fethiye Detour option below
Private transfer to Izmir airport and flight to Cappadocia.  Arrival shuttle transfer to your Cave Hotel. (B)

Day 9

Discover the wonders of Cappadocia on a private tour.  Visit Goreme Open Air Museum and stroll through the majestic fairy chimneys of Pasabag.  Continue to Sarihan and the pottery village of Avanos. (B)

Day 10

  A day at leisure
Day 11
Cappadocia departure

After breakfast, shuttle transfer to Kaiseri Airport. (BO

Fethiye Detour option
Day 8

Kusadasi - Hierapolis - Pamukkale - Fethiye
Transfer by tourist bus to Fethiye, enroute visiting Hierapolis and Pamukkale. (B,L)

Day 9

Day at leisure. (B)
Day 10
Fethiye - Cappadocia
Transfer to Dalaman Airport and fly to Cappadocia (with a plane change in Istanbul).  Resume your tour as per day 10 above.






  • Accommodation: Tourist Class hotels in Istanbul, Eceabat & Kusadasi; Special Category Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
  • Transportation & Transfers: Private transfers in Istanbul and Kusadasi; Shuttle transfer in Cappadocia; Tourist Bus from Istanbul to Kusadasi (optional upgrade to private transportation available).
  • Sightseeing: Small group tour of Istanbul, Regular Tours of Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum and Ephesus; Private Tour of Cappadocia (optional upgrade to private sightseeing available).
  • Domestic Flight Izmir to Kayseri (price subject to change)
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance Fees

Istanbul Extension
Option to fly back to Istanbul to extend your Turkey holiday




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