Magic Carpet Tour


  • Visit Istanbul's stunning Blue Mosque
  • Tour the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • Travel the ancient Silk Road to Konya
  • Marvel at Cappadocia’s lunar landscapes


This 10 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. 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.

Start and end in Istanbul! With the In-depth Cultural tour Magic Carpet Tour, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 10 other destinations in Turkey. Magic Carpet Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

  • Day 1 - Istanbul

    Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.
    Overnight Istanbul - Boutique

  • Day 2 - Istanbul Old City

    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'.
    Overnight Istanbul - Boutique - Breakfast

  • Day 3 - Gallipoli Battlefields

    One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels.
    Overnight Çanakkale - Special Class - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon

    Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.
    Overnight Kuşadası - Boutique - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Ephesus, Kusadasi

    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.
    Overnight Kuşadası - Boutique - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Pamukkale, Hierapolis

    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.
    Overnight Pamukkale - 4 star - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 - Silk Road, Konya

    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!
    Overnight Cappadocia - Boutique Cave - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 - Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

    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.
    Overnight Cappadocia - Boutique Cave - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 - Ankara

    Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.
    Overnight Istanbul - Boutique - Breakfast

  • Day 10 - Istanbul

    After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. - Breakfast

  • Total - 9 nights in Boutique, Special Class, 4 star & Boutique Cave twin share accommodation.
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • 9 Breakfasts + 6 Dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

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