BEST OF TURKEY

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Goreme, Pamukkale, Ephesus

validity

valid until October 2018

duration

8 days / 7 nights

TOUR PHOTOS

Aug-Dec 2017: USD1,059
Jan-Oct 2018: USD1,099

EXPECTED HOTELS


Cappadocia: Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel, Istanbul: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel, Kudasasi: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Pamukkale: Colossae Thermal Hotel

DEPARTURE DATES


Sept 2017: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct 2017: 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov 2017: 4, 18
Apr 2018: 7, 14, 21, 28
May 2018: 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2018: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 2018: 7, 14, 21, 28
Aug 2018: 4, 11, 18, 25
Sept 2018: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 2018: 6, 13, 20, 27

INCLUSIONS

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Izmir and Istanbul and transfers
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

Does not include:

  • Tips for the driver and guide
  • Compulsory travel insurance

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Saturday) - Istanbul and the Bosphorous

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and at 13:00 we will have a short visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and a cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorous.

Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2 (Sunday) - Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast we drive towards the nation’s capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 3 (Monday) - Goreme, Underground City

Today we tour the Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle and Kaymakli Underground City. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Tonight, don’t miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers… a night you won’t forget!

Overnight Cappadocia

Day 4 (Tuesday) - Konya, Pamukkale

Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum.

Overnight Pamukkale.

Day 5 (Wednesday) - Pamukkale, Aphrodisias

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite.

Overnight Kusadasi.

Day 6 (Thursday) - Ephesus

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. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving back to our hotel

Overnight Kusadasi.

Day 7 (Friday) - Izmir to Istanbul Old City

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. (Optional Bosphorous By Night Dinner Cruise )

Overnight Istanbul.

Day 8 (Saturday) - Istanbul

Your day is free until your return transfer to the airport where your tour concludes.

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