Best of Turkey - 8 days land only

The greatest surprise for first-time visitors to Turkey is the sheer diversity found between its Aegean beaches & eastern mountains. In İstanbul, you can cruise – on the Bosphorus as well as through markets and nightclubs – in a Westernised metropolis offering equal parts romance and overcrowded insanity. In Cappadocia and the southwestern coasts, mix trekking, horse-riding and water sports with meze-savouring on a panoramic terrace. Then there are the less-frequented eastern quarters, where weather-beaten relics add lashings of lyricism to mountain ranges. It's hardly surprising Turkey has attracted so many folk over the centuries. Come and discover their legacy for yourself. 
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Price:
R15 430
DETAILS
FromR15 430
Package ValiditySet departures between 07 APR 2018 - 27 OCT 2018. Tour departs from Istanbul on a SAT.
DestinationTurkey
Starts inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul

Description


- Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
- Return airport/hotel transfers
- 7 nights hotel accommodation as per itinerary
- Breakfast daily & 5 dinners
- Assistance of an English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
- Touring by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Entrance fees to places visited as per the itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2

Ankara, Cappadocia

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

Day 3

Goreme, Underground City

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag & Uchisar castle & Kaymakli underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey & at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore & belly dancers... a night you won't forget!  
Overnight Cappadocia

Day 4

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

Pamukkale, Aphrodisias

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

Day 6

Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city & theatre. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving to Kusadasi.  
Overnight Kusadasi

Day 7

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 & Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. (Optional Bosphorous By Night Dinner Cruise)
Overnight Istanbul

Day 8

Istanbul

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