Best of Turkey - 8 days land only
|Package Validity||Set departures between 07 APR 2018 - 27 OCT 2018. Tour departs from Istanbul on a SAT.|
- 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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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)