Turkey - You Beauty - 8 days land only
|Package Validity||Set departure dates between 01 JAN 2018 - 25 JUN 2018|
|Starts in||Istanbul on a MON.|
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Pre-payable airport/security taxes
- Return airport/hotel transfers
- 1 night 4* hotel accommodation in Istanbul
- 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation in Kusadasi
- 1 night 5* hotel accommodation in Pamukkale
- 2 nights boutique cave hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Istanbul
- Breakfast daily & selected dinners
- Touring by coach
- Assistance of an English speaking tour-guide
- Entrance fees to places visited as per the itinerary
Instead of travelling between Cappadocia & Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost.
Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
Istanbul & 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.
Istanbul Old City & Flight to Kusadasi
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. This afternoon, we will be transferred to airport for the flight to Izmir and upon arrival transferred to 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.
This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the 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.
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!
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.
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.