Turkey - You Beauty - 8 days land only

Turkey's charm lies somewhere between its stunning landscapes such as Cappadocia; the constant surprises provided by its storied history; and the hearty locals, who are always ready to chat over a çay or Efes beer. As the old Turkish saying goes: 'A cup of coffee commits one to 40 years of friendship.' This proverb nails the addictive qualities of the Turkish lifestyle, enjoyed by people who are blessed with a land of ancient bazaars and sandy beaches, magnificent ruins and soaring mountains – & who are keen to make sure visitors love it as much as they do. 
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Price:
R14 590
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DETAILS
FromR14 590
Package ValiditySet departure dates between 01 JAN 2018 - 25 JUN 2018 
Duration8 days
DestinationTurkey
Starts inIstanbul on a MON.
Ends inIstanbul
  

Description

- 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

Please Note:

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

Day 1

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.
Overnight Istanbul

Day 2

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.
Overnight Kuşadası

Day 3

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

Day 4

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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.
Overnight Pamukkale

Day 5

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

Day 6

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

Day 7

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

Day 8

 Istanbul

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

 

- Domestic flight between Istanbul and Izmir and transfers

- 7 nights accommodation follows:

- 1 night  Boutique Istanbul Sirkeci Mansion Hotel

- 2 nights Kuşadası (Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

- 1 night Pamukkale (Colossae Thermal Hotel)

- 2 nights Cappadocia (Elevres Stone House Hotel)

- 1 night Istanbul (Sirkeci Mansion Hotel)

- 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

- Assistance of an English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour

- Touring by coach

- Tips except driver and guide

- Entrance fees