Istanbul and the Bosphorous, Ankara, Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City, Konya, Pamukkale, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Ephesus, Izmir to Istanbul Old City,
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, plus a cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorus.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 Sunday Ankara, Cappadocia
After breakfast we drive towards the nations capital – Ankara, to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of
the famed Mustafa Ataturk, before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight
Day 3 Monday Goreme, Underground City
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle and Kaymakli underground
city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long
traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what
determines their value. Tonight, dont miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore
and belly dancers… a night you wont forget! Overnight in 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 in 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 and
further to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 Thursday Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to 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 Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 Friday Izmir to Istanbul Old City
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight back to Istanbul. Upon
arrival, tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya,
Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Overnight in Istanbul. (Optional Bosphorus by Night- Dinner
Day 8 Saturday Istanbul
Your day is free until your return transfer to the airport where your tour concludes.
Inbound Airport Transfer Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST)
ORR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (IST)
Outbound Airport Transfer Istanbul – Atatürk Airport (IST)
OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Domestic flight between Izmir and Istanbul and transfers
Tips except driver and guide
7 nights accommodation as follows:
Cappadocia Blue Valley Hotel
Istanbul All Seasons Hotel
Kuşadası Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale Colossae Thermal Hotel
7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Suggested optional activities
Tips – driver and guide
01 JANUARY 2017 / 31 DECEMBER 2017
1059 $ p.p
340 $ p.p
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