Adventure Turkey STARTING FROM £2,829
Istanbul (2nts) & Ankara (1nt) & Cappadocia (2nts) & Adana (1nt) & Antakya (1nt) & Adiyaman (1nt) & Urfa (1nt)
This unique tour takes you through ancient Mesopotamia.You will visit some of Turkey’s finest natural, historic and religious monuments. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cappadocia and the biblical sites of Tarsus and Antakya.
Day 1 : UK / Istanbul
We arrive into Istanbul in the afternoon and meet our rep who drives us to our hotel. The afternoon is spent relaxing and discussing what is to come on our tour of Turkey.
Day 2 : Istanbul
After breakfast we head out with our guide to explore the Old City, including the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia (closed on Mondays) and Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays). Here we enjoy strolling around the courtyards of Topkapi. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 3 : Istanbul / Ankara
Our day starts with a visit to the Spices Bazaar, followed by a cruise on the Bosphorus on a public ferry before heading to the airport for a flight to Ankara. The vibrant smells and colours of the Spices Bazaar was a real treat. (Breakfast)
Day 4 : Ankara / Cappadocia
This morning we head to the Hittite Museum and Mausoleum of Atatürk, followed by an afternoon drive to Cappadocia. Visiting Atatürk’s Mausoleum was a fascinating experience, as he is so highly revered across the country. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 5 : Cappadocia
We have a full day to explore Cappadocia, including the Citadel of Uçhisar, the valley of Göreme, Pasabag Valley and Avanos. The open air museum of Göreme provided a very dramatic backdrop. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 6 : Cappadocia / Adana
On the agenda today we visit the underground city of Kaymakli, before driving to Tarsus and then onto Adana. Tarsus, which is the birth place of Saint Paul, is a fascinating stop and said to be where Cleopatra and Marc Antony met. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 7 : Adana / Antakya
After breakfast we depart for Antakya, the biblical city once called Antochia, where we visit its museum. Here we enjoy perusing the extensive Roman mosaic collection. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 8 : Antakya / Adiyaman
Our day starts with a visit to mount Nemrut then a drive onto our hotel in Adiyaman. The gigantic statues of eagles, lions and the head of King Antiochus at mount Nemrut were well worth the visit. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 9 : Adiyaman / Urfa
We depart Adiyaman and visit Halil-Rahman Mosque, the biblical town of Harran and arrive in Urfa for the night. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 10 : Urfa / UK
We say farewell to Turkey and to our driver after he drives us to the airport for our return flight to London. (Breakfast)
- Prices are per person and based on Heathrow flights with Turkish Airlines.
- 9 nights Accommodation (Standard Room) 2 Adults sharing.
- BB basis. Set menu lunches included as per itinerary.
- All sightseeing in Turkey as per itinerary with English speaking driver/guide.
- All entrance fees for all visits as per itinerary.
- All private transfers as per itinerary.
- Airport transfers are based onAtaturk Airport, arrival/departure from Sabiha Gokcen; supplements may apply.
- All transfers and excursions in Adana, Adiyaman, and Urfa are private.
- Excursions in Istanbul and Cappadocia arestandard, shared excursions.
- Visa entry
- Expenses of a personal nature and tips
- Optional excursions
- Gala Dinners.
Ottoman Hotel Park
Experience the Ottoman style luxury and world famous Turkish hospitality at the exceptional Ottoman Hotel Park while finding a peaceful respite from one of the liveliest cities in the world in our luxurious
Flights are based on economy class seats with Turkish Airlines, operating daily from London Heathrow to Istanbul (Ataturk airport) with good onward connections. There are pre-departure facilities such as online check-in or print your boarding card.
Flight Upgrades & Supplements:
Business class – luggage allowance 30 kgs; separate check-in counters, priority on seat selection, business class lounge.
Alternative Airports & Airlines:
Regional Departures (to Istanbul) – daily flights from Manchester, 3 or 4 times a week from London Stansted (to Istanbul - Sabiha Gokcen airport) and 5 times a week from Birmingham.
Alternative Airlines - British Airways (a daily service from London Heathrow to Istanbul). Pegasus Airlines (a daily service from London Stansted to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen) with a frequent onward service to Izmir, Kayseri, Bodrum, Antalya and Dalaman for those clients wishing to book two centre holidays.