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Istanbul (2nts) & Cappadocia (2nts) & Pamukkale (1nt) & Kusadasi (2nts) & Canakkale (1nt)
These tours highlights some of the major cultural sights of Turkey, exploring its rich culture and taking in some of the most fascinating places in the country, such as Istanbul, explore Cappadocia, the thermal baths of Pamukkale and finally the historical site of Troy.
Day 1 : UK / Istanbul
After arriving into Istanbul and being met we head straight to our hotel, bursting with anticipation for the days ahead.
Day 2 : Istanbul
After breakfast we are exploring the Old City of Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia (closed on Monday) and Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesday). The architecture and history of the Old City are amazing and the Blue Mosque is a definite highlight with its towering minarets and beautifully tiled interior walls. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3 : Istanbul / Cappadocia
On the agenda today is a morning Bosphorous Cruise before heading to the airport for a quick flight to Cappadocia. Our Bosphorous Cruise was such a unique experience, sailing inbetween two continents, under stunning suspension bridges all while capturing photos of the incredible city skyline. (Breakfast)
Day 4 : Cappadocia
Our full day exploring Cappadocia includes visits to Göreme Open Air Museum, Pigeons Valley, Uchisar and the Underground City of Kaymakli. What surprises and impresses us the most about this incredible lunar landscape is the vast subterranean city of Kaymakli, complete with churches, living quarters, kitchens and storage rooms. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 5 : Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale
We say goodbye to Cappadocia with a visit to Caravanserai Sultanhan, then onto Konya and finally Pamukkale. In Konya we stop at Mevlana Museum, actually a mausoleum to an ancient Sufi mystic and once home to the Whirling Dervishes. (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
Day 6 : Pamukkale / Kusadasi: Pamukkale / Kusadasi
On the itinerary today is a visit to the ancient city of Hierapolis and the UNESCO site of Pamukkale before driving to Kusadasi. Pamukkale, which literally means Cotton Castle, was particularly impressive with its calcium laden cliff edges created by mineral water flowing downhill. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 7 : Kusadasi / Ephesus / Kusadasi
After breakfast we are off to visit the House of the Virgin Mary followed by the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. We'd been looking forward to Ephesus and it didn’t disappoint, with incredibly well preserved arches, walls and pillars. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 8 : Kusadasi / Troy / Pergamum / Canakkale
We start the day with a visit to Pergamum followed by Asklepion and Troy before stopping at our hotel in Canakkale.We really enjoyed Pergamum, fantastic ancient sights and not crowded at all. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 9 : Canakkale / Istanbul / UK
To get to the airport in Istanbul we first cross the Dardanelles Strait by Ferry before driving along the shores of the Marmara Sea. Once in Istanbul we head to the airport for our flight home. (Breakfast).
- Prices are per person and based on Heathrow flights with Turkish Airlines including 8 nights.
- Accommodation (Standard Room) 2 Adults sharing.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinners are included according to the itinerary.
- All entrance fees for all visits as per itinerary with English Speaking Driver/Guide.
- All transfers and excursions in Troy, Pergamum, Konya are Private excursions.
- Excursions in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus are standard, shared excursions.
- Airport transfers are based on Ataturk Airport, arrival/departure from Sabiha Gokcen; supplements may apply.
- Visa entry
- Expenses of a personal nature and tips
- Optional excursions
- Compulsory Gala Dinners
Argos In Cappadocia
Some come to this land simply to tour and some come to savor every moment… Some arrive armed with preconceptions and some bring with them a sense of wonder…
The history of Sirkeci Mansion, goes back almost a half century. The owners, the Boyaci family,has a history of operating business in the Sirkeci district of Istanbul for 3 generations.
Classic Luxury +
Swissotel Grand Efes (Izmir)
A fashionable modern & comfortable hotel set in large gardens. Urban chic and stylish with a wonderful choice of dining.
Featuring individually decorated suites, this hotel is an excellent example of Cappadocian rock-cut architecture.It boasts a moat-style outdoor pool and an indoor pool resembling ancient Roman baths.
Since Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah first opened its doors in 1892, its elegant interior and exterior has drawn visitors to Istanbul from all over the world.
La Vista Boutique (Kusadasi)
LaVista has an outdoor pool overlooking the Aegean Sea. It features luxurious rooms with private balconies that offer panoramic views of the Seferihisar Bay. .
Mithra Cave Cappadocia
Mithra Cave Cappadocia is a collection of renovated residences in the old upper part of Göreme village. During the renovation our main purpose was to keep the original characteristics of the local architecture while adding, with harmony, modern features.
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.