➤ Day 1 Saturday Istanbul and the Bosphorous
Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and at 13:00 we will tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'."
Overnight Istanbul 4 star Port Bosphorus Hotel
➤ Day 2 Sunday Ankara, Cappadocia
After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.
Overnight Cappadocia 5 star Alp Hotel (B, D)
➤ Day 3 Monday 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. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!
➤ Day 4 Tuesday Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya
Leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum, the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi and Alaeddin Mosque.
Overnight Konya 5 star Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya (B, D)
➤ Day 5 Wednesday Sagalassos, Pamukkale
Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list.
Overnight Pamukkale 5 star Adem Pira Hotel (B, D)
➤ Day 6 Thursday Pamukkale
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.
Overnight Kuşadası Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (B, D)
➤ Day 7 Friday Ephesus, Sirince, Istanbul
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 Istanbul 4 star Port Bosphorus Hotel (B)
➤ Day 8 Saturday Istanbul
Your day is free until your return transfer to the airport where your tour concludes. (B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
➤ Please Note :
➤ Tour includes :
- 1 night 4 star Istanbul Port Bosphorus Hotel
- 2 nights 5 star Cappadocia Alp Hotel
- 1 night5 star Konya Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya
- 1 night 5 star Pamukkale Adem Pira Hotel
- 1 night Boutique Kuşadası Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Tour does not include :