Colors of Anatolia Tour

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Colours of Anatolia Tour

15 - Day itinerary

  Day 1 Friday Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul 4 star The Marmara Pera

  Day 2 Saturday Istanbul Old City

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. 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 The Marmara Pera (B)

➤  Day 3 Sunday Ankara, Cappadocia

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia Boutique Cave MDC Hotel (B, D)

➤  Day 4 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!

Overnight Cappadocia Boutique Cave MDC Hotel (B, D)

  Day 5 Tuesday Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

Heading towards Konya we will visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. 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)

➤  Day 6 Wednesday Kayakoy, Antalya, Kaleiçi

Today we drive towards to southern part of the country, the Medierranean coast and the city of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden!

Overnight Antalya Boutique Aspen Hotel (B)

  Day 7 Thursday Perge, Aspendos, Side

Today, we will visit Perge a famous antique site. Continue to famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, and is still used today. After Aspendos drive to Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins.

Overnight Antalya Boutique Aspen Hotel (B)

  Day 8 Friday Pamukkale

We depart from Antalya in the morning and head for Pamukkale where we will visit the famous cotton castles and Heirapolis, including magnificently preserved necropolis, the main steet, gates, thermal baths, the Greco Roman theatre and the Basilica of St. Philippe. Swim in a theraputic bath of hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight  Pamukkale 5 star Adem Pira Hotel (B, D)

  Day 9 Saturday Aphrodisias

Depart from Pamukkale towards Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, theatre, the Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum 4 star Bodrium Hotel (B)

  Day 10 Sunday Bodrum

Today is a free day in Bodrum. Maybe visit Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honour of St.Peter. Or the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was constructed as a funeral monument by Artemisia, Queen of Caria, after the death of her brother and husband Mausolos. It is here that the word 'Mausoleum' comes from. Or maybe just spend the day at one of the many beaches nearby.

Overnight Bodrum 4 star Bodrium Hotel (B)

  Day 11 Monday Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Bafa, Lake Euromos

Depart  from your hotel in Bodrum in the morning. After a short drive your tour starts with the visit to Temple of Zeus at Euromos. After the fascinating temple you will have a short drive to Bafa Lake, with a small authentic boat you will enjoy the romantic view of the lake. Thereafter we will get to Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Although looted and burnt many times it remains impressive. After the fascinating temple you will visit Miletus which has provided its alphabet to the rest of the classical world, was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. Last stop will be Priene which was one of the most active ports of the Ionian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning. We continue on to Kusadasi.

Overnight  Kuşadası Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (B, D)

  Day 12 Tuesday Ephesus, Sirince

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 Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel  (B, D)

  Day 13 Wednesday Pergamon, Troy

Step back in time today as we visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We continue on and visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse

Overnight Çanakkale Special Class MD Barbaros Hotel (B, D)

  Day 14 Thursday Gallipoli

After breakfast, we visit the WW1 Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul4 star The Marmara Pera (B)

  Day 15 Friday Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)

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01 Jan 202131 Dec 20211955.00520.00
  • Prices per person in twin share accommodation
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➤  Please Note :

  1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
  2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
  3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
  4. There are several changes between the 2019 itinerary and the 2020/21 itinerary. Primarily it will become a 15 day itinerary departing on selected Fridays. The 2020 itinerary maybe viewed here 2020 Colours of Anatolia Tour

 

➤  Tour includes :

  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul

New Istanbul Airport (IST)

Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

  • Outbound Transfer - Istanbul

New Istanbul Airport (IST)

Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Car ferry fees between Canakkale and Eceabat
  • Entrance fees
  • 14 nights - accommodation.

- 2 nights4 starIstanbulThe Marmara Pera

- 2 nightsBoutique CaveCappadociaMDC Hotel

- 1 night5 starKonyaRamada Plaza By Wyndham Konya

- 2 nightsBoutiqueAntalyaAspen Hotel

- 1 night5 starPamukkaleAdem Pira Hotel

- 2 nights4 starBodrumBodrium Hotel

- 2 nightsBoutiqueKuşadasıIlayda Avantgarde Hotel

- 1 nightSpecial ClassÇanakkaleMD Barbaros Hotel

- 1 night4 starIstanbulThe Marmara Pera

  • 14 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

➤  Tour does not include :

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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