This highlights tour of Turkey showcases historic Roman relics, 7th century cave dwellings, roman baths, bustling cities, and iconic ruins along with delightful accommodation, delectable local cuisine, and more! Your journey begins in one of the world’s largest cities, Istanbul, with tours of the city, its grand bazaar, and the Bosphorus before heading to the ancient caves & fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From Cappadocia, travel to the ancient city of Antalya via Konya and the famed Mausoleum of Rumi, and then head to the natural and historic wonders of Pamukkale. See Pamukkale’s Cotton Castle and nearby ruins and then head to Kusadasi where you will explore the Ionian city of Ephesus and the impressive sites in Pergamum.
The white calcite terraces of Pamukkale.
“Ephesus was amazing - the scenery was wonderful."
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Prices shown are per person based on a party of at least 2 adults traveling together. The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room. If traveling alone, please contact us for a solo traveler cost.
Hotel with daily breakfast, dinners as indicated, services of expert English speaking local guides, group tours, entrance fees to sites listed on the itinerary, A/C bus transportation with expert drivers, and group airport transfers. Domestic flights (1), and international flights are not included, please enquire.
Departure Dates: Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 16, Apr 13, Apr 27, May 11, May 25, Jun 08, Jun 22, Jul 06, Jul 20, Aug 03, Aug 17, Aug 31, Sep 14, Sep 28, Oct 12, Nov 09, Nov 23, 2016
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Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be met by your local representative holding a name board and then transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
After breakfast, enjoy a half day Istanbul city tour visiting the Basilica of St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome and a stop at the Grand Bazaar. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then meet your guide for your half-day Bosphorus tour including the City Walls, Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar and a cruise by public boat to see both the Asian & European shores. The tour will conclude at Taksim Square and the afternoon is at your leisure.
Meet at the hotel at the appointed time for transportation to the airport for your flight to either Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport in Cappadocia (flight not included). On arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Following breakfast, start the day by visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum. Continue to Devrent Valley and Pasabag Valley, the best examples of Cappadocia’ s moonscape topography. Then visit an Underground City before seeing the Uchisar rock castle to see a fabulous panoramic view of Cappadocia. Afterwads, return to your hotel for the evening at your leisure.
This morning, depart for Antalya via Konya. On the way to Konya we will visit Sultanhani Caravanserai, once used as a hotel especially for merchants. In Konya, we will see the Mausoleum of Rumi and then drive to Antalya. Arrive at the hotel and enjoy dinner.
Explore the Ancient city of Antalya, once called Pamphilia, by visiting Perge and then Aspendos, one of the best preserved Roman Theatres which is still used for events. On the way back to Antalya, we will visit Kursunlu Waterfall. Arrive in Antalya and visit Kaleici, which is the preserved Ottoman City Center and continue to Hadrian Gate. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and the evening at your leisure.
After having breakfast, you will be met for a drive to Pamukkale for a visit to Hierapolis including the Theatre, Necropolis, and Roman Bath and then continue to the Cotton Castle for a guided tour and some leisure time to explore the famous calcium travertines. At the end of the tour, transfer to your hotel in Pamukkale for dinner and the evening at your leisure.
After breakfast we will drive to Kusadasi and start a tour of Ephesus by visiting the Hadrian Temple, Celsus Library, Great Theatre, Marble Road and the Agora. Later, visit the House of the Virgin Mary. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Kusadasi for dinner and the evening at your leisure.
Drive to Pergamum and start your by exploring the remains of the Acropolis, Temples of Athena,Trajan and Dionysus, Hellenestic Theatre and Altar of Zeus. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel in Kusadasi.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Izmir Airport according to your departure time.
Days 2: Take in the city sites of Istanbul on half- day tour.
Day 9: Take a full day to discover Ephesus, arguably Turkey's most popular attraction.
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ISTANBUL CITY STAY
CAPPADOCIA CITY STAY