Istanbul - Blue Mosque
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Itinerary

2017 - 'Istanbul Cappadocia Pamukkale Ephesus - 8 Days'
8 - Day itinerary

Day 1
 

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Overnight Istanbul
Hotel to be advised
Day 2
 

Istanbul Old City

Visit the most important and popular sites of Istanbul in one full day tour. St Sophia Museum, the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.

Overnight Istanbul
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 3
 

North Cappadocia

Transfer to the airport for your early morning flight to Kayseri. On arrival, transfer to the village of Urgup to start your tour. Our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then visit Goreme Open Air Museum and Ortahisar Castle. Afterwards we visit the fairy chimneys of Pasabag follwed by Devrent Valley.

Overnight Cappadocia
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 4
 

South Cappadocia

This morning we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting some cave churches we head to one of the area's undergound cities. Afterwards we visit Cavusin village and finally the town of Avanos where we learn about hand-made pottery.

Overnight Cappadocia
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 5
 

Cappadocia - Kusadasi

This morning you will be transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive in Izmir and transfer to Kusadasi. The remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Overnight Kuşadası
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 6
 

Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. We also visit the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will also have the chance to learn about some Turkish handicrafts and to visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. Your last visit of the day will be to Sirince village, located on top of a mountain, and famous for its fruit wines, which you can taste.

Overnight Kuşadası
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 7
 

Pamukkale

This morning we drive approximately 3 hours to Pamukkale, home of the magnificent white calcium terraces known as the travertines. We will tour the ancient city of Hierapolis, and you can take a dip amongst ancient columns in the hot springs that have been used since ancient times for their therapeutic powers. At the end of the tour, drive back to Kusadasi.

Overnight Kuşadası
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 8
 

Kusadasi

After breakfast your tour concludes with a transfer to Izmir airport for your outbound flight.

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

Please Note:
1. Domestic flight times may vary due to various circumstances
2. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
3. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and is replaced with Underground Cistern & Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem.
4. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with a visit to the Spice Bazaar.
5. Though all hotels include breakfast, other meal inclusions depend on your requirements. We can book a hotel to include breakfast and dinner (Half Board HB), we can book a hotel to include breakfast, lunch and dinner (Full Board FB). Its completely up to you
6. St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern
7. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Izmir
    Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB)
  • Professional English speaking local tour guides
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Istanbul and Kayseri and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Kayseri and Izmir and transfers
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 7 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    Istanbul
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    Cappadocia
    Hotel to be advised
    3 nights
    Kuşadası
    Hotel to be advised
  • 7 Breakfasts
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Cappadocia - Avanos - Pottery Village
  • Cappadocia - Devrent Valley
  • Cappadocia - Northern Cappadocia Tour
  • Cappadocia - Paşabağ - Fairy Chimneys
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Virgin Mary's House
  • Cappadocia - Çavuşin Village
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Ortahisar - Citadel
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Cappadocia - Southern Cappadocia Tour
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Grand Bazaar - (closed Sundays, replaced by Spice Bazaar)
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace - (closed Tuesdays, replaced by Underground Cistern & Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem)
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Turkey

Cappadocia
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Kuşadası
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Departure Dates

This tour is an '
On Demand
' tour. This means it doesn't have fixed departure dates, can depart any day of the year, except where otherwise stated. Where the product includes accommodation, single travellers must pay Single Supplement (S.S.).