Istanbul - Blue Mosque
Istanbul - Blue Mosque
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Tailor Made Example Itineraries

Itinerary

2017 - 'Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Antalya Cappadocia - 12 Days'
12 - Day itinerary

Day 1
 

Welcome to 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 in Istanbul in one full day tour. St Sophia Museum, the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.

Overnight Istanbul
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 3
 

Istanbul Two Continents

One of the most beautiful sights in the world, the Bosphorous is the strait separating two continents - Europe and Asia. Highlights today will include a visit to the Spice Bazar, Rustempasa Mosque, a cruise along the Bosphorous, Beylerbei Palace, the Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill.

Overnight Istanbul
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 4
 

Istanbul - Kusadasi

Early morning transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. You will be met on arrival and transferred to Kusadasi.

Overnight Kuşadası
Hotel to be advised
Day 5
 

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 6
 

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.

Overnight Pamukkale
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 7
 

Pamukkale - Antalya

After breakfast you will be transferred to Antalya. The remainder of the day is yours to explore.

Overnight Antalya
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 8
 

Perge Aspendos and Kursunlu

Visit Perge, a famous ancient site. Next we drive to Aspendos which has the best preserved 2nd Century amphitheatre. Visit Kursunlu Waterfalls.

Overnight Antalya
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 9
 

Antalya - Cappadocia

After breakfast you will be transferred to Cappadocia.

Overnight Cappadocia
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 10
 

North Cappadocia

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 11
 

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 12
 

Cappadocia

After breakfast your tour concludes with a transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir 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 are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk Airport (IST)
    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Outbound Transfer - Cappadocia
    Erkilet International Airport (ASR)
    Nevsehir Airport (NAV)
  • Professional English speaking local tour guides
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Istanbul and Izmir and transfers
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 11 nights - accommodation.
    3 nights
    Istanbul
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    Kuşadası
    Hotel to be advised
    1 night
    Pamukkale
    Hotel to be advised
    2 nights
    Antalya
    Hotel to be advised
    3 nights
    Cappadocia
    Hotel to be advised
  • 10 Breakfasts
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • 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 - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Bosphorus Cruise
  • Istanbul - Grand Bazaar - (closed Sundays, replaced by Spice Bazaar)
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Spice Bazaar
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace - (closed Tuesdays, replaced by Underground Cistern & Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem)
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Perge - Ancient Site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • 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 - Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Istanbul - Bosphorus Bridge (Boğaziçi Köprüsü)
  • Istanbul - Çamlıca Hill - Panoramic Views
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - Rustempasa Mosque
  • Istanbul - St Sophia Museum
  • Kurşunlu Waterfalls
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sirince - Village
  • Virgin Mary's House
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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

Antalya
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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 within the season, except where otherwise stated. Where the product includes accommodation, single travellers must pay Single Supplement (S.S.).