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Turkey Tours - 6 to 9 days

Itinerary

2016 - 'Silk Road Explorer Tour'
7 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday

Kusadasi

Welcome to Kusadasi! Check into your hotel at your leisure and the rest of the day you are free to explore this harbour side resort town. Tonight you meet your tour guide and fellow travelling companions.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(D)
Day 2
Wednesday

Ephesus, Kusadasi

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
(B, D)
Day 3
Thursday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale
5 star
(B, D)
Day 4
Friday

Silk Road, Konya

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia
4 star
(B, D)
Day 5
Saturday

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.

Overnight Cappadocia
4 star
(B, D)
Day 6
Sunday

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 7
Monday

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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

Please Note:
Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul
    Atatürk 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
  • Entrance fees
  • 6 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    4 star
    Cappadocia
    1 night
    4 star
    Istanbul
    2 nights
    Boutique
    Kuşadası
    1 night
    5 star
    Pamukkale
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - driver and guide
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Highlights

  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Ephesus
  • Sirince - Village
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
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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
Burcu Kaya Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Ortahisar Ürgüp
Nevsehir
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 343 32 00
Fax :
+90 (0384) 343 35 00
Burcu Kaya Hotel
Burcu Kaya Hotel
Burcu Kaya Hotel
Istanbul
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No. 21
Tophane
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (0212) 292 90 60
Fax :
+90 (0212) 292 57 57
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Fax :
+90 (0256) 614 4967
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Fax :
+90 (0258) 271 42 50
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Jan 2016
03 Jan 2017
809.00
336.00
01 Jan 2017
02 Jan 2018
809.00
336.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Silk Road Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Discount
*
03 Mar 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
03 Mar 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
50%
* This discount is available to every 2nd person on the booking only.
Deposit Option available for Silk Road Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2017
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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