Pamukkale - Hierapolis
Pamukkale - Hierapolis
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Turkey Group Tours

Itinerary

This 15 day tour, starts and ends in Istanbul, Turkey. This magical trip is a true showcase of the best of Western Turkey. You'll soak up the rich history of cosmopolitan Istanbul, be amazed by incredible landscapes and waterfalls, soak up the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters, walk in the footsteps of some of history's greats as you visit impressive ruins.

2024 - 'Flying Carpet Tour'
15 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

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
Boutique
Day 2
Sunday

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 (including Hagia Irene and the Harem) and the Hippodrome.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with a 1 hour Bosphorus cruise by public ferry where your guide will explain the historical sites along the way.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 3
Monday

Gallipoli Battlefields

Today 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.

Overnight Çanakkale
5 star
(B, D)
Day 4
Tuesday

Troy, Acropolis of Pergamon

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

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 5
Wednesday

Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus a once a bustling trade hub and religious center, Ephesus today whispers of ancient marvels, from site of the Temple of Artemis to the Library of Celsus's grand facade and the grand amphitheatre.
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.
We continue on to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Here we will visit a local vineyard and learn about local production techniques. You will taste 3 local wines from the region at the garden of the vineyard before returning to our hotel.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 6
Thursday

Aphrodisias, Pamukkale

After a leather shop visit, we will head to 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 and the Museum. Then, we continue to Pamukkale.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Friday

Hierapolis, Salda Lake

This morning we will explore 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.
Then we will head to Salda Lake, is known as Turkish Maldives. It is a mountain lake and located in the mountains before we travel down south to Fethiye.

Overnight Fethiye
Boutique
(B)
Day 8
Saturday

Fethiye

Today, you are free to explore the town at your own pace and there is also optional tours and activities.
Optional tours and activities; 12 island boat trip and Saklikent Gorge tour

Overnight Fethiye
Boutique
(B)
Day 9
Sunday

Kayakoy, Antalya

This morning we head to Kayakoy. The morning light provides excellent photos of this deserted Greek village. Afterwards we drive to the resort town of Antalya. We will visit the Antalya Museum with its wealthy collection from the ancient cities around the Antalya Province.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 10
Monday

Perge, Aspendos

We will visit Perge a famous antique site, early in the morning. After Perge we drive to Aspendos which has the best preserved 2nd Century Amphitheatre in Turkey. We return back to Antalya city in the afternoon and the remainder of your day is free.

Overnight Antalya
Boutique
(B)
Day 11
Tuesday

Konya, Silk Road, Sille

We will visit the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying Mevlana museum. We continue along the ancient Silk Road visiting the former Greek village Sille.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(B, D)
Day 12
Wednesday

Cappadocia, Sultanhani Caravansary, Underground City

Today we head to Cappadocia, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, an ancient Silk Road stop off for merchants and traders. Later we explore the many levels of an underground city.
After checking into our hotel we visit a traditional Turkish home for dinner. Here you can do a course and help cook if you wish.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 13
Thursday

Goreme open-air museum

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys. We then visit Pigeon and Red Valley, followed by Cavusin village and lastly Avanos town where we will learn about hand-made pottery.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 14
Friday

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
Boutique
(B)
Day 15
Saturday

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 :
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. The 2024 Flying Carpet Tour has changes Day 6 to Day 13.
- Fethiye 12 Island Cruise, Antalya Old Town Tour and Dalyan have been removed and replaced by Aphrodisias, Salda Lake, Antalya Museum and Perge. A free day in Fethiye has been added
- The 2024 version of this tour may be found here 2024 - Flying Carpet Tour
5. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.
6. This tour can also be done on a private basis (only you and/or your group). For more info click here .. Private Flying Carpet Tour
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips - Driver and Guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Antalya - Archaeology Museum
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cappadocia - Avanos - Pottery Village
  • Cappadocia - Cooking Course
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gallipoli - ANZAC Cove
  • Gallipoli - Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial
  • Gallipoli - Lone Pine - Australian Memorial
  • Göreme - Open Air Museum (Dark Church)
  • Istanbul - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace (Hagia Irene and Harem)
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Konya - Sille Village
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Pergamon - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sirince - Village
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Troy - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Antalya
  • Aphrodisias - Museum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Cappadocia - Çavuşin Village
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Red Valley
  • Fethiye
  • Gallipoli - Battlefields Tour
  • Gallipoli - Johnson's Jolly - original tunnels
  • Gallipoli - The Nek - original trenches
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kayaköy - Greek Village
  • Konya - Sille Village
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pergamon - Teleferik (Cable Car)
  • Salda Lake
  • Sirince - Wine Tasting
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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Accommodation

This 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 an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Antalya
Mediterra Art Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Barbaros Mah.
Zafer Sok. No.5
Kaleici
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 (0242) 244 86 24
Mediterra Art Hotel
Mediterra Art Hotel
Mediterra Art Hotel
Çanakkale
Hilton Double Tree Canakkale
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
Barbaros Mah.
Ataturk Cad. 306
Çanakkale
Ph. :
+90 286 295 55 55
Hilton Double Tree Canakkale
Hilton Double Tree Canakkale
Hilton Double Tree Canakkale
Cappadocia
Gamirasu Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Ayvali Koyu
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 354 5815
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Gamirasu Hotel
Fethiye
Marina Boutique Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Fevzi Çakmak Cad.No :50
Karagözler Mevki
Fethiye
Ph. :
+90 (0252) 614 54 43 
Marina Boutique Hotel
Marina Boutique Hotel
Marina Boutique Hotel
Istanbul
Point Hotel Taksim
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Topçu Caddesi No.2
Taksim
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 212 313 50 00
Point Hotel Taksim
Point Hotel Taksim
Point Hotel Taksim
Konya
Novotel Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Seker Mah Cevreyolu Cad
No 38 Selcuklu
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 223 4200
Website :
Novotel Konya
Novotel Konya
Novotel Konya
Novotel Konya
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Adem Pira Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayıt Mah.
113 Mustafa Sezer Sokak No:5/1
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (258) 271 42 20
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
Adem Pira Hotel
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Prices

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Single Supplement explanation
01 Apr 2024
31 Oct 2024
2,939.00
900.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Flying Carpet Tour :
 
Booked between
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01 Sep 2023 - 31 Dec 2024
15%
Early Bird
Deposit Option available for Flying Carpet Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
22 Aug 2023 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Flying Carpet Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2025
8
11
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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