Turkey is not only one of the most historically relevant regions in the entire world; it is also one of the most beautiful countries. During this tour, we strive to help you experience this beauty by showing you the architectural accomplishments, historical landmarks, ancient artwork, and natural wonders of Turkey. This tour takes you through all of the must-see cities throughout Turkey, including Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Kusadasi.
Arrival to Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk airport you will be meet by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.
Relax and enjoy the evening in one of the world’s most fascinating cities.
Ancient treasures of Istanbul (B)
After breakfast you are going to be taken to some of the most wonderful ancient monuments of Istanbul on our half day Istanbul City Tour:
Evening at leisure.
Turkey: a Republic (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Ankara. Ankara is the capital city of the Republic of Turkey and, you are going to have the opportunity to learn a bit more about this wonderful city.
You will visit the Hittite Museum of the Anatolian Civilizations and The Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.
After this tour you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before you depart for Cappadocia, about 300km from Ankara. On the way, there is a stopover to see Lake Tuz, the second largest lake in Turkey and one of the largest hyper saline lakes in the world.
Enjoy a lovely dinner upon check in at your Cappadocia hotel and prepare for another great day ahead
The valleys of Cappadocia (B,L,D)
After having breakfast at the hotel, you are going to embark in a full day tour, including lunch, through beautiful Cappadocia.
Finish this exciting and well used day with dinner at the hotel.
From Cappadocia to Pamukkale, via Konya (B,L,D) 630km
After breakfast, you are going to head west and follow the ancient Silk Road for Pamukkale via Konya. Along the way, visit Sultanhani Caravanserai, one of the best examples of Anatolian Seljuk architecture. In Konya, visit the Monastery and Mausoleum of Mevlana, founder of the mystical movement of the “Dervishes” dancers. Then, relax and enjoy lunch before hitting the road again. Upon arrival in Pemukkale you take a well-deserved bath in thermal water and enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Pamukkale to Kusadasi (B,L,D) 330km
After having a lovely breakfast, you are going to visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Necropolis, the Theatre and its famous travertine. In the afternoon, not before a delicious lunch, of course, you depart to Aphrodisias. There, you are going to visit the Greco-Roman settlement.
After tour continue to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
Kusadasi: life in Roman times (B,L)
After breakfast, you will have a full day dedicated to the visit of the unforgettable remains of Ephesus, including:
Of course you will have lunch along the way and, at the end of the day, take a short flight from Izmir back to Istanbul, where everything started. Arrival in Istanbul that evening, transfer to hotel and overnight.
Istanbul Departure (B)
Free at leisure until transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport for your return flight home.
|4* Old City Accommodation|
|Double||from €970 pps|
|Single||from €175 supplement|
|5* Old City Accommodation|
|Double||from €985 pps|
|Single||from €205 supplement|
|4* Taksim Accommodation|
|Double||from €970 pps|
|Single||from €180 supplement|
|5* Taksim Accommodation|
|Double||from €1040 pps|
|Single||from €225 supplement|
All Pricing subject to availability & per person
Valid until October 2014
Currency: Turkish Lira
Vaccinations: No compulsory. Please check with your GP.
Visa: A visa is required to enter into turkey prior to travel. This is not included in the price but can be easily purchased online at www.evia.gov.tr at a charge of $20. Orient Travel can complete the form on your behalf, an administration fee of €15 applies per person.
Best time to Travel: Sp
ring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) are the best times to visit, since the climate will be perfect for sightseeing in İstanbul and on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts
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