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Turkey is a land of myth, a cradle of civilizations, a canvas of natures most aesthetic bounties & a confluence of varied streams of culture. Owing to its favourable position, Turkey is the bridging nation between the East & West (Europe & Asia) & therefore boasts a spicy blend of oriental & modern, splendour & sleekness, old & new, which makes diversity its other name. In Turkey every visitor can find something for themselves. The world class cuisine, vibrant cities, warm hospitality, recreational facilities, historical attractions, cultural heritage & an unparallel natural beauty make Turkey an irresistible holiday destination for independent or group travellers...

 

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Sun, sea & history. Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya & Antalya travel itinerary.

Wonders of Turkey

 
Breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical & archaeological sites, a tradition of hospitality... Whatever the reason you choose to see Turkey today, you will be delighted to have seen it tomorrow

Introduction
Istanbul & Ephesus
Best of Turkey
Veni Vidi Vici Turkey
Wonders of Turkey
Fascinating Turkey
Turkish Delight
Ancient Aegean
The Turquoise Coast
Grand Tour Turkey
South Eastern Turkey
East & Southeastern Turkey
The Black Sea
Off the Beaten Track
Odyssey / Turkey & Greece
Turkey & Greek Islands

Turkey & Egypt
Turkey / Greece / Egypt
Turkey & North Cyprus

Turkey & Jordan
 
 

Day 01 : Arrival Istanbul

Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport & clearing customs, you will be met by one of our staff at the exit gate of arrivals hall & accompanied during your transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 : Istanbul
Breakfast at hotel, then meeting your guide at hotel lobby for a short drive to Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar) heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the worlds largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on a public ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch, in the afternoon we will complete this historical day by visiting Topkapi Palace, the residence of the legendary Ottoman Sultans, now converted into a museum with its jewel encrusted treasury & elegant four courts. Free time at the Grand Bazaar where you can shop or haggle with local merchants over souvenirs.

Day 03 : Istanbul
After breakfast meeting your tour guide at hotel lobby to begin the day with a stroll around the Ancient Hippodrome, the former heart of Constantinople's political & sporting life adorned with ancient monuments. Next visit the Blue Mosque with its six minarets, a great cascade of domes & a striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Continue with the Hagia Sophia which is considered the jewel of Byzantine architecture & once the largest church in the world for 1000 years. After lunch break, we drive across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill offering 360 panoramic views of Istanbul. We then visit Dolmabahce Palace, with more than 340 rooms & eight Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans.

Day 04 : Istanbul / Cappadocia
After breakfast early check out & transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for Cappadocia flight (1.2hr). We start our day with a gentle hike through orchards, unusual volcanic rock formations, rock-cut houses at Red Valley & Pasabagi where you will find the world known fairy chimneys. Visit the old Village of Cavusin, followed by lunch break & then an excursion to Pigeon Valley. Then continue on to Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches, monasteries decorated with striking frescoes from early Christianity. Our last stop for today will be the panoramic view point offering spectacular views of the landscape from the natural rock castle at Uchisar.

Day 05 : Cappadocia
Free day at leisure. Overnight Cappadocia.

Day 06 : Cappadocia / Konya
After breakfast we will depart from Goreme to Konya. Upon arrival & check-in to your hotel, we will visit the Karatay Medrese which houses an outstanding collection of ceramics & tiles. The 800 year old building was once a Selcuk Islamic theological seminary. The old city of Konya, having been the capital of the Seljuk Empire, is full of the numerous most interesting examples of the early time of the Turk-Islamic architecture. After lunch we head to the Museum of Mevlana, this small museum constructed in the 16th century was attributed to Mevlana, the great Turkish & founding mystic of the famous convent of 'whirling dervishes'. Overnight stay in Konya.

Day 07 : Konya / Antalya
After breakfast, check out from hotel & transfer to Otogar for Antalya coach. Check in to hotel upon arrival. Free time in Antalya & overnight.

Day 08 : Antalya
Depart in the morning to visit Perge, an important city of ancient Pamphylia. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. The theatre stage has finely carved marble relief's & other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Then proceed to Aspendos, which bears one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Asia Minor. After lunch by the river, we visit Manavgat Waterfalls before continuing to Side. Side is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey. It was an ancient harbour, today Side is a pretty resort town with its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches & numerous tiny souvenir shops. The magnificent theatre of the ancient city, built on colonnaded arches, is the largest in the whole area. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 09 : Antalya / Istanbul
Depending on the flight schedule, free time in Antalya before the transfer to Antalya Airport. Flight to Istanbul, transfer & check in to hotel your upon arrival. Free day at leisure. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 10 : Istanbul
Depending on your flight time, check-out (12:00) from hotel & remainder of day will be at leisure till your transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your homebound flight.
 
 
Duration:
9 nights / 10 days
Transport:
Flight & coach
Highlights:
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Side, Aspendos
Sightseeing:

Small group &/or private option
Stay:
Budget / Comfort / Deluxe or combination of either hotels
Operates:
All year-round
Rates:
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