St Sophia, gem of Istanbul
  • Itinerary
  • Highlights
  • Dates & Prices

The Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul
Arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and meet for transfer to the hotel, remainder of the day and evening free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 : Istanbul
Full day tour exploring some of the major highlights such as Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

Day 3 : Istanbul to Ankara
Morning optional extra tour visiting St. Sophia and Bosphorus cruise. In the afternoon, around 3PM depart overland to Ankara with arrival in the evening. Overnight stay (BD)

Day 4 : Ankara to Cappadocia
Morning visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Then depart on to Cappadocia with stop at a a 13th century caravanserai en route. Overnight in Cappadocia. (BD)

Day 5 : Cappadocia
Early morning optional hot air balloon ride. After breakfast, visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Pasabagi for the famous fairy chimneys and Red Valley. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (BD)

Day 6 : Cappadocia to Pamukkale
Morning depart on the drive to Pamukkale with a stop along the way to visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. (BD)

Day 7 : Pamukkale to Kusadasi
Early morning visit the unique travertens of Pamukkale, also known as the "Cotton Castle". Also visit the ruins of one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then depart to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (BD)

Day 8 : Ephesus
Morning tour the famous ruins of Ephesus along with a visit to the house of Virgin Mary. Afternoon Optional: tour of Sardis or Sirince. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. (BD)

Day 9 : Departure
Breakfast, check-out and end of tour services. From here you can either continue on to Greece or head to other areas of Turkey. Note your preferences in the enquiry form and we will be happy to advise on alterantives for you. (B)

Highlights

Hotel accomodation including breakfasts & dinners as noted in the itinerary
All noted sightseeing with English speaking tour guide
Main entrance fees to the noted sights
Local taxes and handing fees
HOTELS:
Istanbul: Hilton Parksa
Ankara: Movenpick Hotel
Cappadocia: Lykia Lodge
Pamukkale: Pam Thermal
Kusadasi: Charisma Hotel

Dates & Prices - 2014 Season

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