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Itinerary T01                      4D/3N

3N Istanbul                        
Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Istanbul is truly a world city, a city which everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Its rich past coexists alongside its youthful exuberance. Although no longer the capital of Turkey, Istanbul still remains the country's cultural and business centre.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and after clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area. Transfer to your hotel in a private car. Check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 02: Bosphorous Cruise, Visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast today the morning is at leisure for you to take the sights and smells of the city.

In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans.

After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.
Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 03: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.
Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 04: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.


Itinerary T02                      5D/4N  

2N Antalya, 2N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Antalya.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

After clearing customs, come out of the airport and meet our representative in the waiting area. Transfer to your hotel in a private car. Check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 02: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 03: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 04: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 05: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T03                      6D/5N  

3N Kusadasi, 2N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Izmir.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 02: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 03: Full day visit to Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters. Back to Kusadasi for overnight at your hotel.

Day 04: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Izmir airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 05: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 06: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T04                      6D/5N  

2N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale, 2N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Izmir.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 02: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 03: Onto Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 04: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Izmir airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 05: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 06: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T05                      6D/5N  

3N Cappadocia, 2N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Kayseri.

The region known as Cappadocia includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is a stunning area of other-worldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The area is also famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. Cappadocia was a refuge for the early Christians, who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

Come out of the Kayseri airport after clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area of the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 02: Devrent valley, Monks valley, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar.

After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia. Optional – Hot Air Balloon Ride today (at extra cost).

Day 03: Cavusin, Pigeon Vallye, Kaymakli Underground city and Ortahisar

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 04: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 05: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 06: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T06                      8D/7N  

3N Cappadocia, 2N Antalya, 2N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Kayseri.

The region known as Cappadocia includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is a stunning area of other-worldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The area is also famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. Cappadocia was a refuge for the early Christians, who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

Come out of the Kayseri airport after clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area of the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 02: Devrent valley, Monks valley, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar.

After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia. Optional – Hot Air Balloon Ride today (at extra cost).

Day 03: Cavusin, Pigeon Vallye, Kaymakli Underground city and Ortahisar

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 04: Onto Antalya

After breakfast, depart to Kayseri Airport for your flight to Antalya.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

After you come out of the airport and meet our representative in the waiting area. Transfer to your hotel in a private car. Check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 05: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 06: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 07: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 08: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T07                      8D/7N  

2N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale, 2N Antalya, 2N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Izmir.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 02: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 03: Onto Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 04: Onto Antalya by road

After breakfast today, depart to Antalya by road from Pamukkale.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

Reach Antalya and check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 05: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 06: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 07: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 08: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

After breakfast transfer by road to Antalya. Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

 


Itinerary T08                      9D/8N  

3N Cappadocia, 2N Antalya, 3N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Kayseri.

The region known as Cappadocia includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is a stunning area of other-worldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The area is also famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. Cappadocia was a refuge for the early Christians, who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

Come out of the Kayseri airport after clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area of the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 02: Devrent valley, Monks valley, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar.

After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia. Optional – Hot Air Balloon Ride today (at extra cost).

Day 03: Cavusin, Pigeon Vallye, Kaymakli Underground city and Ortahisar

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 04: Onto Antalya

After breakfast, depart to Kayseri Airport for your flight to Antalya.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

After you come out of the airport and meet our representative in the waiting area. Transfer to your hotel in a private car. Check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 05: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 06: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 07: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 08: Day at leisure

After breakfast today, the day is free for leisure for you to explore Istanbul on your own. Shop to your heart’s content or just relax. You may also take a full day visit to Princes’ island at an extra cost.

Day 09: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T09                      10D/9N

3N Cappadocia, 2N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale, 3N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Kayseri.

The region known as Cappadocia includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is a stunning area of other-worldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The area is also famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. Cappadocia was a refuge for the early Christians, who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

Come out of the Kayseri airport after clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area of the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 02: Devrent valley, Monks valley, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar.

After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia. Optional – Hot Air Balloon Ride today (at extra cost).

Day 03: Cavusin, Pigeon Vallye, Kaymakli Underground city and Ortahisar

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 04: Flight to Izmir, Drive to Kusadasi

After breakfast, take a flight from Kayseri Airport, Cappadocia to Izmir Airport.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Upon arriving at Izmir, transfer to your hotel at Kusadasi via a private vehicle and check in. Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 05: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 06: Onto Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 07: Fly to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise, Visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Denizli airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 08: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 09: Day at leisure

After breakfast today, the day is free for leisure for you to explore Istanbul on your own. Shop to your heart’s content or just relax. You may also take a full day visit to Princes’ island at an extra cost.

Day 10: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T10                      11D/10N             

3N Cappadocia, 2N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale, 2N Antalya, 2N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Kayseri.

The region known as Cappadocia includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is a stunning area of other-worldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The area is also famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. Cappadocia was a refuge for the early Christians, who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

Come out of the Kayseri airport after clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area of the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 02: Devrent valley, Monks valley, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar.

After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia. Optional – Hot Air Balloon Ride today (at extra cost).

Day 03: Cavusin, Pigeon Vallye, Kaymakli Underground city and Ortahisar

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 04: Flight to Izmir, Drive to Kusadasi

After breakfast, take a flight from Kayseri Airport, Cappadocia to Izmir Airport.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Upon arriving at Izmir, transfer to your hotel at Kusadasi via a private vehicle and check in. Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 05: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 06: Onto Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 07: Onto Antalya by road

After breakfast today, depart to Antalya by road from Pamukkale.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

Reach Antalya and check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 08: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 09: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 11: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

After breakfast transfer by road to Antalya. Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

 


Itinerary T11                      12D/11N             

3N Cappadocia, 2N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale, 2N Antalya, 3N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Kayseri.

The region known as Cappadocia includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is a stunning area of other-worldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The area is also famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. Cappadocia was a refuge for the early Christians, who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

Come out of the Kayseri airport after clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area of the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 02: Devrent valley, Monks valley, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar.

After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia. Optional – Hot Air Balloon Ride today (at extra cost).

Day 03: Cavusin, Pigeon Vallye, Kaymakli Underground city and Ortahisar

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 04: Flight to Izmir, Drive to Kusadasi

After breakfast, take a flight from Kayseri Airport, Cappadocia to Izmir Airport.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Upon arriving at Izmir, transfer to your hotel at Kusadasi via a private vehicle and check in. Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 05: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 06: Onto Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 07: Onto Antalya by road

After breakfast today, depart to Antalya by road from Pamukkale.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

Reach Antalya and check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 08: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 09: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 11: Day at leisure

After breakfast today, the day is free for leisure for you to explore Istanbul on your own. Shop to your heart’s content or just relax. You may also take a full day visit to Princes’ island at an extra cost.

Day 12: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T12                      13D/12N             

3N Cappadocia, 2N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale, 2N Antalya, 4N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Kayseri.

The region known as Cappadocia includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is a stunning area of other-worldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The area is also famous for its carpet-weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. Cappadocia was a refuge for the early Christians, who escaped persecution by living and worshipping underground. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

Come out of the Kayseri airport after clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area of the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 02: Devrent valley, Monks valley, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar.

After breakfast start the sightseeing of the area including the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castle at Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia. Optional – Hot Air Balloon Ride today (at extra cost).

Day 03: Cavusin, Pigeon Vallye, Kaymakli Underground city and Ortahisar

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a tour with 4kms hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotels. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 04: Flight to Izmir, Drive to Kusadasi

After breakfast, take a flight from Kayseri Airport, Cappadocia to Izmir Airport.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Upon arriving at Izmir, transfer to your hotel at Kusadasi via a private vehicle and check in. Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 05: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 06: Onto Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 07: Onto Antalya by road

After breakfast today, depart to Antalya by road from Pamukkale.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

Reach Antalya and check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 08: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 09: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 11: Half day City Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, depart for a half day sightseeing tour of Istanbul visiting - Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi palace and Camlica Hill today. Return back to your hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 12: Day at leisure

After breakfast today, the day is free for leisure for you to explore Istanbul on your own. Shop to your heart’s content or just relax. You may also take a full day visit to Princes’ island at an extra cost.

Day 13: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T13                      12D/11N

2N Izmir, 1N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale,   2N Dalyan, 2N Antalya, 3N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Izmir.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Izmir.

Day 02: Visit to Pergamon

After breakfast today, take a drive to Pergamon. Pergamon or Pergamum was an ancient Greek city, in Mysia, north-western Anatolia, 16 miles from the Aegean Sea, located on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus (modern day Bakırçay), that became an important kingdom during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 282–129 BC.

During your tour visit the Asklepion, Red Basilica, Site of Zeus Altar and the Theatre of Pergamon.

Later in the evening, return to your hotel in Izmir.

Day 03: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 04: Full day visit to Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 05: Onto Dalyan

After breakfast, drive to Dalyan. Dalyan - Kaunos was said to have been founded by Kaunos, son of Miletos and Kyane, on the southern coast of Karia, opposite Rhodes, and was known as Rhodian Peraea, at the foot of Mount Tarbelos . The name of Dalyan comes from the crawls dating back to the 19.th century.
A crawl means "fish trap and fishing or fish production station". It was established as a fishing village in the last century. On the wharf there's a mosque which belong to the last century. Its name comes from crawls which were set up on the Dalyan river.
Reach Dalyan and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Dalyan.

Day 06: Mud Bath at Dalyan

After breakfast today, indulge in a Mud bath. In the area of the Dalyan channels and Lake Köyceðiz, thermal waters spring up at many places. The hot sulphurous waters are meant to help with healing rheumatic and skin diseases.
Take a boat trip from Dalyan to the mud and sulphur baths on the Lake Koycegiz side and wallow like a Hippo in the warm, sticky mud!!

Once you have covered yourself in the mud you then wait for it to dry in the sun. The sulphur pool in which you clean yourself after your Mudbath is also at a temperature of 40 degrees. Take along your swimming costume and towel, you can usually shower as well.
{Tip:  Watch giant Turtles at Caretta Caretta – Dalyan as they come to lay their eggs. (nov – mar)} Overnight at your hotel in Dalyan.

Day 07: Onto Antalya by road

After breakfast today, depart to Antalya by road.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

Transfer to your hotel in a private car. Check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 08: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 09: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 11: Day at leisure

After breakfast today, the day is free for leisure for you to explore Istanbul on your own. Shop to your heart’s content or just relax. You may also take a full day visit to Princes’ island at an extra cost.

Day 12: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T14                      13D/12N

2N Izmir, 1N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale,   2N Dalyan, 2N Antalya, 4N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Izmir.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Izmir.

Day 02: Visit to Pergamon

After breakfast today, take a drive to Pergamon. Pergamon or Pergamum was an ancient Greek city, in Mysia, north-western Anatolia, 16 miles from the Aegean Sea, located on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus (modern day Bakırçay), that became an important kingdom during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 282–129 BC.

During your tour visit the Asklepion, Red Basilica, Site of Zeus Altar and the Theatre of Pergamon.

Later in the evening, return to your hotel in Izmir.

Day 03: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 04: Full day visit to Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight at your hotel in Pamukkale.

Day 05: Onto Dalyan

After breakfast, drive to Dalyan. Dalyan - Kaunos was said to have been founded by Kaunos, son of Miletos and Kyane, on the southern coast of Karia, opposite Rhodes, and was known as Rhodian Peraea, at the foot of Mount Tarbelos . The name of Dalyan comes from the crawls dating back to the 19.th century.
A crawl means "fish trap and fishing or fish production station". It was established as a fishing village in the last century. On the wharf there's a mosque which belong to the last century. Its name comes from crawls which were set up on the Dalyan river.
Reach Dalyan and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Dalyan.

Day 06: Mud Bath at Dalyan

After breakfast today, indulge in a Mud bath. In the area of the Dalyan channels and Lake Köyceðiz, thermal waters spring up at many places. The hot sulphurous waters are meant to help with healing rheumatic and skin diseases.
Take a boat trip from Dalyan to the mud and sulphur baths on the Lake Koycegiz side and wallow like a Hippo in the warm, sticky mud!!

Once you have covered yourself in the mud you then wait for it to dry in the sun. The sulphur pool in which you clean yourself after your Mudbath is also at a temperature of 40 degrees. Take along your swimming costume and towel, you can usually shower as well.
{Tip:  Watch giant Turtles at Caretta Caretta – Dalyan as they come to lay their eggs. (nov – mar)} Overnight at your hotel in Dalyan.

Day 07: Onto Antalya by road

After breakfast today, depart to Antalya by road.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

Transfer to your hotel in a private car. Check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 08: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 09: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 11: Visit to Princes’ Island, Visit to Buyukada Summer Resort

Today after breakfast, visit the Princes’ island. Enjoy a private cruise in the Marmara Sea to Istanbul’s famous Princes' Islands. This is your opportunity to see Topkapi Palace, Leander’s Tower and Uskudar from the sea. Stop at Büyükada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes.

During the Summer season, enjoy the magical atmosphere that the Island’s beach resort has to offer including many optional water sporting activities.

Tour the island with horse-drawn carriages before stopping for an exquisite lunch at a fish restaurant. After your tour we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 12: Day at leisure

After breakfast today, the day is free for leisure for you to explore Istanbul on your own. Shop to your heart’s content or just relax. You may also take a full day visit to Princes’ island at an extra cost.

Day 13: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.

 


Itinerary T15                      10D/09N

2N Kusadasi, 1N Pamukkale, 2N Dalyan, 2N Antalya, 3N Istanbul

Day 01: Merhaba Turkey!

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Arrive at the Ataturk international Airport, Istanbul and take the connecting flight to Izmir.

Izmir, the city which is home to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World..."I am 8,500 years old..." says the city of Homer...
The legendary female warriors, the Amazons, founded Izmir, or Smyrna as it was called in Ancient Times, according to one story. Come out of the Izmir international Airport and transfer in your waiting vehicle to Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of Turkey's largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means 'Bird Island' and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort. There are a number of sandy beaches in the area.

Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 02: Visit Ephesus, Visit to House of Virgin Mary, Archeological Museum and Temple of Diana

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.). Return to Kusadasi, Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Kusadasi.

Day 03: Full day visit to Pamukkale, Visit to Cotton Terraces, Heiropolis,Necropolis

After an early breakfast, drive to Pamukkale, “Cotton Castle”, famous for its healing thermal / mineral Baths and beautiful snow-white “petrified” waterfalls. After lunch, visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater. Pamukkale’s terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In the afternoon, free time for swimming or a therapeutic bath in the hot spring mineral waters. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 04: Onto Dalyan

After breakfast, drive to Dalyan. Dalyan - Kaunos was said to have been founded by Kaunos, son of Miletos and Kyane, on the southern coast of Karia, opposite Rhodes, and was known as Rhodian Peraea, at the foot of Mount Tarbelos . The name of Dalyan comes from the crawls dating back to the 19.th century.
A crawl means "fish trap and fishing or fish production station". It was established as a fishing village in the last century. On the wharf there's a mosque which belong to the last century. Its name comes from crawls which were set up on the Dalyan river.
Reach Dalyan and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Dalyan.

Day 05: Mud Bath at Dalyan

After breakfast today, indulge in a Mud bath. In the area of the Dalyan channels and Lake Köyceðiz, thermal waters spring up at many places. The hot sulphurous waters are meant to help with healing rheumatic and skin diseases.
Take a boat trip from Dalyan to the mud and sulphur baths on the Lake Koycegiz side and wallow like a Hippo in the warm, sticky mud!!

Once you have covered yourself in the mud you then wait for it to dry in the sun. The sulphur pool in which you clean yourself after your Mudbath is also at a temperature of 40 degrees. Take along your swimming costume and towel, you can usually shower as well.
{Tip:  Watch giant Turtles at Caretta Caretta – Dalyan as they come to lay their eggs. (nov – mar)} Overnight at your hotel in Dalyan.

Day 06: Onto Antalya by road

After breakfast today, depart to Antalya by road.

Antalya, the Turkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey's Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi within the old city walls. This area has seen something of a renaissance in recent years, with many of the wooden Ottoman mansions being restored and turned into boutique hotels. No cars are allowed in the narrow streets of the old town so it is a good place to soak up the atmosphere around the charming harbour. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century.

Transfer to your hotel in a private car. Check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 07: Visit to the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and Aspendos; Visit to Manavgat Waterfalls

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Side and the ASPENDOS amphitheater, best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. This is the best possible tour to the ancient ruins and cities of Antalya, which reflects the glorious age of classical era. The triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with a refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. Return to hotel, Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at your hotel in Antalya.

Day 08: Transfer to Istanbul, Bosphorous cruise and visit to Spice Bazaar

After breakfast, transfer to Antalya airport to board your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

Later, depart for a half-day Bosphorus Cruise. Take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, and the Baroque summer palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. After the cruise, visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colours, sounds, and the rich smells of exotic spices.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 09: Full day City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for full day city tour of Istanbul visiting - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 10: Day at leisure

After breakfast today, the day is free for leisure for you to explore Istanbul on your own. Shop to your heart’s content or just relax. You may also take a full day visit to Princes’ island at an extra cost.

Day 11: Elveda Turkey!

After breakfast check out of the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for onward flight.