Turkey has so much to offer it can be difficult knowing where to start. From the magical landscapes of Cappadocia, to the legendary cities of Troy and Ephesus, to the haunting battlefields of Gallipoli and the stunning Aegean Coast. Turkey really does have it all.
We can help. We offer a range of private and group tours to all the major tourist destinations in Turkey, as well as to many of the lesser known ones. Travel in comfort in luxury vehicles and enjoy the history and culture of this great country with the help of professional tour guides. We also offer a full range of exclusive sailing holidays around the fabled “Blue Coast” of Turkey in a traditional Turkish Gulet (wooden sailing boat). With blue seas, fine cuisine, relaxation, nature and culture it is the perfect break for couples, friends and families, or for groups who may wish to charter a whole boat.
ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL (WD)
Arrive in İstanbul, only city on the world that is founded on two continents. Meet with your guide and transfer to the hotel. This evening welcome dinner will be served at hotel.
After breakfast, visit Hagia Sophia, which remains one of the greatest architectural marvels in the World. Explore the Hippodrome, which was once the scene of horse and chariot races and the centre of Byzantine civic life. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and blue Iznik tiles. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, imperial residence of the Sultan and his court, and the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. Last stop will be Grand Bazaar.
ISTANBUL – CAPPADOCIA (B)
After an early breakfast, we are transferred to Ataturk airport for our flight to Kayseri.
We will be met by our guide and drive to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. We will continue our tour with Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After lunch, we will visit Goreme Open Air Museum where you can see the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements. The site is in “UNESCO World Heritage List” since 1985. After the tour, check-in to our hotel. Overnight.Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. After tour we depart to airport. (Please note that pick up time can be change according to flight departure time)Fly from Istanbul to Kayseri / Nevsehir One of our colleagues will be waiting for you at the arrival hall bearing a sign with your name on it. You will be greeted by a courteous member of our staff who will l take you directly to your hotel. Accommodation is in Cappadocia.
CAPPADOCIA – IZMIR – KUSADASI (B)
After breakfast, we start with a gentle walk through the unique volcanic rock formations and rock-cut houses at Red & Rose Valleys. Visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin, followed by lunch and then an excursion to Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon, visit Kaymakli underground city, which sheltered local Christians from Arab invaders. After the tour, transfer to Kayseri airport for our flight to Izmir. Pick up from Izmir airport and transfer to our hotel in Kusadasi.
EPHESUS – PAMUKKALE (B)
Today, we drive to Selcuk city to visit House of the Virgin Mary. Continue on to the fabled city of Ephesus. Visit the Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which dates from the third century BC. We will take our time to explore the entire city with our guide, including the Theatre, Roman Latrines and Baths as well as the Library of Celsus. Proceed on to our Pamukkale hotel for dinner and overnight.
HIERAPOLIS – DENIZLI – ISTANBUL (B)
Start your tour at Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), a natural wonder of breathtaking beauty. Climb up the snow-white terraced cliffs, basins and waterfalls through a magical landscape to the thermal springs. The ancient city of Hierapolis (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is perched on top of the white cliff, and offers spectacular views over the Denizli plain below. Continue your guided tour of the city’s other sites, including a Theatre, Necropolis (City of the Dead), and the Temple of Apollo. Conclude your tour at Aphrodisias, renowned for its esthetic architecture and delicate friezes and the Temple of Aphrodite.
After the tour, transfer to Denizli airport for our flight to Istanbul. Pick up from Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight is in Istanbul.
DEPARTURE FROM ISTANBUL (B)
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Istanbul until our transfer to Ataturk airport for your flight home.
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