2020 - Ancient Turkey Tour

Start: Istanbul Finish: Kusadasi

Visiting: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kuşadası


Duration: 8 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour Operator: Fez Travel

Group size: 2 - 8

Age range: 8-99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

This 9 day tour, starts from Istanbul, Turkey, and ends at Kuşadası, Turkey. See all that is iconic to Turkey, magnificent Istanbul, extraordinary Ephesus, unique Cappadocia and dream-like Pamukkale. Short, sharp and sweet, truly a Turkish delight.

Highlights

  • iconGoreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • iconPamukkale - Hierapolis - Tour
  • iconEphesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • iconGöreme - Open Air museum
  • iconSite of the Temple of Artemis
  • iconAnkara - Ataturk's Mausoleum
  • iconIstanbul - Hippodrome
  • iconKonya - Alaeddin Mosque
  • iconIstanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • iconGoreme - Open Air Museum
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icon Day 1 : Istanbul

Location: Istanbul

Accommodation: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)

Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.

icon Day 2 : Istanbul Old City

Location: Istanbul

Accommodation: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel (Boutique)

Meals: Breakfast

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

icon Day 3 : Ankara, Cappadocia

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: MDC Hotel (Boutique Cave)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia.

icon Day 4 : Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Location: Cappadocia

Accommodation: MDC Hotel (Boutique Cave)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

icon Day 5 : Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

Location: Konya

Accommodation: Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya (5 star)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leaving Cappadocia we head south, towards Konya, along the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, just as the ancient traders did. Once in Konya we tour the Mevlana Museum, the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi and Alaeddin Mosque.

icon Day 6 : Sagalassos, Pamukkale

Location: Pamukkale

Accommodation: Adem Pira Hotel (4 star)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we head for Pamukkale and it's calcium travertines. Along the way we visit the ancient site of Sagalassos. Conquered by Alexander the Great in 333 BC, earthquakes and plague saw its demise in 541-2. Today it is one of the best preserved sites in Turkey and is on the UNESCO Tentaice list.

icon Day 7 : Pamukkale

Location: Kuşadası

Accommodation: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods.

icon Day 8 : Ephesus, Sirince

Location: Kuşadası

Accommodation: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel (Boutique)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

icon Day 9 : Kusadasi

Accommodation: ()

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends before being transferred to Izmir airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

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    Meals

    8 breakfasts, 0lunches, 6dinners

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    Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle

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    Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour

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    Tips except Driver and Guide

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    Entrance fees

What's Not Included

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    Suggested optional activities

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    Compulsory Travel Insurance

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    Tips - Driver and Guide

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Fez Travel requires a deposit of 150 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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