Wonders of Turkey
Wonders of Turkey
BA

Highlights: Istanbul - Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale - Kusadasi - Izmir


Other departures: Manchester - £1075, Birmingham - £1099, Glasgow - £1125, Edinburgh - £1135, George Best Belfast City - £1109, Bristol - £1159, Norwich - £1109, Southampton - £1095, Newcastle - £1095, Exeter - £1109


The tour starts on following dates:
11 May 18 – 18 May 18
15 June 18 – 22 June 18
13 July 18 – 20 July 18
17 Aug 18 – 24 Aug 18
14 Sept 18 – 21 Sept 18
05 Oct 18 – 12 Oct 18


Hotels:
Istanbul - Wyndham Old City
Cappadocia - Perissia Hotel & Convention Center
Pamukkale - Tripolis Hotel
Izmir - Ramada Plaza Izmir


Itinerary:


Day 1: Istanbul
Following our arrival in Istanbul we are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel where we will have our dinner and overnight stay.


Meals: Dinner


Day 2: Istanbul
After breakfast we set off on a full day of sightseeing in Istanbul. We will start with a visit to the renewed Sultanahmet Mosque, known popularly as The Blue Mosque an incredibly beautiful mosque known for its blue Iznik (Nicaea) tiles are unique for the fact that it has six minarets. We continue on to the Hippodrome once the vast arena that functioned as the heart of sporting (chariots races and athletics) events and political activities of the old city. From here we go to the nearby Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom. Ranking as one of the greatest marvels of world architecture, this awe-inspiring building was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian. After lunch our next visit will be Topkapi Palace which for more than 400 years was the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans; now home to the priceless collections porcelain, jewelry, calligraphy and many masterpieces of art. The tour will end with the visit to the Grand Bazaar, the vast and legendary covered market that is the biggest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewelry and carpets. Overnight at the hotel.


Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Day 3: Istanbul / Ankara / Cappadocia
After breakfast drive to the airport for our Ankara flight. Tour starts in the morning from the airport. Visit the Hittite Museum and Mausoleum of Atatürk. After lunch drive to Cappadocia. Dinner & overnight.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 4: Cappadocia
Breakfast at the hotel, morning visit to the underground city of Kaymaklı & Citadel of Uçhisar. After lunch continue with the valley of "Göreme" & openair museum. The last sites will be PaÅŸabaÄŸ valley and Avanos. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 5: Cappadocia / Konya / Pamukkale
Early departure for Konya. On the way visit the 13 th century Seljukian caravanserai "Sultanhan". The next stop will be Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the Theological Scholl of Whirling Dervishes.Lunch enroute, drive to Pamukkale.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 6:Pamukkale / Kusadasi / Izmir
Breakfast and visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Drive to Meryemana and visit House of Virgin Mary. After lunch Continue to Ephesus, the Romen Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the Temple of Hadrian, the magnificient library, Agora and fantastic greco-roman theatre.Drive to your Izmir hotel. Dinner and overnight.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 7: Izmir / Istanbul
After breakfast transfer to Izmir Airport for a short flight to Istanbul at 09:00.


Meals: Breakfast



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with British Airways
  • Airport taxes
  • Domestic flight ticket
  • Hotel accommodation throughout the tour at specified selected hotels or similar
  • Sightseeing tours as per above itinerary
  • Entrance fees of the specified museums in the itinerary
  • Specified meals
  • Transportation by A/C deluxe vehicle depends on number of pax
  • English speaking professional tour guide throughout the tour
  • Tips to hotels, restaurants
  • Local Taxes

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary