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Magical Turkey
   
Holiday Length: 14 days
Departs: selected Saturday's
Start City: Istanbul
End City: Istanbul
Type of Holiday: Small Group tour
Group Size (min. 2, max. 20)

  A more adventurous coach tour encompassing the essence of Turkey; sightseeing of ancient monuments, excursions offering cultural diversity and leisure activities in Turkey's natural wonderland.  Start your journey in Istanbul and make your way down the west coast passing the memorial sites of Gallipoli and the 2000 year old Ephesus.  Visit enroute quaint villages, beautiful beaches and fantastic natural wonders such as Saklikent Gorge and unforgettable Cappadocia.

ITINERARY                      
Day 1 - Saturday


  Istanbul
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative before transfer to your Hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.
     
Day 2 - Sunday



 

Istanbul
After breakfast at the hotel, a guided tour to Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Spice Market. The day ends with an overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)

     
Day 3 - Monday



 

Istanbul - Canakkale
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial and the war museum, cross the Dardanelles. Overnight stay in Canakkale. (B,D)

     
Day 4 - Tuesday



 

Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
After breakfast at the hotel drive to legendary to Troy - site of the legendary Trojan War, crossing the Ida mountains to Pergamum, with a visit to the Acropolis.  Overnight stay in Kusadasi. (B,D)

     
Day 5 - Wednesday





 

Kusadasi - Ephesus- Sirince – Kusadasi
Today drive to Ephesus, with an opportunity to discover the rich history of local handicrafts, such as hand-made carpets and leather. Continue to the beautiful (and much photographed) village of Sirince with time for shopping and wine tastings.  Return to Kusadasi for overnight stay. (B,D)

     
Day 6 - Thursday



 

Kusadasi - Hierapolis –Pamukkale -Marmaris
After breakfast drive through the plains and cotton farms enroute to Pamukkale, with time to enjoy the beauty of the lime cascade's and the ancient Hierapolis.  Continue to Marmaris for overnight stay. (B,D)

     
Day 7 - Friday





 

Marmaris - Koycegiz - Greek Kayakoy – Fethiye
After breakfast drive to the lakeside town of Koycegiz. Here we take a boat cruise to turtle beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mudbath. En route to Fethiye we'll stop to explore the quaint Greek village of Kayakoy. Overnight Fethiye and Dinner in a local Restaurant (B,D)

     
Day 8 - Saturday



 

Fethiye - Kayakoy - Oludeniz - Fethiye
After breakfast, depart for the "ghost village" of Kayakoy and continue to Oludeniz and its stunning beach where you will have time for a swim. Drive back to Fethiye for overnight. (B)

     
Day 9 - Sunday




  Fethiye - Saklikent Gorge - Antalya
After breakfast set off for the stunningly beautiful Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon.  After tracking along the canyon continue to Antalya crossing the Tauros mountain. Dinner at your hotel Overnight Antalya. (B,D)
     
Day 10 - Monday






 

Antalya (Aspendos) – Konya - Cappadocia
Early departure for Konya, stopping enroute at the ancient theatre of y Aspendos and at the scenic Tinaztepe sink hole and cave. Upon arrival to Konya, we tour the monastery of the Mervlana Whirling Dervishes, followed by an afternoon drive to Cappadocia via Seljuk- a fine example of an ancient Silk Road caravanserai. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. (B,D)

     
Day 11 - Tuesday



 
 

Cappadocia
After breakfast full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, Open Air Museum in Goreme and natural fortress in Uchisar. An optional and fun Turkish folklore evening is available tonight. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,L)

     
Day 12 - Wednesday





 

Cappadocia - Ankara - Safranbolu
Morning departure for Safranbolu. On the way visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum in Ankara. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We continue our drive and check in to our Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage Town / open air museum. Tonight we stay in an old ottoman mansion. (B,D)

     
Day 13 - Thursday


  
 

Safranbolu - Istanbul
After breakfast visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can sample some 'Turkish Delight'  before continuing to Istanbul and an afternoon visit to the Grand Bazaar Overnight – Istanbul. (B)

     
Day 14 - Friday


  Istanbul

Breakfast. Transfer to airport. (B)

   
Holiday inclusions:







 
  • Accommodation in Moderate First Class hotels - including Cave Hotel accommodation in Cappadocia.
  • Arrival & departure transfers in Istanbul (Sabiha Gokcen Airport is subject to a surcharge)
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guides
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees

 
Notes:

  Personal expenses, and tips to the driver and guide are NOT included in the tour price.
 

 

 


 

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