A Glimpse of Turkey | Holiday Itinerary

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  • Experience the fascinating landscape of Cappadocia
  • Explore the incredibly well preserved ancient cities of Ephesus and Hierapolis
  • Take a walking tour of the exotic and lively city of Istanbul
  • Visit the religious city of Konya, home of the Whirling Dervishes
  • View the picturesque calcified formations at Pamukkule
  • See Ataturk’s Mausoleum at Ankara, Turkey’s capital city

from GBP 740 for 9 days

Visiting: Turkey
A brilliant way to enjoy this welcoming country – visiting all the main highlights from cities to ancient ruins and incredible landscapes in little over a week.

Brief Description and details

Day 1 – ISTANBUL
Arrival day.

Day 2 – ISTANBUL – OVERNIGHT TRAIN
Today we take a walking tour of the old city, visiting the Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia and the Basilica Cistern. After dinner we board an overnight train to Ankara. (B)

Day 3 – ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA
On arrival in Ankara we visit Ataturk’s Mausoleum and then drive to the spectacular region of Cappadocia via the village of Hacibektas, home to Turkey’s Alevite population and named after the Sufi philosopher Haci Bektas Veli. (D)

Day 4 – CAPPADOCIA
Today we spend a full day exploring Cappadocia’s fascinating rock formations and underground dwellings. Travel on foot as well as by bus, through some of the more spectacular valleys, with lots of fantastic photo opportunities in this totally unique landscape. (B)

Day 5 – KONYA – PAMUKKALE
Drive to Konya, home of Whirling Dervishes, before heading on to Pamukkale. (BD)

Day 6 – PAMUKKALE
Visit the famous calcified falls (or ‘cotton castles’) of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis before driving to Selcuk. (B)

Day 7 – EPHESUS
In the morning we visit the magnificent ruins of the ancient Ionian city of Ephesus. Free afternoon. (B)

Day 8 – ISTANBUL
Fly to Istanbul. The reminder of the day is free for some last minute exploring. (B)

Day 9 – ISTANBUL
Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Key: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner

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