Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines
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Turkey Tours - 6 to 9 days

Itinerary

2019 - 'Carian Discovery Tour'
11 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Thursday

Bodrum

Welcome to Bodrum! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Overnight Bodrum
TBA
Hotel to be advised
Day 2
Friday

Bodrum

Today we will visit Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honour of St.Peter. Onto the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was constructed as a funeral monument by Artemisia, Queen of Caria, after the death of her brother and husband Mausolos. It is here that the word 'Mausoleum' comes from. Lastly we visit the Antique Theatre which is situated on the hillside over looking Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum
TBA
Hotel to be advised
Day 3
Saturday

Aphrodisias

Depart from Bodrum to Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, the Amphitheatre and Aphrodisias Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Pamukkale.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
Day 4
Sunday

Pamukkale, Kibyra

Today we will visit Pamukkale, cotton castles and Heirapolis, including magnificently preserved necropolis, the main steet, gates, thermal baths, the Greco Roman theatre and the Basilica of St. Philippe. Swim in a theraputic bath of hot spring mineral waters. From Pamukkale we head to Antalya, visiting, Kibyra, a little-known ancient city, where you will have chance to see the well preserved stadium and bouleuterion.

Overnight Antalya
4 star
Day 5
Monday

Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant resting spot.

Overnight Antalya
4 star
(B)
Day 6
Tuesday

Konya

Early departure for Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(B, D)
Day 7
Wednesday

Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Today we depart for Cappadocia visiting Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. We continue onto Cappadocia and marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 8
Thursday

Pigeon and Love Valleys, Underground City

Today we visit trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 9
Friday

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 10
Saturday

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace 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'.

Overnight Istanbul
Boutique
(B)
Day 11
Sunday

Istanbul

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
2. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact with us for a quote.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bodrum Antique Theatre
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Aphrodisias - Museum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Bodrum Castle
  • Cappadocia - Love Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Kibyra - Ancient Site
  • Manavgat Waterfalls
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Antalya
Best Western Khan Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Elmali Mah. Kazim Ozalp Cad. No: 55
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 (0242) 248 38 70
Best Western Khan Hotel
Best Western Khan Hotel
Best Western Khan Hotel
Bodrum
Hotel to be advised
Standard : TBA
Address :-
Bodrum
No images available for this hotel.
Cappadocia
MDC Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Karahandere Mah.
Mese Deresi Sok. No:2
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 341 44 15
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
MDC Hotel
Istanbul
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Bankalar Caddesi No 27
Beyoglu
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (212) 317 3400
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel
Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Saziziye Mahallesi
Kislaonu Sokak No: 4
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 221 60 00
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
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Prices

Deposit Option available for Carian Discovery Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00