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Turkey Tour - 8 nights

Tour Itinerary
DAY 1 -  Arrival in Istanbul
Pick up from the airport (or cruise port) and transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul.


DAY 2 -  Old City Tour - (B, L)
Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not
included). Overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 3 - Bosphorus & Two Continents Tour - (B, L)
Visit the Spice Bazaar, enjoy the Bosphorus by Boat, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Camlica Hill.
Overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 4 -- Ephesus Tour by Flight - (B, L)
Early morning airport transfer for your flight to Izmir. Then visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the
seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the
world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre &
Marble Street. After a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her final
years. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.

DAY 5 -- Pamukkale Tour - (B, L, D)
Morning drive to Pamukkale, then lunch. In the afternoon, tour the 'Cotton Castle.' Bring swimwear as you may
have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with
its theatre and Necropolis. Overnight in Pamukkale.

DAY 6 -  - Pamukkale to Cappadocia by Flight - (B)
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight from Pamukkale to Cappadocia (via Istanbul.) On arrival, transfer to
your hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

DAY 7 -  Cappadocia North Tour with Balloon Flight - (B, L)
05:00 Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia (Optional extra)
Hotel pickup, then a quick snack and safety briefing. Watching the balloon inflate, then you're off! Soaring over
fairy chimneys, and dipping low to skim cave dwellings. This may be your favourite part of your Turkey trip - it will
certainly be unforgettable. Celebrate a soft landing with a quick drink, and return to your hotel for breakfast
around 8.30am.
Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (North). Visit Zelve open air museum, which once housed one of the largest
communities in the region. Visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley)
to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and the natural Castle at
Uchisar. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

DAY 8 -  Cappadocia South Tour - Istanbul - (B, L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (South). Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formerly
known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back,
visit monasteries in Selime Village and a 13th century Caravansaray on the Silk Road. After the tour, transfer to
airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 9 -- Istanbul - Goodbye - (B)

 

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