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Turkey set departure coach tour - Istanbul to Izmir

TRY 1012 - 07 days / 06 nights
Notes:

This package is a combination of Istanbul + set departure coach tour Ankara to Izmir

Ankara can be excluded and day 03 used for additional sightseeing in Cappadocia if you wish


Travel to other areas of Turkey and/or to Greece or another country can also be added

If you would like to combine this tour with other destinations just let us know

Same itinerary can be arranged on private guided basis for individuals and/or groups

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival Istanbul - Friday:
Arrival to Istanbul Airport and meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day is then at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 02 - Sultanahmet Sightseeing Tour - Saturday:
Breakfast then meet to join on regular group tour to explore some of the most important sights in the historical area. Visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). Evening at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. **Additional days & tours can be added to Istanbul if required. (Meals: Value Category = BL / Superior Category = BL)


DAY 03 - Ankara - Sunday:
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to airport for early morning flight to Ankara. Arrival and meet to join on the regular group coach tour Ankara to Izmir. Depart on to visit the Anatolian Civilizations Museum which exhibits remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians among others. Then to Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of Ataturk (national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey). Depart on the drive to Cappadocia with a picturesque trip along Salt Lake (Tuz Golu) and 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Agzikarahan. On arrival visit Kaymakli Underground City, built by early Christians in which they hid from persecutors. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Meals: Value Category = LD / Superior Category = L)


DAY 04 - Cappadocia - Monday:
Optional extra early morning hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia (lasts approx 45minutes). Breakfast at hotel then begin to explore the area visiting valleys where you can find natural formations of fairy chimneys and some even animal-like. Visit Pasabagi in the Zelve area where monks used to live in rock cut rooms. Proceed to famous pottery town of Avanos then on to visit Goreme Open Air Museum with its numerous early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes. Photo stop at Pigeon Valley. Overnight Cappadocia. (Meals: Value Category = BLD / Superior Category = BL).


DAY 05 - Konya - Tuesday:
Breakfast, check out and depart from Cappadocia to Konya. On arrival visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana (Whirling Dervishes). Afterwards continue on to Pamukkale. This is a long day and can be fairly tiring due to the distance that needs to be covered. Overnight in Pamukkale. (Meals: Value Category = BLD / Superior Category = BLD)


DAY 06 - Pamukkale & Aphrodisias - Wednesday:
In Pamukkale visit the natural formation of travertens (also known as cotton castle) along with the ruins of Hierapolis which includes the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. In the afternoon tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite. Proceed to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi (Meals: Value Category = BLD / Superior Category = BLD)


DAY 07 - Ephesus & Virgin Mary - Thursday:
Today visit the remains of Artemis Temple, House of Virgin Mary and Ephesus Ancient City with many acres of carefully excavated ruins (Hillside Houses are excluded; optional extra entrance free required). Day also includes visit to Selcuk Ephesus Museum. End of coach tour with transfer to Izmir Airport or choose your own ending: stay another night in Kusadasi, travel on to Greece, travel back to Istanbul or continue on to other areas of Turkey. Choice is yours - just let us know your preferences when completing the enquiry form. (Meals: Value Category = BL / Superior Category = BL)

What's included?

Hotel accomodation (mostly on HB basis)

All noted sightseeing in Istanbul & when on group coach tour

Main entrance fees to sights visited and lunches (drinks extra)

Domestic flight ticket for route Istanbul to Ankara (economy)

Taxes and handling services

Tour Rates:

Value Category: 975US$ per person sharing in double/twin

Superior Category: 1325US$ per person sharing in double/twin

Please use the Booking / Enquiry Form for any questions you may have regarding this travel package and/or to receive a quote based on your preferences.