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Magnificent Turkey

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Destinations: Istanbul - Cappadocia - Pamukkale - Ephesus

Sunset on Mount Nemrut

Sample Itinerary

1st Day: Cappadocia

Arrival in Istanbul Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul

2nd Day: Istanbul

Today you will visit the amazing Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque with six minaret and beautiful tiles, ancient Hippodrome with Column, Obelisk and fountain and the biggest souk Grand Bazaar. After lunch Topkapı Palace with treasury rooms; it is an extensive complex rather than a single monolithic structure and little Hagia Sophia. Overnight Istanbul (B, L)

3rd Day: Istanbul - Cappadocia

Transfer to Istanbul Airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia (B)

4th Day: Cappadocia optional early morning Hot Air Ballooning Tour with short breakfast and prosecco

After breakfast full day tour: Pasabagi, Pottery Workshop, Goreme Open Air Museum. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Underground City and Uchisar. Overnight in Cappadocia.

(B, L)

5th Day: Cappadocia - Pamukkale

Drive from Cappadocia to Pamukkale via Konya. Overnight Pamukkale (B, D)

6th Day: Pamukkale - Hierapolis

This morning enjoy the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Then continue to Kuşadası . Overnight Kusadasi. (B, L, D)

7th Day: Ephesus - Kusadası

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continue to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Overnight Kusadasi. (B, L, D)

8th Day: Kuşadası – Izmir - Istanbul - Home

After breakfast (FREE time if available) then transfer to Izmir Airport for your flight home flight via Istanbul (B)

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