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This week long Turkey tour explores the bustling city of Istanbul, coastal Kusadasi, the amazing ruins at Ephesus, beautiful calcium travertines at Pamukkale, the old Silk Road route stopping at old Caravanserais near Konya, and the unique landscape, underground cities and scenery of Cappadocia
- Dag 1.
- Arrive Into Istanbul. Transfer To Hotel
- Dag 2.
- Istanbul City Tour, Fly To Kusadasi
- Dag 3.
- Kusadasi. Ephesus Greek & Roman Ruins
- Dag 4.
- Drive To Pamukkale And Hieropolis
- Dag 5.
- Drive The Silk Road To Konya
- Dag 6.
- Cappadocia. Full Day Tour
- Dag 7.
- Return To Istanbul Via Ankara
- Dag 8.
- Istanbul. Free Time. Transfer To Airport
Bezochte steden (8): Ankara, Goreme, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Kusadasi, Pamukkale
This 8-day Turkey tour takes you from bustling Istanbul to the Mediterranean at Kusadasi and then inland to the beautiful scenery of Cappadocia. The itinerary is designed to combine some of Turkey's classic highlights in a week's visit, balancing bustling cities, beautiful scenery, ancient ruins and modern Turkey. You'll stay in a mix of 4-star and boutique style properties along the way.
Starting in Istanbul, the beating heart of Turkey and historically a vitally important connecting point between the continents of Europe and Asia, we visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Spice Bazaar, Hippodrome and take a cruise on the Bosphorus before flying south to the Mediterranean coast at Kusadasi. We have two nights here, and a tour to the nearby ruins at Ephesus. One of the best preserved ancient Greek & Roman sites in the whole of the Mediterranean region, this is a spectacular site with a fascinating history. We'll also visit a village famous for producing local fruit wines, and learn about the importance of carpet making in Turkey. Our next stop is at the stepped calcium travertines and hot pools at Pamukkale, before we continue into the centre of Turkey along the ancient Spice Route, passing old caravanserais and visiting the Mervlana museum at Konya on the way. This brings us to picturesque landscape of Cappadocia where we visit the strange rock formations, cave chuches and 'fairy chimneys' in the Goreme valley and venture down into one of the labarynthine underground cities built by Christians centuries ago to hide from persecution. The tour then finishes with a drive (or optional flight) via Ankara back to Istanbul where extra nights are available to spend more time exploring the city.