Turkish Delight

A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, scenery from beaches to mountains and the great city of İstanbul. Turkey’s diverse landscapes, from Aegean olive groves to eastern steppe, provide a lyrical setting for its many great ruins. The country’s most magical scenery is to be found in Asian Anatolia, where beautiful vistas are provided by the vertiginous Mediterranean coastline, Cappadocia’s otherworldly ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations and wavy valleys, the alpine pastures of the Kaçkar Mountains, and golden beaches such as 18km-long Patara. Whether you settle down with a çay to enjoy the view across mountain-ringed Lake Eğirdir or explore the hilly hinterland on the southwest coast’s many peninsulas, Turkey’s landscape will leave a lasting impression.

Price breakdown 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY (Group Tour):

Day One: ISTANBUL ARRIVAL

Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day Two – Three: ISTANBUL-ANKARA

This morning Optional tour of St. Sophia and Bosphorus cruise. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day Four: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA

Morning departure to view Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of  Sarhatli. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Enjoy dinner at a local  restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day Five: CAPPADOCIA

Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Balloon tour experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia.  After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. 

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day Six: CAPPADOCIA & PAMUKKALE

Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the Pamukkale. 

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day Seven: PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI

Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. 

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day Eight: EPHESUS & ST. MARY’S HOUSE – KUSADASI

Optional: Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Afternoon Optional: tour of Sirince. 

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day Nine: PERGAMUM – TROY – CANAKKALE

Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day Ten: DARDANELLES – GALLIPOLI – ISTANBUL

In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner 

Day Eleven: Departure

Transfer to Airport for your flight home

Meals: Breakfast 


Price and Package Inclusions

Turkish Delight (Group Tour)
from R19'557 pps
Return flights and taxes ex-Johannesburg
10 Nights accommodation in 4* Hotels
Daily breakfast
Lunch and dinners as per itinerary
Seat in Coach.
Sightseeing as per itinerary in a luxury motor coach with English speaking guide
Pottery workshop
Entrance fees to all sites and excursions.

Package does not include

  • Anything of a personal nature and meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Optional tour prices on request.
  • Other personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, mini bar, room service
  • Personal travel insurance and Visas

 

  • All itineraries can be tailored to suit your individual needs and budgets.
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