Bodrum Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF TURKEY 634

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Day 1: Bodrum

Welcome to Turkey and the start of your holiday. Upon arrival into Bodrum you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Bodrum.

Days 2-3: Bodrum

Enjoy the next couple of days at your leisure as your relax alongside this beach side town. Overnight Bodrum.

Day 4: Bodrum - Pamukkale

Driving east, we arrive at Pamukkale - home of the famous gleaming white calcium terraced pools. Known locally as the Cotton Castles, they are a natural phenomena and gift of Mother Nature. Pamukkale was formed when warm, calcium rich mineral water cascaded over the cliff edge, cooling and depositing in the process. The calcium built natural shelves and pools on the cliffs, known as travertine's. Take a barefoot walk along the travertine's or opt for a dip in the warm waters of the Pamukkale Thermal pool, with its submerged fragments of fluted marble columns. Our last stop for the day is the ruined spa town of Hierapolis, famed for the curative powers of mineral springs, dammed to create communal baths. Overnight - Pamukkale

Days 5-7: Pamukkale

Leaving Pamukkale we keep driving South East to the town of Alanya, formerly Alaiye, this beach resort city is located 166 kilometres from the city of Antalya. The Mediterranean climate, natural attractions, and historic heritage makes Alanya a popular destination for tourism. Spend the remains of the day and next couple of days at your leisure. Overnight Alanya at the Delphin Deluxe Hotel

Clear waters of Antalya

Day 8: - Cappadocia

Alanya - Cappadocia Leaving the relaxing sights and sounds of Alanya you will travel by road to Cappadocia. Upon arrival check in to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Cappadocia.

Day 9: Cappadocia

Today you will visit the Devrent Valley where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley. Thereafter visit Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. Further to the time for lunch proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 10: Cappadocia - Istanbul

After breakfast you'll be transferred to Kayseri airport for a flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 11: Istanbul

Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. We’ll visit Topkapi Palace; the former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Then we will continue to the ancient Roman Hippodrome; the former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. After this we will see Hagia Sophia; the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. We will continue our Sultanahmet tour with the Blue Mosque; famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles. Then we will drive to Eminönü to visit the aromatic Spice Bazaar, where the smells of cinnamon, cloves and thyme, rise from hundreds of colourful bags at every store-front. Overnight Istanbul

Day 12: Istanbul

A visit to the Grand Covered Bazaar; which is the most attractive shopping center and the biggest (souk) in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets and leatherwear. Transfer back to your Hotel. Then we will have Bosphorus Cruise; through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 13: Istanbul

Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred tot he airport in time for your departure flight.

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