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Welcome to Istanbul! Arriving into the airport our friendly local team await your arrival and will assist and transfer you to your hotel. Relax and recoup at the hotel or even venture into town and enjoy your first night in this amazing vibrant city.
Enjoy today and tomorrow to explore the fascinating in's and out's of Istanbul at your leisure.
This morning we take an early flight to the amazing Cappadocia where you will be met upon arrival and taken to your hotel. Todays first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then trek through Rose Valley to Cavusin, where we stop for lunch and learn about hand-made potteries. Afterwards, we visit the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, followed by Devrent Valley and Urgup Winery to taste the delicious wines of Cappadocia. Your hotel in Cappadocia is the stunning MDC Cave Hotel. A true marvel.
This morning after breakfast, we head to Pigeon Valley, followed by Ihlara Valley for a light trek. After visiting the small villages of Selimiye and Yaprakhisar, we visit the scenery where part of the Star Wars Movie was shot. After lunch, we head to Derinkuyu Underground City, the biggest in the region and a true sight to behold!!
Enjoy breakfast as we have a busy day of travel ahead! Today you will be taken to the airport to catch your onward flight to beautiful Kusadasi (Via Ankara) Arriving into Izmir we transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi. Enjoy an afternoon on it's beautiful waterfront that will truly make you feel like you are on holiday! Enjoy the warm ocean breeze while you have the evening to explore.
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and to visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary or the antiquities of the Selcuk Museum.
This morning we head to 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. We then drive to Marmaris to board your gullet cruise.
After breakfast we cruise to Ekincik and the beautiful beach of Izturu, which is famous for the sea turtle called Carette. The ancient city of Caunos is closeby where you can take a boat trip up the Dalyan river, passing Lycian rock tombs on the way to the sulphurous mud baths and hot springs.
Today we enjoy world famous Gocek bays and Tersane Island to see the remains of a Greco-Roman shipyard.
After breakfast we sail to 12 islands. In the afternoon we disembark in Fethiye and your adventure with us in Turkey is at its end. We will transfer you to the Patara Hotel where you have made your own arrangements.
Today we will pick you from the hotel and transfer you to Dalaman airport.
Perhaps the jewel in Turkey’s crown, Cappadocia consists of whole troglodyte villages, subterranean churches and fortresses, all hewn from the ...