Marmaris Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF TURKEY 724

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Day 1: Bodrum

Welcome to Turkey and the start of your holiday. Upon arrival into Bodrum you will be met at the airport by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Bodrum is a popular resort town with many poets and artists, as well as plentiful restaurants and many beautiful beaches not far from the picturesque harbour. Overnight Manastir Hotel

Days 2-4: Bodrum

Open your eyes this morning to the glistening blue waters of the med. Spend the next 3 days at your leisure to relax or take part in the many watersport activities that Bodrum has to offer. Perhaps visit the Castle of St Peter or the ruins of King Mausoleus tomb. Overnight Manastir Hotel

Day 5: Bodrum - Pamukkale

You will be transferred to the bus station for your bus journey to Denizli (approx 5 1/2 hours) On arrival you will be met and transferred to Pamukkale. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight Pam Thermal Hotel

Day 6: Pamukkale - Marmaris

Today we visit the ruined spa town of Hierapolis, famed for the curative powers of mineral springs, the theatre and Necrapolis before ending at the lime cascade. 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 travertines. Later take a private transfer to Marmaris. Overnight Anemon Hotel

Days 7-9: Marmaris

The next 3 days are spent at your leisure in Marmaris, once a sleepy fishing town, it is now a busy resort town with beautiful beaches on one side and pine-clad mountains on the other. There are plenty of restaurants and bars all around the marina area. All along the nearby beaches, a variety of watersports are on offer - choose from catamaran trips, parasailing, water skiing, sailing and scuba diving (book locally). Overnight Anemon Hotel

Day 10: Marmaris

MARMARIS to RHODES Today you will be transferred to the port in time for the hydrofoil to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Rhodes has the largest European Medieval city and is steeped in history. The island was once the home of the knights of St John, then the Ottomans and Italians. The main port is in Rhodes City which is still surrounded by 12 meter-thick city-walls and gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times especially when walking its narrow, stone paved roads. You will be met at the port and transferred to your hotel in Rhodes for check in. Overnight Camelot Hotel

Days 11-13:

RHODES The next 3 days are yours to relax and soak up the sun. Overnight Camelot Hotel

Day 14:

RHODES to KALKAN You will be transferred to the port for your hydrofoil back to Marmaris. You will be collected on arrival and transferred to Kalkan for hotel check in. Overnight Patara Prince Hotel

Days 15-17:

KALKAN Spend the next 3 days at your leisure. Perhaps take boat trip around Kalkan Bay (book locally), explore the beautiful beaches, swim, snorkel or just relax in the sun. Overnight Patara Prince Hotel

Day 18: - Cappadocia

KALKAN to CAPPADOCIA Leaving Kalkan today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Nevshir (not included) After being collected from the airport you are then transferred to Cappadocia. Overnight Burcu Kaya Hotel

Day 19: Cappadocia

Today we visit the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum in Goreme where you’ll see stunning examples of rock-cut Byzantine churches, chapels and temples and Zelve with its phallic-like eroded landscape. Overnight Burcu Kaya Hotel

Day 20: Cappadocia - Istanbul

Transfer back to Nevshir for your flight to Istanbul (not included) On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Called Byzantium and later Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city to span two continents - Europe and Asia. Overnight Grand Yavuz

Day 21: Istanbul

Enjoy a guided tour exploring this ancient city which includes Topkapi Palace, the main residence of Ottoman Sultans, the Saint Sophia Basilica, the ancient seat of Byzantine Church and The Blue Mosque famed for it’s blue Iznik tiles and unique 6 minarets. Continue on to the Roman Hippodrome once used for Chariot races before ending at the Grand Bazaar, a maze of alleys and shops. Overnight Grand Yavuz

Day 22: Istanbul

We will visit the Egyptian Spice Market today with its array of coloured spices and herbs before boarding our scenic cruise on the Bosphorous, the stretch of water that divides Europe from Asia. Disembark at Sariyer, approaching the Black sea before being transferred back to your hotel. Overnight Grand Yavuz

Days 23-24: Istanbul

Spend the next 2 days at your leisure exploring this ancient city. Overnight Grand Yavuz

Days 25-35: Istanbul

You will be transferred to the port in time for your cruise. We will see you again on the 25th October.

Day 36: Istanbul

We hope you had a fantastic time on your cruise! After disembarking your cruise our local representative will meet you at the port and transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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