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Turkey Express - 6 days map

Embark on a mesmerizing Turkish adventure, commencing in the vibrant city of Istanbul. Your journey will take you to Ankara, where you'll pay homage to the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the founding father of modern Turkey. Continue your exploration to the captivating landscapes of Cappadocia. Delve into the mysteries of underground cities, marvel at the open-air museums, and visit historical fortresses. Your travels will lead you through Konya, and onward to the surreal terraces of Pamukkale. This adventure promises an unforgettable exploration of enchanting Turkey!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Istanbul – Visit highlights of the Old City including the beautiful Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and imposing Topkapi Palace
Cappadocia - Opt to take a stunning balloon ride over the city, and explore the Underground City and Uchisar Castle
Ankara - Explore the Mausoleum of Ataturk and museum
Pamukkale - Visit the ancient Hierapolis and explore the magnificent Necropolis, graveyard, and the lime cascade

Included

Daily breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 6
English-speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide for all included sightseeing
Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
5 nights 4-5 star hotels
Guided sightseeing - Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya & Pamukkale
Transportation for sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned touring vehicle/coach

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping Kitty: EUR€40-50pp, paid in EUR
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Istanbul

Friday. Welcome to the vibrant city of Istanbul, the beginning of your exciting adventure. Upon your arrival, our friendly representative will be there to greet you and accompany you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace.
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 2

Tour of Istanbul

Following breakfast at the hotel, your day in Istanbul begins with a guided tour that will take you to some of the city's most iconic landmarks. Explore the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the exterior of St. Sophia, the enchanting Blue Mosque, and the bustling Grand Bazaar.
Overnight: Istanbul  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Bound for Cappadocia

Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia. Today our journey takes us to Ankara, where we'll pay a visit to the Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This sacred site serves as the final resting place of the esteemed national hero who played a pivotal role in the establishment of the modern Republic of Turkey.

From Ankara, our voyage continues towards Cappadocia. As we admire the picturesque landscapes, you'll be captivated by the beauty of the Salt Lake. Your day concludes with our arrival in Cappadocia, where you'll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.
Overnight: Cappadocia  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Captivating Cappadocia

This morning, you have the option to embark on an early morning adventure with an iconic Balloon tour, offering a view of Cappadocia's breathtaking landscapes from the skies.

Afterward, a full day of exploration in Cappadocia awaits, beginning with visits to an underground city, the Open Air Museum in Goreme, and the natural fortress in Uchisar.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and take the opportunity to discover the rich history behind local handicrafts, such as hand-made carpets, Turkish tiles, onyx, and potteries.

Tonight, you can opt to join our optional night tour featuring a mesmerizing Turkish show and dinner.
Overnight: Cappadocia  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Enroute to Pamukkale

Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale. Your day begins with an early departure as we make our way to the stunning Pamukkale. En route, we'll explore the 13th-century Sultanhan Caravanserai.

Our journey then takes us to the historic city of Konya, where we'll visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, an iconic spiritual site dedicated to the renowned Sufi mystic and poet, Rumi.

Continuing the journey, we'll arrive in Pamukkale, renowned for its unique terraces of white mineral-rich water. Here, you'll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.
Overnight: Pamukkale  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

One last Hurrah

Wednesday. Pamukkale - Denizli. Today we'll visit the ancient city of Hierapolis, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent Necropolis and the intriguing lime cascade. The Necropolis has remarkable tomb structures, and cascading terraces of white water.

After this, the tour will conclude. Departure transfer is included to Denizli Airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
26 Apr - 01 May 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
03 May - 08 May 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
10 May - 15 May 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
17 May - 22 May 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
31 May - 05 Jun 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
07 Jun - 12 Jun 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
14 Jun - 19 Jun 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
21 Jun - 26 Jun 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
28 Jun - 03 Jul 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
05 Jul - 10 Jul 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
12 Jul - 17 Jul 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
19 Jul - 24 Jul 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
02 Aug - 07 Aug 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
09 Aug - 14 Aug 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
16 Aug - 21 Aug 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
30 Aug - 04 Sep 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
06 Sep - 11 Sep 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
13 Sep - 18 Sep 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
20 Sep - 25 Sep 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
27 Sep - 02 Oct 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
04 Oct - 09 Oct 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
11 Oct - 16 Oct 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
18 Oct - 23 Oct 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
01 Nov - 06 Nov 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,065
£1,652
20 Dec - 25 Dec 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,065
£1,652
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
10 Jan - 15 Jan 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,065
£1,652
07 Feb - 12 Feb 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,065
£1,652
07 Mar - 12 Mar 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,065
£1,652
21 Mar - 26 Mar 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,065
£1,652
04 Apr - 09 Apr 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
11 Apr - 16 Apr 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
25 Apr - 30 Apr 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
02 May - 07 May 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
09 May - 14 May 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
16 May - 21 May 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756
30 May - 04 Jun 20% off
£1,685
£1,348
£2,195
£1,756

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre-Tour Accommodation - Istanbul
£125
£225

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Avantgarde Levent Hotel, Istanbul

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Avantgarde Hotel Levent offers a stylish and comfortable retreat for guests with well-appointed rooms and suites, complete with amenities such as air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can start their day with a delicious buffet breakfast and enjoy dining at two on-site restaurants serving international and Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel's spa facilities, including a fitness center, pilates studio, and indoor pool, provide relaxation and rejuvenation. Located in Istanbul's business district of Zincirlikuyu-Levent, the hotel is close to shopping malls and metro stations, making it an excellent choice for business and leisure travelers alike.

Yusuf Yigitoglu Konagi, Cappadocia

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Boutique Hotel

Fully restored in 2003, Yusuf Yigitoglu was a 19th century mansion tucked in to the caves of ancient Cappadocia. Guest rooms are cosy with comfortable furnishings and make guests feel like they truly are sleeping in an ancient cave. Complimentary wifi internet is available and there are a couple of bars on site where guests can enjoy a refreshing drink whilst taking in the unique surroundings that this stunning area has to offer. The hotel is centrally located in the town of Urgup.

MDC Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

MDC Cave Hotel is a luxury cave hotel located in Ürgüp's Old Town. It offers spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs and spa baths. The hotel features heated marble floors, stone fireplaces, and arched ceilings. Guests can enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant, relax on the sun terrace, or use the barbecue facilities in the garden. The hotel has a conference room, tour desk, and offers activities such as hot-air balloon rides and hikes in Cappadocia.

Adempira Termal & Spa Hotel, Pamukkale

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Adempira Termal & Spa Hotel is ideally located just a short drive from the Pamukkale Travertines surrounded by mountains. Guest rooms are modern and comfortable equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning and satellite tv channels. There is a restaurant and bar onsite offering Turkish and international cuisine. The hotel features a Thermal Pool, Outdoor Swimming Pool, 2 Red Thermal Pools, Turkish bath and sauna as well as an array of luxurious spa treatments to indulge in after a day of sightseeing.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Istanbul
Ends
Denizli
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 28
Hotel Rating
4-5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 5, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes - from IST or Sabiha
Dep. Transfer
Yes - to Denizli Airport
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Hot air balloons floating over the stunning landscape of Cappadocia
Hot air balloons floating over the stunning landscape of Cappadocia
The salt encrusted pools at Pamukkale
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