HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY TOUR – 12 DAYS
ISTANBUL - TROY - ASSOS
AYVALIK - PERGAMON - EPHESUS
APHRODISIAS - PAMUKKALE
KONYA - CAPPADOCIA - ISTANBUL
12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS SUNDAY DEPARTURES ON DEMAND
HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY CODE RA12 - SMALL GROUP TOUR MAXIMUM 10 PASSENGERS
- All airport transfers
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Water during meals (When guide is present)
- Museum entry fees
- Transportation in non-smoking minibus with English speaking guide and driver (in the case that the group size falls below 4 pax we reserve the right to conduct the tour by car with professional guide only)
- Whirling Dervish performance
Domestic flight Nevsehir-Istanbul. *Domestic flight price, listed separately is approximate.
OPTIONAL: We can arrange for pre or post tour accommodation, Turkish Night or Balloon Tour in Cappadocia
NOT INCLUDED: International flights, tourist visas, drinks, mini-bar, tips to guide and driver and items of a personal nature.
Moderate: Grand Naki Hotel, Ilkay Hotel, Niles Hotel, Nowy Efendi Hotel, Orient Express Hotel
Superior: Almina Hotel, Amber Hotel, Dersaadet Hotel, Dosso Dossi Old City, Hotellino Hotel, Recital Hotel, Zeynep Sultan Hotel
Helen Park Hotel, Limani Hotel, Cura Hotel
La Bella Hotel or similar
Kusadasi or Selcuk:
Carina Hotel, Derici Hotel, Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Kalehan Hotel
Hal-Tur, Lycus River Thermal Hotel, Pamuksu Hotel, Ayapam Boutique Hotel, Tripolis Hotel
Anemon Hotel Konya, Bera Mevlana Hotel, Ney Hotel, Pasapark Hotel, Rumi Hotel, Selcuk Sems-i Tebrizi
Riverside Mansion Hotel, Jacobs Cave Suites, Elika Cave Suites, Fresco Cave Suites
*Similar hotels may be used if the featured hotels are not available at the time of booking and some Istanbul hotels require a supplement during certain periods – the final price of the tour depends upon your hotel choice in Istanbul, the price of the domestic flight and if you require any additional nights or tours in Istanbul.
The Highlights of Turkey tour focuses on the classics of Turkey, but takes an in-depth look at Istanbul and also features unusual and picturesque sights such as Assos and Cappadocia and makes a full visit of Konya – city of the Whirling Dervishes. This small group tour is structured to allow more time in each area and covers shorter distances where possible. The tour is conducted by comfortable non-smoking minivan with A/C and separate professional driver and we allow a maximum of 10 passengers on the tour. Your English speaking guide is certified by the Ministry of Culture. This is a full-service escorted tour with entry fees to the sights as mentioned. There are no expensive hidden extras.
We start in Istanbul on the Marmara Sea, cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale, visit ancient Troy and continue to the enchanting Assos Harbor. As we continue along the coast of the Aegean Sea, we begin our discovery of the classical and biblical sights including Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias and Hierapolis.
The finale of the tour is our visit to central Anatolia. We cross the Toros Mountains, coming to the plains. Here we visit Konya, the city of Mevlana and continue to the magical Cappadocia region, which is known for its unusual wind and weather sculpted rock formations, cave dwellings and early Christian churches. It is possible to take a balloon tour (optional) over the valleys and rock formations of Cappadocia. We will also enjoy a performance of the Whirling Dervishes.
Hotels are a mix of nice quality boutique or 3/4 star hotel, all with private ensuite facilities, heating and A/C. (With the exception of cave/stone hotels in Cappadocia which do not need or have A/C). All Istanbul hotels are located in convenient locations of the historical district. Most meals are included in this tour. Breakfasts are taken in the hotel, lunches in local restaurants, dinners in both hotels and restaurants. We introduce you to a variety of tasty regional Turkish dishes along the way.
How to sign up for this tour: Insight Highlights of Turkey small group cultural tour departs on Sundays in season per request. Those wanting to sign up for this tour request a departure at least 3 months in advance and when we have a minimum of 6 people we confirm the tour departure.
SUNDAY DEPARTURES ON DEMAND
Contact us to book and post other dates!
|PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TRIPLE ROOM|| FLIGHT: NEVSEHIR
| MODERATE HOTEL IN
|1790 EUROS||+ 100 EUROS||+ 350 EUROS|
| SUPERIOR HOTEL IN
|1890 EUROS||+ 100 EUROS||+ 390 EUROS