Description

Type of  Tour Escorted coach tour
Operates: Departs Fridays
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Visit: Istanbul – Ankara – Cappadocia – Goreme – Kaymakli Underground
City – Konya – Istanbul
Includes:
  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to Istanbul Airport
  • 6 Nights’ accommodation
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide throughout the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • High Speed train between Konya and Istanbul including transfers from/to hotel
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Excludes:
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance, visa cost and tips
Notes:
  • No children under the age of 8 are permitted on the tour
  • Non-refundable deposit of USD 300 per person required at time of confirmation
Accommodation: Istanbul: Port Bosphorus Hotel (4*) or similar
Cappadocia: Signature Hotel (5*) or similar
Konya: Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Konya (5*) or similar

Itinerary

Day 1: ISTANBUL
On arrival at Istanbul Airport you will be transferred to the hotel. What remains of the day will be
at your leisure.
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 2: ISTANBUL
Today you will be exploring the only city to span two continents, Istanbul, which partly finds itself split between Europe and Asia. You will go on a city tour exploring many of the old city’s highlights such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque; St. Sophia Museum and the Hippodrome. In the afternoon you will then have leisure time to do with as you will although a strong suggestion would be to add an optional Bosphorus cruise here. This cruise on the stretch of water separating the two continents is an experience not to be missed offering unique panoramic views of Istanbul as well glimpses of palaces, a fortress and numerous mansions as well as the Bosphorus bridge which connects the two continents. (not included)
Overnight: Istanbul (B)

Day 3: ANKARA – CAPPADOCIA
Travel from the country’s former capital to the modern capital of Ankara. The city became Turkey’s capital in 1923 and, though it was just a small town then, has grown to become the second-largest city in Turkey. Visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded the modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue to Cappadocia.
Overnight: Cappadocia (BD)

Day 4: CAPPADOCIA – GOREME – CAPPADOCIA
You might have already caught glimpses of it yesterday but the scenery surrounding Cappadocia almost seems lunar in nature or as if you find yourself on another planet. See plenty more of that scenery as travel to Goreme Valley Open Air Museum the sight of the same rock formations known as the fairy chimneys. Explore than many layers of the fascinating Kaymakli Underground City. Thereafter you will return to the hotel in Cappadocia. A great optional add-on for tonight would be folklore evening complete with exotic foods, interesting tales and even some belly dancers (not included).
Overnight: Cappadocia (BD)

Day 5: CAPPADOCIA – KONYA
This morning the tour will leave Cappadocia as it travels along the Silk Road to stopping at the Sultanhani Caravansary just as the ancient traders once did. Then continue further along this ancient trade route to Konya. On arrival you will visit the Mevlana Museum, the burial place of the Persian Sufi, known as both Mevlana and Rumi, who founded the order of the Whirling Dervishes. You will also visit Alaedddin Mosque before arriving at the hotel. What remains of the day will be at your leisure.
Overnight: Konya (BD)

Day 6: KONYA – ISTANBUL
In the morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Konya Station in order to take the new high-speed train back to Istanbul where you should arrive midafternoon. On arrival you will be transferred to the hotel and what remains of the day will be at your leisure.
Overnight: Istanbul (B)

Day 7: ISTANBUL – DEPARTURE
After breakfast you will be transferred to Istanbul
Airport. (B)

Rates

Travel Dates Rates
06 November 2020 – 13 November 2020 From R19 530. per person sharing
12 March 2021 – 21 May 2021 From R17 870. per person sharing