8 Days: Best of Turkey (Summer 2020)

8 Days: Best of Turkey

Cappadocia | Konya | Pamukkale | Kusadasi | Ephesus | Istanbul
Description

This 8-day tour consists of a trip around some of the most scenic sites across Turkey. We begin our journey in Cappadocia and end in Istanbul. Download the full itinerary for full details.

If interested, please email raj@premieregroup.com or call today at 416-216-0107 – Ext. 4107

Hotels

2 nts at Avrasya / Perissia or similar in Cappadocia.
1 nt at Tripolis or similar in Pamukkale.
1 nt at Ontur Hotel & Suites or similar in Izmir / Kusadasi.
3 nts at Courtyard by Marriott Airport / Lionel or similar in Istanbul.

Meals
  • Enjoy a Continental Breakfast Everyday
    Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Milk, Tea, Coffee, and Juice
  • Enjoy Indian / International Dinner in Turkey
    A Choice of Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Menus
Itinerary
Day 1: CAPPADOCIA (CD)

Welcome to Turkey. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2: CAPPADOCIA (B, CD)

Today, we take you on full day tour of mysterious Cappadocia. Start your tour from Uchisar – north of Cappadocia, where you will enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of fairy chimneys. Later, visit Avanos, a small town known for its ceramics. Next you will see three coned fairy chimneys at Pasabag. Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of vineyards. We, then drive to Dervent Valley, the lunar landscape! Next, we stop at Goreme Open Air Museum, which is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall free standing cones of stone, curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. Others are tall like fairy chimneys. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries. Visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. See the Pigeon valley, where thousands of Pigeon houses are carved into the rocks. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3: KONYA & PAMUKKALE (B, CD)

Today, we drive to Pamukkale. En-route, stop at Konya and visit the museum of Mevlana, which is a mausoleum of a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. Later, drive to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 4: PAMUKKALE & KUSADASI (B, CD)

Today, we proceed on our tour of Pamukkale meaning ‘Cotton Castle’ in Turkish – a natural site that has hot springs and terraces. These terraces of carbonate minerals are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. Later drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 5: EPHESUS & ISTANBUL (B, D)

Today, we proceed to visit the ancient city of Ephesus. See the Fountain of Trajan, the five terraces of apartment houses, the stream baths of Scholastic, the temple of Hadrian and impressive library of Ephesus. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats. Also visit the Temple of Artemis (Diana). Later proceed to Izmir airport and fly to Istanbul. Or arrival, proceed to the hotel and check-in. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 6: ISTANBUL (B, D)

Today, we take you on a guided city tour of Istanbul. We drive to the old city and visit the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as ‘Blue Mosque’. Later, we visit Hagia Sophia. This Church turned Mosque turned Museum will take your breath away with sheer architectural size of its interior, its magnificent dome, frescoes and mosaic portraits. We then visit the Museum of Topkapi Palace, where you will be amazed by the dazzling displays of the treasures of the Ottoman Sultans. Next, we take you to the Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7: ISTANBUL (B, D)

Today, we take a cruise along the shores of the legendary Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus coastline is a delightful mixture of the past and the present where one can enjoy the grand splendour and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden Mansions, palaces of marble, fortresses and small Fishing villages. After the Cruise, visit the Spice Market a thrilling riot of colours, sounds and the rich smells of exotic spices. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8: RETURN HOME (B)

Today, after breakfast your ‘Best of Turkey’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. We hope you have thoroughly enjoyed your tour of Europe. Write in and tell us how you enjoyed it and give us any suggestions you may have. Goodbye till we meet again!


NOTE: Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However, all the sightseeing will remain the same.


B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – PL=Packed Lunch – D=Dinner – CD=Continental  Dinner – CD=Continental Dinner – HPL=Hot Picnic Lunch
Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Contact Raj Dhingra today to reserve your spot!
Email: raj@premieregroup.com or call 416-216-0107 – ext. 4107