12-Day Exclusive Turkey

Archaeology, Culture, History, Sightseeing

Turkey 12 Days

You only deserve the finest things in life, and this 12-day holiday to Turkey ensures that you get what you deserve. While staying in the best hotels in the country and dining in unforgettable restaurants, you'll see the best of Turkey. Start in Istanbul and move onto Cappadocia and Kusadasi where you'll have private guided tours to take you around the sites without waiting in queues. You'll have additional options such as fine dining restaurants or even the iconic hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia to enhance your experience. You'll finish your 12-day trip in a little slice of paradise, Kas where your hotel alone will make you never want to leave, not to mention the hidden treasures this fishing town holds!


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  • Day 1 - Welcome to Turkey
    Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you'll meet your driver and guide who will take you to your hotel in the city. Once settled, you are welcome to explore by yourself, alternatively, you can relax with the hotel's onsite facilities.
  • Day 2 - Istanbul
    This comprehensive sightseeing tour of Istanbul provides the perfect introduction to the fabled city that spans Asia and Europe. On this one-day sightseeing tour, you will see how old meets new when you visit Istanbul's four "must-see" historic sites. Formally called Constantinople, Istanbul was the capital of the Roman Empire and Europe's wealthiest metropolis, and is now the largest city in Turkey.
  • Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise
    This morning you will embark on a half-day cruise around the Bosphorus, a natural strait that separates Europe and Asia. On the cruise, you'll witness the dramatic sights that line the Bosphorus' wooded shores, from mosques to bridges to fortresses. Finish the cruise around midday and enjoy an afternoon at leisure in the city. A suggestion is to experience a traditional Turkish Bath in the Old City.
  • Day 4 - Istanbul to Cappadocia
    You'll have a little free time in the morning before you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Mesopotamia! Your noon flight will get you to Cappadocia mid-day. You'll be transferred to the hotel to relax. You have the option of doing a sunset tour of the Red Valley which includes some light hiking, you'll be rewarded with a wine tasting for your efforts.
  • Day 5 - South Cappadocia Tour
    Early this morning, you'll have the chance to jump in a hot air balloon to see Cappadocia from the sky as the sun rises. Either way, you'll start the day by hiking in the Rose Valley. You'll then continue to Cavusin one of the oldest settlements of Cappadocia, the underground city of Kaymakli and Ortahisar, with its unique castle. You'll have lunch at a local villagers home in Ayvali.
  • Day 6 - North Cappadocia Tour
    Explore the beauty of this space-like landscape on a north Cappadocia tour, including the Devrant Valley, famous for its irregularly shaped rock formations, Pashabag known for its 'fairy chimneys', Avanos, and Goreme. During your tour, you'll have lots of opportunities to explore as you introduced to what was Mesopotamia. Tonight, you'll have dinner in the stunning Lil'a Restaurant, which is part of your hotel.
  • Day 7 - Relax and Travel to Kusadasi
    You'll have the morning to explore any final places in Cappadocia before it is time to go to the airport for your afternoon flight to Kusadasi. You'll arrive in time to settle into your room before having the option of dining in a seafood restaurant with a bottle of white wine to relax after a day of travelling.
  • Day 8 - The City of Ephesus
    Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the site of Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus. With its well preserved collonaded Arcadian Way, Hadrians Temple, Celsus Library, market and theatre, this archaeological site takes you a step back in time. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You'll finish the day at the last home of the Virgin Mary.
  • Day 9 - Pamukkale
    Pamukkale is the centre of a thermal spring with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white coloured travertine and water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. Visit the travertine and the Ancient City of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1,200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. After exploring, you'll continue to Doga's thermal pool hotel to relax.
  • Day 10 - Sunken City Boat Tour
    In the morning, you will be collected from your hotel and driven to Uçagiz village. Board the glass bottomed boat and begin your scenic tour of coastline. One of the most iconic stops of the day will be at the world famous sunken city, which is clearly visible just below the waves. You will have plenty of time to explore. After your boat tour, you will be returned to the hotel, and the rest of the day will be at your leisure.
  • Day 11 - Relax in Kas
    Explore the quaint fishing town of Kas. From the scenic harbour to the pretty little beaches, Kas has an air of charm about it. Spend your day out on a boat trip to visit the Greek island of Meis or the on and offshore ruins that surround the town. Alternatively, you could relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or nearby beaches.
  • Day 12 - Departure
    On the final morning of your holiday to Turkey, you may have some time to do some last-minute shopping. A private driver will take you to Antalya airport in time for your departing flight.

What's included

11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 1 dinner 11 nights accommodation Airport transfer Entrance fees Ground transportation Licensed English speaking guides

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