Wonders of Turkey


ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures English only escorted coach tour. Scheduled departures - 8 days/7 nights tour departing from Antalya and ending in Istanbul, and visiting Aspendos, Konya, Cappadocia, and Ankara. Includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, transfers and sightseeing.

Includes

  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Antalya - Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You meet your fellow tour companions in the evening at a welcome dinner. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) (D)

Deluxe & Superior: Crowne Plaza or similar hotels Deluxe & Superior 2015: Crowne Plaza or similar hotels

Day

2

Antalya

Today, we will have a full day at leisure or consider an optional tour to Phaselis, an ancient coastal city. Or a lazy yacht cruise along the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior: Crowne Plaza or similar hotels Deluxe & Superior 2015: Crowne Plaza or similar hotels

Day

3

Antalya - Aspendos - Konya

After breakfast we will depart for Konya, en route visit Aspendos with its magnificently preserved 15,000-person theater. In Konya, we will visit Mevlana's Mausoleum, founder of the Whirling Dervishes, and the Karatay Koran School, displaying colorful Turkish tiles. (B,D)

Day

4

Konya - Cappadocia

Today we will drive to Cappadocia, famous for it's "moon-like" landscapes. En route, we will visit a 13th century caravanserai and the famous underground city of Saratli. Enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight in Cappadocia. You have the option to join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior: Kapadokya Lodge or similar hotels Deluxe & Superior 2015: Kapadokya Lodge or similar hotels

Day

5

Cappadocia

Consider an early morning optional balloon tour. Experience floating through the volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys, and caves at sunrise. After breakfast, we will visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey located among the rock formations which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, the Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior: Kapadokya Lodge or similar hotels Deluxe & Superior 2015: Kapadokya Lodge or similar hotels

Day

6

Cappadocia - Ankara

In the morning depart for Ankara. Afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum, founder of modern Turkey, and the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with its Hittite treasures and artifacts from the world's oldest city. (B,D)

Deluxe & Superior: Hilton Ankara or similar hotels Deluxe & Superior 2015: Crowne Plaza Ankara or similar hotels

Day

7

Ankara - Istanbul

After breakfast we will drive to Istanbul. In the afternoon, considertaking an optional, relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. Make time for last-minute shopping at the Spice Market before a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day

8

Istanbul - Return

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your next destination. (Your departure transfer is included only if you depart on the actual day the tour concludes. For customers departing later an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) (B)