Welcome to Turkey

Did you watch Amar’s journey through Turkey on the BBC documentary “Travelling Blind”? Well here’s your chance to experience some of the joys Amar found on his travels through this incredible country. The vast land of Turkey truly has something for everyone. From its vibrant cities and alien-like landscapes to the historic sites and beautiful coastal towns, you can’t not be blown away by the variety this country has to offer. We’ll be exploring Turkey from Istanbul to Bodrum via ancient monuments and underground cities, taking in a side to this country that many don’t experience. Enjoy once in a lifetime experiences such as exploring the landscape of Cappadocia and step foot on one of the Seven Wonders Of The World…

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
  • Walk through the unusual landscape of Cappadocia
  • Enjoy the oldest spa centre in the world, Pamukkale
  • Explore the ancient city of Ephesus
  • Relax on the beaches of Bodrum and Kusadasi
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  • Dates & Prices

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    March 18 - March 28, 2020 (11 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £2199 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1499 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 1999 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 1299 GBP Contact us for availability

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    Turquoise colour water in white travertines at Pamukkale
  • The intricate blue mosaic pattern in the blue mosque

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • Internal flights
    • 2 nights' hotel accommodation at Celal Sultan Hotel
    • 2 nights' hotel accommodation at Heybe Hotel
    • 1 night accommodation at Adem Pira Hotel
    • 2 nights' at Neopol Hotel
    • 3 nights' at Costa Sariyaz Hotel
    • All breakfasts
    • 7 lunches
    • 8 dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • City Tour of Istanbul
    • Spice Market Visit In Istanbul
    • Cruise Along The Bosphorus River
    • Visit to Cappadocia
    • Mevlana Museum Visit
    • Tour of Hierapolis and Pamukkale
    • Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia (optional - £280)
    • Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pamukkale (optional - £255)
    • Turkish Night Show and Dinner (optional - £80)
    • Tour of Ephesus
    • Tour of Miletus and Didyma
    The Celcius Library in Ephesus

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Wednesday 18th March

Today we depart for Turkey and we’ll arrive into one of the country’s busiest cities, Istanbul. After checking in at our hotel and enjoying a welcome dinner together, the evening is free for you to enjoy how you wish.

Dinner included. Overnight in Istanbul.

Thursday 19th March

Today’s agenda is a full day city tour including the magnificent St Sophia Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the large Grand Bazaar. After lunch, you’ll visit the Topkapi Palace including the Imperial Treasury Gardens, and Sultan’s Kitchen. This evening we’ll have free time so enjoy dinner at your leisure before more exploring tomorrow.

Tonight, for those who wish, there is the option to enjoy a traditional Turkish show and dinner, where you can truly immerse yourself into the unique culture found in this part of the world. Watch Turkish Folk Dance alongside Turkish cuisine with tempting mezzes and drinks. From 8pm up to midnight, this is one experience you don’t want to miss!

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Istanbul.

Friday 20th March

This morning, we’ll explore the Spice Market of Istanbul where locals still shop for herbs and spices from all over the world. We’ll then embark on a cruise of the Bosphorus, a unique winding strait that separates the continents of Asia and Europe. After the cruise, we’ll journey to the airport for our flight to Cappadocia. It’s only a short one-hour flight and when we land, we’ll transfer to our hotel for an evening at leisure.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Saturday 21st March

Enjoy a leisurely morningbefore visiting Devrent and Pasabagi valleys where we’ll get to experience the chimney rocks that Cappadocia is famous for. Then it’s onto Avanos Town, an underground city called Kaymakli, the Goreme Open Air Museum and Uchisar Castle, which has many levels carved out of the soft rock.

There is also the option today to take part in a truly once in a lifetime experience, to partake in a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia this morning, before the days activities begin. Start with a breakfast on site, as the balloon pilots set up your flight! You’ll then sail high above the renowned rock formations that have made this area so famed across the globe, feel the air rush around you and take in the sensations of flying high above the ground.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Sunday 22nd March

We leave Cappadocia this morning and take our transfer to Pamukkale. The journey in total will take around 6.5 hours but will include a stop at the Mevlana Museum which shelters the tomb of Rumi, a Muslim poet and mystic. When we arrive in Pamukkale, it’s time to relax as this is the oldest spa centre in the world and you’ll have time to bathe in an antique pool at an additional cost.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Monday 23rd March

Today our first visit will be to Hierapolis to see the large Roman necropolis, The Great Baths, Frontinus Street, Martyrion of St Phillip, Cleopatra’s Pool and the Travertines of Pamukkale. We’ll then make the journey of around 3 hours to Kusadasi, a coastal resort that’s perfect for exploring or relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches.

For those who didn’t get their fill in Cappadocia, there will be another chance to take to the skies today for a hot air balloon ride in Pamukkale early this morning. Experience the beauty of Pamukkale, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO., flying above the famous white cliffs, Meander Valley and the city of Hierapolis.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Tuesday 24th March

After breakfast today we’ll travel to Selcuk to visit the Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of The World. It’s then time for a stroll to the world-famous Ancient City of Ephesus which includes the Arcadian Way, Roman Baths, Temple of Hadrian, Celsius Library, the Terrace Houses and the Antique Theatre. We’ll then see the House of The Virgin Mary where she lived her last years before returning to the hotel to enjoy dinner in Kusadasi.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Wednesday 25th March

After breakfast we’ll drive from Kusadasi to Miletus, once one of the biggest cities in Anatolia. Located on the trade routes, it’s for this reason the city became prosperous and had many colonies. We’ll then enjoy lunch before our visit to Didyma, a temple that was dedicated to Apollon and was one of the biggest temples in the Hellanic world. After this, we’ll go to Bodrum, an inviting destination where we’ll get to relax for our last few days.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Bodrum.

Thursday 26th March

Enjoy a free day in Bodrum, a coastal town which is traditional and modern in equal measure.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Bodrum.

Friday 27th March

Your last full day in Turkey is another day at leisure so enjoy your time after your adventure of exploring this incredible country.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Bodrum.

Saturday 28th March

Today we depart Turkey from Bodrum. We hope you’ve had a great holiday enjoying everything that this country has to offer.

Breakfast included.

Single supplement: £300

Visa requirements: British nationals need a visa to enter Turkey. Turkish visit visas are valid for stays up to 90 days in a 180 day period. We recommend that you get an e-Visa online through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website.

Please note that for land only passengers, we arrive into Istanbul and depart from Bodrum.