Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya - Turkey (7 Nights)

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Itinerary
  • Day 1
    • Flight: Johannesburg (JNB) to Dubai (DXB)
  • Day 2
    • Flight: Dubai (DXB) to Istanbul (IST)
    • Overnight Excursion: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya Package
  • Day 3-8
    • Overnight Excursion: Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya Package
  • Day 9
    • Flight: Istanbul (IST) to Dubai (DXB)
  • Day 10
    • Flight: Dubai (DXB) to Johannesburg (JNB)
Full Itinerary

Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya Package

Day 1: Istanbul
Upon arrival to Ataturk Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Istanbul
Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453 - 1852 (excluding Harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next, see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world's greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop after visiting Underground Cistern will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world's largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. B L

Day 3: Istanbul - Kayseri - Cappadocia
Transfer to airport for an early morning flight to Kayseri. Visit Rose Valley, one of the most beautiful trekking valleys in Cappadocia, and explore the famous rock- cut churches by hiking through the valley. Rest in Cavusin, an old Greek village, known for its Christian houses and churches. After having time for lunch visit Ortahisar Castle, similar to Uchisar Castle in style, where storage caves can also be observed. In the afternoon, visit Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way, back visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards. B L D

Day 4: Cappadocia
Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour. After breakfast at the hotel departs from the hotel at 09h 30-10h00 depending on the arrival time of the participants and visit Devrent Valley where various types of Fairy Chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley. Thereafter visit Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, drive to Avanos, which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay, which is worked by local artisans, comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. Further to the time for lunch, proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the Fairy Chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. After shopping time for the well-known merits of the area, transfer to hotel. B L D

Day 5: Cappadocia - Antalya
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Antalya. Overnight Antalya. (Land transfer around 8 hours) D

Day 6: Antalya
Free day at leisure. Overnight Antalya. B L D

Day 7: Antalya
Free day at leisure. Overnight Antalya. B L D

Day 8: Antalya - Istanbul
Transfer to Antalya Airport for flight to Istanbul. B
Terms & Conditions

High season airfare supplement may apply.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.


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