Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
Pamukkale - Hierapolis Amphitheatre
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Itinerary

2019 - 'Diamonds of Anatolia Tour'
14 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Wednesday

Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
Day 2
Thursday

Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.

Overnight Istanbul
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Friday

Bursa, Iznik

Today we will drive to Iznik which is famous for its handmade tiles and we'll also visit Iznik Lake. Then its on to Bursa which was the first capital of Ottoman Empire and visit Ulu Mosque and the Silk Bazaar before heading to Eskisehir.

Overnight Eskisehir
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B, D)
Day 4
Saturday

Ankara

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk.

Overnight Ankara
TBA
Hotel to be advised
(B)
Day 5
Sunday

Goreme Open-Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar

We will drive to Cappadocia visiting the Tuz Golu (Salt Lake), the second largest lake in Turkey, which provides life to the largest flamingo colony in the Middle East and North Africa combined, great photo opportunities. Once in Cappadocia and marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, Goreme open-air museum, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more.

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 6
Monday

Cappadocia, Underground city

Today we visit and trek through the Pigeon and Love Valleys and explore the many levels of Kaymakli underground city. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!

Overnight Cappadocia
Boutique Cave
(B, D)
Day 7
Tuesday

Sultanhani Caravansary, Konya

Heading towards Konya we will visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia, en route. Then we will visit mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. We will also visit Selimiye Mosque and Silli Aya Helena Church.

Overnight Konya
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Wednesday

Antalya

Drive towards to southern part of the country, the Medierranean coast and the city of Antalya. Along the way we we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor and is still used today.

Overnight Antalya
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Thursday

Pamukkale, Kibyra

We depart from Antalya in the morning and head for Pamukkale. Along the way, we visit a Kibyra. At this little-known ancient city you will have chance to see the well preserved stadium and bouleuterion. We continue on and upon arrival in Pamukkale visit the famous cotton castles and Heirapolis, including magnificently preserved necropolis, the main steet, gates, thermal baths, the Greco Roman theatre and the Basilica of St. Philippe. Swim in a theraputic bath of hot spring mineral waters.

Overnight Pamukkale
4 star
(B, D)
Day 10
Friday

Aphrodisias

Depart from Pamukkale towards Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, theatre, the Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 11
Saturday

Bodrum

Today we will visit Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honour of St.Peter. Onto the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was constructed as a funeral monument by Artemisia, Queen of Caria, after the death of her brother and husband Mausolos. It is here that the word 'Mausoleum' comes from. Lastly we visit the Antique Theatre which is situated on the hillside over looking Bodrum.

Overnight Bodrum
4 star
(B)
Day 12
Sunday

Priene, Miletus, Didyma, Bafa, Lake Euromos

Depart from your hotel in Bodrum in the morning. After a short drive your tour starts with the visit to Temple of Zeus at Euromos. After the fascinating temple you will have a short drive to Bafa Lake, with a small authentic boat you will enjoy the romantic view of the lake. Thereafter we will get to Didyma's Temple of Apollo with its very well-known oracles was one of the most sacred places of antiquity. Although looted and burnt many times it remains impressive. After the fascinating temple you will visit Miletus which has provided its alphabet to the rest of the classical world, was a great port and the hometown of several philosophers and sages. Last stop will be Priene which was one of the most active ports of the Ionian Federation. The city is the oldest example of geometric city planning. We continue on to Kusadasi.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 13
Monday

Ephesus

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası
Boutique
(B, D)
Day 14
Tuesday

Kusadasi

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight and our tour concludes.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum
  • Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Bafa Lake - National Park
  • Bodrum Castle
  • Bursa - Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque)
  • Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City
  • Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley
  • Didyma - Ancient Site
  • Euromos - Ancient Site
  • Göreme Open Air museum
  • Istanbul - Hippodrome
  • Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
  • Iznik Lake
  • Konya - Mevlana Museum
  • Konya - Silli Aya Helena
  • Miletus - Ancient Site
  • Pamukkale - Hierapolis
  • Sirince - Village
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
  • Virgin Mary's House
  • Aphrodisias - Museum
  • Aspendos - Ancient Site
  • Bodrum Antique Theatre
  • Bursa - Silk Bazaar
  • Bursa - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cappadocia - Love Valley
  • Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel
  • Ephesus - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace
  • Kibyra - Ancient Site
  • Konya - Selimiye Mosque
  • Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  • Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Priene - Ancient Site
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Tuz Golu (Salt Lake)
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Turkey

Ankara
Hotel to be advised
Standard : TBA
Address :-
Ankara
No images available for this hotel.
Antalya
Best Western Khan Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Elmali Mah. Kazim Ozalp Cad. No: 55
Antalya
Ph. :
+90 (0242) 248 38 70
Best Western Khan Hotel
Best Western Khan Hotel
Best Western Khan Hotel
Bodrum
Marina Vista - Bodrum
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Neyzen Teyfik Cad. No:168
Bodrum
Ph. :
+ 90 (0252) 313 03 56
Marina Vista - Bodrum
Marina Vista - Bodrum
Marina Vista - Bodrum
Cappadocia
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Standard : Boutique Cave
Address :-
Mustafa Paşa Köyü Yukarı Mah.
Turizm Cad. No :7
Ürgüp
Cappadocia
Ph. :
+90 (0384) 353 53 53
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Elevres Stone House Hotel
Eskisehir
Hotel to be advised
Standard : TBA
Address :-
Eskisehir
No images available for this hotel.
Istanbul
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No. 21
Tophane
Istanbul
Ph. :
+90 (0212) 292 90 60
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Nidya Hotel Galataport
Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Saziziye Mahallesi
Kislaonu Sokak No: 4
Konya
Ph. :
+90 (0332) 221 60 00
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Hilton Garden Inn Konya
Kuşadası
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Address :-
Atatürk Blv. No: 42
Kuşadası
Ph. :
+90 (0256) 614 7608
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
Pamukkale
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Karahayit Mevkii
Denizli
Pamukkale
Ph. :
+90 (0258) 271 41 56
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
Colossae Thermal Hotel
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Prices

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per person in twin share accommodation
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01 Jan 2019
31 Dec 2019
2,029.00
650.00
Deposit Option available for Diamonds of Anatolia Tour :
 
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01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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