Turkey: Fascinating cities and breathtaking landscapes (2 Weeks)
Day 1-3 Istanbul
Get two continents for the price of one with a visit which spans Europe and Asia. Formerly known as Constantinople, Istanbul is a modern cosmopolitan city which hasn’t lost sight of its past. Take a cruise on the Bosphorus, visit the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque or dive into the narrow passageways of the Grand and Spice Bazaars.
Transfers to Pamukkale 7h45m1h00m
Day 4-5 Pamukkale
Perch on the white terraces of what’s surely one of Turkey’s most beautiful natural wonders, its name translating as “cotton castle”. People have been coming to bathe at the hot springs here for centuries, its mineral-rich water thought by many to have health-enhancing properties and without doubt, an excellent spot for relaxation.
Transfers to Ankara 5h36m3h00m
Day 6-8 Ankara
Enjoy the busy and bustling capital of Turkey. Known for performing arts, shopping centres, and landscaped parks, Ankara has something for everyone including the many diverse and historical archaeological sites that can be explored.
Transfers to Cappadocia 3h32m3h00m
Day 9-11 Cappadocia
Feast your eyes upon what must be one of the most unusual landscapes on the planet. The fairy chimneys and rock-hewn caves of Cappadocia beg to be explored: it’s you who’ll choose whether to do so on foot, by car or by hot air balloon. Hidden underground cities and frescoed churches complete the line-up of attractions in one of Central Turkey’s most rewarding areas.
Transfers to Ephesus 9h24m1h30m