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Central Turkey tour: History, Cappadocia & the Turquoise Coast

14 days from CAD10,545pp

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Tour highlights

  • Visit the home of the Whirling Dervishes in Konya.

  • Visit the ancient ruined theater Aspendos.

  • Explore the fairy chimneys and cave houses of Cappadocia.

  • Marvel at the astounding Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

  • Relax in Kaş, on the stunning Turquoise Coast.

14 days from CAD10,545pp

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon arrival into Istanbul airport you'll be met by your local driver and driven to your centrally located hotel.

  • Today you embark on a tour of some of the main highlights of Istanbul with your private guide, including Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Spice Market.

  • Another day exploring with your guide; today you'll visit the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar.

  • This is your final day in Istanbul. Today you'll visit the Dolmabahce Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque, the Chora Museum, and embark on a cruise along the Bosphorus.

  • You'll be taken to the airport today, ready for your flight to Cappadocia. Here, you'll be met and driven to your hotel. In the evening you'll be taken to an ancient caravanserai to watch the mesmerizing whirling dervish ceremony.

  • Today, explore the cave churches of Goreme Open Air Museum with your guide, then embark on a jeep safari to some of the area's best panoramic viewpoints.

  • Today you'll take part in a traditional cookery course in a local family home.

  • You leave Cappadocia today and drive to Konya, via Kaymakli underground city and Sultanhan caravanserai.

  • This morning you visit the Mevlana Museum, home of the first whirling dervishes. You'll also visit Karatay Madressah, before driving to Antalya.

  • Visit the excellent Antalya Museum with your private guide this morning, then head out to the ruined city of Perge, and nearby Aspendos.

  • Leave Antalya today on the coast road south toward Kaş. On the way, you'll visit the rock tombs of Myra, St Nicholas' Church and take a boat trip out to Kekova sunken city.

  • Today is at your leisure to explore Kaş at your own pace. We suggest meandering through the attractive, vibrant streets and soaking up the laid-back atmosphere.

  • A further day at leisure. There are several local buses which could take you along the coast to explore the coves, bays and pebbly beaches nearby. Alternatively, you could take a boat trip from the waterfront, to head out along the coast or to some nearby islands.

  • Drive to Dalaman airport, ready for your flight back to Istanbul. Here you will catch your return flight home.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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