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Central Turkey: History, Cappadocia & the Turquoise Coast

14 days from €4,490pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Places visited:

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the home of the Whirling Dervishes in Konya.

  • Relax in Kas, on the stunning Turquoise Coast.

  • Visit the ancient ruined theatre Aspendos.

  • Explore the fairy chimneys and cave houses of Cappadocia.

  • Marvel at the astounding Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Istanbul
  • Cappadocia
  • Konya
  • Antalya
  • Kas
  • Dalaman

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 Istanbul

International outbound flight , Istanbul

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival into Istanbul airport you'll be met by your local driver and driven to your centrally located hotel.

Day 2 Istanbul

Istanbul

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.

Day 3 Istanbul

Istanbul

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

Day 4 Istanbul

Istanbul

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.

Day 5 Cappadocia

Istanbul , Cappadocia

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 mesmerising whirling dervish ceremony.

Day 6 Cappadocia

Cappadocia

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.

Day 7 Cappadocia

Cappadocia

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

Day 8 Konya

Cappadocia , Konya

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

Accommodation

Day 9 Antalya

Konya , Antalya

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

Day 10 Antalya

Antalya

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

Day 11 Kas

Antalya , Kas

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

Day 12 Kas

Kas

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

Day 13 Kas

Kas

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.

Day 14 International return flight

Kas , Dalaman , International return flight

Drive to Dalaman airport, ready for your flight back to Istanbul. Here you will catch your return flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.


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