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Western Turkey tour: culture, history & Cappadocia

14 days from £4,090pp

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

Itinerary highlights

  • Indulge in some people watching in the Grand Bazaar over a cup of Turkish coffee.

  • Explore ancient Ephesus.

  • Relax in the hideaway beachside village of Cirali on the Turquoise Coast.

  • Go hot air ballooning over the spectacular Cappadocia landscape.

  • Visit the ruined city of Termessos.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Istanbul
  • Izmir
  • Sirince
  • Izmir
  • Antalya
  • Cirali
  • Antalya
  • Cappadocia

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Istanbul

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 private driver and guide and driven into the city, to your hotel where you'll spend the next three nights.

Day 2 Istanbul

Day 2 Istanbul

Istanbul

Today you embark on a tour of some of Istanbul's main highlights with your private guide, including the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.

Day 3 Istanbul

Day 3 Istanbul

Istanbul

A further day exploring with your guide, today you'll visit the Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Market, Chora Museum and take a cruise along the Bosphorus.

Day 4 Sirince

Day 4 Sirince

Istanbul , Izmir , Sirince

Transfer to the airport and fly to Izmir. From here you'll drive to Sirince via the spectacular ruined city of Ephesus - a highlight of any trip to Turkey.

Day 5 Sirince

Day 5 Sirince

Sirince

Today is at leisure in Sirince to relax and explore the surrounding countryside. We recommend taking a walk through the local olive groves, or perhaps just wandering through the excellent local market in the village.

Day 6 Cirali

Day 6 Cirali

Sirince , Izmir , Antalya , Cirali

You'll return to Izmir Airport with your private driver, then fly to Antalya. From here you'll be driven along the coast to the pretty seaside hamlet of Cirali.

Day 7 Cirali

Day 7 Cirali

Cirali

At leisure to soak up the sun in Cirali. Your hotel has an excellent swimming pool and grounds with views of the mountains, but the beach is just a minute's walk away. This is alternately pebbled and sandy, and one end is lined with local cafes where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Turquoise Coast with refreshments.

Day 8 Cirali

Day 8 Cirali

Cirali

A further day at leisure. If you fancy venturing further afield, a short walk down the beach will take you to the Chimera 'Eternal' Flame. Alternatively, hire a bicycle and explore the local woodland and mountains.

Day 9 Antalya

Day 9 Antalya

Cirali , Antalya

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

Day 10 Antalya

Day 10 Antalya

Antalya

Drive into the mountains with your private guide and driver to visit the ancient Termessos today. This is a specatacular ruined city situated high in the mountains, accessible only by a walking path. The views from the ruins are outstanding!

Day 11 Cappadocia

Day 11 Cappadocia

Antalya , Cappadocia

Fly to Cappadocia today. In the evening you'll be taken to an ancient caravanserai to watch a mesmerising whirling dervish ceremony.

Day 12 Cappadocia

Day 12 Cappadocia

Cappadocia

Rise early this morning to go hot air ballooning over the striking Cappadocian landscape at sunrise. Later, explore the cave churches of Goreme Open Air Museum with your private guide, then embark on a jeep safari to some of the area's best panoramic viewpoints.

Day 13 Cappadocia

Day 13 Cappadocia

Cappadocia

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

Day 14 International return flight

Day 14 International return flight

Cappadocia , International return flight

Transfer to the airport with your private driver, 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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