DESTINATION : Wonderful Turkey

Wonderful Turkey

Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Cappadocia

No. of Days : 8 days

Tour Code : TURK

Day 1:
On arrival at Istanbul Airport, after clearing immigration and baggage claim, meet your local representative/tour manager and proceed to your hotel. After checking in, the remainder of the day is at leisure and for you to explore Istanbul.
Hotel:Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or similar
Note:Transfers to hotel are available all day, mode of transportation could either be a coach/minivan along with other passengers from the group. If your flight arrives after 18.30 hrs local time, then dinner will not be provided.

Day 2:
Meet our expert local guide, to visit the "Topkapi Palace": the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain. Robes are worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Next we visit the "Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque". Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is the "Blue Mosque" because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Outside the Blue Mosque we find the ancient "Hippodrome": which was the scene of chariot races and entertainment and comprises of three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We then visit the Grand Spice Bazaar for shopping.
Hotel:Ramada Hotel & Suite Golden Horn or similar
Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3:
This morning, enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The cruise will also travel along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. After lunch proceeds for the flight to Izmir, on arrival transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Hotel:5 Star 360 Hotel or similar
Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 4:
Proceed for a tour of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world. En route, visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand Theatre. After lunch, visit a carpet weaving centre: one of the oldest arts of Turkey. We then continue for a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines -, especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and learn how fruit wine is made. Later visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region, where you will have the opportunity to purchase locally crafted leather items. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Hotel:5 Star 360 Hotel or similar
Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 5:
Visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs.
Hotel:5 Star 360 Hotel or similar
Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 6:
In the morning proceed to the airport for flight to Cappadocia. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia.
Hotel:Luxury Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa or similar
Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 7:
Today we depart for Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. We then Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. Later visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. The museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. We then visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Proceed onto Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. Next; visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Continue onto Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. We then visit a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. The final visit is to see: Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia.
Hotel:Luxury Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa or similar
Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 8:
After breakfast, you will have free time in Cappadocia. Later depart for Kayseri Airport for our flight to Istanbul and where the tour ends. Please ensure your return flight is after 13:00 hours.
Note:On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics & availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However, all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.
Note:We can customize your Turkey tour to suit your requirements, with hotels, extended sightseeing etc. Should you wish to travel on an alternative date, the tour costs will increase depending on your group size/travel date. On the last day of the tour, please ensure your return flight is after 13:00 hours. Note:This tour is operated in association with our Local Tour Operator / Partner. Your co-passengers on this tour may / may not be booked by Star Tours.

The Star Difference
  • Internal flights in Turkey included.
  • No supplements for arriving / departing at different time.
  • Early Bird Offer
  • Book 8 weeks in advance and get £40 OFF per adult and child.
  • Book 6 weeks in advance and get £20 OFF per adult and child.

  • Tour Highlights
  • Guided Istanbul City Tour
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise in the day
  • Topkapi Palace with entrance
  • Visits to: Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Spice Bazaar
  • Guided Ephesus tour, Carpet weaving centre
  • Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
  • Guided Pamukkale tour
  • Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum,
  • Visits to Uchisar Castle, Cavusin, Pasabagi, Devrent Valley, Three Beauties
  • Price Includes
  • All airport transfer services mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Domestic flights in Turkey in economy class:
  • (Istanbul-Izmir-Kayseri/Nevsehir, Cappadocia-Istanbul)
  • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul with buffet breakfast
  • 3 nights hotel in Kusadasi with buffet breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia with buffet breakfast
  • 6 Indian Veg / Local Veg Turkish lunches
  • 6 Indian / Local Turkish dinners
  • All entrances as specified in Tour Highlights
  • Transportation by deluxe AC coach
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional English - speaking local tour guides for city tours
  • Premium service of a Local Tours’ Representative or experienced local ground operator
  • Price Does Not Include
  • International flights
  • Turkey entry Visa & Insurance charges
  • Tips & items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Anything not mentioned in the tour price includes column
  • Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
  • For Pre / Post tour Istanbul accommodation with breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • From: £ 125 Double room, £ 95 Single Room, £ 180 Triple room

    Departure Dates & Prices
    Apr – 04, 11, 18, 25 £1109 £909 £1549
    May – 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 £1109 £909 £1549
    Jun – 06, 13, 20, 27 £1109 £909 £1549
    Jul – 04, 11, 18, 25 £1109 £909 £1549
    Aug – 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 £1109 £909 £1549
    Sept – 05, 12, 19, 26 £1109 £909 £1549
    Oct – 03, 10 £1109 £909 £1549
    Oct – 10, 17, 24, 31 £1109 £909 £1549
    Nov – 07, 14, 21, 28 £1109 £909 £1549
    Dec – 05, 12 £1109 £909 £1549
  • Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room.
  • Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults.
  • Infants 0-23 months’ price is £ 160 for a seat in coach only.
  • Max occupancy per room is 3 persons (excluding infants).

  • Additional Excursion
    Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia € 160