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10% Discount for bookings received before the end of the month for 2017.

15% Discount for bookings received before the end of the month for 2018.


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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel by private car. Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 2 - Old City Tour (B,L)

Visit Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 3 - Ephesus Tour by Flight (B,L)

Early morning airport transfer for your flight to Izmir. Then visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then visit Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Here you will explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. After a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have spent her final years. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.


Day 4 - Pamukkale Tour (B,L,D)

Morning drive to Pamukkale, then lunch. In the afternoon, tour the 'Cotton Castle.' Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theatre and Necropolis. Overnight in Pamukkale.


Day 5 - Pamukkale to Cappadocia by Flight (B)

Transfer to the airport for your morning flight from Pamukkale to Cappadocia (via Istanbul.) On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

* Optional: It is possible to travel to Cappadocia by road, en-route visiting Konya (with a small surcharge). Early morning departure for Konya and visit mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Afterwards departure to Cappadocia visiting Caravanserail on the way.


Day 6 - Cappadocia North Tour with Balloon Flight (B,L)

05:00 Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia (optional - 150 Euro surcharge applies)
Hotel pickup, then a quick snack and safety briefing. Watching the balloon inflate, then you're off! Soaring over fairy chimneys, and dipping low to skim cave dwellings. This may be your favourite part of your Turkey trip - it will certainly be unforgettable. Celebrate a soft landing with a quick drink, and return to your hotel for breakfast around 8.30am.
Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (North). Visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and the natural Castle at Uchisar. After the tour, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.


Day 7 - Istanbul - End (B)

Pick up from the hotel according to your flight schedule and transfer to the airport.


Legend : B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.

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Tour Details

This small group tour is specially designed for travelers with limited time in Turkey and no desire to take an overnight bus! The tour visits the main highlights of Turkey, but you don't feel like you're on a whirlwind group tour.

- Small group tour (up to 18 passengers)
- Can be extended or customized
- Can add balloon flight over Cappadocia
- Can add Gallipoli extension

This tour is also offered as a private tour! Ask for details

- All accommodation as per the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide on tours
- Full day guided tours mentioned in the itinerary
- All flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary
- All transportation & transfers.
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- All museum and entrance fees where necessary
- All Local taxes & No hidden costs!
- Wifi available at all our hotels
- Compulsory insurance by Turkish tourism ministry. This insurance covers you for all of the services bought from us, in case of bankruptcy, insolvency or the liquidation of our agency

- International Airfare & taxes
- Optional Balloon flight over Cappadocia
- Visits and services not mentioned in program
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities to the guide and driver
- Visa fee

Hotels

Destination Hotel Name Type Detail
Cappadocia Stone House Cave Hotel or similar Special Class Boutique Hotel Detail
Istanbul Dosso Dossi Hotel or similar Special Class Boutique Hotel Detail
Kusadasi Carina Hotel or similar Boutique Hotel Detail
Pamukkale Doga Thermal Health & Spa Hotel or similar 5 Star Boutique Hotel Detail

Reviews

Jenny Patters

Dear Liz,

I just wanted to thank you and TTC Travel for organising our holiday in Turkey. We loved it. And the trip went according to plan. I will do a review for Trip Advisor saying how pleased we were with the help we got and the value for money. The tours were great - we especially liked the two guides we had for the private tours in Istanbul and Ephesus. Many thanks again.

Ed & Merryl Berry

Liz,

Thank you for making our recent trip a great experience. We could not fault any aspect of your planning.
We really appreciate all your efforts to make sure it ran so smoothly. It was good to catch up with your colleague in Cappadocia. 

We enjoyed our experience especially with the balloon and bath.

We know several people who are contemplating going to Turkey and we will be certainly recommending you to them.

Thanks

Ray Rodgers

Hi Liz, 

Finally back in Melbourne and I wish to thank you for such a wonderful time in Turkey. All the tours and transfers worked very well with very nice staff, hotels great and guides very informative. All airports excellent.

You have done a great job and we have given praise to our friends coming from Sydney with your company in September. 

Thank you

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The Cave Churches of Cappadocia

Colourful balloons, fairytale chimneys, beautiful steeds, cave hotels and yet the land of Cappadoci offers even more surprises, with its fascinating churches.There are as many as 600 churches made out of the soft rock that dot the Cappadocia landscape, but there may well be many more yet to be unearthed.

Following the eruption of Mount Erciyes, the ash and lava formed soft rocks which eroded due to the elements. The region’s inhabitants came to realize they could carve into the rocks and soon turned them into houses, caves, and churches. The churches offered sanctuary to early Christians who then decorated them with art and symbols.

The churches flourished following the gathering of more communities under the guide of Saint Basil of Caesarea – one of the three renowned Cappadocian Fathers who advanced early Christian theology. The 4th century sanctuaries included many examples of Byzantine art, but later churches offer richer frescoes and images of the day.

The best churches are the ones at Goreme Village, but there are more with strong Egyptian influences with local names such as Sandal, Snake and Apple.

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What is the best time of year to visit Turkey?

Istanbul is a city operating all year round so any-time is good to visit. If you like sunshine, come between April to October as winter in Istanbul can be cold and rainy with the occasional snowfall.

The tourism season on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts run from May to October but tourist sites like Ephesus are open all year round. Gulet cruises are more enjoyable when refined to the months of June to September.

Cappadocia is also a region operating all year round, although in the wintertime, snowfall is usual. The snow does provide a pretty landscape view and the hot air balloons rides will still operate as long as weather conditions are advisable.

If you travel between the months of December to March, bring an umbrella as this is when the country receives the most amount of rain.

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Tour Departs Daily (Guaranteed), year round. Small Group Tour - 15 to 20 Maximum Passengers

Start Date Finish Date Day / Days / Every Day  
01.01.2017 31.12.2018 Every Day Enquire Or Book

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Tour Departs Daily (Guaranteed), year round. Small Group Tour - 15 to 20 Maximum Passengers

Start Finish Single Double/Twin PP Triple PP  
01.01.2017 31.12.2018 2,039.49 AUD 1,478.24 AUD 1,391.28 AUD Enquire Or Book

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