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Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

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


Day 2 - Private Old City Tour (B,L)

With your own private guide visit the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace (including the harem), and the Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum. Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 3 - Private Bosphorus & More (B,L)

With your own guide, visit the Spice Bazaar and then enjoy a 2-hour Bosphorus cruise. Take a leisurely lunch, then visit Haghia Sophia Museum, the Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 4 - Private Ephesus Tour (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 5 - Private 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 (included in price.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its theatre and Necropolis. Overnight in Pamukkale.


Day 6 - Pamukkale to Cappadocia by Flight (B)

Morning flight from Pamukkale to Cappadocia (via Istanbul.) Free afternoon to soak up your wonderful hotel and the views form the terrace. Afternoon cooking class available - please ask. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

* Optional: Time in coastal fishing town in Kas or Antalya can be added to this tour. 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 7 - Private Cappadocia North Tour with Balloon Flight (B,L)

05:00 Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia (Deluxe Balloon Flight). Drive to the take-off site and have a quick snack and safety briefing while 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. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.


Day 8 - Private Cappadocia South Tour - Istanbul (B,L)

Full Day Cappadocia Tour - (South). Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and the beautiful Valley of Ihlara, formerly known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-hewn churches and hike 4 km through the valley. On the way back, visit monasteries in Selime Village and a 13th century Caravansaray on the Silk Road. After the tour, transfer to airport for your flight back to Istanbul. Overnight stay in Istanbul.


Day 9 - 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

Enjoy our super deluxe, fully private tour. This is for discerning travellers who want to do it right.

Featuring the incomparable Museum Hotel in Cappadocia and a longer hot air balloon flight with fewer people in the basket.

Enjoy luxury, hand-picked, boutique hotels. Includes your own private guides, drivers and luxury vehicles.

- All accommodation in luxury hotels, including the incomparable Museum Hotel in Cappadocia
- All flight tickets mentioned in the itinerary
- All transfers and transport mentioned, by private luxury vehicle
- All tours conducted with private guide, own vehicle and driver. 90 minute, deluxe hot air balloon flight
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- All museum and entrance fees where necessary
- 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
- All Local taxes

- International airfares
- Drinks with meals
- Travel Insurance, visas or passports. Tips & Personal Expenses

Hotels

Destination Hotel Name Type Detail
Cappadocia Museum Hotel or similar Luxury Boutique Cave Hotel Detail
Istanbul Hotel House Galatasaray or similar Luxury Boutique Hotel Detail
Kusadasi La Vista Boutique Hotel or similar Luxury Boutique Hotel Detail
Pamukkale Doga Thermal Health & Spa Hotel or similar 5 Star Boutique Hotel Detail

Reviews

Bob and Vicki Sharp

Michael, 

Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip! All the people, guides, hotel staff, drivers and travelers were outstanding. Turkey is an amazing country and felt like we were fortunate to see as much of the country as we did. Loved your concept of traveling and wished we could travel like that everywhere. Our next trip is going to France and am wondering if you know of a travel company like yours, that organizes tours the way you do. If so, would appreciate your information. Thanks again for a wonderful trip!

John and Del Moyle

Dear Michael,

We are back home and we were most satisfied with our tour in Turkey that you arranged for us. The guides were very well informed and also great company. We were very impressed with every thing that we saw and did. There were so many high lights that it is impossible to name any one in particular. We found the hotel in Istanbul most comfortable and the staff very caring and helpful. We were pleased that it was so convenient to every where for as I mentioned John has a mobility issue so we were able to get around easily. Istanbul is one of the great cities of the world that we have visited and we very much hope to return there. We found the Turkish people to be so kind and helpful, starting with yourself, and friendly and fun. 

Thank you and your staff for making our trip such a wonderful experience.

Kind regards

Blogs

The Lunar Landscape of Cappadocia

It is hard today to think that the lunar landscape of Central Anatolia, indeed Cappadocia, was a major point of trade, defence, political and religious influence.

More so, while the Hittites, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans, have all come and gone with the winds of time, the one enduring sight of the Cappadocia region remains: its lunar landscape.

The Unique Landscape of Cappadocia

The area is famous for its rock formations and fairy-like chimneys that tower over the landscape like latter day wind farms – silently, chillingly, still.

Over thousands of years, the elements has eroded layers of volcanic ash formed by the volcanoes of the local Erciyes, Hasan and Melendiz mountain ranges to form today’s landscape.

When a hard piece of basalt forms on top of a layer of ash, the surrounding ash eventually erodes away but the section under the basalt is protected, leaving behind a conical rock structure with a cap.

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Turkish Delight – A Sweet Introduction

Travellers will be struck by the many attractions as they wind their way through Turkey but one memory they can take away and sample is Turkish Delight.

Turkish Delight, a sweet aromatic mass of sweet, is as much a byword of the country as is French wine, Dutch Tulips and Swiss chocolate.

The unlocked flavours when you bite into a Delight are as exotic as a trip through the back alleys of Istanbul.

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Departure Date

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

Price List

Start Finish Single Double/Twin PP Triple PP  
01.01.2017 31.12.2017 6,207.69 AUD 3,970.23 AUD 3,785.18 AUD Enquire Or Book
01.01.2018 31.12.2018 5,265.60 AUD 3,347.78 AUD 3,213.19 AUD Enquire Or Book

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