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Silk Road Explorer Tour

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Duration:

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Departure Dates: Every Tuesday

£835.00

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Prices

01 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2018 – 629 GBP

01 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2019 – 635 GBP

Includes

Tour includes: –

  • Outbound Transfer – Istanbul
    • Atatürk Airport (IST)
    • Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except for driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Six nights – accommodation.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

 

Tour does not include: –

  • Suggested optional activities
  • Tips – driver and guide
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1

Tuesday

Kusadasi

Welcome to Kusadasi! Check into your hotel at your leisure and the rest of the day you are free to explore this harbourside resort town. Tonight, you meet your tour guide and fellow travelling companions.

Overnight Kusadasi

Boutique

Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

(D)

 

Day 2

Wednesday

Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey, and at the carpet village, we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value.

Overnight Kuşadası

Boutique

Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel

(B, D)

 

Day 3

Thursday

Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst old columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers.

Overnight Pamukkale

Four stars

Colossae Thermal Hotel

(B, D)

 

Day 4

Friday

Silk Road, Konya

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don’t miss the free traditional Turkish folklore evening!

Overnight Cappadocia

Boutique Cave

Elevres Stone House Hotel

(B, D)

 

Day 5

Saturday

Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys and explore the many levels of an underground city.

Overnight Cappadocia

Boutique Cave

Elevres Stone House Hotel

(B, D)

 

Day 6

Sunday

Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation’s capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.

Overnight Istanbul

Boutique

Sirkeci Mansion Hotel

(B)

 

Day 7

Monday

Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes, and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

(B)

(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

 

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Please Note:

  1. Instead of travelling between Cappadocia and Istanbul by bus, an optional morning flight from Kayseri (Cappadocia) to Istanbul is available at extra cost. Please contact us for a quote.
  2. Single travellers are obliged to pay the Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.

 

Highlights

  • Ankara – Atatürk’s Mausoleum
  • Cappadocia – Kaymakli – Underground City
  • Ephesus – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Konya – Mevlana Museum
  • Pamukkale – Calcium Travertines – UNESCO Heritage site
  • Pamukkale – Hierapolis
  • Sirince – Village
  • Site of the Temple of Artemis
  • Sultanhani Caravansary
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