Departures on Saturdays. ESSENTIAL TURKEY (8 days / 7 nights)
Saturday :: DAY 1 – COUNTRY OF ORIGIN – ISTANBUL
Arrival, reception and transfer from the airport to your Hotel accommodation.
DAY 2 – ISTANBUL
You have a free day. We offer an Optional Excursion – TOUR IN THE BOSPHORUS AND TWO CONTINENTS (Lunch included): This involves sailing on the Bosphorus Channel that separates the continents of Europe and Asia, offering a wonderful view of the strait with its palaces, fortresses and summer houses. Visit the Spice Market, a building built in the 17th century, with shops selling typical products such as pashmina, saffron, spices (condiments), nuts, teas, delicacies, perfumes and much more! Admire the Beylerbeyi Palace built in neoclassical style the summer palace of the Sultans. Stand on Camlica Hill, one of the highest points in Istanbul with its beautiful panoramic view. Breakfast will be provided at your Hotel Accommodation.
DAY 3 – ISTANBUL
You have a free day. We offer an Optional Excursion – CORAZÓN DE CONSTANTINOPLA TOUR (Lunch included): Visit the Roman Hippodrome, once the venue for horse races which then became the center of the civic activity of the Byzantine Empire. Nowadays it conserves the Obelisk of Theodosius. View the Blue Mosque, built in 1616 and famous for its interior decoration with 21,000 Iznik tiles. Visit the Cathedral of Saint Sophia which is considered a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, and is currently a Museum. Admire the Topkapi Palace which was the residence of the Sultans between the 15th and 19th centuries. Visit the famous Grand Bazaar which is a 15th century covered market, composed of 5,000 stores, and considered one of the first shopping centers in the world. Breakfast will be provided at your Hotel Accommodation.
DAY 4 – ISTANBUL – ANKARA – CAPADOCIA
Transfer to Istanbul airport to take your flight to Ankara. On arrival in Ankara, we visit the Hittite Museum and Atatürk Mausoleum. We then will make a Land trip to Cappadocia, passing by the Salt Lake. On arrival at your Hotel Accommodation you will be served Breakfast and Dinner). (Flight Details: TK 2108 08: 00-09: 15).
DAY 5 – CAPADOCIA
We offer an unmissable Optional Tour today – A BALLOON FLIGHT. After Breakfast, the excursion travels through Cappadocia, which is located between three cities in Turkey: Kirsehir, Nigde and Kayseri. Visit the underground city and the small troglodyte villages of Uchisar, a natural fortress. We travel through the Goreme Valley, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex composed of Churches carved into the rock with beautiful frescoes; the Pasabag Valley with its fairy chimneys and Avanos, a pottery town. At your Hotel Accommodation, you wo;; be served Breakfast and Dinner).
DAY 6 – CAPADOCIA – KONYA – PAMUKKALE
Early in the morning, we depart to Konya. On the way, we visit a Kervansaray, a fortification used as a dormitory by former Traders on the Silk Road. In Konya, we visit the Monastery of the Dancing Dervishes founded by the philosopher and great mystic poet Mevlana Rumi. On arrival at your Hotel Accomodation at Pamukkale, you will be served Breakfast and Dinner).
DAY 7 – PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI or IZMIR
After Breakfast, we will visit the ancient Hierapolis and the Cotton Castle, a natural wonder of gigantic white waterfalls, stalactites and natural pools formed over the centuries by the passage of water loaded with calcareous salts from the nearby hot springs. The land trip continues hen we arrive to visit the House of the Virgin Mary. We also visit Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia Minor, vita king in the ruins of Odeon, the Gate of Hercules, the Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, the Agora, and the fantastic Greco-Roman theater. At the end of the visit, we will transfer you to your Hotel Accomodation in Kusadasi or Izmir, where you will be provided with Breakfast and Dinner.
DAY 8 – KUSADASI or IZMIR – COUNTRY OF DESTINATION
After Breakfast, you will be transferred at the scheduled time, to the port or airport for travel to your country of destination.
Price per person in a double room from £599
Prices of single and triple rooms available on request.
• 7 nights accommodation at the planned or similar Hotels;
• A local guide speaking in Spanish[ and English??] for the programmed visits;
• Visits and tickets as mentioned in the program;
• Meals as mentioned in the program;
• Transfer and transport during the programmed visits in air conditioned vehicles.
The package price does not include:
• International and national flights;
• Rates of international and national airports, travel and health insurance;
• Optional excursions;
• Drinks, personal expenses and all items not mentioned as being included in the programme;
• Tips to the guide, the driver and Hotel Porters.
• The order of visits may be altered without prior notice;
• The Optional Excursions in Istanbul will be in the Spanish language;
• The Hotels will be confirmed at the time of booking.