Turkish Delight, Sept 2022

Fri 16 September, 2022 - Sat 24 September, 2022

From 5900 AED per person

This is the Turkey trip you didn't know you needed!

Where we will be

Turkey

What's included

  • Arrival and Departure Transfers in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Cappadocia 
  • Private tours and transfers 4 star accommodation (sharing and non-sharing packages available) 
  • Meals as stated on the itinerary) 
  • All flights and transport within Turkey 
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Professional photography
  • A knowledgable hostess

What's not included

  • Return flights to your destination country
  • Visas
  • Tours and meals on free days/afternoons
  • Items of a personal nature

Itinerary

  • Day One (16 September 2022)
    Meals included: Dinner
     

On arrival in Istanbul, you will meet your host at the airport.  We will then be transferred to the hotel for check-in. We will all meet in the evening and head to our Welcome Dinner, which will mark the start of the trip!

 

 

  • Day Two (17 September 2022)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

We kick off this day with a visit to Hagia Sophia, which was the largest church of World during the Roman empire in the 6th century. We then head to the Blue Mosque, which is a unique mosque in Turkey with six minarets. Near the Blue Mosque, you will visit ancient roman Hippodrome where chariot races were arranged since the 3rd century in Roman Empire. We’ll then break for lunch. After lunch, we visit Topkapi Palace which was centre of Ottoman Empire since 15th century . We break for the rest of the afternoon, then get together again in the evening for a mouth-watering street food tour. Indulge in the best of Turkish cuisine from local restaurants.  We’ll head back to the hotel after this. 
 

  • Day Three (18 September 2022)
    Meals included: Breakfast
     

This is a free day in Istanbul. You can use this day to rest or explore more of Istanbul. All activities on this day are at your own expense.

 

  • Day Four (19 September 2022)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

The day starts with our flight to Izmir. We’ll then drive to the ancient city of Ephesus. You can expect to see a theatre, library, agora baths, temples and more. The Ephesus theatre is biggest Roman theatre and the library of Ephesus is the third biggest library of the World in ancient time. We’ll break for lunch , and afterwards, head to our second and last stop. We’ll visit House of Mother Mary where it is thought she spent 4 years on the Bulbul Mountain. We’ll head to the hotel after this. 
 

  • Day Five (20 September 2022)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today we will visit the white heaven in Turkey known as Cotton Castle, or Pamukkale in Turkish. The drive from Kusadasi to Pamukkale will take around 3 hours. We can walk around and swim in the white terraces. .We’ll also visit Hiearapolis Ancient City. After lunch, we’ll drive back to the hotel
     
  • Day Six (21 September 2022)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We’ll head to the airport and fly to Cappadocia. You have the rest of the day to yourself, to rest or explore Cappadocia. In the evening, we’ll all meet for a quad bike safari tour. We’ll drive through the most beautiful parts of Cappadocia's spectacular rock-cut valleys. We’ll head back to the hotel after this for dinner. 
     
  • Day Seven (22 September 2022)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

After breakfast, we’ll start our tour of Cappadocia. Here are some of the places we’ll see:

Goreme Open Air Museum, 

Pasabagi also called  the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles, 

Devrent Valley , also known as "Imagination Valley", this is the most surreal-looking landscape, 

Avanos( we’ll stop here for lunch and pottery making) , 

Ozkonak Underground City,  one of the best preserved and deepest underground cities and  Pigeon Valley (picture stop)

After this, we’ll head back to the hotel. 
 

  • Day Eight (23 September 2022)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We’ll be up very early for the Hot Air Balloon ride! We’ll head to the take-off area, where we get to watch the balloons being prepared for flight. The balloon ride itself will be about 45-60 minutes. After landing, we celebrate with champagne, and we’ll each receive certificates  of completion. We’ll head back to the hotel for PCR tests. You have the rest of the day to yourself. We’ll meet up again in the evening to watch the Turkish Night Show.  Expect to see belly dancing, folk dance from different regions and special surprises. We’ll head to the hotel for our last night in Turkey. 
     
  • Day Nine (24 September 2022)
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

We’ll head to the airport and transfer to Istanbul. Our journey together ends here. We’ll head to our respective countries with amazing memories to share.


 


 


 

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