11 days / 10 nights

Carian Discovery Tour

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Honeymoon
Adventure
Family
Summer

Snapshot

Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum Aphrodisias - UNESCO Heritage site Bodrum Antique Theatre Cappadocia - Kaymakli - Underground City Cappadocia - Pigeon Valley Göreme - UNESCO Heritage site Istanbul - Blue Mosque Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site Istanbul - Topkapi Palace Konya - Mevlana Museum Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Pamukkale - Hierapolis Aphrodisias - Museum Aspendos - Ancient Site Bodrum Castle Cappadocia - Love Valley Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel Göreme Open Air museum Istanbul - Hippodrome Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum Kibyra - Ancient Site Manavgat Waterfalls Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines - UNESCO Heritage site Sultanhani Caravansary

Inclusions

Outbound Transfer - Istanbul New Istanbul 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 driver and guide Entrance fees 
10 nights - accommodation. 
- 2 nights4 starBodrumMarina Vista - Bodrum
- 1 night4 starPamukkaleColossae Thermal Hotel
- 2 nights5 starAntalyaThe Marmara Antalya
- 1 night4 starKonyaHilton Garden Inn Konya
- 2 nightsBoutique CaveCappadociaHanedan Cappadocia Suites / MDC Hotel
- 2 nights5 starIstanbulRadisson Pera Hotel 
10 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

Exclusions

Tips - driver and guide Suggested optional activities Compulsory Travel Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1
Tuesday Bodrum
Make your way to your hotel, check in and enjoy the rest of the day free. Overnight Bodrum
Day 2
Wednesday Bodrum
Today we will visit Bodrum Castle which was built by the Knights of Rhodes in honour of St.Peter. Onto the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was constructed as a funeral monument by Artemisia, Queen of Caria, after the death of her brother and husband Mausolos. It is here that the word 'Mausoleum' comes from. Lastly we visit the Antique Theatre which is situated on the hillside over looking Bodrum. Overnight Bodrum
Day 3
Thursday Aphrodisias
Depart from Bodrum to Aphrodisias the ancient city dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, Love and Fertility, also famous for its school of sculpture, we visit the stadium, which is the best preserved in Anatolia, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Tetrapylon, the Amphitheatre and Aphrodisias Museum. Afterwards we continue on to Pamukkale. Overnight Pamukkale
Day 4
Friday Pamukkale, Kibyra, Antalya
Today we will visit Pamukkale, cotton castles and Heirapolis, including magnificently preserved necropolis, the main steet, gates, thermal baths, the Greco Roman theatre and the Basilica of St. Philippe. Swim in a theraputic bath of hot spring mineral waters. From Pamukkale we head to Antalya, visiting, Kibyra, a little-known ancient city, where you will have chance to see the well preserved stadium and bouleuterion. Overnight Antalya
Day 5
Saturday Kayakoy, Antalya, Kaleiçi
This afternoon we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya known as "Kaleiçi". Amongst other things we'll visit Hadrian's Gate, the Ancient Harbour and Suna-Inan Kiraç Kaleiçi Museum which even has a Greek Orthdox Church in its garden! Overnight Antalya
Day 6
Sunday Perge, Aspendos, Side
Full day tour of the ancient ruins of Perge, Aspendos and Side. In Aspendos, you can see the Roman Theatre built in the 2nd century and seating 15,000 people. Side is one of the best classical sites in Turkey with Temple of Apollo and ancient ruins. Overnight Antalya
Day 7
Monday Konya, Cappadocia
Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight Cappadocia
Day 8
Tuesday 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
Day 9
Wednesday Ankara
Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul.Overnight Istanbul
Day 10
Thursday Istanbul Old City
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'. Overnight Istanbul
Day 11
Friday 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)

Accomodations

1 STAR
Aspen Hotel, Colossae Thermal Hotel, Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel, Hanedan Cappadocia Suites, MDC Hotel, Marina Vista Bodrum or similar

Policies

Please Note: 1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. 2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested. 3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves. 4. 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 with us for a quote.

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