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GRAND TURKEY TOUR

Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi

6 Nights 7 Days

Starting from AED 5999 AED

Overview

Let Türkiye's undeniable beauty sweep you off your feet. This year, AFC Holidays will take you to Turkey's most breathtaking cities. Find yourself cruising through the Bosphorus, strolling to the old streets of Istanbul. Take to the skies on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia. Discover the hidden gem of Konya and walk barefoot on the travertines of Pamukkale. This 7-day exploration doesn't end without seeing the Ephesus in person, for a holiday you will never forget.

Included in price:

Transfers & Sightseeing

Daily Breakfast

Return Flights & Internal Flights

4* Hotel Accommodation

04 Dinner

Bottled Water (Limited) & Wi-Fi available in the coach

Göreme Open Air Museum Entrance Included

City Tour in Pamukkale, Konya & Kusadasi

All Taxes

Travel/ Covid-19 Insurance

Itinerary & Road Map

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Hos Geldin Turkey! Arrive at Istanbul Airport and finish your visa formalities. A local guide will welcome you and your fellow travellers and give you a brief orientation of the beautiful city of Istanbul. There will be some free time in the city to get accustomed to before checking into the hotel. You may choose to have the rest of the day at leisure or join the group for an Optional Tour; a Bosphorus Dinner Cruise where you will traverse through some iconic landmarks by the bay. Overnight in Istanbul.

Istanbul International Airport

Bosphorus (View of Galata Tower)

Bosphorus (Evening View)

Breakfast Included

Breakfast will be ready for you at the hotel in preparation for the day’s excursion. Explore this beautiful city on your own or join the optional guided Turkey city tour. Today, the group will go on a Full day tour of Istanbul. Regroup with your fellow travelers at the hotel lobby and promptly start the trip with a visit to the Old City including iconic sights like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. After this, you will also visit some nearby popular attractions near the area like the Serpentine Column, the Obelisk of Theodosius, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II (All monuments from outside). You will also make a stop at the spice market after, to get some local experience. There will be lunch arranged and included in the day’s excursion. After this, you will visit the Topkapi Palace and find the five tombs of Ottoman Sultans while getting to know their place in history. After this, the group will be driven back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Blue Mosque

Grand Covered Bazaar

Topkapi Palace

Packed Breakfast and Dinner Included

Prepare an early start to your day, packed breakfast will be provided for some much-needed energy boost. Board the transfer to the airport where the group will catch their flight straight to Kayseri. A local representative will be waiting at the airport for everyone to make the drive to Cappadocia in time for their hotel check-in. The rest of the day is free for leisure and relaxation. Dinner will be arranged at the hotel restaurant. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Kayseri City View

Cappadocia City Roads

Cappadocia Skyline

Breakfast and Dinner Included

Breakfast will be served at the hotel to prepare you for the day’s activities. The group will have an early pick-up schedule for the optional hot air balloon activity (the precise time of pick-up is subject to changes). Explore this beautiful city on your own or join the rest of the group for an exploration of this enchanting city. Start with an exploration of the Devrent Valley also called the "Imagination Valley" precisely because this is where you will find lots of odd and whimsical rock formations which offer and outside-the-box experience for your imagination. Is it a giraffe, or is it a fairy house with a chimney? Next, you will drive to Avanos Village where you can enjoy a unique Turkish Pottery-making experience. Take a short break for lunch and proceed to go and visit the Goreme Open Air museum and take lots of photos of the unique valley features. After this, you will drive back to the hotel and take some rest before joining the group for the dinner arranged at the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon

Devrent Valley

Goreme Open Air Museum

Breakfast and Dinner Included

Breakfast will be ready for you at the hotel to get ready for the day’s excursion. After checking out of the hotel, you will board the transfer headed for Pamukkale. On the way, you will stop by the city of Konya for a visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana. After this, you will have some time for lunch before the drive to the hotel in Pamukkale. The rest of the day will be at your own leisure and dinner will be served for you at the hotel in the evening. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Konya City View

Mausoleum of Mevlana

Mausoleum of Mevlana Inside

Breakfast and Dinner Included

Prepare for your day, packed breakfast will be provided for some much-needed energy boost. The first destination of the day is the Karahayit to see Red Spring Water. The waters naturally appear rust-red in colour due to their mineral composition which is said to have a lot of healing benefits. There will be some photo opportunities around Pamukkale that you will surely enjoy, and some free time to explore leisurely. After sufficient exploration, regroup and join the travertine walk on the natural limestone thermal blue bright blue in contrast to Karahayit’s deep red. After this, you will have some time allotted for lunch at leisure before joining the drive to Kusadasi where you will immediately check into the hotel and spend some leisure time before joining the dinner arranged at the hotel restaurant. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Karahayit Red Springs

Pamukkale Thermal Pool Travertines

Walking on Travertines

Breakfast Included

Breakfast will be served at the hotel on your last day in Turkey. Before you go, you will join the group for a Visit to the Virgin Mary house and The Ephesus -- an ancient city by the Aegean sea which holds the remnants of classical Greece and the Roman Empire. In Ephesus, we will see, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the fountain of Trajan, and the Theatre. Then visit Isa Bey Mosque which is built in 1375 by Anatolian Seljuks. The last stop of the tour will be the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. You will have some free time to get lunch before driving to the Izmir airport where you will board the flight to Istanbul where you will immediately board your flight back to the UAE.

Celsus Library

Ancient Theater

Isa Bey Mosque

Departures

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Optional Tours

BOSPHORUS DINNER CRUISE (WITHOUT ALCOHOL)

  • Adult AED 299
  • Single AED 299
  • Child(6-11yrs) AED 299
  • Child(2-5yrs) AED 299
  • Infant 99

REMARKABLE CAPPADOCIA (Including Devrent Valley, Avanos and Goreme Open Air Museum)

  • Adult AED 299
  • Single AED 299
  • Child(6-11yrs) AED 249
  • Child(2-5yrs) AED 249
  • Infant 99

THE CHRONICLES OF ISTANBUL (Istanbul City Tour)- With Lunch

  • Adult AED 299
  • Single AED 299
  • Child(6-11yrs) AED 249
  • Child(2-5yrs) AED 249
  • Infant 99

MAGICAL BALLLOON RIDE (N/A BELOW 07 YRS OLD AND 120 CMS HEIGHT )- RATES APPLICABLE ONLY FOR JUNE DEPARTURES

  • Adult AED 999
  • Single AED 999
  • Child(6-11yrs) AED 999
  • Child(2-5yrs) AED 0
  • Infant 0

Tour Video

*Itineraries may vary with season and availability. These videos do not represent an accurate depiction of the places to visit or the order of visiting the countries, it merely gives a rough idea of the countries / cities / and experiences that may be part of the tour, included or as an optional excursion.

Travel Tips

  •  Important Documents i.e. Valid Passport, Electronic Airtickets
  •  Phone Chargers and Powerbanks
  •  Substantial USD in Cash
  •  Universal Powerplug Adapters
  •  Comfortable Walking Shoes
  •  Extra Camera Battery and Memory Card
  •  Sun Cream and Insect Repellants
  •  Basic OTC Medicines and Personal Prescriptions
  •  GPS System / Map Accessible Offline