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Turkey Highlights

From £655 for 8 days
Trip Overview
This journey packs a mighty punch in just eight days. Start in Istanbul and marvel at the Blue Mosque before navigating the warrens of the Grand Bazaar, then travel to the Aegean Sea to soak up sun, salt and history in Kusadasi with a visit to the ancient city of Ephesus. Travel on the overnight train to Central Anatolia and the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia, where hot air balloons dot the skyline and dwellings are cut into the cliffs, then finish back in Istanbul, the long-lived metropolis where East meets West.
Essential Info
Starts: Istanbul
Ends: Istanbul
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IERSK
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Turkey
What's Included

Meals

6 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included

Transport

Private Bus,Public Bus,Overnight Train,Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights),Overnight Train (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Though this trip is just eight days long, it packs a punch with visits to Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus while still leaving plenty of time to relax. Now that's a holiday.

•   Enjoy a free day on the Aegean in the resort town of Kusadasi. You can check out Pamukkale's thermal pools, take a traditional boat trip along the coast or sit on the beach with a cool drink in hand.

•   Taste local fruit wines in one of the best-preserved Greek Ottoman villages in the country. It's picture perfect.

•   Get up close and personal with the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia on a valley walk that'll have you exploring rock-cut dwellings in Love Valley or the rose-coloured hues of Red Valley.

•   Discover the back streets and vibrant local markets of Istanbul, where East meets West.

•   Fall asleep on the Aegean Coast and wake up in Central Anatolia on the Mavi Konya, an overnight train from Izmir to Konya.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 3rd Oct 2020
Returning: 10th Oct 2020
£820pp
£810pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Oct 2020
Returning: 17th Oct 2020
£815pp
£810pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Oct 2020
Returning: 20th Oct 2020
£880pp
£875pp
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Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 24th Oct 2020
Returning: 31st Oct 2020
£855pp
£840pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Apr 2021
Returning: 10th Apr 2021
£785pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Apr 2021
Returning: 24th Apr 2021
£815pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st May 2021
Returning: 8th May 2021
£815pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th May 2021
Returning: 12th May 2021
£845pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 8th May 2021
Returning: 15th May 2021
£860pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Istanbul, the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have called home. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 1 pm, followed by a guided tour of the Old City with your expert leader. Visit the scene of many a chariot race in the ancient hippodrome, check out the Blue Mosque, take a walk past the wares of the Grand Bazaar and marvel at the architectural masterpiece that is Suleymaniye Cami. If you're not too exhausted after all the exploring, join your new friends for dinner and bask in the beauty of a real Turkish kebab. While you might be familiar with the shaved meats and pita bread sensation that you may have come across at 2 am, nothing beats the kind they wrap up in Istanbul.
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