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Charming Triangle

5
(21 Reviews)
From $3,875 AUD
  • 6 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Istanbul, Kayseri, Cappadocia, Izmir, Kusadasi, Ephesus

    Languages: English
    Type: Partially Guided Tours, Package

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Explore the highlights of Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus

  • A guided tour of Istanbul, including Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar
  • Explore Cappadocia
  • Flights between Istanbul to Kayseri, Kayseri to Izmir, and Izmir to Istanbul are included
  • Full day tour of the ancient site of Ephesus
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1:                                     ISTANBUL

Transfer from New Airport to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 2:                                     ISTANBUL

Enjoy a guided tour including Topkapi Palace (closed Tuesdays), the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia (external visit), and the Grand Bazaar (closed Sundays). (B,L)

DAY 3:                                     ISTANBUL – KAYSERI – CAPPADOCIA

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kayseri (flight included) where you will be picked up and taken to Cappadocia. Visit the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi(Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. In the afternoon visit Open Air Museum in Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,L,D)

DAY 4:                                     CAPPADOCIA

Optional balloon tour. Depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the other participants and a tour with hike through the Rose Valley with visits to the churches. Afterwards visit to the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch near Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B,L,D) 

DAY 5:                                     CAPPADOCIA – KAYSERI – IZMIR – KUSADASI

Transfer to Kayseri airport for flight to Izmir (flight included) and be transferred to the resort town of Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B,D) 

Note: Depending on schedule, flight from Kayseri to Izmir may go via Istanbul.

DAY 6:                                     KUSADASI – EPHESUS – IZMIR – ISTANBUL

Full day tour of the ancient site of Ephesus with its theatre, library of Celsius, gymnasium, and Hadrian’s Temple. Continue with a visit to the stone cottage of the Virgin Mary. Transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul (flight included). End of services. (B,L)

ACCOMMODATION (or similar):

STANDARD CLASS:

ISTANBUL: Asur Hotel

CAPPADOCIA: Burcu Kaya Hotel

KUSADASI: Golden Gate Hotel

SUPERIOR CLASS:

ISTANBUL: Kent Hotel

CAPPADOCIA: Yusuf Yigitoglu Cave Hotel

KUSADASI: Efe Boutique Hotel

Includes:

–          Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

–          Accommodation as listed below or similar

–          Flights: Istanbul – Kayseri – Izmir – Istanbul 

–          Meals as per itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)

–          Touring with English speaking guide

–          Entrance fees and local taxes

Additional Notes:

–           Internal visit to St. Sophia is not included

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Pricing & Availability

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2025
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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

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Reviews for Charming Triangle

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Elizabeth Rivera
The best tour I have ever done!

Review for: Turkish Delights - Friday Departures

The best tour I have ever done! Our tourist guide and driver were both so nice courteous and friendly. Yusuf our toirist guy was so knowledgeable and professional. We visited many cities, he provided us with a brief of what we were going to be doing during our 7 day tour the first day we arrived. From 4-5 star hotels, hiking, visiting museums, sightseeing and hot air balloon adventures... it was all wonderful and something I would definitely recommend for anyone to experience. I'm in love with Turkey and the beauty that's there.
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Levi Bic
Tour was great!

Review for: From Istanbul to the Coast

Tour was great! Wait times at the stops was minimal and the lunch spot was excellent! Tour guide was friendly and very knowledgable. Got free time at each stop to take pictures and enjoy the sites.
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Antoinette
Marvellous Turkey

Review for: Marvellous Turkey - Saturday Departures

What a sensational tour.  Highly recommended. Best way to tour in a small group and what an amazing tour guide.  Reggie what absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

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Charming Triangle

5
(21 Reviews)
From $3,875 AUD
  • 6 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Istanbul, Kayseri, Cappadocia, Izmir, Kusadasi, Ephesus

    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Partially Guided Tours, Package

Or contact your local travel agent.

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