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Turkish Express 

8 Nights – 9 Days

Day 1 Fri: Istanbul | Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2 Sat: Istanbul | Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3 Sun: Istanbul – Ankara | This morning Optional tour of St. Sophia and Bosphorus cruise. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight. B D

Day 4 Mon: Ankara – Cappadocia | Morning departure to view Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia. B D

Day 5 Tue: Cappadocia | Early Morning Optional: Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience  of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. B D

Day 6 Wed: Cappadocia – Pamukkale | Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Dinner and overnight at Pamukkale. B D

Day 7 Thu: Pamukkale – Kusadasi | Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient world, Hiearapolis. Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. B D

Day 8 Fri: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi | Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s Cottage. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. Afternoon Optional: tour of Sirince. B D

Day 9 Sat: Kusadasi | Return transfer to pier. B

Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days   

Tour Code: TEX   

This program can also be combined with Louis Cruise Line 7 day Greek Island Cruise program to and from Istanbul.

Price Includes

  • First Class hotels with private facilities

  • Meals are indicated on itineraries by B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner

  • Licensed guides throughout Turkey

  • Private air-conditioned transportation

  • Luggage handling

  • Local taxes and service charges

  • Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days (arrivals from IST Airport). Pre or post stay transfers are not included

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional tours

  • Customary tips to guide and drivers

    Season Per Person in Double Single Supplement Per Person in Triple
    • Jan 04, 18 • Feb 22 • Mar 08, 22, 29 1420 550 945
    • Apr 05, 12, 19, 26 • May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 • Jun 07, 14, 21, 28 • Jul 05, 12, 19, 26 • Aug 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 • Sep 06, 13, 20, 27 • Oct 04, 11, 18, 25 1710 740 1780
    • Nov 01, 08, 15, 22 • Dec 06, 20, 27 1495 625 1465
    (2020 Dates) • Jan 10, 24 • Feb 07, 21 • Mar 06, 13, 20 1565 665 1535
    City Cat Hotels
    Istanbul SFC Renaissance Bosphorus
    Ankara SFC Crowne Plaza Ankara
    Cappadocia SFC Crowne Plaza Nevsehir
    Pamukkale SFC Colossae Hotel
    Kusadasi DLX Charisma Hotel