IDEAL LENGTH 8 nights
Price From $3,350 pp
When to Go All Year
Classic Turkey

“Turkey is a fascinating country with a rich culture, delicious cuisine and beautiful landscapes. Visit numerous religious and historical sites and relaxing coastal retreats, and experience vibrant Istanbul and mystical Cappadocia.”

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Istanbul

Upon arrival at Istanbul, you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation in the heart of the city.

The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.

Day 2

Day 2
Istanbul

Enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul, the former capital of the Byzantine Empire. Discover historical and architectural treasures, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque.

After lunch, explore the underground cisterns and browse the vibrant Grand Bazaar.

Day 3

Day 3
Istanbul

After breakfast, head on a guided tour of Istanbul’s Old City. See exotic spices at the Egyptian Market, and visit the Byzantine Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora.

In the afternoon, enjoy an authentic Turkish tea ceremony overlooking the Bosphorus, before boarding a private boat for a two-hour cruise.

Day 4

Day 4
Istanbul – Cappadocia

Catch a morning flight to Cappadocia, a stunning landscape of rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings.

After settling into your hotel, enjoy a half-day walking tour of the region.

Day 5

Day 5
Cappadocia

Start your day with a hot air balloon flight over the unique landscape of Cappadocia, before returning to your hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, your private guide will take you to the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the rock-cut churches and their beautiful frescoes, before continuing to the village of Cavusin to see the famous fairy chimneys.

You’ll also explore the Seljuk caravanserai at Sarihan and visit the bizarre rock formations in the Devrent Valley before stopping for lunch at Avanos. After lunch, visit pottery artisans in their rock-cut workshops.

Day 6

Day 6
Cappadocia – Bodrum

This morning you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bodrum.

You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel where you can enjoy some leisure time.

Day 7

Day 7
Bodrum

Spend today at leisure.

Relax on the private beaches, visit Bodrum Castle, the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, browse designer stores, get active with an array of watersports, take a luxury tour in a Turkish gullet or helicopter, or indulge in a spa treatment.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities to suit your interests prior to departure.

Day 8

Day 8
Bodrum

Continue to explore Bodrum at leisure before your departure tomorrow.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities to suit your interests prior to departure.

Day 9

Day 9
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • Explore the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque

  • Enjoy a Turkish tea ritual before cruising on the Bosphorus

  • Experience a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia

  • Discover bizarre rock formations and rock-cut churches

  • Relax on the pristine beaches of the Turkish Riviera

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