Family Turkey Discovery Itinerary

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Whitewater-filled terraces of Pamukkale

Cappadocia

Travellers sampling Turkisk food

Turkish delights

Turkish tea

Days 1-2 Istanbul

Arrive in Turkey and explore Istanbul, a city that moulds Eastern and Western culture together to form an energetic and charismatic European hub. Take an exciting tour to get under the skin of this thriving metropolis, from the incredible minarets of The Blue Mosque to the backalleys and bazaars that make daily life in Istanbul hum with life. In the evening, board an overnight train.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-4 Cappadocia

Cruise to Cappadocia via Ankara, and discover the mountain scenery and deep valleys of this rugged region. Visit the open air museum in Goreme or, for a truly memorable experience, take an optional hot air balloon at sunrise. Spend some time walking among limestone peaks and into the valleys of Cappadocia before heading below the surface and visiting the incredible underground city of Derinkuyu.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-6 Selcuk

Jump aboard a short flight to Selcuk, a great base for exploring the magnificent ruins of Ephesus. Join a guided tour of this ancient Roman city and learn about a former wonder of the world - the Temple of Artemis. The next day, enjoy free time to relax on the beach or head into the hills to get a glimpse of rural life.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 7 Aphrodisias/Pamukkale

Discover more Roman ruins in Aphrodisias, the home of the gigantic Temple of Aphrodite. From here, it’s off to the travertine terraces of Pamukkale, where whitewater-filled springs will dazzle the eyes and capture the imagination.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 8-10 Fethiye

Get yet another change of scenery and head for the delightful coastal town of Fethiye. Located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, there are plenty of action-packed activities here to keep the whole family busy. Perhaps traverse the Saklikent Gorge or, depending on the weather, take a boat trip out to the crystal clear waters and white-sand beaches of Butterfly Valley.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2