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DAY 1: Depart for Istanbul

On arrival at London Heathrow Airport, all passengers are to proceed directly to Turkish Airline Check-in desk. We meet our Tour Manager and after check-in, proceed to Departure lounge to clear security & immigration and onwards to Duty Free Shopping section.

After duty free shopping, proceed to the departure gate to board your flight to Istanbul.

Welcome to Turkey. Upon arrival at Istanbul International Airport, clear immigration, collect your luggage and follow sign for EXIT.

Watch out for our English speaking guide who will be holding a placard with ‘ Welcome Cobra Holidays ’ written on it. You will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

Later we visit the 17th century Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul’s most colourful, bustling attractions. A colourful market heaped with various sweets and spices. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.

 Dinner Cruise On The Bosphorus: In the evening between 19:30 to 23:30 we have an entertaining Dinner Cruise program on the Bosphorus, where Europe and Asia are connected. You will spend an unforgettable night on the Bosphorus with dinner, unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic & soft drinks, belly dance show, Turkish Folklore show, DJ Performance and great entertainment on Bosphorus Dinner Cruise.

Later, transfer to your hotel

Meals: Dinner on Cruise Boat                                                              Overnight: Istanbul

DAY 2: Istanbul – City Tour – Flight to Kusadası

 This morning after breakfast, we begin our city tour of Istanbul and enjoy the exotic city that spans both over Europe and Asia.

The tours first visit is the Hippodrome. Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.

Then we will visit Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Our next visit will be to Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque.

The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Lunch break at 1:00 pm.

After lunch, proceed to Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, delicious fresh Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores.

After the tour we depart for Istanbul Airport for our domestic flight to Izmir.

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Please Note:

  1. Please do not forget to carry a headscarf with you for the visit to religious places such as Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque. 
  1. Your hotel in Kusadasi is all-inclusive, includes food, alcohol, and soft drinks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                      Overnight: Kusadasi

DAY 3: Kusadasi – Ephesus

This morning after breakfast, we visit Ephesus a 9000 years old city that houses the biggest temple dedicated to Artemis. The tour begins by visiting the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, it proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city.

Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines.

Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days.

The next visit will be to one of the oldest handicrafts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center.  By leaving the colorful, handmade carpets behind we will move to Isa Bey Mosque in Seljuk that is reflecting all the features of Turkish architecture in the Anatolian Principalities period with its asymmetrical structure and Seljuk tiles decorated domes.

In addition, it bears the imprint of the Umayyad mosque which is also known as one of the largest and oldest mosques around the earth in Damascus. According to the belief, the seven Sleepers who are the first Christians in Ephesus and running from Emperor Decius have visited here.

Later you will be transfer back to your hotel.

  • Your hotel in Kusadasi is all-inclusive, includes food, alcohol, and soft drinks.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                      Overnight: Kusadasi

DAY 4: Kusadasi – Pamukkale

Today after breakfast, we visit the world-famous marvel of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools lying in the natural, hot springs waters will renew your body.

The region at the same time has well-known textile products and we will visit an outlet for shopping. After the tour, transfer to your hotel in Pamukkale.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                      Overnight: Pamukkale

DAY 5: Pamukkale – Konya – Cappadocia

This morning after early breakfast, we drive to Konya and roughly we will reach Konya by 13.00 – 14:00. We will have lunch at a local restaurant. After the lunch visit the imposing green – tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia.

Upon arrival at approximately 18:30 pm we check into our hotel.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                      Overnight: Cappadocia

DAY 6: Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air

After breakfast at 09:30 depart for tour of Cappadocia. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. After Underground City tour, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses.

After tour of Cavusin go for lunch restaurant in Avanos for lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries.

Then visit the Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. Late evening we will return to our hotel.

Optional tour: Hot Air Balloon Tour  Cost: xx per person

For passengers who want to experience the Hot Air Balloon Tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in the most beautiful and unique area of the world at 05:30am in the morning before the sunrise. And we will go to the area where hundreds of Hot Air Balloon will take off through the air. We will watch the sunrise over those splendid fairy chimneys and valleys that impress people with their exquisiteness. After making our flight in about 1 hour, we will celebrate our experience with champagne when we land and collect our flight certificate. Then we will return to our hotel and have our delicious breakfast.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                      Overnight: Cappadocia

 DAY 7: Cappadocia – Ankara City Tour – Istanbul

This morning after breakfast at 8:00am we depart for Ankara a journey of approximate 4 hours. On the way, we will stop at Salt Lake, which it is a natural salt lake and the second biggest lake in Turkey. Arrival to Ankara around 12:30 and we have lunch break. After lunch, we visit Ataturk Museum at the Ataturk Mausoleum. (Ataturk is the founder of the modern Turkey). After the tour, transfer to Istanbul. This tour will end approximately at 21:00 pm

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                                                      Overnight: Istanbul

DAY 8: Flight Istanbul – London 

This morning after breakfast, free time at leisure. Later in the afternoon we transfer to Istanbul International Airport to board your flight to London.

On arrival at London Heathrow Airport, follow signs for arrival/baggage claim, clear immigration, collect baggage and follow sign for exit.

Please proceed with your transport for your homeward journey.

 Meals: Breakfast


  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the morning, you will arrive in U.K. on the same day.
  • Return flight – If your flight departs in the afternoon / evening, you will arrive in U.K. on the next day.


** Your tour ends, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful holiday. **




  • Istanbul - Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice market, Bosphorus Cruise Tour
  • Ephesus - Ancient City, Artemis Temple, House Virgin Mary
  • Pamukkale - Thermal Spring Water, Cotton Castle, Travertens, Hierapolis
  • Cappadocia - Devrent Valley, Monks Valley (Pasapag), Kaymakli Underground City, Goreme Open Air Museum, Red Valley


Escorted Tour Package Includes:

  1. Meet and greet with our Tour Manager upon your arrival at London Airport check in desk.
  2. Flights in economy class departing from one of the London Airports with Full ATOL We can also arrange departures from your local airport upon request.
  3. Return hotel / airport transfers at your destination.
  4. Twin / Double sharing room at quality hotels with private facilities including general hotel amenities.
  5. Meals as per the itinerary – Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner, N - No Meal.
  6. All International and Domestic flights during your holiday including airport taxes.
  7. Sightseeing excursions and activities including entrance fees.
  8. Services of our multilingual Tour Manager including English speaking local tour guide.
  9. Tips for local tour guides and drivers.
  10. Entertainment and surprises.

Escorted Tour Package Excludes:

  1. Travel & Medical Insurance – We request you to purchase your own comprehensive travel insurance to cover you during your holiday.
  2. Optional tours and Visas - Prices on the itinerary are approximate, subject to availability & can change at any time.
  3. Tourism and Room Taxes.
  4. Any expenses of personal nature, for example: Room service, drinks, porterage, telephone calls, laundry, bar service and beverages with meals etc.
  5. Any additional expenses incurred due to flight delay, flight cancellation, unforeseen weather conditions, natural disasters, political unrests / closures and technical faults etc.
  6. Excess luggage costs.
  7. Any surcharges, taxes, fuel increases and rate of currency exchange prior to your tour departure.


Visa Requirements

  1. British Citizens require a machine readable passport, valid for 30 days after the return date, when travelling abroad.
  2. Visa: Turkey - British Citizen passport holders do not require visa to enter Turkey. Please ensure you make your own arrangements to obtain the Visas if you require them.
  3. Ensure your passport has sufficient blank pages. Most destinations require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend for each country you are visiting that you have at least two free pages in your passport before any international travel.