For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website36TURKEYTurkey Adventure 10 daysAn intoxicating mix of sights and experiences.This fun, active trip covering Istanbul, Cappadocia and the natural wonders of Pamukkale is an intoxicating mix of sights and experiences. Throw in the incredible Greco-Roman ruins of Ephesus and the humbling battlefields of Gallipoli, and you'll be even more enthralled with Turkey's great show of beauty and history.Trip InfoDeparture DatesGroup size: Maximum 16.Grade: Culture Easy / Walking Moderate.Transport: Ferry, Local bus, Train.Accommodation: 1 night overnight train, 8 nights budget/tourist class hotels.Meals: 7 breakfasts.Other information: The 17 Apr 2011/12 departure ties in with ANZAC day at Gallipoli and the night of Day 8 will be spent camping in Anzac Cove. These dates have a surcharge of GBP 80 per person.Start Day: Saturday End Day: Monday Tour code: GETAStart FinishStart Finish201126-Ma 04-Apr17-Apr* 26-Apr30-Apr 09-May07-May 16-May21-May 30-May18-Jun 27-Jun09-Jul 18-Jul13-Aug 22-Aug27-Aug 05-Sep10-Sep 19-Sep24-Sep 03-Oct08-Oct 17-Oct22-Oct 31-Oct201224-Mar 02-Apr17-Apr* 26-Apr28-Apr 07-May05-May 14-May19-May 28-May16-Jun 25-Jun*Anzac Day surcharge applies: GBP 80ItineraryDay 1 / Istanbul Our trip starts in Istanbul. There are no activities planned today so you may arrive at any time. Day 2 / Istanbul Explore the fascinating city of Istanbul. Explore the jewels of the Old Town including the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. Tonight we take an overnight train to Ankara. Day 3-4 / Capadocia Discover the rock formations, lunar-like landscapes Uchisar and the and unique valleys of Cappadocia. Explore Akvadi (White Valley) and Pigeon Valley on foot. Visit the fascinating underground city of Derinkuyu. Day 5 / Capadocia - Pamukale A day of travel by local bus takes us from Cappadocia to Pamukkale. Day 6 / Pamukale Explore the terraces, travertine pools and hot springs of Pamukkale. Discover the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. Travel to Selcuk. Day 7 / Selcuk - Ephesus - Ayvalik Tour of the well preserved Roman ruins of Ephesus. In the afternoon travel to the relaxed seaside town of Ayvalik. Day 8 / Ayvalik - Çanakale Morning to explore Ayvalik with its colourful Ottoman-Greek houses, cobblestone streets and lively cafes. Travel to Çanakkale. Day 9 / Çanakale - Galipoli - Istanbul Cross the Dardanelles to Gallipoli. Explore the battlefields and cemeteries of this World War I site. Travel to Istanbul for last night. Day 10 / Istanbul Our tour ends after breakfast in Istanbul. Additional accommodation can be booked if you'd like to spend more time in this amazing city - enquire at time of booking. NEWWhy not.Extend your trip with a few extra days in Istanbul! Simply ask your consultant for extra accommodation
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769TURKEY37Treasures of Turkey 15 days Discover the striking beauty and culture of one of the world's most enchanting destinations.Travelling from the cosmopolitan delights of Istanbul through epic terrain to the remains of ancient empires, you'll find Turkey a country of fascinating contrasts. Explore the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, take the time to walk through Kizilcukur (Red Valley) and discover Pasabaglar, with its towering, cone-capped 'fairy chimneys'. We visit mystical Konya, home of the Whirling Dervishes, and the Lycian town of Phaselis. Our odyssey continues through the bizarre formations of World Heritage-listed Pamukkale, then the ruins of Hierapolis. Ephesus is yet another captivating city of antiquity, as are the remains of the walled city of Troy. Trip InfoDeparture DatesGrade: Culture Easy / Walking EasyInclusions: Tour leader, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing & entrance fees. Accommodation: 13 nights comfortable hotel, 1 night overnight train Meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch. Group size: Minimum 6, maximum 15. Tour code: PETTStart FinishStart Finish201106 Mar 20 Mar19 Mar 02 Apr20 Mar 03 Apr02 Apr 16 Apr03 Apr 17 Apr09 Apr 23 Apr*12 Apr 26 Apr16 Apr 30 Apr17 Apr 01 May30 Apr 14 May01 May 15 May07 May 21 May08 May 22 May13 May 27 May14 May 28 May15 May 29 May16 May 30 May20 May 03 Jun21 May 04 Jun22 May 05 Jun23 May 06 Jun28 May 11 Jun29 May 12 Jun04 Jun 18 Jun05 Jun 19 Jun11 Jun 25 Jun12 Jun 26 Jun25 Jun 09 Jul26 Jun 10 Jul09 Jul 23 Jul10 Jul 24 Jul23 Jul 06 Aug24 Jul 07 Aug06 Aug 20 Aug07 Aug 21 Aug20 Aug 03 Sep21 Aug 04 Sep27 Aug 10 Sep28 Aug 11 Sep02 Sep 16 Sep03 Sep 17 Sep04 Sep 18 Sep05 Sep 19 Sep09 Sep 23 Sep10 Sep 24 Sep11 Sep 25 Sep12 Sep 26 Sep17 Sep 01 Oct18 Sep 02 Oct24 Sep 08 Oct25 Sep 09 Oct01 Oct 15 Oct02 Oct 16 Oct08 Oct 22 Oct09 Oct 23 Oct15 Oct 29 Oct16 Oct 30 Oct29 Oct 12 Nov30 Oct 13 Nov12 Nov 26 Nov13 Nov 27 Nov26 Nov 10 Dec27 Nov 11 Dec*Anzac day surcharge appliesSee website for 2012 departuresItineraryDay 1 / Istanbul Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to hotel.Day 2 / Istanbul - Ankara Morning tour of Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque Overnight train to Ankara.Day 3-4 / Capadocia Visit the Anatolian Civilisation Museum. Drive to Cappadocia, en route visit 13th century Agzikarahan Caravanserai. Explore the underground city of Derinkuyu. Short walk through Love Valley.Day 5 / Walk through the Kizilcukur (Red Valley), then explore the Pasabaglar Valley.Day 6 / Konya Walk through the Ihlara Valley and visit the village of Belisirma. Drive to Konya.Day 7 / Antalya Visit Mevlana's Mausoleum then drive to the coastal city of Antalya. Visit the ancient theatre at Aspendos.Day 8 / Phaselis - kas Explore the Lycian city of Phaselis. Drive to the beautiful seaside village of Kas.Day 9 / Kekova Explore Kekova on a relaxing boat cruise through picturesque islands and coves. Visit the settlement of Ucagiz and the village of Simena.Day 10 / Xanthos - Fethiye Explore the Lycian site of Xanthos. Travel to Oludeniz with time to relax and swim. Drive to Fethiye.Day 11 / Pamukale Visit Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis.Day 12 / Selcuk - Ephesus Drive to Selcuk and explore the ruins of Ephesus.Day 13 / Canakale Drive to Canakkale. Visit the ancient site of Troy.Day 14 / Galipoli - Istanbul Visit the battlefields of Gallipoli and Anzac Cove. Drive back to Istanbul.Day 15 / Istanbul Trip ends in Istanbul after breakfast.Please note that complimentary transfer is only available from IST airport, not SAW.