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Highlights of Ancient Turkey

Istanbul, Kusadasi, Antalya & Cappadocia

Best time to travel
Apr – Oct
Ideal length
11 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€4,049 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Istanbul.
  • All private transfers and domestic flights.
  • 11 nights’ luxury accommodation in Istanbul, Kusadasi, Antalya and Cappadocia.
  • Bespoke experiences throughout your holiday including a guided cruise along the Bosphorous Waterway, visit to the calcium terraces of Hierapolis and a carpet weaving demonstration in Sirince.
  • Guided historical tours of ancient sites in Istanbul, Ephesus, Sirince, Perge, Aspendos and Cappadocia.
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Capture the spirit of Turkey as you set out on a guided exploration of Istanbul, Kusadasi, Antalya and Cappadocia. Start in the former empire of Istanbul, cruising its waterways and wandering through its ancient bazaar. As you set off from the capital, discover archaeological ruins from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. This suggested itinerary also incorporates sites of natural wonder, including the white calcium terraces of Hierapolis, the arid valleys of Cappadocia and beachfront stays along the shores of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Istanbul.

Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury accommodation for your three-night stay. We’ve arranged a guided city tour to appreciate major sites like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Hippodrome of Constantinople.

Cruise along the Bosphorous Waterway.

This luxury cruising tour will introduce you to a wealth of sites like the opulent Beylerbei Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and scenic Camlica Hill. Afterwards, explore the vibrant stalls of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world.

Bosphorous Turkey
Depart for the resort town of Kusadasi.

Spend three nights on the western shores of the Aegean Sea, enjoying peaceful afternoons spent on the private beachfront or by the pool. In the evenings, enjoy seafront dining as you sample delicious seafood and Turkish delicacies.

Kusadasi, Turkey
Set out on a guided exploration of the city of Ephesus and the village of Sirince.

Spend the day visiting historic ruins, such as the Temple of Artemis, and exploring the quaint village of Sirince, where we’ve arranged a carpet-weaving demonstration.

Ephesus, Turkey
Witness Hierapolis’ magnificent white calcium terraces.

Spend the day exploring the terraces known as travertines, which were formed by terrestrial sedimentary rock deposited by mineral water from the hot springs. Return to the health resort for a relaxing afternoon spent by the pool or at the spa.

Hierapolis, Turkey
Explore Perge, Aspendos and Kursunlu Waterfalls on an immersive guided day tour.

Visit the ancient ruins of the fallen cities of Perge and Aspendos, including Aspendos’ Roman amphitheatre. You’ll then enjoy an adventurous afternoon at the Kursunlu Waterfalls.

Kursunlu Waterfalls Turkey
Spend two nights in a luxury beach hotel in Antalya.

Relax and unwind on the private shores of your luxury hotel, enjoying marvellous views over the Mediterranean. In the evenings, enjoy sunset dining and zesty cocktails on the beach. After your stay, transfer to the arid region of Cappadocia.

Antalya Turkey
Explore the otherworldly landscapes and underground cities of Cappadocia.

Your expert guide will take you to the Pigeon and Red Valleys, the Hoodoo ‘fairy chimneys’, the surreal underground cities and the town of Avanos where you learn about hand-made pottery.

Cappadocia Turkey
Transfer to the international airport for your flight home.

Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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The Marmara Antalya

The Marmara Antalya

The Marmara Antalya occupies a peaceful setting on the famed Falez Hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The contemporary property features stylish interiors and modern touches.

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Sofitel Istanbul Taksim

Sofitel Istanbul Taksim

The Sofitel Istanbul’s luxury hotel is set within a timeless building in the central Taksim Square. As you step inside the impressive wooden doors of the hotel, enter into the opulent interiors.

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Charisma Deluxe Hotel

Charisma Deluxe Hotel

The Charisma Deluxe Hotel is ideally set on the coast of Turkey’s Aegean Sea. Traditional from the exterior, interiors are contrastingly modern and stylish.

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Cappadocia Cave Resort

Cappadocia Cave Resort

The luxury resort of Cappadocia Cave offers an authentic stay in the historic surroundings of Cappadocia. Interiors are a wonderful representation of Turkish architecture.

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What people are saying

Aisling and her team are just outstanding at what they do. They have an incredible knowledge of the travel industry and I have had the best experience with OROKO Travel. From the first phone call to enquire about a holiday to the call we received after our holiday, I cannot say enough about this company. They are truly outstanding. I really look forward to working with them again in 2022 and hopefully for many years to come. There is no travel specialists like OROKO. 5 stars, just fantastic!

Sinead & family – Croatia, September 2021


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