Turkey and Jordan Discovery Tour

13

days
This tour is the true story of the three religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. You will star from the center of the Eastern Christianity, Istanbul: and end in the Promised Land.

Itinerary

13

days
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Amman, Petra, Dead Sea

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City
Day 3: Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Cappadocia
Day 4: Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
Day 5: Cappadocia’s Underground Cities & Flight to Antalya
Day 6: Free Day in Antalya
Day 7: Antalya to Pamukkale by Bus & Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
Day 8: House of Virgin Mary and Ephesus Tour
Day 9: Flight from Izmir to Amman via Istanbul.
Day 10: Madaba & Kerak Tour
Day 11: Petra & Return to Amman
Day 12: Dead Sea Tour
Day 13: Departure

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Day

1

Arrive in Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and meet your transferman at the airport. Transfer to your hotel with your private van. If you arrive in Istanbul with an early flight, you can enjoy a traditional Turkish bath (Hamam) near to your hotel for some relaxation. Overnight in Istanbul.

* No meal is included.

Day

2

Full Day Istanbul Old City

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. First visit is to Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum. Continue the tour with Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Then, have some free time in Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the World. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Finally, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles. Drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

* Tour is between 08:30-16:30 approximately.
** Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

3

Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise & Flight to Cappadocia

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. Before embarkation on the boat, visit the Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar), the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Filled with spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish delight) and other edibles, Spice Bazaar have a smell of the fragrance of the exotic East. Then, embark on a ferryboat for an excursion on the Bosphorus. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, citadels, centuries-old mansions and old and new faces of Istanbul on the European and Asian shorelines at the same time. After the tour, return to your hotel. Transfer to airport and fly to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Tour is between 08:30-12:30 approximately.
** Flight to Cappadocia is around 18:30-20:00.
*** Breakfast is included.

Day

4

Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

You can start your day with optional balloon tour over Cappadocia in the early morning to have a view of this unique land before the tour. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and visit Devrent Valley, Monks Valley (Pasabagi), see some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. Proceed to Avanos, well-known pottery town of Anatolia. After lunch, continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum. It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) whose colors still retain all their original freshness. Finally visit Uchisar Town which is famous with its huge rock-cut castle and wonderful view of Pigeons Valley. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Tour is between 08:00-16:30 approximately.
** Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

5

Cappadocia’s Underground Cities & Flight to Antalya

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby. Hike through the Rose Valley. During the hike, visit several cave churches, cave houses and cave tunnels. Then visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. After lunch continue on to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City, the largest one of the 36 underground cities in Cappadocia. Before The Roman Empire accepted Christianity as the official religion, early Christians take shelter in these underground cities to avoid from pagan persecutors. Finally, visit the Ortahisar Town. After the tour transfer to Nevsehir Airport to take your flight to Antalya. Upon your arrival in Antalya, meet your transferman at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Antalya.

* Tour is between 08:30-16:30 approximately.
** Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

6

Free Day in Antalya

All day free to discover and enjoy this old Mediterranean city on your own. Stay overnight in Antalya.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

7

Antalya to Pamukkale by Bus & Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

Meet your transferman at the hotel lobby and transfer to Antalya bus terminal to take your bus to Pamukkale. Upon your arrival in Denizli join the tour group and have lunch. First visit is to Hierapolis Antique City, where you will see Temple of Apollo, Martyrium and some other ruins. Then see Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), which is made of sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. You have the chance to walk on the cotton-white terraces. After the tour, drive to your hotel in Kusadasi for overnight.

* Tour is between 12:00-16:00 approximately.
** Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

8

House of Virgin Mary & Ephesus

Meet your guide at the hotel and join your group. First visit is to House of Virgin Mary on the mount of Nightingale, where she is believed to have spent her last times. After having lunch, proceed to Ephesus Antique City and see the Artemis Temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Library of Celcus, the Odeon, the Temple of Hadrian, the Temple of Domitian, the Theater, believed to be the largest outdoor theater in the ancient world, and some other ruins. After the tour transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Tour is between 09:00-16:00 approximately.
** Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

9

Flight from Izmir to Amman via Istanbul

Transfer to Izmir Airport and fly to Amman via Istanbul. Arrive in Amman Airport and transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in Amman.

* Breakfast is included.
** Flight is between 10:00-16:00.

Day

10

Madaba & Kerak Tour

After breakfast, transfer along the Kingsway road, visiting en-route, the old mosaic city of Madaba and Mt. Nebo, continue along Wadi Al Mujib valley, reaching Kerak. This is the most well-known crusader castle. Proceed to Petra for overnight.

* Breakfast is included.
** Tour is between 08:00-18:00.

Day

11

Petra & Return to Amman

Full day visiting Jordan’s Jewel, The Capital City of the Nabateans, a city fully carved in the rose red stones of Wadi Mousa Mountains. Upon arrival, you will take a horseback ride, walk through the Siq, the only access to this city. Return to your hotel in Amman for overnight.

* Breakfast is included.
** Tour is between 09:00-17:00 approximately.

Day

12

Dead Sea Tour

After breakfast, transfer to the lowest point on earth to the water where nothing sinks, at the Dead Sea Amman Beach. Time of leisure & relaxation. After the tour return to Amman for a panoramic tour for 1,5 hours. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Amman.

* Breakfast is included.
** Tour is between 09:00-16:00 approximately.

Day

13

Departure

Transfer to airport according to your departure flight time. End of services.

* Breakfast is included.

Services

Included

  • Airport meetings and transfers with deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation at hotels for 13 nights.
  • Sightseeing tours, including professional English speaking guide, entrance fees and transportation in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Meal plan as stated in the itinerary.
  • Flight tickets; Istanbul-Cappadocia, Izmir-Amman.
  • Local taxes.

Excluded

  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • International arrival & departure flight tickets.
  • Entry visa.

Dates

* You can start this tour all year round.
** You can customize the tour by adding extra days at the beginning or end.

Pricing

Price of this program depends on your travel dates, number of participants and category of hotels preferred. As soon as we receive your request, we will start working on your program and then e-mail you our proposal including itinerary, price and accommodations of the package with their websites for your convenience.

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