Turkey and Jordan Discovery Tour

12

days
You will start in Istanbul, the center of the Eastern Christianity, end in the Promised Land.

Itinerary

12

days
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Amman, Petra, Dead Sea

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City
Day 3: Half Day Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise & Istanbul to Cappadocia by Flight
Day 4: Full Day Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
Day 5: Full Day Valleys & Undergound Cities of Cappadocia
Day 6: Flight to Izmir
Day 7: Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary
Day 8: Flight to Amman
Day 9: Madaba & Kerak
Day 10: Petra & Return to Amman
Day 11: Dead Sea
Day 12: Departure

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Day

1

Arrive in Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul Airport and proceed to meeting point.Transfer to your hotel.
Time at leisure. 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.
Transfer back to the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

3

Half Day 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, transfer to your hotel.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take the flight to Cappadocia.
Transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

4

Full Day Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

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. Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

5

Full Day Cappadocia’s Underground Cities

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 back to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

6

Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take the flight to Izmir. Arrive Izmir, meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

7

Full Day 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 Celcius, 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.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

8

Flight to Amman

Transfer to Izmir Airport and take the flight to Amman. Arrive in Amman Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Time at leisure. Stay overnight in Amman.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

9

Madaba & Kerak

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.

Day

10

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.

Day

11

Dead Sea

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

* Breakfast is included.

Day

12

Departure

Transfer to Amman 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 11 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, Cappadocia-Izmir and Izmir-Amman.
  • Local taxes.

Excluded

  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • International flight tickets (except Izmir-Amman).
  • Entry Visas (if needed).

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.

Notes

* Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday. Chora Church will be visited instead.
** Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
*** Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday
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