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Itinerary

12

days
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Istanbul

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City
Day 3: Half Day Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise
Day 4: Flight to Cappadocia
Day 5: Full Day Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
Day 6: Full Day Valleys & Underground Cities of Cappadocia
Day 7: Flight to Antalya
Day 8: Full Day Perge, Aspendos & Side
Day 9: Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi
Day 10: Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary
Day 11: Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis
Day 12: Flight to Istanbul & 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 meals 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

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, drop-off to your hotel. Time at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

4

Flight to Cappadocia

Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to airport to take the flight to Cappadocia. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

5

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. Transfer back to the hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

6

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

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

7

Flight to Antalya

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take flight to Antalya. Arrive Antalya Airport and transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Antalya.

* Breakfast is included.

Day

8

Full Day Perge, Aspendos & Side

Meet your guide at the hotel and join your group. Perge is the largest ancient settling of both Hellenistic and Roman Age, which possesses a Roman Bath, Colonnaded Street, Agora, Stadium, and Water Aqueduct. Second visit to Aspendos may excite the history like clients, as this is the best preserved Roman Theatre in the World which is still in use. The third impressive site is Side whose name meant "Pomegranate" in antiquity. This triangle historical tour ends at Manavgat Waterfalls with refreshment break at the edge of showering water drops. After the tour, transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Antalya.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

9

Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take 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

10

Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary

Pick up from your hotel.
Visit the House of Virgin Mary,Ephesus Antique City and the Artemis Temple; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Lunch is included as well.
After the tour transfer back to hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

11

Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis

Pick up from your hotel.
Visit Hierapolis Antique City, and Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), which is made of sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. You have the chance to walk on the terraces. Lunch is included as well.
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi.

* Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day

12

Flight to Istanbul & Departure

Transfer to Izmir Airport and take the flight back to Istanbul to take your international departure flight. End of our services.

* Breakfast is included.
** Flight time to Istanbul can be adjusted according to your departure flight time from Istanbul.

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.
  • Domestic flight tickets; Istanbul-Cappadocia, Cappadocia-Antalya, Antalya-Izmir & Izmir-Istanbul.
  • Local taxes.

Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • International flights.
  • Visa (if needed).

Dates

* This tour is available from April to November depending on the flight schedule and can be customized upon your request.
** For starting dates, please contact us.

Pricing

Pricing will be calculated according to your travel dates, number of participants and category of accommodations you would like to stay in. As soon as we receive your request, we will start working on details and then e-mail to you our proposal including itinerary, price and accommodations of the package with their websites for your convenience. If you have a certain budget, you can also tell us the approximate amount you would like to spend on this itinerary and then we will prepare the details considering your budget.

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.
**** Kekova and Demre & St. Nicholas tour may be shifted with Perge, Aspendos & Side tour depending on the number of participants.
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