TURKEY
A richly historical land with some of the best cuisine you will ever taste, one of the world's greatest cities and scenery from white-sand beaches to soaring mountains. Turkey's long history has given it a profound depth of culture. The greatest surprise for first-time visitors to Turkey, with its stereotypes of kebaps, carpets, is the sheer diversity found between its Aegean beaches and eastern mountains. In Istanbul, you can cruise on the Bosphorus as well as through markets and nightclubs, in a Westernised metropolis offering equal parts romance and overcrowded insanity. In holiday spots such as Cappadocia and the southwestern coasts, mix trekking, horse-riding and water sports with meze savouring on a panoramic terrace. Then there are the less-frequented eastern quarters, where honey colored outposts overlook the plains of ancient Mesopotamia.
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BEST OF TURKEY
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10 Days / 9 Nights Tour
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Day 1 Arrival to Istanbul.Meet with our representative & transfer to the hotel.Early Check in is upon availability at the hotel.Free Day.
Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel.Check Out and leave your luggages at the hotel into luggage room to pick up in the evening after the tour.Then depart for Full Day tour in Istanbul including Hippodrome,Blue Mosque,St.Sophia,Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.After the tour ,return back to the hotel to pick up your luggages and transfer to the airport for your flight to the capital of Turkey,Ankara.Meet with our representative there in Ankara airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight in Ankara.(B,L)
Day 3 In the morning visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and many others are on display; Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue on to Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake arrive in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4 Optional balloon tour. Depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants and visit to Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. In the afternoon, visit Open Air Museum in Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years and then to Kaymakli Underground City, the place where early Christians hid from persecutors. Shopping time for the well-known merits of the area before returning to the hotel (D - BB only at Special Category Hotels).
Day 5 Today's ride will be fairly long and tiring due to the long distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale and lack of convenient lodging location. Drive to Konya to visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic figure.Then continue on to Pamukkale and overnight(B, D).
Day 6 Tour the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. In the afternoon tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite; visit the Museum, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Agora, the Hadrian Baths, the Odeon, and the Bishop's Palace. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi for overnight (B, D).
Day 7 Morning tour to Ephesus area with Artemis Temple, Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary's House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Selcuk Ephesus Museum. Time for shopping. Overnight in Kusadasi.(B,L)
Day 8 Early departure for Bergama and visit to the Asclepion and Acropolis with the well preserved remains. In the afternoon continue on to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place as described in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna. After visiting the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years, drive to Canakkale for overnight (Due to the limited hotel availability we also keep the right to stay in the surroundings of Canakkale) (B, D).
Day 9 After breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I. Arrive in Istanbul late afternoon .Transfer to the hotel.(B)
Day 10 Free Day to explore city on your own.In the afternoon transfer to the airport for a flight back home.(B)
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TURKEY TOUR
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8 Days / 7 Nights Tour
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DAY 1 – ARRIVAL - ISTANBUL Arrive Istanbul Ataturk Airport , meet with assistance ,transfer to the hotel . In the afternoon we will pick you up for half day Bosphorus Cruise tour. : Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Ahrida Synagogue, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, named after the flagbearer of Prophet Mohammed, a place to worship and pilgrimage for the faithful and religious visitors, 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc. Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. Evening transfer to the hotel . (-)
DAY 2 – ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA Early in the morning we will transfer to the Ataturk Airport for flight to Ankara. In the morning visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and many others are on display; Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue on to Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake pass by the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Agzikarahan. After visiting Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, proceed to the hotel in Cappadocia for overnight (B/L/D - BB only at "special category" hotels).
DAY 3 – CAPPADOCIA Optional balloon tour. Depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants and visit the valleys where animal-like natural formations like camels and fair chimneys are abundant. Drive on to Pasabagi in Zelve area where monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. In the afternoon visit to Open Air Museum in Goreme to visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Stop by Pigeon Valley near Uchisar. Shopping time for the well-known merits of the area. Overnight in Cappadocia (B/L/D - BB only at "special category" hotels).
Day 4 - KONYA - PAMUKKALE Today's ride will be fairly long and tiring due to the long distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale and lack of convenient lodging location. Drive to Konya to visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic figure. Then continue on to Pamukkale and overnight (B/L/D).
Day 5 - KUSADASI Tour the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. In the afternoon tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite; visit the Museum, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Agora, the Hadrian Baths, the Odeon, and the Bishop's Palace. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi for overnight (B/L/D-BB only at Kismet Hotel).
Day 6 - ISTANBUL Morning tour to Ephesus area with Artemis Temple, Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary's House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Selcuk Ephesus Museum. Time for shopping. Transfer to Izmir airport for flight back to Istanbul(B/L).
Day 7 - ISTANBUL Meet at the lobby for full day sightseeing . HAGIA (St.) SOPHIA • BLUE MOSQUE ,HIPPODROME,OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS • SERPENTINE COLUMN,GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II,GRAND COVERED BAZAAR (Art Demonstration of Handmade Turkish Carpets)Lunch,TOPKAPI PALACE(Harem section is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee) RÜSTEM PAŞA MOSQUE,also visioned during the tour GALATA BRIDGE • GOLDEN HORN • LEANDER' S TOWER .Evening transfer to the hotel (B/L)
Day 8 - DEPARTURE After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Ataturk airport for flight back to home.(B)
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TURKEY TOUR
10 Days / 9 Nights Tour
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DAY 1 – ARRIVAL - ISTANBUL Arrive Istanbul Ataturk Airport , meet with assistance ,transfer to the hotel . In the afternoon we will pick you up for half day Bosphorus Cruise tour. : Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Ahrida Synagogue, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, named after the flagbearer of Prophet Mohammed, a place to worship and pilgrimage for the faithful and religious visitors, 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc. Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. Evening transfer to the hotel . (-)
DAY 2 – ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA Early in the morning we will transfer to the Ataturk Airport for flight to Ankara. In the morning visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which numerous remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and many others are on display; Mausoleum of Ataturk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. Then continue on to Cappadocia. After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake pass by the 13th century Seljukian Caravanserai Agzikarahan. After visiting Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors, proceed to the hotel in Cappadocia for overnight (B/L/D - BB only at "special category" hotels).
DAY 3 – CAPPADOCIA Optional balloon tour. Depart from the hotel at 09.30-10.00 depending on the arrival time of the participants and visit the valleys where animal-like natural formations like camels and fair chimneys are abundant. Drive on to Pasabagi in Zelve area where monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. In the afternoon visit to Open Air Museum in Goreme to visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Stop by Pigeon Valley near Uchisar. Shopping time for the well-known merits of the area. Overnight in Cappadocia (B/L/D - BB only at "special category" hotels).
Day 4 - KONYA - PAMUKKALE Today's ride will be fairly long and tiring due to the long distance between Cappadocia and Pamukkale and lack of convenient lodging location. Drive to Konya to visit to the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the world-wide famous mystic figure. Then continue on to Pamukkale and overnight (B/L/D).
Day 5 - KUSADASI Tour the ruins of Hierapolis including the magnificently preserved cemetery "Necropolis", the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Roman Theatre and the Museum. In the afternoon tour Aphrodisias, the city of Aphrodite; visit the Museum, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Agora, the Hadrian Baths, the Odeon, and the Bishop's Palace. Proceed to the hotel in Kusadasi for overnight (B/L/D-BB only at Kismet Hotel).
Day 6 - KUSADASI Morning tour to Ephesus area with Artemis Temple, Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee), one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins; Virgin Mary's House, where St. Mary is supposed to spend her last years together with St. John. Selcuk Ephesus Museum. Time for shopping. Overnight in Kusadasi (B, D-BB only at Kismet Hotel).
Day 7 - CANAKKALE Early departure for Bergama and visit to the Asclepion and Acropol with the well preserved remains. In the afternoon continue on to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place as described in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna. After visiting the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years, drive to Canakkale for overnight (Due to the limited hotel availability we also keep the right to stay in the surroundings of Canakkale) (B, D).
Day 8 - ISTANBUL After breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I. Arrive in Istanbul late afternoon (Due to the possibility of some participants might have scheduled flights in the evening) and transfer to the hotel (B/L).
Day 8 - ISTANBUL Meet at the lobby for full day sightseeing . HAGIA (St.) SOPHIA • BLUE MOSQUE ,HIPPODROME,OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS • SERPENTINE COLUMN,GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II,GRAND COVERED BAZAAR (Art Demonstration of Handmade Turkish Carpets)Lunch,TOPKAPI PALACE(Harem section is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee) RÜSTEM PAŞA MOSQUE,also visioned during the tour GALATA BRIDGE • GOLDEN HORN • LEANDER' S TOWER Evening transfer to the hotel (B/L)
Day 8 - DEPARTURE After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Ataturk airport for flight back to home.(B)
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WESTERN TURKEY
11 Days Tour
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11 Days / 10 Nights Tour
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Day 01 / Saturday: Hosgeldiniz…Home - Istanbul; (No meal) Arrival to Istanbul at desired hour. You will be met upon your arrival by our driver. Transfer from airport to hotel. Remaining day at leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 02 / Sunday: Walking Old City Istanbul; (Breakfast and lunch) This tour would include with visits to Hippodrome & Obelisk the former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople, Blue Mosque for famous for its blue Iznik tiles and unique six minarets and St. Sophia Museum the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit Topkapi Palace the former imperial residence from where the Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years. Finish the day with incredible Grand Bazaar which is; In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs. After tour return to hotel as well and overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 03 / Monday: Istanbul; Bosporus Cruise and Spice Bazaar; (Breakfast and lunch) Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at desired hour and start the tour. Today you will be having cruise and see; The Bosporus strait connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents; this romantic cruise along the Bosporus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumelihisar Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes. After disembark the boat in Eminonu, Spice Bazaar where you can find all kind of handcrafts in authentic old shops. After tour return to hotel as well and overnight stays Istanbul.
Day 04 / Tuesday: Cappadocia; (Breakfast only) After breakfast at hotel, pick up and transfer to Ataturk Airport. Fly Turkish Airlines to Kayseri Airport, meet with our driver and transfer. Start to tour after a short rest; Today, you will visit Devrent Imagination Valley and walk through this lunar landscape. Next, visit Zelve Open Air Museum, where you will witness houses carved into the rocks, a Seljukian mosque as well as traces of most, if not all, ancient civilizations, Pasabaglari (the world-famous Fairy Chimneys), the village of Avanos, where you will witness a Pottery-making demonstration using ancient Hittite techniques, lunch at a local cave restaurant, Uchisar Rock-Castle, (the highest point in the region, Esentepe (a panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme Open Air Museum (Rock-cut churches, frescoes, monastery.) Return to hotel after tour. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 05 / Wednesday: Cappadocia; (Breakfast and lunch) Optional Hot air balloon flight over the fairy chimneys at sunrise. After breakfast at hotel start the tour. Your driver will pick you up from hotel in the morning. After breakfast at hotel, pick up and start the tour. Today, you will visit Kaymakli Underground City (See how the people lived in this multi-level city complete with stables, kitchens, storage chambers and wine making rooms), Soganli Valley (Relaxing 3km walk through the valley with Byzantine period rock tombs),Sobesos (A Roman Bath from the 5th century and mosaics and graves from Byzantine Empire Period), Taskinpasa Medresesi (an Ottoman theological school), Keslik Monastery (Churches from 8th and 12th centuries, refectory and other complexes, used by monks) and Mustafapasa (Experience the Ottoman and Greek architecture of this old Greek Village once called Sinasos). After tour, return back to hotel and overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 06 / Thursday: Cappadocia – Konya - Antalya ; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) After breakfast, drive to the holy city of Konya. On the way you will see Sultan Hani Caravanserai. Then drive to Konya home of the Sufi mystic, Mevlana Rumi, and visit the Museum of the Whirling Dervishes. Continue to Antalya, the jewel of Turkey's Mediterranean coast, aptly named the "Turquoise Coast." Check in to hotel and evening at leisure. Dinner at hotel and overnight stay in Antalya.
Day 07 / Friday: Antalya; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) After breakfast at hotel pick up and today you will be visiting Perge, Aspendos, and Manavgat Waterfalls. Head eastward along the coast to Perge, with its fine theatre, stadium, mammoth towered gate and colonnaded marble street, and then continue to Aspendos which has the best-preserved classical theatre on the Mediterranean. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the famous waterfalls in Manavgat, and finish the day. After tour return to hotel and overnight stay Antalya.
Day 08/ Saturday: Antalya – Pamukkale; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) After breakfast at hotel, departure to Pamukkale and visit Pamukkale walk along the Hierapolis ancient city ruins, see the huge Necropolis, and feel the warmth of the natural spring as you go barefoot on the Travertens. After tour transfer to hotel and check in. You can spend the evening in Spa at hotel. Dinner at hotel and overnight stay in Pamukkale.
Day 09 / Sunday: Aphrodisias – Kusadasi; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kusadasi. On the way visit Aphrodisias, the remains of an ancient city that flourished in the 1st century B.C. Archaeological excavations are ongoing, uncovering a wealth of artifacts, the remains of a once thriving community of 60,000 inhabitants. After lunch break on route, the tour continues to Kusadasi. Check in and dinner at hotel. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 10/ Monday: Ephesus – St. Jean – Virgin Mary; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Ephesus Ancient City. Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Fountain of Trajan. Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the World). Lunch at a nice local restaurant and then we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary's - The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. You will also see Byzantine Church of St John mark the spot where St John the Evangelist was buried. The church is on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill near the center of Selcuk. After tour transfer to Izmir Airport and fly back to Istanbul. Meet by our driver and transfer to hotel in Istanbul. Dinner on your own and overnight stay in Istanbul
Day 11 / Tuesday: Istanbul; (Breakfast only) After breakfast at hotel, day at leisure. Transfer to Ataturk Airport and fly back to your home or other destinations according to your international flight. End of Services… Hoscakalin…
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EXOTIC TURKEY TOUR
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Day 01 / Thursday: Hosgeldiniz…Home - Istanbul; (No meal) Arrival to Istanbul at desired hour. You will be met upon your arrival by our driver. Transfer from airport to hotel. Remaining day at leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 02 / Friday: Walking Old City Istanbul; (Breakfast and lunch) This tour would include with visits to Hippodrome & Obelisk the former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople, Blue Mosque for famous for its blue Iznik tiles and unique six minarets and St. Sophia Museum the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit Topkapi Palace the former imperial residence from where the Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years. Finish the day with incredible Grand Bazaar which is; In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs. After tour return to hotel as well and overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 03 / Saturday: Istanbul; Bosporus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace; (Breakfast and lunch) Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at desired hour and start the tour. Today you will be having cruise and see; The Bosporus strait connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents; this romantic cruise along the Bosporus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumelihisar Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes. After disembark the boat in Eminonu, you will see Dolmabahce Palace; was the first European-style palace built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1856. This Palace is interesting for its furniture and fittings and is a showcase of life in late Ottoman and early Republican period. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the residential part of the palace and died there. Finish the day with Spice Bazaar where you can find all kind of handcrafts in authentic old shops. After tour return to hotel as well and overnight stays Istanbul.
Day 04 / Sunday: Cappadocia; (Breakfast only) After breakfast at hotel, pick up and transfer to Ataturk Airport. Fly Turkish Airlines to Kayseri Airport, meet with our driver and transfer. Start to tour after a short rest; Today, you will visit Devrent Imagination Valley and walk through this lunar landscape. Next, visit Zelve Open Air Museum, where you will witness houses carved into the rocks, a Seljukian mosque as well as traces of most, if not all, ancient civilizations, Pasabaglari (the world-famous Fairy Chimneys), the village of Avanos, where you will witness a Pottery-making demonstration using ancient Hittite techniques, lunch at a local cave restaurant, Uchisar Rock-Castle, (the highest point in the region, Esentepe (a panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme Open Air Museum (Rock-cut churches, frescoes, monastery.) Return to hotel after tour. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 05 / Monday: Cappadocia; (Breakfast and lunch) Optional Hot air balloon flight over the fairy chimneys at sunrise. After breakfast at hotel start the tour. Your driver will pick you up from hotel in the morning. After breakfast at hotel, pick up and start the tour. Today, you will visit Kaymakli Underground City (See how the people lived in this multi-level city complete with stables, kitchens, storage chambers and wine making rooms), Soganli Valley (Relaxing 3km walk through the valley with Byzantine period rock tombs),Sobesos (A Roman Bath from the 5th century and mosaics and graves from Byzantine Empire Period), Taskinpasa Medresesi (an Ottoman theological school), Keslik Monastery (Churches from 8th and 12th centuries, refectory and other complexes, used by monks) and Mustafapasa (Experience the Ottoman and Greek architecture of this old Greek Village once called Sinasos). After tour, return back to hotel and overnight stay in Cappadocia.
Day 06 / Tuesday: Cappadocia – Konya - Antalya ; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) After breakfast, drive to the holy city of Konya. On the way you will see Sultan Hani Caravanserai. Then drive to Konya home of the Sufi mystic, Mevlana Rumi, and visit the Museum of the Whirling Dervishes. Continue to Antalya, the jewel of Turkey's Mediterranean coast, aptly named the "Turquoise Coast." Check in to hotel and evening at leisure. Dinner at hotel and overnight stay in Antalya.
Day 07 / Wednesday: Antalya; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) After breakfast at hotel pick up and today you will be visiting Perge, Aspendos, and Manavgat Waterfalls. Head eastward along the coast to Perge, with its fine theatre, stadium, mammoth towered gate and colonnaded marble street, and then continue to Aspendos which has the best-preserved classical theatre on the Mediterranean. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the famous waterfalls in Manavgat, and finish the day. After tour return to hotel and overnight stay Antalya.
Day 08/ Thursday: Antalya – Pamukkale; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) After breakfast at hotel, departure to Pamukkale and visit Pamukkale walk along the Hierapolis ancient city ruins, see the huge Necropolis, and feel the warmth of the natural spring as you go barefoot on the Travertens. After tour transfer to hotel and check in. You can spend the evening in Spa at hotel. Dinner at hotel and overnight stay in Pamukkale.
Day 09 / Friday: Aphrodisias – Kusadasi; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kusadasi. On the way visit Aphrodisias, the remains of an ancient city that flourished in the 1st century B.C. Archaeological excavations are ongoing, uncovering a wealth of artifacts, the remains of a once thriving community of 60,000 inhabitants. After lunch break on route, the tour continues to Kusadasi. Check in and dinner at hotel. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 10/ Saturday: Ephesus – St. Jean – Virgin Mary; (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Ephesus Ancient City. Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Fountain of Trajan. Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the World). Lunch at a nice local restaurant and then we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary's - The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. You will also see Byzantine Church of St John mark the spot where St John the Evangelist was buried. The church is on the slopes of Ayasoluk Hill near the center of Selcuk. After tour return to hotel and dinner at hotel. Overnight stay in Kusadasi.
Day 11 / Sunday: Pergamum – Troy - Canakkale; (Breakfast and lunch ) After breakfast, drive along the Aegean to the famous ruins of Pergamum, the site of one of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. Next, visit legendary Troy where you can see a replica of the wooden horse. Once thought to be the figment of literary imagination, Troy was uncovered due largely to the efforts of Heinrich Schliemann, who steadfastly believed in its existence, using his own money to successively uncover nine different settlements in Troy. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Canakkale.
Day 12 / Monday: Gallipoli Battlefields - Istanbul; (Breakfast only) After breakfast, the tour will cross the Dardanelles, the Hellespont of antiquity, and site of fierce battles during World War I. In the afternoon, the tour continues to Istanbul. Arrival in late afternoon and transfer to hotel in Istanbul. Dinner on your own and overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 13 / Tuesday: Istanbul; (Breakfast only) Free day in Istanbul. I specifically recommend you to spend the day in Taksim, Ortakoy and Beyoglu area where you can find all kind of entertainment facilities. Also a tour to Princes Islands is possible. Dinner on your own and overnight stay in Istanbul.
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