With this itenerary,you get a chance to see both spectacle and historical sites in Turkey.It is great for the travellers who would like a more unique tour to Turkey.Three full days in Istanbul, three full days in Cappadocia, have a visit to Ephesus,Aphrodisias and with its unique nature Pamukkale is awaiting you to welcome.This tour is operated all year around.
After your arrival to
Istanbul, one of our representatives will meet you at the airport with a
sign on which your name is written.Transfer with a private van and check in
your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
2- Istanbul Old City Tour Breakfast (B) Lunch (L)
We start strolling
to the great square which was once the Byzantine Hippodrome. Now it
is a great parklike area surrounded by the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and The
Underground Cistern, commonly called the Basilica Cistern.Lunch break,then we
proceed for Topkapi Palace. It was not only the residence of the Ottoman
sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state.Grand
Bazaar is the last stop. It is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in
the world. At Grand Bazaar have free time and turn back your hotel by
yourself.For your hotel location,you will be informed by your guide.Overnight
·Topkapı Palace on
Tuesdays , Grand Bazaar on Sundays.
3 – Bosphorus Cruise / Dolmabahce Palace. (B,L)
We start the day with
Dolmabahce Palace.Out of all the sites to see in Istanbul , Dolmabahce
Palace is one of the most impressive and intriguing one. 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 residential and luxurious apartments.In
the afternoon, you will be in the hearth of Istanbul. Istiklal Street is the
most active street of Istanbul and there are numerous shops, cafes,
restaurants, bars, book shops on Istiklal Avenue. Lunch in Istiklal Avenue.Free
time and end of the tour ,on your own , you come back to hotel by a
public transport.Overnight Istanbul.
·Dolmabahce Palace on
Mondays and Thursdays
4 Pıerre Loti / Spice Bazaar (B,L )
After check out from
the hotel , continue for Suleymaniye Mosque built on the order of Sultan Suleiman
in 1558.Next is Chora Museum .It contains one of the best-preserved collections
of Byzantine mosaics and frescoes that represent fascinating wall
paintings which tell the life of Christ in an historical order.One of the best
spot overlooking Golden Horn is Pierre Loti.Tea break at Pierre Loti.Before
visiting Egyptian Bazaar, You have a lunch. The Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Bazaar)
is one of Istanbul’s oldest markets, and a time-honored symbol of the city. End
of the tour and transfer to airport for Cappadocia flight.When you arrive, you
will be greeted and transferred to hotel. Overnight Cappadocia.
Pick up from your
hotel and first have a visit to Mustafapasa,an old Greek town with its
spectacular old Greek houses.Keslik Monastery consists of a small church,
cells and a frater, the dining room for the monks and a garden outside.
Sobesos, to see the ruins of a recently discovered (01 May 2002) ancient Roman
and Byzantine city, including some impressive mosaics. Soganli Valley,
an Open Air Museum in a wild natural setting near a typical Cappadocian village
with its different style Rock-Cut churches and frescoes. Lunch and visit to
Kaymakli Underground City, one of the best preserved and most visited
underground cities in Cappadocia. End of the tour, overnight Cappadocia.
6 - Red Cappadocia Tour (B,L)
Today ,after a
leisurely breakfast , lead to Devrent valley. It is one of the most attracting
places of Cappadocia Pasabag, which was formerly known as “The Monks Valley”,
contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and
even triple rock caps – formations. Proceed to Avanos(Venessa) the pottery
centre of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red
River. Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue to Goreme Open Air Museum. The
world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote
valleys. Panoramic view point Esentepe, with a spectacular view over Goreme, is
next. And Uchisar Castle which is the highest point in Cappadocia.End of tour
and overnight Cappadocia.
We drive to Ihlara,
visit to Guzelyurt on the way.This is one of the parts of Cappadocia where
traditional life lives on in its most unaltered form. Ihlara Valley is one of
most popular stops in Cappadocia and hosts both history and nature at the same
time.It has churches decorated with historical frescos and unique
nature.Walking in Ihlara Canyon,up to Belisirma,(the ancient Peristrema) ,we
have lunch in Belisirma Village by the river. Stop by Selime, a village with
cave houses at the end of the canyon.End of the tour and Overnight Cappadocia.
8 –Ephesus Tour (B,L)
Today, take a early
flight to Izmir.Drive to Ephesus. Ephesus is such a magical place and a World
Heritage Site. We wish that everyone would have the chance to see this
magnificent ancient city. Here you will witness how rich history the ancient
city has with your expert guide.You have visit to Temple of Artemis which was
one of the seven wonders of ancient world.Lunch time before visiting Ephesus
Museum which displays excavations from Ephesus ancient city.After that another
visit to Virgin Mary House. Virgin Mary came to Ephesus after the
crucifixion of Christ and spent her last years there.End of the day, take
you back to your hotel. Overnight Kusadasi.
9 Aphrodisias / Pamukkale Tour (B,L)
After checking out you
will be taken to Pamukkale, giving an en route visit to Aphrodisias,whose ruins
are considered to be as magnificent as Ephesus., It is one of the oldest sacred
sites in Turkey and the home of a renowned school of marble sculpture. There
are ruins of a large theater, a stadium and other structures, as well as
a museum. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue on to
Hierapolis. Upon arrival you will have time to stroll over the calcareous
terraces of Pamukkale, or to enjoy the thermal facilities. Overnight Pamukkale
10 Flight to Istanbul (B)
Transfer to Denizli
Airport to board with an early flight to Istanbul for your onward flight
and say goodbye to our dear guests.If you would like,up to your wish, you can
spend last day in Pamukkale with some optional activities.
tour includes ;
·Transfers from /
to airports with a private van.
·Enterance fees to
sights as described in the itinerary.
·Transportation with a
private A/C luxury minivan or minibus.
·Lunches as described
in the itinerary ( vegetarian meals available - drinks extra)
Accommodation with breakfast at 4 or 5 star hotels.
·Private tour at all
sites with a private licensed tour guide.
tickets as described in the itinerary.If avaible upon request business class
flight you can get.
tour excludes ;
·All kinds of drinks.
·Aruz Travel is proudly
a fully licensed travel company working under TURSAB-License No. A-6645.
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