Turkey is a magnificent country with unique places to visit. It is a perfect choice for people who want to know more about Turkey. This itinerary includes top sites in Western and Central Turkey. So to get the most from your visit to Turkey , look no further than this tour.It is a private guided tour in each location and 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. Harem
Section in the palace is optional and extra.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.
·Topkapi 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 Antalya flight.When
you arrive, you will be greeted and transferred to hotel. Overnight Antalya.
5 – Perge/ Aspendos / Side Ancient City Tour (B,L, )
After a leisure
breakfast , drive to Perge.It is an ancient city and once the capital of the
region Pamphylia.Besides the historical facts ,Perge enables the visitors
visual journey. Then lead to Aspendos.Aspendos is renowned throughout the
world for its magnificent ancient amphitheatre.Ancient city is located 48
km away from Antalya city center. Its spectacularly well-preserved theatre is
one of the best example of Roman constructions in the world. Later on , we
visit Side. Its location is next to the sea on a peninsula . The ruins of
ancient Side are among of the most spectacular that remain in the modern world
and exhibit hundreds of years of Greek life in the Roman Empire.Its coastal
location made Side a desirable trading port. And with ancient ruins, Side is
well worth a visit to those seeking ancient exploration.
6 – Phaselis / Duden Waterfall / Antalya Museum (B,L )
Today, drive first
to Phaselis. Phaselis is a very attractive ancient site near
Antalya, situated between Lycia and Pamphilia.The ruins of Phaselis,largely
covered by rich vegetation,may be considered among the most picturesque ancient
remains of Turkey. When it was founded by the Rhodians. Its harbour location
made it an important centre of commerce between Greece, Asia, Egypt.Then have a
visit to Antalya Museum. Its unuqie collection of artefacts shedding light on
the entire history of the region renders the Antalya Museum one of the
leading museums of the world.Your visit to Antalya’s magnificent landscape must
include a trip to one of its resplendent waterfalls. Upper Duden Waterfall 10
km North of the city centre , is almost a part of heaven.Overnight Antalya.
7 - Ghost Town (Kayakoy) / Oludeniz / Rock Tombs. (B,L)
After your pleasant
breakfast , lead to Fethiye. First place to see is Ghost Town. Drive
through the pine forests, panoramic view of Greek Village meets us with
it's authentic style. This is an old Greek village with more than 3000
houses. After foundation of Turkish Repuplic , there was an agreement to
exchange population with Greece.The old village called Levissi or
Karmylassos in ancient times with two churches and 14 chapels.Next is Oludeniz.
It is one of the natural wonders of the world and meets you with its excellent
blue heaven and entertainment beyond belief. Oludeniz is the best site for
paragliding.The rock tombs , which are accepted as the symbol of the city , are
located on a strategic hill with the best Fethiye view .Rock tombs
are belived to have been constructed in memory of King Amnytas who was the
ruler of Telmessos(Fethiye). Overnight Fethiye.
8 Fethiye / Bodrum City Tour (B,L)
Check out from hotel ,
Drive to Bodrum. Have a visit the Castle of St. Peter, the symbol of Bodrum.
The Crusader castle was built by the Knights of St. John between 1402 and
1409.The castle also houses the largest Underwater Archeological
Museum in Turkey. It is one of the few of its kind in the world.Next step
for The Mausoleum. The Mausoleum was classified as a wonder because of its
beauty and great value. The decorations and the sculptures were really
magnificent .It is identified as one of Seven Wonders of the ancient
world. Finally we stop for The Ancient Theatre which is located on the hillside
overlooking Bodrum. Built in the time of Mausolus, it is one of the very few
surviving pre-Hellenistic theaters in Asia Minor and thus one of the oldest.
9 - Bodrum / Aphrodisias (B,L ,D)
After check out , on
the way to Pamukkale, we are going to visit Aphrodisias Ancient Site. Turkey
has hundreds of ancient city.But this site can be one of your
favourite place because of its great condition.The sheer size of
Aphrodisias is astonishing. Many of the structures at Aphrodisias have now been
excavated and are in a perfect condition, which helps create a full
picture of what the city looked like in its golden ages.You can see Tetrapylon,
the most impressive structure of Aphrodisias The Stadium,Ancient Theatre
,Sebastion and its museum.Overnight Pamukkale.
10 -Pamukkale / Kusadasi (B,L,D)
Today before we leave
for Kusadasi, Nature wonder Pamukkale and Hierapolis our destinations. The
sacred Hierapolis of Phrgia is the first.It is one of the antique cities of the
Agean and was placed together with Pamukkale, on the Unesco World Heritage List
in 1988.Shaped by the hand of nature and extant since the ancient times,
Pamukkale is one of the world’s most outstanding legacies. Welcoming thousands
of visitors for its ancient monuments and natural wonders every year, Pamukkale
is waiting to welcome you as well! Drive and overnight Kusadasi.
11- Ephesus / Flight to Cappadocia (B,L,)
Check out hotel and
proceed to Virgin Mary House. It is a world-famous place of pilgrimage and
believed to be last home of the Virgin Mary. A principal city of science
,culture and art of its era ,Ephesus had been a residential area starting from
the pre-historic era and through the Hellenistic ,Roman,Eastern Roman
periods. Have lunch break.Temple of Artemis is known as one of the seven wonders
of ancient world.We finish the tour with St John Church. It stands over
the believed burial site of St. John, who is identified as the apostle,
evangelist and prophet.Drive to Izmir airport. Fly to Cappadocia.You will be
greeted and transfer to hotel.Overnight Cappadocia.
Start the day with a
walk in Red Valley, famous for its rocks capes, local culture and historical
sites. At the end of your walk you will reach Cavusin Village. Here a
spectacular rock castle that once housed everyone in the village is awaiting
you.Pasabagi is another stop, also called the Monks Valley. it’s possible
to see all the stages in the formation of fairy chimneys at this spot.Lunch in
a local restaurant in Goreme town. Goreme Open Air Museum,the world’s most
important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where
monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Panoramic view
point Esentepe,where is the spectacular view over Goreme. Overnight Cappadocia.
13 – Blue Tour Cappadocia (B,L)
Pick up from your
hotel and first have 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. 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
14 –Cappadocia / Flight to Home (B)
Transfer to Cappadocia
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,
extra day(s) in Istanbul or Cappadocia, you can spend .Today only
breakfast is included.
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 and dinners
as described in the itinerary ( vegetarian meals available - drinks
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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