Explore more Islamic parts of Turkey with this tour by following a set schedule with escorted small group tour on certain days.From beginning till end of the tour,your guide will accompany you.Same tour can be operated on private basis for you, couples, families
After your arrival to
Istanbul, welcome and assist by our representative. Transfer and check in
your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
2 – Istanbul / Green Bursa
Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D)
Today,we depart to
Eskihisar and embark on a ferryboat to Yalova enjoying the countryside drive to
Bursa (2.5 hours) ,former Ottoman Capital. The mausoleums of early Ottoman
sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edifices built throughout the
Ottoman period constitute the city's main landmarks.After lunch, visit to the
Green Mosque,the Green Mausoleum and Ulucami (Grand Mosque).Then, we will have
a short drive to Cumalikizik Village, which was one of the first Ottoman
Villages in Turkey. It is also declared as a Unesco World Heritage in 2014. The
village is located on the skirts of a mountain and has very different-colored
houses. After seeing the village, We drive back to hotel. Overnight
3- Bursa / Pamukkale (430km) ( B,L,D )
After breakfast ,we
drive to Pamukkale.Visit Pamukkale,where calcareous hot springs descending over
cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and
basins. Free time for walking on terraces.Tour the ruins of ancient city
4 – Antalya (B,D)
We take departure from
the hotel for Antalya. It is 3 hours drive.First. drive to Duden
Waterfalls. Duden Waterfalls make a pleasant side trip from Antalya and its
surrounding gardens are a popular picnic spot with locals. After having lunch
,we stop at Cumhuriyet Square for your fotos.We can visit Fluted Minaret
Mosque . The mosque's fluted minaret, which is decorated with dark blue tiles,
is a landmark and symbol of the city.By walking ,we go to Kaleici (Old
town). It is the historic city center of Antalya, Turkey. Until modern
times, almost the entire city was confined within its walls. It has structures
dating from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman and modern Turkish republican
eras. Then boat trip for two hours through Mediterranean which will make
your trip excellent in Antalya.
5 – Konya Mevlana Museum / Cappadocia (B,L,D)
Following an early
breakfast,we will drive through Konya.Konya was the center of the Seljuk Empire
as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes.After Mevlana Museum,
we will continue to Cappadocia.It is considered to be one of the natural
wonders of he World with its surrealistic geological creation. Visit Sultanhani
Caravansereai, an outstanding example of the inns used by traders during the
Silk Road.Overnight Cappadocia.
Today we visit
Kaymakli Underground City where early Christians lived secretly in order to
survive and keep their faith. Picture stops will be given at Pigeon
Valley and at the foots of Uchisar Castle. Lunch will be at Avanos Village
followed by the famous local pottery workshop. Then visit Pasabagi and Devrent
Valley which has unique volcanic formations.Dinner and overnight Cappadocia.
7 – Cappadocia / Ankara (B,L,D)
Depart for Ankara ,the
capital of Turkey. En route . visit Salt Lake .After lunch , visit The
Ataturk Mausoleum –the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk-
Father of modern Turkey. The Architecture of the mausoleum is a mix of
different styles that represent the various Anatolian civilizations. Later on
,have a visit to Anatolian Civilizations Museum. It is one of the richest
archeologic museums in the world with many extensive collection of artifacts,
coins, gold, silver, glass and bronze works remaining from different periods. It
represents a real cultural and historical treasure and definitely a must-see
place. Overnight Ankara.
8- Safranbolu / Bolu (B,L,D)
breakfast, we proceed to Safranbolu.Safranbolu is a historic Ottoman town
which is a unspoiled historic gem of Turkey.It was added to the list of
Unesco World Heritage sites in 1994 due to its well-preserved houses and
architecture.Among its historical houses and streets, you’ll feel as if you
were travelling to the past and you’ll discover not only its history but also
its nature, and see how a city improves and protects itself while living
there.After lunch, drive to Bolu.Overnight Bolu.
9 – Bolu / Istanbul (B,L,D)
After breakfast drive
to Istanbul. Upon arrival to Istanbul, have lunch. Then visit to the Mosque of
Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent built on the order of Sultan Suleiman in 1558.
Then time for Bosphorus Cruise. One of the highlights of any trip to Istanbul
are the Bosphorus cruises. we’ll hop on a boat for a romantic Bosphorus cruise,
with Europe and Asia on either side with a possibility to take photographs of
marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern
residential and luxurious apartments.Overnight Istanbul.
10 – Istanbul (B,L,D)
After breakfast visit
Blue Mosque ,famous for its blue tiles and unique with its six minarets built
in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Then visit Hippodrome-where chariot races and
gladiator sports used to take place. Then visit the marvelous oriental Topkapi Palace
was the residence of Ottoman sultans for almost four centuries and is
Istanbul’s premier must-see attraction. Then finally drop to the old
Grand Bazaar-a maze of more than 4000 stalls and shops. Transfer to hotel for
dinner and overnight.
11 - Istanbul Departure (B)
,free&easy time until transfer to airport.
tour package includes ;
·Enterance fees to
sights as described in the itinerary
·Transportation with an
A/C luxury minivan or minibus
·Lunches and dinners as
described in the itinerary ( vegetarian meals available - drinks extra)
Accommodation with breakfast at 4 or 5 star hotels.
licensed guide in English
tour package excludes ;
·All kinds of drinks.
·Visa for Turkey
( If necessary ) and personal travel insurance.
·Aruz Travel is proudly
a fully licensed travel company working under TURSAB-License No. A-6645.
·Fully escorted small
group tour sizes are restricted to a maximum of 15 and minimum of 4 people.
Price: Get Offer!
Tickets: Fully Escorted Small Group Tours.
Day: 10 Nights /11 Days, Every two weeks on Mondays