Learn the remarkable Turkish history and culture 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 .
: Every two weeks on
Tuesdays (15 March to 1 December )
1 –Istanbul / Flight to Izmir Dinner (D)
Fly from Istanbul to
Izmır Adnan Menderes Airport. Upon your arrival, you will be picked
up by one of our representatives . Transfer to Kusadasi and check in your
hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
2-Ephesus Tour Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner
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.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.
3 –Nature Wonder Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour. (B,L,D)
After check out from
hotel, we head for nature wonder. Pamukkale and adjacent ancient city of
Hierapolis are listed as site of World Heritage by UNESCO. Together they are
one of the most popular destinations in the world.There are many thermal
spring waters around Pamukkale.The therapeutic properties of hot springs made
Hierapolis very important in ancient times. Pamukkale is , with its
superb appearance,beyond your imaginations.After enjoy ourselves walking on the
travertines of Pamukkale,we proceed to hotel.Overnight Pamukkale.
4 –Olympos Cable Car / Perge / Kursunlu Waterfall (B)
Today we start the day
early in the morning for Antalya .With it’s nature made up of dark blue seas,
spectacular Taurus mountains, fervent waterfalls, boulevards lined with palm
trees, award winning marina and world known holiday villages is what makes
Antalya the capital of Tourism.First we go Olympos cable car.It offers splendid
ride with a breathtaking view. When we reach up to top of Mount Tahtali (2365
m),you can enjoy spectacular scenery of turquoise beaches and mountains.Next
stop is Perge.It is an ancient city and once the capital of the region
Pamphylia.Besides the historical facts ,Perge enables the visitors visual
journey.Before going to hotel, we see Kursunlu Waterfall which is one of
the most beautiful waterfalls in Antalya.Overnight Antalya.
Please note that
cable car has an extra fee and today only breakfast is included.
5 –Aspendos / Konya Mevlana Museum (B,D)
Aspendos is renowned
throughout the world for its magnificent ancient amphitheatre.Ancient city is
located 48 km away from Antalya city center.On the way to Konya,we are
going to see this site.Its spectacularly well-preserved theatre is one of the
best example of Roman constructions in the world.Then, we head to Konya.It is
about four hours . Konya is one of the most conservative and religious places
in Turkey,and best known as the adopted home of Celaleddin Rumi.Mevlana Museum
is top destination in Konya to visit .It is a spot where the tomb of famous
mystic,sufi,thinker Rumi, as well as the neighboring museum that display relics
of his life and his time.Overnight in Konya.
6 –Sultanhani Caravanserai / Ihlara Valley / Derinkuyu Underground City. (
En route ,we travel ,
11th century caravanserai, Sultanhani, which is the most monumental examples of
Seljuk Turks architecture. After this , we continue for Ihlara Valley.
Before hiking in the valley,by the river , we have lunch. Ihlara Valley has
many rock cut churches and houses.Our pleasant walk is about 4 km along
the river deep in the valley where you can explore hidden churches. Derinkuyu
Underground City is an ancient multi-level underground city. With its eleven
floors extending to a depth of approximately 85 m, it was large enough to
shelter thousands of people together with their livestock and food stores. It
is one the largest excavated underground cities in Turkey. Overnight
Cappadocia is a
must-see. Today first destinations is Devrent Valley which is famous for
different rock formations.This is the most surreal-looking landscape.Next is
Pasabagi. Here you can find full of peculiar fairy chimneys which look
remarkable.Lunch in Avanos.Then we drive to Goreme Open Air Museum. It is
listed as Unesco World Heritage Site in 1985.Open Air Museum still contains the
finest of rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes.Esentepe vista point
is a stop for a panoromic view of Goreme .Later on, we lead you to Uchisar
Castle which is the highest point in Cappadocia and give us a magnificient stop
for pictures..Overnight Cappadocia.
8 –Capital Ankara / Istanbul (B, D)
Depart for Ankara ,the
capital of Turkey. En route , visit Salt Lake .Before returning Istanbul,
see 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. Overnight
9 –Istanbul Old City Tour (B,L,D)
Today you can
see most visited places of Istanbul.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.Drop off
hotel and overnight Istanbul.
10 Istanbul /Flight Back to Home.
After your breakfast ,
transfer to airport for your flight. It is end of your travel to Turkey.
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: 9 Nights / 10 Days, Every two weeks on Tuesdays