Goreme Open Air Museum has the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. Cavusin village was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches..Pasabag, breath-taking valley, is famous for its having wonderful lanscape and the best various collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia
Type : Guided Small
Group Tour in Each Location /By Bus&Plane
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 and check in your hotel.
2 –Istanbul Old City (Guided Group Tour) Breakfast
(B) Lunch (L)
Today by walking, You
see first Topkapi Palace. It allows its visitors to witness the history,
culture, grandeur, magnificence, and profusion of an Empire which lasted for a very
long time. Harem Section in the palace is optional and extra.Have a visit
to Basilica Cistern. The Basilica Cistern was built to provide water for
the city of Istanbul. Then Roman Hippodrome. Have a lunch .In the afternoon ,a
visit to Hagia Sophia which is the one of the most prominent monuments in the
world in terms of art and the history of architecture. Being one of the biggest
and oldest closed bazaars, Grand Bazaar is a must go place in Istanbul.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 Istanbul.
·Topkapı Palace on
Tuesdays , Grand Bazaar on Sundays.
3 – Bosphorus Cruise / Chora Museum / Bus to Cappadocia (Guided
Group Tour) (B,L)
Check out and
picked up from your hotel. (08:30) you will see , Suleymaniye Mosque ,
Chore Church and Pierre Loti. Have a lunch , then continue for Rustem
Pasha Mosque,Bosphorus Cruise by a public boat and Spice Bazaar. At Spice
Bazaar you have free time . After that by yourself you reach Sultanahmet
to take shuttle bus service for the bus station around six o clock .Your guide
will inform you from where you take your shuttle bus service.Overnight
bus to Cappadocia.(10-11 hours)
·Chore Museum is closed
4 -Cappadocia Tour 1 (Guided Group Tour ) (B,L)
We start with Goreme
Open Air Museum. It has the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. Then,
Cavusin village will be next stop.Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago
due to avalanches..Pasabag, breath-taking valley, is famous for its having
wonderful lanscape and the best various collection of fairy chimneys in
Cappadocia . Lunch in Avanos.It is a historic poterry town.Then lead to
Kaymakli Underground City which is one of the most visited places
in Cappadocia.We are sure that you will be suprised. Last stop on this
tour is Pigeon Valley. The valley is housing thousands of dovecotes which was
dug out into the cliff of the valley.Overnight Cappadocia.
5 – Cappadocia Tour 2 (Guided Group Tour) (B,L)
Today discover places
in Cappadocia which are not known very well.First place is Mustafapasa.
Mustafapasa , a small village of Turkey, in the central Cappadocia region, is
steeped in Greek Orthodox history.After Mustafapasa , a visit to Sobesos
.Despite its small size, is one part of large collections and an
ancient site to keep an eye on.From here we proceed to Soganli
Valley. ( about one hour walk in). Soganli is one of the most interesting
valleys of Cappadocia with its historical value and gorgeous landscapes.Lunch
in Soganlı Village.Then to Derinkuyu. Underground city, in Turkey, is probably
one of the largest one that has been discovered.End of the tour. Overnight
6 – Free Day Cappadocia / Bus to Pamukkale (B)
You check out till
noon. Today you have full day free time. You can explore yourself some other
spots in Cappadocia.Late afternoon transfer to bus station and take a overnight
bus to Pamukkale.(10 hours)
7 –Pamukkale Tour (Guided Group Tour) (B,L)
Early in the morning ,
at the Denizli bus station, you will be greeted and transferred to hotel.
First destination is Hierapolis-Pamukkale.It is one of the most
important destinations in Turkey. Your first visit will be Necropolis (City of
deaths) of Hierapolis. After that Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the
Frontinus Street, Byzantium Gate well-kept Roman Theatre with the capacity of
20.000 seats can be seen.Later on, have a visit Antique Pool (Pools of
Cleopatra) . Then, You walk to the natural warm water terraces which were
formed by running mineral-rich water. Before we finish the tour, go to
Red Spring Water where the running water creates a reddish effect different
then the white cotton terraces of Pamukkale.Overnight Pamukkale.
8 –Aphrodisias Tour (Guided Group Tour ) (B,L)
Today, proceed to
Aphrodisias after you will be picked up . It is unfortunately a shame
that millions of people who visit Pamukkale each year, miss this archaeological
and historical gem of Turkey. In antiquity,Aphrodisias was famous for its
sculptors.These are the structures such as Tetrapylon,Stadium,The temple of
Aphrodite,Baths of Hadrian, The Theatre and Sebasteion . The site is unique
with its setting and contents. The exceptional artistic quality and the natural
beauty of the site deserves utmost care to sustain these qualities.Drive back
and overnight Pamukkale.
9 Free day / Bus to Kusadasi (B)
Have a free day and
afternoon take a bus to Kusadasi (3,5 hours). Upon your arrival to bus station
in Kusadasi, one of our representatives will meet you , transfer to
10 Ephesus Tour ( Group Guided Tour ) (B,L)
Today first stop is
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.End of the tour, drop off hotel, overnight hotel.
11 Free Day in Kusadasi / Flight to Istanbul (B)
Today end of your
tour. Enjoy the area. Late afternoon, you will be transferred to Izmir airport,
flight to Istanbul. Upon your request, you can have extra day(s) in Kusadasi or
Istanbul or If you need any other arrangements, here we are to plan your
trip to Turkey.
tour includes ;
·Enterance fees to
sights during the guided tours.
·Transportation with an
A/C luxury minivan or mınıbus.
·Lunches as described
in the itinerary ( vegetarian meals available - drinks extra)
Accommodation with breakfast at 4 star or similar hotels.
transportation with leading bus companies.
ticket as described in the itinerary
tour excludes ;
·All kinds of drinks.
·Aruz Travel is proudly
a fully licensed travel company working under TURSAB-License No. A-6645.
Price: 1149 $
Tickets: Guided Small Group Tour in Each Location /By Bus&Plane