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TASTE OF TURKEY PACKAGE TOUR

Overview:

Tour Code: CS-06
Highlights: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Ephesus,
Departure Location: Istanbul
Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
Departure Dates: Please check departure dates

ITINERARY

 

Day 1: ARRIVAL ISTANBUL

On arrival to Istanbul, meeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

 

Day 2: ISTANBUL- CAPPADOCIA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Early morning take flight to Nevsehir or Kayseri airport from Istanbul Ataturk airport and upon arrival meet with your driver, transferred to Cappadocia. An impressive day will start with Dervent valley. Then we keep going on with Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys” where you can feel the mystic of Fairy Chimneys. We will break at Avanos center of terracotta art. Ceramic art dated back to the 3000 BC in the area and survived from to generations. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Icons in Cappadocia. Soft rocks of Cappadocia from the clefts carved out to form stables, churches, and monasteries. We will enjoy the day by taking a look to the Goreme Valley from next to the Uchisar Rock-Castle. Proceed to Under Ground city of Ozkonak or Cardak (B, L)

 

Day 3: KONYA – PAMUKKALE

Today we will drive long distance from Cappadocia to Pamukkale but there is lovely scenery. The first visit will be the 13th century Selcuk caravanserai “Sultanhan”, keep driving to Konya once known as ICONIUM, we are going to visit the Mevlana’s Mausoleum, the great mystic poet and Islamic spiritual leader who found the sect of ”Whirling Dervishes”. Overnight in Pamukkale. Driving distance approx. eight hours (B, L, D)

 

Day 4: PAMUKKALE

Today free time to relax in the hotel until 11 am, view the Cotton Castle the unique white calcium waterfall; Lunch break; Hierapolis, an ancient health spa with the largest necropolis (cemetery) in the Ancient Turkey; remains of Hierapolis ancient city worth to see Overnight stay in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)

 

Day 5: EPHESUS- ISTANBUL

Today will be short driving and more relax than the previous days, from Kusadasi to Ephesus is only 20 minutes driving distance. Mosque of Isa Bey from 14th century is going to be the first venue, afterwards we will be visiting ancient Ephesus; it is much larger than you expected. Even though, the history of Ephesus goes back to the 2nd Millennium BC. remains that you will be visiting start from the 3rd Century BC. such an important place for Jewish and Christian Heritage. St. Paul preached in the Great Theater, the conditions of Odeon Celsus library, marble road temples will surprise you very much. Open buffet lunch in a local Turkish restaurant. Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Temple Of Artemis (Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World. Fashion show in leather outlet center. Transfer to Izmir airport for flight to Istanbul, meet with driver and transfer to hotel for overnight. (B, L)

 

Day 6: ISTANBUL FULL DAY TOUR

Today we will explore the ancient Istanbul and explore of the remains of Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. We are going to start with Topkapi Palace (harem section is optional), ancient Roman Hippodrome (center of the chariot races) and keep going with the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church which was converted to a mosque in 15th century. We will continue our ancient Istanbul tour with the Blue Mosque and finally we will stop at Grand Covered Bazaar and will have free time to discover 4000 tiny shops in the passageways of the world’s largest covered bazaar. Overnight stay in Istanbul. (B, L)

 

Day 7: ISTANBUL HALF DAY BOSPHORUS CRUISE

This morning you’ll be picked-up at your hotel proceed to the embarkation point of your Bosporus cruise. The cruise offers you wonderful views of Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, which shores are lined with marble palaces, centuries old wooden villas constructed in the Ottoman style, luxurious apartment houses and other residences. You will also see Rumeli Fortress, a fortification built to control entry to the Bosporus Strait and protect Istanbul. At the end of the cruise (approx. 1:00 pm), you will be driven back to your hotel Free afternoon Stay overnight in Istanbul (B)

 

Day 8: ISTANBUL

Free time till transfer to airport or Istanbul Extension (B)

 

 

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

 

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation at 4-Star Hotels
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
  • Services of a professional English-speaking escort/guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited, per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and services charges

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

 

  • Domestic flight per itinerary
  • Gratuities to tour staff
  • All items of a personal nature (laundry, taxis, etc.)
  • Beverages (except for those served with breakfast).
  • Visa fees

Value 4 Star Hotels: Istanbul Ramada Grand Bazaar BB, Cappadocia Burcu Kaya Hotel (HB), Pamukkale Tripolis Hotel (HB), Kusadasi Ada Class Hotel, or similar

Prices & Departure Dates

MINIMUM 2 PARTICIPANTS

DEPARTURE DATES PER PERSON IN DBL PER PERSON IN TRIPLE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
9 APRIL USD 1155 USD 1100 USD 240
14 MAY USD 1155 USD 1100 USD 240
21 MAY USD 1155 USD 1100 USD 240
18 JUNE USD 1155 USD 1100 USD 240
25 JUNE USD 1155 USD 1100 USD 240
16 JULY USD 1155 USD 1100 USD 240
23 JULY USD 1155 USD 1100 USD 240
20 AUGUST USD 1115 USD 1100 USD 240
 27 AUGUST USD 1115 USD 1100 USD 240
 17 SEPTEMBER USD 1115 USD 1100 USD 240
 24 SEPTEMBER USD 1115 USD 1100 USD 240
15 OCTOBER USD 1050 USD 1005 USD 210
22 OCTOBER USD 1050 USD 1005 USD 210
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