Turkey Tour

Istanbul

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$1780.00

Duration

10 days

Overview

Tour Plan

Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist, and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul was the capital city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a most fascinating city, which crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of museums, bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, customs and fifteen million people. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
After breakfast, we have the Istanbul City Tour. Our first visit will be to HIPPODROME. Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races, with three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Then we will visit SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Our next visit will be HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE. The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After lunch, TravelShop Group will take you to the beautiful souvenir shops with a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, delicious fresh Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all-natural olive oil, soaps, and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
OPTIONAL DINNER CRUISE ON THE BOSPHORUS TOUR:
Tonight Between 19:30 to 23:30 we have an optional Entertaining Dinner Cruise program on the Bosphorus, where Europe and Asia are connected. You will spend an unforgettable night on the Bosphorus with dinner, unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic & soft drinks, belly dance show, Turkish Folklore show, DJ Performance and great entertainment on Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. End of the entertainment at about midnight 00:00 am, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
After breakfast, we depart for Istanbul Airport for your domestic flight to Izmir, the flight available at a time that you prefer and in Economy or Business Class as you may require. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our professional and private guide in a luxury transport and get transferred to your Luxury Hotel to be accommodated in Kusadası. Arrival to your hotel and you will be assisted during your check-in process with priority while you enjoy your welcome cocktail. You can enjoy hotel facilities upon arrival or you can enjoy the magnificent sea of Kusadası and other activities may be arranged as you wish and until 18:00. Regarding your lunch, you may select out of any options available or take your guide’s recommendation in line with your taste buds. Your dinner will be served at the hotel however if you want to have your night out in Kusadası, we would be happy to arrange it all for you. Your personal tour consultant is available 7/24 on phone to assist you for any of your needs. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
After breakfast between 08:30 am, departure from the hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, and Grand theatre. Lunch break around 13:00 pm. After lunch, we will visit a place, which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet-weaving centre. After lunch, we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paint. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will see the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine. In the evening, you will be tested on your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well-known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
We depart for Pamukkale at 08:00 am. Upon arrival to Pamukkale we have a lunch break until 13:30 pm. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Denizli/Pamukkale means seaside in Turkish and is located on the Buyuk Menderes River. It is a growing industrial town, known for its textile industry and outlet shopping. You will visit one of the famous textile factories of Pamukkale.
OPTIONAL TANDEM PARAGLIDING:
After Pamukkale Trip, we recommend you to Optional Pamukkale Paragliding tour. Make your Pamukkale Tour unforgettable by participating in Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding Tour. Enjoy a flight over the stunning and infamous White Mountain in Pamukkale and observe spectacular views over this unique area's attractions. Tandem Paragliding in Pamukkale is an ideal alternative experience for those who wish to feel some excited moments. It can also be the perfect way to explore the attractions from above and appreciate the beauty of the natural scenery. This tour will end approximately 17.30 and then you will be back to your hotel. We will stay in the thermal hotel, which has the most beautiful
OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON TOUR:
As an option, the next day, we will have the opportunity to take a Hot Air Balloon Flight over Pamukkale's unique white travertines early in the morning, if you want to experience this perfect and unique hot air balloon trip, please make your reservation before you go to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
For our dearest guests who experience the Hot Air Balloon Tour in Pamukkale, we will depart to the area where balloons take off at 05:30 in the morning. On the balloon, you will witness the magnificent and unique view of nature by viewing the morning sunrise over the ancient city of Hierapolis and Cotton White Travertines which is listed as one of the best 7 wonders of the world and registered in the UNESCO heritage list. After the Hot Air Balloon Excursion, we will celebrate our landing with a champagne ceremony and return to the hotel for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, at 10:00m we depart for Antalya. After 2 hours we will have a coffee break, after the coffee break then continue to Antalya. Dinner and overnight in Antalya
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
After breakfast drive to Antalya Old City (Kaleiçi) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalya’s modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya's broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. Hıdırlık Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was used as either a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. We have lunch at the hotel and than depart for Duden Waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After tour come back to hotel and rest of day is yours. Overnight in Antalya.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. 2.5 hours later we had break for coffee and after some rest drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00 pm. After lunch visit the imposing, green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrive at Cappadocia around 18:30 pm. and check into your hotel.
Please Note:
This tour will be done by domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia if we can not reach the minimum of 6 guests per departure. Kindly note that in that case Antalya to Cappadocia domestic flight is included in the given rate and lunch will be excluded.
Please Note:
If you wish to join our optional activity of Cappadocia Hot Air Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning.
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
For our guests who will experience the Hot Air Balloon Tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in the most beautiful and unique area of the world at 05:30 am. in the morning before sunrise. And we will go to the area where hundreds of Hot Air balloons will take off through the air. We will watch the sunrise over those splendid fairy chimneys and valleys that impress people with their exquisiteness. After making our flight in about 1 hour, we will celebrate our experience with champagne when we land and collect our flight certificate. Then we will return to our hotel and have our delicious breakfast. After breakfast at 09:30 depart for Cappadocia Tour. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. After the Underground City tour, you visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations, to say the least. Despite the resemblance to manhood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. The last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
(Breakfast included)
Today, we will take you back to Cappadocia Airport by our Private Guide and in Luxury Transport for your domestic flight back to Istanbul. The flight is available at a time that you prefer and in Economy or Business Class as you may require, for your flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in another one of our Private and Deluxe Istanbul and Cappadocia tours again.

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40

Min Age

0+

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