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10 Days Turkey Tours
09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS
Day 1 Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk Airport and met on arrival.You will be transferred to your hotel.
Free Day in Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch )
08:30 After breakfast,you will be picked up from your hotel for the Fully Guided Istanbul Walking Old City Tour.
On the tour,visiting;
Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesday) Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum(closed on Monday)
Underground Cistern, Covered Bazaar(Closed on Sundays).
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 Bosphorus and Two Continents Tour /Fly to Izmir (Included meals:Breakfast and Lunch )
08:30 Pick up from the hotel for the Tour of Bosphorus and the Asian part of Istanbul.Visiting;
The first breach of the walls was by the Fouth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
Drive on the Golden Horn
As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrence from the Bosphorus.Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
It is located at Eminonu behind the New Mosque(Valide Sultan Mosque).It was constructed by Turhan Sultan in 1660 as a pious foundation attached to New Mosque.
Bosphorus on Boat
A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
The Bosphorus Bridge
It also called the First Bosphorus Bridge (Turkish: Bogazici Koprusu or 1. Bogazici Koprusu) is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi)The bridge is located between Ortaköy (European side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. The aerodynamic deck is hanging on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,074 m (World rank: 13th) and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. It was the 4th longest suspension bridge in the world when completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States of America.
It was built by Sarkis Balyan Usta by order of Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865. It is on the Asian coast of Bosphorus, which was constructed, in the same style as the Dolmabahce Palace. Camlica hill
It is the highest point in Istanbul.At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphourus from the beautiful gardens, Iandscaped in traditional style.If you climb great Pine Mountain 268m. above sea-level,you will have the opportunity to look over the Golden Horn Sea of Marmara.
After the tour,you will be dropped off at your hotel.
After the tour,you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Izmir.When you arrive in Izmir,you will be picked up from the airport and be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 Ephesus Tour (Included meals:Breakfast and Lunch )
08:30 Breakfast and pick up from your hotel for the Ephesus Tour.
On the tour you will visit;
Ephesus Library; The site was occupied as early as the late Neolithic period and developed through the Bronze and Iron Ages.
Temple of Artemis, The temple of Artemision is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world.
Virgin Mary House, Virgin Mary House, It is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John.
Isabey Mosque, Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. Ephesus
Museum, Ephesus Archaeological Museum is located in Selcuk, which is 70km away from Izmir, where Ephesus ancient city is found.
16:00 Pm The tour finishes and then you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 Pamukkale Tour (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch )
08:30 Am You will be picked up from your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi.(Pick up time changes according to the location of your hotel.)
On the tour;
Pamukkale (Hierapolis), is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down the southern slope of Caldag located north of the ruins have, over the millennia, built up deposits of white travertine on the plateau thus fully justifying both the site's ancient name of Hierapolis (Holy City) and its modern one of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) Hierapolis Ancient City, the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemetery in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantian Gate. The city was on the borders of Caria, Lycia and Phrygia and had a mixed population. Citizens were usually involved in the wool industry. Calcium Terraces, The terraces were formed by running warm spring water, at a temperature of 35 °C / 102 °F containing calcium bicarbonate. When the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. These are of different colors and shapes in the form of terraces with pools Pamukkale Swimming Spring Pool, If you like to swim in The Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra's Pool they charge extra entrance fee.
** Swimming in ancient spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with extra 25 TL charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suites with you .
17:00 Pm The tour finishes.Drive back to Selcuk and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour / Fly to Kayseri (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch )
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel in Kusadasi(Pick up time can change according to the location of your hotel.)
On the tour;
Priene Ancient City, The city was founded in the 2nd millennium BC in an unknown location nearby and then carried to its present location on the clifs around 350 BC. The visit of the archeological site requires some steep walking up after the car park, following a footpath and some steps through the Hellenistic city walls. Didyma Ancient City, In ancient times, these two cities were connected to each other by a sacred road that had statues located on either side of it. Medusa friezes of DidymaThe Didymaion, the temple of Apollo and its oracle at Didyma, had a considerable reputation in the ancient times. German archaeologists excavating at the site have shown that the earliest sanctuary here was built in the 8th century BC Miletus Ancient City, The city was built on the seashore in the ancient times. The Miletus people who had founded about 90 colonies in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, after 650 BC, had resisted the Persian invasions in Anatolia, but they were defeated finally and the city was destroyed by the Persians in 5th century BC.
16:00 The tour finishes and then you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Kayseri.When you arrive in Kayseri, you will be picked up from the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 7 Cappadocia Tour I (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch )
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for the Cappadocia Tour I.
On tour you will visit:
Devrent Valley, Here is also known as imagination valley as well where you see lots of fairy chimneys with interesting shapes like camel rock,mushroom like shapes and more. you can enjoy the valley while walking through the rock formations.
Pasabaglari, We call here monks valley too.At the end of 5 th century one of the saints called St.Simeon from Syria came here and lived in a cave in the valley and live as a hermit.Here youfind all the fairy chimneys with three caps on them.
Avanos, We can call here as the heart of art and handicrafts of the area.Here is the small town where the locals make potteries and seramics.This tradition was first started by Hittites 4000 years ago.Red River,Kızılırmak in Turkish,passes from the village.
Goreme, The names given here in history Korama,Avcılar and still called Maccan by locals.This is the place where you see lots of rock cut churches with best paintings of the area. Here was used as missionary school beginning from 2 nd centuries till 12 th centuries.
Goreme Open Air Museum, Featuring the most impressive of all rock-carved churches in Cappadocia. Esentepe, That s the best view you can ever see in the area.You will have a break on a hill called Esentepe where you see all the marvellous looking valleys with different shapes and the volcanoes shaped them.
Uchisar, Here is the small village which is famous with a huge castle used by Christians.There were 3 castles like this located in the area. The others are in Ortahisar and Ürgüp.
17:00 Pm After the tour,you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 8 Cappadocia Tour II / Fly to Istanbul (Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch )
09:30 Am You will be picked up from your hotel for the second day of Cappadocia.
On tour you will visit:
Red Valley, presenting an opportunity to hike through orchards and vineyards, between fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses.This was also used by Christians at the end of 5th centuries,so you will explore the cave dwelling used by them and visit old churches too.Continue the walk in Rose Valley. Afterwards, visit the old Christian Village of
Cavusin.It was exactly settled like a big town where you will see lots of cave rooms used as living rooms,sleeping rooms,kitchens,wineries,etc.So all these are waiting for you to be explored.Following a lunch break,visit,
Esentepe,where you will have the best view in the area.You will have a break on that hill,you will see all the marvellous looking valleys with different shapes.Then visit
Kaymakli Underground City,which is probably the most attracting place to see in the area that you should not miss.It is the 2nd largest one in the area with its 4 levels and 40 meters depth.There are almost 40 underground cities like this.They were used first by Hittites and later by Christians as a shelter in the war times.They carved lots of rooms all connected with tunnels.The tour continue with visiting
Catalkaya where you will see the most famous fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.The last place to see is
Hospital Monastry (Ortahisar),which is the first place in the area used as hospital and health center by Christians.
17:00 Pm After the tour,you will be transferred to the airport according to your flight time.
When you arrive in Istanbul,you will be met on arrival and be transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul
Day 9 Free Day in Istanbul
Today will be your free day.If you would like you can spend the day to walk around and discover the city on your own or you can join Green Bursa Tour.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 Istanbul / Fly Back Home (Included meals: Breakfast )
After breakfast you will picked up from your hotel according to your flight time and be transferred to the airport.
The tour includes;
*Arrival and departure airport transfers
*All Airport Transfers in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir
* Flight Tickets Istanbul-Izmir, Izmir-Kayseri, Kayseri-Istanbul
* All Transportation by non-smoking and airconditioned touristical vehicle
*4 Nights Hotel in Istanbul at Sokullu Pasa Hotel www.sokullupasahotel.com
*3 Nights Hotel in Kusadasi at Kismet Hotel www.kismet.com.tr
*2 Nights Hotel in Cappadocia at Yusuf Yigitoglu Konagi www.yusufyk.com
* 9 Breakfast at the hotels
* 7 lunches in the tour
*2 Guided Istanbul Tours
*2 Guided Cappadocia Tours
*1 Guided Ephesus Tour
*1 Guided Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour
*1 Guided Pamukkale Tour
* Professional English speaking guidance
* Entrance fees to the various sites
* All Transportation and hotel pick up & drop off
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