Highlights of TurkeyTurkey
One week guided tour to explore most visited places in Turkey. Istanbul, Ephesus and Cappadocia. Flying from one place to another and enjoy locally guided tours in each place.
• The Imperial City of Istanbul
• Ancient Roman ruins of Ephesus
• Fairy Land of Cappadocia
Day 1) ISTANBUL ARRIVAL
Arrival in Istanbul. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2) ISTANBUL TOUR – SELCUK
Depart hotel at 09:00 AM with your tour guide for a tour of historic Istanbul visiting Topkapi Palace which was home to Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years from 1460 to 1856, Hagia Sophia which was built as a church in 537 AD and it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Ottomans once was the largest church for almost 1000 years, Blue Mosque built by Sultan Ahmet I in 1616 the interior is decorated with 20,000 blue tiles from Iznik, Roman Hippodrome where the horse chariot races took place and Underground Basilica Cistern. In the evening you will take a flight to Izmir. You will be met at Izmir airport and transferred to your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi near Ephesus. B.
Day 3) EPHESUS – CAPPADOCIA
Depart hotel at 09:00 am in the morning with your tour guide and visit ancient ruins of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites of Greek-Roman. Later you will visit the site of Temple of Artemis which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. You will also visit remains of Basilica of St John built in 6th Century AD over the tomb of John the Apostle. In the afternoon you can visit Sirince, a charming village in the nearby mountains famous for its wineries. In the evening you will be transferred to Izmir airport to take a flight to Kayseri. In Kayseri you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Avanos Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. B.
Day 4) CAPPADOCIA
Depart hotel in the morning with your tour guide and visit Goreme Open Air Museum for well-preserved Byzantine cave churches with frescoes. Later drive up to Uchisar for panoramic views and explore cave houses which form a great introduction into Cappadocian culture. Later on we will also go to Pasabag for volcanic rock formations known as fairy chimneys. Overnight in Cappadocia. B.
Day 5) CAPPADOCIA
In the morning optional Hot Air Balloon Flight over Cappadocia. Depart for a tour of Kaymaklı Underground City, a complex shelter carved out of solid volcanic rock for the use in wartime. Later we will travel to Ihlara Valley where you can walk along the river exploring old Byzantine cave churches and monasteries with fine frescoes depicting the Bible. On the way back you can also visit a caravanserai on the Silk Road where merchants and travelers used to stay in the medieval times. Overnight in Cappadocia. B.
Day 6) CAPPADOCIA - ISTANBUL
Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to airport for a short flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. B.
Day 7) ISTANBUL DEPARTURE
You will be picked up from your hotel 3 hours prior to your outbound flight and transfer to airport. Tour will end at the airport. B.
Check out our Istanbul day tours if you would like to extend your stay in Istanbul.
Maximum number of people on this tour is 10 people and minimum age is 14 years old. Travellers under 18 years old can be accepted to join this tour on the condition that they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who accepts the full responsibility for them. Parents travelling with younger children are recommended to inquire for a private tour.
Guiding service by an experienced expert English speaking tour guide, accommodation as per itinerary in the hotels listed or similar, admission fees to the sites listed in the program, transport by a chartered comfortable Mercedes Van or Minibus depending on group size, airport transfers, domestic flights, meals as listed in the program B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner
Drinks, meals not listed, gratuities and international flights and optional tours and activities.
ISTANBUL: Arena Hotel, Acra Hotel, Valide Sultan Konagi Hotel.
SELCUK: Saint John Hotel, Kalehan Hotel
CAPPADOCIA: Sofa Hotel.
|DATES||PRICE PER PERSON||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT|
|11 Mar. 2016||1200 USD||245 USD|
|09 Apr. 2016||1200 USD||245 USD|
|16 Apr. 2016||1200 USD||245 USD|
|30 Apr. 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|07 May 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|21 May 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|04 June 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|18 June 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|02 July 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|16 July 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|30 July 2016||1200 USD||245 USD|
|13 Aug. 2016||1200 USD||245 USD|
|27 Aug. 2016||1200 USD||245 USD|
|10 Sep. 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|24 Sep. 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|08 Oct. 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|22 Oct. 2016||1310 USD||290 USD|
|12 Nov. 2016||1200 USD||245 USD|
Please contact us for other dates and private inquiries.