Highlights : Istanbul,Bosphorus Cruise,Cappadocia,Pamukkale, Ephesus,
Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Tour Type : Guided Small Group Tour in Each Location / By Bus
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. Overnight Istanbul.
DAY 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour ( Guided Group Tour ) (B,L )
Today,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.
Topkapi Palace on Tuesdays , Grand Bazaar on Sundays.
DAY 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 on Wednesdays
DAY 4 -Cappadocia Tour 1 (Guided Group Tour) (L)
In the morning , with your arrival to bus station, you will be taken to your hotel.There you wait till the tour starts( 09:00).If have enough time you can have breakfast which is extra.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.
DAY 5 – Cappadocia Tour 2 / Bus to Pamukkale (Guided Group Tour) (B,L)
Today check out hotel and 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 ,drop off bus station to take a overnight bus to Pamukkale.(10-11 hours)
DAY 6 –Pamukkale Tour / Bus to Kusadasi (Guided Group Tour ) (L)
When you arrive Denizli bus station ,you will be greeted and taken to the hotel. If you wish, you can have breakfast which is extra. Today,Nature Wonder Pamukkale and Hierapolis are our destinations. The sacred Hierapolis of Phrgia is the first.It is one of the antique cities of the Agean and was placed together with Pamukkale, on the Unesco World Heritage List in 1988.Shaped by the hand of nature and extant since the ancient times, Pamukkale is one of the world’s most outstanding legacies. Welcoming thousands of visitors for its ancient monuments and natural wonders every year, Pamukkale is waiting to welcome you as well! End of the tour you take a bus for Kusadasi (3.5 hours). At Kusadasi bus station ,you will be met and taken to your hotel. Overnight Kusadasi.
DAY 7 – Ephesus Tour / Bus to Istanbul (Guided Group Tour ) (B,L)
Check out from hotel. Take your way to Ephesus which is such a magical place and a World Heritage Site. We wish that everyone would have the chance to see this magnificent ancient city. Here you will witness how rich history the ancient city has.You have visit to Temple of Artemis which was one of the seven wonders of ancient world.After that another visit to Virgin Mary House. Virgin Mary came to Ephesus after the crucifixion of Christ and spent her last years there.End of the day, take you to bus station and take overnight bus to Istanbul (Around 10 hours)
DAY 8- End of the tour
When you arrive at Istanbul Esenler Bus station, end of the tour.
The 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)
4 Nights Accommodation with breakfast at 3 star or similar hotels.
Intercity bus transportation with leading bus companies.
Professional guiding in English.
The tour excludes ;
All kinds of drinks.
Non-mandatory but customary tips.
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