Turkey Best of Tour- BOT

Number of Days: 10
Destination: Turkey
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  • This 10 day guided tour explores the best of Turkey.  

    Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus – Turkish Village Sirince – Pamukkale - Antalya – Konya - Cappadocia – Istanbul

    If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale – Antalya, Konya and Cappadocia. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed. 

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    Day 1: Istanbul - Arrival Day
    Meet at the airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport to your hotel. After check in the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Welcome dinner included tonight. Overnight in Istanbul. D

    Day 2: Istanbul City Tour  
    Morning pick up from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built in the 4th century and reconstructed in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia 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. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After lunch break we take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages there are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copper ware, brass ware and trays, water jugs, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. Overnight in Istanbul. B

    Day 3: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Flight to Izmir / Kusadasi
    After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise. After the Bosphorus Boat Cruise we visit the Spice Market. After the lunch break depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. On arrival transfer to and check in at your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. B 
            
    Day 4: Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince
    Morning departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the 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 Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about 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. B

    Day 5: Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour
    At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. 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. Overnight in Pamukkale. B

    Day 6: Pamukkale to Antalya
    After breakfast, at 10:00am we depart for Antalya. After 2 hour we will have a coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Overnight in Antalya. B

    Day 7: Antalya Old City Tour and Waterfalls
    After breakfast we drive to Antalya old City (Kaleiçi) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık Tower: In history Kaleiçi was once a sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally an Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian's Gate (or The Three Gates) is a triumphal arch 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. Hıdırlık Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya and it is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD. It was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. After a lunch break we depart for Duden waterfall. All the streams of the region pour to the Mediterranean 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. Overnight in Antalya. B

    Day 8: Antalya - Konya – Cappadocia
    After breakfast we drive to Konya with a break for coffee. We arrive in Konya for a lunch break and then visit the imposing green tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After Konya Mevlana we drive to Cappadocia, arriving around 18:30pm and check into our hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please book this with your guide. It will take place early the next morning. Overnight in Cappadocia. B

    Day 9: Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
    We drive you to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels are open to visitors, then visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. This is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos for a lunch break, then visit a pottery work shop, to see pots being made. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals.. Last stop is The Three Beauties - beautiful fairy chimneys with hats, which are the symbol of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. B

     Day 10: Cappadocia to Istanbul
    After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then onward travel arrangements. B

     

     

  • Turkey Best of Tour- BOT

    Istanbul to Istanbul

  • INCLUDES:

    • All Airport transfers mentioned in the Itinerary
    • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
    • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
    • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
    • 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
    • 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
    • 2 nights hotel in Antalya
    • 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
    • 9 open buffet breakfasts
    • Guided Istanbul city tour
    • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
    • Guided Ephesus tour
    • Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
    • Guided Pamukkale tour
    • Guided Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls
    • Guided Konya tour
    • Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
    • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
    • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
    • Professional English - speaking tour guides
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