Turkey Cultural Trip

we explore the very best of Turkey's sites, whilst staying in premium hotels. We travel to the volcanic landscape of Cappadocia to discover the underground city of Kaymakli and explore Goreme with its 'fairy chimneys' and rock-cut houses. We also visit the white travertines of Pamukkale, walk around historic Istanbul and admire the spectacular scenery of the Turquoise Coast.

What's Included?

• 03 Nights in Istanbul Boutique hotel with breakfast
• 02 Nights in Cappadocia cave hotel with breakfast
• 01 Night in Kusadasi 4* hotel with breakfast
• 01 night on overnight coach from Cappadocia to Pamukkale
Sightseeing Tours:
• 01 day Group Istanbul Tour includes guiding in english, entrance fees, lunch, transport
• Half day morning Bosphorus cruise guiding in english, entrance fees and transport
• 02 day Group Cappadocia Tour includes guiding in english, entrance fees, lunch, transport
• 01 day Group Pamukkale tour includes guiding in english, entrance fees, lunch and transport
• 01 day Group Ephesus Tour includes guiding in english, entrance fees, lunch, transport
Transportation:
• 02 Domestic flight : Istanbu to Cappadocia/ Izmir to Istanbul
• All land transfers between airports/hotels/airport
• All local Taxes and service charges

Duration

8 days

Destination Covered

Istanbul

Best Suited

All
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul (Meals: No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Ataturk Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm) and check in to hotel. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Historical Istanbul Tour ( Walking tour) (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. Just before lunch break, you will visit the Caferaga Medresesi. After lunch break at local restaurant, you will visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Day tour will finish with the visit of Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Morning Bosphorus cruise / Fly to Cappadocia (Meals:Breakfast)
Breakfast, drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Then embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. 14:00pm Transfer to airport for flight to Kayseri at 17:25pm. Arrival to Kayseri 18:45 pm, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4: North Cappadocia Tour (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:30 AM we visit Goreme Open Air Museum consisting of five Byzantine Orthodox churches. And visit Uchisar to take pictures of "The Castle" and sightseeing. A break for lunch in Goreme. You can enjoy Turkish cuisine in restaurant.And visit Avanos which is famous for its potteries. You can see their demonstration and you can try to make it. After that a visit to the valley of fairy chimney, the name is Pasabagi. And then we see Cavusin (Rose Valley) which has amazing beautiful red rock formations. Next is the Devrent Valley and Urgup afterwards. Following that a panoramic view point to observe the fairy chimneys and the incredible rock formations and unforgettable sights. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5: South Cappadocia Tour /Overnight coach to Pamukkale (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
[OPTINAL: This morning an hour hot-air balloon ride available with extra cost of PER PERSON 160.00 $ ]
Breakfast, Pick up from hotel at 9:30 AM. The tour begins with a visit to Goreme Panorama which is large panorama valley continuing to Uchisar. Still pigeons live in the holes of caves. Some part is called as Pigeon Valley. And then visit the Derinkuyu Underground City that is the deepest underground city with 8 levels in Cappadocia Then drive to Nar Lake which is volcanic lake. Then to the Ihlara Valley which is the largest, deepest and the longest canyon in Cappadocia.The valley is like a paradise with its beautiful nature and rocks. Some animals like sheep which belong to local people can be observed. We hike about 3km beside the river in Ihlara Valley. After hiking Lunch in Belisirma. And continue to Selime Monastery for taking pictures by the pinnacles which is the biggest cave monastery in Cappadocia.. 21:00 pm Depart on Intercity overnight coach to Pamukkale..

Day 6: Day trip to Pamukkale (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
06:00 am Arrival Pamukkale, meet and transfer to hotel and check in for half day with breakfast. At 09:30 am Drive to Pamukkale, Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side. Walk along the Hierapolis ancient city ruins, see the huge Necropolis, and feel the warmth of the natural spring as you go barefoot on the Travertens. Then If you like to swim in the Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatras Pool they charge extra entrance fee. The Cleopatra Pool is warmed by hot springs and littered with underwater fragments of ancient marble columns. Possibly associated with the Temple of Apollo, the pool provides today's visitors a rare opportunity to swim with antiquities!. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7: Ephesus tour then to Istanbul (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, 09:00am pick up from hotel for daily Ephesus Tour; First stop, Ephesus Ancient City - Enter through the Magnesia Gate and begin a slow, downhill walk with your guide into the ruins of this Roman provincial capital. Your route takes you past the Odeon, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan. The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul preached, is the largest theatre is antiquity with capacity of 24.000 seats.Next we will visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the world). Lunch at a nice local restaurant and then we will visit the House of the Virgin Mary's - The Vatican has recognized this small house in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small shrine dedicated to St. Mary was found when the ruins of the house were first discovered. Transfer to Izmir Airport for evening flight to Istanbul at 19:30 pm. Arrival to an hour later, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8: Istanbul / Departure (Meals: Breakfast )
Breakfast, After check-out from your hotel (before 12:00pm), we will arrange for the transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
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