Turkey 4N/5D


Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring dome and Christian mosaics.Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is full of otherworldly natural sites, most notably the “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley and elsewhere. Popular for exploration are Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians. The 100m-deep Ihlara Canyon houses numerous rock-face churches.

 

Turkey

  • Highlights

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Inclusions

  • Exclusions

  • Reviews

Highlights of the tour


  • City tour of Ephesus
  • Temple of Artemis
  • Greco- Roman City of Ephesus
  • Isabey Mosque
  • Cotton Cliffs
  • North Cappadocia Tour
  • South Cappadocia Tour

Detailed Itinerary of the tour


  • Day 01 : Arrive Kusadasi

    • You will begin your tour with a transfer from the Izmir airport or the Kusadasi port to your hotel in Kusadasi
    • Rest of the day will be free. You can explore on your own
    • Overnight stay in hotel


  • Day 02 : City tour of Ephesus

    • After breakfast at the hotel
    • You tour begins with the full day city tour of Ephesus
    • You will first visit the Temple of Artemis which was once one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Next you will visit the world famous ancient Greco- Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world
    • After visiting this impressive site, you will have a break for lunch
    • After lunch you will visit the House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims
    • Afterwards you will visit the Isabey Mosque
    • After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 03 : Pamukkale & Hierapolis

    • After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to Selcuk. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk
    • Upon arrival you will have your lunch in the hotel
    • In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts
    • Also you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own
    • As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at own expense) during this free time.
    • The overnight bus departs from Pamukkale to Cappadocia. You will have free time at the bus station from the time you are dropped off at the bus station till the time the bus is ready to depart. You can have your dinner around the bus station if you like during this time
    • You will travel overnight to Cappadocia


  • Day 04 : North Cappadocia Tour

    • Upon your arrival at the Goreme bus station in Cappadocia you will be transferred to hotel
    • At the hotel you can have your breakfast
    • Your will start your tour by visiting the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys
    • Next you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos
    • After lunch you will visit the beautiful open air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years
    • Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar
    • At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel in the evening
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 05 : South Cappadocia Tour

    • After breakfast at the hotel , you will proceed to full day city tour of South Cappadocia
    • Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley
    • Next you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of the Christian Clergymen
    • We will take a break for lunch around noon.After lunch you will drive to the Pigeon Valley
    • In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full day tour.
    • At the end of the tour, you will be dropped to the Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul you will be picked up from the Domestic airport and transferred to your Istanbul hotel


Inclusions of the tour


  • 02 nights stay in Kusadasi
  • 01 night stay in Cappadocia
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Sightseeing - City tour of Ephesus,North Cappadocia Tour,South Cappadocia Tour

Exclusions of the tour


  • Visa cost
  • Porterage and tips, mineral water, laundry, telephone or any other expense personal in nature
  • Personal insurance
  • Drinks and lunches/dinner except where mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature, driver and guide gratuities
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc
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