Turkey 6N/7D


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.

Turkey

  • Highlights

  • Detailed Itinerary

  • Inclusions

  • Exclusions

  • Reviews

Highlights of the tour


  • Cappadocia
  • Pigeon valley
  • Goreme Open-Air Museum
  • Avanos
  • Konya
  • Mausoleum of Mevlana
  • Kusadasi
  • Ephesus
  • Aphrodisias
  • Topkapı Palace
  • Grand bazar

Detailed Itinerary of the tour


  • Day 01 : Arrival Istanbul

    • Upon your arrival at Istanbul International Airport, please proceed to domestic section for your flight to Kayseri (Cappadocia)
    • After arrival,check in to the hotel
    • You will enjoy the relaxing and mysterious atmosphere at the hotel in Cappadocia. Local dinner will be provided in Cappadocia


  • Day 02 : Cappadocia

    • After breakfast, we will proceed for a visit to Pigeon Valley and the natural citadel of Uchisar, followed by Goreme Open-Air Museum. The museum is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall, free-standing cones of stone curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries. We will visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches
    • Lunch will be organized at a local restaurant of the region
    • We will visit Avanos in Zelve Region and some time will be allocated for shopping. .
    • Local dinner will be provided
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 03 : konya

    • After breakfast, we will leave for Konya. En route, we will visit the 13th century Sultanhani Caravanserai built on the famous silk route
    • In Konya we will visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic Post this, we will continue to Pamukkale, the cotton fortress. Hot mineral waters burst from the earth and cascade over cliffs forming pools and stalactites- a beautiful sight
    • Local dinner will be provided in Pamukkale
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 04 : Kusadasi

    • After breakfast, stroll through the ruins of the ancient Roman City of Hierapolis
    •  We will leave shortly for Kusadasi
    • On the way, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant and visit Aphrodisias, an ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite, and famous for the sculpture school
    • Local dinner will be provided in Kusadasi
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 05 : Ephesus

    • After breakfast, we will visit the House of Virgin Mary
    • We continue to Ephesus, Roman capital of Asia Minor
    • We will visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theatre
    • We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch and will proceed to visit the Basilica of St. Johnand drive to Izmir airport after that for the flight to Istanbul
    • Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be dropped to your hotel for a check-in. Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 06 : Istanbul

    • We will start your tour with “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled
    • Next we will visit Hagia Sophia (Closed on Monday), one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
    • Facing Hagia Sophia is the Blue Mosque, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. We will stop at Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city
    • Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Lastly, we will stop at
    • Grand Covered Bazaar, the most attractive shopping center and the biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4,000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs.
    • Lunch will be arranged at a local Turkish Restaurant
    • We will visit the Topkapı Palace (Closed on Tuesday), residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 07 : Return home

    • You will be dropped to the airport for your flight back home
    • Return home with a beautiful memories!


Inclusions of the tour


  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cappadocia
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Kusadasi
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Pamukkale
  • Accommodation for 2 night in Istanbul
  • 06 breakfasts
  • 06 lunches
  • 04 dinners
  • Sightseeing included as per itinerary
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles

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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