Turkey 7N/8D


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


  • Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour
  • Full Day Bosphorus cruise
  • North Cappadocia
  • South Cappadocia
  • Pamukkale & Hierapolis
  • Ephesus

Detailed Itinerary of the tour


  • Day 01 : Arrival in Istanbul

    • Upon your arrival you will be picked you up from the Ataturk Airport and transfer to the hotel
    • Overnight stay at hotel

     


  • Day 02 : Istanbul Old City Tour

    • After breakfast ,we visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace
    • Lunch at a local restaurant
    • After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel
    • Overnight stay at hotel

     


  • Day 03 : Bosphorus cruise

    • Breakfast at the hotel, then we drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosph/[orus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia
    • After lunch break, we continue driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara
    • Driving back to Europe over the Bosphorus Bridge, we visit Dolmabahce Palace, with more than 340 rooms & eight Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans
    • Have your dinner in the evening
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 04 : North Cappadocia Tour

    • You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kayseri or Nevsehi
    • Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to Cappadocia, we proceed to full day city tour of North Cappadocia
    • Your tour will start with a visit to 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
    • After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in
    • Overnight stay in hotel


  • Day 05 : South Cappadocia Tour

    • After breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to your full day tour of South Cappadocia
    • We 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
    • After the tour you are transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul.
    • Overnight stay in hotel


  • Day 06 : Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

    • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel
    • Today you will enjoy a full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis
    • You explore the Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertine of Pamukkale.
    • After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 07 : Ephesus Tour

    • After breakfast at the hotel
    • We proceed to full day 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
    • Have dinner in the hotel
    • Overnight stay at hotel


  • Day 08 : Return home

    • After breakfast check out from hotel transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport as per your international flight details


Inclusions of the tour


  • Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation
  • 4 nights stay in Istanbul
  • 1 night stay in Cappadocia
  • 2 nights stay in Kusadasi
  • All day breakfast
  • All day lunch
  • All day dinner

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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