Destinations: Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia
Istanbul’s history encompasses three major civilizations of the ancient world: Roman, Greek, and Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. And, all that history is visible on almost every street corner with modern buildings built on top of ancient ruins and remnants of ancient walls lining today’s streets.
The Bosporus, a waterway famed in the ancient world, provides the backdrop to all that makes Istanbul Istanbul–exotic, Eastern and yet Western, a magical skyline.
Pamukkale, famous for its healing thermal mineral waters, and beautiful snow-white petrified pools and waterfalls; a walk among the ruins of Hieropolis, now famous for its wellpreserved Necropolis.
Ephesus is one of the Western world’s finest examples of a classical ancient city.Originally a Greek city, built in 1000BC, it became a center for the worship of Cybele, the Anatolian Mother Goddess. The ruins of today date from the 4th century BC and the city founded by Lysimachus, successor to Alexander the Great. However, it was under the Romans that Ephesus became a major port on the Aegean. Ephesus played an important role in the spread of Christianity, as two great Councils of the early church were held here, in AD 431 and 449.
Cappadocia’s landscape is hard to describe in physical terms. It’s often been described as a moonscape, so unusual with its conical rock outcrops, called fairy chimneys. It is also home to churches and chapels carved into the rocks, many decorated with extraordinary frescoes, and extensive underground cities, built to protect the early Christian inhabitants from invaders.
A local guide will add special touches and anecdotes to this trip. Get your own SLR's and succumb to the sights and sounds of this vibrant country which was the seat of the Ottoman Empire!!
Istanbul where "east meets west"
The stunning Topkapi Palace, elaborate mosques and ancient markets sit amongst busy ferry terminals, modern shopping malls, tramlines and large adverts for films and concerts.
Ancient Roman ruins of Ephesus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
Cappadocia: A unique landscape of strange conical rock formations, early churches carved out of the rock and underground cities
Living in a " Cave Hotel "
Optional Hot air balloon ride
The cup-shaped limestone falls of Pamukkale
Ancient city of Hieropolis
TOUR ITINERARY :
Arrive at Istanbul Airport and catch connection flight to Kayseri/Nevshir . Arrive at airport and you will be transfer to your Hotel.
Relax in the hotel and get ready for your unique journey of Turkey.
Overnight at Hotel.
We start our Journey with delicious breakfast at your hotel. Your driver and guide will meet you at hotel.
Enjoy Full Day Cappadocia Regional tour - Discover the wild landscapes and ancient history of Cappadocia with a guide.
Devrent Valley- Also called as Imagination Valley It is famous and special due to the unique lunar landscape
Pasabag- Also known as Monks Valley. Here you can see fairy chimneys with double and triple rock caps. Into one of them with three heads was built a chapel dedicated to St. Simeon.
The Goreme Open-Air Museum-It is a heart of Cappadocia which is famous worldwide for the numerous rock-cut churches with incredible wall paintings, dating back to the 10 th century.
Uchisar Castle-This multi-level castle, situated just 5 km far from Goreme, is one of the biggest mass fairy chimneys of the region.
Also on this Day You have optional tour of Hot Air Balloon at Sunrise. Turkey’s Hot Air Balloon tour are most famous in the world. Experience this amazing activity with us.
After your regional day of Turkey transfer you back to the hotel and Overnight at hotel.
Today we start with Full Day Cappadocia underground city tour-
Visit to Red Valley, known for formations of pink, red, yellow, and orange rock.
Later we also visit to the old Greek village of Cavusin, where residents carved churches in to the rock, then abandoned them hundreds of years ago. You’ll have the chance to walk up the hill to Cavusin to see the ruined churches, with sweeping views across Red Valley and Rose valley.
Explore Cappadocia’s largest underground city, Kaymakli. Learn about the ancient people who first carved caves into the rock here, eventually tunneling through 8 levels of corridors, wells, and rooms carved into soft, volcanic stone.
As you travel back,, visit two more sites: pause to see the pigeon houses carved into the walls of Pigeon Valley, and take in Ortahisar rock castle, a fortress carved into an enormous chimney rock.
After tour driver will drop at Airport and catch flight to Izmir. Transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi and Overnight at your Hotel.
Today we take Full Day Ephesus Tour :
Ephesus is one of the Western world’s finest examples of a classical ancient city. Originally a Greek city, built in 1000BC, it became a center for the worship of Cybele, the Anatolian Mother Goddess. The ruins of today date from the 4th century BC and the city founded by Lysimachus, successor to Alexander the Great. Experience this amazing historical city with Visit to impressive Roman ruins, Walk through the largest outdoor theatre in the world, See remains from the Temple of Artemis at the Archaeological Museum of Ephesus, Visit the House of the Virgin Mary on Bulbul Mountain.
Get Back to your hotel and Relax. Overnight at Hotel.
Today we leave for the excursion to Pamukkale – UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore Pamukkale’s unreal landscape, including a series of striking terraced hot spring basins. Enjoy the thermal waters while walking along the cliffs with your bare feet. You’ll also visit the nearby Hierapolis archaeological site to see Roman baths, the Necropolis, the Temple of Apollo and more.See the travertine terraces and soak in natural hot spring pools (optional) built by the ancient Romans. Also spend some Mee Time in the thermal waters of the Cleopatra Antique Pool (additional expense).
After this full fun filling tour you will be drop to Airport and Catch your flight to Istanbul.
Arrive in Istanbul – Capital city of Turkey and transfer to hotel and relax in the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
We star our Capital city tour with its Highlights
The tour will include Hippodrome which was an arena for chariot racings and public events throughout the Byzantine era. Learn about The Egyptian obelisk , Serpent Column and the Walled obelisk.
Next stop is the iconic Blue Mosque renowed for its six minarets and beautiful handmade blue tiles.
From the there we will make our way to the Hagia Sophia one of the great architectural treasures of the world. This magnificient church /mosque has been the spiritual center of Istanbul for more than 14000 years both for Christians and Muslims and is now a must see museum located in the hearth of the Istanbul's old city.
Next stop after the Hagia Sophia is the Topkapı Palace which was the administration center of the Ottoman empire and the imperial residence for the sultans and their families from 1461 to 1856.
Final destination is the world famous authentic Grand Bazaar renowed being the biggest covered bazaar in the world. This colorfull , one of a kind bazaar with more than 4000 shops bursting with traditional textiles , tiles , handmade products , jewelry and much more attract both local and tourists from all around the world.
Also on this Day you have optional Dinner cruise which includes Belly Dancing , Folks dances and songs show. Enjoy Dinner with Local alcoholic Beverages and soft drinks.
You can enjoy these activities and get back to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Today’s Highlight is Full Day tour OF Istanbul Boshporus and two continents
City Walls-Were built by Constantine the Great,they have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople.
Golden Horn-It has long been a natural harbour of the city and the favoured meeting of the sweet waters. Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar)-The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, mint, saffron.
Bosphorus by boat-An amazing cruise between Europe and Asia where you will see from the sea Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Military High School, Rumeli Fortress.
Bosphorus Bridge-The Bridge extends between Ortakoy (Europe) and Beylerbeyi Palace (Asia).
Get back to your hotel and relax. Overnight at Hotel.
Taste Last Breakfast of your trip.
We end the tour on this day with lot of memories to cherish forever. Transfer to airport.
Hopefully you have clicked lot of Selfies in this Historical world of Turkey. Enjoy and have great year ahead!! We will definitely meet for Next trip!
What is included in the trip
- All airport transfers as mentioned on the itinerary
- 01 way domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia
- 01 way domestic flight tickets from Cappadocia to Izmir
- 01 way domestic flight tickets from Denizli to Istanbul
- 03 Nights’ Accommodation at Celal Sultan Hotel Or Similar in Istanbul
- 02 Nights’ Accommodation at MDC Cave Hotel Or Similar in Cappadocia
- 02 Nights’ Accommodation at Ilayda Avantagarde Hotel Or Similar in Kusadasi
- All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional licensed English speaking guide during sightseeing
- A/C Tour Transportation throughout your tour
- All museum entrances and Parking
- 07 breakfasts, 06 Lunch
- Local Taxes in Turkey
What is NOT included in the trip
- Flight Tickets from your country to istanbul and back.
- Visa and Insurance for your visit
- Personal expenses
- Tips to your guides, drivers or hotel staff
- Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary
- Any other meals not specified in the itinerary
- GST 5% Will be applicable extra
OPTIONAL AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COST
- OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT 175 EUR / PERSON
- OPTIONAL DINNER CRUISE 65 EUR / PERSON
- OPTIONAL WHIRLING DERVISHES 35 EUR / PERSON
- OPTIONAL ATV RIDING 45 EUR / PERSON
- OPTIONAL JEEP SAFARI 45 EUR / PERSON
- OPTIONAL HORSE RIDING 45 EUR / PERSON