10 DAYS TURKEY SPECIAL SMALL GROUP TOUR
2021 DATES : SEP 21, OCT 05, OCT 19, NOV 16, NOV 23, DEC 07, DEC 21.
TOUR ROUTE: Istanbul – Ankara – Cappadocia – Pamukkale - Kusadasi – Canakkale – Bursa - Istanbul.
Day 1 - Istanbul.
Arrival Day Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul was the capital city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of museums, bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, customs and fifteen million people. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul.
Free Day (Breakfast included) Breakfast at the hotel. The day is at your leisure. If you want you can attend one of our optional Bosphorus and Sultanahmet Tour. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul Half Day City Tour and Departure to Ankara (Breakfast and Dinner included).
After breakfast, we have Istanbul Half Day City Tour. Our first visit will be TOPKAPI PALACE, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Than Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, departure by coach for Ankara, passing over the bridge intercontinental of Istanbul. Overnight in Ankara.
Day 4 – Ankara Half Day City Tour and Departure to Cappadocia .
Whirling Dervish Show (Breakfast and Dinner included) After breakfast Visit to the capital of Turkey with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with exhibition of Paleolithic, Neolithic, Hittite, Phrygian Urartu etc. remains and the Ataturk Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of the Turkish Republic. After the tour, departure by coach for Cappadocia. Along the way, visit the underground city of Saratli built by Christian communities to protect themselves from Arab attacks. The underground city preserves the stables, common rooms, meeting room and small rooms for families. Arrival at the hotel in Cappadocia. After dinner at the hotel departure from the hotel to see the Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes - (dancers) representing the mystical journey of man's spiritual ascension through the love, the search for truth and reach "Perfection". Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 – Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum (Breakfast and Dinner included).
After breakfast we will drive you to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will return to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - Cappadocia - Konya – Pamukkale (Breakfast and Dinner included).
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Pamukkale. On the way we will make a stop, to visit the Sultanhan caravanserail Seylucida inn from medieval era. Upon arrival to Pamukkale we will visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. After the tour transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7 - Pamukkale - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince (Breakfast and Dinner included).
Departure from Pamukkale hotel in the morning for fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. In Ephesus you will see, Curates street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library and Grand Theatre. Than we visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. After that en-route to restaurant, you will see Temple of Artemis. Lunch break around 13:00 pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place, which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet-weaving center. On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient artisans. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 – Kusadası – Pergamon – Troy Tour - Canakkale (Breakfast and Dinner included).
We depart at 08:30 am. depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Visit to the ruins with Asclepios, which was the first hospital in Asia Minor, with its therapeutic center. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Our next visit will be famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, drive to your hotel. Overnight in Çanakkale.
Day 9 – Canakkale - Bursa City Tour and Transfer to Istanbul (Breakfast included).
After breakfast, visit the historical Covered Bazaar and Ulucami (Grand) Mosque of BursaAfter a lunch break, we continue with visits to Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum. After Bursa City tour, we depart back for Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 - Istanbul - End of Tour (Breakfast included) After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul International Airport.
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TOUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:
• 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Istanbul with breakfast
• 1 night hotel accommodation in Ankara with breakfast and dinner
• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Cappadocia with breakfast and dinner • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pamukkale with breakfast and dinner
• 1 night hotel accommodation in Izmir with breakfast and dinner
• 1 night accommodation at the hotel in Canakkale with breakfast and dinner • All transfers in regular with the English speaking assistant
• Local English-speaking guide for all visits indicated in the program
• Guided Istanbul Half Day City Tour
• Guided Ankara City Tour
• Guided Troy tour
• Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
• Guided Ephesus tour
• Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour
• Guided Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum
• Visits with tickets included
• Trips by minibus or bus with A / C, depending on the number of passengers
• Daily 1 bottle of 0.50 lt of water on the bus
• Daily Free WI-FI on the circuit bus
• Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes- (dancers) in cappadocia.