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Tour of Turkey
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Tour of Turkey (10 Days). One of our most popular tours, this will appeal to the seasoned traveller and the history buff alike since it includes all the must see attractions of Turkey. This is a special 10 day tour which is covering Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pergamon, Troy and Gallipoli before returning to Istanbul. This tour is one of our most highlighted guaranteed departure tours, visiting the most important sight seeing destinations in Turkey.
We have selected the most interesting and beautiful locations around Turkey and packed them into this special tour package. Battlefield of Gallipoli, Ancient city of Ephesus, thermal terraces of Pamukkale, beaches of Kusadasi, underground cities of Cappadocia and more of them to help you get the most out of your travelling experience.
With our English speaking tour leaders on the bus giving you a wealth of super interesting and useful info and all optional tours conducted by English speaking professional tour guide that specialises in that area, you could not ask for a more welcome introduction to explore the hidden treasures of this exotic country.
You can step back in time and tread the roads where Trojan, Greek, roman and Seljuk warriors once marched. Along the road you will marvel at the dramatic beauty of the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, absorbing the landscapes, watching villagers working in their fields, baking bread or riding donkeys.
This optional tour travels the famous Bus circuit that links the most popular places in Turkey (Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia to a name few)
Tour Start Date: Available every tuesday, friday and sunday
This tour is bookable by single traveller – group not necessary
10 DAYS SPECIAL ANATOLIAN TOUR INCLUDES:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Return Airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
- 2 nights hotel in Antalya
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
- 9 open buffet breakfasts
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- Guided Antalya Old City Tour
- Guided Cappadocia tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
Tour of Turkey Itinerary:
Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city centre. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, 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. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Day 3 – Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi
After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia.. Lunh break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 – Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour – Turkish Village Sirince
08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey – especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. 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 craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 – Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall 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. Overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 6 – Pamukkale and Antalya Old City Tour
After breakfast, we depart for Antalya. After 2 hour we will have coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Upon arrival in Antalya we have lunch break around 13:30pm. After lunch visit to Old city Kaleici, Clock Tower and Alexander the Great gate. After the tour, drive to your hotel for checking. Overnight in Antalya
Day 7 – Antalya (Free Day)
The day is yours. You don’t have to wake up early, enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach and crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you can choose. These include, Aqualand Tour, Aspendos Perge Side, Demre Myra Kekova, Duden Waterfalls Tour, Panoramic Tour,Termessos Karain Cave, Daily Turkish Village Tour, • Boat Cruise, Horse Safari, Jeep Safari, Quad Safari, Paint Ball Tour, Scuba Diving, White Water Rafting, Turkish Bath and Turkish Night. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 8 – Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. 2.5 hour later we have break for coffee and after some rest drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm and after the lunch visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning .Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9 – Cappadocia Tour
Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with 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 work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop 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 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 10 – Cappadocia to Istanbul – End of Tour
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again.
Price: 825.00 GBP per person in twin-double share
Single Supplement: 130.00 GBP
HOTEL LIST – ISTANBUL:
5 Star Ramada Plaza Tekstilkent
4 Star Feronya Hotel
5 Star Holiday Inn Old City
4 Star Dora Hotel
HOTEL LIST – KUSADASI:
4 Star Pam Marina Hotel
4 Star Tatlises Hotel
HOTEL LIST – PAMUKKALE:
4 Star Tripolis Hotel
HOTEL LIST – ANTALYA:
4 Star Nazar Beach Hotel
4 Star Triana Hotel
HOTEL LIST – CAPPADOCIA:
Spelunca Boutique Cave Hotel
5 Star Dedeman Hotel
Heaven Boutique Cave Hotel