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Splendours of Turkey By plane

Per Person  50,000
8Days 7Nights
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Description

Splendours of Turkey By plane

This 8 days and 7 nigghts tour gives you an insight into the wonders of the conservative and secular Istanbul, The worldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings of the famous city of Cappadocia, the cotton castles of Pamukkale and the all-round resort and famous beaches of Kusadasi.

What’s included

  • 02 Nights in istanbul
  • 02 Night in cappadocia
  • 03 Nights in kusadasi
  • All the transfers from / to airports and bus stations
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Bosphorus dinner cruise and turkish night show ( with unlimited local drinks )
  • Half day istanbul classics tour
  • Half day bosphorus cruise with spice market tour
  • Full day north cappadocia tour
  • Full day south cappadocia tour
  • Full day pamukkale and hierapolis tour
  • Full day ephesus & house of virgin mary tour
  • all the tours are performed with professional english speaking guides

What’s Not Included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at meals
  • Tips to the driver and the guide
  • Any items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone bills etc.
  • Any Govt. Service Tax payable to Govt. of yours
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘Package Includes’ head
  • Tips and porterages
  • Turkey Visa charges

Hotels

  • 3 stars emin hotel in istanbul
  • yukseller hotel in cappadocia
  • albora hotel in kusadasi or similar

Daily Trip Plan

Day 1: Istanbul Arrival Day – Half Day Bosphorus Tour with Spice Market Stop

Welcome to Istanbul, the unique city that is located on two continents , Europe and Asia. During its history of more than 2.000 years, it has been the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

On arrival in Istanbul, you will be welcomed by our representative and transfered to your hotel by a airconditioned – de luxe coach.
Check – in time is 1 pm. Early ceheck-in is upon to availibility.

Today you’ll have a half day tour . The tour will start with Spice market. Here you will breath nice flavors and taste nice sweets. Here after the guide will inform you the history of Spice bazaar you will have free time for shopping of course. You can buy Turkish Delight and Turkish Coffee both are a nice combination and you can give as a gift too. After Shopping you will have a nice Bosphorus cruise of about 2 hours. You will have a Boat for your group and the guide will explain the places on the Shore. You will not enter to the places and will be no stop on the Shore. you will go till the second Bridge-Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and you will come back to the same place. On the Bosphorus you will see the Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, and Bosphorus Bridge, Ottoman Houses (Yali), night clubs, Galatasaray Island (Suada), restaurants and schools. At the end of the tour every passenger will be dropped off to their hotel. If you prefer to return back by yourself and spend more time in Eminonu or Sultanahmet area please let the guide know. Overnight in Istanbul.

Optional: Bosphorus dinner cruise with dinner & belly dance show : 75 usd per person

Day 2: Istanbul – Half Day Istanbul Classics Tour

Early Morning, after breakfast we’ll begin to explore to Ottoman relics in the old city by a walking tour.

Topkapi Imperial Palace – Topkapı Sarayi : (Closed on Tuesdays & replaced with Archeological Museum)

Started to build in 1460 and finished in 1478 for Sultan Mehmet – the conqueror of Istanbul. Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of Ottoman Sultans. The palace was transformed into a museum in 1924 and was declared as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985.

(Harem Section is not included in the itinerary because it subjects to additional time and fee so please check with your tour guide if you would like to spend time over there on your own.)

Grand Bazaar – Kapali Carsi (1461) : (Closed on Sundays & replaced with Spice Bazaar)

In addition to its historical importance, it’s a bazaar that will tempt even the no shoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather and souvenirs. You have chance to visit 2 parts;
Indoor Part:This part of the bazaar is covered section which is dating back to1461. It is very nice place to see the Ottoman oriental bazaar where you could find some small souvenirs.

Outdoor Part: This section of the bazaar are surrounded with export houses (free V.A.T and free shipment chance) subsidized by Turkish Government where local and foreign visitors who are looking for real Turkish handicrafts-leather-jewelry which are being sold with certificate and authenticity. You will enjoy your safe bazaar trip in this hassle free part. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul / Cappadocia – Full Day North Cappadocia Tour

Domestic Flight : Istanbul → Nevsehir Or Kayseri ( price doesn’t include the flight. upon to confirmation we will add daily ticket price to the quotation )

Early morning you will be transferred to Istanbul airport to catch your flight to our next destination – Cappadocia. Upon arrival to Nevsehir airport our staff will welcome you and pick you up for a full day tour.

Cappadocia is a stunning area of otherworldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings, the scale of which is over-whelming. The natural land formations and huge expanses of silence are just a part of the mystery of the region. The area is also famous for its carpet weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. After the breakfast we’ll depart for a full day tour with lunch in a local restaurant.

Goreme museum & fairy-chimney tours

Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to paş abağ (Monk’s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles.Drive to the city of Avanos .In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Göreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years.Lastly,before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uçhisar. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.

Optional:Turkish bath experience at authentic Turkish bath including transfers : 55 usd per person whirling dervishes show including transfers : 55 usd per person

Day 4: Cappadocia – Full Day South Cappadocia Tour

Hot air balloon flight including transfers : 135 usd per person

After the breakfast your full day tour will begin. Rose valley & Kaymakli undground city tours

Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavuş in village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen.After lunch Drive to the pigeon valley . In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. Dinner and Overnight in cappadocia.

Day 5: Cappadocia / Kusadasi

Domestic flight : nevsehir or kayseri → Izmir ( price doesn’t include the flight. upon to confirmation we will add daily ticket price to the quotation )

After the breakfast you’ll transferred to Istanbul airport to catch your flight to our next destination – Kusadasi via Izmir. Upon arrival to Izmir airport our staff will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi.

Today you’re free rest of the day; you can explore Kusadasi Market, famous beaches of Kusadasi by your own. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Pamukkale – Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

Early morning after breakfast, our staff will pick you up for a full day tour. Visit the Pamukkale cotton fortress, which rises above the fertile Menderes Valley. Visit the hot mineral waters which burst from the earth and cascade over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters here were known for ages. Continue to the anvient City of Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard.

After lunch at a local restaurant visit to Aphrodisias an ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite and famous for the sculpture school. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 7: Kusadasi – Full Day Ephesus & Hierapolis Tour

Kusadasi is one of Turkey’s largest and most cosmopolitan resorts and a stopping off point for the big cruise-liners. It is a good all round resort, offering great beaches, excellent shopping and some serious nightlife. Kusadasi literally means ‘Bird Island’ and takes its name from the tiny islet known as Guvercin Adasi or Pigeon Island, which is attached to the mainland by a causeway and boasts a 14th century Genoese fort.

After breakfast depart for the sightseeing of Ephesus, the cradle of early Christianity. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her last days. Proceed to visit Ephesus, and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are recently excavated. After lunch, visit the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.) Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8: Izmir – Transfer to Izmir Airport, End of the Service

After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight back to your country. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future.