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Turkey By Bus

Per Person  65,000
11Days 10Nights
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Description

Turkey By Bus

This 11 days/10 nights package takes you through the important historical cities of Turkey like The capital city-Istanbul, the largest cosmopolitan stopping point for cruise liners- Kusadasi, The Cotton village of Pamukkale and the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus-Bodrum. In this package all the Intercity travels will be held by Luxury, air-conditioned, regular Buses with nice sightseeing.

What’s included

  • 02 Nights in istanbul
  • 03 Nights in kusadasi
  • 04 Nights in bodrum
  • Overnight de-luxe bus travel from istanbul to kusadasi
  • De-luxe bus travel from kusadasi to bodrum
  • All the transfers from / to airports and bus stations
  • 10 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Half day bosphorus cruise with spice market stop
  • Full day old istanbul and byzantine & ottoman relics tour
  • Full day ephesus & house of virgin mary tour
  • Full day pamukkale and hierapolis tour
  • Full day boat tour in bodrum
  • All the tours are performed with professional english speaking guides
  • Price includes all bus travels as well.

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
  • Alabora hotel in kusadasi
  • Eris hotel in bodrum 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.

Check – in time is 1 pm. Early ceheck-in is subject 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 informs you of the history of Spice bazaar you will have free time for shopping .You can buy Turkish Delights and Turkish Coffee as souvenirs. 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 there 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.

Day 2: Istanbul – Full Day Old City Tour with Byzantine & Ottoman Classics

Early Morning, after breakfast we’ll begin to explore to city with a full day tour. At this tour you’ll see the major places of the Old City Tour istanbul one day. One of our representatives will take you from your hotel and bring you together with your tour guide araound 8 am. according to your hotel location. Lunch will be served on this day. The itinerary of this walking tours is;

Topkapi Imperial Palace – Topkapı Sarayi ( Closed on Tuesdays , replaced with Chora Museum )It took 18 years to build palace that started to build in 1460 and completed in 1478 which is ordered to build by Fatih Sultan Mehmet whom is the conqueror of Istanbul. Topkapi palace was the house of Sultans and family as well as Sultan controlled empire from there. Topkapi palace transformed into a museum in 1924 and declared as World Heritage Site 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)It has 4.200 Shops, 65 huge streets and first bank of WORLD that each day 500.000 people visit and 25.00 people works. Bazaar is built in 1461 by the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet that area gain good importance for commerce and trading. Lunch will be provided in a cozy local restaurant

Hagia Sophia – Aya SofyaMagnificent structure which is started building In 532 with the order of King Justinian to 2 architects that thousands of people worked to build and took 5 years to complete. Finally it is opened in 537 and it still stands as originally from that time till nowadays. It is a Master church of Orthodox Christianity and converted to Catholic Church then converted to Mosque and Ataturk (Founder of Turkish Republic) converted there to Museum and now serves as a museum for guests from all over the world.

Blue Mosque – Sultan Ahmet Cami ( It’s not available to visit on Fridays due to Friday pray )Student of Head architect Mimar Sinan whom is ‘Sedefkar Mehmet Aga’ completed New Mosque/ Sultanhmet Camii (Blue mosque) in 7 years at 1616 and still serves as a Mosque but people call it as ‘Blue’ because of the tiles in decoration in interior side at totally 23.042 special and handmade.

Hippodrome of Constantinople – Sultanahmet Meydani.
Hippo Means ‘Horse’ Drome means ‘square’ in Turkish Horse Square. Because of the chariot races and gladiators wars from AD 203 till 1453. People called as Sultanahmet Square due to name of area.

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

Day 3: Istanbul – Free Day

After breakfast, it is a Leisure time during the day. Check out from your hotel up to 11:55 am. You can leave your luggages to hotel and discover the city by your own. At 10 pm. our representative will pick you from hotel for a bus travel to Kusadasi.

Overnight Luxury Bus Travel : Istanbul → Kusadasi ( travel takes approx. 10 hours )

After the tour we’ll transfer you to Intercity Bus Station to take a luxury, air conditioned regular bus to travel our next stop, Kusadasi. Travel will last during the night. SPECIAL REMARK : Intercity bus travel will be performed by de-luxe, air conditioned regular buses. Therefore please be aware of your personal belongings especially during the breaks. There’ll be several eating and bathroom breaks during the travel. Please keep your belongings by your side. Please be aware of and don’t miss the departure time of bus from break points.

Day 4: Kusadasi – Free Day

On arrival in Kusadasi bus station, you will be welcomed by your representative and transfer to your hotel.

Check – in time is 1 pm. Early ceheck-in is upon to availibility. After breakfast, Today you are free to discover the city by your own. Enjoy with the sea and beaches. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Kusadasi – Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

Our staff will welcome you and will give you time to freshen-up at the hotel. You’ll have a few hours for take a shower and rest. Breakfast is included in the programme.

After your freshen up our full day tour programme will begin.

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 take a 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 6: Kusadasi – Full Day Ephesus & Virgin Mary’s House

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 7: Kusadasi / Bodrum

Luxury Bus Travel : Kusadasi → Bodrum ( travel takes approx. 4 hours )After the breakfast we’ll transfer you to Intercity Bus Station to take a luxury, air conditioned regular bus to travel to our next stop, Bodrum (Halicarnassus). SPECIAL REMARK : Intercity bus travel will be performed by de-luxe, air conditioned regular buses. Therefore please be aware of your personal belongings especially during the breaks. There’ll be several eating and bathroom breaks during the travel. Please keep your belongings by your side. Please be aware of and don’t miss the departure time of bus from break points.

Upon arrival to bodrum our staff will welcome and transfer you to hotel in Bodrum. Dinner and Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 8: Bodrum – Yacht Tour

After breakfast, A day at sea with lunch included and served on board. We set out at approx. 11:00 to cruise the turquoise seas of the Bodrum coastline. We will visit several of the most beautiful bays where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear water or simply relax in the mild breeze, enjoy the stunning views and perfect your suntan to the sound of the gently lapping waves.At the black island, half an hour from Bodrum, you can bath in the grotto where the warm mineral waters flowing out of the rocks are believed to beautify the complexion. Back on land at approx. 17:00. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Bodrum – Free Day

After breakfast, it is a Leisure day. Discover the city by your own. Enjoy with the sea and coasts. Dinner and overnight stay.

Optional :Scuba & diving tour with transfers & equipments : 45 usd per person

Day 10: Bodrum – Free Day

After breakfast, it is a Leisure day, enjoy the sun and beaches. Dinner and overnight stay.

Rafting tour with transfers & equipments : 40 usd per person

Day 11: Bodrum – Transfer to Bodrum 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.