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Day 1 : Istanbul Arrival Day - Bosphorus Dinner Cruise With Show And Belly Dancing
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 your representative and transfered to your hotel by a airconditioned - deluxe coach. An enchanted night cruise starts while you sip your welcome drink as the sun sets on Istanbul. Beneath the Bosphorus Bridge by moonlight, glide past the Ciragan Palace, nowadays Hotel Kempinski, Dolmabahce Palace on European shores and the Beylerbeyi Palace, Kanlica and Anatolian Fortress on Asian shores. A rich variety of open buffet dishes, specialities of Turkish Cuisine and barbeque, unlimited local drinks. The twinkling lights of the European shores from Tarabya to Bebek. Transfer to hotels before goodnight Istanbul.
Night tour, fixmenu barbeque, unlimited local drinks Accommodation at 4 stars hotel Feronya Hotel.
Day 2 : Istanbul To Antalya By Domestic Flight - Love Cake And Champagne
DOMESTIC FLIGHT : ISTANBUL - ANTALYA ( PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE THE FLIGHT. UPON TO CONFIRMATION WE WILL ADD DAILY TICKET PRICE TO THE QUOTATION )
After the breakfast depart for your domestic flight to Antalya. Love Cake and Champagne will be served in the room. Dinner and overnight in Antalya. Accommodation at 4 stars hotel: Best Western Plus Khan Hotel.
Day 3 : Antalya - Perge, Side & Aspendos Tour
After breakfast, we’ll depart for tour of the ancient ruins of PERGE, SIDE, and the ASPENDOS amphitheater. First we’ll visit Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. Perge is the most important antique cities of Pamphilia Region where is originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and a gymnasium.
Then proceed to Aspendos, which has a capacity of 15,000 people and bears one of the best preserved Roman theatres in Anatolia. It is located beside the river Eurymedon (Koprucay).The beautiful galleries of the theatre, stage decorations and most important of all the acustic of the theatre reflects the talent of architect Zenon. Besides the theatre are temples, monumental fountain, basilica, agora, bouleuterion, stadium and aquaducts in Aspendos. The most important art is the Theatre, which has been restored by Seljuks in 13 th century A.D. but was used as a caravanserai. By Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's order, now it is being used as a museum and attracts a lot of tourists all the year round. Cultural activities and festivals are held in Aspendos every year in Summer.
After lunch by Köprüpazari stream, a visit to Side. Side is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey. It was an ancient harbor whose name meant pomegranate. Today a pretty resort town with its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches, numerous shops and extensive tourist accommodation attract hundreds of visitors.
Free time in Side, and a visit to Kursunlu Waterfalls and return to Antalya. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 4 : Antalya / Pamukkale
LUXURY BUS TRAVEL : ANTALYA - PAMUKKALE ( TRAVEL TAKES APPROX. 5 HOURS )
After the breakfast you’ll check out from your hotel and we’ll transfer you to Intercity Bus Station to take a luxury, air conditioned regular bus to travel to our next destination, PAMUKKALE ). Travel will last approximately 5 hours. Upon arrival to Pamukkale our staff will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Pamukkale. Check-in and relax in the swimming pool of your hotel. 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.
Overnight in Pamukkale.
Accommodation at 4 stars hotel: Tripolis Hotel.
Day 5 : Pamukkale - Full Day Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour - Kusadasi
After your breakfast our full day tour programme to discover the Cotton Village will begin.
Visit the Pamukkale which means 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 local restaurant visit to Aphrodisias an ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite and famous for the sculpture school. After the tour our staff will transfer you to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Accommodation at 4 stars hotel: Marina Hotel.
Day 6 : Kusadasi - Full Day Ephesus & Virgin Mary’s House Tour
Early morning check-out from your hotel and meet with our staff on the lobby. Our staff will transfer you to for a full day 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.) Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 : Kusadasi To Cappadocia
After the breakfast depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Accommodation at 4 stars hotel: Tourist Hotel & Resorts.
Day 8 : Cappadocia - Full Day North Cappadocia Tour
Upon arrival to Cappadocia our staff will welcome and transfer you to your hotel, you will leave your luggages to hotel, take breakfast and begin to discover the rural life in Cappadocia with a full day tour.
Cappadocia is a stunning area of 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 pasabag (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. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 9 : Cappadocia - Full Day South Cappadocia Tour - Flight To Istanbul
ROSE VALLEY & KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND 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 Çavusin 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 Kaymakli underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. After the tour you will have a flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 : Istanbul - Full Day Old City Tour With Byzantine & Ottoman Classics
Early Morning, we’ll begin to explore to city with a full day tour. At this tour you’ll see the major places of the Old Istanbul within a day. One of our representatives will take you from your hotel and bring you together with your tour guide around 8 am. according to your hotel location. The itinerary of this walking tours is.
Topkapi Imperial Palace - Topkapi 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 Sofya : Magnificent 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.
After the tour you’ll transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 11 : Istanbul Departure
After Breakfast transfer to Airport to catch the flight & back to home.
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