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7 Days Magnificent Turkey Tour Package

6 Nights / 7 Days
Istanbul(4N) → Cappadocia(1N) → Kusadasi(1N)
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$ 975 per adult onwards

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Domestic flights

Twin-sharing rooms

Sightseeing in AC minivans

Breakfast, Lunch

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Domestic flights
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Sightseeing in AC minivans
Breakfast, Lunch

Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul

Cappadocia & Ephesus Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

  • Arrive in the city of Istanbul
  • Transfer to your hotel for your first overnight so you can get well rested for your day of exploring.

  • Your pick-up from your hotel will come in the morning at 08:30 AM to take you to go on and visit St. Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture because of its magnificent artistic value and its interior is decorated with mosaics, marble pillars and colourful coverings. The temple itself was so richly and artistically decorated that Justinian proclaimed “Solomon, I have outdone thee “ Justinian himself had overseen the completion of the greatest cathedral ever built up to that time, and it was to remain the largest cathedral for 1,000 years more up until the completion of the cathedral in Seville in Spain.
  • Just across from St. Sophia is the Blue Mosque, which is famously recognizable its grand scale with having its six minarets that were built between 1609 and 1616 – Sultan Ahmet I had decorated the inside with 21,043 tiles from Iznik in a dominant blue colour because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles is how the name of ‘ Blue Mosque’ came to be.
  • You will also go on to take a visit to the Ancient Hippodrome which was the scene for the chariot races, there are also 3 monuments grounded here which are named – The Obelisk of Theodosius, The Bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
  • We will continue onwards to see Topkapi Palace – the great palace of the Ottoman sultans dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries and hosts an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain. You are also able to find here the robes that were worn by the sultans and their families, famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
  • To conclude your day of touring there will be a short drive to the exotic Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sundays and on Feast days), which is one of the most colourful institutions in Istanbul.
  • Tour will finish around 6:00 PM and you will then be transferred to your hotel for the evening. (Breakfast and Lunch Included) 

  • After a good breakfast, a transfer will come to pick you up around 8:15 AM from your hotel reception and take you to visit the Spice Market / Spice Bazaar.
  • You will notice that the air is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice that you can name, once we are at the Spice Market you will be given free time so you can take yourself around and explore, and of course, you will be able to buy yourself some of the fresh herbs and spices that you can strongly smell for taking back home.
  • Next, join the Bosphorus Tour By Boat.
  • This boat trip is a very traditional excursion and as we sail along the coastline you will be able to understand why the narrow waterway separates the 2 continents that are Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages, during the excursion you will pass by some of the most amazing buildings such as – the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace.
  • You will also be able to see Ciragan Palace which is 300 meters from its marble facade facing the shoreline. Rumeli Fortress was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul and was completed in only four months its purpose was to control and protect Bosphorus from any raiders/attacks.
  • Also Beylerbeyi Palace, – which was the summer residence of the Ottoman sultans and with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem and can be seen on the Asian side of Istanbul.
  • As we approach Bosphorus Bridge it truly shows a unique change from one continent to the other (Asia to Europe).
  • After we will be able to see the Camlica Hill which is the highest point in Istanbul and as you reach the top of it you can take a rest to admire the magnificent view
  • After the tour, transfer to the hotel

  • You will be transferred to Istanbul airport for your scheduled flight to Kayseri early in the morning.
  • Upon your arrival in Kayseri, you will then be taken to your hotel in Cappadocia. There will be some time for you to have some breakfast and freshen up before we begin our journey around Cappadocia.
  • Our first visit of the day will be to Devrent Valley – Devrent Valley is also known by the name of ‘Imagination Valley’ and has none of the cave churches, Byzantine frescoes or Roman citadel ruins that are famous throughout the rest of Cappadocia.
  • Our next visit will be to Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) where you will be able to take a look at the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, these chimneys are very interesting structures and were formed due to the harder rock material been deposited above. The valley gets the nickname Monks valley because of the ascetic monks who came here as early as the 5th century and lived hermit lifestyles here. It was a so-called ‘stylite’ way of living, from the greek work stylos, meaning pillar – the Christian monks built dwellings inside the pillars and it's where they lived, fasted and prayed.
  • After discovering Pasabag, we will then head over to the town of Avanos, Avanos is set on the banks of Kizilirmak which is translated to ‘The Red River.
  • We will first start with the old village of Avanos that winds up the hills leading away from the town it truly is a beautiful magical maze of old stone houses, some that have been restored over time and some that have been converted to other purposes. In some of the abandoned houses, the features of traditional Ottoman architecture can still be seen along with ancient decorations, motifs and murals.
  • You will also get the chance to participate in a hands-on pottery work
  • After the tour ends, you will be transferred to your hotel

  • Visit Red Valley and Rose Valley. Red Valley has to be one of the nicest and most beautiful places to go walking in Cappadocia. The two valleys are next to each other and are easily combined.
  • Once in Rose Valley, you don’t want to miss the Hacli Church and the Ayvali Church, both of which have astounding painted decorations on the interior.
  • Afterwards, visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin, followed by a tour to Pigeon Valley, the path through Pigeon valley offers spectacular views of the natural cliffs and the man-made caves, it passes through a few tunnels that have been carved into the rock side.
  • Finally, visit Kaymakli Underground City and Ortahisar Castle. The tunnels, cellars, store rooms, and stables have all been excavated from the soft volcanic rock they are absolutely astonishing to your eyes. The castle of Ortahisar is situated at 86 m height cave in the period of Eti and is the most pronounced structure of Nevsehir.
  • Our adventure through Cappadocia will come to an end around 5:00 PM 
  • You will then be taken back to your hotel.
  • Once the 2nd part of discovering Cappadocia ends you will then be taken to Kayseri airport to catch your scheduled flight over to Izmir
  • As you arrive at Izmir airport there will be a transfer service waiting to take you over to your hotel in Kusadasi. (Breakfast & lunch included) Optional: Hot air Balloon tour

  • Full-day Ephesus sightseeing will begin in the morning at 09:00 AM. (You have the choice to do this tour by group or as your own private tour).
  • Firstly, see The House of Virgin Mary which is situated on the top of Bulbul Mountain, the house was discovered back in the 19th century. It is also believed that St.John brought Mary (the mother of Jesus) to Ephesus sometime between AD 37-48 and its the place she spent the last years of her life.
  • After seeing The House Of Virgin Mary, continue on tour to the Ancient City of Ephesus where you will see one of the most spectacular excavations to ever exist in the world. You will also have the chance to see the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the stream baths of Scholastika, the Temple of Hadrian, the Grand Theater and the very impressive library of Ephesus. Also within Ephesus is The Grand Theater where Saint Paul preached its believed to be the largest outdoor theatre in the ancient world with a capacity of 25,000 seats.
  • The last and most important site in Selcuk is the great Temple of Artemis (Diana) , which is one of the Seventh Wonders of the Ancient World. The Ephesus Artemis was a goddess of fertility and was often pictured draped with eggs or multiple breasts as symbols of fertility.
  • The tour will come to an end after visiting the Mosque of Isa Bey, which was built in the 19th century
  • After the tour ends, transfer to airport for flight back Istanbul
  • Transfer to the hotel in Istanbul & overnight stay

  • After you have enjoyed a delicious traditional breakfast, you will then have to check out from your hotel room (before 12:00).
  • A transfer service will come to take you from the hotel and drive you over to Istanbul airport in accordance with your flight time. (Breakfast Included).

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Meals & other inclusions

    • Hotel Accommodation on a breakfast basis
    • Services of professionally licensed guides during local tours (Group tours)
    • Meals as: B breakfasts, L lunch, D Dinner.
    • Internal flight tickets.
    • Transportation in fully air-conditioned, non-smoking minivans.
    • English-speaking guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Inbound and outbound airport transfers to/from your hotel.
    • All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling. (unless otherwise stated & some exceptions inside of the sites/museums)

Exclusions

    • Visa Private Tours
    • VISA needed for Turkey. ·
    • Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc.
    • Harem and Treasure room entrance fees in Topkapi Palace.
    • Travel Insurance and personal expenses.
    • International Airfares

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