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Taste of Turkey Package Tour

Taste of  Turkey Package Tour

Tour Code: CS-06
Duration:
9 Days 8 Nights
Highlights: Cappadocia Goreme Open Air Museum, Underground City- Konya Mevlana Mausoleum- Pamukkale calcium terraces- Ephesus Ancient City, House of Mother Mary
Departures: Please check departure dates below
Tour Price: From $1050 per person in double occupancy (Small Group Tour)

Reservation Deadline is 6 weeks prior to arrival date, for  bookings received after the deadline there will be an additional charge as a difference for domestic flights depending on availability.

Quick Overview

A cross section of Turkey’s historical, cultural, religious, and scenic wonders: After visiting Istanbul’s most famed attractions, you will find yourself in the other-worldly landscape of Cappadocia, once a sanctuary of the early Christians. Then it’s on to Konya, home of the “Whirling Dervishes”, the remarkably well-preserved treasures of Ephesus.

Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday) Depart from your home country

Day 2 (Sunday) Arrival in Istanbul

Arrival to Istanbul, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure

Day 3 (Monday) Take morning Flight to Kayseri Full day Cappadocia Tour

An impressive day will start with Dervent valley. Then we keep going on with Pasabag “fairy chimneys” where you can feel the mystic of Fairy Chimneys. We will break at Avanos center of terracotta art. Ceramic art dated back to the 3000 BC in the area and survived from to generations. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Icons in Cappadocia. Soft rocks of Cappadocia from the clefts carved out to form stables, churches, and monasteries. We will enjoy the day by taking a look to the Goreme Valley from next to the Uchisar Rock-Castle. Proceed to Underground city of Ozkonak or Cardak. Stay overnight in Cappadocia Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Optional Turkish Night (In the evening join for the Traditional Turkish night to see folk and belly dancer in the cave restaurant).

Day 4 (Tuesday) CAPPADOCIA TO PAMUKKALE VIA KONYA

Today we will drive long distance from Cappadocia to Pamukkale but there is lovely scenery on the, first visit is 13th century Selcuk caravanserai “Sultanhan” keep driving to Konya once known as ICONIUM we are going to visit the Mevlana’s Mausoleum, the great mystic poet and Islamic spiritual leader, who founded the sect of ”Whirling Dervishes”. Stay Overnight in Pamukkale. Driving distance approximately eight hours. Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5 (Wednesday) PAMUKKALE TO KUSADASI

Today free time to relax in the hotel until 11 AM View the Cotton Castle the unique white calcium waterfall; Lunch break; Hierapolis, an ancient health spa with the largest necropolis (cemetery) in the Ancient Turkey; remains of Hierapolis ancient city worth to see Overnight stay in Kusadasi. Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6 (Thursday) EPHESUS TOUR Return To Istanbul

We will be starting with a visit to the Isa Bey Mosque from 14th Century, proceed to Ephesus Ancient City, Which dated back to the third millennium B.C the remains of this important city are standing miraculously today, vivid witnesses of a glorious past. Among the well-preserved ruins the theatre, Celsus Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitian’s Temple, Trajan Fountain, and Roman Latrine are the most remarkable. We will have a visit to carpet weaving demonstration to see how the Turkish carpet made by hand. In the afternoon visit House of Mother Mary on top of the mount of the Nightingale. House of mother Mary is spiritual place also believed that she spent recent years of her life. Then visit Temple of Artemis. It was one of the seven ancient Wonders of the World. Watch leather fashion show at one of the outlet center. Take Domestic Flight to Istanbul. Stay overnight in Istanbul. Breakfast Lunch

Day 7 (Friday) Byzantine and Ottoman Heritage Tour (2010 European Capital of Culture – UNESCO World Heritage Site)

After breakfast at your hotel, you begin a full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Highlights include a visit to the illustrious Topkapi Palace (harem section is optional), the ancient Roman Hippodrome (site of chariot races) and the Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine church that was converted to a mosque in 15th century. You will also visit the famed “Blue Mosque” and the Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest covered bazaar, where you’ll have free time to discover some of the nearly 4,000 tiny shops that line its maze of passageways. Breakfast Lunch

Day 8 (Saturday)  Monday Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise,

This morning you’ll be picked-up at your hotel proceed to the embarkation point of your Bosphorus cruise. The cruise offers you wonderful views of Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, which shores are lined with marble palaces, centuries old wooden villas constructed in the Ottoman style, luxurious apartment houses and other residences. You will also see Rumeli Fortress, a fortification built to control entry to the Bosporus Strait and protect Istanbul. At the end of the cruise (approx. 1:00 pm), you will be driven back to your hotel Free afternoon Stay overnight in Istanbul, Breakfast

Day 9 (Sunday) – Transfer to Airport end of Our Services.

PRICES& DEPARTURE DATES 2017

PS:  Clients who arrive with latest flights will be missing some parts of the schedule and no refund is given for missing visit.

Tour prices are given per person private tours run with minimum 2 person

 

APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEM. OCTOB.
8 13-20 17-24 15-22 19-26 16-23 14-21
$1115- land  $1115- land $1115- land  $1115- land $1115- land  $1115-     land $1050- land
Single Supplement: Low season $210 High Season $255

Pre and post accommodation $60 per person in double occupancy single room $90 (bed and breakfast)
PS:
If you require air ticket from USA or Canada, please contact us.

VALUE HOTELS 4 & 5 STAR

Istanbul Ramada Grand Bazaar Hotel

Kusadasi Ada Class Hotel

Pamukkale Colosea Hotel / Tripolis Hotel

Cappadocia Dilek Kaya Hotel or Similar Features Hotel

What The Price Includes

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodations at 4- 5 Star Hotels*
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
  • Services of a professional English-speaking guide – Sightseeing tours and excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited, per itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and services charges
  • Domestic Flights Istanbul to Cappadocia & Izmir to Istanbul

Not Included

  • Gratuities to tour staff
  • all items of a personal nature (laundry, taxis, etc.)
  • Beverages (except for those served with breakfast)
  • Visa fees
  • Optional Tours
  • International flights


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