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MINI Group Tour ( Max. 10 Guests ): Saturday - Sunday - Tuesday DAY 1: Arrival in Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport ( SAW . .
Country: Turkey
City: Istanbul
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

MINI Group Tour ( Max. 10 Guests ): Saturday - Sunday - Tuesday

DAY 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport ( SAW ), Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )

09.00 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from the hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place.

Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 3: Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast )

08.30 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from the hotel. First visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice then Boat trip on the Bosphorus: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. Afternoon visit the Underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4: Istanbul – Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast )

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for the Cappadocia . Arrive in Cappadocia. Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Leave your luggage at the hotel and start for the Private Cappadocia tour. First meeting with Cappadocia, visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen in advertisements.

Then we head on to Pigeons Valley, Pigeons have been always important for Cappadocian people. That’s why people carved pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. You will see that the houses for the pigeons are like the houses for the people. Then we descend into the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City one of the largest and the deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia. After the tour program drives to your hotel. Overnight in a cave hotel.

DAY 5: Cappadocia Tour - Izmir - Kusadasi ( Breakfast )

Optional: Hot Air Ballooning Tour

After breakfast takes our second day private Cappadocia tour. Drive to Devrent Valley, and take a walk through this lunar landscape where different rock formations can be seen. Seeing the best examples of fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley, we drive further to Avanos Town, which is famous for tile and pottery workshops.

After lunch, our next stop is Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls of the churches. Then we drive to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest and the most dominant point, giving us a breathtaking panorama. We end the day visiting Esentepe Windy Hill for a panoramic view and taking photos. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Izmir via Istanbul. Arrival in Izmir and transfer to Kusadasi overnight.

DAY 6: Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Kusadasi ( Breakfast )

After breakfast drive to Ephesus. First, visit Artemis Temple which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, and walk through history along marble streets lined with wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, Polio Fountain, Curetes Street, The Trajan Fountain, The Baths of Scholastica, Hadrian Temple, Latrina, Celcus Library, the gate of Mihridates and Mazues, Commercial Agora and The Grand Theater are two of the most impressive buildings in Ephesus. The Grand theatre was built in the 3rd century B.C and it was later expanded to 24.000 spectators by the Romans in the 1st century A.D.

After Lunch visits the House of the Virgin Mary. This house is located in the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. After the discovery of the house, the Archbishop of Izmir declared it a place of pilgrimage in 1892. On July 26, 1967, Pope Paul VI visited this place and prayed here. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 7 : Kusadasi - Pamukkale - Istanbul ( Breakfast )

Drive to Pamukkale. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins.

It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters.

After the tour, we drive to Denizli airport for our flight back to Istanbul after a 1-hour flight, arriving in Istanbul. met by our representative and transfer to the hotel overnight.

DAY 8: Home ( Breakfast )

After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul Airport or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for your flight back home.

The end of our services.

Tour Includes:

? Professional licensed Tour guide
? 7 nights accommodation based on bed & breakfast in Boutique and Cave Hotels. Pamukkale Hotel is 5 star
? Return private airport transfers
? Transportation with a private AC vehicle
? All entrance fees to the sites stated above the itinerary
? BBQ lunch in Ephesus
? Istanbul – Cappadocia – Izmir, and Pamukkale - Istanbul domestic flight tickets including airport tax

Tour Excludes:

? Personal expenses
? Any drinks and meals not mentioned in the includes section

Min. 2 pax reservation is requested.
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