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ISTANBUL, CAPPADOCIA AND EPHESUS PACKAGE 8 DAYS

Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus Package, Visit Highlights of Istanbul, Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia, Ancient City of Ephesus, airport transfer, accommodation and tours included.

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ISTANBUL, CAPPADOCIA AND EPHESUS PACKAGE 8 DAYS

Short Itinerary:  7 Nights & 8 Days

 

Day 1: Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour. Overnight in the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Flight to Cappadocia, Full Day Cappadocia Tour. Overnight in the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4: (Optional Balloon Tour) Full Day Cappadocia Tour. Overnight in the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: Flight to Izmir. Day at leisure. Enjoy your time in Kuşadası. Overnight in the hotel (Breakfast)

Day 6: Full Day Ephesus Tour. Overnight in the hotel (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7: Flight to Istanbul. Half Day Istanbul Tour. Overnight in the hotel (Breakfast)

Day 8: Transfer to the airport (Breakfast)

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Meeting in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Day2: After the breakfast in the hotel, depart for Full Day Imperial & Ottoman Splendours Tour incl lunch. We begin our tour with a visit to Hagia Sophia Museum, which is considered one of the Eight Wonders of the World, occupies a unique place in the history of architectures one of the rare works of this size and age that still survives. Our next visit will be The Blue Mosque, which takes its name from the world famous exquisite blue Iznik tiles decorating its interior. Also it is the only imperial mosque in the world that was originally built with six minarets. We continue to the Hippodrome Square, the sporting and social center of old Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire such as the Egyptian Obelisk, and the Serpent Column. Next, we visit Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered bazaar in the world. It was the center of trade and commerce in Istanbul with more than 4000 shops. After Grand Bazaar we will have Lunch.

We will visit Valide Mosque also called New Mosque and completed in 1664, this was the last imperial mosque built in the classical style and is situated in one of the centers of the crowded city life, next to both land and sea traffic. Then we visit the Topkapı Palace, the residence of early and mid-era Ottoman Sultans. It was principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the center of administration of the Ottoman Empire from 15th to 19th century. During our visit we will see the fabulous Imperial Treasury, the Baghdad Kiosk, Holy Relics and the Kitchen Section including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics. The Harem is also located inside the palace which was forbidden to anyone except the Sultan. Return to the hotel at the end of the tour.

 

Day3: Check-out and drive to Ataturk Airport for the flight to Cappadocia. Meeting in Cappadocia Airport and depart for Full Day Private Cappadocia Tour incl lunch. Our tour will start with a visit to Devrent Valley that is noted for its many strange shaped rock formations, which with a little imagination can be likened to seals, kneeling camels and various other animals. We will walk through this amazing valley. Afterwards we continue to Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, proceed to Avanos which attracts great attention for its locally produced red earthenware pots and jugs. After the lunch we drive to Goreme Open Air Museum to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries that were completely carved into rocks from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. Before returning back to our hotel we will make an orientation tour around the region to take the photos of the unforgettable landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight in the hotel.

 

Day 4: (Optional Balloon Tour) After the breakfast in the hotel, depart for Full Day Private Cappadocia Tour incl lunch. We will drive to Rose Valley, which is the best route for trekking in Cappadocia, and discover the rock- cut churches by hiking through the valley. Rest in Cavusin, an old Greek village, known for its Christian houses and churches. After having lunch visit Ortahısar Castle, that was used as a settlement during the ages. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City was designed and built over many generations as shelter against threats and invasions in both pre-Christian and Christian eras. On the way back to the hotel, visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley, a picturesque maze of exceptional rock formations, cave dwellings and a distant volcano. Overnight in the hotel.

 

Day5: After the breakfast in the hotel, check-out and drive to Kayseri airport for the flight to Izmir. Meeting in Izmir Airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

 

Day6: After the breakfast in the hotel, depart for Full Day Ephesus Tour incl lunch. Ephesus is one of the world’s richest and most rewarding archaeological sites with impressive ruins dating from the Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and early Byzantine periods. It is also closely associated with the beginnings of the Christian faith. In addition to being the city to which the Letters to the Ephesians were written, St. John and St. Paul both visited the city, and the Virgin Mary herself is said to have spent her last days nearby. Among the highlights of our tour of Ephesus will be the Antique theatre, the famed Library of Celsus, the brothel, the Mosque of Isabey, the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and a group of recently excavated early Byzantine mansions that feature incredibly well-preserved floor mosaics and frescoes. At Ephesus, the past comes to life in a pageantry of architectural and artistic marvels the like of which can be found almost nowhere else in the world. Finally we will make a short pilgrimage to the House of the Virgin Mary, which stands high on a mountainside overlooking the Aegean Sea and the Greek island of Samos. Return to the hotel at the end of the tour.

 

Day 7: Check-out and drive to Izmir airport for the flight to Istanbul. Meeting in Istanbul Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, depart for Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour. We will first visit Spice Bazaar, second largest covered bazaar in Istanbul after Grand Bazaar. It is well-known for its herbalists; the Egyptian Bazaar offers traditional natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, roots and shells of rare plants along with dried nuts and fruits, deli products and various Turkish Delights.

After the Spice Bazaar we will drive along the shore of Golden Horn which is an inlet of the Bosphorus and it is the natural harbor of Old Istanbul. Then we will embark our boat for an unforgettable Cruise on the Bosphorus, the strait runs through the unique Istanbul that stands up on two different continents between Asia and EuropeDuring the cruise, we will have a chance to view the peerless sights ornamenting the Asian and European shores such as 19th century wooden mansions, Rumeli  Fortress built only in 3 months by Mehmet the Conqueror, Anatolian Fortress, fanciful Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi palaces, and hunting lodges. 

Return to the hotel at the end of the tour.

 

Day 8: After the breakfast in the hotel, check-out and drive to the airport.

 

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Tailor made, can be customized upon your request

 

What’s Included

• Private Airport transfers

• Domestic Flight Tickets (Istanbul – Cappadocia, Cappadocia – Ephesus, Ephesus - Istanbul)

• 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast Hotel Accommodations in Istanbul

• 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast Hotel Accommodations in Cappadocia

• 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast Hotel Accommodations in Kuşadası

• 1 Full Day Group Tour in Istanbul incl. pick-up and drop off, guiding, transportation in A/C Vehicle, Museum Fees and lunch

• 1 Half Day Group Tour in Istanbul incl. pick-up and drop off, guiding, transportation in A/C Vehicle and Museum Fees

• 2 Full Day Private Tour in Cappadocia incl. pick-up and drop off, guiding, transportation in A/C Vehicle, Museum Fees and lunch

• 1 Full Day Group Tour in Ephesus incl. pick-up and drop off, guiding, transportation in A/C Vehicle, Museum Fees and lunch

• TURSAB travel insurance (covers the costs of services accepted and committed by the travel agency, in the event of bankruptcy,     insolvency and liquidation of the agency).

• Local taxes

 

What's Not Included

• Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.

• Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).

• International arrival & departure flight tickets.

• Entry visa

 

Pricing

Final price will be calculated depending on number of participants, rooming in the hotel, travel dates. You will receive a detailed itinerary in the shortest time possible after sending the inquiry. If you have a budget, you may tell us and we will work on your itinerary considering your budget.

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