Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Covering : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi
# Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
# Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
# Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia
# Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
# 03 nights accomodation in Istanbul
# 02 nights accomodation in Cappadocia
# 02 nights accomodation in Kusadasi
# 07 breakfasts and 2 lunches
# 01 fully guided Istanbul City Tour
# 01 fully guided Cappadocia tour
# 01 Full day Tour to Pamukkale
# Dinner Cruise Bosphorus
# 01 fully guided Ephesus tour
# All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
# Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
# Professional English-speaking tour guides
Day 01 – Arrive Istanbul
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts.
The panoramic view of Istanbul by the Bosphorus at night and dinner will both be memorable.
· Welcome cocktail on deck
· D.J. music
· Katibim (A traditional Turkish melody musical performance)
· Asuk Masuk (Asuk Masuk is an imitation play of dwarfs which belongs to the Taseli district of Silifke and is performed by 2 male dancers)
· Belly Dancer
· Henna Ceremony
· Turna Folk Team
· Turkish Romany Dance
Day 02 - Istanbul City Tour
Pick up at 09:00am from your hotel for the full day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.After your tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 03 - Istanbul to Izmir & Kusadasi
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 04 - Ephesus Tour
A fully Guided Ephesus Tour starts at 08:30, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus.
Day 05 - Pamukkale Tour
Day trip to Pamukkale and we depart at 08:00 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertine's and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale Museum, and The Travertine's of Pamukkale. Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus.
Day 06 - Izmir & Kayseri Airport & Cappadocia
After breakfast, we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia
Day 07 - Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast we shall start at 09:00am for Cappadocia tour including Goreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, and Pasabag Valley. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid being hassled which will enable you enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Free evening. Overnight in Cappadocia.Before the tour there is an option to go hot air ballooning: The Hot Air Balloon descends at sunrise and the ride lasts for approximately 45 minutes; in which we will float through valleys, between fairy chimneys and caves. The balloon will rise approximately 1000 feet in which you will experience the extraordinary views Cappadocia has to offer. On landing, champagne will be served to toast arrival. It is a fantastic journey made by the eccentric landscapes and the rising sun.
Day 08 - Cappadocia Tour Istanbul
After breakfast at 09:00am, morning free to relax. Transfers to the airport for our flight back to Istanbul.
****End Of The Tour****
Historic and modern, European and Asian — that's Istanbul. The city at the junction of two continents is home to ancient structures like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque in the Old City, as well as modern businesses, hotels, restaurants and nightlife in the New City. The sight of mosques and bustling bazaars and the smell of incense and spices are common in Istanbul. Across the Bosporus Strait, the Asian side of Istanbul offers a glimpse into everyday, residential life.
Lying in south central Turkey, the moonscaped region of Cappadocia, southeast of Ankara, is most famous for unique geological features called fairy chimneys. The large, cone-like formations were created over time by erosion of the relatively soft volcanic ash around them. Past cultures have dug into them to create dwellings, castles (like Uchisar)and even entire underground cities like Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, used as hiding places by early Christians. Nearby Kayseri is the gateway to the area.
Kusadasi, one of Turkey's principle holiday resorts, offers an excellent environment for an unforgettable holiday. Situated on the west coast of Turkey Kusadasi is reputed for one of the most attractive city of the Aegean, as it is close to the important historical sites including Ephesus, Didyma, Priene, Miletos-the principals of ancient times, and ideal for sightseers. The city is bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year.The top attractions in this city are Camel Wrestling,Dilek National Park,The seven churches of the apocalypse,Izmir,Fish market,Boat trip and Scuba diving.
USD 1245 /- Per Person On Twin Share Basis
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# Rates are Valid till 31May, 2012
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