BEST OF TURKEY
Enjoy the beauty and history of this places , they are unique and so full of the history from this country.Every places is so different and unique on his own. You can really feel the past ,in Istanbul,Cappadocia and Ephesus.
Day 1 : Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul. After clearing customs and immigration,your guide meets you at the airport and helps you transfer to your hotel.After check-in to the hotel,afternoon is at leisure.You can rest in your room or you can take a walk around the hotel.
Day 2 : Istanbul
Firstly we visit The Topkapı Palace after the departure from your hotel,in the palace we will see the kitchens in where the second largest porcelain collection of the world is exhibited,then Council Hall,Treasury,Pavillions.Your guide will help you to have a lunch in your trip.
Then we will see the Hagia Sophia which was the largest church in its era when it was built in 537 A .D under the reign of Justinian.On the opposite side of its location where we will discover the Blue Mosque with its beautiful Iznik tiles.And we come to Hippodrome to remember the history of the emperor Theodosius and see the Obelisk from Egypt,the Serpentine Column from Greece,Byzantine column and Wilhemn Kaiser Fountain.Your guide will take you into the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, which has a remarkable collection of articrafts.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 :Istanbul
The Bosphorus Cruise is one of the higlights of the city.You have 2 options here,you want to sail on a local boat or with a yacht.Then we start sailing on the blue Marmara watersea while we are watching the wooden houses called“yalı”on the Bosphorus river.After our sail, we arrive in Sarıyer fish restaurants where we have lunch near the river close to Black Sea.
We join with our driver here to go to Asian side to climb to the highest point called“Çamlıca Hill”and we drive to Kanlıca known with its famous” yoghurt” where can taste here in a cafe then we go across the Bosphorus Bridge to arrive in Ortaköy to join with the local people under the bridge,maybe to immortalize the moment with the picture of city\\\'s lovely silhouette “Ortaköy Mosque”.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 :Istanbul
On the way we will see the ancient city walls then we will see The Saint Saviour- Chora Church which is covered with the entricate golden mosaics inspired from the Bible and the life of Virgin Mary, Jesus.
Then we drive to see the Eyüp Mosque and witness the religious life and their ritual visits to tomb of beloved friend of Prophet Muhammed,then we climb up to hill to have a beautiful view over the golden horn in Pierre Loti Cafe.After your lunch we drive to the Patriarch Of Orthodox Christianity and see the ancient restored church with the wooden building.
Then we go to see the life of Istanbul citizens in Taksim.We guarantee that you will gain different perspectives of the life of this fabulous city throughout the day.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5 : Istanbul / Kayseri / Cappadocia
This morning after breakfast you will check-out and transfer to Istanbul Airport where you will board your flight to Kayseri for Cappadocia.
Upon arrival,meet with your guide and start to discover the wonders of Cappadocia.Then we will arrive in Uçhisar,the highest point of the region where you can see all different valleys,rock dwelling houses, wineyards and the pigeonaries on the landscape.After our castle visit,we walk in the village which is really so rich with the volcanic houses.
Then we will have our lunch in a nice place.After that, we go to visit the Göreme Open Air Museum where we will see the beautiful frescoes dating back to 4-13. century A.D.On the way we can stop in a carpetweaving rug palace to learn the history of Turkish carpets from a local lecturer in Cappadocia region.Then we can go to see the sunset on the panoramic view point depending on the weather conditions.
Day 6 : Cappadocia
Optional Tour: Hotair Balloon ride in the early morning.This tour includes one hour balloon ride , a glass of champagne, transfer ,flight certificate.A hot air balloon flight is unique from all other experiences of flights because the feeling in balloon is one of peace and tranquility while floating over the rock formations in the various valleys of the splendid landscape of Cappadocia.
Today firstly we go to see the under ground city of Derinkuyu on the south part of the region. After one hour drive we arrive in Ihlara Valley where many kinds of flowers,types of birds,a branch of the longest river in turkey and frescoed churches will meet you.Upon your request, we are ready to hike about 2 hours in the valley and visit some frescoed churches inside.
Then we will have our lunch in the mid-valley near the Melendiz River.We hope you enjoy eating the throut caught from the river. On the way back to our hotel we will stop at the end of the valley with our car, we can take pictures of the fairy chimneys which can remind you the “Sandy People” from “StarWars”movie in 1970. Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 7 : Cappadocia / Izmir / Kusadasi
This morning after breakfast you will check out and transfer to Kayseri Airport where you will board your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you will meet with your guide and transfer to Kusadasi.
Visit the Ancienty city of Ephesus by learning the history and the importance of the historical monuments including library of Celcus, the Agora,Trojan Fountain, Hadrians Gate,Domitianus Temple,Theater.. Next,visit the house of Virgin Mary,where she spent the last years of her life.
After lunch,take a short walk in the village of Sirince,where you can see the wooden houses,a lovely green nature and taste some local wine. Finally see the church of St. John whose burial chamber is laid inside located on a hill overlooking the Artemis temple,the Isa Bey Mosque and the Aegean sea in further.We stay overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 Kusadasi/ Istanbul
This morning after breakfast you will check out and transfer to Izmir Airport where you will board your flight to Istanbul.Upon arrival, you will meet with your guide.
Then we go to see the splendid mosque called “ Suleyman Magnicient ” with its burial chamber with his wife,Roxelana. After our lunch we go to see Grand Bazaar where you can see many jewellery,silver,leather,kilim shops.You will return to your hotel for an evening at your leisure.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 9 : Istanbul / Home
This morning you meet with your guide and pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport.
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Package prices* for your own private tour: (per person in double room, EURO)
|2 participants||4 participants||6 participants||8 participants||10 or more participants|
|€ 2.560,00||€ 1.620||$2,190.00||€ 1.320,00||€ 1.340,00|
*The prices are only valid for the early bookings.For the further enquiries, please send us an e-mail .
Price of the package includes;
8 nights accomodation
All breakfasts at hotels
1 Balloon flight
Admission fees, tax and service charges
Complete program of tours as specified in day by day itinerary but not limited
Services of a Professional English-speaking tour guide who is licensed by the Turkish
Ministry of Tourism and an expert on Turkey's history and culture
Local transportation by a private chauffeur driven deluxe van with A/C
All transfers and touring as per itinerary from arrival to departure
Airfare for the flight from Istanbul to Kayseri , Kayseri to Izmir , Izmir to Istanbul
What is excluded from the Price:
Any international flights.
Drinks with meals (except drink served with breakfast).
Tips to the guide and driver.
Visa for Turkey, if needed.