HISTORICAL TRESAURES OF TURKEY
In this tour you will see Istanbul ,Ankara,Cappadocia and Konya after seeing this great places we drive to Antalya. See Ephesus and Pamukkale , Pergammon and Troy, this place are all so great .Full of the history of the past .
ItineraryDay 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 / Ankara
After breakfast you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport for your flight back to Ankara. Upon arrival at Ankara, firstly we visit the Mauseloum of the founder of modern Turkey, Ataturk.
After lunch, we visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations which houses the riches collection of the articrafts belonging top pre-historical age, Neolithic, Assyrian, Urartian, Phyrigian, Hitites and Roman period.The museum was elected as the best museum of Europe 1996 award.Dinner & overnight at hotel in Ankara.
Day 5: Ankara / Cappadocia
After breakfast we drive to the Cappadocia region. After three hours 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 stay overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6: Cappadocia
Optional Tour: Hot air 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.
We continue our full day tour of the region. 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. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7: Cappadocia / Konya
This morning we drive to see the under groundcity of Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu on the south part of the region. Lunch in Konya which was the capital of Selcuk Empire and adorned with elaborate monuments of 12th and 13th century.
We visit Mevlana Museum which houses the famous philosopher, Mevlana. Proceed to Karatay Museum used as a theological school and adorned with the most exquisite Selcuk tiles of 13th century.Dinner and overnight in Konya.
Day 8: Konya / Antalya
Drive to Antalya, first a Pamphylian, and later a Roman city. Lunch at a local restaurant on the route of Antalya. We drive to explore the the best Roman theater in Asia Minor. The ancient theater of Aspendos has a capacity of 15,000 people and is the best preserved in the Mediterranean Basin. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 9: Antalya
After breakfast we leave our hotel to explore the ancient Pamphylian, Hellenistic and Roman city of Perge. Lunch at a restaurant.Then we continue to visit the Archaelogical Museum which houses the best sculptures of Roman era found in the excavations of Turkey sites.Dinner and overnight at hotel in Antalya.
Day 10: Antalya / Pamukkale
This morning we drive to Pamukkale ‘Cotton Castle' crossing the Taurus Mountain range.After lunch, we continue to explore Hierapolis hosting the greatest area filled with the different type of Roman tombs and a very well preserved theatre. Enjoy walking on the hot spring waters on the snow white terraced cliff basins.Dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Pamukkale / Kusadası
This morning, we drive to Kusadasi and stop on the route to visit the ancient site of Aphrodisias , dedicated to the goddess, Aphrodite. The most sophisticated school of sculpture in Asia Minor and famous with its wine. Lunch at a local restaurant nearby.Arrival at Kusadasi in late afternoon.Dinner, overnight.
Day 12: Kusadası / Ephesus
Visit the Ephesus in the morning. It is the greatest of all the Roman ancient sites in Asia Minor.It was the home of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.
Our tour includes the Celcius Library, the Temple of Hadrian and the others, Marble Street and the theatre where St. Paul preached. After our lunch, we go to visit the museum of Ephesus and the Basilica of St. John. Dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Kusadası / Pergamum / Ayvalık
Today we drive to North of Kusadasi through Izmir. Then we arrive in Pergamon where we see the second largest library of the ancient world after Alexandria., the temples of Athena, Trajan and the altar of Zeus and the steepest theatre of the world.
After luch w ego to see the most healing center dedicated to Asklepios, the god of Health. We drive to Altinoluk to our hotel. Dinner and overnight. Hotel Altinoluk
Day 14: Altınoluk / Troy / Istanbul
This morning we leave for Troy known as the place where the famous war was held in the ancient history. We cross the famous Dardanelles by ferry.After lunch we continue to Istanbul. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 15: Istanbul
This morning we go to see the splendid mosque called “Suleyman Magnificient” 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. Dinner at your hotel.
Day 16: Istanbul / Home
This morning your guide meets you and transfer to the international airport for outgoing flights.
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Price per PersonPackage prices* for your own private tour: (per person in double room, USD)
|2 participants||4 participants||6 participants||8 participants||10 or more participants|
|€ 5.150,00||€ 3.400,00||€ 2.740.00||€ 2.520.00||€ 2.220,00|
* The prices are only valid for the early bookings.For the further enquiries, please send us an e-mail
Price Of The Package Includes ;
15 nights accomodation at hotels mentioned above
All breakfasts at hotels
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 domestic flight from Istanbul to Ankara
Flight for guide from Istanbul to Ankara
Accomodation for guide and driver at a lower category hotel including their meals
What is excluded
Any international flights.
Drinks with meals (except drink served with breakfast).
Tips to the guide and driver.
Visa for Turkey, if needed.