Classical Highlights of Turkey 10 Days / 9
Day 01 - Arrive Istanbul.
Day 02 - Old City Tour.
Day 03 - Bosphorus Cruise.
Day 04 - Cappadocia Tour.
Day 05 - Cappadocia Tour.
Day 06 - Fly to Izmir.
Day 07 - Ephesus Tour.
Day 08 - Pamukkale Tour.
Day 09 - Fly to Istanbul.
Day 10 - Depart Turkey.
Day 1 - Istanbul
Transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul (B, L)
Full Day Old City Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit Topkapi Palace, with royal treasury and elegant four courts. After lunch, proceed to the Hagia Sophia, a great Byzantine architectural masterpiece, whose interior is resplendent with golden mosaics. Then admire the delicate design and Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque. Explore the ancient Roman Hippodrome with Egyptian Obelisk and Serpentine Column. Finally, stop off at the dazzling Grand Bazaar with over 4000 shops. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul (B)
Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit the bustling Spice Market - a colorful bazaar heaped with various sweets and spices. Stop into the beautifully tiled tiny Rustem Pasha Mosque before taking a relaxing Bosphorus boat cruise (by public ferry or Zoe Yacht) between the continents of Europe and Asia - gliding past Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, ornate wooden Ottoman mansions and mosques, Rumeli Fortress and the Bosphorus Bridge. Afternoon at your leisure. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Istanbul-Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour:
Morning transfer to Istanbul airport. Fly to Cappadocia. Transfer to Cappadocia. Start with a gentle walk through orchards, unusual volcanic rock formations and rock-cut houses at Red & Rose Valley. Visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin, followed by lunch and then an excursion to Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon, visit Kaymakli Underground City, which hid local Christians from Arab invaders, Ortahisar Castle and Mustafapasa Greek village. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 – Cappadocia (B, L)
Full Day Cappadocia Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to explore Devrent and Monk's Valley, to see the extraordinary mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles or 'fairy chimneys'. Continue on to the small village of Avanos, famous for clay pottery design. After lunch, proceed to the Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive rock-carved churches and Byzantine frescoes in all Cappadocia. Finally enjoy a view of the moonscape valleys from the rock-perched natural citadel at Uchisar. Drop off to hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - Cappadocia-Kusadasi (B)
Morning transfer to Cappadocia airport and fly to Izmir. Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Kusadasi. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk/Izmir.
Day 7 – Kusadasi (B)
Day at your leisure. (Or optional extra tours available upon request: Add a tour of Pergamon or Pamukkale, Hieropolis & Aphrodisias.) Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk/Izmir.
Day 8 – Kusadasi (B, L)
Full Day Ephesus Tour:
Pick up from your hotel to visit Ephesus. Begin the tour at the House of Virgin Mary, where she spent her final years. Explore the marble white ancient city of Ephesus, with spectacular monuments such as the Library of Celsus, Agora, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Hadrian's Gate, Domitianus Temple, Theater and Roman Latrines.After lunch, visit the Archaeology Museum and St. John's Basilica. Drop off to hotel.Overnight in Kusadasi/Selcuk/Izmir.
Day 9 - Kusadasi-Istanbul (B)
Transfer to Izmir airport. Fly back to Istanbul. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 10 – Istanbul (B)
Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure.
Departure dates guaranteed every day all year around for this tour.
2 pax : 1299$ 4 pax:1250$ 6 pax 1190$
* All nights B&B at a choice of selected 3/4/5 star or boutique hotels.
* All sightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program.
* All tours with professional licensed English-speaking guidance.
* All transport with new air-conditioned deluxe vehicles.
* All meals where shown in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
* All airport transfers throughout the trip.
* All parking fees, ferry, tolls and petrol.
*All entrance fees.
* All taxes
*Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personal expenses, porters, optional tips
* International airfare to Turkey.
* Domestic flight tickets (will be quoted separately). Domestic flights are operated by Turkish Air, Atlasjet, SunExpress, OnurAir, PegasusAir, AnadoluJet and SkyAirlines.