14 Nights & 15 Days
EUT 20 G
Turkey is positioned in the middle east is a region of south-western Asia and is situated in both the northern & eastern hemispheres. Turkey is bordered by the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq and Syria
April – October
Istanbul Ataturk Airport | Antalya Airport | Konya Airport | Canakkale Airport | Izmir Airport
GMT + 3:00
Honeymoon Tour | Family Tour | Leisure Tour | Adventure Tour
Day 01Arrival Istanbul
International Airport, Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is
at leisure or one can explore city on own. Over Night stay at Istanbul.
Day 02Istanbul City Tour
After B/F, visit to Topkapi Palace (Harem
section is extra), Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome. Afternoon, visits to St.
Sophia Museum, Cemberlitas (Burnt Column). Evening is free at leisure. One can
spend time on shopping at Grand Bazaar. Please note that Hagia
Sophia closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays and Grand Covered
Bazaar closed on Sundays. Over Night stay at Istanbul.
Day 03Istanbul to Izmir – Kusadasi
After B/F, board domestic
flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Enjoy
beautiful natural scenic of this lovely village. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Over Night stay in Kusadasi.
Day 04Ephesus Tour
After B/F, 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 3RD Century
B. C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and
baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Over Night stay in Kusadasi.
Day 05Kusadasi & Day Trip to Turkish Village Sirince
After B/F, depart for the
traditional Turkish Village tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to
Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slopes of the settlement exist today in
their original state with their white painted walls. Enjoy the breathtaking
views at entrance of the village and experience the lively village streets.
Sirince is popular for its unique building style, houses, streets and authentic
apple wine made by the villagers. In 1922 the Anatolian Greeks immigrated back
to Greece and the Turks settled here in place. There are ancient remains of 42
Churches and Monasteries in and around the village. Sirince is also known as
Ephesus in the mountains. Sirince is one of the few Government Protected Areas
(G. R. A) of Izmir, meaning its Original Authentic buildings are well
preserved. The two Churches in the village centre are particularly well
preserved dating back to Anatolian Greek times. Over Night stay in Kusadasi.
Day 06Kusadasi (Free Day)
After B/F, day is at
leisure. Enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach
& crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax
on the beach or enjoy one of the many day trips you can choose from. These
include horse riding, river rafting or snorkeling, fishing tours and many more.
Over Night stay in Kusadasi.
Day 07Kusadai – Pamukkale
After B/F, check out from
Kusadasi and depart to Pamukkale. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. You
will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, and the Red waters of
Karahayit before stopping for lunch. Afterwards, visit the Pamukkale Museum,
and The Travertines of Pamukkale. Over Night stay in Pamukkale.
Day 08Pamukkale – Antalya
After B/F, check out from
Pamukkale and depart to Antalya. Antalya in ancient times it covered all
Pamphylia that means the land of all tribes. Attalia, the ancient name of
Antalya, is derived from that of the Pergamon King Attalos II Philadelphus, who
founded the city on the Pamphylian seacoast around 150 BC. Know that it was
visited by St. Paul by way of Perge in 46 AD; that it was an important trading
centre in the 2ND Century AD. and that the Emperor Hadrian's visit
in 130 AD. was commemorated with new monuments. Check-in to your hotel. The
rest of the day is yours to discover Antalya. Over Night stay at Antalya.
Day 09Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour
After B/F, depart to
Antalya (30 minute drive). Perge: According to the geographer Strabon. Perge
has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was
first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the
following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of
Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. Especially in the 1ST and 2ND
Centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it
is not a surprising that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge
in 46 AD. Later depart for Aspendos: The eastern land of Antalya was called
Pamphylia in ancient times. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle
here (Greeks won, they didn't stay for long). During the reign of the Roman
emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best
preserved of all. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and
Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an
agora, and a basilica. Over Night stay in Antalya.
Day 10Antalya – Cappadocia
After B/F, depart for
Antalya Airport for your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival at Kayseri
Airport, transfer to Cappadocia which is around 2 – 2.5 hours away. Cappadocia
located in Central Anatolia in Turkey is best known for its unique moon-like
landscape, underground cities and cave churches. Later, make a shopping tour in
which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving,
leather manufacturing and jewellery. After the tour, you have a free evening. Over
Night stay in authentic Cave Hotel at Cappadocia. Over Night stay at
Day 11Cappadocia Tour
Early morning you can opt for a Hot Air Balloon
ride. The Hot Air Balloon descends at sunrise and the
ride lasts for approximately 45 minutes; in which you 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. It is a fantastic journey made by the eccentric landscapes and the
rising sun. Post B/F, start tour by visiting Red Valley and Devrent Valley
where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in
Pasabagi, take a stroll between the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From
there, drive to Avanos to have Lunch. Later, leave from Avanos to see the most
beautiful examples of Byzantine Art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Drive to Uchisar
Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous
panoramic view over Cappadocia. Then return to the hotel. Take a tour of
Turkish Night Entertainments at a Cave Restaurant like folk, belly dancer show.
Over Night stay at Cappadocia.
Day 12Cappadocia Tour
After B/F, head to one of
the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Kaymakli Underground City. The
Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these
self sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns,
rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. The second part of our Cappadocia
Tour will include Uchisar Castle, Avcilar, and Pidgeon Valley. Over Night stay in
authentic Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 13Cappadocia to Istanbul
After B/F, you will have
free time for shopping in Cappadocia. Early evening, depart for Kayseri Airport
for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from Ataturk Airport to your
hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Over Night stay in
Day 14Istanbul Bosphorus & Two Continents
After B/F, enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus
Boat Cruise and Spice Market. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the
boat including Spice Bazaar (egyptian bazaar). Bosphorus by Boat – A traditional
excursion by boat along the waterway, separating Europe and Asia. The shore is
lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing
villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent dolmabahce palace,
and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of yildiz palace. On the
coastal edge of this park, is ciragan palace, 300 m. of its marble facade faces
the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display
their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a
mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. Rumeli Fortress built
by mehmet the conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed
in only four months to control and protect the infamous bosphorus passage. It
is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the
world. Beylerbeyi Palas (palace) the summer residence of ottoman sultans exists
in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and
magnificent gardens with the harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. Bosphorus Bridge
enjoys a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).
Camlica Hill the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and
admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful
gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish ottoman style. Shopping at bedesten
(after cruise). Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women
at the carpet weaving courses provided by the ministry of national education.
You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern
leatherwear show. Over Night stay in Istanbul.
Day 15Istanbul – Air – Onward Destination Journey
After B/F, check out from
the hotel and depart to Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul to board flight
departing for onward destination.