12 days Turkey

 

Tour Code
AT-12ADT 

Tour Date

Duration 12 days
Regular Tour Rate
EURO 

Pick Up Time

Tour Detail

DAY 01
Arrival in IstanbulAfter clearing customs, you will be met and transferred to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Your first night will be in Istanbul, the only city which overlaps two continents - Europe and Asia. 

DAY 02
Historical Istanbul Sightseeing Tour (Meal: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:15 Your day will commence with a visit to the ancient ByzantineHippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, 
Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the 
Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. Next stop is the Grand Bazaar, the world’s oldest and biggest covered bazaar with more than 4000 shops. After lunch you will be guided to visit the Topkapi Palace, residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. After the tour you will be leaded back to your hotel. 

DAY 03
Bosphorus Cruise Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:15 Start the day with a visit to the Egyptian Market (Spice Bazaar), with different aromas of various spices From here, join a cruise along the Bosphorus on one of the iconic ferries of Istanbulgiving you the chance to see the two bridges that link Europe and Asia. Disembark the ferry and enjoy a trip over the IntercontinentalBosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill, the highest hill in AsiaticIstanbul to enjoy breathtaking views of both shores. Before travel back to Europe you will stop at the Beylerbeyi Palace, which was the summer residence of the late royal Ottoman family. After the tour you will be driven back to your hotel.
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DAY 04
Flight to Izmir / Pergamum Ancient City Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
05:30 Once check-out is complete, we will arrange for your transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
07:00 Departure to Izmir.
08:00 Upon arrival to Izmir Airport, you will be met by your tour guide and driven to the Ancient Greek city of Pergamum which was built on the top of a cone-shaped Acropolis, rising over a thousand feet above the surrounding valley. You will be escorted to The Sanctuary of Trajan, Sanctuary of Athena, Library, Royal palaces, Temple of Dionysus, Upper Agora, Roman baths complex and Asklepion, which was the Sanctuary of Asclepius (also known as the Asclepieion), the god of healing. At the conclusion of your day of sightseeing, you will be driven to your hotel in Kusdasi with your evening at leisure.

DAY 05
Ephesus Ancient City Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, D)
09:00 After breakfast you will proceed to the Ancient City ofEphesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman City in the world. Here you will see the Agora, Odeon, Curetes Street, Celsius Library, famous Roman Baths, the Grand Theatre, Marble Street & Cave ofSeven Sleepers. Then you will visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. After lunch break at local restaurant, day tour will proceed with a visit to the House of Virgin MaryEphesus Archaeological Museum and Sirince Village. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel & evening at leisure to relax with the view of Aegean Sea from your hotel. 

DAY 06
 Aphrodisias & Pamukkale Tour/ Travel to Antalya (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
08:00 Early in the morning you will depart from your hotel and travel to Aphrodisias, city of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love. After the guided tour of Aphrodisias, your next stop will be the Hierapolis Ancient City, which houses Pamukkale ‘’Cotton Castle’’. This natural phenomenon leaves thick white layers of limestone and travertine cascading down the mountain slope, which resemble a frozen waterfall. There will be free time to walk on the terraces (where allowed). At the end of the tour, you will be driven to Antalya where you will spend your next two nights. 

DAY 07
Mediterranean Jewels Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
08:30 Your guided tour today starts with a visit to Perge Ancient City, which once was one of the most important cities along the Mediterranean coast. From here you will visit the world famous ancient Greco - Roman Amphitheater Aspendos, which is the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break followed by a visit to Side, an ancient site with attractions including Agora, the Gymnasium, the Apollo Temple and the ancient harbour. After the tour you will be driven to your hotel in the Old Town, leaving you free to enjoy beautiful ancitn harbour.

DAY 08
Travel to Cappadocia via Konya (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
08:00 After breakfast &check-out, you will be driven by public bus to Cappadocia via Konya, the capital of the Seljuk Turks in the 13th century and home of the Mevlana Museum is also known for its theological school of whirling dervishes. After the sightseeing of city and lunch breakf at local restaurant, you will proceed toCappadocia with early evening arrival. Tonight will offer you the unique opportunity to sleep in a traditional Cappadocian cave hotel. 

DAY 09
North Cappadocia Tour with Goreme (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
09:00 . In the morning section of the tour, you will visit Three Beauties, Urgup Town, Red Valley (Panorama) & also join for a trekking at Kiliclar Valley which will take around 1hr 30mins. After lunch break at local restaurant, your day tour will continue with the visits of Avanos Village & Old Streets, Kizilirmak River, join a Discovery Series “Art of Pottery in Asia Minor” event , DevrentValley, Pasabag Valley & Goreme Open Air Museum. With the conclusion of the day tour, you will be driven to your hotel. 

DAY 10
South Cappadocia Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, )
09:00 On your second day in Cappadocia region, you will visit Mustafa Pasa Village, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle & Village, Piegon Valley, Uchisar Castle ,Esentepe View Point &Goreme Village. Lunch will be served at local restaurant at Ortahisar Village. On this days Discovery Series you will join “Art of Turkish Carpets” event at the end of the tour. The you will be driven back to your hotel with your evening at leisure.

DAY 11
Free Day in Cappadocia/Flight to Istanbul (Meal: Breakfast)
10:00 After breakfast & check-out, you will be transferred to Nevsehir Airport
12:05 Departure on Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul
13:25 On your arrival to Istanbul, you will be met and transferred to your hotel with the remainder of day at your leisure. Your last day and night of your vacation will be in Istanbul, the city where the continents meet.

DAY 12
Istanbul / Home (Meal: Breakfast)
After you have checked-out from your hotel, we will arrange for the transfer to Istanbul Airport for your return or onward flight.

 

Tour Included

 Transfers
 Entrance Fees
 Lunch
 Guidance
 V.A. Tax
 Travel Insurance
 Prf. Licensed Guide
 Professional Equipment