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A Glimpse of Turkey Tour


Title

A Glimpse of Turkey Tour

Features

·Day 1 - Istanbul

·Day 2 - Istanbul

·Day 3 - Kayseri - Cappadocia

·Day 4 - Cappadocia - Izmir

·Day 5 - Ephesus - Pamukkale

·Day 6 - Hierapolis - Denizli - Istanbul

·Day 7 - Istanbul

Duration

7 days (6 night)

Description

Day 1 – Istanbul

Arrival to Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 – Istanbul

After breakfast, visit Hagia Sophia, which remains one of the greatest architectural marvels in the World. Explore the Hippodrome, which was once the scene of horse and chariot races and the centre of Byzantine civic life. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and blue Iznik tiles. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, 

imperial residence of the Sultan and his court, and the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. Last stop will be Grand Bazaar. After the tour, transfer to Ataturk airport for our flight to Kayseri. Pick up from Kayseri airport and transfer to our hotel in Cappadocia.Overnight.

·       Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

·       Hagia Sophia is replaced with Chora Museum and Topkapi Palace is replaced with Basilica Cistern.

Meal(s) Breakfast

Day 3 – Kayseri - Cappadocia

After an early breakfast, we are transferred to Ataturk airport for our flight to Kayseri.

We are met by our guide and drive to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. We will continue our tour with Pasabagi (Monk’s Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After lunch, we will visit Goreme Open Air Museum where you can see the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements. The site is in “UNESCO World Heritage List” since 1985. After the tour, check-in to our hotel. Overnight.

Meal(s) Breakfast

Day 4 – Cappadocia - Izmir  - Kusadasi

After breakfast, we start with a gentle walk through the unique volcanic rock formations and rock-cut houses at Red & Rose Valleys. 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 sheltered local Christians from Arab invaders. After the tour, transfer to Kayseri airport for our flight to Izmir. Pick up from Izmir airport and transfer to our hotel in Kusadasi.

Meal(s) Breakfast

Day 5 – Ephesus – Pamukkale

Today, we drive to Selcuk city to visit House of the Virgin Mary. Continue on to the fabled city of Ephesus. Visit the Temple of Artemis, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which dates from the third century BC. We will take our time to explore the entire city with our guide, including the TheatreRoman Latrines and Baths as well as the Library of Celsus. Proceed on to our Pamukkale hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Meal(s) Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 – Hierapolis – Denizli - Istanbul

Start your tour at Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), a natural wonder of breathtaking beauty.  Climb up the snow-white terraced cliffs, basins and waterfalls through a magical landscape to the thermal springs. The ancient city of Hierapolis (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is perched on top of the white cliff, and offers spectacular views over the Denizli plain below. Continue your guided tour of the city's other sites, including a Theatre, Necropolis (City of the Dead), and the Temple of Apollo. Conclude your tour at Aphrodisias, renowned for its esthetic architecture and delicate friezes and the Temple of Aphrodite.

After the tour, transfer to Denizli airport for our flight to Istanbul. Pick up from Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Meal(s) Breakfast

Day 7 - Istanbul

Free time until our transfer to Ataturk airport for your flight home.

Meal(s) Breakfast

 

Price

Available upon request (dependent on dates, accommodation choice, and size of group).  Please contact us.

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