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Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:24

9 Days Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia

9 Days Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia

OVERVIEW 
Tour Style : Group Tour
 Duration : 9 Days - 8 Nights
 Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
 Highlights : Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Cappadocia, Goreme Open Air Museum, Underground City
 
Tour Itınerary
Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour
8:30am - Picked-up from hotel and met by your tour guide for a full day to discover the city of Istanbul. The tour will include visit to the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and the Rustem Pasa Mosque. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Half Day Morning Bosphorus Cruise
8:30 am - You will be picked-up from your hotel to visit the Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar). Filled with spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish delight) and other edibles, Spice Bazaar has a smell of the fragrance of the exotic East. Then join a boat excursion on the Bosphorus on a shared tour. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, Bosphorus bridge, citadels, centuries-old mansions and the European and Asian shorelines at the same time. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 1:00 pm.
Evening flight to Izmir
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour
After breakfast we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale, as soon as we arrive we will continue onto guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Pamukkale means cotton castle in Turkish. It is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pamukkale is now a world heritage site. Hierapolis was founded as a healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire.
DAY 5 - Ephesus Tour
Ephesus for a full day of sightseeing. First visit the Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. Evening flight to cappadocia. Overnight in a cave hotel in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - North Cappadocia Tour 1
Today after breakfast meet with your tour guide and visit Devrent Valley and Pasabag (Monk's Valley) where you will find the world famous fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos. Then on to visit the Goreme Open Air Museum to explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. These churches and monasteries were carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. A visit to Ortahisar natural rock castle for panoramic views. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 6:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L)
Day 7 - South Cappadocia Tour 2
Breakfast & check out the hotel in Cappadocia. Today meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and transfer for a full day tour of Cappadocia sites. Visits include Derinkuyu Underground City which was built as a defence and hiding site during the period of spreading Christianity. Then on to Cavusin Old Christian Village where you will find a triple Apse church and the monastery of St John the Baptist. In Sinasos Old Greek Village you find old Greek and Ottoman houses. The days touring includes an easy grade 3km hike through Red Valley offering some great scenery that would otherwise not be accessible by car and a visit to Uchisar natural rock castle.
At end of the tour, collect luggage from hotel reception in Cappadocia. Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport & transfer to your hotel.
Day 8 - Princes Islands Tour
Departure from European side and accross the Bosphorus by the first bridge. Drive along the Asian side through Kadiköy all the way to Bostanci admiring the different facets of Istanbul.
Once we reach Bostanci you'll have a chance to see one of the most beatiful districts of Istanbul. After having little time in Bostanci, embark the boat going to Princes' Islands. Disembark at Büyükada which is the largest and the most famous of this chain of islands. There are several small hotels where people stay for the weekend. Some of the historical buildings are Aya Yorgi Church and Monastery from 6th century, Ayios Dimitrios Church, Hristos Church and Monastery and enjoy the lunch in a nice waterfront restaurant. After a small tour in the town centre, listening to the history of this lovely island, you'll have free time to enjoy the beautiful island shores by renting a phaeton (horse-drawn carriage) or bycle until the departure time. As there are no cars allowed on the island, this promenade will be an unforgettable memory for you.
On the way back we're going to catch a cruise ferry which is going to call at Heybeli, Burgaz and Kinali Island before reaching Kabatas port on the European side. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 9 - Departure
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport according to  your flight details. End of tour and services.
 
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GENERAL NFORMATION
What is included :
- Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation
- Domestic flight ticket - (Istanbul to Izmir and  Izmir to Cappadocia and Kayseri to Istanbul)
- 4 nights Boutique Hotel accommodation in Istanbul with Breakfast
- 2 nights in Kusadasi at 4 star hotel including breakfast & Dinner
- 2 nights accommodation in Cappadocia at very good Cave Hotel with Breakfast
- 2 Full Day Tours of Istanbul with lunch
- 1 Half Day Bosphorus Cruise
- 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tours with lunch
- 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour with lunch
- 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour with lunch
- Professionally licensed English speaking guides on local tours
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees 
 
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Tip to driver and tour guide.
- Anything unless specified being included.

 

 
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  9 Days - 8 Nights
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.

9 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Antalya By Plane

 Tour Style : Small Group Tour
 Duration : 9 Days - 8 Nights
 Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
 Highlights : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos
Day 1 - Arrival in Istabul
Welcome to Turkey! Arrive into Istanbul. Transfer from airport to the Hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the magical city of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
(Breakfast and lunch included)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:30 for the Full Day Istanbul Byzantina & Ottoman Relics Tour. You will begin with the ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races and the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue to the Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Then arrive at our last stop which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural wonders of all time. We also visit : the Grand Bazaar : Famous shopping center worldwide. Shopping possibilities for carpet, jewellery, leather etc. Visit of Topkapi Palace: Built between 1475 and 1478 by Mehmet II, Fatih, the conqueror of Istanbul, served as the residence of the sultan and administrative seat of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3–Half Day Morning Bosphorus Cruise Tour (Breakfast)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Half day tour of Two Continents . In this day you will be able to see: Spice bazaar, Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc... Posphorus tour,You will see beautiful houses villas. And very pelsent panoramic view of Istanbul. You will be transfer back to be ready to transfer Airport. Flight and transfer time will be given to you. Evening Flight to Cappadocia.
Day 4 - Cappadocia Tour of The North (Breakfast and Lunch)
08.30 to 09:00 am You will be pick up by our Tour guide. Visits; Devrent Valley, Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks' Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. Monks Valley, The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Avanos, A center of terracotta artwork since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy. Goreme Open Air Museum, Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, and a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features. Uchisar, Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain. 
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Cappadocia.
  
Day 5 - Cappadocia Tour  (Breakfast and Lunch)
08:30 to 09:00 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. Visits;
Kizilcukur, is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
Cavusin, One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however. Hospital Monastry,One of the oldest monasteries in Cappadocia. Kaymakli, Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
Pigeon House, Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 17:30.
Evening Flight to Pamukkale.
Day 6: - Pamukkaale Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for a Full Day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre and Roman Baths. 
Evening Bus to Antalya
Overnight Antalya
Day 7- Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
After breakfast depart Tour. Here is the sights we will see; Perge,  Perge was founded by Akhas, Mopsos, and Arnphilokhos who came 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 first and the second 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. It is one of the better-preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. After the tour of Perge, we will depart for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way. Aspendos,  The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. A naval battle was fought off Aspendos in 469 B.C. during which the Persian fleet was defeated by the forces of the Athenian general Cimon. Despite this however we see Aspendos being used as a Persian base in 411 B.C. With Alexander's defeat of the Persians in 334 B.C., Aspendos was freed of Persian rule. It was ruled by various Hellenistic period kings following the death of Alexander and like most other cities in Asia Minor it came under Roman rule in 133 B.C.  Aspendos is most renowned for its theatre, the best-preserved ancient theater in Turkey. 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.
Overnight in Antalya.
Day 8 - Demre, Myra, Kekova Tour
Enjoy a boat trip across the sea to Kekova Island. Beneath the clear waters you can see the remains of Simena, a city ravaged by earthquakes around two thousand years ago. 
Swim in the turquoise waters, once a favored haunt of pirates, before exploring an ancient cemetery with many magnificent tombs. 
It is a day full of great natural beauty and fascinating history. Kekova, An hour from Dalyangazi by sea, especialy enjoyable for the yacht-men, is the islands of Kekova (home of the sun). Kekova is also the name of picturesque islands, numerous bays and ancient cities. Along the northern shore of Kekova island, structural movements of the land over the years have caused some of the ancient houses to be totally submerged while remains of the others are scattered along the shore. A fascinating Lycian Necropolis, sarcophagus tombs spread out along the coastline. Myra, Some of the finest examples of Lycian funerary architecture are to be found at Myra, near the explanding present day town of Demre. The site, about a mile from the town includes a vast Roman theatre in good repair and build against a cliff face that olso houses too impressive sets of Lycian tombs. Many of the tombs have long cabin features carved into the rocks, presumably reflecting the domestic architecture of the period. Many of the tombs cut into the rock near the theater are damaged and much worn, but some still have fine facades, with inscriptions and reliefs clearly delineated. St. Nicholas Church, Best known as the patron saint of children, who was born at Patara araund AD. 300 and bishop of Myra where he died. The miracles he performed in life time and stories that surrounded him have identified today in the west with Father Christmas.
Evening flight to Istanbul. Overnight to Istanbul.
Day 9- Istanbul - Departure  (Breakfast) 
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. End of tour and services. 
 
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GENERAL NFORMATION
What is included :
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia and Cappadocıa To Pamukkale and Antalya to Istanbul
- 3 nights at  hotel in Istanbul WITH BREAKFAST
- 1 night  hotel in Pamukkale WITH BREAKFAST
- 2 nights  hotel in Antalya WITH BREAKFAST 
- 2 nights accommodation at cave hotel in Cappadocia WITH BREAKFAST
- Guided Istanbul City Tour WITH LUNCH
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise WITHOUT LUNCH
- Guided Pamukkale and HierapolisTour WITH LUNCH
- Guided Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour WITH LUNCH
- Guided Demre, Myra, Kekova Tour (boat trip) WITH LUNCH
- 2 guided Cappadocia tours WITH LUNCH
- All transfer services to and from domestic airports
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport
 
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Tip to driver and tour guide.
- Anything unless specified being included.
 
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  2 Days - 1 Night
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu. 
Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:23

8 Days Seven Wonders of Turkey Tour

8 Days Seven Wonders of Turkey Tour


OVERVIEW
 Tour Style : Turkey Tour
 Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
 Departures: On Request
 Highlights : Istanbul - Ephesus - Cappadocia
Tour Itınerary
Day 1 - Istanbul
(Breakfast included)
Meet at the Istanbul international Ataturk airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul
(Breakfast included)
Guided Istanbul walking old city tour visiting Topkapi Palace (closed on mondays) Hippodrome, SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE (Blue Mosque), Aya Sophia Museum (closed on tuesdays), Underground Cistern, GRAND COVERED BAZAAR(closed on sundays). Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Bosphorus & Two Continents
(Breakfast included)
Pick up at 08:30 from the hotel for the tour of Bosphorus and the Asian part of Istanbul. During the tour we will enjoy a BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise, having lunch and visiting the Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Asian side. Tonight we have an evening flight to Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary
(Breakfast included)
Todays is pick up time again at 08:30 for the tour of the ancient city of Ephesus and Virgin Mary';s House. You will visit: The Temple of Diana, The Old City of Ephesus, Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Library of Celcius, lunch in Selcuk, the Last Abode of Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Kusadasi and Cappadocia
(Breakfast included)
The day is yours till your flight time. You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport to your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival transfer & check into your hotel. Overnigt in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - Cappadocia
(Breakfast included)
You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:30 for the second day tour of Cappadocia. You will visit: Red Valley (4 kms hiking), Rose Valley (visiting the churches), Cavusin (Old Christian village), Lunch in Pigeon valley, Kaymakli , and Ortahisar Castle. After the tour transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 7 - Cappadocia
(Breakfast included)
Your day starts with a pick up at 9:30 and tour of the local highlights of Cappadocia. You will visit: Devrent Valley, Monk´s valley ( Pasabag ), Avanos (lunch in Avanos), Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar (Natural Castle). End of the tour transfer to airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival transfer & check into your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 - Istanbul
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast checkout from your hotel, transfer to Ataturk airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again.
 
 
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GENERAL NFORMATION
What is included :
- Airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport 
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir 
- Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia 
- Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul 
- 3 nights hotel in Istanbul 
- 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia 
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi 
- 7 breakfasts and 3 lunches 
- 2 fully guided Istanbul City tour 
- 2 fully guided Cappadocia tour 
- 1 fully guided Ephesus tour 
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary 
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach 
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
 
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Tip to driver and tour guide.
- Anything unless specified being included.
 
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  2 Days - 1 Night
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu. 

8 Days Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale and Cappadocia Tour

OVERVIEW
 Tour Style : Small Group Tour 
 Duration : 8 Days - 7 Nights
 Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
 Highlights: Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Hierapolis

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from airport and transfer you hotel. Stay overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia Sophia,the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant. Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)  Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.
End of the tour transfer back to hotel.
Day 3 - Flight to Izmir / Ephesus Tour
Transfer from your hotel to Ataturk Domestic Airport for an early morning flight to Izmir and your transfer to Ephesus for a full day of sightseeing. First visit the Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of the Virgin Mary , where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour
After breakfast we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale , as soon as we arrive we will continue onto guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis. Pamukkale means cotton castle in Turkish. It is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pamukkale is now a world heritage site. Hierapolis was founded as a healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
After tour overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 9:00 pm
Day 5 - Morning Arrive at Urgup Bus Station
Meet and Transfer to Cappadocia Cave Hotel
North Cappadocia Tour 1
Today after breakfast meet with your tour guide and visit Devrent Valley and Pasabag (Monk's Valley) where you will find the world famous fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos. Then on to visit the Goreme Open Air Museum to explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. These churches and monasteries were carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. A visit to Ortahisar natural rock castle for panoramic views. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 6:00 pm. 
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - South Cappadocia Tour 2
Breakfast & check out the hotel in Cappadocia. Today meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and transfer for a full day tour of Cappadocia sites. Visits include Derinkuyu Underground City which was built as a defence and hiding site during the period of spreading Christianity. Then on to Cavusin Old Christian Village where you will find a triple Apse church and the monastery of St John the Baptist. In Mustafapasa (Sinasos) Old Greek Village you find old Greek and Ottoman houses. The days touring includes an easy grade 3km hike through Red Valley offering some great scenery that would otherwise not be accessible by car and a visit to Uchisar natural rock castle.
At end of the tour, collect luggage from hotel reception in Cappadocia. Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport & transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 - Princes Islands Tour 
Departure from European side and accross the Bosphorus by the first bridge. Drive along the Asian side through Kadiköy all the way to Bostanci admiring the different facets of Istanbul.
Once we reach Bostanci you'll have a chance to see one of the most beatiful districts of Istanbul. After having little time in Bostanci, embark the boat going to the Princes' Islands. Disembark at  Buyukada which is the largest and the most famous of this chain of islands. There are several small hotels where people stay for the weekend. Some of the historical buildings are Aya Yorgi Church and Monastery from 6th century, Ayios Dimitrios Church, Hristos Church and Monastery and enjoy the lunch in a nice waterfront restaurant. After a small tour in the town centre, listening to the history of Princes' Island , you'll have free time to enjoy the beautiful island shores by renting a phaeton (horse-drawn carriage) or bycle until the departure time. As there are no cars alllowed on the island, this promenade will be an unforgettable memory for you.
On the way back we're going to catch a cruise ferry which is going to call at Heybeli, Burgaz and Kinali Island before reaching Kabatas port on the European side. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 - Departure
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport according to your flight details.
 
 
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GENERAL NFORMATION
- Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation
- Domestic flight ticket - (Istanbul to Izmir  and Kayseri to Istanbul)
- 3 night 4 Star Hotel accommodation in Istanbul with Breakfast
- 1 night in Kusadasi at 4 star hotel including breakfast & Dinner
- 1 Night accommodation in Cappadocia at Cave Hotel with Breakfast
- 2 Full Day Tour of Istanbul with lunch
- 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tour with lunch
- 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour with lunch
- 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour with lunch
- Professionally licensed English speaking guides on local tours
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees
 
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Tip to driver and tour guide.
- Anything unless specified being included.
 
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  8 Days - 7 Night
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu. 
Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:22

7 Days Greater Anatolian Tour

7 Days Greater Anatolian Tour
 Tour Style : Group Tour
 Departure; All Year round. Best season is in between May to October.
 Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
 Highlights : Diyarbakır, Urfa, Nemrut Mountain,Kahta, Gaziantep, Tarsus.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Diyarbakir - Arrival Day
Welcome to Diyarbakir.  Today is your arrival day. Airport transfers are available from Airport during the hours of 8:00am til 8:00pm. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Diyarbakir.
Day 2 - Diyarbakir - Urfa
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Mardin is very unique with lovely old-Arabic style houses. It is a city that played an important role in the early development of Christianity. We will take the time to visit, walk in its busy streets and bazaars, and admire the stonework all around the town. We will also visit the Monastery of Deyr-az-Zaferan just outside of town, founded in 762 A.D. It was the seat of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch for almost 800 years. This monastery is built on top of a 4000-year-old temple used by sun worshippers. Overnight in Urfa.
Day 3 - Urfa - City Tour (Breakfast and dinner included)
Urfa , the birthplace of the prophet Abraham. Urfa has been occupied since the Babylonians followed by the Hurrites, Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks. We will also visit the holy sites at the Ainzelha, a lake with millions of domesticated fish. While in Urfa we will shop at the bustling covered bazaar as well. There are exceptional photo opportunities in this area. Overnight in Urfa.
Day 4 - Urfa - Mount Nemrut - Kahta (Breakfast and dinner included)
From Urfa we will drive two hours to Adiyaman-Kahta. There we will organise transfers up the mountain. This extraordinary landmark rests at an elevation of 8000 ft. The mountain top complex is composed of two flattened areas strewn with statues and separated by a false peak of crushed rock. Antiouchus built the entire complex approximately 2000 years ago as a monument to his "divine ancestry." After watching sunset and exploring the mountain we will make our way to Kahta for the night. Overnight in Kahta.
Day 5 - Kahta - Gaziantep (Breakfast and dinner included)
Drive to Gaziantep, home to the famous Turkish dessert of Baklava. Visit the archaeological museum and explore the old city on foot. Overnight in Gaziantep.
Day 6 - Gazizantep - Adana - Tarsus (Breakfast and dinner included)
We depart for Adana in the morning and start our tour with the museum of Archiology the 16th Century Ulu Mosque and the 19th century Clock Tower then on to Tarsus going through Cleopatra Door and Yedi Uyurlar Cave. Overnight in Tarsus.
Day 7 - Tarsus - End of Tour (Breakfast included)
Today your tour is over. Please make your own arrangements for departure remembering that your hotel will need you to check out before midday. We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another tour with us.
End o your service

 

GENERAL NFORMATION

What is included :
- Private return airport transfers 
- 3, 4 star and Boutique Hotels in each area 
- 1 night hotel in Diyabakir including breakfast and dinner 
- 2 nights hotel in Urfa including breakfast and dinner 
- 1 night hotel in Gaziantep including breakfast and dinner 
- 1 night hotel in Kahta including breakfast and dinner 
- 1 night hotel in Adana including breakfast and dinner 
- Guided tour in Diyarbakir 
- Guided tour in Mardin 
- Guided tour in Urfa 
- Guided tour at Mount Nemrut 
- Guided tour in Gaziantep 
- Guided tour in Tarsus 
- Guided tour in Mersin 
- Guided tour in Adana 
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary 
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach 
- Professional English-speaking tour guides 
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Drinks.
- Tips to guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Attention Please: According to museums crowd,city tours might take around 1 hour longer or lesser.
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olypos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.
Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:21

7 Day Turkey Highlights By Plane

7 Day Turkey Highlights By Plane

Tour Style : Turkey Tour
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Highlights: Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Hierapolis

 
Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02- Byzantian And Ottoman Relics Tour (Full Day Tour / Lunch Included)
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. Lunch Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc... Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.  Stay overnight.
 
Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise And Dolmabahce or  Beylerbeyi  Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
08:30 am. You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Two Continents . In this day you will be able to see:
Spice Bazaar : Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc... Bosphorus Boat Cruise: On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and luxurious apartments. Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to go from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) in two minutes. Beylerbeyi Palace; The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the harem on the Asian side. Camlica Hill Offers a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the highest point of the city.  After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 5:30 pm. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Flight to Izmir And Ephesus Tour  (Breakfast, Lunch)
You will be picked up from your hotel around 06:00 and transfer to airport.
Depart from Istanbul 07:30 am.
Arrive Izmir at 08:30 am. Met on arrival and transfer to Ephesus.
(1 hour drive from Izmir to Ephesus)
Full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary starts around 09:30 am.
First you will visit the Temple of Artemis which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Istanbul & Ephesus Tour, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. 
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour ( Breakfast, Lunch)
08:00 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale . In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 6 - Flight Back to Istanbul
12:00 pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Izmir airport.
13:25 flight to Istanbul. 14:00 am arrival in Istanbul, pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7 - Istanbul / Departure (Breakfast) 
Breakfast at hotel, check out and as per your flight time transfer on to Istanbul international airport.
End o your service

 

GENERAL NFORMATION

What is included :
-  Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation.
- Domestic Air tickets (Istanbul to Izmir to Istanbul).
- 4 night Hotel in Istanbul with Breakfast. 
- 2 night Hotel accommodation in Kusadasi with Breakfast.
- 2 Full Day Istanbul Tour
- 1 Full Day Ephesus Tour
- 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour
- Professional English Speaking Guide.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees.
- Meals mentioned by the itinerary
- Tour insurance
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Drinks.
- Tips to guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  7 Days - 6 Nights
Attention Please: According to museums crowd,city tours might take around 1 hour longer or lesser.
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olypos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.

7 Day Tour of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Fethiye by Plane.


OVERVIEW
 Tour Style : Small Group Tour
 Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
 Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
 Highlights : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Fethiye
Tour Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrivale to Turkey Welcome
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer your hotel. Stay Overnight.
 
Day 02- Byzantian And Ottoman Relics Tour (Full Day Tour / Lunch Included)
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. Lunch Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc... Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry. Your airport transfer and flight infromation will be given to you. Transfer to Airport flight to Cappadocia. It take arounf 1hr 20 minutes. Up on your arrival met on onur transfer man to transfer you hotel. Check in. Stay overnight.
Day 3: North Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
In this day you will be able to see: Devrent Valley: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks' Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. Monks Valley: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy. Göreme Open Air Museum: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features. Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia. 
Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour / Flight to Denizli  (Breakfast & Lunch)
Check out of the hotel in Cappadocia.
You will be picked up from your hotel to join full-day tour of South Cappadocia (tour as below).
Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see: Kizilcukur: is a secluded valley on the outskirts of Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some well-preserved hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the numerous tracks inter-connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider's web. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you. Cavusin: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however. Hospital Monastery: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia. Kaymakli: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public. Pigeon House: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations. 
After the tour you will be transferr to Kayseri airport for your flight to Denizli through Istanbul. When you arrive in Denizli, you will find our employee holding your name for transfer to Pamukkale for overnight stay in Pamukkale hotel.
Day 5: Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast we will depart for guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Pamukkale means cotton castle in Turkish. It is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pamukkale is now a world heritage site.
Hierapolis was founded as a healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire.
After tour you will have a local coach to Fethiye. When you arrive at Fethiye you will be transfer to your hotel. Check in Stay overnight in Fethiye.
Day 06: Fethiye - 12 Islands Daily Boat Cruise (Breakfast & Lunch)
(At 10:30 a.m. we depart from Fethiye Harbor for a relaxing day exploring 4 to 6 of the picturesque bays and islands in the Gulf of Fethiye. We stop at Flat Island, an ideal place for children and inexperienced swimmers as the sea is very shallow here at this small beach. We cruise to Cleopatra's Bath, where you may explore the area around the boat or the bath house itself. At Dock Yard Island you can see the ruins of this important antique dockyard, unfortunately destroyed by an earthquake in 1957. This trip is all about sunbathing, swimming, relaxing and enjoying a nice meal! After the boat trip, we return to our hotel.
Stay overnight.
Day 07- Saklıkent ( Hidden City ) Tlos - Patara  (Breakfast & Lunch)
Our day starts at 9:00 am. in Fethiye where all jeeps depart for an enjoyable day. First stop is the archaeological site of Tlos, situated on a steep hill and therefore unfortunately difficult to reach. We can see an Ottoman Castle on the top, Lycian rock graves and a Roman theatre. Afterwards we visit the trout farm of Yakapark and the hidden canyon of Saklikent. You can wade through this wonderful gorge in fresh jade-coloured spring water, slowly climbing to a waterfall. After lunch we drive to Xanthos, the capital of the Lycians, and to Patara, the longest sand beach of Turkey where we dive in the turquoise sea! Around 6:00 pm. we will back to our hotel. Stay Overnight.
 
Day 8- Transfer To Dalaman Airport to Fly Fstanbul.
 
After Breakfast. Transfer to Dalaman Airport Flight to Istanbul.
 
End o your service

 

GENERAL NFORMATION

What is included :
- All Transfers from Airport to hotel and back.
- All domestic flights.
- 1 Night hotel in Istanbul.
- 1 Night hotel in Denizli.
- 2 Nights Hotel in Cappadocia. 
- 3 Nights Hotel in Fethiye. 
- 1 Full day Istanbul city tour.
- 2 Days Cappadocia Tour with lunch. 
- Professional English Speaking Guide.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
-  All taxes, entrance & museum fees.
-  Bus Tikets From Denizli to Fethiye.
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
-Drinks.
-Tips to guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  8 Days - 7 Nights
Attention Please: According to museums crowd,city tours might take around 1 hour longer or lesser.
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olypos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.
 

6 days Istanbul - Ephesus - Pamukkale and Cappadocia

OVERVIEW
 Tour Style : Small Group Tour 
 Duration : 6 Days - 5 Nights
 Departure : Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer your hotel. Free day Stay overnight.

 

Day 2 - Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour
8:30am - Pick-up from hotel and meet your tour guide for a full day to discover the city of Istanbul. The tour will include visit to the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and the Rustem Pasa Mosque. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.
You will be pick up by our transferman to transfer Airport to 
Evening Flight to Izmir. Flight takes around 1h. 20minutes. Met on arrival by our transferman. Transfer to you hotel.
Ovenight in Kusadasi.
Day 3 - Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
08:00 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Pamukkale & Hierapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 - Ephesus Tour
First visit the Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, the most well preserved example in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break. After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at around 5:00 pm.
You will be pick up by our transferman to transfer Airport to Evening Flight to Cappadocia. Flight takes around 1h. 20 minutes. Met on arrival by our transferman. Transfer to you hotel.
Ovenight in Cappadocia.

 
Day 5 - North Cappadocia Tour
Today after breakfast meet with your tour guide and visit Devrent Valley and Pasabag (Monk's Valley) where you will find the world famous fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos. Then on to visit the Goreme Open Air Museum to explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. These churches and monasteries were carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. A visit to Ortahisar natural rock castle for panoramic views. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 6:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - South Cappadocia Tour
Breakfast & check out from the hotel in Cappadocia. Today meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby and transfer for a full day tour of Cappadocia sites. Visits include Derinkuyu Underground City which was built as a defence and hiding site during the period of spreading Christianity. Then on to Cavusin Old Christian Village where you will find a triple Apse church and the monastery of St John the Baptist. In Sinasos Old Greek Village you find old Greek and Ottoman houses. The days touring includes an easy grade 3km hike through Red Valley offering some great scenery that would otherwise not be accessible by car and a visit to Uchisar natural rock castle.
At end of the tour, collect luggage from hotel reception in Cappadocia. Transfer to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your evening return flight to Istanbul.
End o your service
GENERAL NFORMATION
What is included :

 

- Airport Transfers.
- Domestic Flight Tickets (Istanbul to Izmir and Izmir to Cappadocia and Cappadocia to Istanbul).
- Hotels with Breakfast.
- 1 Day Istanbul City Tour with Lunch.
- 1 Day Ephesus Tour with Lunch.
- 2 Days Cappadocia Tour with Lunch.
- 1 Day Pamukkale Tour with Lunch.
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
-Drinks.
-Tips to guide and driver.
-Personal expenses.

 

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  2 Days - 1 Night
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in 
Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:19

7 Days Family Holiday Istanbul and Antalya

6 Days Family Holiday Istanbul and Antalya

OVERVIEW
 Tour Style : Family Vacation
 Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
 Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
 Highlights : Istanbul - Antalya - Aspendos - Perge - Boat Cruise

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrivale to Turkey Welcome
 
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer your hotel. Stay Overnight.

Day 02- 
 Ottoman Relics Tour. Half Day Afternoon.
Plase be ready at the hotel lobby 12:30 to 13:00 for the Istanbul city tour. Topkapı Palace,residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)
Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.
End of the tour transfer to your hotel and stay overnight.
Day 03: Istanbul Classics Morning Tour.
You will be picked up by your hotel aroun 830 to 9:00 am.
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)
End of the tour transfer back to hotel. Free afternoon be ready to fly Antaya.
Your airport transfer and flight infromation will be given to you. 
Transfer to Airport flight to Antalya. It take arounf 1hr 20 minutes.
Up on your arrival met on onur transfer man to transfer you hotel. Check in. Stay overnight.
Day 4- Antalya Perge Aspendos – Kursunlu Waterfall Tour
(Breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast 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 first and the second 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. After the tour, departure for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way.  Aspendos: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. 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. Kursunlu Waterfalls: The Kursunlu is a waterfall which is reduced to a mere trickle in the summer months. It is located 19 km from Antalya at the end of a 7 km road branching off to the north of the Antalya-Serik-Alanya highway at a point 12 km from Antalya. The waterfall is on one of the tributaries of the Aksu river and its situation in the midst of a pine forest is of quite exceptional beauty. The countryside around the water forms a lovely picnic and pleasure spot only twenty minutes from the centre of the city of Antalya.
Overnight in Antalya.

 

Day 05 - Daily Picnic Boat Cruise
(Breakfast, lunch)
Today you'll feel the uniqueness of having the chance to travel by a romantic wood-yacht by the turquoise-coloured south-coast. Our trip will start by arrival at Kemer Marina. At Kemer marina, you'll be awaited by a wood-yacht, which will guide you to Phaselis, passing through the forest of pine trees and the Taurus Mountains. This coast is probably the most charming coast of the Turkish Riviera. You'll have the chance to swim in clear-blue water and dive with snorkels during the trip to Olympos. You'll have your lunch at the boat at Olympos bay. The trip will continue through the three-island location. After a swimming break close to these islands, the trip will continue through Kemer yacht port where the buses are awaiting. 
Evenıng flight to Istanbul. Stay overnight in Istanbul
Day 06 - Istanbul Bosphorus & Two Continents
(Breakfast included)
Daily departure at 08.30 and returns at 17.00
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), built between 1597 and 1664, it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city.You may find there mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc..  Rustem Pasha Mosque, Mimar Sinan built this mosque in 1560 for Rüstem Pasha,son-in-law and the grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent.Its particular beauty lies in Iznik tiles covering it,both inside and outside. Bosphorus Cruise, the Bosphorus strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents; this romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Plalace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unige maritime landscapes. Lunch
Bosphorus Bridge, drive on the bridge and enjoy the beautiful view when crossing the bridge from Europe to Asia.It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest in the world when completed.Unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul,exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul city and Bosphorus from the best point of view. Ortaköy, is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus with communites of Turk , Greeks, Armenians and Jews.The neighbourhood hosts many different religious.It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists a like with art galleries, night clubs, restaurants, sitting by the waterfront for drink tea and coffee. Dolmabahce Palace, was the first European style palace built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846.This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.Atatürk lived the final part of his life in the residental part of the palace and died there.
Day  07- Free Day In Istanbul Flight to Home.
According to your flight departure hours you can spend you time in Istanbul.
We will transfer you from your hotel to Airport according to your departure time you informed us.
 
 
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GENERAL NFORMATION
What is included :

 

- Aırport Transfers
- Domestıc Flight Tıckets ( Istanbul to Antalya and Antalya to Istanbul )
- Hotels wıth Breakfast.
- All tours wıth Lunch.
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
-Drinks.
-Tips to guide and driver.
-Personal expenses.

 

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  2 Days - 1 Night
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olypos, Village Houses in Safranbolu. 

6 Day Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale Tour by Plane

Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 6 Days -5 Nights
Departures : On request
Highlights :  Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Canakkale, Pergamon, Troy, Istanbul

OVERVIEW
Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer your hotel.
Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day Afternoon) with Spice Market
We cruise the Bosphorus and from the deck of our cruise boat take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway, which is lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, like Anadolu Hisari and the Baroque palaces of the late Ottoman sultans.
After our cruise, we visit the Spice Bazaar, a thrilling riot of colors, sounds and the rich smells of exotic spices.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour (Breakfast/Lunch)
8:30am - Picked-up from hotel and met by your tour guide for a full day to discover the city of Istanbul. The tour will include visit to the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and the Rustem Pasa Mosque. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L)
Day 3:  North Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast/Lunch)
You will be picked up from your hotel early morning and transfer to domestic airport for flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Arrive Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport in the morning. Met on arrival. Transfer to Cappadocia to join full-day tour of North Cappadocia (tour as below). (1 hour drive from Kayseri to Cappadocia).
Full day tour of North Cappadocia.
Devrent Valley: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks' Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. Pasabag : The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy. Goreme Open Air Museum  : Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features. Uchisar :Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast/Lunch)
Breakfast & check out of the hotel in Cappadocia.
You will be picked up from your hotel to join full-day tour of South Cappadocia (tour as below).
Kizilcukur: is a secluded valley on the outskirts of Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some well-preserved hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the numerous tracks inter-connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider's web. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you. Cavusin : One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however. Hospital Monastery: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia. Kaymakli : Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public. Pigeon Houses: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations. After the tour you are transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. When you arrive in Izmir, you will find our employee holding your name for transfer to Kusadasi for overnight stay in Kusadasi hotel.
Day 5: Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast/Lunch)
    After breakfast we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale, as soon as we arrive we will continue to guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
    Pamukkale's natural calcium travertines are a beauty to behold!  means cotton castle in Turkish. It is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pamukkale is now a world heritage site.
    Hierapolis was founded as a healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire.
After the tour, you will be transferred from Izmir Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul. Met on arrival & transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 6: Departure (Breakfast)
    After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport according to  your flight details. End of tour and services. (If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise.)

 

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GENERAL NFORMATION
- Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation.
- Domestic flight ticket - (Istanbul to Kayseri or Nevsehir and Izmir to Istanbul)
- 3 night 4 Star Hotel accommodation in Istanbul with Breakfast.
- 1 Night accomodation in Kusadasi hotel with breakfast
- 1 Night accommodation in Cappadocia at very good Cave Hotel with Breakfast.
- 1 Full Day Istanbul Tour
- 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tours
- 1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour
- Professional English-speaking Guide.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees. 
 
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
-Beverages.
-Personal expenses.
-Tip to driver and tour guide.
-Anything unless specified being included.
 
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration:  2 Days - 1 Night
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.
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