9 Days Turkey Tour is the most popular tours that you can discover the most important places in Turkey such as Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia
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Day 1. Arrival in Istanbul and Transfer to Hotel. Overnight.
Day 2. Breakfast. Istanbul Relics Tour.. Overnihgt.
Day 3. EArly Morning Flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Arrival and transfer to Ephesus, Ephesus Tour and Overnihgt.
Day 4. Breakfast. Pamukkale Tour. Overnihgt bus to Cappadocia.
Day 5. Arrival and I. Day Cappadocia Tour. Overnihgt.
Day 6. Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Tour and Return to Hotel for Breakfast. II. Day Cappadocia Tour. At the end of the tour, Transfer to Airport, Fly from Cappadocia to Istanbul. Arrival and Transfer to Hotel. Check in Overnight.
Day 7. Breakfast. Bosphorus Tour.. Overnihgt.
Day 8. Breakfast. Leasure Day in Istanbul. Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul. Overnight.
Day 9. Breakfast. Check out from hotel, transfer to airport. The end of the tour.
Day 1 - Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul. Our representative will be waiting for you with your name sign at the airport. You will be picked up and driven to your hotel. check in to hotel and leasure at your hotel.
Day 2 - Full Day Istanbul Relics Tour in Istanbul
You will have breakfast at your hotel.
08:30 Am You will be picked up from your hotel for the Half day morning Old City Tour. We will start the tour by visiting Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles.Then walk in the ancient Hippodrome where the Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are stands. Then walk to the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. (St Sophia is closed on Monday). Then we will see the Grand Covered Bazaar.After visiting Grand Bazaar, After the tour,transfer to hotel overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Fly from Istanbul to Izmir / Ephesus Tour
Today will start early in the morning by pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to Istanbul airport 05:30 AmPick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport.
07:00 Am Fly from Istanbul to Izmir.
08:00 Am After you arrive in Izmir Airport, you will be picked up from airport and continue to Selcuk to the meeting point.
09:30 Am Start for Ephesus Tour by visiting Isabey Mosque. Isa Bey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the basilica of Saint John. Then drive to an ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city which called Ephesus stroll past the Celsus Library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus.After walking on the historical marble street the Great Theater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. After lunch at the local restaurant, we will visit Temple of Artemis. It is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Antic world then drive to Virgin Mary House. Virgin Mary House is the place where Mary may have spent her last days. Indeed, she may have come in the area together with Saint John. Then visiting Ephesus Archaeological Museum is located in Selcuk, which is 70km away from Izmir, where Ephesus ancient city is found.
16:30 Pm The tour finishes and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi / Selcuk.
Day 4 - Pamukkale Tour and Overnight bus to Cappadocia
08:30 Am You will be picked up from your hotel in Selcuk or Kusadasi.Then drive to Pamukkale where we are going to visit Calcium Terrace and Hiearapolis Ancient City. Pamukkale is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down the southern slope of Caldag located north of the ruins have, over the millennia, built up deposits of white travertine on the plateau thus fully justifying both the site's ancient name of Hierapolis (Holy City) and its modern one of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) Hierapolis Ancient City, the Necropolis (cemetery) of Hierapolis which is one of the biggest ancient cemetery in Anatolia with 1.200 graves, Roman Bath, Domitian Gate, the Main Street, Byzantian Gate. The city was on the borders of Caria, Lycia and Phrygia and had a mixed population. Citizens were usually involved in the wool industry. Calcium Terraces, The terraces were formed by running warm spring water, at a temperature of 35 °C / 102 °F containing calcium bicarbonate. When the water loses its carbon dioxide it leaves limestone deposits. These are of different colors and shapes in the form of terraces with pools Pamukkale Swimming Spring Pool, If you like to swim in The Ancient Pool which is also called Cleopatra's Pool they charge extra entrance fee. ** Swimming in ancient spring pool of Pamukkale is possible with extra 30 TL charge if you are planning to swim please bring your swimming suites with you .
16:00 Pm The tour finishes.After the tour,you will have free time until the bus departure to Cappadocia.
21:00 Pm Overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Day 5 - Arrive in Cappadocia / Cappadocia Tour I
08:00 Am Arrive in Cappadocia and met on arrival with our representative then be taken to our meeting point. You will have time to have breakfast before start the tour
09:30 Am Start for the first day tour of Cappadocia. Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. we visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos centre of terracotta art which is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and views over the river and is its production of earthenware pottery, it is also the most economic activity in the town. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Goreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. These Christian sanctuaries contain many examples of Byzantine art from the post-iconoclastic period. These frescoes are a unique artistic achievement from this period. We complete the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock-Castle which has the numerous hollowed-out containers, rock tombs, and a large water cistern all welcome you as silent witnesses to history and human life giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.
16:30 Pm After the tour,you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 - Cappadocia Tour II / Fly to Istanbul
Breakfast, you will have at the hotel, before breakfast, you will explore cappadocia from the air by hot air balloon then you return to hotel for breakfast.
09:30 Am You will be picked up from your hotel for the second day of Cappadocia. Afterwards, we start to tour by visiting Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. The current village of Cavusin is located on the road. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist (located on the cliff above the village) and Cavusin church or the “Great Pigeon House” commemorating a visit of the famous Cappadocian Emperor Nicephorus Phocas.Then we go to local restaurant to have lunch. After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. After visiting Pigeon Valley, drive for visiting Kaymakli Underground City, where early christians lived in fear and faith. The an- cient name was Enegup. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. The underground city was originally carved out as eight floors, however four floors are available to visit. In wartime about 5000 people can refuged in. The tunnels are still used today as storage areas, stables, and cellars. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar.
17:00 Pm After the tour,you will be transferred to the airport.
19:40 Pm Fly to Istanbul.
21:00 Pm Arrive in Istanbul and met on arrival.Transfer to hotel overnight in Istanbul
Day 07 - Istanbul Bosphorus Tour
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and takken to meeting point. Firstly we will drive along the Byzantine City Walls that surround the Old City. Then we will reach Golden Horn, the river that separates European side into two parts.There we will stop in Spice Bazaar, a small version of Grand Bazaar, where you can buy Turkish delight, apple tea, turkish tea etc. After this stop, we will get on the boat and start for Bosphorus Cruise until the second bridge.While we are cruising on Bosphorus you will see Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahçe Palace and many other houses and palaces on European and Asian Side of Istanbul. At the end of the tour, you will be droped off at your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 8 - Free Day in Istanbul
Today will be your free day,so you can discover the city on your own and purchase some gifts for your friends and from 19:30 to 20:00 Whirling Dervish ( Sufi Show ) Overnight in Istanbul
Day 09 - Check out from hotel / Transfer to Airport
Breakfast and check out from the hotel.You will be picked up from the hotel according to your flight time.
Tours: - Hotel pick up and drop off - Professional English Speaking Tourist Guide in the tours - Museum Fees in the tours - Lunches in the tours - Gassoline - Parking Fees in the tour - Non - Smoking and Air conditioned touristical vehicle - Hot Air Balloon Tour - Whirling dervish Hotels: - Accommodation - Breakfast Transportation: - Arrival International airport transfers - Departure International airport transfers - Flight Tickets from Istanbul to Izmir - Flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul - Domestic Airport transfers in Istanbul. - Domestic Airport transfers in Cappadocia - Domestic Airport transfers in Izmir - Bus station Transfers in Pamukkale and in Cappadocia - Local Overnight bus from Pamukkale to Cappadocia Taxes: - Local Taxes - Serice Charge
- Tip to Driver and Guide - Personal Expenses - Drinks at lunch - Dinner at the hotels