Turkey Major Attraction Package

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Turkey Major Attraction Package tour covers the most important sights in Turkey. You will explore Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Antalya and Konya with our well arranged Turkey tour package.

Departure: EverydayDuration:11 Days - 10 NightsASK PRICE

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It is possible to find almost every important point in this package. Me and my family we have done this package, liked mostly, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus for their history and historical museum visitings, Antalya and Pamukkale with their history and relaxing sites, after visiting the sites, there are nature to relax it was nice and the best of those part.

Suhaily - 5.0/5 - 01.07.2015

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Turkey Major Attraction Package

Day 1 - Arrival to Istanbul

When you arrive in Istanbul. Our satff will meet with you  with your name sign at the airport. You will be picked up and driven to your hotel. check in to hotel and leisure in Istanbul and overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 - Full Day Old City Tour in Istanbul

After having you breakfast at your hotel, You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:30 for the full day Istanbul Old City Tour. 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. Afterwards 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, we go to a local restaurant to have lunch. After lunch, Continue to visit the Topkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). We will Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegant Little Hagia Sophia mosque. This tour may be done all or partially as a walking tour.After the tour,transfer to hotel overnight in Istanbul. (B , L)

Day 03 - Full Day Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour in Istanbul

After having your breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with our staff at your hotel and drive to meeting point. Start to tour by driving along the Byzantine City Walls that surround the Old City. Afterwards, 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. After the cruise we come back to the port and we go to a restaurant for lunch.After lunch, we get on the bus and cross the Bosphorus Bridge to get to the Asian Side.We will visit Beylerbeyi Palace,the summer house of Ottoman Sultans.After this visit, we will drive to Camlica Hill which is the highest point in Istanbul.You will have the best view of the city on that hill. At the end of the tour, you will be droped off at your hotel. Overnight at your hotel. (B , L)

Day 4 - Early Morning Flight from Istanbul to Izmir  and Full Day Ephesus Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel early morning for airport transfer to catch flight from Istanbul to Izmir
Early morning flight from Istanbul to Izmir.
After you arrive in Izmir Airport, you will be picked up from airport and continue to Selcuk to the meeting point. After meeting with your guide and other tour participants, 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 saty in Kusadasi / Selcuk. (B , L)

Day 5 - Drive from Ephesus to Pamukkale and Pamukkale Tour / Day Bus to Antalya

Early morning 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  Pool they charge extra entrance fee.

** You will be able to swimming in ancient spring pool of Pamukkale  with extra 30 TL charge, if you would like to swim, please bring your swimming suites with you .

16:00  The tour finishes.After the tour,you will be transferred to Denizli bus station.
17:00  Local bus to Antalya.
21:00  Arrive in Antalya. You will meet with our staff at the Antalya bus station and be transferred to your hotel in Antalya. Cehck in to hotel and overnight in Antalya. (B , L)

Day 6 - Full Day Perge - Aspendos and Side Tours in Antalya

After having breakfast at your hotel, then you will be picked up for full day tour of Perge Ancient City, Aspendos Theatre and Side Ancient City. First we begin the tour by visiting, Perge. It was one of the important cities in antiquity. Hittite records mention the name along with the river Cestros as Parha, which means that the city was already large and must have been founded before.Then drive to Aspendos, The city was originally built on the, then navigable river Eurymedon, on the mountain where the acropolis is today. It is famous for its intact 2nd C AD Roman Theater and the aqueducts which are a rare feat of engineering.Lastly, we will visit Side; It has existed at least since 1400 BC and has still kept her original name Side, which means pomegranate in the old anatolian Sidetan language. Side is unique in many ways. It still offers the small sweet anatolian fisherman town atmosphere despite the flood of tourism. At the end of the tour transfered back to your hotel.Overnight in Antalya. (B , L)

Day 7 - Bus to Konya. Half Day Konya Tour and Bus to Cappadocia

You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. Then you will be picked up from your hotel to transfer to Antalya bus station. Early morning, leave from Antalya by local intercity bus to Konya. (Duration is 5 hrs).

Upon your arrival, you will meet with our representative at the Konya bus station.Then drive to restaurant. After having lunch at the local restauratn, star to visit Konya City. Konya was 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 visiting Mevlana Museum, drive to back to Konya bus station to take day bus to Cappadocia. Duration is 4 hrs. Upon arrival in Cappadocia bus station, you will meet with our representative. You will be picked up and then taken to your hotel. Check in to cave hotel and overnight in Cappadocia. (B , L)

Day 8 - Full Day North of Cappadocia Tour

After having breakfast at your hotel, then you will meet with our staff for full day North of Cappadocia tour. 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.
After the tour,you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B , L)

Day 9 - Full Day South of Cappadocia Tour and Evening Flight to Istanbul

You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out.

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 5 km 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.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to airport to take flight back to Istanbul.

Evening flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul. Upon your arrival to Istanbul, you will meet with our staff at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (B , L)

Day 10 - Istanbul Leisure

Have breakfast at your hotel and free day in Istanbul,so you can explore the city on your own and purchase some gifts for your friends. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)

Day 11 - Check out from hotel / Transfer to Airport

You will have breakfast at your hotel then check out.You will be picked up from the hotel according to your flight time. (B)

Tour Includes

  • All mentioned hotel accommodations in preferred class hotel (Non-smoking room).
  • All mentioned city sightseeing tours on group basis.
  • Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours.
  • Museum Fees.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • All needed transportation during the tour.
  • Flight Tickets in Turkey.
  •  Airport transfers

Tour Excludes

Any other expenses not noted in the above included section or airport tax, visa for Turkey (if required), Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels, Personal expenses and medical services.

Tour Notes

You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time Take your comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries. It is not recommended to visit underground cities for the guests who have asthma and claustrophobia.

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5.0/5

It is possible to find almost every important point in this package. Me and my family we have done this package, liked mostly, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus for their history and historical museum visitings, Antalya and Pamukkale with their history and relaxing sites, after visiting the sites, there are nature to relax it was nice and the best of those part.


5.0/5

Sounds excellent. My husband was stationed in Turkey in the Air Force and really loved his time there.

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