Gems of Destination Istanbul
- 10 days
- 1 person
Explore Turkey with the greatest resources of heritage and lovely experience of the cultural outbreak. Travel circumference to length and width of the country witnessing the multiple traditions, with long holidaying experience. Your tour starts from Istanbul, revisiting the city limits experiencing Hippodrome, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, Hagia Sophia Mosque, and centuries-old architecture followed by Bosphorus Cruise. The next destination will be Kusadasi where you explore the ancient Ephesus Tour and Turkish Village Sirince, next stop will be at Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis. The next destination will be Antalya visiting the old cities and waterfalls. This is a great chance to explore the vivid culture and taste the best delicacy possible.
tour plans 10 days
Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, you will meet our representative at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight Stay in Istanbul.
After breakfast, we will go on with Istanbul City Tour. The first stop will be at Hippodrome. Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Then we will visit Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the blue mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Our next visit will be to Hagia Sophia Mosque. The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. After lunch will take you to the Asil Efendi which is famous for shopping with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all-natural olive oil, soaps, and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel, and go for a daily Bosphorus Cruise & Shopping Tour. Then we will take you to the Grand Covered Bazaar, in this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware, and meerschaum pipes. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After lunch depart for Istanbul Airport for a domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from the airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast you will depart from the hotel's fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world en-route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, and Grand Theatre. After Lunch, we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish winemakers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided, you could enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen followed by dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
After breakfast, we will depart to Pamukkale. Upon arrival, we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. After the tour transfer to your hotel and check-in. Dinner and Overnight in Pamukkale.
After breakfast, at 10:00am we will depart for Antalya. After 2 hours we will have a coffee break, After coffee break then continues to Antalya. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Antalya old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian's Gate, Broken Minaret, H?d?rl?k Tower: Kaleici is a small historic part of Antalya's modern city, also known as the Old City of Antalya. In history it was once the sprawling modern Roman town, then the Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks, and finally the Ottoman Turkish town. The Hadrian's Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates is a triumphal arch that was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antalya's broken wonder is the Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque, which itself was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD, and thus did not have a minaret at all. H?d?rl?k Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in the Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into a circular tower in the 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. we have lunch then depart for Duden waterfalls. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground, and reaching their destination, resulting in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. Lunch at the Hotel. After the tour comes back to the hotel and the rest of the day is yours. Dinner and Overnight stay in Antalya Hotel.
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. 2.5 hours later we have a break for coffee and after some rest drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm and after lunch visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to Cappadocia. Arrive at Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Cappadocia.
We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Then visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to the 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. The next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations, to say the least. Despite the resemblance to manhood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley, you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. The last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. By evening you would return to the hotel for Dinner and Overnight Stay.
After breakfast, you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today you will depart for Cappadocia Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back home.
2 nights hotel in Antalya2 nights hotel in Cappadocia9 open buffet breakfasts8 local lunches at restaurants during tours7 local dinners at the hotelsGuided Istanbul city tourGuided Istanbul Bosphorus CruiseGuided Ephesus tourGuided Sirince village tour and wine tastingGuided Pamukkale tourGuided Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls1-night hotel in Pamukkale2 nights hotel in Kusadasi2 nights hotel in IstanbulAll Airport transfers mentioned in site the ItineraryGuided Konya tourGuided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air MuseumAll entrance fees mentioned in the itineraryTransportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coachProfessional English - speaking tour guides
Turkey entry visaItems of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundryAny other expenses which are not mentioned in the included sectionInsurance: All typesInternational flightsDomestic flight from Istanbul to IzmirDomestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul