8 Days – Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale
Day 01: Istanbul - Welcome To Istanbul!
Our representative will meet you at your point of arrival and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul. You will then enjoy your Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise (Morning 08:30 – 12:30; Afternoon 13:30 -17:00) Enjoy the magnificent view of Istanbul’s landmark such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy, Bebek, Arnavutkoy, the Bosphorus Bridge. After the 90 minutes cruise, visit one of the most famous bazaars in Istanbul, the Spice Ba-zaar. This Bazaar is heaven for spice lovers and those who are looking for local delicacies. Overnight in Istanbul.
*Optional upgrade for Bosphorous dinner cruise. See description below.
Day 02: Istanbul (Oldcity) Tour (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll depart around 08:30AM for your tour of the Istanbul Old City. We will visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, the German Fountain of Wilhelm II. After lunch we will explore Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. End of the tour, transfer to airport for flight to Kayseri. Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 03: Cappadocia (Underground City) Tour (B,L)
After breakfast, meet your driver and guide in the hotel lobby. We’ll depart for your Cappadocia Underground City tour. First, we will visit Red valley to explore its famous rock – cut churches and Hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley. We’ll visit Cavusin village, famous for its houses and churches of Christian clergymen. After lunch we’ll drive to Pigeon Valley and we’ll visit the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear of invaders. Over-night in Cappadocia.
Day 04: Cappadocia (Regional) Tour (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll depart to visit the sights and unique geographical landscape of Cappadocia, including the Devrent Valley and its fairy-chimneys; Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) and its mushroom-shaped pinna-cles; Avanos, a center of terra-cotta art, for a pottery demonstration and lunch. After lunch, we will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum with its rock-cut churches that date back hundreds of years, many filled with excellent examples of Byzantine art. Our last stop is a visit to the Uchisar rock castle for a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 05: Cappadocia- Kusadasi (Ephesus) (B)
Meet your driver in the hotel lobby at …. Transfer to airport for flight to Izmir (Ephesus). Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kusadasi. Your day is free. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 06: Kusadasi- Pamukkale (Tour) (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will depart for Pamukkale with your driver and guide. Pamukkale or the “Cotton Castle” is famous for its healing thermal mineral waters, and beautiful snow-white petrified waterfalls. After lunch in Pamukkale, you’ll visit Hierapolis, the ancient city known for its magnificently preserved Necropolis. You will see the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil’s Hole, and the Theatre. Optional: Swimming in Cleopatra’s Pool. At the end of the tour, transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 07: Kusadasi – Ephesus Tour (B, L)
Meet your driver and guide in the hotel lobby at 9:00 AM and depart for your tour of Ephesus, an important city of the ancient world. You’ll visit the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the House of Virgin Mary, where many believe she spent the final years of her life and Isa Bey Mosque, an impres-sive mosque from the XIV century AD in Selcuk. End of the tour, drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 08: Kusadasi -Istanbul Goodbye Turkey! (B)
Meet your driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to airport, according to the time of your international flight. Fly to Istanbul and connect with your international flight.
- All transfers airport to/from hotels as mentioned in the itinerary
- Transfer by public bus or car between cities if there is any
- Domestic flights as noted in the itinerary
- All accommodations as mentioned in the itinerary
- 07 open buffet breakfasts and 05 lunches
- English Speaking City Guides
- Transportation in a fully air – conditioned, non – smoking Van/Midibus
- All entrance fees for attractions mentioned in the itinerary
- All international flights
- Personal Expenses
- Optional Bosphorus Dinner Cruise in Istanbul
- Optional Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia
- Tips to your guides, drivers
- Any other meals not specified on the itinerary
3* LOW SEASON/€ 858/€ 738/€ 732
4* LOW SEASON/€ 1092/€ 852/€ 828
5* LOW SEASON/€ 1164/€ 936/€ 918
3* PEAK SEASON/€ 996/€ 828/€ 810
4* PEAK SEASON/€ 1176/€ 924/€ 888
5* PEAK SEASON/€ 1572/€ 1236/€ 1176
Black out dates for Istanbul:
Catholic and Orthodocs Easter Holidays and Labor Day period April 21, 2019 to May 02, 2019
Black out dates for Cappadocia / Antalya and Pamukkale:
Eidl ul-Fitr June 4, 2019 to June 9, 2019 Eid al-Adha August 10, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Valid from November 01, 2018 to March 31, 2020
Low Season : November 01, 2018 – December 22, 2018
January 05, 2019 – March 31, 2019
November 01, 2019 – December 22, 2019 January 02, 2019 – March 31, 2020
High Season: December 23, 2018 – January 04, 2019
April 01, 2019 – October 31, 2019
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