DREAMS OF TURKEY
8 days / 7 nights
Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Cappadocia
DAY 01 : ARRIVE ISTANBUL (D)
Meet at the airport 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.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates
DAY 02 : ISTANBUL SIGHTSEEING (B, L, D)
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia 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. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then 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 hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note : St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
DAY 03 : ISTANBUL - BOSPORUS CRUISE - ANTALYA (B, L, D)
After breakfast depart for Bosporus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosporus Boat Cruise and Grand Spice Bazaar. Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: GRAND SPICE BAZAAR. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Antalya. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY 04 : ANTALYA OLD CITY TOUR - WATERFALLS (B, L, D)
After breakfast at 08:30 am drive to Antalya old City ( Kaleiçi ) Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian''s Gate, Broken Minaret, Hıdırlık 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 which 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. Hıdırlık Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone in Antalya, Turkey, where Kaleiçi meets Karaalioglu Park. It is believed to be built in Hellenistic era on a square plan and later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse in the past. We have lunch than 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, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. After tour come back to hotel and rest of day is yours. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY 05 : ANTALYA - KONYA - CAPPADOCIA (B, L, D)
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. 2.5 hour later we have break for coffee and after some rest drive to Konya for lunch at 13:00pm and after the 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. Arrival to Cappadocia around 18:30pm and check into your hotel. If you wish to join our optional activity of Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 06 : CAPPADOCIA TOUR WITH UNDERGROUND CITY - GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM (B, L , D)
You will be picked up approximately 09:30 We will drive you to Derinkuyu underground city, one of the best preserved and deepest Underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu Underground city is 55 meters deep and 8 levels open to visitors, then visit to 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 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. 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 work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. 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. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 07 : CAPPADOCIA TO ANKARA CITY TOUR - ISTANBUL (B, L, D)
We depart at 8:00am for Ankara during the trip (4 hours distance). On the way, we will stop at Salt Lake, which it is a natural salt lake and the second biggest lake in Turkey. Arrival to Ankara around 12:30 and we have lunch break. After the lunch, Visit Ataturk Museum at the Ataturk Mausoleum. (Ataturk is the founder of the modern Turkey). Then depart for Istanbul and after 2.5 hour we will have coffee break in a restaurant area. After the break, 2, 5-hour drive to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul around 19:00pm. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 08 : ISTANBUL (B)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer back to Istanbul Ataturk airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one.
OPTIONAL TOURS SPECIAL
1001 Nights Dinner Show - Euro 50.00 Per Person
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - Euro 50.00 Per Person
Daily Turkish Night Show - Euro 50.00 Per Person
Daily Whirling Dervishes - Euro 35.00 Per Person
Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia - Euro 140 Per Person
Daily Turkish Bath Kusadasi - Euro 35.00 Per Person
Paragliding in Pamukkale - Euro140 Per Person
Hot Air Ballooning in Pamukkale - Euro 140 Per Person
These programmes are only valid for the dates mentioned.
If you request for different dates, our winter prices will be not valid.
If you need any change on these programmes, we will arrange you a tailor made programme with necessary price changes.
We have limited space for each tour. When we fill up our limit, the price may change.
For tour packages including domestic flights, you need to book at least 4 weeks before tour start date. If there is less than 4 weeks to tour start date, we will reflect the flight fare difference to the prices.
The prices are only valid for packages, we cannot provide you any break-down prices or any sectors seperately.
We reserve the right to make minor modifications to the daily itinerary flow based on weather, traffic, or other conditions for the convenience of the traveling customers.
In case of coach break down due to mechanical failures, the company will make every effort to fix the problem but please note that there will be no monetary compensation for the inconvenience caused.
2019 Tour Dates and Hotels
Daily Departures from 1st February, 2019 to 15 October, 2019
Istanbul Ramada Hotel & Suites Golden Horn or Similar
Antalya Best Western Khan Hotel or Similar
Cappadocia Luxury Hanedan Cave Hotel or Similar
Historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul
An Ideal tour for these who loves history, culture, sea, sand and parties for their honeymoon holiday
vISIT Istanbul, Mediterranean Region and Central Anatolia
Transportation by deluxe AC coach / Mini Bus / Van
7 nights accommodation in 3/4* hotels with breakfast
All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary
Domestic flight ticket from Istanbul to Antalya
3 nights in Istanbul
2 nights in Antalya
2 nights in Cappadocia
7 open buffet breakfasts
Guided Istanbul city tour
Guided Antalya Old City tour with waterfalls
Guided Konya tour
Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum
Guided Ankara tour
Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
All tips and Service charges
Premium service from Tour Rep
What's Not Included
Passport, VISA or other Consular Fees
Personal expenses such telephone bills, pay per view movies, laundry expenses, alcoholic beverages, Hotel incidentals
Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary
Travel and Medical Insurance
Optional tours or excursions
GST as applicable on the date of booking. Any changes before travel date by the government in taxes will be applicable in addition to this