Highlights of Turkey

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12 Days
Small Group Tour
4 Star Hotel

Join us to discover the top-visited cities of Turkey with 12 Days package from/to Istanbul. Visit highlights of Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, and cruising on the Bosphorus. Explore the Underground cities of Cappadocia, learn history about early Christians from your local guide, take photos of the fairy chimneys from the best photoshoot points. Walk on the ancient roads of best-preserved greko-city with the House of Holy Mary nearby. Swim in Pamukkale’s healing thermal springs. Enjoy the sunset on the Mediterranean from the best panoramic point of Antalya. Enjoy sailing to the turquoise bays of Fethiye and get a chance to swim in crystal clear water. Domestic flight tickets, airport transfers, accommodation, day tours with English speaking tour guide, Skip-The-Line tickets to the historical sites, lunch at tours provided.

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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Upon arrival at Istanbul Istanbul Airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (Hotel: Avicenna Hotel or similar)

Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour (B, L)

According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Hagia Sophia; was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. Next; Topkapı Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Next, Blue Mosque; Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome.  Next, Grand Bazaar; With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops, it is one of the greatest bazaars in the World.  At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul (Hotel: Avicenna Hotel or similar)

Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise / Flight to Izmir (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, leave your luggage at the lobby. According to your pick-up time meet with your guide and start your half-day tour. Visit Spice Bazaar; It was called Egyptian Bazaar during the ottoman period because shopkeepers used to sell herbs and spices brought throughout Egypt and Asia. Next, Cruising on Bosphorus; where you will enjoy a magnificent view. A great history, beautiful nature. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, and further along with the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. After the tour, we wıll drive you back to your hotel, collect your luggage and drive you to the airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll safely drive you to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Hotel: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar)
Remarks: Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir is included

Day 4: Ephesus Tour (B, L)

According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit The House of Virgin Mary; a church was built from the 6C AD to the top of the foundations of a house from 1C AD and it is declared by the church to be the final house where Mary spent her last days. 
Your tour continues with the Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean. During the 1C AD, Ephesus was the second-largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250,000 citizens. Ephesus is also so well preserved that, walking on the ancient streets among the beautiful monuments such as the third largest library of the ancient world or the largest roman theatre on the Asia continent, gives you the feeling of a time traveler.
Next; the Temple of Artemis or Artemision was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Its ancient cult dedicated to Artemis was very famous in antiquity and made Ephesus a much-visited pilgrimage place. After the tour drives you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. (Hotel: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar)

Day 5: Pamukkale Tour (B, L)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Visit Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… Pamukkale has always been a very popular settlement where hot springs were believed to have healing powers so it is considered to be the earliest spa on earth wherein history people traveled long distances in order to find a cure. The unique terraces were formed by running warm spring water at a temperature of 35 C, containing calcium bicarbonate. Today Pamukkale is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Visit; the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. Also, The Sacred Pool is one of the highlights of the site. Theır shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. At the end of the tour, we wıll drive you to Denizli bus station for your 5 hours bus journey to Fethiye. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Fethiye. (Hotel: Reis Royal Hotel or similar)
Remarks: Coach tickets from Denizli to Fethiye is included

Day 6: Island Boat Tour (B, L)

According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Fethiye harbor, when you embark on our comfortable and spacious boats, our hospitable crew will take you for an enchanting ODYSSEY along with the 12 Islands. On a myriad of bays and islands where navies and corsaires sought shelter from tempests all through man’s nautical history, you’ll find yourself in the bosom of the Mediterranean like no other boat trip can compare. Swim in the aquarium clear crystalline waters, disembark and take strolls at various islands and bays, sunbathe and fall asleep in tune with mother nature’s most tranquil lullaby, and have a BBQ lunch on board… You’ll return with unforgettable memories, (remember your camera). With more than enough legroom for our guests, less people, and no loud music on our sailing boat, you’ll find comfort and peace. Clean toilets and shower facilities, bar, sunbeds and shades, tackle, and jackets for non-swimmers and beginners for all ages. After the tour drives you back to your hotel. Overnight in Fethiye. (Hotel: Reis Royal Hotel or similar)

Day 7: Travel to Antalya (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out. According to your public bus departure time, we wıll drive you to Fethiye bus station for your 4 hours bus journey to Antalya. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver who will drive you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Antalya. (Hotel: Mediterra Art Hotel or similar)
Remarks: Coach tickets from Denizli to Antalya is included

Day 8: Antalya city tour (B,L)

According to your tour pick-up time, meet with your guide, and start your full-day tour. Drive to the Duden waterfalls; the Most beautiful and the most visited in the Antalya region. Enjoy a green environment, fresh air and pine scent, cool atmosphere, and spectacular waterfalls.
After lunch at a local restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view you will have 1-1.5 hours of free time to explore the old town (Kaleici). You will see top attractions of the city: Hadrianus Gate, Clock Tower, Kesik Minare (Truncated Minaret), and city walls dated back to the 2d century. Old Town with its narrow stone streets is also a great place to explore numerous boutiques, art galleries, and interesting museums.
The tour will continue wıth the cable car ride ‘from sea to sky’. Enjoy amazing views from the top of Tunektepe which stands 1365 mt above sea level. You will see the beautiful coastline of the Antalya region, gorgeous mountains, pine forests, and the turquoise Mediterranean sea. Great pictures taken during the trip will remind you of this unforgettable experience. Overnight in Antalya. (Hotel: Mediterra Art Hotel or similar)

Day 9: Travel to Cappadocia (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, according to your bus departure time drive to Antalya bus station for your 10hours bus journey to Cappadocia. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Hotel: Cappa Rossa Cave Suites or similar)
Remarks: Coach tickets from Antalya to Cappadocia is included

Day 10: Cappadocia Red Tour (B,L)

According to your tour pick-up time, meet with your guide, and start your full-day tour. Explore Goreme Museum; Consistıng of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls, we’re confıdent you wıll take away some tranquil memories. Next; Pasabagi which means: the Pacha’s vineyard. This site is also called Monks Valley. The hermitage of Simeon monks was here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon (Simon) and a hermit’s shelter is built into one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. Proceed to Zelve; Was the name of a village with homes carved from natural tufa and was inhabited until the 1950s. Early churches and houses can be seen in three different canyons intersecting each other…. A must-see.
Next, we continue to Pigeon Valley – earned its name from the countless man-made dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Next; Devrent Valley; famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. Take in the unique lunar landscape of the valley and feel like you’re in another World. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Hotel: Cappa Rossa Cave Suites or similar)

Day 11: Flight to Istanbul (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your flight time drive to Kayseri Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. Overnight in Istanbul. (Hotel: Avicenna Hotel or similar)
Remarks: Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul is included

Day 12: Departure Day (B)

Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and according to your flight time drive you to Istanbul Airport. End of our service.

Specification: Highlights of Turkey

Duration 12 Days
Accommodation 4 Star Hotel
Tour Style Small Group
Flights International flights are NOT included
Language English, Turkish
Airport Transfer Drop-Off, Pickup
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as per itineraries
Visa NOT Included
Insurance NOT included
Other Inclusions Charges & Taxes, Tour Guide, Tickets & Entry Fees

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•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show at specified meeting time.
•The provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
•Its highly recommended to make travel insurance for your holiday, as the provider can not be held responsible for the incident(s) which may occur during the tour.
•Amendments caused by the flights are upon availability and may require a supplement fee.
•Cancellations and changes made on purchased flight tickets are applied according to the cancellation and refund policies of airline companies.
•The provider cannot be held responsible for letter mistakes that may occur from names forwarded to us for the purchase of flight tickets.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: Hotels, Airport Transfers, Tours can be canceled without any penalties 3 days (s) prior to the first service date. Cancellations and changes made on purchased flight tickets are applied according to the cancellation and refund policies of airline companies.

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