Turkey Classic Tour – 8 Days
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💎 Why we love it ?
Explore the top-visited UNESCO Sites of Turkey with 8 Days customized Turkey Classic Tour. Visit Istanbul; where Asia Meets Europe and was the capital of 3 different Empires, Cappadocia; The land of beautiful horses and the home of the Fairy Chimneys, Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth and Ephesus; An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean and one of the seven churches of revelation. Learn history about early Christians, Byzantines, Ottomans, and Modern Turks from your expert local Guide. Tasty, amazing foods from Turkish cuisine and experience the life of locals
🏁 Tour Itinerary: Turkey Classic Tour – 8 Days
Day 1 Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul Istanbul Airport, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
🏚️ Hotel Option :Celal Sultna 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 <a title=”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, 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 Option:Celal Sultaa 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 wıth 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 drives you back to your hotel. Take your luggage and drive to Airport for your 1hour 15min domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your drıver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Kusadasi.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar.
✈️ Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir is included.
Day 4: Pamukkale Tour (B, L)
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 drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Efe Boutique Hotel or similar.
Day 5: Ephesus Tour / Flight to Kayseri (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 The House of Virgin Mary; a church was built from 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 drive you to Izmir Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Heraa Cave Suites or similar.
✈️ Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia is included.
Day 6: Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia (B, L)
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Goreme Museum; which consists of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls. Next; is Devrent Valley; famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. There is even a rock pillar that looks like the Virgin Mary, holding Jesus Christ. Take in the unique lunar landscape of the valley and feel like you’re in another World. Next; Pasabagi which means: the Pacha’s vineyard. This site is also called Monks Valley. The hermitage of Simeon monks was here. Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps.
Next Avanos; where you will enjoy typical Turkish Lunch and experience make Potter with local experts. Next, we continue to Goreme Panorama, which has one of the best panoramic views of the fairy chimneys. Next Uchisar the Naturel highest Rock Castle provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
🏚️ Hotel Option:Hera Cave Suites or similar.
Day 7: Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Istanbul (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 Rose and Red Valley; is an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink, especially during sunset! the minerals in the sandstone have a pink tinge. Next Cavusin; is surrounded by a valley, which becomes gradually wider, called Red Valley. The houses of the village were cut into massive rock formations. The village is famous for its rock churches. Next; Pigeon Valley; earned its name from the countless man-made dovecotes (Pigeon Houses) that have been carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Pigeon Valley is one of the best spots for walking in the marvelous Cappadocia region. Next; Underground Cities; once a place of refuge for 15000 Christians. These settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity as they provided shelter and worship and were in use until the end of 7C AD. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this eight-story city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Tour continues with Ortahisar; famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. At the end of the tour drive you to Kayseri Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you wıll be greeted by your drıver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul.
🏚️ Hotel Option: Celal Sultan Hotel or similar.
✈️ Domestic flight from Kayseri to Istanbul is included.
Day 8: 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.
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Jose K –
I have always had this dream to see this awesome country and what I finally got was an everlasting memory to keep for the rest of my life.
Among all these fascinating experiences I mostly like the diversity of this country. Once you are visiting a modern city and just with a short ride, you will find yourself in an ancient place with a history of thousands of years!! Also, Cappadocia was another highlight for me as I couldn’t believe flying is one of my options while in Turkey. Can’t wait to see Turkey and its warm-hearted people again!