Anatolian Tour: 10 Nights 11 Days

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Istanbul-Cappodocia-Konya-Pamukkale-Kuşadası-Ephesus-Bergama-Ayvalik-Çanakkale 10 Nights – 11 Days

 

1 Night Istanbul – 2 Nights Cappodocia – Konya (on the way) – 1 Nights Pamukkale – 1 Night Kusadasi – Pargamon and Ephesus (on the way) – 1 Night Ayvalik – 4 Nights Istanbul

DAY 1- ISTANBUL  

  • Welcome to Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul or Sabiha Airport).
  • Please meet with your tour guide.
  • Our tour guides will transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul which you will stay over night.
  • You can enjoy a tradional Turkish Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 2-ISTANBUL -ANKARA- CAPPADOCIA

  • After the breakfast at the hotel we will drive to the Cappadocia. (Open buffet breakfast included at your hotel fees)
  • On the way we will have a lunch in Ankara.
  • You will have a chance to see beautiful lanscape while driving through Ankara to Cappadocia.
  • We will have a dinner at the hotel in Cappadocia and stay overnight.

DAY 3- CAPPADOCIA

(Optional Hot Air Baloon Ride early in the morning, customers are responsible for the fee. Flying over the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia is a fabulous way to see this unique land. It’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Once up in the air the view and the colours are fantastic. You’ll admire the magical fairy chimneys and valleys as well as spectacular landscape. )

  • After the breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the city of Kaymakli. Kaymakli is an underground city which is the best and the most famous underground city in Capadocia. It has 4 floors and all floors are open for visiters.
  • Then we will go to “Uchisar Castle”. The silk road below the castle of Uchisar is the highest point of Cappadocia.
  • After lunch we will continue our tour with the Goreme Open Air Museum. Goreme museum has Byzantine rocks carved churches, ancient paintings and ftescoes.
  • We will also visit “Dervent Valley” (Imagination Valley). You will have a wonderful experience while walking among the colorful rock formations like camel shape.
  • Then we will visit “Pasabaglari” (The Monks Valley) to see fantastic naturally shaped rocks which has a mushroom shape.
  • Finally we will see Avanos (Red River) to see a pottery demonstration from Hitit period.
  • We will have a dinner at the hotel and stay overnight.

DAY 4 – CAPPADOCIA-KONYA-PAMUKKALE

  • After the breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to city of Konya.
  • To make your long journey a fun experience, we will visit the 13th-century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai in Konya.
  • Here, you will witness the elaborately carved stone structures such as mosques, madrasas, caravanserais, mausoleums, palaces, public baths and bridges built by the Seljuk Turks.
  • The next stop will be the famous Mevlana Museum which is located in the city center of Konya. It is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlana or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi, order better known Whirling Dervishes. You will have a chance to visit all available sections in Mevlana Museum such as Matbah (kitchen), tombs Tivalet Chamber (Quaran Reading and Chanting), Sema-Hane (Ritual Hall).
  • We will have a lunch in the delicious roadside resuaruants on our way and drive to Pamukkale.
  • After having a dinner in the hotel, we will stay overnight in Pamukkale.

DAY 5 – PAMUKKALE

  • After a joyful breakfast at the hotel we will start our journey in Pamukkale.
  • Pamukkale, meaning cotton castle in Turkish, is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, terraces or carbonate minerals left by the flowing water.
  • Hierapolis is the place where you would see the Necropolis, the biggest cemetery of Anatolia with 1,200 graves.
  • You would be having free time to walk on warm water terraces, where people have bathed in for thousands of years.
  • We will take some rest to treat your taste buds to a delicious lunch.
  • After lunch we will depart to Kusadasi, which is 163 kilometres from Pamukkale.
  • Once you have completed check-in formalities at the hotel in Kusadasi, unwind from the enriching day with delectabe dinner.
  • Retire to the room for a comfortable stay and slumber.

DAY 6 – KUSADASI

  • With a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, begin your day by checking out from the hotel to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World- the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.
  • On our way you will have ancient sightseeing tour, and see The House of Virgin Mary, a humble house where Mary is said to have spent her last days.
  • Then we will continue to Ephesus, on this trip to the ancient city, you will see ruins and remnants, and learn about the unknown tales of this bustling metropolis. When in Ephesus, we will visit the Polio Fountain and the 2nd-century Hadrian Temple.
  • As you stroll along the pathways and meander through the ruins of this iconic city, witness the 24,000 seater Great Theatre. Thereafter, make your way to one of the most beautiful structures in Ephesus, the Library of Celsus.
  • We will stop for a delicious lunch to satiate you.
  • Our journay will continue with a short visit to city or Bergama where you can see Pergamon of Asclepion. One of the most important healing centres of the Roman world, it had baths, temples, a theatre, a library, treatment centres and latrines in its heyday. 
  • From here we will transfer to city of Ayvalik which is has the highest oxygen level in Turkey.
  • We will have a traditional dinner and stay in Ayvalik overnight.

DAY 7 – AYVALIK – CANAKKALE

  • After the breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Canakkale. You will be greeted by the model of Trojan Horse, stands as a symbol of the famous wooden horse used at the time.
  • Then you will see the Sacrifical Altars, 3700-year-old city walls, Houses of Troy I (3000 BC-2500 BC), The Bouleuterion (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), current excavations in progress and the remains of various cities from Troy I to Troy IX.
  • After a mediterrenian style lunch in Canakkale we will contiune to drive to Istanbul.
  • You will have a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul.

DAY 8 – ISTANBUL

  • After the breakfast in the hotel we will travel with a ferry to Buyukada (The Princes’ Island).
  • You will enjoy cool breezes and charming sights along the way to Buyukada, the largest island in the chain. Buyukada is famous for mild climate, luch vegetation, and ornate Ottoman Houses.
  • Use of cars are prohibited in the island so tarnsportation is made by ancient carriages, called phaetons. You will have a unforgettable phaeton ride to tour the island and see beautiful scenery studded with elegant mansions draped with purple baugainvilleas.
  • We will have a lunch at the best of the many excellent fresh fish restaurants that linet he waterfront, gazing across the Asian shore of Istanbul. It will be a lifetime experience for you. We will return to Istanbul with a ferry enjoying fantastic see view.
  • On our return to Istanbul we will visit Misir Carsisi (Spice Bazaar). No visit to Istanbul is complete without stopping by the atmospheric Spice Bazaar.
  • While the Grand Bazaarmay be the largest and most famous of Istanbul’s covered bazaars, this spice market wins the prize for being the most colorful, fragrant, and often the most fun – as visitors can taste the goods on offer. You can shoop for unique Turkish spices and desserts and maybe treat your loved ones with a Turkish delight.
  • After shopping we will return to our hotel have a delicious dinner and have a peaceful rest.

DAY 9 – ISTANBUL

  • After the breakfast in the hotel we will impress you with Istanbul’s best historical sights on this guided full-day tour. We begin our tour with Hagia Sophia. Built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century AD and designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isodore of Miletus, the church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Converted into a mosque in 1453, it is now a museum. Its massive dome still dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is also famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses and a poignant Virgin and Child.
  • Next we visit the Blue Mosque which takes its name from the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century and designed by a pupil of Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Its courtyard is especially grand.
  • Then we will visit the most famous palace of Ottoman Empire Topkapi Palace. Set on top the most visible hill of Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, is the symbol of the city. Opulent, decadent and steeped in history, it offers visitors a chance to get to know the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire rather more intimately. It was built in 1461 by Mehmet the Conqueror and remained both the symbolic and political home of the Ottoman Empire until Sultan Abdülmecid. It was converted into a museum after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the Turkish Republicin 1924 and is a must see for any tourist visiting Istanbul. It is made up of four different courtyards and various exhibitions such as the treasury, weapons, watch collection, kaftans, portraits and sacred relics of prophets.
  • After having a amazing Ottoman style lunch we will visit Yerebatan Sarnici (The Basilica Cistern) Atmospheric music, rosy flood lighting and the lilting sound of water lapping on marble – entering the Underground Cistern known in Turkish as Yerebatan Sarayi – or Basilica Cistern, is an experience that charms all the senses.Built to store water, this has to be the fanciest and most enormous well you’ll ever see. The cistern dates back to Byzantine days when the city was called Constantinople.Built by Emperor Justinian in the mid-500s, the cavernous underground water-storage area has a vaulted brick ceiling supported by a forest of Corinthian-carved marble columns.
  • Then we will visit The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive.
  • After that you will have some free time in The Grand Bazaar which was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style.
  • You will have a unique experience while walking and shopping in ancient Grand Bazaar.

DAY 10 – ISTANBUL

  • After a joyful breakfast in the hotel we will visit Dolmabahce Sarayi.The sultans of Ottoman Empire lived here from 1856 to 1922. With its columns and pediments, the opulent palace has a very European appearance, and the interior is a mid-Victorian statement in over-the-top luxury.Gilt, marble and crystal abound. A particular highlight is the world’s largest crystal chandelier hovering over the center hall, a gift from Queen Victoria. Guided tours lead from waiting rooms to the offices of the Grand Vizier and other ornate apartments looking over the sea. The palace has a special place in the hearts of modern-day Turks, as the leader Atatürk made the palace his home and it was here that he passed away in 1938.
  • Our next destination will be Minaturk. Walk between the trimmed lawns of Miniaturk dotted with more than 100 miniature models of Turkey’s great buildings, such as Hagia Sophia, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Atatürk international airport. As one of the world’s largest miniature parks, this open-air site features architectural structures from Istanbul, Anatolia, and even from the Ottoman territories that are no longer part of Turkey. See the ancient city of Ephesus, the bridge over the Bosporus, the Suleymaniye mosque, fairy chimneys, and Mount Nemrut, all scaled down to 1/25 of their original size. A miniature train passes through the paths.
  • Our next destination is The Panorama 1453 Historical Museum is located in Topkapi Cultural Park. The museum takes the form of a panoramic mural which tells the story of the famous conquest of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed in May 1453. The mural measures 38 meters in diameter and covers an area of 2,350m². It took eight artists five years to complete. The artists used 10,000 live models to create a realistic 3D effect. As you look on the mural there are background battle sound effects played. The highlight of the siege events was when the Ottoman forces broke through the Byzantine line of defense. Once the Ottoman’s had taken the city Sultan Mehmet II was named “Fatih” or conqueror.
  • After having a short rest we will show you unique night life of the Istanbul. You will enjoy a traditional belly dance show while having an irrebuttable traditional Turkish dinner. You will also have a chance to see a traditional folklore dance. It will be an unforgettable night.

DAY 11 – ISTANBUL

  • After a good-bye breakfast we will transfer you to airport.
  • We hope you had an unforgettable journey with us. It was a pleasure to show you our amazing country. We hope to see you in a different tour to discover the Turkey together. Thank you for choosing us and have a safe trip back home.

Services Included in Tour Content;

  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
  • 10 Nights Accommodation( in 4 *Or 5* Hotels)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Boat Trip Ticket
  • Professional Guide 
  • Air-conditioned, Vehicles
  • Lunch and Dinner

Services not included in the tour content

  • Exsra( Drink & Yemek)
  • Personal Expenditures

Payment 

  • By Cash Payment
  • The Tour By Cash (EUR,USD, GBP)

PRICE INFORMATION AND OPTIONS

  • Price Per Adult : 799.-€ (4 Star Hotel)
  • Price Per Adult : 999.-€ (5 Star Hotel)

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of bookin
  • Free Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off – from City Center Hotels in Europen Side
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