ISTANBUL/CANAKKALE/KUSADASI/PAMUKKALE/CAPPADOCIA  11 Nights / 12 Days BUS TOUR

Istanbul is a cosmopolitan city built on two continents. The most recent population census shows that it has a population of about 12 million people, from which almost 65% are inhabitants of the Asian side. Fulfilling the residential role of the city, it doesn't present a lot to see historically. In contrast, the European side is the commercial and cultural center, further divided into two districts (the Old City and the modern downtown) by a narrow channel of water called 'the Golden Horn'. Below you will find some helpful details to make your stay easier when you are in Istanbul.

Istanbul / Canakkale / Kusadasi / Pamukkale / Cappadocia (11 Nights / 12 Days) BUS TOURS

Day 01

Istanbul:

Meet at the airport and 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.

Day 02

Istanbul City Tour:

(Breakfast included)
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul City Tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to experience The Bosphorus Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of Bosphorus, which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is your to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 03

Gallipoli Battlefields Tour:

(Breakfast included)
06:30 am After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel/hostel and join your group and depart for Canakkale. The group will arrive in Eceabat at noon and begin the fully guided Gallipoli tour. Visiting Kabatepe Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston 's Jolly, The Nek and Chunuk Bair New Zealand memorial. During the tour there will be a lunch break. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive in Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 04

Helen of Troy Tour - Kusadasi:

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast at 08:45am we depart for the ancient city of Troy. Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archeological diggings from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870's to the present day and on going. Nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to 3500 B.C. After Troy we will depart for Kusadasi, late arrival into Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi / Selcuk.

Day 05

Ephesus Tour:

(Breakfast and lunch included)
We depart at 08:30 and we visit one of the best-preserved ruins in the world ' Ephesus. We tour this amazing site and wonder at the people who built and walked through this ancient city. We will also visit the House of Virgin Mary (supposedly where St. John brought her to live out her final days). After the tour, we will visit a carpet-weaving centre, which belongs to the national arts of Turkey. In the evening, as being one of our optional activities, you will have the chance to experience the traditional Turkish bath. Kusadasi / Selcuk.

Day 06

Daily Trip to Turkish Village Sirince:

(Breakfast and lunch included)
Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paint. There is a good view at the slope are all Orginal with their white paint. There is a good view at the entrance of the entrance of the vilage and its streets are also wonderful. Sirince is very popular for its buiding style, house, streets and apple wine made by the vilagers. In 1922 the anatolian Greeks immigrated back to greece and Turks coming from Grece settled there. There are remains of 42 Churches and Monastires in and around the village that is why Sirince is also known as Ephesus in the mountains. Sirince is one of the Government Protected Areas (G. R. A) Of Izmir and so most of its Original Authentic buildings are well preserved, especially the two Churches in the village Center. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 07

Pamukkale Tour:

(Breakfast and lunch included)
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region. We then arrive at Pamukkale for lunch. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 08

Pamukkale & Cappadocia:

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast, you can enjoy the thermal pool and sun till 10.00am, then departure for Cappadocia. (9 hour drive). The night is yours to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 09

Cappadocia Tour:

(Breakfast and Lunch included)
Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Our guided tour will start at 09:30 and cover Avcilar, Pigeon Valley, Goreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, Uchisar Castle and the pottery village of Avanos. If you want to join our optional activity of Ballooning, please contact with your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 10

Cappadocia Tour - Istanbul:

(Breakfast and lunch included)
We depart at 09:30 for one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia - Derinkuyu Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. Overnight bus to Istanbul.

Day 11

Istanbul Free Day:

Check in the hotel and the rest of the day is yours. Stay at hotel or explore the city, shop in Grand bazaar or Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar. Experience Taksim, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul. It has nice bars, restaurants, cafe, cinemas. A street in which is famous for being the centre of the Turkish Film Industry. Enjoy your last day in Istanbul.

Day 12

End of the tour:

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Hotel
Category
Rates are Per person on Twin Sharing

Standard

EUR 941

Superior

EUR 1044

 
Package Includes :-

Pick up airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport

3 Nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul

1 Night hotel accommodation in Canakkale

3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kusadasi

1 Night hotel accommodation in Pamukkale

2 Nights hotel accommodation in Cappadocia

10 breakfast and 5 lunches

Guided Istanbul City Tour

Guided Gallipoli tour

Guided Troy tour

Guided Ephesus tour

Guided Turkish Village Sirince

Guided Pamukkale tours

Guided 2 different Cappadocia tours

All transfer services to and from bus service

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Professional English-speaking tour guides


Please Note: Hagia Sophia closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays


Valid till 3rd March 2013
Surcharges will be applicable as per season conditions apply

 

TURKEY TOUR including Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Cappadocia (10 Days)

Ankara is a old city, located in the center of the country. Founded in 2000 BC, the city gained its modern prominence only in 1923 when it became the capital of Republic of Turkey. The most interesting part of Ankara is Ulus, the old part of town. Built on two hills, Ulus derives much of its character from its steep and winding streets. The main sight is the Kale, the fortress overlooking the city. Around town you will find a few remains of Roman times, esp. the Augustus temple, which became famous with historians because of the 'Monumentum Ancyranum', the legacy of emperor Augustus. Ancyra, by the way, is the name of Ankara in ancient times. Next to the temple ruin you will find the tomb of Haci Bayram and his mosque, probably some pilgrims saying prayers in front of one window - the holy man is still very popular amongst the Anatolian population.
 

Day 01

Istanbul:

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 

Day 02

Istanbul City Tour:

(Breakfast included)
We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul City Tour. 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 and then we head to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.. The rest of the evening is you're to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 03

Istanbul to Izmir & Kusadasi:

(Breakfast and dinner included)
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 04

Ephesus Tour:

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
A fully Guided Ephesus Tour starts at 08:30, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus.

Day 05

Pamukkale Tour:

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day trip to Pamukkale and we depart at 08:00 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertine's and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale Museum, and The Travertine's of Pamukkale. Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus.

Day 06

Izmir & Kayseri Airport & Cappadocia:

(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast, we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 07

Cappadocia Tour:

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After breakfast we shall start at 09:00am for Cappadocia tour including Goreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, and Pasabag Valley. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid being hassled which will enable you enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Free evening. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Before the tour there is an option to go hot air ballooning: The Hot Air Balloon descends at sunrise and the ride lasts for approximately 45 minutes; in which we will float through valleys, between fairy chimneys and caves. The balloon will rise approximately 1000 feet in which you will experience the extraordinary views Cappadocia has to offer. On landing, champagne will be served to toast arrival. It is a fantastic journey made by the eccentric landscapes and the rising sun.

Day 08

Cappadocia Tour & Istanbul:

(Breakfast and lunch included)
After breakfast at 09:00am we head to one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Kaymakli Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. The second part of our Cappadocia Tour will include Uchisar Castle, Avcilar, and Pidgeon Valley. After the tour we will rest at the hotel and have a free afternoon until transfers to the airport for our flight back to Istanbul. After the Cappadocia depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 09

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour:

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast at 08:30am we depart for Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise. A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia.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, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS The summer residence of ottoman sultans whit its orginal furnuture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) CAMLICA HILL the highest point in istanbul. at the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the bosphours from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. SHOPPING POSSIBILITY AT BEDESTEN Exhebition the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses autohorised by The Ministry of national education Possibility to see jewellery, handscrafts centre and leatherware show. Free time providend for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10

Istanbul the end of Tour:

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home

Hotel
Category
Rates are Per person on Twin Sharing

Standard

EUR 875

Superior

EUR 980

 
Package Includes:-

Arrival Airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir.

Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia.

          Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul.

        4 Nights hotel in Istanbul

        3 Nights hotel in Kusadasi

        2 Nights hotel in Cappadocia

        9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners

1 Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise

          1 fully guided Istanbul City Tour.

1 fully guided Ephesus tour

1 fully guided Pamukkale tour

2  fully guided Cappadocia tours

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Professional English-speaking tour guides



Valid till 3rd March 2013
Surcharges will be applicable as per season conditions apply

VISAS

Visa application form duly filled in and signed.

2 Recent passport size colour photographs.

Covering letter from the applicant on company's letterhead stating his name, designation, purpose and duration of visit.

Detailed Tour Itinerary & Tour Confirmation.

Hotel confirmation.

Applicant has to provide their personal Income tax paper.

Bank Statement for last 6 months.

Foreign Exchange duly endorsed minimum USD 2000.

Confirmed return ticket.

Personal Bank Statement of the Applicant for last 6 months in Orginal.

ITR of the last 3 years in Orginal.

Orginal Applicant's Degree & Educational Credentials duly attested by the Notary.
Tourist visa requirements
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