Istanbul,Ephesus,Pamukkale&Cappadocia - 8 Days

Istanbul,Ephesus,Pamukkale&Cappadocia - 8 Days

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Istanbul,Ephesus,Pamukkale&Cappadocia - 8 Days

8 Days Starting and ending in IST/SAW Airport

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Hagia Sophia

,

Topkapi Palace Museum

,

Hippodrome of Constantinople

,

The Blue Mosque

,

Grand Bazaar

,

Mısır Çarşısı

,

15 July Martyrs Bridge

,

Pamukkale

,

Pammukale Thermal Pools

,

Hierapolis Theater

,

Ancient Ephesus

,

House of Virgin Mary

,

The Temple of Artemis

,

Cappadocia

,

Rose Valley

,

Çavuşin

,

Pigeon Valley

,

Kaymakli Underground City

,

Ortahisar Castle

Tour operator:

Tour Altinkum Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TAT00236

Group size:

2 - 12

Age range:

1-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$1035

$973 (USD)

tourhub discount: $62


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Tour Overview

Explore the top-visited UNESCO Sites of Turkey with 8 Days customized package. 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 Archaeological 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.

Highlights

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    Istanbul

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    Ancient Ephesus

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    House of Virgin Mary

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    Pamukkale

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    Cappadocia

Places You'll See

Istanbul

Ephesus

House of Virgin Mary

Pamukkale

Cappadocia

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrival at Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul, İstanbul


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Avicenna Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Upon arrival at Istanbul / SAW Airport, you will be greeted and drives to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul

icon Day 2 : Treasures of Istanbul

Location:

  İstanbul, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum, Hippodrome of Constantinople, The Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Avicenna Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


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

icon Day 3 : HD Bosphorus Cruise / Flight to Izmir

Location:

  İstanbul, Mısır Çarşısı, 15 July Martyrs Bridge


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Efe Boutique Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


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 pavilions 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.

icon Day 4 : Pamukkale Tour

Location:

  Pamukkale, Pammukale Thermal Pools, Hierapolis Theater


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Efe Boutique Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


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 worlds' 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.

icon Day 5 : Ephesus Tour / Flight to Kayseri

Location:

  Ancient Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, The Temple of Artemis, Ancient Ephesus


Accommodation:

  Cave Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Heaven Cave Suites


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


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 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 to Izmir Airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver who will drive you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia.

icon Day 6 : Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

Location:

  Cappadocia


Accommodation:

  Cave Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Heaven Cave Suites


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Goreme Museum; consists of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls. Next; 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. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon (Simon) and a hermit's shelter are built into one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. Pasabag valley contains some of the most striking fairy chimneys in Cappadocia with twin and even triple rock caps. This style is unique even for Cappadocia and these fairy chimneys are named mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys.
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 the 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

icon Day 7 : Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Istanbul

Location:

  Cappadocia, Rose Valley, Çavuşin, Pigeon Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Avicenna Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


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. This pink becomes more and more evident throughout the day, peaking at sunset when the sun glows directly onto the Rose Valley giving it that fine shade of pink so many people come to see. 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 will be greeted by your driver who will drive you safely to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul.

icon Day 8 : Departure Day

Location:

  İstanbul


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


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

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    4* hotel accommodation

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Transfers from/to Airports on private basis

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    Entrance Fees

    Admission fees to the historical sites

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Free wi-fi at the hotels

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    Fully Guided

    Professional licensed tour guide at tours

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    Meals – Half Board

    Meal plan as mentioned on the itinerary

What's Not Included

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    Drinks with Meals

    Beverages with meals

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Optional

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Yes

Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

Yes

What is the maximum group size?

12

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

Yes, mentioned on price tab

Are vaccinations required for this tour?

No

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, at tours

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euro, USD,TL

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    No

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

    Are flights included in this tour?

    Internal flight tickets

    Company Instant Book

    Yes

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Easy

    What is the tipping policy?

    Optional

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    The tour is a guarantee departure

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4* hotel

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

Reviews

Turkey:Different tastes&mixed Culteres

Visiting 4 different cities in 7 days. I know it sounds hard but they know very well how to do thıs job. They were in constant contact with me all ....more

Visiting 4 different cities in 7 days.

I know it sounds hard but they know very well how to do thıs job.

They were in constant contact with me all my travel, update pick up times and tour schedule reminder of the next day.

Checked in before flights, drivers were always ready on time at Airports, hotel preferences were very good (specially Efe Hotel in Kusadasi), the tours were in small groups and tour guides were very knowledgeable.

(the tour guide in Cappadocia Aylin was our favorite) l definitely will stay longer when l came back Turkey and l will make sure the restaurants are open, not curfew ☺️ Highly recommend less....


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Vitalik

11-Jan-2021

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Istanbul,Ephesus,Pamukkale&Cappadocia - 8 Days

8 Days Starting and ending in IST/SAW Airport

Visiting:

İstanbul

,

Hagia Sophia

,

Topkapi Palace Museum

,

Hippodrome of Constantinople

,

The Blue Mosque

,

Grand Bazaar

,

Mısır Çarşısı

,

15 July Martyrs Bridge

,

Pamukkale

,

Pammukale Thermal Pools

,

Hierapolis Theater

,

Ancient Ephesus

,

House of Virgin Mary

,

The Temple of Artemis

,

Cappadocia

,

Rose Valley

,

Çavuşin

,

Pigeon Valley

,

Kaymakli Underground City

,

Ortahisar Castle

Tour operator:

Tour Altinkum Travel

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TAT00236

Group size:

2 - 12

Age range:

1-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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