|DURATION||12 Days – 11 Nights|
|STANDARDS||4, 5 star and deluxe hotels with breakfasts, 1 dinner, fully guided and incl. entrance fees|
|HIGHLIGHTS||Istanbul, Cappadocia, Sirince, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Bodrum, Istanbul|
|INCLUDED|| Your private guide and driver for flexible touring based on your interests
Hotel accommodations in given hotels including breakfasts, dinner in Pamukkale
Perfect English speaking tour guide
Deluxe transportation by new brand Mercedes Van (Fully Air-conditioned. Specially designed comfortable seats)
Istanbul – Cappadocia – Izmir and Bodrum – Istanbul flight ticket including port tax
Entrance fees to the sites
Guide’s, driver’s and Van’s expenses
Government fees and local handling charges
Complementary return transfers and dinner reservation to selected restaurants
Regular not private Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul
|NOT INCLUDED|| Personal expenses
Meals not indicated in includes section
Upon your arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport meeting with name sign, you will be escorted to your hotel. Stay overnight in Istanbul in a small boutique hotel
After breakfast pick up from hotel and our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul
Pick up from hotel for second day tour. Visit Underground Cistern. Some free time in Spice Bazaar. Than visit to the Spice Bazaar with its domed and vaulted shops selling spices and herbs, also known as Egyptian Bazaar. Then to the pier for a Bosporus cruise on a public ferry. Starting the trip from the Golden Horn and sailing through the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe- with a possibility to take pictures of the marble palaces, old wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential. We get on land in Sariyer district which has the old and modern taste together. Visit Ortakoy where mostly locals go. Ortakoy, once literally “the village in the middle” (orta) the European Bosphorus Shore, is now among Istanbul ‘ s coolest, chicest, most artsy neighborhoods, with trendy boutiques, atmospheric cafes and bistorts, and crowds of young, sophisticated residents and visitors. After the tour program transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Early morning pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Kayseri. Arrival at Kayseri airport and transfer to your hotel. Check in and start for Private Cappadocia tour. First meeting with Cappadocia, visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen on advertisements… That’s why people carved some pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. You will see that the houses for the pigeons are like the houses for the people. Then we descend into the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City one of the largest and the deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia. After the tour program transfer to your hotel.
In the morning, first meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia: rock formations beyond belief in Devrent valley; a journey in the past with its troglodyte houses, visit to Pasabag “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies” near Zelve.
Lunch in Avanos, center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC and a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th to 13th century). Continue to Uchisar Rock-Castle to have a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia. After the tour program transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in Cappadocia.
Free morning till 14.00 and Transfer to Cappadocia airport for flight to Izmir. Arrival to Izmir. Our representative will meet you and transfer to Sirince for free and overnight.
Having breakfast and depart for Ephesus. Arrival Ephesus. Visit Ephesus including Terrace Houses, The House of Virgin Mary, and Artemission Temple. After the tour program transfer to Sirince Village. Stay overnight in Sirince.
Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, visit to Aphrodisias. Aphrodisias was primarily known as a center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Overnight in Pamukkale.
After breakfast spend some more time in Pamukkale. Afternoon drive to Bodrum. Arrival and overnight in Bodrum.
Half day tour of Bodrum. We will start visiting St. Peter’s Castle, including underwater archeology museum. Castle was built by the Knights of St John in 1402 to dominate the harbor and it is one of the last and finest examples of Crusader architecture in the east. Then we will visit Halicarnassus Mausoleum which used to be one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient World. Next stop will be the ancient theater of Halicarnassus, dated back to the 4th century BC with 5.000 capacity. Afternoon free in Bodrum.
Transfer to Bodrum airport to take flight to Istanbul. Arrival to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Free in Istanbul in the afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul.
Transfer to your hotel for your flight back home. End of our services.
|Per person in a double|
|In 4 star hotels||In 5 star hotels||In Deluxe hotels|
|Min. 2 pax||3599-$US||4949-$US||6769-$US|
|Min. 4 pax||3059-$US||4399-$US||6189-$US|
|Min. 6 pax||2599-$US||3879-$US||5639-$US|