DURATION 12 Days – 11 Nights
STANDARDS 4 star and Boutique hotels with breakfast, 2 lunch, 7 dinner
HIGHLIGHTS Istanbul, Cappadocia, Sirince, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Istanbul
DEPARTURE Everyday for individuals and groups
INCLUDED Your private guide and driver for flexible touring based on your interests
Hotel accommodations in given hotels including breakfasts
Meals given in the itinerary
Perfect English speaking tour guide
Deluxe transportation by last model Mercedes Van (Fully Air-conditioned. Specially designed comfortable seats)
Istanbul – Cappadocia – Izmir and Denizli – Istanbul flight tickets 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
Drinks
International flights
Tipping
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Day 1

Arrival to Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, meet by our representative and private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul in a small boutique hotel

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Day 2

Full Day Istanbul Tour (B)

09.00 a.m. 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 Topkapi Palace, 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

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Day 3

Underground Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise, Ortakoy (B)

After having breakfast start for a second day tour in Istanbul. Visiting Underground Cistern. Some free time in Spice Bazaar with its domed and vaulted shops selling spices and herbs, also known as Egyptian Bazaar. Then continue 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 bistros, and crowds of young, sophisticated residents and visitors. After the tour program transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

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Day 4

Istanbul – Cappadocia (B – D)

Pick up early in the morning and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Kayseri. Arrival to Kayseri airport. Meeting and transfer to your hotel. After check into your hotel 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. Overnight in Cappadocia.

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Day 5

Full Day Cappadocia Tour ( B – Dinner with a Turkish family )
After having breakfast start for a second day in Cappadocia with the lunar landscapes : 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.

You are welcomed by a Turkish family who lives in the village. Dinner at their home. Overnight in Cappadocia.

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Day 6

Cappadocia (B – L – D)

Wake up early in the morning to spend the day with villagers. We will go to their farms to help them and spend unique experience. Lunch with villagers and dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

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Day 7

Cappadocia – Izmir – Sirince (B – D)

After having breakfast transfer to Cappadocia airport to take flight to Izmir. Arrival at Izmir Airport meeting with our representative and transfer to Sirince Village. Spend all afternoon to relax and spend the day with villagers. Dinner in a local restaurants in the village. Overnight in Sirince

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Day 8

Ephesus (B – D)

After having breakfast depart for Ephesus. Visiting Ephesus including Terrace Houses, The House of Virgin Mary, and Artemission Temple. After the tour program transfer to Sirince Village.

You are welcomed by a Turkish family who lives in the village. Dinner at their home. Stay overnight in Sirince.

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Day 9

Sirince (B – L – D)

Wake up early in the morning to spend the day with villagers. We will go to their farms to help them and spend unique experience. Lunch with villagers and dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Sirince.

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Day 10

Sirince – Pamukkale (B – D)

After having breakfast drive to Pamukkale. On the way visit to 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. After the tour program transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale.

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Day 11

Pamukkale – Istanbul (B)

Wake up early in the morning and transfer to Denizli Airport to take flight to Istanbul by Turkish airlines.  Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Having a free afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul.

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Day 12

Fly Home (B) 

Transfer to Istanbul Airport accordingly your international flight. End of our services.

Per person in a double
In 4 star & Boutique Hotels
Min. 2 pax 2986-$US
Min. 4 pax 2706-$US
Min. 6 pax 2379-$US
Min. 8 pax 2176-$US
Single Supp. 412-$US

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