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Highlights of Turkey - 12 Days

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Tour Code:
TAT-0007
Season:
Everyday (All year round)
Departure Point:
Istanbul / SAW Airport
You will be greeted with a sign your name is written on.
Ending Point:
Istanbul / SAW Airport
Duration:
12 Days / 11 Night
Service Basis:
Sit in minibus (shared basis)
 
Available Language(s): 
• Tour guide throughout the tour
• English 
Included Services:
• 3 night accommodation in Istanbul
• 2 night accommodation in Kusadasi
• 2 night accommodation in Cappadocia
• 2 night accommodation in Antalya
• 2 night accommodation in Fethiye
• Economic class domestic flight tickets
• Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary
• Admission fees for all sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary
• Transfer services from/to Airports
• Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle 
Excluded Services:
• Beverage with meals
• Tips for the guides & drivers (0ptional)
 
Good to know:
•Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes at the tours
•Please print your flight tickets, confirmed tour voucher and bring them with you.
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, will be replaced with Underground Cistern
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, will be replaced Arasta Bazaar
•Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays due to Friday prayer we will visit from the garden.
 
Hotels Info:
Istanbul 
•Monopol Hotel (3*)
•Recital Hotel (4*)
•Sura Hagia Sophia (5*) 
Kusadasi
•Saturn Hotel (3*)
•Efe Boutique Hotel (4*)
•Charisma De Luxe(5*) 
Cappadocia
•Jerveni Hotel (3*)
•Hera Cave (4*)
•Exedra Cave (5*) 
Antalya
•Mediterra Art (3*)
•Best Western khan (4*)
•Ramada by Wyndham (5*) 
Fethiye
•İnfinity City Hotel (3*)
•Orka Boutique(4*)
•Ecesaray Hotel (5*)
 
Additional Info:
• Contact our dedicated Custom Team for tailor-making your tour with special private service rates even for small groups of 4 people with special rates.
• Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
• If you cannot find the service you need, please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
• Day tours are English guided and shared basis
• Guiding in your own language is upon availability and may require addıtıtıonal charge.
 

Itinerary

Highlights:
-Visit Istanbul; where Asia meets Europe and was capital for 3 different empires.
-Explore Underground cities of Cappadocia and see rock cut churches, storage rooms and kitchens
-Walk on the ancient roads of greco-roman city of Ephesus and see the Holy Mary house where she spent her last days.
-Swim in Pamukkale's thermal springs and see Hierapolis Ancient City.
-Walk in the cobblestone paved with colorful flowers streets of old town and see clock tower, Hadrian Gate and Kesik Minare
-Enjoy cruising on the Bosphorus and see the monuments among such as Ottoman Mansions, Ortakoy Mosque and Domlmabahce Palace
-Enjoy sailing to the turquoise bays of Fethiye and get a chance to swim in crystal clear water.
-Taste typical turkish foods in local restaurants
-Experience life of locals and learn how to make pottery from villagers. 
Overview:
Join us to discover the top-visited cities of Turkey with 12 Days package from/to Istanbul. Visit Istanbul; where Asia Meets Europe and was the capital of 3 different empires, enjoy cruising on the bosphorus and see the monuments among such as Ottoman mansions, Ortakoy Mosque and Dolmabahce palcae. Explore the Underground cities of Cappadocia and see rock cut churches, storege rooms and kitchens, learn history about early Christians from your local guide, take photos of the fairy chimneys from the best photoshoot points. Walk on the ancient roads of best-preserved greko-city with House of Holy Mary nearby. Swim in Pamukkale's healing thermal springs. Join a full-day boat trip to crytal clear bays of Fethiye. Enjoy the sunset on the Mediterranean from the best panoramic point of Antalya. Walk in the cobblestone paved with colorful flowers streets of old town and see clock tower, Hadrian Gate and Kesik Minare. . Domestic flight tickets, airport transfers, 4* accommadation, day tours with English speaking tour guide, Skip-The-Line tickets to the historical sites, lunch at tours provided.
Day 1 Arrival to Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul / SAW Airport, you will be greeted and drives to your hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Istanbul.
(No Meal)
Day 2 Treasures of Istanbul
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
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 3 HD Bosphorus Cruise / Flight to Izmir
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, 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 pavillions of Yildiz Palace. After the tour we wıll drive you back to your hotel, collect your luggage and drive you to the airport for your 1hour 30min domestic flight to Izmir. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your driver who wıll safely drive you to your hotel. Check in. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 4 Ancient Ephesus Tour 
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 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 traveller.
Next; 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 tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 5 Pamukkale Tour
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 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 where in history people travelled 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; 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 we wıll drive you to Denizli bus station for your 5 hours bus journey to Fethiye. Upon arrival you wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check in. Overnight in Fethiye.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 6 12 Island Boat Tour
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Fethiye harbour, when you embark our comfortable and spacious boats, our hospitable crew will take you for an enchanting ODYSSEY along the 12 Islands. On a myriad of bays and islands where navies and corsaires sought shelter from tempests all through man’s nautical history, you’ll find yourself in the bosom of the Mediterranean like no other boat trip can compare. Swim in the aquarium clear crystalline waters, disembark and take strolls at various islands and bays, sunbathe and fall asleep in tune with mother nature’s most tranquil lullaby, and have a BBQ lunch on board… You’ll return with unforgettable memories, (remember your camera). With more than enough legroom for our guests, less people and no loud music on our sailing boat, you’ll find comfort and peace. Clean toilets and shower facilities, bar, sun beds and shades, tackle and jackets for non-swimmers and beginners for all ages. After tour drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Fethiye.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 7 Travel to Antalya
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out. According to your public bus departure time we will drive you to Fethiye bus station for your 4 hours bus journey to Antalya. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your driver who will drive you safely to your hotel. Check in. Overnight in Antalya.
(Breakfast)
Day 8 Antalya City tour
According to your tour pick-up time, meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Drive to the Duden waterfalls; Most beautiful and the most visited in the Antalya region. Enjoy a green environment, fresh air and pine scent, cool atmosphere and spectacular waterfalls. After lunch at a local restaurant with a beautiful panoramic view you will have 1-1.5 hours of free time to explore the old town (Kaleici). You will see top attractions of the city: Hadrianus Gate, Clock Tower, Kesik Minare (Truncated Minaret) and city walls dated back to the 2d century. Old Town with its narrow stone streets is also a great place to explore numerous boutiques, art galleries, and interesting museums.
The tour will continue wıth the cable car ride 'from sea to sky'. Enjoy amazing views from the top of Tunektepe which stands 1365 mt above sea level. You will see the beautiful coastline of the Antalya region, gorgeous mountains, pine forests, and turquoise Mediterranean sea. Great pictures taken during the trip will remind you of this unforgettable experience. Overnight in Antalya.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 9 Flight to Cappadocia
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, according to your flight departure time drives to Antalya Airport for your 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.
(Breakfast)
Day 10 Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
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 which 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 is 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 continues to Goreme Panaroma, which has one of the best panoramic view of the Fairy chimneys. Next Uchisar the Naturel 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
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 11 Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Istanbul
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 as Red Valley. The houses of the village were cut into massive rock formations. The village is famous with its rock-chuches. 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-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Tour continue 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 wıll be greeted by your driver who wıll drıve you safely to your hotel. Check in. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast)
Day 12: Departure Day
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and according to your flight time drive you to Istanbul Airport. End of our service.
(Breakfast)
 

Conditions

•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show at specified meeting time.
•The provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
•Its highly recommended to make a travel insurance for your holiday, as the provider can not be held responsible for the incident(s) which may occur during the tour.
•Amendments caused by the flights are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Cancellations and changes made on purchased flight tickets are applied according to the cancellation and refund policies of airline companies.
•The provider cannot be held responsible for letter mistakes that may occur from names forwarded to us for the purchase of flight tickets.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: Hotels, Airport Transfers, Tours can be cancelled without any penalties 3 day(s) prior to first service date. Cancellations and changes made on purchased flight tickets are applied according to the cancellation and refund policies of airline companies.