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Turkey Explorer by private vehicle - 9 Days

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Tour Code:
TAT-0005
Season:
Everyday (All year round)
Departure Point:
Istanbul / SAW Airport
You will be greeted with a sign with your name is written on.
Ending Point:
Istanbul / SAW Airport
Duration:
9 Days / 8 Night
Service Basis:
Sit in Private Vehicle 
 
Available Language(s): 
• Tour guide throughout the tour
• English
Included Services:
• 3 night accommodation in Istanbul
• 1night accommodation in Kusadasi
• 1night accommodation in Pamukkale
• 1 night accommodation in Cappadocia
• 1 night accommodation in Canakkale
• 1 night accommodation in Konya
• 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 on private basis
• 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 Hotel (5*) 
Kusadasi
•Saturn Hotel (3*)
•Efe Boutique Hotel (4*)
•Charisma De Luxe(5*) 
Cappadocia
•Jerveni Hotel (3*)
•Hera Cave (4*)
•Exedra Cave(5*)
Pamukkale 
•Ece Hotel(3*)
•Tripolis Hotel(4*)
•Colossae Hotel(5*) 
Konya
•İbis Hotel (3*)
•Selcuk Hotel(4*)
•Anemon Konya Hotel(5*) 
Canakkale
•Anzac Hotel (3*)
•Buyuk Truva Hotel (4*)
•Colins Hotel (5*)
 
Additional Info:
• If you cannot find the service you need, please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
• Guiding in your own language is upon availability and may require addıtıonal charge.

Itinerary

Highlights:
-Visit Istanbul; where Asia meets Europe and was capital for several different empires.
-Explore Gallipoli, home to one of the most dramatic battles in history
-Pergamum; Where John wrote his letter
-Cappadocia; The land of beautiful horses and home of the fairy chimneys.
-Walk on the ancient roads of greco-roman city of Ephesus and see the Holy Mary house.
-Visit Pamukkale and swim in Pools of Heaven on Earth.
-Visit Konya, Home of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi
Overview:
Explore magnificent Turkey with 9 Days customized package with a personal tour guide in a luxury vehicle from/to Istanbul. Visit highlights of Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, and cruising on the Bosphorus. 
Explore Gallipoli, home to one of the most dramatic battles in history and home of the Trojan Horse. Visit Pergamum; Where John wrote his letter, Pergamum had been a capital city for almost four hundred years. Walk on the ancient roads of best-preserved greko-city with House of Holy Mary nearby. Swim in Pamukkale's healing thermal springs. Explore the Underground cities of Cappadocia, learn history about early Christians and see rock churches, make photos of the fairy chimneys from the best photoshoot points. This is a PRIVATE TOUR (vehicle solely reserved for your use) and flexible. Its always up to you to modify your itinerary according to your personal preferences, even during the tour.
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 City Highlights Tour
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 Gallipoli Tour
According your pick up time from your hotel, meet your guide and drive on a comfortable road system for approximately for 4 hours. Stoppıng for breakfast on the way. Upon arrival at Eceabat we stop for lunch at the local restaurant. Here we begin our guided tour of ANZAC Battlefields visiting Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove, Beach Cemetary, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Turkish and allied tunnels and trenches at Johnston’s Jolly, 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial and Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. After tour transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 4 Troy&Pergamum Tour 
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and start your full-day tour and visit Troya Archeological Site where we see the UNESCO recognized ruins of the Ancient kingdom of Troy. We stroll through the site where many worldwide used terms like the Trojan War, Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, Prince Paris comes from,Battle between Archilles and Hector, Walls of Troy II and Megaron House, The Ramp of Troy II, Roman bath, Odeon, The Temple of Athena and Ruins of Athena. Drive to Pergamum; Where John wrote his letter, Pergamum had been a capital city for almost four hundred years. After the mythical times, Pergamum had been the scene of several cultures, ranging from those of the Stone and Bronze Ages until the Archaic and Classical Periods. Among the temples, palaces and agora’s, the Asclepion, which were constructed in the course of one century, belonged the big Zeus Altar and the Parchment Library. After lunch visit the ruins of Asklepion; was known under the name of "The Pergamum God of Health". Asklepius the dietary health and medicine served the people for several hundred years; thus making Pergamum a medical centre of very great importance. Famous medical Scholars, like Hippocrates and Galenus, were born in Pergamum and worked there. Along the way, feast your eyes on the beautiful Agean sea view with lush olive trees and some Greek and Turkish Islands. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 5 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. Continue with the Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. Ephesus was the second largest city on the planet after Rome with more than 250,000 citizens. It is also home to one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world, Temple of Artemis. 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. At the end of the tour drive you to Pamukkale. Check in. Overnight in Pamukkale.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 6 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. After tour travel to Konya. Check in. Overnight in Konya.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 7 Konya / Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. Then visit 700 years-old Caravanserail (ancient traders and travellers on silk road) After lunch travel to Goreme. 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 8 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 After tour drive 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 back to your hotel. Check in. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 9 Departure Day
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out and according to your flight time drives 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.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 7 day(s) prior to first service date