CAPPADOCIA, in other words katpatuka , Land of Beautiful Horses. Cappadocia is one of the flowers of world with history, oneof the most amazing geography, and [...]
Best Of Turkey - 8/7
8 Days Best of Turkey
Day 1 Saturday Istanbul & Bosphorous
Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and at 13:00, we will have a short visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar before enjoying the cruise, cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorous with the view of Rumeli fortress . Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2 Sunday Ankara, Cappadocia
After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, famous for unique landscape.On the way stop at Salt lake.Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)
Day 3 Monday Goreme, Underground City
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, with its rock chapels carved by early Christians and decorated with frescoes, Pasabag fairy chimneys and Uchisar castle and Kaymakli underground city where thousands of early christians lived. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget!
Overnight Cappadocia (B, D)
Day 4 Tuesday Konya, Pamukkale
Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum. Overnight Pamukkale (B, D)
Day 5 Wednesday Pamukkale, Aphrodisias
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite. Overnight Pamukkale (B,D)
Day 6 Thursday Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving to Kusadasi.
Overnight Kusadasi (B, D)
Day 7 Friday Izmir to Istanbul Old City
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your morning flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. (Optional Bosphorous By Night Dinner Cruise)
Overnight Istanbul (B)
Day 8 Saturday Istanbul
Your day is free until your return transfer to the airport where your tour concludes. (B)
o Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)
OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
o Outbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)
OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
o Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul and transfers
o Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
o Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
o Tips except driver and guide
o Entrance fees
o 7 nights - accommodation.
o 7 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners