History & Sun Tours Itinerary Turkey
Turkey Tour Itinerary in a nutshell
Start your program with an in depth visit of Istanbul and Experience the great cultural heritage. Coveted by great empires across centuries, spanning on Asia and Europe, Istanbul is known as one of the greatest cities which attract a large number of tourists every year.
Day 1-Arrival in Istanbul
Following your baggage claim meet our team member looking forward to meet you and drive to your hotel. Checkin your room and have some rest. Our team will meet you in your hotel to double check your program and informs about exact departure time of the following days activities. If your arrival is early in the day and feeling fresh you can participate a dinner cruise on the bosphorus with some funny shows and traditional dancers. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2-Private Guided City Tour of Istanbul Classics(B, L)
Following a delicious open buffet breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide at hotel reception and enjoy full day walking old city tour of Istanbul.Visit Sultanahmet Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia Museum(Former Mosque) and pass by many other monuments by the narrations of your local guide. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3-Free Day in Istanbul – Travel to Cappadocia Tours by Plane (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out from your room until 12:00 at noon. You can leave your luggages at the reception before you leave the hotel. Free time getting the chance to know the city’s culture at your own pace until 6 p.m. You can also embark a short cruise on the Bosphorus and admire the beautiful shores of Asia and Europe. Transfer to airport and board the flight to Cappadocia.
Day 4-Balloon Ride in Cappadocia / Underground City Tour of Cappadocia (B, L)
Making the most of your holiday, every morning at dawn balloons are flying over Cappadocia. You can join an optional Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia that enables you to admire sites and mushroom shaped chimneys of Cappadocia with stunning panorama of the Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos and surrounding area with bird’s eye view. Return will be around 07h30 back to our hotel depending on the seasonal time change and we will have enough time to have a quick shower and breakfast before you kick off for your second day trip. You can pack up your luggages and leave them in the reception.Departure from the hotel and start our day trip with a 3 km hiking in red valley. You would leave no stone unturned on this journey through Cappadocia.During this slow hiking you will have a chance to see many hidden cave dwellings and natural formations while ending up our trail in Cavusin Village where you can picture the oldest church in the region dedicated to St.John. Lunch in a local restaurant and continue paying a visit to underground city of Kaymakli which is considered as the architectural masterpieces of Hittite people dug in the ground almost 3000 years ago. We will see their ventilation shafts, round stone doors for protection from enemy attacks, winery and much more. Photo and Tea break in panoramic point over pigeon valley
Day 5-Tour of Cappadocia – ATV Quad Tour / Travel to Antalya by Plane
Departure for the 2n day excursion at 09h30 with our guide in small group and visit Devrent Valley, Monks Valley, Avanos(Vanessa), Pottery Workshop for enjoying demonstration by a craftsman on a Hittite style kick wheel. Lunch will served in a local Turkish Restaurant. Continue to Goreme Open Air Museum. If you would like to explore a bit more action packed time before you depart from Cappadocia we can arrange a short ATV Quad Bike Tour for 2 hours. If your answer is no then we can offer you some free time where you can eat an early dinner as you will be able to reach to your hotel late at night. Transfer to airport and flight to Antalya.
We generally prefer hotels in the old city of Antalya where you can explore downtown as well. But a seaside resort hotel can also be book according to your preference. We can also extend your stay in beautiful part of Turkey’s Mediterranean region.
Day 6-Free Day in Antalya – Optional Boat Tour(B,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. There are so many things that you can do and see in Antalya such as ancient ruins, museums, historical buildings as well as natural sites such as caves and waterfalls. Participating an optional boat tour to Kalkan can be a nice starter to relax and soak up the sun and swim all day long on a shared boat trip.
Day 7-Free Day in Antalya and Travel to Fethiye
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Fethiye by a private car. Arrival and check-in your hotel(City center or Dead Sea-Oludeniz Area)Dinner and overnight in Fethiye.
Day 8-Free Day in Fethiye(B,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. You can either hit the beach and relax under a straw umbrella or join one of public boat tours to nearby secluded coves where you can swim all day long. Dinner in the hotel and evening at leisure at your own pace.
Day 9-Free Day in Fethiye and Travel to Kusadasi-Private Car (B )
Pick up by your driver from your hotel and head out to Kusadasi by private car. Arrival in Kusadasi. Free evening at this beautiful port town of Aegean.
Day 10-Tour of Ephesus and House of Mother Mary(B, L)
After breakfast, pick up from the hotel and start the day trip in ruins of Ephesus. Imagine a place that has so much to offer from the ancient history. Ephesus allowing thousands years of architectural monuments that has been carefully preserved and maintained. Some restored relics still displays historical power and majesty. The ancient roman capital of Asia Minor, the Ephesus whom we can call as the Pompeii of Turkey. Because many civilisations lived here and fell into oblivion until it was rediscovered by archaeologists in the late 1800s. Visit major highlights and ruins like Temple of Hadrian, Library of Celsus which is considered as the most important image that looks like temple more than a library. Theatre with the capacity of almost 24.000 people during its time. If you would like to have a general idea of the site and how big is the theatre, you can climb up the stairs and admire the landscape and city’s magnitude with a bird’s eye view. Also visit House of Mother Mary, believed spent her last days having been brought here by St. John from the Jerusalem that is located on a hill near Ephesus, still has an important role in the history of humanity.On the way back to our hotel we will stop by the Basilica of St. John that was built on his tomb. Overnight in Kusadasi
Day 11-Free Day in Kusadasi and Flight to Istanbul in consonance with your outbound flight. End of our services.
According to your international flight schedule, we will arrange a domestic flight back to Istanbul. End of our services.
Note:If you would like to continue to Greek Islands, we can also arrange a ferry to Mykonos or embark a 4 days or 7 days cruise in the Greek Islands as well as direct flight to Athens.
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