Turkey Itinerary 7 Days with Local Guides
Turkey Itinerary 7 Days(with possible extension to 10 days)
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. Afterwards, continue to the land of ancient wonders and underground civilizations of Cappadocia and much more expects you…
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-Free Day in Istanbul or Tour of Istanbul Classics
Following a delicious open buffet breakfast at the hotel, you can get to know the city of Istanbul at your own pace or participate one of our istanbul tours by meeting 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.
Meal:Breakfast and Lunch is also included if you participate any full day guided trip
Day 3-Free Day in Istanbul – Travel to Cappadocia Tours by Plane
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
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
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
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. Transfer to bus terminal and travel at night to Pamukkale by Turkish intercity public buses( These buses are interlinking each city of Turkey with their latest model comfort amenities such as reclining seats, onboard complimentary treats such as biscuits, cakes, hot and cold beverages all along the journey. Duration of this travel will take more or less 10 hours.
Day 6-Tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis / Travel to Kusadasi(Ephesus)
Upon your arrival in Denizli our local team will transfer you to a small hotel where a room is assigned to you where you can have some rest until your tour departure at 10h00-10h30. You can also enjoy a nice breakfast before you start off another day full of fun and history. You will commence the tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis from the top of the mountain. This remarkably well-kept remains of Greek-Roman era with full of supreme combination of human-made structures and natural wonders. Its strictly forbidden to walk with your shoes or slippers to avoid damage over this delicate white deposits but this is a really good thing as you let this surface message your soles while walking its warm healing waters grazing your toes. If you are not willing to swim, you can simply rollup your pants but its recommended to wear your swim suits to splash its mineral waters during your hiking and you may also succumb to your childlike instincts and jump to these natural infinity pools to the best of your ability. Your guide will give you some free time to linger on these White terraces made of limestone deposites and take some pictures for making your family and friends jealous.
The original Hellenistic constructions had been devastated by earthquakes in the first century so majority of the historical artifacts we will visit today are from the Roman era. The antique pool of Cleopatra(additional local cost applies) offers us a rare opportunity to swim in warm healing water amongst the collapsed marble columns of Apollo (divine founder of the city) Temple which was toppled into the water after many successive earthquakes.
At the end of the tour you will be treated a late lunch before we set off on a journey to Kusadasi. Check-in to your hotel in the evening, free time and overnight in Kusadasi.
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7-Tour of Ephesus and Visit to Cottage of Mother Mary
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. At the end of the day, transfer to airport and flight to Istanbul. End of our services
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Attention: This turkey tour can be customised and extended with your additional requirements such as Greek Islands Cruise from Turkey or any ferry from Turkey to Greece. Please, kindly inform us in advance so we can tailor make your demands with convenient and budget options.
Price:880 USD per person in double or triple room and 170 USD per person for Balloon Tour
How to book this tour?
Please kindly send the enquiry form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in the program. Our team will be in touch with you less than 6 hours. Once you come to mutual agreement with our sales team, 30% of total payment of the package will be collected at time of booking by secure online payment gateway that our sales team will send through email. Balance should be paid in Istanbul minimum one day before your departure by visiting our physical office which is located next to Hagia Sophia Museum in Sultanahmet.
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