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LUXURY TURKISH DREAM TOURS



Duration: 11 nights 12 Days
Departure: Everyday
Destinations : Istanbul, Safranbolu, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Izmir, Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli


Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul & Half day Bosporus Cruise (D)
Welcome to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. According to your arrival time( if it is in the morning) you can either check in to the hotel and relax or do a half day Afternoon Bosporus Cruise tour, visiting Golden Horn & Spice Market and Bosporus boat trip along Istanbul's famous waterway dividing Europe and Asia.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul – Old City Tour (B-L-)
After having breakfast at the Hotel, Our guide meets you and We start our day trip around 09:00 am
We see how old meets new when you visit Istanbul’s five “must-see" historic sites. The sites include:
Hippodrome of Constantinople.
Sultanahmet Meydanı, was a horse-racing track that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire and the largest city in Europe. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are visited.
Blue Mosque
One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque) is a superb creation in the classical Ottoman style. The mosque has six towering minarets and 260 windows illuminating its vast main chamber, which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.
Hagia Sophia
Now a museum, Hagia Sophia was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to admire the fine Byzantine mosaics.
Grand Bazaar
In operation since the 14th century, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world's largest covered markets, with 58 streets and over 4,000 shops. The bazaar is specially known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and carpets.
*Lunch in an old city Restaurant.
Topkapı Palace
The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its harem (additional cost), treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience.
Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3: Safranbolu (B-L)
We leave the hotel with our guide, and continue to the rest of our trip with a comfortable vehicle to Safranbolu driving 4 hours.
*Lunch in a local restaurant. Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabuk. We have lunch in old vilage house, See the Hidirlik Hill and old famous wooden houses.
Dinner in a local restaruant clean and friendly place still uses a real wood fire to cook its tasty Ottoman food
We stay in an old Safranbolu house hotel .
Overnight in Safranbolu
Day 4: Ankara - Cappadocia. (B-L)
After having breakfast at the Hotel, We set off for Ankara and drive 2.5 hours. First, we visit
Anatolian Civilization Museum which displays rich and unique collections such as the treasures in the Hittite section.
*Lunch in a restaurant next to Ankara Citadel with panoramic view of capital city of Ankara
Anitkabir - Than visit the Moselium of Ataturk with World War I museum. Than we drive to Cappadocia .
Dinner in Goreme Valley in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5: Cappadocia - Volcanic area and Churches Tour. (B-L )
After having breakfast at the Hotel ,We depart for a Volcainc area tour with our guide.We visit :
Goreme Open Air Museum,It’s the most famous attraction, for good reason, a complex of several painted cave-churches carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 AD.
Uchisar Castle, The natural rock citadel of Uçhisar is the tallest point in Cappadocia, visible for a great distance from the region's other towns such as Urgup and Avanos
*Lunch in a cave restaurant and we taste local pottery Kebab
Avanos on the banks of the Red River in Cappadocia is all about pottery-making. You can see pottery being made, and even take a pottery-making class and make some yourself.
Pasabagi The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
Devrent Valley, The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
Dinner in Goreme Valley in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel.
Day 6: Hiking & Underground city Tour. (B-L )
After having breakfast at the Hotel, We hike 3 km in
Red Valley through orchards and vineyards, between fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses, You can see the old cave churches and pigeon dwellings in caves.
Cavusin, Afterwards, visit the old Village of Cavusin with its deserted houses after 1960’s looks like a ghost town. Christian missionaries and communities once lived in the old Cavusin valley, now in ruins.
*Lunch in a small village house. We drive to Visit the famous;
Kaymakli Underground City, it is contained within the citadel of Kaymaklı. First opened to tourists in 1964 . The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city. Each space is organized around ventilation shafts. The tunnels and underground rooms are still used today as storage areas, stables, winery, living areas, cellar and cave churches.
Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia consists of plenty of pigeon houses. The pigeon droppings were also used as fuel and fertilizers. Travelers come to this place to see a wide variety of architectural structures. The pigeon houses are carved in rock. The wonderful architecture constructed amidst the idyllic landscape makes it a magnificent sight. Chimneys have been craved in the rocks. The chimneys consist of caves which were used as hiding places for Christians who escaped from the Romans.
Dinner in Urgup’s center in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel
Day 7: Konya & silk Road Caravansarai Tour. (B-L )
After having breakfast at the Hotel,We depart early in the morning for Konya.We Visit;
Sultanhani Caravansarai which is the best examples of Selcuk Caranvansaraies built in 13’th century on the Historical Silk trade road. Arrival to Konya and lunch in city centre. Than we visit;
*Lunch in a very close restaurant to Mevlana museum and we try Etli Ekmek-local food of Konya.
Mevlana Museum, Dervish houses and the Sultan Selim Mosque dating back to 16’th century. We drive a couple of hours and arrive in evening to Pamukkale.
Dinner at the hotel
Overnight in Pamukkale in a Thermal Hotel.
Day 8: Pamukkale and ancient city of Hierapolis. (B-L )
After having breakfast at the Hotel, Our day starts with the discovery of the
Hierapolis with its largest Necropolis of the ancient Hellenistic world, Roman basilica baths , Domitian gate, latrines, Agora, colonnaded street and Byzantine gate and Roman fountains.
*Lunch in the village of Pamukkale.
Than we go for the Thermal pools and have 1 hour to enjoy hot pools. Than walk to the travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins.
Dinner in a very special restaurant in Kusadasi with Aegean food.
Overnight in Selcuk or Kusadasi


Day 9: Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary. (B-L )
You will be picked up from your Istanbul hotel early in the morning for your Flight to Izmir.
Upon your arrival, You will be picked up from Izmir Airport. We visit:
House of the Virgin Mary which is 8 km from Ephesus on the hills. The Vatican has recognized this small site in the Solmissos Mountains as the final resting place of the Virgin Mary. A small chapel dedicated to St. Mary was founded when the ruins of the house were first discovered.
Ephesus is considered one of the great outdoor museums of Turkey. Ephesus Tour starts from the upper entrance gate. Ancient city has 3 main streets .We see the Baths of Varius ,Odeon, Prytaneion, Fountain of Polio, The Gate of Heracles ,State Agora, public toilets, Temple of Hadrian , Temple of Domitian , Library of Celsus, Great Theater and Harbor street with necropolis.
*Lunch in the old Village of Selcuk.
The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is also one of the places to visit. Today the site lies on the edge of the modern town of Selcuk.
Overnight in Selcuk or Kusadasi.
Day 10: Pergamum (B-L )
After having breakfast at the Hotel, We drive to
Pergamon early in the morning to see High City –Acropolis with the Sanctuary of Trajan & Athena, Library, The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000.
*Lunch in downtown Bergama in a local restaurant.
Then we drive 3 km down from hill to see;
Asclepion which was known as the first place of medical science. Notable structures in the Asclepieion include the Roman theater ,Stoa, Temple of Asclepius, an underground passageway . Drive to Canakkale. After Check in to hotel we walk the shores of Dardanelles and see the Trojan Horse
Dinner around the harbor.
Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 11: Troy to Istanbul. (B-L )
After having breakfast at the Hotel, We drive to Homer’s legendary Troy, famous for its wooden horse. Archaeological digs have proved that there had been nine separate periods of settlement in Troy.
*Lunch is on the road
Drive to Istanbul from Dardanelles. Arrival to Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul

Day 12: Departure Transfer. (B)
After breakfast at the hotel you may ask our office for other options while enjoying tea with us.
Depending on your departure time, transfer to Airport for your return flight.
PP Price Start 4950 $
Group Size: Minimum 6-8 people Boutique style group
Please ask as for private tour price

What is included
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
* Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
* Domestic flight from Antalya to Cappadocia
* Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
* 3 nights in Istanbul at 5 star hotel including breakfast
* 1 nights in Kusadasi at 5 star hotel including breakfast
* 3 nights in Cappadocia at Cave hotel including breakfast
* 1 night in Safranbolu including breakfast
* 1 nights in Pamukkale including breakfast
1 night in Canakkale including breakfast
* Guided private Istanbul City Tour
* Guided private Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
* Guided private Ephesus tour
* Guided private Turkish Village Tour
* Guided private Pamukkale Tour
* 2 Full days Cappadocia Tour
* All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
* Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
* Professional English-speaking tour guides
* Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours
Hotels

Istanbul:
Forseason Sultan Ahmet http://www.fourseasons.com/IstanbulSultanahmet
The House Hotel http://www.thehousehotel.com

Kusadasi:
Charisma Hotel http://www.charismahotel.com
Pamukkale:
Colossea Thermal Hotel http://www.colossaehotel.com

Cappadocia:
MDC Hotel http://www.mdchotel.com
Safranbolu:
Safranbolu House http://www.imrenkonak.com
Canakkale:
Kolin Hotel http://www.kolinhotel.com

 

 

 

 

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