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clearing customs you will be met by your guide. There will be
a short drive to hotel where there will be some time to rest
and settle in. We will have a dinner at a nice local Turkish
restaurant. Rest of the day at
dinners in Istanbul will be at nice local Turkish restaurants.
Overnight in Istanbul.
(B) (L) ( D )
flight to Kayseri and drive to Cappadocia. Visit the 13th
century caravanserai built by the Seljuk Turks on the Silk
Road. Next, visit Kaymakli underground city. Huge refuge
carved by early Christians. There are many
underground cities in Cappadocia too. Within these soft rocks
carved out as a means of defense against the enemy,
interesting underground cities were formed, and all kinds of
needs could be met in them. We
visit the Valley of Fairy
Chimneys, Village of Cavusin , Zelve Open-Air Museum and Urgup and Rose Valley to see the sunset. Overnight in Cappadocia.
( D )
day Cappadocia visit, including Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos
the pottery making town. Explore
one of the oldest settlements of the region - Goreme. The
chimney-like, rock formations that spread throughout
Cappadocia's rugged landscape are as fantastic as man's
accomplishments within its stone. Visit the Byzantine churches
of Goreme carved into the cliffs and caves with colorful
frescoes dating to the 7th century. Originally, there was a
church for every day of the year. Learn how the colorful
kilims (carpets) that echo the earth tones of the region are
made during a demonstration by local weavers and a photo stop
at the ancient natural citadel of Uchisar. Turn
back to hotel.
- Kusadasi (B)
( D )
to Ankara airport. Fly to Izmir.
full day to explore Ephesus, capital of Roman Asia Minor, and
a jewel in Turkey’s archaeological crown. It is here where
history comes truly alive. Walking towards the ancient harbor,
down a marble road rutted by the wheels of countless chariots,
you pass architectural masterpieces like the Library of
Celsius, Heracletes Gate, many marble columns, before arriving
at the Great Amphitheater where silversmith Demetrius and his
friends started a riot against St. Paul, finally we will end
up at the Ephesus Museum. In the afternoon visit the nearby
Basilica of St. John and the Virgin Mary’s stone cottage,
where she is believed to have spent her last days. Lunch in Selcuk. Dinner
and overnight in Kusadasi.
5- Izmir - Istanbul
( D )
to Izmir airport. Morning flight to Istanbul. Discover
the classical highlights of Istanbul: Roman Hippodrome,
Blue Mosque and Saint Sophia. The Basilica or St. Sophia, now
called the Ayasofya Museum is unquestionably one of the finest
buildings of all time. Built by Constantine the Great and
reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. You will also visit
the Topkapi palace, which like the others, is formed by many
smaller palaces and apartments. You are free to explore the
labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. One could visit
Istanbul for the shopping alone. The Grand Bazaar, in the old
city is the logical place to start. This labyrinth of streets
and passages houses more than 4,000 shops. The names
recall the days when each trade had its own quarter: the
goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers' street, and the street
of the skullcap makers. Still the commercial center of the old
city, the bazaar is the original shopping mall with something
to suit every taste and pocket. Turn
back to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating
Europe and Asia.The shore is lined with old wooden villas,
palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages.
During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce
Palace, and further along, the parks. Lunch by the
sea. Free time in Istanbul.
time in Istanbul. Transfer to airport. End of tour.
is not Included:
in hotels,plus one night in camp.
flight/s mentioned on the itinerary.
All meals mentioned
on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
mentioned in the itinerary.
guidance on each activity.
sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
taxes & service charges
and Port rage tips.
fees to sites and museums.
restaurants and hotels.
bus driver & tour guide.
of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone calls at the
services which are not specifically mentioned.