Turkish Delight Tour - 10Nights/11Days

Cities on below will be visited in tour package:
Istanbul, Gallipoli & Troy, Pergamum, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale

Day 1
Arrival and Overnight in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul
Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel in Old City part of Istanbul
Free day and overnight in Istanbul

Day 2
08.30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Old City. In this tour you will be able to see:
HAGIA SOPHIA: Orthodox master church which was converted to Mosque and now serve as museum.
BLUE MOSQUE: Blue tiled mosque for Sultan Ahmet 1st from 1616.
HIPPODROME: Center of sport activities and political events of the Eastern Roman Empire.
GRAND BAZAAR: Famous shopping center worldwide. Shopping possibilities for carpet, jewellery, leather.
TOPKAPI PALACE: Residence of Sultans for 400 years where has different sections.
Cafer Aga Madrasah: Turkish handcraft and art products and 17.00 After the tour, you will be transfered back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

DAY 03
Istanbul-Gallipoli
Drive from Istanbul at around 6.00- 06.30 a.m. Drive to Tekirdag city which is around 150 km from Istanbul through Gallipoli. Give open buffet breakfast. After wake up with turkish cultural breakfast resume to gallipoli with the information of guide and small movie about gallipoli.
Upon arrival to Eceabat we will visit Kilitbahir and peninsula. Break for lunch and resume to Kabatepe area where wars held. Anzac cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, johnston’s jolly and war trenches as well as some turkish memorials.
After tour directly we to hotel for time in leisure and overnight in Eceabat.

DAY 04
Troy
After breakfast we resume to drive troy by ferry which takes around 30 minutes and you will see Canakkale city which has Trojan Horse from Brad Pitt Movie of ‘Troy’. It is best known for Trojan War described odyssey of Iliad. City called as Illium and found by German architect Schliemann.
At the entrance of Troy you will see imitation of Trojan horse that you can climb inside and take perfect pictures. Your guide will explain about the mythology of surrounding ‘Troy’.
During visit most suprising thing will be settlement of cities which is 11 floors from different terms.
And then we drive to Pergamon. Visiting;
Antique city called as Pergamum which is located in town of Bergama in Eagean side of Turkey.
In antique city pergamon you will see upper and lower acropolis, ruins from roman and middle ages.
Sanctuary of Asclepius, Serapis Temple.
After complete visit you will be transferred to your Hotel in Kusadasi, overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 05
After breakfast, Our guide and driver will come to pick you up for visits;
Temple of Artemis:
Known for Diana Temple which is built 550 BC. Ordered to built by lydian king Kroisos long around 120 years to built. Some parts of temple somehow gone to london know exhibited in British Museum.
Ephesus antique City:
Where World’s biggest library located as Celsius library as well as other highlights such as its roman Baths, Hadrian Temple, Curettes Street, agora, Theatre.
House of Virgin Mary:
Special house of Virgin Mary where Pope John Paul II visited as a shrine area.
Transfer to hotel, overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 06
After brekfast we drive through Pamukkale Town where famous Cotton Cliff’s located with Hierapolis antique city.
Currently comprise an archaeological museum. Hierapolis is now selected as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hierapolis has earliest known example of a crank and rod mechanism which has sections of;
Frontinus Gate, North Byzantine Gate, Temple of Apollo, Plutonium, Nymphaeum, Necropolis, Sawmill and Antique pool;
On Roman Empire time, pools served as a health center. In those years, thousands of people used to come to the baths with its thermal water.
After tour overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at around 21.00 p.m. (duration at about 10 hours)

DAY 07
Meet at bus station and transfer to tour beginning area.

Tour guide will be inform about all highlights such as:
Devrent Valley; Known as Pink Valley or Imagination Valley. Lunar landscape where has rock formations shaped by nature in thousand years.
Goreme Open Air Museum; During the end of second century big number of Christian population migrated to Cappadocia region that they caved fairy chimneys and converted to Church.
Monk Valley; valley of Monks such where become a monastic community by the end of 3th century Also St. Simeon was one of the many monks whom lived in cappadocia.
Avanos; Famous with its red river clay and pottery
After tour, transfer back to hotel, overnight in Cave hotel.

DAY 08
After breakfast you will be transferred to visit highlights such as;
Red Valley; Also called as Rose Valley because of Red rock Stones.
Cavusin Valley; Rock houses hided inside green nature covered with fairy chimneys.
Kaymakli Underground City; Deepest and biggest underground city in cappadocia region where has hundreds of tunnels and rooms with low, narrow and sloping passages.. Opened as Museum in 1964.

Ucguzeller; Means three beauties, You will hear fascinating story of family which is converted to Stone. Additionally, Marvellous beauty of nature and dust.
Uchisar: The place where famous with silk Road and its Castle. As well as famuous rock formations and shelter of pigeons.
After complete the tour transfer to Kayseri airport for flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul transfer to your hotel.

DAY 9
Bosphorus & Dolmabahce Full Day Tour and Overnight in Istanbul
Breakfast at the hotel
Pick up from hotel and Departure for full day Bosphorus Tour that sites will be visited;
Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise tour, Dolmabahce Palace, Camlica Hill, Fener Greek Patriarchate.
Transfer back to hotel by the end of tour
Overnight in Istanbul

DAY 10
Free day in Istanbul and overnight in Istanbul.


DAY 11
Free day in Istanbul and Transfer to the Airport
Breakfast at the hotel
Pick up from hotel and transfer back to airport
End of our services

Includes;
Hotel accommodations with breakfast
Hotel accommodation in Kusadasi with breakfast & Dinner
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Domestic flight tickets; Cappadocia to Istanbul
Overnight intercity coach tickets (Pamukkale to Cappadocia)
Lunch during full day tours
Transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Museum entry fees
Excludes
Drinks on meals
Personal expenses
Gratuities
Exceptional meals which is not specified in tour package