10 Nights 11 Days - Comfortable Highlight Turkey Tour

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1 st Day
 
According the your international flight, we will arrange another flight ticket to Cappadocia (1 hour flight distance)
 
Pick up from Cappadocia airport than transfer to the Cappadocia cave hotel for 3 night ( You can choose; Imperial Cave hotel, Elegance Cave Suite or Aren Cave Hotel)
 
 
2 nd Day
 
05.00-08.00 balloon tour ( We will try first morning because balloon doesnt fly every morning thats why any case of cancellition you will have antoher chance to try next day )
 
Sunrise Balloon Ride – 1 hour flight with Sunrise

This is the best way to start a day in Cappadocia,

The adventure starts almost 1,5 hour before the sunrise from your hotel. Our luxury minivans will pick you up from your hotel and than will bring you  to the our office for light breakfast and registration.

During this time, Our pilots will check the weather condition for right take-off point. Instead of departuring every morning from the same point, we will take off according the wind direction and wind speed to make best flight.After take off point decision, you will go there by our minivans and you will watch the preaparing of the your balloon

The flight will be for 1 hour

And we will try to show you as possible as the best places according the weather condition. Also if all the weather conditions available, you will watch the sunrise as well and its usually possible.

Flight will be finish in different location than departure point. End of the landing balloon trailler and minivans will be there.

We will make tradational champagne celebration end of the flight and we will give you attendent certificate to remind you this adventure in your rest of life. Than our luxury minivans will take you to the your hotels.
 
09.30 pick up from your hotel for Cappadocia Green tour;
 
The first destination will be Göreme Panaroma where you can have one of the best view of the region. In that place, you will be informed by our guides about the region and the unique landscape.

Afterward  you will visit Derinkuyu Underground City which is the biggest and deepest underground settelment so far. It has 8 levels and connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit Stalls,Storages,Church,Vinery,Kitchen and the other sections which are open for visitors. While you are visiting the sections, our guides will be giving you informations about the usage of them.

Then you will visit Selime Kathedral which is the biggest rock-cut Monastry of the region.And the landscape of the town which contains the Kathedral is keeping some similarities about Star Wars movies.

Next will be lunch in a local restaurant to have some local foods.After having the lunch you will hike beside Melendiz River in Ihlara Canyon. Totaly Canyon is 14 km but you will have the best part of it which is around 4 km and it takes almost 1 hour. Ihlara Canyon contains more than 100 churches and approximately 10.000 caves which are carved by early christian Monks.

Then you will have Pigeon Valley which is located in Uçhisar town to have one of the best  panaromic view of the region. That site  also covers lots of pigeon houses which are built by the ancient inhabitants of the region.
 
You will back to the hotel around 18.00
 
 
3 th Day
 
09.30 pick up from your hotel for another Cappadocia tour which is Red tour;
 
Here is the program that you will see;
 
The first stop is UÇHİSAR CASTLE which is the highest rock formation of the region. In the first destination you will be informed about unique formations of Cappadocia by your tour guide and after being informed you will have free time to explore that place by yourself.

The next destination is GÖREME OPEN AİR MUSEUM where you can see Rock-Cut Churches which are carved by early cristian monks. And the Churches of Cappadocia are also unique because of the tecnic that Cristians painted the walls. They are known as Frescoes which are mostly from 10th and 11th century. Our guides will give you information abaout Cristianty and Monastric Life of Cappadocia.

After visiting Open Air Museum the next stop will be Çavuşin which is the Old Greek Village to see old greek houses which are abandoned after Population Exchange in 1924.And then you will have

Lunch in Avanos town.Avanos is located on the banks of Red River (Kızılırmak) which is the longest river in Turkey. And it is famous for Pottery Works which started around 2nd milenium B.C by Hitites. You will have a tour in the town and then you will visit Pottery workshop to be inform about red clay work and ceramics. Even one of the masters will demonstrate you how they are making the pots with the ancient tecnic by free-hand.

Then you will visit Paşabağı where spectacular mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen.Paşabağı  is also called Monks Valley because of the Chapel of Saint Simeon which is located in the valley.

The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also known as İmagination Valley. Valley contains many animal shaped rocks which are mostly in red colour. Some of the most frequent shapes are ; a Camel,a Lizard, an Owl,a Snake, a Chicken,a Hand, a Penguin but they can be changed by your own imagination.
 
Tours end around 16.00
 
  
4 th Day

 
Transfer to the airport than  catch flight to the Izmir
 
When you arrive İzmir airport, we will take you hotel in Kuşadası for 2 night ( Efe Boutiq Hotel)
 
  
5 th Day
 
08.30 pick up for Ephesus Day tour;
 

Ephesus is located 3 km southwest of present-day Selçuk town of İzmir province in Turkey.The City was built by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists in the 10th century BC.And It prospered after it placed under the rule of Roman Republic in 129 BC.The city was famed fort he Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC).
During 2 to 3 hours of your visit, you will see :

Temple of Hadrian: It is one of the best preserved and most picturesque structure on Curetes Street.The temple was built before 138 AD by P. Quintilius and was dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian, who visited the city in 128 AD.

Odeion: Odeon was constructed in the 2nd century AD by the order of Publis Vedius Antonius and his wife Flavia Paina who were two whealty citizens of Ephesus.The building seems like a small theatre with seating places,stage building and the orchestra. Odeon was used for  different purposes.

Fountain of Trajan: It was built in around 104 AD and it is one of the finest monuments in Ephesus. The fountain constructed for the honor of Emperor Trajan and the statue of him stood in the central niche on the facade overlooking  the pool.

Celsus Library: The Library of Celcus built for honour of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus by his son, Gaius Julius Aquila in 110 AD. The library was built to store 12.000 scrolls and to serve as a mausoleum for Celsus. It was the third biggest library in ancient times after the Alexandria and Pergamon.After being destroyed by an earthquake in different centuries, the facade was re-erected by archaeologists in 1970’s.

Theatre of Ephesus: The Great Theathre was firstly constructed in 3rd century BC during the reign of Lysimachos, but It was widened and formed its current style that is seen today in Roman Period. Theatre is the most magnificent structure in Ephesus and It is the largest one in Anatolia and has the capacity of 25.000 seats.
 
Arkadian Street: This street is located between the Harbour Baths and the great theatre.The street was 530 meters long and 11 meters wide.Both sides of the street were covered by shops and galleries and gates in the form of monumental arches and you will visit the other highlights of the ancient city

After visiting Ephesus , you will have lunch which is also included.
Next will be Temple of Artemis which  is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient World.
Then you will visit the Virgin Mary’s House. 
 
 
Tour ends around 16.30
 
  
6 th Day
 
08.30 pick up for Pamukkale tour than staying 1 night in Pamukkale ( You can choose Venus Suite hotel or Hiera Park Hotel)
 
 
Travertines of Pamukkale : The rocks are the result of a chemical reaction from occurring. There are 17 hot water point which is the temperature between 35-100 degrees. Resources are used since ancient times. In the formation of whiteness, weather and heat loss effectively spread. İts possible swim in Kleopatra Swimming Pool

Hierapolis : It is an ancient city located near the Pamukkale. Hierapolis is an ancient city of Phrygia. It is a region experienced frequent earthquakes and after these earthquakes, city lost the helenistic nature. Its in Unesco world heritage list

Necropolis : Necropolis is the oldest and biggest ancient cemetery of the region. Meaning of the word is 'dead city'. Necropolis is far from the ancient city. Necropolis is different than normal grave fields, which didnt have residue on the ground

Agora : The meaning of the world ‘’meeting point’’. This is open air place where all the political, religious, commercial activities doing. Agora were located on or near the middle of the city and surrounded by trees and shops.

Thetra : The oldest and largest thetra of the region. The theater's capacity is 9500 people. The design of the theater where gladiator fights understandable
 
 
7 th Day
 

Free day  than transfer to the Pamukkale airport in the evening than catch flight to İstanbul
 
When you arrive Istanbul airport, we will take you hotel for 4 nights. ( You can choose; Nena Hotel or Rast Hotel )
 
Than you will be free
 
 
 
8 th Day
 
08.00-16.00 İstanbul old city tour, pick up from hotel 08.00
 
We will take you these places;
 
Hagia Sophia: 
15 centuries of art and history of this building standing among the masterpieces of world architecture and has been a symbol of Byzantine architecture with a large dome.This cathedral was used as a mosque during Ottomans and now serves as a museum. That is also the oldest cathedral of world.
 
Byzantine Hippodrome:
First Roman Empire and than the Byzantine Empire was used until the 10th century as a sports center, hippodrome meeting, entertainment and excitement.
 
Blue Mosque:
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the architectural and artistic aspect is very different and important. Artwork has been used in more than 20,000 Iznik tiles. The tiles of traditional floral motifs in shades of yellow and blue decorations, the structure has moved beyond being just a place of worship. The worship of the mosque is 64 x 72 meters in size. The diameter of the central dome 43 meters in height is 23.5 meters. The interior of the mosque is illuminated with more than 200 colored glass.
 
Grand Bazaar: 
This is the biggest and oldest bazaar in the world and includes; 66 street, 24 entrance door, 5 mosque and more than 4000 shops like rich collection of handmade carpets, jewelry, leather and souvenirs.
 
Topkapi Palace: 
600 years of the Ottoman Empire, the palace was used as the administrative center of government for 400 years. Is the palace of the Ottoman sultans lived at the same time.
 
 
9 th Day

 
 
08.00-16.00 full day bosphorus tour, pick up from hotel 08.00
 
Here is the Program;
City Walls: These walls are made of Eastern Empire time. The length of the wall is 22 km

Golden Horn: Distinguish the European and Asian continents. Total length is 8 km. This port has played a major role in the development of Istanbul becasue its natural and very safe. Also Colonization began here in the Byzantine period

Spice Bazaar: Another name is egyptian bazaar. İts the biggest spice bazaar of the world. The air is all smells with mainly Cinnamon, cumin, saffron, mint, thyme.
Also during the trip you will see the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and Rumeli Fortress from the cruise.
 
Lunch break than countinue with ;

Beylerbey Palace: The otoman sultans was using this palace in summer. There is charming big gardens in this palace. The interior of the palace is decorated with wood carving.

Bosphorus Bridge: This is the bridge that connects two continents. Its very unique chance to cross between 2 continents like that.

Çamlıca Hill: This is the highest panoramic point of İstanbul, You can able to see even Bosphorus from this point.


 
10 th Day
 
All day free, and at the evening an extra option possible go night bosphorus dinner
 
 
11 th Day
 
According the your international flight, free time than transfer to the airport.
 
 
İncluding;
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Hotel reservations with breakfast
  • All airport transfer
  • All day tours with lunch, entrance tickets and profesioanal english tour guide
  • Balloon tour in Cappadocia
Excluding;
  • Dinner
  • Special shopping