Classical Turkey Tour 9 N 10 Days

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Classical Turkey Tour 9 N 10 Days

Day 1 : Pick up from Istanbul Airport 

Meal : Not Included

Day 2 : Full day Istanbul tour


• HippodromeThe horse cart's race place during Roman Era, its Obelisk, Orme Pillar,
  entwined snake pillar are still visible today.
• The Blue Mosque17 C AD Mosque , masterpiece of Turkish Islam Architecture. listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
• Hagia Sophia Built in 6 the C as a church and converted into Mosque by the Turks in 15 C AD   today it serves as a museum to its admirers.. listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
• Topkapi Palace The residential of Ottoman Sultans which is housing a lot of Sultan's Customes,Thrones, treasures, holy relics, porcelains and tiles with a great view of the Bosphorus. ( listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.)
• The Grand Bazaar The biggest Covered Bazaar in the world which has about 4000 shops.

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 : ISTANBUL-CANAKKALE ( 316 Km )
Pick up from your hotel and drive to Egyptian Bazaar which is also called the Spice Market too.         
• The Bosphorus Cruise from Eminonu quay till the Bosphorus bridge and back to the same place and departure to Canakkale afternoon

 

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 : Canakkale- Troy- Pergamum - Izmir (320 km )
 

* Troy the famous city where the Greek Achilles and Hector had duel. (listed by Unesco in the world heritage list)
•Pergamum Acropolis The place where parchment paper was invented ,the ruins of the city too including, Zeus Altar , Athena Temple, The Trajan Temple  , theater and the ruins of the Palaces of the kings of Pergamum Kingdom which was established in 3 C Bc and reigned till 132 BC. (listed by Unesco in the world heritage list)
* Asclepion the healing center of Pergamum where the psycho therapy was practiced and home of Galinus the famous physician of the Roman Era.

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 5 : Izmir-Ephesus-Kusadasi  ( 90 km )
 

After breakfast . Drive from Izmir to Ephesus upon arrival we visit :
•Ephesus Ancient City The biggest Roman City of Anatolia
• Artemis Temple One of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
* Saint John Tomb and Basilica ( Saint john escaped from Jerusalem to Ephesus  he lived here and died  here too. His tomb which is housed by a church built in later centuries.
In the end of the day enjoy the Leather Fashion show at leather store and shopping oportunity , transfer to hotel and check in

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 6 : Kusadasi- Pamukkale ( 200 km )
 

After breakfast drive to Pamukkale. Upon arrival to Pamukkale visit :
• Pamukkale white Travertines (listed by Unesco in theworld heritage list) and Hierapolis Ancient city's ruins and check in SpaHotel .

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 7 : Pamukkale- Konya -Cappadocia.( 620 km )
On the way visit of :
Konya Mevalana Museum ( The Ruling Monastery of The Mevlevi religious order which is used Museum today ).
* Ince Minareli Madrasah ( A University from 13 C AD Seljuk Era )
* Sultan Hani Caravanserai( A hotel of the silk road from 13 C AD
arrival to Cappadocia and check in hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 : * In the early morning Hot air balloon tour over unique land scape of Cappadocia ( Optional and not included the price )
Full day Cappadocia tour

* Goreme Panorama ( We view the magic landscape of Cappadocia from this panoramic view)
* Uchisar Cave Houses
* Pigeon Valley Photo stop ( We view the valley which is full of dove-cote and if we are lucky some of the pigeons are there)
*Goreme Open Air Museum (rock-cut churches and monasteries&designed with well preserved frescoes) listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
* Pasabagi ( The fairy-chimneys valley ) The mushroom shaped natural rock formations of Cappadocia were named fairychimneys.
* Avanos (Avanos has been a handcraft town since 19 C BC especially it is known pottery town of Cappadocia)
*Rose valley at the end of the day a little wine party under the sunset glow and back to hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 : Full day Cappadocia tour
Pick up from Hotel and drive to South of Cappadocia to see the hidden settlement of the Christians,Undergroundcity and Ihlara Valley :
*  Derinkuyu underground city(The biggest underground settlement in the world ) and listed by Unesco in the world heritage list.
* Ihlara Valley( walking 3 km andvisitrock-cutchurchesandtroglodytes )
* Selime (The biggest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia)  and transfer to Airport and fly to Istanbul from Cappadocia. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel.

Meal : Breakfast and Lunch- Dinner

Day 10 : Transfer from Hotel to Istanbul  Airport

Included in the tour :
* Hotel accommodation as written above
* Meals as written in itinerary
* Museum admission fee
* All transfers from to airport
* Hotel tip
* A Private van  ( from 1 to2 Small SUV vehicle 3- 4 Mercedes Vito with 8 reclining seats from 5 till 10 Mercedes Sprinter with 14 reclining seats )
* A certified English guide
*All Taxes

Not included the tour :
* Drinks
* Hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia
* Driver and guide tip ( Not compulsory but customary)
* Personal Expenses
* Visa Fee upon arrival to Turkey