Turkey HoneymoonTour

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Tour  Name      : Turkey Honeymoon  Tour
Tour Code        : TUR –ROM 
Start Point       : Kayseri or Nevsehir Airports 

End Point        : Istanbul Airports 

Tour duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days

Transport        : Mercedes Vito Van 

Hotel                : (Accommodations in your choice of hotels) Budget / 3 Star / Boutique / 4 Star / 5 Star & Deluxe Hotels

Size                   : Minimum 2 People

Operates          : All year round 
The best season for this tour is from  01 st  April to 15 th June and 15 September to 15 th November )

'Make unfrogetable memories in the most romantic places of Turkey. Enjoy the sun sets, private boat trips to small islands , the local delicacy , local wine , stop at the best scenic places .'

Turkey Honeymoon Tour can be customized  according to your holiday length and your destination choise!

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1     : Arrival to Cappadocia

Upon arrival to Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport, pick up transfer to Hotel.
Hotel : Cappadocia Cave Suites Hotel or similar category - Meal .Not included

DAY 2 : North Cappadocia

Cappadocia Optional Early Morning Activitiy;

Balloon Flight Tour in Cappadocia - We view the sectacular   rocky landscape of Cappadocia in the morning by the sun rise.

*Goreme Open Air Musuem - (The best  rock-cut churches & monasteries of Cappadocia  with frescoes. These churches were designed by some professional artist of Constantinapolis in Byzantine era ).

* Uchisar Cave Houses and Pigeon Houses - We enter to one of the cave houses which are used as a cafeteria today and have an apple tea while relaxing and feeling the cave life in the earlier times. 

* The Pigeon Valley - The valley which is housing thousands of Dove-cotes which was dug out into the cliff of the valley by the farmers of Cappadocia to collect the guano and fertilize the farms in the past. 

* Pashabagi fairy-chimneys Valley known as Monks Valley as well. We see the natural rock formations resemble the mushrooms with some monks caves in them. Here the monks secluded themselves from the community to feel closer to God just like Simeon of Syria who lived a top of pillar in a small room for 37 years.

* Avanos - Historic Pottery Town of Cappadocia which is located on the banks of Red River .Its inhabitants produced poettery since it was estabilshed till today .

* Dervent valley – also called as Pink or Imagination valley with Its famous pink rock formations.Here depends on your imagination power you may see many rock formatins look like different figures..The most remarkable one is the siting  stone camel...

* Urgup fairy-chimneys - They are the symbol of Cappadocia with their caps on top. There are 5 mushroom -like  rock formations just like a family 

*Rose Valley -One of the best places to watch the sun set in Cappadocia .The color of the valley turns to pink even red in the end of the day .While watching the sun set the musicians will play romantic songs for you 

 

Overnight: Cappadocia - Meals (Breakfast & Lunch)

Cappadocia Optional Night Activities;

* Whirling Dervish Night Show Tour – A show in a 13th C Caravanserai built on Silk Road.

* Turkish Night Show Tour in Cappadocia – Folk dances and Belly Dance shows with Dinner.

DAY 3 :  South Cappadocia Tour 

Morning Pick up from Cappadocia hotels 

* Derinkuyu Underground City - The biggest underground settlement in the world which was used as a shelter by Christians of Cappaodcia especially in 7th and 8th C AD.

* Ihlara Valley, enjoy an easy hike through the best part of the valley along the Melendiz stream, look up and see many of Byzantine era  churches, chapels, monasteries and hermits’ caves.

*Belisirma Village- Located in the middle of Ihlara Canyon. The walk ends up at the village and have the lunch here beside the river.

* Selime Monastery  ( Photo stop) - It has a great view looking down the valley. The complexes were carved into volcanic rock outcroppings during the Byzantine period.

In the end of the transfer to a local restaurants with a beautifull view .
Hotel : Cappadocia Cave Suites Hotel or similar category - Meal : Breakfast  Lunch dinner* at local  restaurant

DAY 4 : Cappadocia- Konya- Egirdir Lake  ( Total Distance  is 450 KM )
After breakfast at hotel departure to Egirdir at 0830 am. On the way we stop to visit :

* Sultanhan Caravanserai- The biggest aravanserai in the world.It was built in 13 C AD by Selcuk Empire Sultan as a hotel for the silk road merchants                     
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Konya Mevalana Museum -The Ruling Monastery of The Mevlevi religious Order which is based on human love and tolerance.

 We see Mevlana  tomb ( the founder of Mevleve religous order and mystic  ), The dervishes rooms , The kitechen , Belonging of Mevlana and dervishes belonging.
* Ince Minareli Madrasah ( A University from 13 C AD Seljuk Era )

and depart to  Egirdir Lake 

* We drive around Egirdir Lake which is sourounded  by mountains and has the clearest water  in Turkey.

and check in a boutiqe hotel in semi island of the lake .

Hotel : Choo Choo Pension os similar category - Meal : Breakfast Lunch and dinner

      
DAY 5 : Egirdir –Isparta -Pamukkale (195 km)

 After breakfast beside Egirdir  lake we depart to Pamukkale.

On the way we stop in Isparta  which is famous for rose production in Turkey.

 We stop at one of the outlets to buy rose productions such as rose oil, parfume or rose soaps etc.

Afternoon we visit :

Hierapolis Antique City :We see the ruins of Hierapolis which was established in Helenistic Period and developed in Roman Era.

Including the Necropois, Frontius Street , The theather and Cleopatra Pool.  You can swim at historical Cleaoptra pool in  hot spring water among the ancient ruins. 

After swimming break we walk on the famous Pamukkale White Travertines and picture of the little white basins .

Check in Spa Hotel 

Hotel :Doga Spa Hotel or Similar 
Meal : Breakfast Lunch and dinner  

DAY 6 : Pamukkale - Kas ( Total Distance is 320 km )

After breakfast departure to Kas. On the way we our first stop is Demre ( Myra). We will see Saint Nicholas church and his  tomb  and the Lycian rock -tombs carved in the cliff of the mountain as well as the theather and drive to the sunken city. We embark on a private  boat and sail into the sea to see Ucagiz ( Dolichiste City) which was sunken into the water of mediterranean.The lunch

will be had on boat, menu is  fresh fish of the day rice and salad and wine . There is also a swimming break during the

trip. After disemabrkation from the boat we drive to Kas and check in hotel which is loctaed on the semi

island of Çukurbağ.

Hotel : Club Barbarossa or similar category - Meal : Breakfast Lunch 

DAY 7 : Kas-Fethiye ( 100 km ) 

Breakfast at hotel and departure at 0945 am. to Fethiye.

We drive along the turquoise coasts.

We stop in famous Kaputas beach. Kaputas beach a small silent beach with turquoise water .

Depends on season you may have a swimming break.
* Patara Anciet city where the parliament of the Lycians league is. Here we see the ruins of the city and Patara beach  
* Xhantos  one of the Lycian cities which was the  Capital city of the Lycians League  for a while . Xhantos people fought the Persians and when they were defeated by Persians they killed their children andtheir  wives,  burned the city and commited suicide alltogether before the Persians entered into their  city. ( Xhantos listed by Unesco in the world culturel and heritage list )

*Oludeniz Beach and Lagoon and Paragliding oportunity in the end of the day 

arrival to Hotel in Fethiye and check in 

Dinner is at Fish market. You buy your fresh fish from the fish market and get it cooked at a restaurant and have it while the street musicians playing their instrumants around your table.  Dinner is not included teh tour price. 

Hotel : Ecesaray or Similar  - Meal : Breakfast and Lunch 

 

DAY 8 : Fethiye - Dalyan - Marmaris ( Total Distance is 125 km )

Today we explore Fethiye in the morning and depart to Marmaris afternoon.

We visit Kayakoy which was a Greek village and inhabited by Greeks till 1923 and completaly abondened 1923 when Turkey and The greeks decided to swap the population .

We drive to Saint Nicholas Island.

We embark on a private boat and sail 15 minutes in the deep blue water of Mediterreanean. Disembark in Saint Nicholas island and visit the churches including Saint Nicholas church .

Afternoon departure to  Dalyan.

Upon arrival to Dalyan  we  embark on a private boat and sail in the river which is connecting Koycegiz Lake with Aegean Sea. We view the great rock tombs of the Lycian which were carved into the cliff of the  mountian. We disembark and visit Caunos Ancient city Ruins while your guide telling you the sad love story of Caunos and his sister Biblis. We keep sailing till Iztuzu beach and free time for swimming.

In the end of the day departure to Marmaris and check in hotel 

Hotel : Aurasia Hotel or similar 
Meal  : Breakfast Lunch 

DAY 9 : Marmaris   

After breakfast departure to Cleopatra Island ( Sedir Island).

We hire a prviate boat and sail about 30 minutes in Gokova Gulf to Cleopatra Island . We disembark and visit Kedrai ancient city ruins and the golden sand Cleopatra Beach.

Back to hotel and free afternoon to enjoy the beauty of Marmaris.

Meal : Breakfast 

Hotel : Aurasia Hotel or similar 

 

DAY 10 :Marmaris -Bodrum (165 km) 

Today we drive about 2 hours to beautiful Bodrum.

Upon arrival we see Bodrum Castle which was built by  Saint John knights in 15 C Ad  and is used as an under water archeological musuem. The findings  from the ship wreckage  in the region are displayed in the castle today.

We watch the sun set from the wind mills today.

 Check in hotel .

 Hotel : Salmakis or similar 

 Meal . Breakfast 

DAY 11 :Bodrum- Istanbul by air plane. 

After  breakfast we depart to Bodrum airport  and fly to Istanbul. After 

landing  drive to old town of IStanbul,  Sultanhamet  and visit :

* Hipodrome The horse cart's race place during Roman Era, its Obelisk, Orme Pillar,entwined snake pillar are

still visible today.

* The Blue Mosque 17 C AD Mosque , masterpiece of Turkish Islam Architecture. listed by Unesco in the

world heritage list.

and check in hotel 

Hotel : Arcadia Blue or similar 
Meal : Breakfast 

 

DAY 12  :IStanbul 

Today we explore  one of the best cities of the world ,  Istanbul.

We visit :

* Hagia Sophia -Built in 6 th 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,

treausures, 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.

Dinner : Crusie ship dinner at Bosphorus. We emabrk from Eminonu and sail in the Bosphorus Strait and see Euoropean and Asian Side from the Crusie ship while having dinner , drinks and watch the folk dance and belly dance show. 

Or 

 Dinner at Maiden Tower which is lcoated on a small islet between Asian Side and European Side in the Bosphorus with excellent view

Back to hotel around 2330 pm .

Dinner is not included to the tour price . 

Meal :Breakfast Lunch and dinner 

Hotel : Arcadia Blu or similar 

DAY 13 : Transfer from hotel to Sabiha Gokcen Airport or Istanbul airport 

 Meal . Breakfast 

 

Inclusions

*All the transfers from/to airprot with private comfortable vehicle Mercdes Vito Van or similar 

* English Guiding Service

* Hotel  accomodation as written in itinerary depends on your budget we will book the best hotels in their category

* Meal as written in itinerary

* A Private boat in Kekova to visit the sunken city, Siant Nicholas ISland, Cleopatra Island 

* All the musuem fee in itinerary

* Wine at sun set in Cappadocia

* All the ferry fee in IStanbul

* Hot air balloon tour in Cappadocia 

*All the taxes 

Exclusions

*Drinks at the meal

*Domestic and international flight ticket ( we can arrange the domestic flight ticket withe extra fee)

*Visa fee

* Tip ( Not compolsury but customery)

* Paragliding in Fethiye 

*Dinner crusie ship in Istanbul 

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