Turkey

$1,780.00

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Description

Turkey Tour

12 Days 10 Nights

(Price is per person)

A land to discover. A nation located between eastern Europe and Western Asia with cultural connections to Ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. With cities of impressive architecture, ancient historical sites, mesmerizing sandy white beaches, turquoise waters and beautiful tale landscape of unusual formations resembling chimneys, cone and pinnacles.

  • Day 1. Departure Day
  • Day 2. Arrival in Istanbul
  • Day 3. Istanbul City Tour
  • Day 4. Flight to Cappadocia & Turkish Night Show
  • Day 5. Cappadocia Tour
  • Day 6. Hot Air Balloon and Jeep Safari Tour
  • Day 7. Flight to Kusadasi. Free time
  • Day 8. Kusadasi Lazy Boat Day
  • Day 9. Pamukkale Tour
  • Day 10. Ephesus and Virgin Mary House
  • Day 11. Flight to Istanbul
  • Day 12. Final Departure

Itinerary:

 

Day 1. Arrival in Istanbul.

Welcome to Istanbul, historically known as Constantinople. You will be met at the airport and transferred  to your hotel. 

Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Day 2. Istanbul City Tour.

After breakfast the famous Blue Mosque with its cascading domes dominating the skyline of Istanbul. We will continue our tour to the Topkapi Palace home to all the Ottoman Sultans for a period of 400 years. Highlights include the Great Entrance, the treasury, the wardrobe, the kitchens and the decorated apartments of the Harem. The Hagia Sophia: Formerly basilica with the great dome and mosaics. The Grand Bazaar,  is one of the world’s largest covered bazaars.    

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Day 3. Flight to Cappadocia and Turkish Night Show.

After breakfast we will be transfer to Sabiha Airport for our flight to Cappadocia.

After check in you will have free time at your own leisure, to rest, go shopping, walk around and explore Goreme. In the evening we will enjoy a Turkish Dinner Show.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner. Overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Day 4. North Cappadocia Tour.

Visit  Göreme Open Air Museum, listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

You can see the world’s most important Byzantine cave churches. Next stop will be Pashabagi also called the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles.

The last stop before lunch will be Devrent Valley, also known as “Imagination Valley”, this is the most surreal-looking landscape. You will have lunch in Avanos in one of the cave restaurants. Avanos is the town of traditional pottery art, thus, we will visit one of the family work-shops in Avanos to see a kick-wheel-pottery demonstration. Then you will visit Uchisar Castle, which is the highest point of Cappadocia and the view from the top is just brilliant.

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Cappadocia

 

Day 5. Hot Air Balloon and Jeep Safari Cappadocia Tour.

Today we will be picked up from our hotel early in the morning, usually before sunrise and drive to the take-off site where we will have a light breakfast. The staff will explain the basic rules & safety measures for the balloon flight. Then it will be time to jump into the basket and start the highlights of our fantastic Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight! It will be gently take off and soon we’ll be over the valleys and landscapes of beautiful Cappadocia. A gently drift over and between rock chimneys, pigeon hole hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards, through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features and breathtaking views over the area.  After breakfast you will be picked up from our hotel to enjoy a jeep safari tour around Cappadocia. An exciting adventure, discovering the region in an off-road vehicle,  offering unique views of the valleys and historical churches. Driving from Goreme to the Hospital Monastery, the Uzengi Valley for an amazing panorama view, to Pancarlık Valley and  Ortahisar Castle an Kızılçukur (Top of Red Valley)

Meals: Breakfast. Overnight in Cappadocia.

 

Day 6. Flight to Kusadasi.

After breakfast, we say goodbye to Cappadocia and adventure to our new destination,  Kusadasi.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner. Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 7. Kusadasi Cruise.

Today you will enjoy a ‘lazy day’ cruising in the pristine waters off Kusadasi. All you need to bring along is your sun cream, a towel and swimming gear. Enjoy the scenic coastline to some of the beautiful coves cruising along the rugged northern Aegean shores. At about 12.30pm,  lunch is served. The boat will drop anchor and you can jump into the water or enjoy a fruit service at the bar. After about an hour, the return to Kusadasi begins as we serenely sail along the coastline. We dock at the marina shortly after 4 pm and you will be transported back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 8. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast you will depart for Denizli,  visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) where you can enjoy lying in the water of this natural springs and unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. We will also visit the ruins of Hierapolis.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.  Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 9. Ephesus & Virgin Mary House

Today after breakfast, we will drive to the Ancient city of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world.  It is also one of the 7 Churches of Asia Minor mentioned in the book of Revelation. We will be visiting Ephesus Ancient City, the Temple of Artemis and the House of the Virgin Mary.  We will also visit a carpet-weaving center, which belongs to the national arts of Turkey. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Kusadasi, a touristic town on Turkey’s Aegean Coasts. 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.  Overnight in Kusadasi.

 

Day 10. Flight to Istanbul

After Breakfast and Check out from our hotel we will be transfer Izmir Airport  for our flight to Istanbul. Once in Istanbul you will have a free day to enjoy the area around the Galata Tower or last minute shopping in the Grand Bazaar. 

Meals: Breakfast.  Overnight in Istanbul

 

Day 11. Final Departure

After Breakfast , you will be transferred to Istanbul International Airport for your final departure. We hope you have enjoyed  Turkey and all the Tours. We look forward to seeing you in the future on another group tour with Dreams Travel Group. 

Meals: Breakfast. 

Dreams Travel Group

Oriette De La Hoz

Travel Agent/Tour Coordinator

Mobile: 754-244-2278 / 754-301-9290

oriettedreamstravel@gmail.com

Additional information

Rates Include:

Transfer service to and from the airport in Istanbul, Cappadocia and Kusadasi.
Domestic Flight to Cappadocia.
Domestic Flight to İzmir.
Domestic Flight to Istanbul.
10 nights accommodation in a 4 star hotel.
9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners as described in the itinerary.
Istanbul City Tour.
Jeep Safari Tour in Cappadocia.
Northern Cappadocia Tour.
Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia.
Turkish Night Dinner Show in Cappadocia.
All Private Tours and shore excursions as described in the program.
Ticket Entrance Costs.

Excluded:

International Air fare.
Ticket entrance to the Harem in the Topkapi Palace (Entrance to the Topkapi Palace is included).
Tips and personal expenses.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made thirty (30) or more days prior to the date of arrival will solely incur the $200 non-refundable deposit. In any event of cancellation, notify us as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary fees.

Payments:

Upon confirmation of the tour, a non-refundable deposit of US $200 per person is required for hotel reservation. The entire payment should be made to Dreams Travel Group Bank Account at least 45 days before arrival.