Around Turkey Tour
Start City : Istanbul, Istanbul Hotels / Istanbul Airport.
End City : Istanbul, Istanbul Hotels / Istanbul Airport.
Scheduled / Operates on : Jan 1st 2017 - Dec 31st 2017: Daily
Tour Highlights : 12 days / 11 nights package program. Istanbul, Kayseri, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Perge, Side, Fethiye, Kas, Gumuskesen, Miletos, Ephesus, Istanbul.
Around Turkey Tour
Cultural Tours / Around Turkey Tour
Around Turkey Tour (12 Days/11 Nights) Cultural Tours Turkey
DAY 1- Arrive Istanbul
Arrive Istanbul, transfer to your hotel. Depending on your flight: dinner and overnight at the hotel or in the afternoon visit the Old City Walls of Istanbul. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2- Cappadocia
Depart Istanbul on a morning flight to Kayseri, for the visit of Cappadocia. Also visit the Kaymakli underground city.
DAY 3- Cappadocia
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Goreme Valley, is an open-air museum with “fairy chimneys”, pyramids and sand castles. Visit Uchisar and lunch in Avanos; the afternoon is at your leisure.
DAY 4- Konya
Start the day at Sultanhani, considered the to be the largest and the finest caravanserai in this part of the world. Continue to Konya where “Mevlana” lived and see Mevlana Museum (Tekke), where he is buried.
DAY 5- Antalya
Drive across the rugged Taurus Mountains and to the ancient site of Aspendos. See a finest example of classical Roman Amphitheater.
DAY 6- Antalya
Visit to Perge, after the breakfast at the hotel and continue for a visit to the Antalya Museum. Then head for the Side, was once an ancient harbor with magnificent theater. Dinner and overnight in Antalya.
DAY 7- Fethiye
After breakfast, depart for ancient city Myra now called Demre or Kale and St. Nicholas. Continue to Kas for the lunch break. Then continue to Fethiye for the visit of Xanthos, one time Lycian capital. Dinner and overnight in Fethiye.
DAY 8- Kusadasi
Depart for the visit to Gumuskesen best preserved Roman Tomb in Turkey and drive for Miletos, was a great Ionian port as well as the birthplace of several philosophers and sages. Didyma, the Temple of Apollo was one of antiquity’s most sacred places, continue to Priene, was once most active ports of Ionian Federation. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 9- Kusadasi
After breakfast, drive for Ephesus. First visit to the Ephesus Museum, continue to visit the House of Virgin Mary, St. Paul’s Basilica and the Ephesus to explore the ruins, including Celcus Library and the Arcadian Way, a grand street paved in marble. Return to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight.
DAY 10- Istanbul
Early flight to Istanbul to visit to one of the world’s greatest buildings, St Sophia. Next visit the Blue Mosque, built in the 17th century; it takes its name from the thousands of Iznik tiles lining the walls. In the evening, join the Turkish Evening.
DAY 11- Istanbul
One of the most interesting sights in Istanbul is the former residence of the Sultans, the exotic Topkapi Palace. See the famous jewel-studded dagger, the unique Chinese porcelain collection, imperial costumes and the 86 carat Spoon maker's Diamond. In the afternoon, experience the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of narrow streets and passages housing more than 4.000 shops. Meet this evening for a reception and farewell dinner.
DAY 12- Depart for home
Transfer to the airport for the flight home.
(includes dinner, unlimited drinks, animation, Turkish night shows).