Western Turkey Tour
Start City : Istanbul Port, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Hotels
End City : Istanbul Port, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Hotels
Scheduled / Operates on : Jan 1st 2018 - Dec 31st 2018: Daily
Tour Highlights : Istanbul (Constantinople's) Kayseri, Cappadocia, Kayseri, Izmir, Ephesus, Priene and Miletos, Didyma, Kusadasi, Pamukkale (Hierapolis), Izmir, Istanbul Tour Period 10 days.
Western Turkey Tour, Turkey tours
Western Turkey Tour, Turkey toursHere is the tour itinerary of the western Turkey tour. Thus Turkey tour package includes sightseeing of major highlights in Turkey, accommodation, tour guide and luxury transportation.
Western Turkey Tour, Turkey tours and the history of Anatolia
Western Turkey Tours, Anatolia Historical Places
Day 1 Istanbul
Meet and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 2 Istanbul
Visit the Hippodrome, architectural marvel Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Byzantine Cistern, and Topkapi Palace Museum, for centuries the Sultans' palace. Overnight at the Hotel. (B,L).
Day 3 Istanbul
Tour the Spice Market, cruise the Bosphorus, visit the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent, and the Grand Bazaar, the world's largest covered market. Overnight at the Hotel. (B,L).
Day 4 Istanbul-Kayseri - Cappadocia
Transfer to Istanbul Airport for a morning flight to Kayseri and sight-seeing in Cappadocia. Lunch at a historic Greek house before visiting Keslik Monastery, Soganli. Overnight in Cappadocia (B,L,D).
Day 5 Cappadocia
Travel through Goreme Valley to see fairy chimneys and early Byzantine churches like the Karanlik Kilise (the Dark Church) with stops to discover traditional local handicrafts like carpet-weaving and pottery making at Avanos. Further stops include Pasabag, Uchisar, the Dervent Valley and Zelve (B,L).
Day 6 Cappadocia
Trip to Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, amazing underground cities. From there, visit Nargolu crater lake and the pristine beauty of Ihlara Valley. Overnight at the Hotel in Cappadocia (B,L,D).
Day 7 Cappadocia - Kayseri - Izmir - Kusadasi
Drive to Kayseri for flight to Izmir and a short drive to Kusadasi. Overnight at the Hotel in Kusadasi (B,D).
Day 8 Kusadasi - Ephesus - Kusadasi
Full day sight-seeing in Ephesus. Follow in the footsteps of St. John and visit the house where the Virgin Mary spent the last years of her life. Lunch at an old Greek house in the historic village of Sirince. After lunch drive to Selcuk and visit Museum. Overnight at the Hotel in Kusadasi. (B,L,D).
Day 9 Kusadasi - Priene - Miletos - Didyma - Kusadasi
You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast and depart for Priene. This was once a harbour city but is now located 16 km inland from the sea on the hills of the Mykale Mountain. It has many examples of Hellenic art and architecture. Alexander The Great lived in this city for a time. The theatre in Priene is one of the most beautiful ones from The Hellenic World. The Athena Polias Temple was reconstructed by Alexander The Great as a gift to the city. After Priene, you will depart for Miletus. Visit the ancient city of Miletus which once was one of the biggest cities in Anatolia. It was located on the trade routes and it was for this reason that it became very prosperous and had many colonies. Miletus is famous for its genius philosphers and architects, such as Thales, Anaksimandros, Anaksimenes, Hippodamos and Isidoros. Miletus is also famous for the Faustina Baths. Lunch break after Miletus and then visit to Didyma. This was not a city but a temple dedicated to Apollon. It was once one of the biggest temples in the Hellenic World. It was connected to Miletus with a holy road of 19km. Overnight at the Hotel in Kusadasi. (B,L,D).
Day 10 Kusadasi - Pergamum - Istanbul
Visit Pergamum, whose extensive ruins make it one of the most famous archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. After Pergamum Tour we depart directly to Izmir Airport to fly to Istanbul. (B,L).
Day 11 Istanbul
Departure Morning flight from to Istanbul to connect with your return flight back home. (B)
(B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
- Hotel accommodation in superior tourist class hotels.
- Accommodation based on twin with private facilities.
- Continental breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and course dinners (D) as per the itineraries.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers.
- Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats.
- Welcome drink.
- Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
- Travel insurance.
- Any item of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls etc.
- Passport & Visa Costs.
- Airport taxes.
- Any items not mentioned in above-mentioned itinerary.