General

 

Tour Style : Private Luxury
Duration : 10 Days – 9 Nights
Highlights : Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, CappadociaDay 1 Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel.Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour
Breakfast Included
we depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul city tour. Topkapi Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the tour you have the option to experience the BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of Bosphorus which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is you’re to enjoy Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 Istanbul to Izmir / Kusadasi
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4 Ephesus Tour
A fully Guided Ephesus Tour starts at 09:00, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. the Temple of Artemis, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus.

Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus.

Day 5 Pamukkale Tour
Day trip to Pamukkale and we depart at 09:30 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertine’s and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale Museum, and The Travertine’s of Pamukkale. Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus.

Day 6 Izmir – Kayseri Airport- Cappadocia
After breakfast, we depart for Izmir Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 7 Cappadocia Tour
After breakfast we shall start our Cappadocia tour including Goreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, and Pasabag . After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery. Free evening. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Before the tour there is an option to go hot air ballooning: (Hot Air Balloon Ride Cappadocia).
The Hot Air Balloon descends at sunrise and the ride lasts for approximately 45 minutes; in which we will float through valleys, between fairy chimneys and caves. The balloon will rise approximately 1000 feet in which you will experience the extraordinary views Cappadocia has to offer. On landing, champagne will be served to toast arrival. It is a fantastic journey made by the eccentric landscapes and the rising sun.

Day 8 Cappadocia Tour- Istanbul
After breakfast we head to one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Kaymakli . The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. The second part of our Cappadocia Tour will include Uchisar Castle, Avcilar, and Pigeon valley . After the tour we will rest at the hotel and have a free afternoon until transfers to the airport for our flight back to Istanbul. After the Cappadocia depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 9 Istanbul
Today you don’t have to wake up early. At 10:30 we will start a different city tour of Istanbul. We will visit the Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar, TaksimDistrict, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul. It has nice bars, restaurants, café, cinemas a street in which is the centre of the Turkish Film Industry. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 10 Istanbul
We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again.After breakfast check out from the hotel. We make your return airport transfer services. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing Yuki Tour.

What is included

Domestic flights from Istanbul to Izmir - Izmir to Cappadocia and Cappadocia to Istanbul
4 nights hotel in Istanbul at 5 Star Hotel with breakfast
3 nights hotel in Kusadasi at 5 Star Hotel with breakfast
2 Night hotel in Cappadocia at very good Cave Hotel with breakfast
2 Full Day Istanbul City Tour
1 Full Day Ephesus Tour
1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour
2 Full Day Cappadocia Tour
Private air-conditioned busses
Private Professional English speaking tour guide
All entrance fees mentioned in the Itinerary
Return airport transfers

Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:

Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :

Hot-Air Balloon Ride: 175 Euros per person (no child reduction)
Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)

Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey - Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:
Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.
Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.
Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. Today, the best of the traditional ceramics and tiles on sale in Istanbul and other major cities are made in Avanos, Cappadocia.
Onyx and semi-precious stones: In Turkey, Cappadocia has the onyx mines where the highest quality onyx is found. Local artisans are experts at making items of jewellery  made with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, and 22 and 24 carat gold.
Leather goods: Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods. You can find a wide range of quality leather goods in Uchisar, Cappadocia.
Spices: Istanbul Spice Market, once the largest spice trading venue of the medieval world, with its abundant stalls still featuring piles of edible exotics is a definite highlight for anyone exploring Istanbul.
ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (1 hour)

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Hotels we use

ISTANBUL:THE CENTRAL PALACE HOTELwww.thecentralpalace.comCAPPADOCIA :DEDELI KONAK CAVE HOTEL ( www.dedelikonak.com )KUSADASI:FANTASIA DELUX HOTEL www.fantasia.com.tr/kusadasi

Tour code

YK261

Per Adult in Double or Twin Room

3 173 EUR

Per Adult in Triple Room

3 038 EUR

Per Adult in Single Room

4 571 EUR

Per child 7-11 years old (under 12)

2 279 EUR

Per child 3-6 years old

1 519 EUR

Per child 0-2 years old

760 EUR

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