Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Day 1 Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk airport, Yuki Tour representative will greet you at the gate and take you to your hotel. After check-in to the hotel, you will be given a brief instruction and review of your itinerary. The rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul on your own or just relax in your hotel. We can also arrange a dinner show or book a traditional Turkish bath (hamam) if you desire.
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour by walking at 08:30am
After breakfast meet our guide at the hotel and full day tour of old part of Istanbul. Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. End of the day back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 3: After the Tour you will have the rest of the evening free –
Fairy Chimneys Tour at 09:30am
In this day you will be able to see:
DEVRENT VALLEY: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
LOVE VALLEY: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
AVANOS: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
UCHISAR: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4: Rose Valley & Mazıkoy Underground City Tour at 09:30am
You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
CAVUSIN: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away
MAZIKOY: One of largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
PIGEON HOUSE: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
Overnight in Cappadocia. (*Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 5: Cappadocia to Antalya via Istanbul by plane
After beakfast transfer to airport and take a flight to Antalya via Istanbul, after arrive in Antalya transfer to hotel, free time and Overnight in Antalya. (*Breakfast)
Day 6: Aspendos, Perge and waterfall tour at 08:30am
After beakfast (08:00 am) pick up for full day tour of Aspendos and Perge ancient city and one of the beautiful waterfall of Antalya. End of the tour transfer back to hotel – Overnight in Antalya (*Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 7: Antalya to Pamukkale (by bus)
After breakfast you will have free time for enjoy Antalya old town on your own. Early afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus station for take a bus goes to Pamukkale (3 hours). Upon your arrival to Pamukkale you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day will be free; you can explore the ares of the city on your own – Overnight in Pamukkale. (*Breakfast)
Day 8: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour at 09:45am
After breakfast you will be picked up for a full day guided Tour ofPamukkale and Hierapolis (UNESCO World Hertage List). Pamukkale, which means “cotton castle”, has been formed over time by natural hot springs (35 °C), rich in calcium-carbonate, that flow down the slope and form a preternatural landscape: mineral forests, petrified cascades and terraced pools. We will also visit the ancient Greco-Roman Health Spa of Hierapolis – famous for: hot thermal springs (they have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BC) and architectural heritage sites like: Theatre, The Temple of Apollo, Agora and the Necropolis. At the end of the Tour you will be transfer to bus station and take a bus to Kusadasi. (3 hours) overnight stay in Kusadasi. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 9: Ephesus Tour at 09:00am
After breakfast at 09:00 am we will pick you up from your hotel and you will be transferred for a full day guided Tour of the Ephesus Ruins. Walking through the streets of this ancient Greek city you will see many sites of architectural heritage like: the Temple of Artemis (one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World), the Temple of Hadrian Varius, the Library of Celsius, the Great Theater and Scholastic Baths. After the ancient city you will visit the House of the Virgin Mary. At the end of the day you will be transferred to hotel and overnight stay at Kusadasi. (*Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 10: Pergamum Tour at 08:30am
After breakfast pick up from hotel and depart for Pergamum tour, visit Acrapol site of the Altar Zeus, the birth place of books & one of the most famous library of history. After tour depart Canakkale and overnight stay.(Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 11: Troy and Gallipoli tour at 08:30am
After breakfast depart for half days tour of Troy. We will visit the Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, where over 10 ancient cities have been discovered, built one on top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC . After Troy depart for Gallipoli all afternoon. Full days tour of Dardanelles, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Ariburnu Cemetery, ANZAC Commemorative Site, Respect to Mehmetcik Statue, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnstons Jolly (Turkish and Allied trenches and tunnels), Turkish 57. Infantry Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. End of the day depart for Istanbul and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 12: Istanbul
After breakfast free day for you to explore Istanbul on your own, may be it is best day for your last day shopping, overnight stay in Istanbul. (Breakfast)
Day 13: Istanbul
After breakfast transfer to airport according to your flight time, it is end of our service. (Breakfast)
What is included
Internal Flıght Tıckets Istanbul to Kayserı and Kayserı to Antalya
- All the transfers from Airport to hotel and back
- All tickets for overnight buses
- Museum entrance fees and all tours
- Accommodation as specified in itinerary
- Lunches, Dinners & Breakfasts as specified
- Professional English speaking guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned, nonsmoking vehicle.
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia :
- Hot-Air Balloon Watching Photo Tour by Taxi: 40 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)
- ATV / Quad: 30 Euros (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.