Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 15 Days / 14 Nights
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Day 1: Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk airport, you will be greeted at the gate and transfer to your hotel. You will start out with a brief instruction and have the rest of the day to see Istanbul on your own.
Day 2: Istanbul Walking city tour
After breakfast pick up from hotel and do the full day tour of old city part, visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. After tour free afternoon and overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 3: Istanbul
The day is yours to go out and explore Istanbul. On your own you can see Cistern and enjoy at the Grand Bazaar. Overnight stay Istanbul. (Breakfast)
Day 4: Gallipoli (Group) Tour
Pick up from the hotel in the morning (06:00 -07:00 am), to depart for Gallipoli. 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 tour check in hotel and night in Canakkale. (Lunch)
Day 5: Troy Tour
Staring with Troy tour; we will visit the Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy where over 10 ancient cities have been discovered and built one on top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC. Then drive to Kusadasi to your hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. ( Breakfast & Lunch )
Day 6: Ephesus tour
09:00am depart for a full days tour of the Ephesus Ruins, Temple of Artemis, the Hadrian, Celsius Library and House of the Virgin Mary. End of the day with transfer to the hotel, where you pick up your luggage, and be transfer to the bus station to go to Pamukkale. When you arrive in Pamukkale, you will be transferred to your hotel and have the remainder of the night free. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 7: Free day in Kusadasi
After breakfast free day for you to enjoy Kusadasi town or one of the beach, overnight stay in Kusadasi. (Breakfast)
Day 8: Pamukkale & Hierapolis tour
After breakfast pick up from hotel and join for full day tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis ancient city, end of the day transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Pamukkale. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 9: Pamukkale to Antalya
After breakfast pick up from hotel and transfer to bus station and take a bus to Antalya (4 hours), After arrive in Antalya transfer to hotel, free afternoon and overnight stay in Antalya. (Breakfast)
Day 10: Aspendos Perge and Waterfall tour
After breakfast pick up from hotel (08:00am) and join for full day tour of Aspendos theatre, Perge ancient city and waterfall of Antalya, after tour back to hotel and night in Antalya. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 11: Daily Boat Cruise
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to harbor in Antalya and join for full day tour by boat around Antalya, end of the day transfer to hotel and overnight stay. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 12: Antalya to Cappadocia via Istanbul by plane
After breakfast transfer to airport and take a flight to Cappadocia via Istanbul. After arrive in Cappadocia transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Cappadocia. (Breakfast)
Day 13: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.
At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel, and the rest of the night is yours free to relax or explore. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 14: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.
At the end of the day we will return to Goreme, overnight in a cave hotel. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Day 15: Istanbul
After breakfast, there will be transportation to the airport provided according your flight time, unless you decide to extend your time with us, by enjoying another one of our many tours. (Breakfast)
What is included
Internal Flıght Tıckets Antalya to Cappadocia and Cappadocia To Istanbul
- 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.