Tour Style : Luxury Honeymoon Tour
Duration : 9 Days – 8 Nights
Departures : All year round
Highlights : Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Sirince, Cappadocia, Goreme Open Air Museum
Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
(Welcome dinner included)
Transfer from Istanbul airport and check in to your hotel. Tonight you and your significant other will enjoy a welcome dinner where you will be introduced to Turkish cuisine and enjoy the magical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul – Ephesus
(Breakfast and dinner included)
This morning we depart via domestic flight to Izmir. Pick up from Izmir Airport and transfer to Ephesus to view the ruins of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. 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 must-do of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. The enormous 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. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 3 – Kusadasi & Daily Trip to Turkish Village Sirince
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast, we depart for the traditional Turkish Village tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slopes of the settlement exist today in their original state with their white painted walls. Enjoy the breathtaking views at entrance of the village and experience the lively village streets. Sirince is popular for its unique building style, houses, streets and authentic apple wine made by the villagers. In 1922 the Anatolian Greeks immigrated back to Greece and the Turks settled here in place. There are ancient remains of 42 Churches and Monasteries in and around the village. Sirince is also known as Ephesus in the mountains. The two churches in the village centre are particularly well preserved dating back to Anatolian Greek times. On your return to your hotel in Kusadasi, you will have the opportunity to experience a Turkish Bath which is one of the oldest cultural practices of Anatolia. After having dinner at your hotel, you will have the free time to stroll in the city. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 4 – Pamukkale
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region. We then drive on to Pamukkale for our tour and of the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. After walking around this natural phenomenon you will have the opportunity to lay in the waters of the natural thermal springs. Overnight bus from Pamukkale to Cappadocia.
Day 5 – Cappadocia
Arrival and breakfast in your Authentic Cave Suite Hotel in Cappadocia. After breakfast and freshening up, we leave for your South Cappadocia Tour. Visit of Sobessos near Sahinefendi to the newly discovered mosaic houses & archaeological excavation site. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil, that hides its frescoes behind a very thin smoke layer which we can only see by torch light. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapasa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Overnight Cappadocia
Day 6 Cappadocia
The Cappadocia region, famous for its ancient underground cities hewn into the soft volcanic rock ‘tuff‘, is the place where nature and history have come together most beautifully. While geographic events formed huge stone mushrooms known as 'peribacalari' (fairy chimneys), local communities were responsible for carving and decorating houses, dovecotes and churches within these earthen pillars. Surrounding the fairy chimmneys are soft ridges, deep valleys, acute edges and mild undulations all created out of tuff. Our guided tour will start at 09:30 and covers Avcilar, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle and the pottery village of Avanos. We have a lunch break in Avanos and then tour the Dervent Valley and Goreme Open Air Museum. Return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight in Authentic Cave Suite Hotel.
Day 7 – Cappadocia – Istanbul
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We depart for one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City. 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. This afternoon we will depart for Kayseri Airport to catch our domestic flight for Istanbul. Check in to your hotel. Free night. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 – Istanbul City Tour
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul City Tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 9 – Istanbul – End of Tour
After breakfast check out from the hotel.
What is included
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir
- Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
- 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners
- 5 Star and Boutique Accommodation over the entire tour
- 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
- 3 nights cave suite hotel in Cappadocia
- Turkish Bath
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Ephesus tour
- Guided Turkish Village tour
- Guided Pamukkale tour
- 2 different fully guided Cappadocia tours
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Private return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport
For your own tailor-made honeymoon tour, please contact us.
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
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Hotels we use
Antalya ANTALYA - ALP PASA HOTEL http://www.alppasa.com
Canakkale Helen Hotel http://www.helenhotel.com
Cappadocia Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel http://www.dedelikonak.com
Cappadocia Dedeli Deluxe Hotel http://www.dedelidelux.com
Gaziantep ASUDE HOTEL (BOUTIQUE STYLE) http://www.asudekonak.com
Istanbul Hotel Sokullu Pacha http://www.sokullupasahotel.com/
Kahta ZEUS HOTEL **** http://www.zeushotel.com.tr
Kars SIMER HOTEL *** http://www.simerhotel.com
Konya Hich Hotel http://hichhotel.com/
Kusadasi Palm Hotel *** http://www.palmhotel.com.tr
Mardin ZINCIRIYE HOTEL (BOUTIQUE STYLE) http://www.zinciriye.com/tr
Pamukkale Colossea Thermal Hotel **** http://www.colossaehotel.com
Sanliurfa MANICI HOTEL **** http://www.maniciurfa.com
Tatvan KARDELEN HOTEL *** http://www.kardelenotel.com
Trabzon SAYLAMLAR HOTEL **** http://www.hotelsaylamlar.com
Van T AMARA HOTEL **** http://www.tamaraotel.com