- ISTANBUL (2 NIGHTS)
Istanbul is the most populated and cosmopolite city in Europe and the most visited city in Turkey. Located on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Europe and Asia, Istanbul was successively the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire and has been associated with major events in political history, religious history and art history for more than 2,000 years. . Its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 17th-century Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar.
Hotel - 5 Star
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
*DOMESTIC FLIGHT FROM ISTANBUL TO CAPPADOCIA*
- CAPPADOCIA (2 NIGHTS)
Cappadocia is our land. It means the land of beautiful horses. Located on central of Turkey. Many spots should be seen in Cappadocia. Like fairy chimneys, which are the signature feature of Turkey’s volcanic wonderland. In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion. Cappadocia contains rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine’s a.k.a. Eastern Roman Empire art. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to the early centuries – can also be seen there. The activities such as hot air balloon ride, horseback riding, quad tours and stopping by a carpet weaving schools should be experienced.
Hotel - 5 Star or cave/stone boutique hotels
Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Hot Air Balloon Ride (From 89,90€ pp)
- Turkish Night (30€ pp)
- ATV QUAD Tours (25€ pp)
- Turkish Bath (25€ pp)
*The tour is continued by luxury A/C vehicles such as Mercedes Vito, Mercedes Sprinter or Mercedes Travego model vehicles. It depends on the size of the group*
- PAMUKKALE&HIERAPOLIS (1 NIGHT)
The surreal, brillant white travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of mighty waterfall. Truly spectacular in its own right, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, literally “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, is also the site of remarkably well preserved ruins of Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. With such a unique combination of natural and man made wonders it’s little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hotel - 4 Star
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
- EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY
Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial and early Christian periods as reflected in the monuments in the center of the Ancient City and Ayasuluk. The cultural traditions of the Roman Imperial period are reflected in the outstanding representative buildings of the city center including the amphitheatre, Celsus Library, Hadrian’s Temple, the Serapeion and Terrace House.
Historical accounts and archaeological remains of significant traditional and religious Anatolian cultures beginning with the cult of Cybele/Meter until the modern revival of Christianity are visible and traceable in Ephesus, which played a decisive role in the spread of Christian faith throughout the Roman Empire. The extensive remains of the Basilica of St. John on Ayasuluk Hill and those of the Church of Mary in Ephesus are testament of the city’s importance to Christianity. Two important Councils of the early Church were held at Ephesus in 431 and 449 CE, initiating the veneration of Mary in Christianity, which can be seen as a reflection of the earlier veneration of Artemis and the Anatolian Cybele. Ephesus was also the leading political and intellectual center, with the second school of philosophy in the Aegean, and Ephesus as a cultural and intellectual center had great influence on philosophy and medicine.
- 5 NIGHTS ACCOMODATIONS
- ALL TRANSPORTS (Airport Transfers, Istanbul-Cappadocia and Izmir-Istanbul domestic flights included)
- 12 MEALS (5 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 5 Dinner)
- ENTRANCE FEES of MUSEUMS ETC
- INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
- DRINKS ON MEALS
- PERSONAL EXPENDITURES
The professional tour guide welcomes the group at the airport in Istanbul. The group and the guide move to the hotel to check in.
On the first day of the adventure, Istanbul historical Peninsula is visited. Basilica Sistern, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Topkapı Palace. After having lunch, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome of Constantinople are visited. (German Fauntain, Obelisk of Theodosius, The Serpent Column and Museum of Turkish Islamic Arts are located on Hippodrome of Constantinople)
On the second day of the adventure, following the breakfast, Bosphorus cruise tour is taken. On afternoon Spice Bazaar is visited then the group have free time.
On the third day, the group fly to Cappadocia. Duration 1 hour. On the same day Northern Cappadocia Tour is carried out. Pasabaglari, Zelve Open Air Museum or Goreme Open Musem, Devrent Valley, Seramic Art Center and Carpet Weaving School are visited.
On the fourth day of the tour Southern Cappadocia is visited. Pigeon Valley, Underground City, natüre walking thru the Ihlara Valley (3 km walking along with the river.) Following lunch, Cappadoica Gem Stone Center is visited.
On the fifth day of the tour, following breakfast the group drive to Pamukkale. Duration 7 hours by bus. On the same day Pamukkale and Hierapolis are visited. Then the group go to hotel for check in.
On the final day of the adventure, after breakfast the group drive to Ephesus. Duration 2,5 hours by bus. On the morning Ephesus Ancient City is visited. After lunch Virgin Mary House and Leather Center are visited. Then the group is transferred to airport in Izmir(duration 1,5 hours) to fly back to Istanbul. Duration 45 minutes.
Schedule is customizable.
The cost of this tour is priced for 6 people.
Per person price is 1,200 Euro.
The prices can be changed in accordance with the number of visitors