11 Days Istanbul Ephesus Pamukkale Cappadocia By Bus By Plane - YK049

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
however.

Pamukkale: means cotton castle in Turkish. It is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pamukkale is now a world heritage site.

Hierapolis: was founded as a healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire.

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • All the transfers from Airport to hotel and back
    • Domestic flights from Istanbul to Izmir
    • Transportation by airconditioned, nonsmoking vehicle.
    • Domestic flights from Cappadocia to Istanbul
    • Bus Tıckets from Antalya to Cappadocıa
    • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet District
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
    • Entry/Admission - Perge Ancient City
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
    • No 5-star hotels available for this itinerary
    • Solo traveler cannot book double or triple rooms

  • Day 1: Day 01 : Arrival in Istanbul

    Stop At: Istanbul Airport, Tayakadın, Tayakadın İhsaniye Yolu No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey
    Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport & clearing customs, you will be met by one of our friendly staff at the exit gate of arrivals hall & accompanied during your transfer to the hotel.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul Sokuulu Pasa

    Day 2: Istanbul City Tour

    Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    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 yours to enjoy Istanbul.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Evening Flight To Izmır

    Stay Kusadası Efe Boutique Hotel

    Day 3: Ephesus Tour at 09:00am

    Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
    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 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.
    Overnight in Kusadasi Ephesus.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Kusadasi Efe Boutique Hotel

    Day 4: Pamukkale Tour at 08:15am

    Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
    08:30 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 Pamukkale.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pamukkale Colossae Thermal Hotel

    Day 5: Pamukkale to Antalya

    Stop At: Antalya, Antalya, Turkish Mediterranean Coast
    After breakfast depart to Antalya (5 hour drive). Antalya in ancient times it covered all Pamphylia that means “the land of all tribes”. Attalia, the ancient name of Antalya, is derived from that of the Pergamon King Attalos II Philadelphus, who founded the city on the Pamphylian seacoast around 150 BC. It is know that it was visited by St. Paul by way of Perge in 46 A.D., that it was an important trading centre in the 2nd century A.D. and that the Emperor Hadrian’s visit in 130 A.D. was commemorated with new monuments. Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Antalya Alp Paşa Hotel

    Day 6: Antalya Perge Aspendos Tour

    Stop At: Perge Ancient City, Aksu, Antalya 07110 Turkey
    Perge : According to the geographer Strabon. Perge has been founded by Akhas who came down here after the Trojan wars. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. Especially in the first and the second centuries BC, Perge became one of the richest towns in Pamphylia. Therefore it is not a surprising that St. Paul started his campaign in Anatolia from Perge in 46 AD.
    After the tour, departure for Aspendos. Lunch break on the way.
    Aspendos: The eastern land of Antalya was called Pamphylia in ancient times. Aspendos (Belkis) lies 47 km east of Antalya in the Pamphylian plain. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here (Greeks won, they didn’t stay for long). During the reign of he Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is the best preserved of all. It was built by Romans and maintained by Byzantines and Seljuks. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, an agora, and a basilica.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight bus to Cappadocia

    Day 7: Fairy Chimneys Tour at 09:30am

    Stop At: Avanos, Avanos, Cappadocia
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

    Day 8: Rose Valley & Mazıkoy Underground City Tour at 09:30am

    Stop At: Cappadocia, Cappadocia
    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
    however.

    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.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cappadocia Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel

    Day 9: Cappadocia to Istanbul

    Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
    After breakfast you will have free time shoping in Cappadocia. Evening we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul

    Day 10: Istanbul

    Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Çiragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortaköy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortaköy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
    RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. DOLMABAHCE PALACE The summer residence of ottoman sultans whit its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another ( Europe) CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. at the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. Possibility to see jewellery, handicrafts centre and leatherware show. Free time provided for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.
    Duration: 8 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul

    Day 11: Istanbul – End of Tour

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another tour with us.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Upon arrival to Istanbul Airport & clearing customs, you will be met by one of our friendly staff at the exit gate of arrivals hall & accompanied during your transfer to the hotel.Airports
    • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
    • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Yuki Tours

Activity ID: V-106498P128

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