12 Days Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Bodrum By Plane -YK239

If you feel the need to escape from the bustle of Istanbul for a day, nothing could be easier. You simply join us aboard a ferry bound for the charming Princes’ Island . Our destination is Buyukada, the largest of the island chain, but we will pass by four other islands on the way. All are famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation and ornate Ottoman houses, and on all of them cars are banned. The preferred means of transportation is the charming horse-drawn carriage known as the phaeton, which we will use on our circular tour of Buyukada, passing elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvillea. You will feel as though you have stepped back into a more leisured and gracious age, almost expecting grand 19th Century ladies and gentlemen to come strolling down to the waterfront. Lunch will be at one of the many excellent traditional fish-restaurants on the waterfront, gazing across the water at the Asian shore of Istanbul, so close though it feels worlds away.

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$2,189

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Domestic flight ticket - (Istanbul to Kayseri And Kayseri to Izmir and Bodrum to Istanbul )
    • All the transfers from Airport to hotel and back
    • Transportation by airconditioned, nonsmoking vehicle.
    • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet District
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
    • Entry/Admission - Ephesus Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Pamukkale Thermal Pools
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
    • No 5-star hotels available for this itinerary
    • Solo travellers cannot book double or triple accommodation

  • 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: Day 02 : Istanbul City Tour

    Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul city tour. We will explore Topkapi Palace. It was the home of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th-19th century A.D. and houses 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. We continue to the Hippodrome, a stadium and meeting place in Byzantine times, and the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We also visit Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and the Rustem Pasa Mosque. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 3: Day 03 : Half day MorningBosphorus Cruise Tour without lunch

    Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    8:30Departure from your hotel.
    SPICE BAZAAR: Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc…
    BOSPHORUS BY BOAT: On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and luxurious apartments.
    RUMELI FORTRESS: From the sea (no interior visit) Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the Conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and to protect the Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
    BOSPHORUS BRIDGE: Unique chance to go from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) in two minutes.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Evening Flight to Cappadocia
    Stay Cappadocia Dedeli Konak cave Hotel

    Day 4: Day 04 : Fairy Chimneys Tour at 09:30am

    Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey
    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.

    Stay Cappadocia
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 5: Day 05: Rose Valley & Mazıkoy Underground City Tour at 09:30am

    Stop At: Cavusin, Cavusin, 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.

    After the tour you are transferred to Kayseri airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. When you arrive in Izmir, you will find our employee holding your name card for transfer to Kusadasi for overnight stay in Kusadasi hotel.
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 6: EPHESUS TOUR AT 09:00am

    Stop At: Ephesus Museum, Selcuk Turkey
    The tour begins by visiting the remains of the the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, it proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days.
    STAY PAMUKKALE
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 7: Pamukkale Tour AT 09:45am

    Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
    After breakfast we will depart from Kusadasi to Pamukkale, as soon as we arrive we will continue onto guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
    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.
    Evening bus to Bodrum. Overnight in Bodrum.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Bodrum Azka Hotel

    Day 8: Picnic Boat Trip AT 08:30am

    Stop At: Bodrum, Bodrum, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    A day at sea with lunch included and served on board. We set out at approx. 11:00am to cruise the turquoise seas of the Bodrum coastline. We will visit several of the most beautiful bays where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear water or simply relax in the mild breeze, enjoy the stunning views and perfect your suntan to the sound of the gently lapping waves. At the black island, half an hour from Bodrum, you can bath in the grotto where the warm mineral waters flowing out of the rocks are believed to beautify the complexion. Back on land at approx. 5:00pm.
    Overnight in Bodrum
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 9: Dalyan (Caunos) Tour AT 08:30am

    Stop At: Dalyan, Dalyan, Mugla Province, Turkish Aegean Coast
    Dalyan is a very popular small town not spoiled by buildings. The wonderful 7 kilometer sandy Iztuzu Beach, which is accessible by a 45 minutes boat trip, is one of the last nesting areas for the Caretta caretta, Sea Turtles. Between May and September, the female turtles come to the beach to lay their eggs, to keep check on them from time to time and finally to take their babies to the sea. Caunos, the ancient city near modern Dalyan, was founded around the 9th century BC. Once it was a Mediterranean city port, but over the centuries the silt from the Dalyan River choked the harbor and today the town lies several kilometers from the sea. Caunos is famous for its rock-cut tombs. These were graves for the kings and important people of the city. Since the Pagan people of the area believed in resurrection, they put lots of food, money, jewlery and other valuable items in holes at the entrance of the tombs, but because of grave robbers nothing is now left today. Overnight in Bodrum.
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 10: FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    Free day

    FLIGHT TO ISTANBUL

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Istanbul SOKULLU PASA HOTEL

    Day 11: Princes islands at 08:30am

    Stop At: Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale Turkey
    If you feel the need to escape from the bustle of Istanbul for a day, nothing could be easier. You simply join us aboard a ferry bound for the charming Princes’ Island . Our destination is Buyukada, the largest of the island chain, but we will pass by four other islands on the way. All are famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation and ornate Ottoman houses, and on all of them cars are banned. The preferred means of transportation is the charming horse-drawn carriage known as the phaeton, which we will use on our circular tour of Buyukada, passing elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvillea. You will feel as though you have stepped back into a more leisured and gracious age, almost expecting grand 19th Century ladies and gentlemen to come strolling down to the waterfront on an afternoon promenade. Lunch will be at one of the many excellent traditional fish-restaurants on the waterfront, gazing across the water at the Asian shore of Istanbul, so close though it feels worlds away. Pick up and drop off at your hotel is included.
    Duration: 8 hours

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

    Day 12: DEPARTURE

    Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
    (Breakfast included)
    After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one. We make your return airport transfer services.

    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 :
    -
    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-106498P125

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