Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Bodrum

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Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Bodrum

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ITINERARY

DAY - 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL (choose your own travel dates)
Arrival in Istanbul International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY - 2 BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR (B-L)
08:45 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour.  Visiting, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

DAY - 3 FREE DAY - ISTANBUL (B)
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

OPTIONAL TOUR:  Circle Istanbul - "See The Real Istanbul" /  9am to 6pm or later.


DAY - 4 FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA / CAPPADOCIA TOUR #1 (B- L)
05:00 am pick up from the reception and transfer to the airport. You will fly into either Kayseri or Nevsehir.  Arrival at the airport and depart for the tour. Visiting Devrent Valley, Monk`s valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world renowned fairy chimneys. After lunch break continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Tour will end with a visit to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY - 5 CAPPADOCIA TOUR #2 (B-L)
09:30 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and walk 4-5 km through the Gulludere valley. Then visit Çavusvillage. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. Transfer back to the hotel around 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.

OPTIONAL TOUR: Hot Air Balloon Ride - $150 per person

DAY - 6 FLIGHT TO IZMIR & TRANSFER TO KUSADASI (B)
Flight from Cappadocia to Izmir. Depending on the day of the week, you will either fly directly or via Istanbul. Arrival in Izmir airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY - 7 EPHESUS TOUR & TRANSFER TO BODRUM (B-L)
09:15 am pick up from th reception and depart for the tour. Visiting the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Following this, we will make our way to Ephesus which was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient word. Visiting Ephesus ruins, Odeon, Celcus Library and the Theatre which is still in use today for concerts. As we walk through this ancient site you will notice the streets paved with marble which gives a hint to this city`s great wealth many years ago.  Our last stop is the House of Virgin Mary where it is believed that she arrived with Saint John 4-6 years after the death of Christ and spent her final days. Tour ends around 5:00 pm, transfer to hotel in Bodrum by a private minivan (3.5 hours). Overnight in Bodrum.

DAY - 8 FREE DAY - BODRUM (B)
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Bodrum.

DAY - 9 FREE DAY - BODRUM (B)
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Bodrum.

DAY - 10 FLIGHT BACK TO ISTANBUL & GOODBYE (B)
Transfer to the airport and flight back to Istanbul depending on your international flight. Arrival in Istanbul airport where our services end.

PRICE Season 2016 - Rates in USD

Low Season (Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb)$1,500 per person

Mid Season (Mar/Apr/Jul)$1,560 per person

High Season (May/Jun/Aug/Sept/Oct)$1,640 per person

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INCLUDED

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation.
  • Services of professionally licensed guides on local tours.
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunch.
  • All domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking minivans on local tours and transfers.
  • English speaking guided tours mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Inbound and outbound airport transfers to/from your hotel.
  • All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling. (unless otherwise stated)

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfares.
  • VISA needed for Turkey.
  • Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc.
  • Harem and Treasure room entrance fees in Topkapi Palace.
  • Travel Insurance and personal expenses.