12 Days Turkey Tour by Bus/Plane

12 Days Turkey Tour covers exploring main highlights of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus

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DAY 01
Istanbul- Arrival

On your arrival in Istanbul airport:Our Driver will be waiting for you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in istanbul.

DAY 02
Istanbul Old City Tour

Byzantine - Ottoman Relics Tour 
Breakfast and Lunch Included 
You will be picked up from your hotel 08:15 am and depart to visit the Hagia Sophia a 5th century church, once the greatest in all the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosque renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior.
Afterwards, visit the ancient Roman Hippodrome. Following a lunch break in the old town, visit Imperial Palace of Topkapi from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years and visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to hotel. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Istanbul

DAY 03
Bosphorus Cruise - Two Continents Tour 

Breakfast and Lunch Included 
You will be picked up from your hotel 08:15 am to visit Spice Market and followed by a boat cruise through the Bosphorus, the strait dividing the European and Asian continents, Following lunch break in the afternoon, visit the luxuriously opulent Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence of the sultans. A drive to the Asian part of Istanbul crossing the Intercontinental Bosphorus bridge to visit Camlica Hill The highest point where you can overlook Istanbul and take nice pictures. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to hotel. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Istanbul.

DAY 04
Istanbul to Cappadocia by Bus

Breakfast Included 
Time at leisure and then you will get an overnight bus to Cappadocia with an non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:00. Shuttle is at 19:00 from our office. The duration of the overnight bus is 11 hours (Bus is stoped 3 times for the personel needs)

DAY 05
Cappadocia Tour 1 (North of Cappadocia)

Lunch Included
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour.
Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk''s Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch.In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. Overnight stay in Cappadocia (Cave Hotel)

DAY 06
Cappadocia Tour 2 (South of Cappadocia)

Breakfast and Lunch Included
Hot Air Balloon Ride Optional (if you like ;we can rrange Hot Air Balloon Ride early in the morning at 05:30 am(it takes 1 Hours flight.)
You will be picked up from your hotel 08:15 am to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Cavusin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. Overnight stay in Cappadocia (Cave Hotel)

DAY 07
Cappadocia to Antalya

Breakfast Included 
After check out the hotel;Time at leisure and overnight bus to Antalya with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 20:30.The duration of the overnight bus is 10 hours (Bus is stoped 3 times for the personel needs)  if you like; we can arrange flight instead of overnight bus transport with additional cost ?

DAY 08
Antalya- Aspendos-Perge Tour 

Lunch Included
Arrival in Antalya and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour.
08:15 pick up from your hotel to visit Perge antique site in detail; Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic gate, Colonnaded Main Street and the Agora. Lunch on the Köprüpazari stream near the Aspendos Theater after lunch
visit Aspendos Theater and the Historical Aqueducts. Shopping Break where also the Turkish handcrafts are introduced. Introduction of Side and an hour and a half free time, return back to hotel ,Overnight stay at 4*hotelin Antalya

DAY 09
Antalya to Pamukkale 

Breakfast Included 
After check out the hotel,Free day and you will get a bus to Pamukkale with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus. The duration of the bus is 4 hours. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Pamukkale

DAY 10
Pamukkale - Hierapolis Tour
Breakfast and Lunch-Dinner Included
After breakfast pick up from your hotel at 08:30 am and drive to Pamukkale visiting; Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools.
After tour bus to Kusadasi (Ephesus) with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 17:00 (duration 3 hours) . Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Kusadasi

DAY 11
Izmir to Istanbul

Ephesus and Virgin Mary House Tour
Included meals:Breakfest-Lunch
After check out the hotel; You will be picked up from your hotel at 08,30 am and the tour begins by visiting the remains of the Artemis Temple, 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.After the tour return back to hotel for check out and transfered to the izmir airport
19:05 Fly from Izmir to Istanbul
20:20 Arrival in Istanbul,arrival meeting by our staff and transfer back to your hotel .Overnight stay at 4* hotel in Istanbul.

DAY 12
Departure

After breakfast check out the hotel (before 12:00),Day free by your own for shoping ,Then  We will pick you up from your hotel two ours prior(regarding your flight time)and transfer to Istanbul international Airport . End of tour and services

“12 days Turkey Winter Tour”

4.0/5

Excellent trip! We were 5 of us and all of us had a great time! The trip was organized very professionally. I liked the punctuality too of all the ground staff that met us be it at the airport, bus station, hotel pick ups etc. Thank you Mustafa Ceviz for organizing a great tour. Hope to see you sometimes soon in summer :)

Amina Zavery

09 May 2016