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10 Day Turkey Tour Tour Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus Ancient City, Temple Of Artemis, House Of Virgin Mary
Turkey Tour 10 Days Tour Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus Ancient City, Temple Of Artemis, House Of Virgin Mary
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Tour Start Point : Istanbul (from any hotel in Istanbul, Cruise Ship Terminal, or Airport)   Duration : 10 Days 9 Nights
Tour End Point : Istanbul   Departure : Everyday
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Turkey Tour Packages Istanbul, Cappadocia, Bursa

Discover a country that crosses the borders of two continents, Asia and Europe. With our 6 day Turkey Tour Package you will experience the best of Asia Minor, whose history dates back to ancient times and whose culture is spread far and wide through the food that we eat today. This tour will dazzle you with a wealth of history, World Heritage sites, amazing culture exchange, and an energy like no other country.

Start from Istanbul and continue to Ankara, the heart of ancient civilizations and the location of the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the founder of the Turkish republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Visit the ancient capital of the Hittite Empire Hattusas.

Cappadocia will feel like you have journeyed to another planet with its lunar landscape and exotic rock formations. You can take it all in from the heights in a Cappadocia hot air balloon. Also, you will get to enjoy locally produced wines and see traditional Turkish carpet making in action.
Konya is the center of Mevlana Celladdin Rumi and his whirling dervishes.
Then to Pamukkale, the Cotton Castle, followed by Ephesus Ancient City, the House of Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis, and the Basilica of St John.
Lastly, we will stop in Bursa to see the Ulu Camii and the Bursa Silk Bazaar,


What You Can Expect
We guarantee high quality at great value. You will see the major attractions of Turkey in this package. From Istanbul to Cappadocia you are going to have a great time with our tour.

We want you to fall in love with our country. Turkey (Asia Minor or Anatolia ) belongs to you as well. Our certified guides are ready to answer all your questions.

Immersed in history, culture, and nature Turkey will captivate you like no other destination in the world.

The region offers a wealth of sightseeing opportunities in ISTANBUL, CAPPADOCIA, KONYA, EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY, NATURAL HOT SPRINGS OF PAMUKKALE, BURSA, and many more...

Travel Turkey First Travel package tours combine these spectacular attractions with quality dining and accommodation, and you will travel on luxury tour suppliers.

An experienced Tour Guide will share with you their intimate knowledge of each citys avenues, monuments, restaurants and neighborhoods.


Tour Highlights
  • Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque
  • Old City
  • Cappadocia
  • Goreme
  • Uchisar
  • Pigeon Valley
  • Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Cave Churches
  • Apple Church
  • Devrent Valley
  • Cavusin
  • Pasabaglari
  • Fairy Chimneys
  • Red Valley
  • Cave Hotel
  • Urgup
  • Avanos
  • Ortahisar
  • Kaymakli Underground City
  • Ankara
  • Hattusas
  • Konya
  • Pamukkale
  • Ephesus
  • Bursa
Tour Includes :
  • Transfers to and from hotels and  airports.
  • 9-nights Hotel Accommodations including breakfast and dinner
  • Transportation in a comfortable, air conditioned, non-smoking car/van with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees to the sites and museums mentioned in the program above.
  • Professional and experienced, licensed, English-speaking guide.
  • All Portage.
  • Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul.
Exclusions:
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips
Tour Type Sightseeing, cultural, activity, history, art, shopping Group Size Generally 15 - 40

Restaurants:

During the tour we will take you to excellent restaurants in which you will enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine. We know how to avoid the crowds to make your experience more enjoyable.

While you are in Cappadocia you are going to have the opportunity to taste the historical Pottery Kebab at lunch on one of the day tours.

 

Turkish Bath:

Especially for the night arrival to Cappadocia we recommend you experience the Turkish Bath at a real historical bath (hamam). This is your chance to be treated like an Ottoman Sultan. Reservations can easily be made at one of the baths in Cappadocia-Urgup.

 

Cappadocia Horseback Riding:

Horseback riding is another possible activity in Cappadocia. If you have interest in riding a horse please inform us in advance.

 

Cappadocia Hot-Air Balloon Ride:

A Hot-Air Balloon ride in Cappadocia is a once in a lifetime experience for most people. With your reservation we will meet you at your hotel and take you to the pre-launch site. Choose your flight according to your budget and time schedule. All options ensure that you are back at your hotel in time to join a daily tour or just to make the most of your time in this amazing region. Beware: If you do not make your reservation ahead of time you may miss the opportunity take a balloon ride. Make sure your balloon reservations are made for the first flight on the first morning after arriving at your Cappadocia hotel.

 

Jeep Safari Cappadocia:

One of the most exciting adventures in Cappadocia is exploring the region in an off-road vehicle. Our Jeep Safari tour offers you the best of the best: open-top jeep vehicles for unobstructed views of the valleys, churches and other cultural highlights. We take you to the hard-to-find places and away from the crowds for spectacular views and the excitement of traveling off-road in the unique landscapes of Cappadocia - all in one day or 2 hour express safari tours.

 

Rugs and Kilims:

Cappadocia is famous as a hand made carpet weaving centre. There are many carpet shops all around Turkey. If you would like to experience carpet weaving, Cappadocia is a great place to do it. If you would like to purchase a real hand made carpet, you should visit the carpet workshop and witness the weaving process so as to get a good idea of the value of the carpets.

The big carpet factories have interesting demonstrations which are well worth seeing. Some of the big stores are cooperatives subsidized by the State. If you really want to do your bit to support the local economy, carpet villages are the correct place.

At the end of the day, you don't have to buy, you can just have an enjoyable time looking and learning about the art and science of Turkish rugs while enjoying a cup or two of Turkish tea.

 

Pottery:

The famous city of Avanos, whose name in old times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river of Turkey, the Kizilirmak (Red River), which also divides Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and very visible today, is its production of earthenware pottery. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories find their origins with the Hittites and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak. You can even try your hand at throwing a pot under the tutelage of a master craftsman.

 

Onyx:

The word itself means nail in Greek. It is beneficial to the skin, nails, and hair. It belongs to the oxite mineral family and consists of mangan calcium. Onyx is volcanic and from the mineral family stone having 6.5 degree hardness and 2.5 degree instensity. It is mined in Brazil, India, Arabia and Turkey.

In Turkey it's found in Bolu, Manisa, Balikesir and especially Cappadocia. Onyx has twelve different colors worldwide and seven of them are from Cappadocia.

 

Cappadocia Dolls:

Soganli is a peaceful little village set on a hillside in the Soganli Valley. Sparsely populated by an older generation as the young have moved out. A beautiful rock cut church lies a short walk away with black frescoes mostly undisturbed by defacement.At the entrance to the village sit old women who make the famous traditional Soganli dolls. They will show you how they make them as well as sell you some - they are well worth it for presents and help support the old people of the village. True Cappadocia is found here, where it has been for a thousand years.

 

Cappadocia Books:

You can buy books about Cappadocia when you arrive at any stop or museum in Cappadocia for around 8-10 USD, but they're not as detailed as you might expect.


Day-1
ISTANBUL

Arrival in Turkey (Istanbul) and meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Day-2
ISTANBUL (OLD CITY)

The tour starts with a visit to the ancient Hippodrome. The original building of the Hippodrome was built in the 3rd century A.D by Septimus Severus. The Hippodrome was the civil center for the people. In the Hippodrome, you may also see the Egyptian Obelisk (Dikilitaş), The Serpentine Column, The Constantine Column and the German Fountain of Wilhelm 2.

The tour continues with a visit to The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camisi). It was built by Sultan Ahmet I in the 17th century. Visitors are fascinated with its beautiful blue tiles.

This is followed by a visit to Topkapi Palace which was the second palace in Istanbul for the Ottoman sultans between the 15th and 19th centuries.

After lunch the tour continues with a visit to the St. (Hagia) Sophia which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest church in the world for many centuries and today it is the fourth largest. You will see its beautiful mosaics, exquisite samples of Byzantine art.

We will also visit the Underground Cistern which is the largest and most ornate cistern in Istanbul.

The tour continues with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. (You will have free time in Grand Bazaar to wonder through the vast maze and see the beautiful crafts.)

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day-3
ISTANBUL - ANKARA

Check out from the hotel and drive to Ankara. Visit the Museum Of Anatolian Civilizations. It is one of the most beautiful and richest museums in the world. In this museum you will see many fine examples from the sites of the all civilizations of Anatolia.

The exhibits are arranged chronologically from the Paleolithic Age until today. The tour continues with a visit to the majestic Mausoleum of Ataturk (Anitkabir). Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is the founder of the Turkish Republic, but he never requested a monumental tomb for himself. After his death the Turkish people built the Mausoleum for him to show their adoration and respect.The mausoleum includes statues, inscriptions and reliefs on topics from Turkish history and Ataturk's life.

Overnight in Ankara.

Day-4
ANKARA - CAPPADOCIA

Drive to Cappadocia. On the way stop at the Salt Lake.
After arriving in Cappadocia, visit Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day-5
CAPPADOCIA

First we will visit Devrent (Imagination) Valley to see the lunar landscape and fantastic rock formations.

We will walk in Pasabag to see the tallest fairy chimneys and the caves where the Christian monks lived in their small communities.

Lunch in Avanos and a visit to a traditional pottery workshop for a demonstration.

In the afternoon we will visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and see the rock-cut churches and beautiful frescoes and paintings of the 10th through 13th centuries. After the museum we will go to Uchisar rock castle for a beautiful view of Cappadocia's valleys.
Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day-6
CAPPADOCIA - KONYA - PAMUKKALE

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Sultanhan Caravansary.It is the biggest caravansary in Turkey. It was the place where traders rested on the Silk Road.
Drive to Konya. After lunch visit The Museum of Mevlana Jelaleddin Rumi. Mevlana was a great poet and philosopher who lived in the 13th century. He was the founder of Sufism and the whirling dervish ceremony.

Drive to Pamukkale.
Overnight Pamukkale.

Day-7
PAMUKKALE

Check out from the hotel and visit Pamukkale. Visit the travertine terraces and the ancient city of Hierapolis. The terraces were formed by hot spring water flowing over the surface and down the hill. These are different colors and shapes in the form of terraces with pools. Pamukkale, which means cotton castle, takes its name from these formations.
After tour drive to Kusadasi and check into the hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day-8
EPHESUS - BURSA

Check out from the hotel and drive to Ephesus.

Visit the House of the Virgin Mary. The Virgin Mary was brought here by St. John after Jesus' crucifixion and lived her final years near the city of Ephesus on an isolated mountaintop. It has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope. After visiting the House of the Virgin Mary we will visit Ephesus, the best preserved ancient city of Turkey. Ephesus, where Heraclitus (the philosopher who said "There is nothing permanent except change.") lived, boasted the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

This Temple, which Alexander the Great visited and in which St.Paul preached to the early Christians, was beautiful beyond compare. Lastly, we will visit the Basilica of St.John in which he was buried.
Drive to Bursa.
Overnight in Bursa.

Day-9
BURSA - ISTANBUL

Check out from hotel. Visit the Ottoman Mosques and the Bursa Ulu Mosque, the Silk Market and other sights. After Lunch drive to Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Day-10
ISTANBUL

Today we will go to the Bosphorus. First, we will visit the Egyptian Spice Market. It was built in 1664 as part of the Yeni Cami complex. Today, you may buy spices and Turkish delight. The tour continues to the Galata Bridge and Golden Horn.

We will visit the incredible 19th century Dolmabahce Palace. The palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecid. It consists of 285 rooms and 46 halls that house approximately 600 paintings. We continue up the Bosporus and cross over to Asia, going up Camlica Hill for a view of Istanbul.

After lunch we will visit the Sadberk Hanim Museum, with its well-organized archeological and ethnographical sections. The Bosphorus cruise (ferry) begins in the afternoon. Bosphorus is a narrow strait between Europe and Asia connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. We pass by the Rumeli Fortress and you will enjoy crossing from continent to continent.
Transfer to the airport for your departure from Turkey.

Package Includes:
  • Transfers to and from hotels and  airports.
  • 9-nights Hotel Accommodations including breakfast and dinner
  • Transportation in a comfortable, air conditioned, non-smoking car/van with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees to the sites and museums mentioned in the program above.
  • Professional and experienced, licensed, English-speaking guide.
  • All Portage.
  • Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul.
Exclusions:
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tips
First Travel (www.travelturkey.com) is official A Group Travel Agency; member of (TURSAB)Turkish Travel Agencies Associations since 1993. Membership Id : 2399 All scheduled times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Infants travel at no charge during our packages except for taxes on internal flight tickets. Please ask the rate for infants and children. The rate for children is 50% of the package rate.
  • We have English speaking Tour Guides for all of our group tours. Private tours are available with your own language. If you are a group of family and/or friends and need another language speaking guide, just contact us.
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic and weather conditions.
  • Cappadocia is a region in Turkey. There is no visa requirement as long as you have a visa for Turkey.
  • Check the weather in the Cappadocia region of Turkey before coming and dress appropriately. We recommend that you wear sports/casual clothes and shoes.
  • You are free to book your own flights. If you do, we will reduce the cost of the flight from the entire package.
  • You can expect to receive confirmation at the time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available upon request if advised at time of booking.
  • Payment can be taken upon your arrival to Turkey with credit card or cash.
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking:
  • ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.

Our tours are designed for small groups and if you wish to make your package with private guide and transportation we can arrange it.
If You want to book this tour private please complete your reservation from private book button.


Tour availability days Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun From December 2015 till December 2017

Infiants (0 - 6 yrs) are free during our packages. We do charge only taxes for internal flight tickets. Please ask rate for infiants and children. The rate for children (7-11 yrs) %50 off from the package rate.

0 €
Infant
350 €
Child 7-11 yrs
700 €
Adult