This programme gives you an oportunity to visit the most popular cultural sights combinaton with the famous beaach town with amazing beaches and unforgetable night life. We visit the most special places in Turkey in 11 days including Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Bodrum by FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul: One of our colleagues will be waiting for you at the arrival hall bearing a sign of Efendi Travel. He/she will accompany you to our vehicle and you will be transferred directly to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30. You will visit: Hagia Sophia , Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome Grand Bazaar After lunch you will see: Topkapi Palace , Sultan Tombs and the tour ends about 16:30 and back to hotel Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
Please note that St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays (replaced with Basilica Cistern ), Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Blue Mosque will not be visited on Fridays.
Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise and Flight to Cappadocia: (check out from hotel in the morning)
You will have a half day Bosphorus Cruise. Pick up time is at around 08:30 from the hotel. You will visit: Golden Horn (from the bus), Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and then have a boat cruise on Bosphorus by public boat. You will also view Imperial gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Çiragan Palace Hotel Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After the cruise, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel at around 15:00 to be transferred to Ataturk Airport to take an afternoon flight to Kayseri. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. Accommodation in Cappadocia
Day 4: First Day in Cappadocia: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00, then you will drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you will take a stroll between the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there driving to Avanos to have lunch. After having the lunch you leave from Avanos to see the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you will drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel at around 17:00. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (breakfast at the hotel and lunch on the tour)
Day 5: Second Day in Cappadocia: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 for a tour on a 4km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. Afterwards visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch in Pigeons Valley and then continue on to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel at around 17:00. Accommodation in Cappadocia. (breakfast at hotel and lunch on the tour)
Day 6: Flight to Kusadasi and Free Day: (check out from hotel until noon) You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a day flight to Izmir. You will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Free day. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel)
Please note that there are limited direct flights between Kayseri and Izmir. In case there would not be suitable flight for your travel dates, a connecting flight will be arranged for you, which might incur extra costs.
Day 7: Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolis Ancient City: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:15 for the tour of Pamukkale, which is the center of natural thermal spring waters with healing properties. Due to the chemical properties in the water, pure white colored travertine and stepped water terraces have been created on the mountain slope. It is for its resemblance to cotton piles that it is called ´Cotton Castle´ in Turkish. Visit the travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia. The sacred pool also is one of the highlights of the site. There shallow thermal waters ripple over a wonderful scattering of ancient roman ruins that lie beneath. You will have some free time in the afternoon. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel. Accommodation in Kusadasi. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
Day 8: Ephesus Tour and bus to Bodrum: (check out from hotel in the morning) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 for full-day Ephesus Ancient City Tour. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian, Domitian's temple, Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. We will also visit House of Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. Give a break to taste delicious, healthy and traditional Turkish food. Take your way to the Temple of Artemis, which is the one of the seven wonders of ancient world. After the tour, you will be transferred to the bus station to take an evening bus to Bodrum, which takes around 4 hours. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Accommodaiton in Bodrum. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
Day 9: Free day in Bodrum. Accommodation in Bodrum (breakfast at hotel).
Day 10: Free day in Bodrum. Accommodation in Bodrum (breakfast at hotel).
Day 11: Flight to Istanbul: You will be picked up from your hotel to take a noon flight to Istanbul. The tour ends with your arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
We can make you further arrangements upon your request in Istanbul for accommodation and airport transfers. Please let us know if you need.
1200 EUR per person in double/twin room. If you are a single traveller, there will be 25% single supplement surcharge.
We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.
Tour Prices Include
Accommodation in 3* hotels or similar boutique hotels
Breakfasts in all hotels
Land transportation by A/C vehicle
All airport transfers mentioned in the programme
Domestic flight tickets
Professional licensed guiding services
Entrance fees to the museums during guided tours
Tour Prices Exclude
Whirling Dervish Show: 20 Eur per person extra
Rhythm of the Dance Show: 25 Eur per person extra
Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus: 60 Eur per person extra
Turkish Night, Dinner & Belly Dance Show: 70 Eur per person extra