10 Day Escorted Turkey Tours and Holidays

Five star Luxury including quaint authentic boutique cave hotels in Cappadocia. First class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, the ancient ruins of Ephesus, the hot springs of Pamukkale, before seeing the underground cities of Cappadocia With Guaranteed Departure Date by Plane all year around in Turkey. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles.

Istanbul Departure Dates
February – 9th 23rd
April – No Tour (Easter and Anzac Tours Available)
May – 9th 23rd
June – 9th 23rd
July – 9th 23rd
August – 9th 23rd
September – 9th 23rd
October – 23rd
November – 9th
December – No Tour (Christmas Tours Available)

10 Day Escorted Turkey tours and holidays Itinerary

Day 1 Istanbul (D)
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul.
Overnight Istanbul

Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour (B/D)
Breakfast Included
we depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul city tour. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing 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.
HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the tour you have the option to experience The Bosphorous Cruise. You will have the chance to enjoy magnificent views of Bosphorous which is connecting Asia to Europe. The rest of the evening is you’re to enjoy Istanbul. Over night in Istanbul.

Day 3 Istanbul to Izmir / Kusadasi (B/D)
Free Day until the afternoon for your domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Over Night in Kusadasi

Day 4 Ephesus Tour
A fully Guided Ephesus Tour starts at 09:00, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus – once the commercial centre of the ancient world – is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus

Day 5 Pamukkale Tour (B/D)
Day trip to Pamukkale and we depart at 09:30 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertine’s and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale Museum, and The Travertine’s of Pamukkale. Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus

Day 6 Izmir – Kayseri Airport- Cappadocia (B/D)
After breakfast, we depart for Ýzmir Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your Cave hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

Day 7 Cappadocia Tour (B/D)
After breakfast we shall start our Cappadocia tour including Göreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, and Pasabað Valley. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid being hassled which will enable you enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Free evening. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Before the tour there is an option to go hot air ballooning:
The Hot Air Balloon descends at sunrise and the ride lasts for approximately 45 minutes; in which we will float through valleys, between fairy chimneys and caves. The balloon will rise approximately 1000 feet in which you will experience the extraordinary views Cappadocia has to offer. On landing, champagne will be served to toast arrival. It is a fantastic journey made by the eccentric landscapes and the rising sun.

Day 8 Cappadocia Tour- Istanbul (B/D)
After breakfast we head to one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Kaymaklý Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. The second part of our Cappadocia Tour will include Uçhisar Castle, Avcýlar, and Pidgeon Valley. After the tour we will rest at the hotel and have a free afternoon until transfers to the airport for our flight back to Istanbul. After the Cappadocia depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Over night in Istanbul

Day 9 Istanbul (B/D)
BOSPHORUS ON PRIVATE BOAT
SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar)
The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice.
BEDESTEN exhibits the traditional silk weaving courses carpet weaving courses authorised by the Ministry of National Education. Possibility to see jewellery, handicrafts center and leatherware show. Free time provided for shopping. BOSPHORUS ON BOAT A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia.The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahçe Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Çiragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortaköy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortaköy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS The summer residence of ottoman sultans whit its orginal furnuture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another ( Europe) CAMLICA HILL the highest point in istanbul. at the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the bosphours from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. SHOPPING POSSIBILITY AT BEDESTEN Exhebition the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses autohorised by The Ministry of national education Possibility to see jewellery, handscrafts centre and leatherware show. Free time providend for shopping. Over night in Istanbul

Day 10 Istanbul (B)
We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again .After breakfast check out from the hotel. We make your return airport transfer services. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey

Tour Includes
Domestic flights from Istanbul to Izmir – Izmir to Cappadocia and Cappadocia to Istanbul
4 nights accommodation in Istanbul with Breakfast & Dinner
3 nights accommodation in Kusadasi with Breakfast & Dinner
2 Night accommodation in Cappadocia with Breakfast & Dinner
1 Full Day Istanbul City Tour
1 Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
1 Full Day Ephesus Tour
1 Full Day Pamukkale Tour
2 Full Day Cappadocia Tour
Air-conditioned busses
Professional English speaking tour guide
All entrance fees mentioned in the Itinerary
Return airport transfers

Tour Prices:

Per Person Double Share Single
Budget Hotel €845.00 €925.00
3 Star Hotel €965.00 €1099.00
Executive Hotel € 1209.00 €1379.00
ACCOMMODATION INFO

Accommodation Provided:
- 3 Star Hotel
- Campsite
- 5 Star

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