14 DAYS -13 NIGHTS : TURKEY MAGIC BUDGET TOUR BY BUS

1049 EURO

14 DAYS -13 NIGHTS : TURKEY MAGIC BUDGET TOUR BY BUS

This 14-day itinerary takes you to Turkey’s top sights  in two weeks, including the day of arrival in Turkey and your day of departure.
The programs for some d..

This 14-day itinerary takes you to Turkey’s top sights  in two weeks, including the day of arrival in Turkey and your day of departure.
The programs for some days can be moved around to allow for holidays, museum closings, and alternative activities.

Many travelers begin their trip to Turkey in Istanbul. If Istanbul is where you enter Turkey, you’ll probably have to return there to catch your homeward flight at the end of your trip.
So save Istanbul for the end of your trip! You’ll save yourself the cost and trouble of a transfer from and to the airport, and an unpacking and re-packing at your Istanbul hotel.
Also, if you plan to shop, Istanbul is the Big Bazaar, and by saving your shopping till the end of your trip, you won’t have to haul your purchases all over Turkey with you.
 
Notes:
• This price is per person in a double room. Please ask for a single supplement , third person and kids prices
• Hotels are based on bed and breakfast. Check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 11:00.
• All tours are regular. Please contact us for private tour options.
• You can make any changes if our programs are not suitable for you. We can work together on your itinerary.
• The program may change due to bad weather conditions.
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced with Chora Museum. 
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
• Caferaga Medrese is closed on Mondays.
• In the winter season, Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays. It will be replaced with Chora Museum.
• Bosphorus cruise program can be changed according to weather or sea conditions.
• Hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia and Pamukkale can be booked separated see adventure or daily tours
• Paragliding in Pamukkale can be booked separated.
• Turkish night in Cappadocia can be booked separated.



Day 1
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul


Day 2 - Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:30 pick up from your hotel 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. Afterward, visit the ancient Roman Hippodrome. Following a lunch break in the old town, visit the Imperial Palace of Topkapi from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years and visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. The tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:30 pick up from your hotel to visit Spice Market and followed by a boat cruise through the Bosphorus, the strait dividing the European and Asian continents, Following a lunch 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 the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Gallipoli Tour
Lunch and Dinner Included
Pick up at 06:30 from your hotel and departure for Gallipoli which is 5 hours drive from Istanbul. We will visit; Kabatepe Museum, which contains relics from the campaign, including original diary extracts and letters, Brighton Beach, the intended landing place. Lunch, Beach Cemetery on the southern tip of Anzac Cove, the landing place of the first wave of Australian and New Zealand troops and home to up to 30.000 troops during the campaign, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, site of the successful attack and capture of Turkish trenches by the Australians during the August offensive, Johnston’s Jolly where you will visit the original Allied and Turkish trenches and tunnels, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, captured by the New Zealanders during the August offensive. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 5 - Troy and Pergamum Tour
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
08:30 pick up from your hotel to visit the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. The ancient town of Pergamon, enter the Red Court, a precinct of successive religious worship - evident in the various transformations of a formerly pagan temple to a Byzantine basilica, eventually to a mosque. Drive up to the Asclepion on the hilltop, once a world-renowned medical center of physicians and scholars. Afterward, visit the impressive remains of the Acropolis. After the tour drive to Kusadasi and stay overnight.

Day 6 - Ephesus Tour
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
The tour begins by visiting the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterward, 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. Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 7 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:00 pick up from your hotel 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. Stay overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 8 - Pamukkale to Antalya
Breakfast Included
Free day and bus to Antalya with a bus (duration 4 hours). Overnight in Antalya

Day 9 - Antalya Tour
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:15 pick up from your hotel to visitthe  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. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 10 - Antalya
Breakfast Included
Free day in Antalya for leisure. You can swim all day if you would like it.
Optional: You can join Kekova - Demre - Myra Tour with swimming. Please ask
19:00 transfer to bus station and travel to Cappadocia with a public night bus at 20:00 (duration 10 hours)
 
Day 11 - Cappadocia Tour 1
Lunch Included
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to the hotel to fresh up before start tour.
Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unique 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 in Cappadocia

Day 12 - Cappadocia Tour 2
Breakfast and Lunch Included
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Cavuşin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergyman. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar. Overnight in Cappadocia  
 
Bus to Istanbul with a public overnight bus at 21:00 (duration 11 hours)
 
Day 13 - Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul, transfer to your hotel. Free day and overnight in Istanbul

Day 14 - End of Tour
Breakfast Included
After breakfast, check out from the hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. End of tour and services

The Price Includes
• Transfers mentioned in the itinerary with public buses.
• Local taxes and service charges
•  Hotel accommodations on the itinerary
• Meals mentioned in the itinerary
• Professional English speaking guidance
• Entrance fees to the various sites
• Transportation with A/C minibus
Excludes
 • Dinner
 • Drinks
 • Tips to guide, driver and hotel personnel.