14 DAYS TURKISH DELIGHT

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14 DAYS TURKISH DELIGHT

14 Days: Turkey Boutique and delight 

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Day 1: Arrival in Is..

14 Days: Turkey Boutique and delight 

Details:

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul 
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Airport, Our representative will meet you at the airport with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay in Istanbul. 

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour 
09.00 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from the hotel and Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace including, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Full Day Istanbul Tour 
08.30 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from the hotel. First visit 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 then Boat trip on the Bosphorus A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages.  Afternoon visit Underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4:  Cappadocia Tour 
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Cappadocia in the morning. After a 1-hour flight arrives in Kayseri. Meet by your guide and transfer to your Cave Hotel Urgup Evi or Yunak Evleri or Gamirasu cave hotel. Afternoon tour of Uchisar Citadel. we drive to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest and the most dominant point, giving us a breathtaking panorama. We end the day visiting Esentepe Windy Hill for a panoramic view and taking photos and Overnight in a cave hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 5: Cappadocia Tour  
First meeting with Cappadocia, visiting Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup which are the most popular and seen on advertisements. Then we head on to Pigeons Valley, Pigeons have been always important for Cappadocian people. That’s why people carved some pigeon houses to keep them in certain places. You will see that the houses for the pigeons are like the houses for the people. Then we descend into the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City one of the largest and the deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia. After this, we drive to Mustafapasa through the unspoiled villages of Cappadocia, surrounded by the “table-top” mountains. On the way, we visit the Ayvali Village. We continue to Mustafapasa (Sinasos), an old Greek town with its spectacular old Greek houses; very fine examples of late Greek settlements and architecture. Overnight in a cave hotel.

Day 6: Cappadocia Tour 
After breakfast takes our second day private Cappadocia tour. First, drive to a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets.  Drive to Devrent Valley, take a walk through this lunar landscape where different rock formations can be seen. Seeing the best examples of the fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley, we drive further to Avanos Town, which is famous for tile and pottery workshops. After lunch, our next stop is the Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos from various centuries decorating the walls of the churches. Overnight in a cave hotel.

Day 7: Cappadocia – Konya 
Departure for Konya. On the way visit to the 13th-century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai and arrival in Konya. Lunch. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous mystic, proceed to Karatay Theological School in which beautiful tiles are on display. Overnight in Konya.

Day 8: Antalya 
Drive to Antalya. Private tour of the ruins of Perge, Aspendos, and Kursunlu waterfall. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 9 : Antalya – St. Nicholas – Myra – Kekova  – Kalkan 
Drive the south to Mediterranean untouched bays. Visit St. Nicholas and stop in Kekove to take a private boat to Sunken City and Simena. After delicious fish lunch in a village drive to Kalkan through the famous Kas and Kaputas beach. Arrival at Kalkan. Overnight in Patara.

Day 10: Kalkan – Pamukkale 
Morning visits Patara ancient city and swims in Patar beach. afternoon relax Drive to Pamukkale,  Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): “Pamuk” for cotton and “kale” for the castle. Moreover, the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. Overnight Pamukkale.

Day 11 : Pamukkale – Aphrodisias – Sirince 
Drive to Sirince, on the way, visit Laodicea. Afternoon arrival to Sirince village. Check into Nisanyan Evleri. walk into the narrow streets, meet with local people. Taste different kinds of fruit wines. Overnight in Sirince.

Day 12: Ephesus – Sirince 
After breakfast drive to Ephesus where We will spend several hours walking in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Caesar, Cicero, Apostles Paul and John, and many other familiar historical names. The recently opened Slope Houses where the wealthiest Romans lived are an excellent example of sensitive excavation and presentation. The mosaics and frescos are spectacular. Tradition has it that Virgin Mary was brought here by St John after the Crucifixion and lived her final years near the city of Ephesus on an isolated mountaintop. A lovely chapel is constructed on the site tended by Franciscans and open to visitors. It has been designated a pilgrimage site by the Pope, Basilica of St. John, and Ephesus museum before the drive back to Sirince.

Day 13: Izmir – Istanbul  
After breakfast transfer to Izmir airport for a flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to our hotel. afternoon free in Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar or Take a Turkish bath in Cagaloglu Hamami or Cemberlitas Hamami (Turkish bath) on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 14: Home 
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Important notice:
- Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared rooms.
- Solo travelers should pay 25% extra for a single supplement.
- Flights might be from Istanbul or Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
- Due to weather conditions if your balloon tour is canceled you will be totally reimbursed.
- Dear guests who are traveling with us, we would like to inform you that we do not take any responsibility in case of loss and forgetting of any valuable belongings in buses, any kind of transfer vehicles, at airports or bus stations. Please keep your belongings with you.

Travel Tips:
- Istanbul can be very cold and snowy in winters, so provide yourself winter clothes.
- Springs and autumns are rainy, do not forget your umbrella or raincoat.
- Summers are humid and hot, put enough sun cream and bring your hat.
- Always for the tours in Turkey wear comfortable shoes.
- Do not forget your swimming suits for Pamukkale.
- You can have t-shirts or shorts on the days when you will visit mosques, no problem because they provide you with an entrance scarf and a piece of clothes to cover your shoulders or legs.
- You may visit any mosque except praying times.

Included services:
- Hotels with breakfast
- Istanbul to Cappadocia flight tickets
- Antalya to Pamukkale intercity bus ticekts
- Airport transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Bus station transfers mentioned on the itinerary
- Lunch on tours
- Entrance fees for sights and museums mentioned on the itinerary
- Professional English speaking guide

Excluded services:
- Personal expenses
- Drink during lunch
- Dinner
- Medical insurance
- Tip to guide and driver
- Cleopatra swimming pool entrance