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Turkey Budget Tour - 7 days

595
Euro
Turkey Budget Tour - 7 days Turkey Budget Tour - 7 days Turkey Budget Tour - 7 days Turkey Budget Tour - 7 days Turkey Budget Tour - 7 days

Enjoy the major highlights of Turkey in 7 days with a special rate offer. You will visit Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Ephesus.

The tour is available with a daily departure during the whole year. This is a tailor made (hybrid) tour itinerary through which the transportation is provided by major bus companies.

 

Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul : One of our colleagues will be waiting for you at the arrival hall bearing a sign with your name on it. You will be greeted by a courteous member of our staff who will load your luggage into our midi-van and take you directly to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.

 

 

Day 2 : Istanbul City Tour : Pick up time is about 08.30 from the hotel. You will visit : Topkapi Palace (Harem section is extra), Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome. After lunch you will see: St.Sophia Museum, Caferaga Madrasah, Million stone, Tomb of Sultan Mahmud and ancient Ottoman cemetery, Cemberlitas (Burnt Column) and the tour ends about 16:30 with free time at the Grand Bazaar. You will be advised by your guide for getting back to your hotel on your own. Please note that Hagia Sophia closed on Monday, Topkapi Palace on Tuesday and Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday. (lunch on the tour) - Accommodation in Istanbul
 

Day 3: Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise: (check out from hotel in the morning) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30 for Dolmabahce Palace & Yildiz Royal Gardens Tour. We firstly visit Dolmabahce Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms of 46 halls. After palace the next stop is Yildiz Royal Garden. We take a walk in the imperial gardens ornamented with some kiosks and beautiful vegetation in the middle of Istanbul. Then drive to the restaurant for lunch break. After lunch, you will first drive by Golden Horn shores viewing the City Walls, dating back to the Byzantine Era. Then you will reach Eyup area, where you will take a short cable-car ride up to Pierre Loti Hill, where you can get one of the most magnificent views of Istanbul and Golden Horn. Pierre Loti Hill, is named after French author Pierre Loti (Louis Marie Julien Viaud) who fell in love with Istanbul at first sight, and frequented in the area a lot. After a short stop at the hill, you will get on the vehicle and drive to Eminonu, where you will get on the boat for a 2-hour Bosphorus Cruise. You will see the most impressive sights along the shores of the Bosphorus including Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Maiden´s Tower, Bosphorus bridges, Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses and Ottoman Residences. After the cruise, you will be dropped off back at our office at around 17:00. You will take the bus company’s shuttle service to Esenler Bus station from our office departing at 18:30, then take the overnight bus to Cappadocia Urgup Bus Station departing at around 20:30. The journey takes around 11 hours. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

 

Day 4 : First day in Cappadocia : Upon your arrival to the bus station of Cappadocia, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for refreshment. The tour starts about 09.30 am from your hotel in the morning, you ll drive to Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you ll 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 ll drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia. Then return to the hotel about 17.30. (lunch on the tour) - Accommodation in Cappadocia
 
Day 5 : Second day in Cappadocia : Depart from your hotel at 09.30 am for a tour on a 4 km 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 to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle. (breakfast at the hotel and lunch on the tour). After the tour, you will take an overnight bus departing to Pamukkale about 21:00 which is 10 hours of journey
 
Day 6 : Pamukkale Travertenies and Bus to Ephesus : Upon your arrival to Pamukkale about 07:00 am, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for refreshment. Departure for the tour about 09.00 am 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 travertine 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. After the tour, you will be transferred to the bus station for taking a bus to Ephesus which is about 4 hours of journey. (lunch on the tour) - Accommodation in Ephesus

Day 7 : Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary s House : The pick up time is 09.00 am from the hotel for full day Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary s House Tour. You will visit Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. After the lunch, you will drive to Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. Return to the hotel about 17.30. (breakfast at the hotel and lunch on the tour). You will be transferred to the bus station for the overnight bus back to Istanbul. The bus leaves about 21:00 and the journey takes about 10 hours

Day 8 : End of the tour :
Arrival to Istanbul about 07:00 in the morning. Upon your arrival to Esenler Bus Station, you may use the free shuttle to get to Sultanahmet Square or use the public transportation to get to Ataturk Airport.

Price :

595 euros per person for double/twin room sharing. If you are a single traveller, there will be 25% single supplement surcharge.

We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.

Tour Price Includes

    Accommodation in 3* hotels or similar boutique hotels
    Meal services during the tour noted in the itinerary above
    Transportation by major companies with A/C busses
    Professional licensed guiding services
    Entrance fees to the museums during guided tours
    The local tours may include some shopping facilities if the timing will be available

Tour Price Excludes

    Personal expenses
    Dinners
    Tips (optional)

Extra Offers

    Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul for 25 euro per person
    Cappadocia Balloon Tour for 150 euro per person

   Traditional Turkish Night Show and Dinner in Cappadocia for 50 euro

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