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Turkey La Plus Belle 15 Days Western Discovery

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Day 1: Istanbul Arrival

Stop At: Istanbul New Airport Transfer, Istanbul Turkey
We meet you at Istanbul Airport
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Yiğitialp 4**** or smilar

Day 2: Istanbul

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Topkapi Palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Visit of the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul Turkey
Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Eminounu Eminounu, Istanbul 34126 Turkey
At the end of the afternoon we will visit the Grand Bazaar with its 4000 shops full of treasures.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Yiğitialp 4**** or smilar

Day 3: Istanbul / Cappadocia

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey
Visit of Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) to discover the flavors of Istanbul.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
After noon we will visit Bosphorus Strait with a 2 hours cruise.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Transfer Istanbul, Omer Naci Sokak BakIrkoy, Istanbul 34410 Turkey
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival transfer to Ürgüp
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Urgup Evi Cave Hotel, Esbelli, Esbelli Sk. no:54, 50400 Ürgüp/Nevşehir, Turkey
Flight to Cappadocia and transfer to Ürgüp
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Cappadocia Dinler Hotel 5***** or smilar

Day 4: Cappadocia

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme Turkey
Entire day to enjoy the natural beauty and the cultural depth of this unique region : explore the frescoed interiors of Goreme's cave churches, which date from the 8th century,
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Fairy Chimneys, Zelve Yolu, 50500 Çavuşin/Avanos/Nevşehir, Turkey
Short visit
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight: Cappadocia Dinler Hotel 5***** or smilar

Day 5: Cappadocia

Stop At: Ozkonak Underground City, Nevsehir Turkey
Visit of Özkonak or similar underground city according to timing.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hanging Bridge, Yukarı, Kızılırmak Köprüsü, 50500 Avanos/Nevşehir, Turkey
Visit of Avanos town
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Red Valley, Nevsehir Ortahisar, Nevsehir 50650 Turkey
6 km walking (Normal)
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cavusin, 50502 Çavuşin/Avanos/Nevşehir, Turkey
Visit of Çavuşin Town
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Love Valley, Goreme 50180 Turkey
Visit of the valley
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Cappadocia Dinler Hotel 5***** or smilar

Day 6: Cappadocia - Konya

Stop At: Obruk Han Ve Obruğu(gölü), Obruk, 42290 Karatay/Konya, Turkey
Visit of Obruk Han Caravanserail and its lake
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Konya Turkey
we will drive to Konya. Konya was known as Iconium in Roman times and was the capital of the Seljuk Turks from the 12th to 13th centuries. Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi founded a Sufi order known as the Whirling Dervishes. We will visit the Museum of Mevlana.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Konya Novotel 5***** or smilar

Day 7: Konya - Çatalhöyük - Antalya

Stop At: Catalhoyuk Yolu Kucukkoy Mahallesi, Konya 42500 Turkey
we will visit one of the most surprising neolitic age open air museum: Çatalhöyük: Rising 20m above the flatlands, the East Mound at Çatalhöyük is left over from one of the largest neolithic settlements on Earth. About 9500 years ago, up to 8000 people lived here, and the mound comprises 13 levels of buildings, each containing around 1000 structures. Little remains of the ancient centre other than the excavation areas, which draw archaeologists from all over the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Antalya Grida City 4**** or smilar

Day 8: Antalya

Stop At: Harbour District/ Antalya Marina, Kaleici Marina, Antalya Turkey
visit of Antalya Old Town with its charming marina, Hadrianus Gate, coffee and tea shops. After walking and explaining the city, your guide will give you necessary free time.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hadrian's Gate, Old Town, Antalya Turkey
visit of Antalya Old Town with its charming marina, Hadrianus Gate, coffee and tea shops. After walking and explaining the city, your guide will give you necessary free time.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Düden Waterfalls, Çağlayan, Lara Cd. No:457, 07230 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey
will visit the famous waterfall of Karpuzkaldıran in Antalya
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Antalya Grida City 4**** or smilar

Day 9: Antalya - Demre- Kekova - Fethiye

Stop At: Santa Claus Museum, Muze Cad., Demre (Kale) Turkey
We will drive to Demre and we will see the Church of St. Nicholas (The legend of Santa Claus originated in Turkey and the church is a pilgrimage site).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Island of Kekova, Kekova Turkey
After noon we will take a boat to cruise to the ancient harbor and view Andriake with the Granary of Hadrian and shops at the edge of the water bordering on Bird Paradise. According to weather and the wishes of the group you may want to take a dip in the cold curative waters of the Burguc Spring or a swim on one of the unspoiled bays nearby.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Fethiye Mara Hotel 3*** or smilar

Day 10: Fethiye - Pamukkale

Stop At: Hierapolis & Pamukkale, Pamukkale 20280 Turkey
Drive to Pamukkale (popularly known as the 'cotton castle'. ) by crossing again the magnificent Taurus Mountains. Arrival to Pamukkale(Here, immense tiers of white limestone cascading down a barren hillside you will enjoy the beauty of the terraces.) to visit Hierapolis, with the Temple of Apollo and extensive Necropolis the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, the devil’s hole, and Masterpiece Theater.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Pamukkale Tripolis Hotel 4**** or smilar

Day 11: Pamukkale - Aphrodisias - Kuşadası

Stop At: Aphrodisias, 80 km from Pamukkale, Geyre Turkey
We will drive through the valley following the Meander River, which gave us the word “Meandering. We spend some time at the Greco-Roman site of Aphrodisias, which is still being excavated. It features the Temple of Aphrodite, two agoras, a huge intact stadium, baths of Hadrian and theater, and was the site of a famous sculptural school.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Kuşadası Sözer Hotel 3*** or smilar

Day 12: Ephesus Day

Stop At: Ancient City of Ephesus, Selcuk 35920 Turkey
Ephesus Antique city is 30 minutes far from Kuşadası. Ephesus. Proceed to Ephesus to explore the antique city by wandering along its 2,000 year old marble streets to such famous sites as the theatre and the Celsus Library.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Temple of Artemis, Selcuk Turkey
visit the the Temple of Artemis where only a column remains to indicate where one of the Seven Wonders of the World was.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Kuşadası Sözer Hotel 3*** or smilar

Day 13: Kuşadası - Bursa

Stop At: The Great Mosque, Ulucami Cd. Nalbantoglu Mahallesi, Bursa 16010 Turkey
continuation to Bursa which is built around the mosques, mausoleums and other sites from its incarnation as first Ottoman capital. Despite being built-up and somewhat chaotic, its durable Ottoman core and abundant parks keep it remarkably placid in places. For some fresh air after pounding the markets, the soaring peaks of Mt Uludağ (Turkey's premier ski resort) are nearby, with Çekirge's thermal hamams en route.

Bursa was awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 2014 for being the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire. The city's historic contributions to Islamic development have given it an austere reputation. We will visit Grand Mosque, Silk Bazaar and Green Mausoleum of Bursa.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Koza Hani, Bursa Center, Bursa Turkey
We will visit Silk Bazaar of Bursa.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Green Tomb, Yesil Mahallesi, 1. Yesil Cd. 66-1, Bursa 16360 Turkey
We will visit Green Mausoleum of Bursa.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Bursa Ibis Hotel 3*** or smilar

Day 14: Bursa - Istanbul

Stop At: Karakoy Rihtim, Rihtim Caddesi Karakoy, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34560 Turkey
Breakfast and departure to Istanbul. Upon arrival visit of Karaköy Pera disctrict by walking. Many people have a love/hate relationship with the ever-bustling Istiklal Avenue that runs from Taksim Square nearly all the way to the landmark Galata Tower. Although it is the beating heart of the city, the three million people that pass it every day, can make it rather challenging to traverse. Yet it serves as a microcosm of Istanbul itself and although chains and fast food joints are starting to edge out the more old fashioned shops, there’s still traces of old Istanbul here.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Yiğitialp 4**** or smilar

Day 15: Istanbul Departure

Stop At: Istanbul Airport Transfer, Prof. Muammer Aksoy Cd. Gokalp Mahallesi, Istanbul 34020 Turkey
Free time until your departure flight and transfer to the airport.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Airport/Hotel or a central location in Istanbul
Duration
15 days
Inclusions
  • 14x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 14 nights
  • Istanbul Cappadocia domestic flight is included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul New Airport Transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Transfer Istanbul
  • Entry/Admission - Urgup Evi Cave Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ozkonak Underground City
  • Entry/Admission - Obruk Han Ve Obruğu(gölü)
  • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
  • Entry/Admission - Catalhoyuk
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Claus Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Island of Kekova
  • Entry/Admission - Hierapolis & Pamukkale
  • Entry/Admission - Aphrodisias
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Airport Transfer
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses (meals other than mentioned) drinks etc
  • visa fees
  • Before/after flights
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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