Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Cappadocia
No. of Days : 7 days
Tour Code : TURK
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Our representative will meet you at the airport. Proceed to your hotel for check in. Transfers will be done based on your flight arrival time. (D)
Hotel:Check In 15:00 hrs.
FULL DAY ISTANBUL TOUR
After breakfast, 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, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. You will have some free time at the Grand Bazaar. Finaly enjoy dinner during your Bosphorus cruise before you head to you hotel. (B, D*)
ISTANBUL - CAPPADOCIA
Early morning check out and procced to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival proceed for sightseeing. The famous fairy chimneys and fantastic colorful shapes of the landscape, make this region a natural wonder of the world. Relax and explore this historic, wondrous and romantic landscape. (B, D)
Very early departure for hot air ballooning (Optional) once in a life time experience to see amazing and spectacular landscape that has been sculpted by erosion over thousands of years.
After breakfast visit to Devrent Valley where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley. Thereafter visit Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. Later proceed to Kaymaklı or Ozkonak Underground cities. Thereafter time to take photos in the neighboring valleys. (B, D)
CAPPADOCIA - KUSADASI (VIA ISTANBUL)
Early morning, check out and transfer to airport for flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival to Izmir meet you guide and drive to Ephesus. Visit Artemis Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, walk through history along marble streets lined with some wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, etc. Later drive to Kusadasi. (B, D)
KUSADASI - PAMUKKALE - KUSADASI
Drive to Pamukkale for a days excursion. 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): Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters. (B, D)
KUSADASI - IZMIR DEPARTURE
This morning check out and transfer to Izmir airport for your flight home. You departure transfers will be arranged based on your flight departure time.
If you wish to travel to Istanbul or any other destination, required arrangements can be made subject to availability and at an additional cost. (B)
Hotel: Check out: 1100 hr
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DEPARTURE DATES & PRICES
|DEPARTURE DATES||ADULT||CHILD(2-11 Years)|
|APR - 08, 23||£ 1495||£ 1295|
|MAY - 07, 21||£ 1495||£ 1295|
|JUN - 11, 25||£ 1495||£ 1295|
|JUL - 09, 23||£ 1495||£ 1295|
|AUG - 20||£ 1495||£ 1295|
|OCT - 22||£ 1495||£ 1295|
|NOV - 12||£ 1495||£ 1295|
We can customise this package to suit your requirements, with hotels / resorts ranging from 3* to 5*category, private / luxurious transfers, extended sightseeing etc. Please contact our sales team for more information.
Note:On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics & availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However, all aspects of the itinerary will be covered. Note:This tour is operated in association with our Local Tour Operator / Partner. Your co-passengers on this tour may / may not be booked by Star Tours.