12 Night – 13 Day Turkey Magic Tour
1. Day: (Istanbul to Cappadocia):
When you are arrive to Istanbul you are move to the domestic part of the airport.Take a fly to the Cappadocia Kayseri Airport at 21:20 PM.
When you are arrive to Cappadocia (around 22:45 PM) we are meet you from airport domestic gate.We are pick you up from airport and take to the your cave hotel.
After check in hotel rest and free day in Cappadocia.
Overnight in Cappadocia …
04:30 – Hot Air Balloon Tour at early morning
07:30 – Come back to the hotel & breakfast
09:30 – Cappadocia Red Tour
The tour starts at 9.30 from our office after a cup of morning coffee or tea and finishes at about 4 pm in summer and 3 pm in winter. We pick you up from your hotel in Göreme at 9.15 – 9.20 or 9.00 from Ürgüp or Uçhisar.
The first stop is below Uçhisar Castle, where you have a nice view of the castle and the fantastic cone-shaped rock formations surrounding it. The magnificent landscape of Cappadocia has been formed from solidified lava streams, ash and tuff stone from volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The landscape you can see now is the result of thousands of years of continual erosion, which has shaped the tuff deposits into the strangest pyramids and cones.
Then you visit Göreme Open Air Museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, a complex of ancient cave churches cut into the rock by Orthodox monks. There are 9 cave churches with beautiful frescoes in the museum. Along with rectories, dwellings and a religious school, they form a large monastic complex cut into the rock in the stunning landscape of Cappadocia.
Next you go to the village of ÇavuÅin.The old part of the village was abandoned in the 1950s due to numerous rock-falls caused by erosion. You can also see the famous basilica of St. John the Baptist, cut into the cliffs above the old village, built in the 5th century.
After ÇavuÅin you have lunch in a local home in Göreme. After lunch you go to the ancient town of Avanos, which was called Venessa in the old times. It overlooks the longest river in Turkey, the KÄ±zÄ±lÄ±rmak (Red River), which separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia. The most famous historical feature of Avanos, which is still relevant and prominent today, is its production of earthenware products. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date back to the Hittites. The ceramic clay from the red silt of the KÄ±zÄ±lÄ±rmak has always been used. You can watch the potters at work using the kick wheel, a technique that has never changed over generations. Later you can try making your youn own pottery.
Then you go to PaÅabaÄ, where highly remarkable mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means ‘Pasha’s vineyard’. ‘Pasha’ means ‘general’, a military rank, in Turkish. This sight is also called Monks’ Valley. The name has come from some high tuff stone columns which stand apart, looking like monks.
The next stop is in Devrent Valley, which is also known as Imagination valley. Devrent valley has many different red-coloured rock formations forming a lunar landscape with their strange appearance. The valley has many animal-shaped rocks. Some of the most commonly seen shapes include a camel, snake, seals, and a dolphin. If you use your imagination, you can find many others. There is even a rock pillar which looks like Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus.
The last stop is in Ürgüp, which is famous for its rock formations and the production of wine from the local vineyards. You have an opportunity to taste a selection of these wines. You can also see the famous ‘Three beauties’ of Ürgüp.
The tour finishes with a cup of tea, apple tea or coffee in our office and after that we take you back to your hotel 16:00 PM.
16:00 – Come back to the hotel
Overnight in Cappadocia….
09:30 – Cappadocia Green Tour
Ihlara Valley Tour starts at 09:30 am. The first stop is Goreme Panorama where you will have a complete view of Göreme valley and Göreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. You will be also given the general information about Cappadocia at that first stop.
Next we will drive to Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the best preserved and deepest underground cities in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu is 55 meters deep and has 8 levels open to visitors. After spending about 1 hour in Derinkuyu Underground City, we will drive to Ihlara Valley which is a 16 km long canyon and both sides are lined with rock carved churches. We will have a 3 km hike and visit one of the cave churches in Ihlara Valley.
At the end of the walk, lunch will be served at Belisirma Village at a river by restaurant.
After lunch we will visit Selime Monastery, carved out of the rock by Christian monks in the 13th century. The size of the church makes a visit here astonishing.
The last stop of the day is a picture stop over the Pigeon Valley.Tour finish 17:30 PM and take back to the hotel…
17:30 – Come back to the hotel
18:00 – Whirling Dervishes Ceremony
19:20 – Come back to the hotel
Overnight in Cappadocia
You are join to the ATV Safari tour in Cappadocia whenever you want.Tour time is depends on you.(Optional: ATV Safari Tour,Trekking Tour)
At evening – Turkish Traditional Bath
00:00 – Drive to the Antalya during 7 hour by highest model A/C luxury minibus (Volkswagen Crafter & Mercedes Benz Sprinter). & Optional you can choose by flight to the Antalya.
07:30 – Check in hotel
Free day in Antalya,Coast Line.Also you can join to the Antalya Boat Tour like an optional.
Overnight in Antalya
10:00 – Antalya Old City Tour
A full day trip to well known Pamphilian Cities. Purge; the Heart of Pamphylia, avast Roman Province, with a combination of Greek, Roman and Byzantine cultures. The Roman Bath, the Agora, Colonnaded Street, Nymphaion, and the Stadium (Cap.12.000).
Aspendos; a masterpiece and the best preserved Theatre in the world. This Roman Theatre was built in 2 AD. and had a cap. 15.000. You will visit the ancient aqueducts of Aspendos. Seljuk Bridge over the Eurymedon River. After Lunch break, we drive to a village for sightseeing and see the carpet cooperative to enjoy a lecture and show. Our final destination is KurÅunlu Waterfalls; the source of the water is the highlands of Taurus Mountains and the 20 mts. falls are quite magnificient. Return to the Hotels around 17:30 hrs.
Visiting shopping centre is in the programme.
17:30 – Come back to the hotel
Overnight in Antalya
10:00 – Half day Antalya Old Town Visiting
Antalya Old Town - or Kaleici - is the picturesque old quarter in the center of present day Antalya. With its narrow winding streets and historic wooden houses, bars, restaurants and Ottoman-style boutique hotels, it’s a lovely place to wander around or base yourself while visiting Antalya.
Kaleici can trace its orgins back to the Roman period, when it grew around the old harbor, protecting the harbor from the west and the passage of produce from the east. Originally surrounded by massive stone walls and several gates, Kaleici has only two walls and one gate remaining.
Imposing Hadrian’s Gate is a glorious example of Roman architecture and was constructed in 130 AD to commemorate Emperor Hadrian’s visit to Kaleici. It has a triple-arched portal and decorative marble columns and is supported by enormous, turreted stone towers (from a different era). Hadrian’s Gate remains the most impressive way to enter the Old Town.
17:00 – Drive to the Pamukkale during 5 hour by highest model A/C luxury minibus (Volkswagen Crafter & Mercedes Benz Sprinter). & Optional you can choose by flight to the Pamukkale.
Overnight in Pamukkale
10:00 – Full day Pamukkale Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel at 10:00 am and you are join to Pamukkale full day tour.
Pamukkale which means cotton castle, is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pammukale is now a world heritage site.
Hierapolis was founded as a healing care centre in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centres of the Roman Empire. It eventually had a large Jewish and Christian community.
Optional: You can join to the Pamukkale Paragliding Tour like an optional at morning or after to the tour.
19:00 – Drive to the Selcuk (Kusadasi) during 2 hour.
Overnight in Kusadasi
09:00 – Ephesus Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel early in morning at 09:00 am and depart for the Ephesu Ancient tour:
Ephesus is one of the best preserved cities from Roman times. At the time St. Paul lived in Ephesus in the 60;s AD, it was at it;s Roman heyday with a population around 250,000. When St. Paul lived in Ephesus he would have addressed the Ephesians in the Great theatre, that today impresses everyone that walks into it-rsquo;s stands. Ephesus was a great ancient city and much of it has been preserved for you to see. More than any other site, you can walk the streets, stand in the great theatre, wander in the library, look towards the hill where St. Paul was put into prison, and feel that you are walking back into the time that St. Paul lived. After being here, you will read the book of Ephesians with new eyes.
Virgin Mary house where it is believed St. Mary came to live with St. John in the last years of her life.
22:45 –Flight to the Istanbul
Overnight in Istanbul
08:15 – Istanbul Old City Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:15 am for the tour.
we will visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. (St Sophia is closed on Monday) Continue to the 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. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see 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. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of theodosius, Snake Pillar and German fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegant little Hagia Sophia mosque , See the Grand Covered Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul
09:00 – Bosphorus Cruise Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 09:00 am and depart for the tour. we will drive to Eminonu Port to board to get the regular city boat for 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise trip. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard. We then continue on land to visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then also visit Camlica hill. After the tour transfer to your hotel,time at leisure for you.
Overnight in Istanbul
08:30 – Full Day Princess Island Tour
You will be picked-up from your hotel for a full day tour of the Princess Islands. Then you will get on board the local shared passenger boat for a short trip to reach Buyukada or the Princess Islands. See the traditional wooden houses and enjoy the panoramic views from the Islands. Experience horse-drawn carriage rides through the narrow streets and view the summer homes of some of the most affluent Turks. Lunch will be provided in a traditional Turkish restaurant; a fish entree is recommended. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:30 pm.
19:00 – Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
Bosphorus Cruise : You will be picked up from your hotel around 19:00-19:30 transfer to boat. We are offering a luxurious dinner cruise night out in Istanbul. Enjoy delicious gourmet foods while you dance with the panaromic view of the Bosphorus that separates the two continents Europe and Asia.
Enjoy as you cruise The Bosphorus and see historical places like Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Ortakoy, Rumeli Forthress , Fatih Bridge , Beylerbeyi palace Maiden's Tower and also Istanbuls very famous night clubs as you wine and dine the night away.
No other Istanbul experience can match this unique combination of romantic ambiance. We combine fresh food with unparalleled views of Istanbul and live entertainment to create Istanbul's leading Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. After the dinner you can enjoy the entertaining music provided by professional DJ and traditional show programs or simply relax with a drink and enjoy the view.
SHOW PROGRAM :
Katibim Show (A traditional Turkish melody musical performance)
Asuk Masuk (An imitation play of dwarfs which belongs to the Taseli district of Silifke and is performed by 2 male dancers)
Traditional Mixed Folk Dance
Caucassian Folk Dance
Professional DJ Performance
10 kinds of Cold Mezes (Starters)
Fresh seasonal salad
ENTREE ( Main Dish with 4 options)
- Grilled Fish with scallion garden rocket, mashed potatoes and lemon
- Grilled Chicken Steak with rice and mashed potatoes
- Grilled Meat Ball with rice and mashed potatoes
- Vegetarian Meal
Unlimited local Alcoholic Drinks (include a selection of local wines, beers, raki,vodka, gin and soft drinks)
Drop off to hotel at end of tour.
Overnight in Istanbul
Free Day in Istanbul…
Take you to the airport.End of the services.Good Bye…….
· 3 Nights Accommadition in Cappadocia Cave Botuqie Hotels
· 2 Nights Accommadition in Antalya 4** or 5** Hotels
· 1 Night Accommadition in Pamukkale 4** or 5** Hotels
· 1 Night Accommadition in Kusadasi 4** or 5** Hotels
· 4 Nights Accommadition in Istanbul 4** or 5** Hotels
· All Domestic Flight Tickets
· All Transportation with the luxury,A/C,highest model Mercedes Benz Sprinter or Volkswagen Crafter
· 2 Days Private Cappadocia Tour
· Hot Air Balloon Tour
· All meals vegeterian (B,L,D)
· All museum tickets
· Professional English Tourist Guide
· Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Cappadocia
· Cappadocia ATV Safari Tour (or others)
· Cappadocia Turkish Bath
· Boat Tour in Antalya (If you choose that)
· 2 Days Private Antalya Tour
· 1 Day Private Pamukkale Tour
· 1 Day Private Ephesus Tour
· 3 Days Istanbul Tours
· Bosphorus Dinner Cruise in Istanbul
· Personal expenses
· Tips to the driver and the guide