Turkey

Turkey


As if plucked from a whimsical fairytale and set down upon the stark Anatolian plains, Cappadocia is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty. The fantastical topography is matched by the human history here. People have long utilised the region's soft stone, seeking shelter underground and leaving the countryside scattered with fascinating cavern architecture. The fresco adorned rock-cut churches of Göreme Open Air Museum and the subterranean refuges of Derinkuyu and Kaymaklı are the most famous sights, while simply bedding down in one of Cappadocia's cave hotels is an experience in 21st century cave living.

Whether you're wooed here by the hiking potential, the history or the bragging rights of becoming a modern troglodyte for a night, it's the lunarscape panoramas that you'll remember. This region's accordion ridged valleys, shaded in a palette of dusky orange and cream, are an epiphany of a landscape the stuff of psychedelic daydreams.




DAY 1 - ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL AND HAVE A CONNECTING FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA. You will be met and greeted by Egyliere Travel Representative and transfer to the cave hotel in cappadocia city by A/C deluxe car.

DAY 2 - Classical Cappadocia Tour 

In the morning, meeting with the lunar landscape of Cappadocia, starting with the rock formations beyond; visit Paşabag –three coned fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies”. Lunch is in Avanos, center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. In the afternoon visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Göreme Open Air Museum and see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings (10th & 13th century)

Day 3 - HIDDEN DWELLINGS OF CAPPADOCIA TOUR HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT FOR 1 HOUR BEFORE THE TOUR​

Red Valley, with its fabulous volcanic rock formations, is in the heart of Cappadocia but away from the tourist crowd. Rock-Cut hermit churches with frescoes and paintings fit with the Valley’s meditative atmosphere, remained intact since the beginning. Our lovely hike will start from a beautiful panoramic point presenting us great light in the morning for pictures. After the short hike we give a refreshment break in Cavusin village which will be complemented by a visit to the first church of the region; John the Baptist.  Cavusin Church is also in our list to avoid from Tourist buses. After lunch, 20 minute drive will take us to the least visited Underground city; Ozkonak which was discovered by a villager while he was looking for the water disappearing from his irrigation system in his field. Unlike other underground cities, Ozkonak has different ventilation and security system. 3 of the 5 floors are open to visitors and believed to shelter 60,000 people from persecution and loots.

Day 4 -  MORNING FLIGHT TO IZMIR AND FLEXIBLE EPHESUS TOUR

Take off to the ancient city of Ephesus and first visit the Basilica of St. John, who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel. To the southwest of the Basilica stands the Isa Bey Mosque and further in the same direction is the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ephesus was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. Impressive structures you will see include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theater and Odeon. Terrace houses which opened to visit recently will be also included in our itinerary. Close by is the House of the Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent her last years. On August 18th, 1961, Pope John XXll proclaimed the House of Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred.You will have a chance to take a phial of Holy Water from the Sacred Spring.

Day 5 - PAMUKKALE TOUR 

Pamukkale; with the other name ‘’The Cotton Castle’’ One of the natural wonders of Turkey; the thermal spa of Pamukkale has abundant supplies of remarkable hot spring waters laden with calcareous salts. It is claimed to benefit heart and circulation complaints, as well as digestive disorders and rheumatic and kidney diseases. Nobody can dispute its excellent stress-relieving properties: a half-hour wallow will certainly relax you. Hierapolis; Walk around the ancient city, the monuments and the thermal baths. See the architectural genius of the theatre, the magnificently well preserved Necropolis and the worldwide famous Devil’s Hole. Year round swimming possibility in the natural hot spring pool. Evening flight to Istanbul. Welcome at airport and private transfer to your hotel.

Day 6 - BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS (OLD CITY WALKING TOUR)

Our guide will meet you at your hotel at a convenient time. This tour includes visits to Hippodrome the former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople, Blue Mosque for famous for its blue Iznik tiles and unique with its six minarets. Please enjoy St. Sophia Museum; the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times. Experience lunch in one of the special traditional restaurants around the old city discussing the options with your guide and then visit Topkapi Palace the former imperial residence from where the Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years. End the day with a visit to the incredible Underground Cistern.

Day 7LOCALIZE IN ISTANBUL WITH A PRIVATE MOTOR YACHT (BOSPORUS CRUISE WITH DOLMABAHCE PALACE) 

Pamper yourself today! Enjoy a morning Bosporus motor-yacht for 2 hours, passing half a dozen Ottoman imperial palaces, traditional Yalis (waterside villas) and shorevillages. Disembark at Sariyer for lunch at a seaside restaurant. Then we drive south and stop to visit the Castle of Rumeli Hisar and then we stop at the renowned Yildiz Park, harboring four Ottoman Palaces and enjoy a sip of Turkish coffee or tea if you wish. Then we will enjoy a visit to the sumptuous imperial Dolmabahce Palace. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8 - After breakfast you will checkout and transfer to the airport to catch your flight back.

 

 

Accommodations at chosen boutique hotels mentioned on the itinerary for 7 nights on bed & breakfast basis
-A’ la carte lunch on tours at local restaurants where available. (Except for Istanbul)
-All admissions, entrance and fees on tours even including extra charges
-Hot-air balloon flight for 1 hour with one of the most professional pilots
-Professional English speaking tour guides on tours. (Experienced between 06-18 years)
-All Private Transportations hotel – airport – hotel with a luxury A/C custom made minivan
-%18 VAT for travel services and %8 VAT for accommodation

 

1 Pax

2 Pax

3 Pax

4 Pax

5 Pax

6 Pax

7 Pax

8 Pax

9 Pax

    10 Pax

€ 3165

€ 2470

€ 2080

€ 1892

€ 2074

€ 1920

€ 2052

€ 1936

€ 1964

€ 1734

*The prices above are per person and on private basis.

0-2 Years: Free

International and domestic flights, personal expenses during the tour, beverages at
lunch, dinners, not compulsory but customary tips for guide & driver.



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