10 Days / 9 Nights
Turkey Treasure by Private Car
DAY 01 : ARRIVE CAPPADOCIA
Upon your arrival to Istanbul wil get a connecting domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.
DAY 02 : CAPPADOCIA TOUR
After breakfast we shall start at 09:00 am for Cappadocia tour including Goreme Open Air Museum, Dervent Valley, and Pasabag Valley. After lunch, we will visit to Kaymaklı Underground city and then we will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid being hassled which will enable you enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Free evening. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Before the tour there is an option to go hot air ballooning: The Hot Air Balloon descends at sunrise and the ride lasts for approximately 45 minutes; in which we will float through valleys, between fairy chimneys and caves. The balloon will rise approximately 1000 feet in which you will experience the extraordinary views Cappadocia has to offer. On landing, champagne will be served to toast arrival. It is a fantastic journey made by the eccentric landscapes and the rising sun.
DAY 03 : CAPPADOCIA TOUR & KUSADASI
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast at 09:00 am we head to one of the most interesting sites of Cappadocia: Kaymakli Underground City. The Christians hid from the armies of Rome and the raids of hostile tribes in these self sufficient cities in which there were halls for stocks of crop, barns, rooms, kitchens & ventilation channels. The second part of our Cappadocia Tour will include Uchisar Castle, Avcilar, and Pidgeon Valley. After the tour we will rest at the hotel and have a free afternoon until transfers to the airport for our flight back to Istanbul. After the Cappadocia depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Kusaadasi. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Kusadasi, at night. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 04 : PAMUKKALE TOUR
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Day trip to Pamukkale and we depart at 08:00 we depart on our tour of Pamukkale travertine's and the ancient city of Hierapolis. You will visit Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, and Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Lunch, Pamukkale Museum, and The Travertine's of Pamukkale. Overnight in Kusadasi/Ephesus.
DAY 05 - EPHESUS TOUR TO BODRUM
A fully Guided Ephesus Tour starts at 08:30, one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial centre of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. The city, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The tour of the ruins also includes a theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. After the tour transfer to Bodrum. Overnight in Bodrum.
DAY 06 : BODRUM CITY TOUR
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast at: 09:30 depart for Bodrum City Tour. Visit the Castle of St. Peter, the symbol of Bodrum. The Crusader castle was built by the Knights of St. John between 1402 and 1409. Today the castle's rooms are used as a museum where finds from the Bronze Age, Mycenaean, Archaic, and Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine period are exhibited. The castle also houses the largest underwater archeological museum in Turkey. It is one of the few of its kind in the world. The reconstruction of a ship-wreck the museum itself is worth a visit. After Castle tour then See what is left of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum.
The Mausoleum, King Mausolus' tomb, is at the origin of the funerary monuments of great dimensions and sumptuous architecture. Today you can see the cleared platform and some of the finds from the magnificent Mausoleum. The stones were used for the construction of the castle and some parts of the tomb are exhibited at the British Museum in London, England. After the Mausoleum tour depart for The Amphitheatre. Visit the ancient theater The Theatre is located on the hillside overlooking Bodrum. Built in the time of Mausolus, it is one of the very few surviving pre-Hellenistic theaters in Asia Minor and thus one of the oldest.Overnight in Bodrum.
DAY 07 : BODRUM TO ISTANBUL
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival to Istanbul check in to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours to explore around of the city.Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 08 : ISTANBUL CITY TOUR
We depart at 08:30 for the Istanbul City Tour. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
Visit to Underground cistern or CISTERN BASILICA. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break and then we head to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.. The rest of the evening is you're to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 09 - ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS CRUISE TOUR - GALATA TOWER – KANYON
After breakfast at 09:00am we depart for Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise. A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia.The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS The summer residence of ottoman sultans whit its orginal furnuture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. SHOPPING POSSIBILITY AT BEDESTEN Exhebition the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses autohorised by The Ministry of national education Possibility to see jewellery, handscrafts centre and leatherware show. Free time providend for shopping.
Visit to Galata Tower and Kanyon Shopping Mall after the cruise tour.Later on drop back to hotel Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 10 : DEPART ISTANBUL
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home.