Essential Turkey
  Essential Turkey
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Tour Accommodations    
TOUR LODGING INFO: Accommodation will be provided on Room with Meals as specified in the itinerary.
No. of Nights Hotels
Istanbul 03 Nights Aziyade Hotel
Cappadocia 02 Nights Assiana House
Kusadasi 04 Nights Ilayda Hotel
Please note: (If the above mentioned hotels are not available we will provide similar alternate).
Highlights and Inclusions Brief Itinerary Accommodations Dates
and Prices
Tour Includes
8 nights accommodation in above mentioned hotels.  
All domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary with Turkish Airlines and Sun Express.  
All transfers mentioned in the itinerary between hotels and airports.  
Private transfer from Ankara to Cappadocia.  
Fully guided tours mentioned in the itinerary on SIC or Private basis  
Professionally licensed English speaking guides on local tours  
All museum tickets, entrance fees where necessary.  
All meals mentioned in the itinerary.  
All taxes and handling.  
Tour package does not includes:
Personal expenses. (Laundry, room service, telephone, drinks with meals, etc)  
Entrance fees for Harrem and Treasury Room in Topkapi Palace.  
Spring water entrance fees in Pamukkale.  
Turkey Visa fees.  
Tips to guides and drivers.  
International airfare.  
Travel Insurance.  
Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Istanbul.  
  According to your arrival schedule, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.  
Day 02: Byzantine & Ottoman Relics (B-L).  

08:15 am pick up from the hotel. Today's tour is Byzantine and Ottoman Relics. You will visit the following places, Haghia-Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. 4:00 pm back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.

Optional: Turkish Night Show with Belly Dancing (including dinner) at 7:00 pm.

Day 03: Half Day Bosphorus & Afternoon at lesiure (B).  

Late checkout - 08:15 am pick up from the hotel. Today's tour is Bosphorus and 2 Continents. You will visit the following places, Spice Bazaar and Bosphorus Cruise for 1.5 hrs. 12:15 pm return back to the hotel.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 04: Early Flight to Kayseri & Cappadocia Tour #1 (B-L).  

06:00 am pick up and transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Kayseri by Turkish Airlines. 07:30 am flight from Istanbul to Kayseri. 08:50 am arrive in Kayseri, pick up and departing for fully guided Cappadocia Tour #1. Starting the tour to visit Devrent Valley, Monk's valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world known fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos and then continue on to the Goreme Open-Air Museum where you will visit the numerous rock carved churches and monasteries. Depart for a panaromic view of Esentepe and then on to Uchisar, a natural rock castle at the end of the tour transfer to the hotel around 5:00 pm and
overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 05: Cappadocia Tour #2 (B-L).  

09:00 am, depart from your hotel to visit Red valley, and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Güllüdere valley. Then visit Çavusin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch drive to the Pigeon valley. In the afternoon visit Kaymakl? underground city where early Christians lived in fear and faith. After the tour return back to the hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Optional: Hot Air Balloon Ride at 05:00 am
Optional: Whirling Dervishes Show at 9:00 pm.

Day 06: Flight to Izmir & Transfer to Kusadasi (B).  

Today, you will fly from Cappadocia to Kusadasi either by a direct flight with Sun Express or with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul.
Overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 7 Ephesus Tour (B-L).  
  09:00 am, pick up from the hotel and departing for fully guided Ephesus tour. Visit Temple of Artemis, Ephesus Ruins (Theatre, Celsius Library, Agora, Odeon, Domitianus Temple, Trajan Fountain, Roman Latrine). Lunch and visit House of Virgin Mary. Tour ends around 4:30 pm, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 8 Pamukkale - Hierapolis Tour (B-L).  
  08:30 am meet at your hotel in Kusadasi; proceed to PAMUKKALE "Cotton Castle", once known as HIERAPOLIS, famous for healing thermal/ mineral baths and beautiful snow-white "petrified waterfalls". After lunch, visit HIERAPOLIS, including the magnificently preserved Necropolis, the Main Street and Gates, the Thermal Baths, the Devil's Hole, and the Masterpiece Theater. Swimming or a therapeutic bath in a hotel pool's hot spring mineral waters (but not in the Cascade Pools) is one of your year-round options, before returning back to your hotel.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 9 Kusadasi Departure (B).  
  Transfer to Kusadasi port where our services end.  
Tour departure dates and prices
VALID TILL DEC 20, 2011 P/P in double
Per person in Twin sharing room: 1660.00 USD
* Prices are in USD-Based on per person on a twin sharing basis.

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