Splendors of Turkey 8 Days 7 Nights
Splendors of Turkey
8 Days / 7 Nights
Visit Istanbul Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque & St.Sophia Museum. Cruise The Bosphorus (also known as the Istanbul Strait). Visit Pasabag and The Göreme open air museum in Nevsehir. Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary´s House.
Day 1: Arrive Turkey
Arrival to Istanbul Sun East Tours Representative will meet you at the airport, assist you through customs and will be with you to help you check into your hotel, review your itinerary, answer questions and most of all, help to make sure that your trip will be of the best experiences you’ve ever had.
Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul Tour
After breakfast, pick up time is about 08.30 from the hotel. You will visit: Topkapi Palace (Harem section is extra), Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome. After lunch you will see: St.Sophia Museum, Basilica Cistern(Underground Water Palace), Million stone, Tomb of Sultan Mahmud and ancient Ottoman cemetery,Cemberlitas (Burnt Column) and the tour ends about 16:30. Please note that Hagia Sophia closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 3: Bosphorus Cruise
After breakfast, pick up time is about 08:30 from your hotel. You will visit : Yedikule Dungeons, City Walls, Chora Church, Pierre Loti Hill, Fener Orthodox Patriarchate. After lunch you will see Rustem Pasha Mosque, Valide Sultan Mosque, Spice Bazaar and Bosphorus Cruise by boat. Return back to the hotel about 18:00. Please note that Chora Church is closed on Wednesday. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 4: Flight to Nevsehir
Transfer from your hotel then take a flight to Nevsehir Upon your arrival to Cappadocia you will be transferred to tour location. Marvel at the unique fairy chimneys in the Devrent Valley followed by a visit to Pasabag (also known as Monk’s Valley), to see the fascinating mush room shaped pinnacles. After lunch at Avanos visit the ancient rock-cut churches and Christian settlements of the Göreme open air museum, finally heading to the natural castle of Üçhisar.
Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5: Cappadocia
After breakfast, visit Red Valley, and explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 5 kms through the Güllüdere Valley. Then visit Çavusin, famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clegymen. After lunch in Pigeon Valley visit the underground city of Kaymakli, which was home to the early Christians, finally heading to the natural castle of Ortahisar to conclude your Cappadocia tour. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6: Flight to Izmir
After breakfast, free day. Then transfer from your hotel and then take a flight to Izmir Upon your arrival to Izmir You will be transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7: Ephesus
Breakfast transfer from the hotel for day tour to Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary´s House Tour. You will visit Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. After lunch we will visit House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country, St.John Basilica and Ephesus Museum and Isa Bey Mosque. Return to the hotel about 16.30.(please note that Terrace Houses is extra which is 15 Turkish Lira). You will have a transfer to Izmir Airport and take a flight to Istanbul You will be transferred to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Final Departure
Breakfast, transfer to Istanbul International Airport for departure.
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