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Magnificent Turkey tour package 8 Days 7 Nights

İstanbul, Turkey
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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Turkish

Overview

 

Turkey’s diverse landscapes, from Aegean olive groves to the eastern steppe, provide a lyrical setting for its many great ruins. The country’s most magical scenery is to be found in Asian Anatolia, where beautiful vistas are provided by the vertiginous Mediterranean coastline, Cappadocia’s otherworldly ‘fairy chimney rock formations, and wavy valleys, the alpine pastures of the Kaçkar Mountains, and golden beaches such as 18km-long Patara. Whether you settle down with a çay to enjoy the view across mountain-ringed Lake Eğirdir or explore the hilly hinterland on the southwest coast’s many peninsulas, Turkey’s landscape will leave a lasting impression.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • The Mosque of the Blues
  • The Hippodrome is one of Istanbul's most famous historic sites.
  • Spice Bazaar is a place where you may buy spices from a variety of vendors.
  • The Grand Bazaar
  • A cruise along the Bosphorus
  • Valley of Roses
  • Kaymakli
  • Virgin Mary House is a must-see destination
  • Ephesus is an important tourism center in Turkey.
  • Temple of Artemis

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival in the Istanbul
DAY 1 - Arrival in the Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2 - Istanbul Between 08:30 and 13:00
DAY 2  - Istanbul Between 08:30 and 13:00

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our tour of the Sultanahmet area, the center of historic Istanbul, at the Hagia Sophia Mosque. The church is one of the wonders of world architecture, built by Emperor Justinian in the early sixth century AD and planned by Anthemius of Tralles and Isodore of Miletus. Its colossal dome still dominates the ancient Istanbul skyline.

It is particularly well-known for its mosaics, which include brilliant images of emperors and empresses as well as a moving Virgin and Child. Following that, we go to the Blue Mosque (closed on Friday mornings), which gets its name from the gorgeous tiles that cover its interior. It is the only imperial mosque with six minarets, having been built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century and planned by a student of Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects.

It has a very impressive courtyard. The Hippodrome, a historic Byzantium stadium that could hold 100,000 people and housed artifacts from all across the empire, was open to the public. A bronze sculpture of three intertwined serpents from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk are among others that have survived. The Grand Bazaar was the ancient city's economic hub, with 4,000 stores filled with treasures like carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, pottery, icons, and leather items.

Enjoy some Ottoman-style shopping while strolling through the Grand Bazaar. Around 13:00, we returned to the hotel, and the rest of the day was free. The afternoon is yours to shop. The hotel is where you will be spending the night.

DAY 3 Istanbul Between 08:30 and 13:00
DAY 3   Istanbul Between 08:30 and 13:00

We start with a quick visit to the Spice Bazaar, one of Istanbul's most colorful and buzzing attractions from the 17th century. Following that, we go on an incredible voyage around the Bosphorus, Istanbul's majestic waterway that connects Europe and Asia. We see mosques, a bridge that was once the world's longest, and the colossal Rumeli Hisar (no entry), a stronghold erected by Fatih the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to seize Istanbul, from our cruise boat. The Ottoman elite's homes from the nineteenth century, as well as the Sultan's extravagant gingerbread castles and hunting lodges, are also remarkable The afternoon is free to go shopping.

*On the rare occasions when the Spice Bazaar is closed on a Sunday, we provide an orientation session.
**Based on the number of tour participants, the Spice Bazaar may be visited prior to the Bosphorus Cruise.

DAY 4 Istanbul &Fly Cappadocia

After breakfast at the hotel, go to the airport to catch a flight to Cappadocia, where you will spend the night.

DAY 5 Cappadocia - Optional hot air ballooning
DAY 5 Cappadocia - Optional hot air ballooning

In the morning, meet at the hotel lobby for a tour to Rose Valley, one of Cappadocia's most beautiful trekking regions, and go through the valley to see the famed rock-cut churches. Cavusin, a historic Greek hamlet famed for its Christian buildings and churches, is a good place to rest.

After lunch, go to Ortahsar Castle, which is identical to Uchisar Castle in design and has storage caverns. Visit the Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City in the afternoon, where early Christians lived in dread and trust. On the way back, stop by the scenic Pigeon Valley, where pigeons helped to feed the residents by fertilizing the grapes with their feces. You might also try Cappadocia wine from a local winery. Return to the hotels via car.

DAY 6 - Cappadocia & Fly Kusadasi

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to the airport to take a flight to Izmir for Kusadasi, upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7 Kusadasi
DAY 7 Kusadasi

Breakfast is available each morning at the hotel. We'll start by going to the Virgin Mary House. After a German nun characterized the home and the mountain as the last dwelling of the Virgin Mary after having visions about the region, Lazarist priests located it. We'll then drive to Ephesus. Ephesus was a major port city in the ancient world, and it is also one of the seven churches listed in the book of Revelations. The Celsus Library and the theatre in Ephesus are also noteworthy.

Celsus Library, Hadrian's Temple, Trajan's Fountain, and the Theater are all sights to see at Ephesus. We'll eat lunch at a Turkish restaurant nearby. The Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, stands today close to Ephesus antique city and will be the final stop on the trip. The trip concludes at 16:00. Return to your hotel via car.

DAY 8 Kusadasi departure

Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport for your trip to your next destination.

Included/Excluded

  • 7 nights in a hotel, including breakfast
  • During our trip to Cappadocia, we had three native meals.
  • SIC-based tours with entry and hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Transfers to and from Ataturk Airport on a private basis
  • Expenses for individuals
  • Other lunches and dinners are not listed.
  • Tips for the driver and guide.

Durations

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour's Location

İstanbul, Turkey

FAQs

CAN I GET MONEY FROM AN ATM?
Visitors can use their debit cards to withdraw money from ATMs in Turkey in Turkish Lira, Euro, and US dollars. For the convenience of foreigners, the majority of ATMs offer English or other language options.
CAN I SHOPPING WITH MY CREDIT CARDS?
Visitors can make purchases using their credit and debit cards in a variety of ways. It is, however, recommended that you bring some cash with you if you want to go outside of the city center or to smaller towns or villages.
WHAT IS TURKEY'S LOCAL CURRENCY?
The Turkish Lira is the country's official currency. At exchange offices and banks, visitors can exchange their cash money for Turkish Lira
WHEN DO MUSEUMS IN TURKEY OPEN AND CLOSE?
All museums in Turkey are closed on Mondays and open from 9:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m. the rest of the week.
WHAT TYPES OF SOCKETS DO TURKISH PEOPLE USE?
In Turkey, as well as in continental Europe, two-pin sockets are frequently utilized.

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