Tour Code: LI-4CETG
Tour Type: Private Custom tour
Duration: 05 Days / 04 Nights
Departures: All year round Everyday
Private Tours: For those who prefer to be accomodated on a more personalized basis and enjoy the flexibility and privacy of an individual arrangement, we would recommend our private tours.
Highlights: South & North Cappadocia, , Ephesus ancient city, House of Mother Mary, Troy and Gallipoli
Optional: En route to Troy, Pergamum can be added into the itinerary
DAY 1) EARLY MORNING FLIGHT FROM ISTANBUL TO CAPPADOCIA –O.N. IN CAPPADOCIA
Morning Flight (Departure Time:… & Arrival Time:…) By …Airlines (Approx.Flight Duration:80min.)
Hotel Pick Up in Istanbul:…am
Take the morning flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Arrival and meeting at the airport arrival gate you will be met and transferred to Cappadocia to join the tour.
Full Day North Cappadocia Tour
Tour Highlights; Dervent Valley, Pasabag, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar Castle
Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Dervent valley. We visit Pasabag's "fairy chimneys", where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos center of terracotta art. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Goreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. We will enjoy the day by taking a look to the Goreme Valley from next to the Uchisar Rock-Castle; has the numerous hollowed-out containers, rock tombs, and a large water cistern all welcome you as silent witnesses to history and human life giving you a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.
Optional: Uchisar Castle can be added into the itinerary (If private tour required)
DAY 2) CAPPADOCIA TOUR THEN FLY TO IZMIR –O.N. IN KUSADASI
Optional: Hot Air Balloon Flight Approx.60min. (Between 05:00am to 08:00am)
Evening Flight (Departure Time:… & Arrival Time:…) By …Airlines
(If in case there is not an available direct flight then non direct flight via Istanbul)
Full Day South Cappadocia Tour : Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley Through Cavusin Village and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 2 km. Then visit Cavusin village. Old Cavusin was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches... After lunch drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon visit Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses in the village are constructed around the nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city, which is one of the most interesting underground settlements in Cappadocia. On the way back visit the Ortahisar town. Transfer to the Airport for flight to Izmir on arrival to Izmir transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. (B)
DAY 3) EPHESUS TOUR THEN O.N. IN KUSADASI
Driving Distance (Kusadasi to Ephesus: Approx.30min.)
Full Day Ephesus Tour: Mosque of Isa Bey from 14th century is going to be the first venue, Afterwards we will be visiting ancient Ephesus; it is much larger than you expected. Even though the history of Ephesus goes back to the 2nd Millennium BC remains that you will visiting start from the 3rd Century BC. Such an important for Jewish and Christian Heritage St. Paul preached in the Great Theater the conditions of Odeon Celsius library marble road temples will surprise you very much. Open buffed lunch in a local Turkish restaurant...Proceed to shrine of Mother Mary, it is believed where she spent recent years of her life. Temple Of Artemis(Diana), on the side of one of the seven wonders of ancient World.Transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. (B)
DAY 4) KUSADASI–TROY -CANAKKALE –O.N. IN CANAKKALE
Hotel Pick Up in Kusadasi:08:30am
Duration: 08:30am to 20:30pm
Driving Distance(Kusadasi to Pergamon) Approx. 2,5hours & (Pergamon to Troy): Approx. 3,5hours
Optional: En route to Troy, Pergamum can be added into the itinerary
Today will be long but legendary, panoramic and historical.
Pergamon Tour: En route to Troy if required drive to Pergamon, once called the thrown of Satan by the early Christians. It is one of the locations to the Seven Churches of Revelation, Acropolis of Pergamon very stunning, temple of Trajan and the remains of library will impress you very much.
Troy Tour : Then we will depart to visit the Legendary Troy to discover the famous Archaeological and Mythological site, to get details of Trojan horse.
14.30pm Lunch in Pergamon
Arrival time to your hotel in Canakkale at around 20.00pm
Overnight stay in Canakkale.(B)
DAY 5) GALLIPOLI TOUR THEN DRIVE TO ISTANBUL
Hotel Pick Up in Canakkale:07:30am
Duration: 08:30am to 23:00pm
Driving Distance(Eceabat to Istanbul) Approx. 4,5hours
During the Gallipoli Campaign, the aim of the soldiers were, after capturing the hills coming to narrows and getting the control of the castles and canon batteries. We starting our tour from the narrowiest point of Dardanelles, after having a quick look to get idea of the narrows we drive to landing beaches.
On tour you will visit and hear about:
17.30 End of the tour
18.00 Depart Back to Istanbul
20.30 Have a stop for break
23:00 Drop off to your hotel in Istanbul. Our service ends.
We hope you had a memorable tour and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Luxury Istanbul Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing us.
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Tour Price Includes;
From /to Hotel and Airport
English speaking Official Tour Guide
Entrance fees to the various sites
Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicle
Tour Price Does Not Include;
Hotel Accommodation will be added separately as per our guests’ desire
Domestic Flights will be added separately if required
Lunch not included for private tours
Tip to driver and tour guide
Anything unless specified being included
Optional tours and activities
PS: Clients who arrive with latest flights will be missing some parts of the schedule and no refund is given for missing visits.
PS: No restrictions are available for the arrival and departure times on the private tours; however, those who arrive on later flights will be missing some parts on schedule and no refund is given for missing visits stemming from the late arrivals.
Additional Note: You will be treated to an optional traditional hand-made carpet demonstration, please let your tour guide know if you are interested in. (If private tour required)
Special Notes: for Ephesus and Cappadocia
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 10 - 30 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited the order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
(Approx. 30min drive from Kusadasi to Ephesus)
How to book tour: 30% percent of the total amount is required for reservation and rest of the amount will be charged after you arrive in Istanbul. The deposit payment can be done by credit card or by bank transfer or by paypal. The balance (70%) of the total amount needed to be paid in cash or by card upon arrival.
If however, our wide range of itineraries do not suit your needs, we are flexible to offer tailor-made itineraries to our clients upon request. Depending on your group size, we can arrange custom tours from Istanbul; vans, coaches or luxury vehicles to suit all needs.
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