7 Day Tour of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Fethiye by Plane.
Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Fethiye
Day 02- Byzantian And Ottoman Relics Tour (Full Day Tour / Lunch Included)
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. Lunch Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc... Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry. Your airport transfer and flight infromation will be given to you. Transfer to Airport flight to Cappadocia. It take arounf 1hr 20 minutes. Up on your arrival met on onur transfer man to transfer you hotel. Check in. Stay overnight.
Day 3: North Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
In this day you will be able to see: Devrent Valley: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks' Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. Monks Valley: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy. Göreme Open Air Museum: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features. Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour / Flight to Denizli (Breakfast & Lunch)
Check out of the hotel in Cappadocia.
You will be picked up from your hotel to join full-day tour of South Cappadocia (tour as below).
Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see: Kizilcukur: is a secluded valley on the outskirts of Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some well-preserved hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the numerous tracks inter-connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider's web. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you. Cavusin: One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Goreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however. Hospital Monastery: One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia. Kaymakli: Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public. Pigeon House: Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After the tour you will be transferr to Kayseri airport for your flight to Denizli through Istanbul. When you arrive in Denizli, you will find our employee holding your name for transfer to Pamukkale for overnight stay in Pamukkale hotel.
Day 5: Pamukkale Tour (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast we will depart for guided tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis.
Pamukkale means cotton castle in Turkish. It is the result of limestone formations built over thousands of years. Warm calcium rich mineral water flowed over the cliffs and as it cooled it deposited the calcium into the formations that are seen today. Pamukkale is now a world heritage site.
Hierapolis was founded as a healing care center in 190 BC, taking advantage of the mineral waters in the area. It was one of the most important intellectual, artistic, religious and commercial centers of the Roman Empire.
After tour you will have a local coach to Fethiye. When you arrive at Fethiye you will be transfer to your hotel. Check in Stay overnight in Fethiye.
Day 06: Fethiye - 12 Islands Daily Boat Cruise (Breakfast & Lunch)
(At 10:30 a.m. we depart from Fethiye Harbor for a relaxing day exploring 4 to 6 of the picturesque bays and islands in the Gulf of Fethiye. We stop at Flat Island, an ideal place for children and inexperienced swimmers as the sea is very shallow here at this small beach. We cruise to Cleopatra's Bath, where you may explore the area around the boat or the bath house itself. At Dock Yard Island you can see the ruins of this important antique dockyard, unfortunately destroyed by an earthquake in 1957. This trip is all about sunbathing, swimming, relaxing and enjoying a nice meal! After the boat trip, we return to our hotel.
Day 07- Saklıkent ( Hidden City ) Tlos - Patara (Breakfast & Lunch)
Our day starts at 9:00 am. in Fethiye where all jeeps depart for an enjoyable day. First stop is the archaeological site of Tlos, situated on a steep hill and therefore unfortunately difficult to reach. We can see an Ottoman Castle on the top, Lycian rock graves and a Roman theatre. Afterwards we visit the trout farm of Yakapark and the hidden canyon of Saklikent. You can wade through this wonderful gorge in fresh jade-coloured spring water, slowly climbing to a waterfall. After lunch we drive to Xanthos, the capital of the Lycians, and to Patara, the longest sand beach of Turkey where we dive in the turquoise sea! Around 6:00 pm. we will back to our hotel. Stay Overnight.
Day 8- Transfer To Dalaman Airport to Fly Fstanbul.
After Breakfast. Transfer to Dalaman Airport Flight to Istanbul.
End o your service
What is included :
- All Transfers from Airport to hotel and back.
- All domestic flights.
- 1 Night hotel in Istanbul.
- 1 Night hotel in Denizli.
- 2 Nights Hotel in Cappadocia.
- 3 Nights Hotel in Fethiye.
- 1 Full day Istanbul city tour.
- 2 Days Cappadocia Tour with lunch.
- Professional English Speaking Guide.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
- All taxes, entrance & museum fees.
- Bus Tikets From Denizli to Fethiye.
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
-Tips to guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses.
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.
Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 8 Days - 7 Nights
Attention Please: According to museums crowd,city tours might take around 1 hour longer or lesser.
Accommodation Information : The price of the tour included at least three star hotel standards. Some of our hotels are boutique hotels which is specially chosen for you to make your travel enjoyable and make you observe and feel the culture better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olypos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.