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Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:15

15 Day Tours of Turkey by Coach

15 Day Tours of Turkey by Coach

OVERVIEW 
Tour Style : Small Group Tour 
 Duration : 15 Days - 14 Nights
 Departure : All Year Round, Guaranteed Departure
 Highlights: Visits : Istanbul , Ephesus , Pamukkale , Fethiye , Blue Cruise (4 Days & 3 Nights) , Antalya & Cappadocia  
Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome To Istanbul.
Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2 - Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
08:30 pick up from your hotel to visit the Hagia Sophia a 5th century church, once the greatest in all the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosque renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Afterwards, visit the ancient Roman HIPPODROME Following a lunch break in the old town, visit Imperial Palace of Topkapi from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years and visit the Suleymaniye Mosque. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul 
Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise (Breakfast)
Half day Bosphorus Cruise. In this day you will be able to see:
SPICE BAZAAR: Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc...
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT: On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and luxurious apartments.
Tour finishes around 13:30.
Overnight bus to Ephesus with non smoking fully air-conditioned at 21:30 (duration 10 hours)
Day 4 - Ephesus Tour  (Breakfast and Lunch)
Breakfast and Lunch Included
The tour begins by visiting the remains of the the Temple of Artemis one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, it proceeds to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. Following a lunch break, visit the House of Virgin Mary; reputed to be where she spent her final days. Overnight in Kusadasi. 
Day 5 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
Breakfast and Lunch Included
08:00 pick up from your hotel drive to Pamukkale visiting; Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools.
After tour bus to Fethiye with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus (duration 4 hours). Overnight in Fethiye .
Day 6 - Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Departure from Fethiye Harbour between 11 and 12 a.m. to Samanlik Bay for swimming & lunch or, depending on the sea conditions, to Butterfly Valley for lunch, a swim & optional visit of this natural reserve, hosting 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths.
Afterwards we cruise to Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) again sea conditions permitting. Option for paragliding available.
Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island. Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner & 1st night.
Day 7 - Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Around sunrise departure to Aquarium or Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for breakfast & swimming.
Cruising to Kas where we stop in the harbour for lunch & visit of this charming fishing village. Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains!
In a bay near Kekova we stop for swimming, dinner & the 2nd night.
Day 8 - Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Departure to Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian - Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!). Lunch.
Simena , a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available. Dinner, relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn
Day 9 - Blue Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
After breakfast we have a look at the Pirates Cave (sea conditions permitting) before cruising to Andriace harbour (lunch).
Bus transfer to the archaeological site of Myra , and to Demre for the St-Nicholas Church, shopping and banking when requested by your group.
Bus transfer to the Olympos Tree Houses where we arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.
Day 10 - Olympos (Breakfast Included)
Breakfast Included 
Free day in Olympos. Spend all your day on the beach. In the evening bus to Antalya (duration 2 hours). Overnight in Antalya
Day 11 - Antalya Tour (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
08:15 pick up from your hotel to visit Perge antique site in detail; Stadium, Roman Gate, Nymphaeum, Roman Bath, Hellenistic gate, Colonnaded Main Street and the Agora. Lunch on the Köprüpazari stream near the Aspendos Theater after lunch visit Aspendos Theater and the Historical Aqueducts. Shopping Break where also the Turkish handcrafts are introduced• Introduction of Side and an hour and a half free time
After tour overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 20:00 (duration 10 hours) 
Day 12 - Cappadocia Tour 1 (Lunch Included)
Lunch Included
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour.
Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. Overnight in Cappadocia 
Day 13 - Cappadocia Tour 2  (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley,and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Cavuşin village.This village is famous for the houses and churches of the christian clegymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli underground city. Where early christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar.
After tour overnight bus to Istanbul with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:00 (duration 11 hours)
Day 14 - Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul and shuttle to Sultanahmet to our Office, transfer to your hotel. Free day and overnight in Istanbul
Day 15 - End of Tour (Breakfast)
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details.
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GENERAL NFORMATION
What is included :
- Transfers mentioned in the itinerary 
- Local taxes and service charges
- Hotel accommodation on the itinerary 
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary 
- Professional English speaking guidance
- Entrance fees to the various sites
- Transportation with A/C and non smoking coaches
 
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Tip to driver and tour guide.
- Anything unless specified being included.
 
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:  15 Days - 14 Nights
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, daily 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 Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu. 
Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:14

12 Days Best of Anatolia Tour By Coach

12 Days Best of Anatolia Tour By Coach

OVERVIEW 
Tour Style : Turkey Tour
 Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
 Departure : 
May; 8-15-22-29
June; 5-12-19-26
July; 10-24
August; 7-21
September; 4-11-18-25
October: 2-9
 Highlights : Istanbul - Old City Tour,Istanbul - Aya Sofya (St Sophia),Istanbul - Blue Mosque,Istanbul - Topkapi Palace,Istanbul - Hippodrome,Ankara - Atatürk's Mausoleum,Göreme Open Air museum,Cappadocia Kaymakli Underground City Cappadocia - Üçhisar - Citadel-Sultanhani Caravansary,Konya - Mevlana Museum,Pamukkale - Calcium Travertines,Pamukkale - Hierapolis,Aphrodisias - Ancient Site,Site of the Temple of Artemis,Ephesus,Islands and Secluded bays,Manastir Bay,Kızıl Ada,Samanlik Bay,Fethiye Bay and islands,Fethiye Harbour.

Tour Itinerary 

Day 1 Friday 
Welcome to Istanbul. You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.  Overnight Istanbul.
Day 2 Saturday Istanbul Old City
Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, the Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. 
Overnight Istanbul.
Day 3 Sunday Ankara, Cappadocia
After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia. 
Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 4 Monday Goreme, Underground City
Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag and Uchisar castle and Kaymakli underground city. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget! 
Overnight Cappadocia.
Day 5 Tuesday Konya, Pamukkale
Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum. 
Overnight Pamukkale.
Day 6 Wednesday Pamukkale, Aphrodisias
Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo, Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, home of the famous Temple of Aphrodite. 
Overnight Kuşadası.
Day 7 Thursday Ephesus
Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving to Izmir. 
Overnight Kuşadası.
Day 8 Friday Marmaris 
After breakfast, you will drive towards to Marmaris and the remainder of day is free to explore. 
Overnight Marmaris.
Day 9 Saturday Marmaris
We board the Gulet at Marmaris around 5pm. Relax with a welcome drink at the pre-cruise information session. Enjoy an onboard dinner while meeting the other passengers. Overnight in Marmaris harbour. 
Overnight Marmaris Harbour. Overnight, Gulet Cabin.
Day 10 Sunday 
After breakfast we cruise to Ekincik and the beautiful beach of Izturu, which is famous for the sea turtle called Carette. The ancient city of Caunos is closeby where you can take a boat trip up the Dalyan river, passing Lycian rock tombs on the way to the sulphurous mud baths and hot springs. 
Overnight Ekincik Bay Overnight, Gulet Cabin Gulet Cabin.
Day 11 Monday 
Today we cruise to world-famous Oludeniz Bay where we will anchor for lunch & swimming break. The next stop will be Gemiler island - it is recommended to have an early evening walk to Church of St. Nicholas, which remains from Byzantium. Overnight Kızıl Ada in a Gulet Cabin.
Day 12 Tuesday Fethiye 
After breakfast, we will cruise to Turunc Pinari then head to Fethiye for disembarkation in the afternoon.
 
 
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GENERAL NFORMATION
What is included :

- Inbound Airport Transfer - Istanbul - Atatürk Airport (IST)
OR Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
- Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Entrance fees
 11 nights - accommodation.
- 2 nights 4 star Cappadocia Dilek Kaya Hotel
- 1 night Gulet Cabin Ekincik Bay Gulet
- 2 nights 4 starIstanbul Dosso Dossi Hotel
- 1 night Gulet Cabin Kızıl AdaGulet
- 2 nights Boutique Kuşadası Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel
- 1 night 4 star Marmaris Anemon Hotel Marmaris
- 1 night Gulet Cabin Marmaris Harbour Gulet
- 1 night 5 star Pamukkale Colossae Thermal Hotel
- 12 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 9 Dinners
 
Tour Price Does Not Includes;
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Tip to driver and tour guide.
- Anything unless specified being included.
 
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:
May; 8-15-22-29
June; 5-12-19-26
July; 10-24
August; 7-21
September; 4-11-18-25
October: 2-9
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:  10 Days - 9 Nights
Attention Please: During the Gulet section of this tour.
1. The itinerary is subject to change without notification. The captain of the craft will decide the program at the time.
2. All cabins have double beds.
3. This cruise has an age limitation of 12 years old.
4. Towels, soap, shampoo and any other personal items need to be provided by the customer.
5. Electric devices may be charged on-deck and in some cabins.
6. Drinks are available for purchase on board, tea and coffee are included with breakfast.
Accommodation Information : 
11 nights - accommodation.
4 star
Cappadocia
4 star
Istanbul
Gulet
1 night
Gulet Cabin
Kızıl Ada
Boutique
Kuşadası
Gulet
1 night
Gulet Cabin
Ekincik Bay
4 star
Marmaris
Gulet
1 night
Gulet Cabin
Marmaris Harbour
5 star
Pamukkale
 

6 Days Cappadocia - Pamukkale - Ephesus - Troy by Coach

OVERVIEW

 Tour Style : Small Group Tour
 Duration : 6 Days - 5 Nights
 Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
 Highlights : Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Troy
TOUR DETAILSDay 1 - Istanbul Cappadocia
19:00 Pick up from your hotel & transfer to bus station.
20:30 Depart from Istanbul. Bus trip takes around 10 hours. There are three breaks on the way for your personal needs.Day 2 - Full Day Tour Of North Cappadocia
When you arrive in Nevsehir bus station, Yuki Tour transfermen will be waiting for you and will transfer you to your hotel in Urgup. Take in breakfast and start tour. 
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of North Cappadocia. 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.
GOREME 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 Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
UCHISAR: 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.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)Day 3 - Full Day Tour Of South Cappadocia
Breakfast & check out the hotel.
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. 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 Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs 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 monasteries 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, transfer to bus station.
20:30 Depart from Cappadocia for Pamukkale. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)Day 4 -Full Day Tour Of Pamukkale And Hierapolis
When you arriving Pamukkale bus station transfer hotel. Take in breakfast and start tour. you will be pick up from hotel for full day tour of Pamukkale and Heirapolis. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica , theatre and Roman Baths.
Overnight in KUSADASI. (Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch)Day 5Full Day Tour of Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary
Early morning transfer to Istanbul airport for flight to Izmir. Transfer from Izmir to Selcuk, join in tour of Ephesus (lunch is included) after the tour back to the hotel and stay the night.
Full day tour of Ephesus & The House of Virgin Mary details:
First you will visit The the Temple of Artemis, which once was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The enormous Temple of Artemis once considered one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World and rebuilt several times, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.
Then you will visit the world famous ancient Greco-Roman City of Ephesus, some of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. After visiting this impressive site, you will have a lunch break.
After lunch, you will visit The House of Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last days. Some four to six years after the death of Christ, St. John is said to have accompanied the Virgin Mary to Ephesus. This is a holy place for both Christians and Muslims.
EVENING BUS TO CANAKKALE
STAY CANAKKALEDay 6 Gallipoli And Troy Tour Drive stanbul 
After breakfast sail to the other side of Dardanelles by a ferryboat and drive to Istanbul with visit to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles - particularly involving the Allied Forces including Australians and New Zealanders during World War I.
In the afternoon continue on to Troy, the place where the legendary Trojan War took place as described in the historical work of Homer of Smyrna . After visiting the site with nine inhabitation levels covering a period of 3000 years, Transfer to Istanbul check in to your hotel.
Arrive in Istanbul and check in to your hotel.

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GENERAL NFORMATIONWhat is included
- Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
- Overnight intercity coach ticket (Istanbul to Nevsehir Bus Station in Cappadocia) -
- 1 Night in Cappadocia at Cave hotel including breakfast.
- 1 Night in Kusadasi hotel including breakfast.
- 2 Full Day Tour of Cappadocia with lunch.
- 1 Full Day Tour of Pamukkale with lunch.
- 1 Full day Ephesus Tour wıth Lunch.
- 1 Full Day Gallipoli & Troy Tour wıth Lunch. 
- Meals mentioned by the itinerary.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
- Professional English Speaking Guide.
- Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
- Services charges and local taxes

Not included : 
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses.

Accommodatiın 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 feel the culture and observe people better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:12

6 Day Tours of Turkey by Coach

6 Day Tours of Turkey by Coach

OVERVIEW

Tour Style : Small Group Tour 
Duration : 6 Days - 5 Nights
Departure : All Year Round, Guaranteed Departure
Highlights: Visits : Ephesus, Pamukkale & Cappadocia

TOUR DETAILS

Day 1 
Please be ready at our office before 20:00. Shuttle bus from our office at 20:00 for the overnight bus to Kusadasi for Ephesus with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:30(duration 11 hours). 

Day 2 - Ephesus Tour (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Arrival in Kusadasi and transfer to hotel. Please note that check in time is 11:00 so if your room is ready when you arrive to the hotel you will check in, if not please leave your luggages at reception. 
Depart for the tour at 09:00 to visit the remains of the the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards proceed to the spectacular main site of Ephesus, undoubtedly the most superbly preserved Greco-Roman city. Unmistakable highlights surviving among the ruins are the Celsius Library, Agora, Theater, Odeon, Trajan Fountain, Domitianus Temple and Roman Latrines. After lunch visit House of the Virgin Mary ; reputed to be where she spent her final days. Tour finishes around 18:00. Transfer to your hotel. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi in 3 star hotel.

Day 3 - Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Please check out from hotel after breakfast and take your luggages with you on the tour bus. Depart from your hotel at 08:00 to visit Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally visit the calcium terraces and pools. 
Tour finishes around 17:00. Free time in Pamukkale. Overnight bus to Cappadocia at about 21:00 (duration 10 hours). 

Day 4 - Cappadocia Tour 1 (Lunch Included)
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel. Please note that check in time is 11:00 so if your room is ready when you arrive to the hotel you will check in, if not please leave your luggages at reception. 
Depart from your hotel at 09:00 to visit Devrent Valley, one of the most impressive monastery complexes in the area. Next, visit Pasabag (also known as Monk's Valley), followed by a short drive to Avanos, a village situated on the banks of Kizilirmak River, famous for its clay pottery where you can also participate hands-on in a pottery work shop. After lunch you will proceed to the Goreme Open Air Museum, featuring the most impressive of all rock-carved churches in Cappadocia. The last stop-off will be at Uchisar Village, located next to a natural Citadel. 
Tour finishes around 17:00. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia, standard room in special class hotel. 

Day 5 - Cappadocia Tour 2  (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Please check out from hotel after breakfast. Depart from your hotel to visit Red Valley, presenting an opportunity to hike through orchards and vineyards, between fairy chimneys and rock-carved houses. Continue the walk in Rose Valley . Afterwards, visit the old Christian Village of Cavusin. Following a lunch break visit Pigeon valley , so named after the hundreds of little windows carved into the rocks to attract nesting pigeons. Then visit Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle.
Tour finishes around 17:00. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight bus to Istanbul at 19:00 or 20:00(duration 11 hours). 

Day 6 - End of Tour
When you arrive in Istanbul, you will take the free shuttle bus back to the Sultanahmet or Taksim Sqaure.

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GENERAL NFORMATION

What is included :
• Transfers mentioned in the itinerary 
• Local taxes and service charges
•  Hotel accommodations on the itinerary 
• Meals mentioned in the itinerary 
• Professional English speaking guidance
• Entrance fees to the various sites
• Transportation with A/C and non smoking coaches


Not included : 
Dinner, Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours

Accommodatiın 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 feel the culture and observe people better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:11

6 Day Istanbul & Cappadocia Explorer by Coach

6 Day Istanbul & Cappadocia Explorer By Coach 

OVERVIEW

Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 
6 Days - 5 Nights
Departures : 
All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : 
Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, Avanos, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar, Monk's Valley


TOUR DETAILS

DAY 01
Arrival to Istanbul airport and meet for transfer on to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 02 Istanbul - Sultanahmet (Breakfast/Lunch)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Old City. 
In this day you will be able to see:
ST SOPHIA : Byzantium largest cathedral, converted to mosque 1453 by the Ottoman Empire and today open as a museum to see both religion remains.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE : This mosque complex, containing Istanbul's only mosque with six minarets was built by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga for Sultan Ahmed 1st. early 17th century.
HIPPODROME : Center of sport activities and political events of the Eastern Roman Empire.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR : Famous shopping center worldwide. Shopping possibilities for carpet, jewellery, leather etc.
Topkapi Palace : Built between 1475 and 1478 by Mehmet II, Fatih, the conqueror of Istanbul, served as the residence of the sultan and administrative seat of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years. (excludes: extra entrance to Harem & Treasury rooms).
After tour, return to hotel with the evening then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 03 - Bosphorus cruise & Beylerbeyi Palace Tour (Breakfast/Lunch)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Two Continents . In this day you will be able to see:
Spice Bazaar : Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc...
BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and
luxurious apartments.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE: Unique chance to go from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) in two minutes.
BEYLERBEYI PALACE : The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the harem on the Asian side.
CAMLICA HILL : Offers a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the highest point of the city.
Evening BUS TO CAPPADOCIA

DAY 04 - North Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Museum (Breakfast/Lunch)
Morning Arrival at Cappadocia Bus Station. Met on arrival by our trasferman to you hotel. Leave your luggage at the hotel and proceed to the first day tour.
Today we visit 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.
Pasabag : 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.
Goreme 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 Göreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
Uchisar : 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. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel & Overnight in Cappadocia.

DAY 05 - South Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast/Lunch)

Breakfast & check out the hotel.
09:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of South Cappadocia. In this day you will be able to see:
KIZILCUKUR: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and
towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. 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 Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs 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. 
EVENING BUS TO ISTANBUL AT 19:00PM
DAY 06 - Departure from Istanbul (B)
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. 
End of tour and services. 

GENERAL NFORMATION

What is included :


- Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
- Bus ticckets (Istanbul Cappadocia and Return)
- 3 Nights Accommodation. (including breakfast)
- 2 Full Day Istanbul Tour
- 2 Full Day Cappadocia Tour
- All of the meal mentioned in the itinerary ( B-breakfast, L-lunch)
- Professional English speaking guide on the tours.
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coaches on local tours.
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Local taxes and service charges
- Tour insurance

Not included : 
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses.

Accommodatiın 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 feel the culture and observe people better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:10

6 Day - Istanbul & Bursa Package Tour

6 Day - Istanbul & Bursa Package Tour

OVERVIEW

Tour Style : Small Group Tour

 Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
 Departures : All year round, Guarantee Departure
 Highlights : Istanbul, Bursa, Istanbul Mosques, Dolmabahce or Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorus, Spice Bazaar and more


TOUR DETAILS

DAY 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival at Istanbul airport. Please look for your name after clearing customs. Meet your Yuki Tour travel representative and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.

 

DAY 2 - Byzantine Meets Ottoman Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) 
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Old City. In this day you will be able to see:
Topkapi Palace : The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.
HIPPODROME: The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II..
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR: In addition to its historical importance, it is a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
The Rüstem Pasha Mosque is an Ottoman mosque located in Hasircilar Çarsisi (Strawmat Weavers Market) in Eminönü, Istanbul, Turkey. The Rüstem Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Damat Rüstem Pasha (husband of one of the daughters of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah). Its building took place from 1561 to 1563.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:00. Overnight in Istanbul

 

DAY 3 Istanbul to Bursa to Istanbul  (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
In the morning, you will depart by ferry to Yalova. After which drive to Bursa for a visit to Ulucamii (Great Mosque), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque, Green Tomb and Uludag by cable car for a nice view of the mountain. After your tour of Bursa late evening, retun back to Istanbul around 8:30 pm. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

DAY 4 Bosphorus Cruise Two Continents Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Spice Bazaar : Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc...
BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise: On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and luxurious apartments.
Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to go from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) in two minutes.
BEYLERBEYI PALACE: The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the harem on the Asian side
OR
Dolmabahce Palace: With more than 340 rooms & 8 Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last 6 Sultans, is sure to fascinate its visitors.
__Note_: You can choose to either visit the Dolmabahce Palace or the Beylerbeyi Palace on this tour itinerary. However, due to time limitations, it will not be possible to visit both these Palaces. Please choose one.
CAMLICA HILL: Offers a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the highest point of the city.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

DAY 5 – Princess' Islands Cruise Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Around 08:30 am You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Princess' Islands. In this day you will be able to see: 
Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes' Islands, stop at Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes..
Tour of the island with horse-drawn carriages before LUNCH at a fish restaurant.
Also visioned during the tour: Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower, Uskudar from the sea.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

DAY 6 – Istanbul / Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. End of tour and services. (If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise.

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GENERAL NFORMATION
What is included
• Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation.
• 5 night hotel stay in Istanbul at 4 star or Boutique hotels (including breakfast)
• 3 Full Day Tour of Istanbul with lunch
• Fully Guided Bursa City Tour
• Meals Real Turkish Food in Turkish restaurants as indicated : Breakfast(B), Lunch(L).
• Professional English speaking tour guide
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking luxury busses
• Services charges and local taxes

 

Not included : 
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours.

 

Accommodatiın 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 feel the culture and observe people better. Here is some examples we choose for you; Cave hotels in Cappadocia, Tree Houses in Olympos, Village Houses in Safranbolu.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:08

5 Day Tours of Turkey By Coach

5 Day Tours of Turkey By Coach

OVERVIEW

Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 5 days / 4 nights
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Highlights : Cappadocia , Konya & Pamukkale TOUR DETAILS

Day 1
Overnight bus to Cappadocia with non smoking, fully air-conditioned bus at 21:00. Shuttle is at 19:00 from our office. The duration of the overnight bus is 11 hours

Day 2 - Cappadocia Tour 1

Lunch Included.
Arrival in Cappadocia and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour. Depart from your hotel to visit Devrent Valley to see the unigue fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monk's Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Drive to the city of Avanos for lunch. In the afternoon visit another beautiful open air museum at Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Lastly, before returning to your hotel, visit the natural castles at Uchisar. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 - Cappadocia Tour 2

Breakfast and Lunch Included.
Depart from your hotel to visit Red valley and explore the famous rock- cut churches and hike 5 km through the Gulludere valley (Rose valley). Then visit Cavuşin village. This village is famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. Drive to the pigeon valley for lunch. In the afternoon visit Kaymaklı underground city. Where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit the natural castles at Ortahisar.

Overnight bus to KONYA

Day 4 - Konya

Half Day Free in Konya to visit Mevlana Museum & and Karatay Medrese and Ince Minare Mosque by your own Afternoon Bus to Pamukkale at 13:00pm

Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 5 - Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour

Breakfast and Lunch included

Arrival in Pamukkale and transfer to hotel to fresh up before start tour. Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis with the Temple of Apollo, the breathtaking Theater, the fascinating Necropolis and the last the great baths of Hierapolis antique city, where St. Philip was martyred. St. Philip is connected with the early church in Hierapolis and played an important role in Pamukkale the history of the city. Finally we visit the calcium terraces and pools.

After tour overnight bus to Istanbul at 21:30 (duration 11 hours)

Day 6 - End of Tour

When you arrive Istanbul, you will take the free shuttle bus to Sultanahmet or Taksim. 
End of your service

GENERAL INFORMATION

What is included:

  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local taxes and service charges.
  • Hotel accommodations on the itinerary.
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking guidance.
  • Entrance fees to the various sites.
  • Transportation with A/C and non smoking coaches.

Not included :

Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours.

Accommodatiın 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.

Friday, 01 December 2017 09:55

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