TURKEY – 11 Days / 10 Nights


 

Destination: Turkey

 

TURKEY – 11 days / 10 nights

Istanbul - Cappadocia (2) – Antalya (3) – Pamukkale (1) – Kusadasi (1) – Istanbul (3) (Bursa)


Price:
 from 1,699 USD/person

 

Hotel Details

Night 1,2, Sultan Cave Hotel, Cappadocia, Family Suite,Booking.com Rating: 9.3 Superb
Room Type: Suite Room
One of our top picks in Goreme. Placed atop Aydinli Hill, this unique hotel offers cave rooms furnished with antiques from throughout Turkey. It features far-reaching views across Goreme from its panoramic sun terrace. All rooms have a seating area and modern en-suite bathrooms. The picturesque landscapes of Goreme Historical Park are less than 2 km away.
Web site: http://www.sultancavesuites.com/

Night 3,4,5, Mediterra Art Hotel,, Antalya, Deluxe,Booking.com Rating: 8.1 Very good
Room Type: Deluxe room
One of our top picks in Antalya. Located in Antalya’s picturesque and historic Kaleici District, provides direct access to the town’s historic landmarks. The iconic Hadrian’s Gate is a 5-minute walk away, Offers accommodation with attention to details set in an Ottoman-style house that retains its historic character and is complemented by a green garden with outdoor pool. The indoor restaurant as well as a fresco dining in the courtyard have a menu combining local Turkish cuisine with international classic dishes, A display of traditional architectural features, elegant rooms at Mediterra Art Hotel are equipped with flat-screen satellite TVs and free internet access. 
Web site: http://www.mediterraarthotel.com/tr/

Night 6, Ninova Thermal Hotel, Pamukkale, Standard,Booking.com Rating: 8.5 Very Good
This thermal and spa hotel is situated in Karahayit in Pamukkale. The on-site spa center includes a hammam, steam room, sauna and massage treatments. Pamukkale Travertines are 4.1 km form the premises, and Hierapolis Antique City is 2 km away. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room has a private bathroom with a bath and shower, with bath robes, slippers and free toiletries provided.
Web site: http://www.ninovathermal.com/EN/index.html

Night 7, Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel, Kusadasi, Standard,Booking.com Rating: 9.2 Superb
One of our top picks in Kusadası offering great-value accommodation, only 50 m from the beach in the heart of the Kusadasi. It offers views overlooking a beach, the Aegean Sea and Kusadasi Marina. Free Wi-fi and free parking is available. Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel is 20-minute drive from Ephesus and within easy access to the shopping area. Nearby attractions includes Pigeon Island.
Web site: http://www.ilaydaavantgarde.com/

Night 8,9,10, Taksim Metropark Hotel, Istanbul, Standard,Booking.com Rating: 8.0 Very Good
Room Type: Standard
One of our top picks in İstanbul. Located 100 m from Istanbul's Taksim Square. Taksim tram stops, metro stops and bus stops are 100 m from the hotel. Teşvikiye and Maçka shopping districts are less than 2 km away. The Bosphorus Strait is 600 m away. Has a restaurant that serves international cuisine. Rooms at Taksim Metropark Hotel are spacious and decorated in warm colours. They have a seating area with a coffee table and chairs. All include a laptop-size safe, tea/coffee maker and satellite TV. Some rooms have a terrace with sea views.
Web site: http://www.booking.com/hotel/tr/taksim-metropark.en-gb.html

 

Flight Details
International Flights ( is not included in the price) 

Domestic Flights ( included in the price) 
Istanbul / Kayseri (Cappadocia) 
Kayseri (Cappadocia) / Antalya 
Izmir(Kusadasi) / Istanbul

 

Cab Details

Private transfers in VIP AC Car 
Private airport-hotel-airport transfers in Cappadocia 
Private airport-hotel transfers in Antalya 
Private hotel-airport transfers in Izmir ( Kusadasi) 
Private airport-hotel and hotel - airport transfers in Istanbul 
Tour transfers- seat in coach , special AC Non-smoking tour buses 
Intercity transport from Antalya to Pamukkale - seat in coach

 

Inclusions

Breakfast 
Lunch (All lunches with full day Tours) 
English Speaking Guide 
Entrance fee/Museum charges 
Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges 
Sightseeings / Tours / Excursions (as per itinerary )
Transfers (Private transfers in VIP AC Car
Private airport-hotel-airport transfers in Cappadocia
Private airport-hotel transfers in Antalya
Private hotel-airport transfers in Izmir ( Kusadasi)
Private airport-hotel and hotel - airport transfers in Istanbul
Tour transfers special AC Non-smoking tour buses - seat in coach
Intercity bus from Antalya to Pamukkale - seat in coach ) 

Regular SIC tours (Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia 
1 Full day tour of Underground City and Ihlara Valley in Cappadocia
1 Full day Excursions in Cappadocia, Uchisar, Goreme Open Air Museums Tour
1 Full day tour of Demre, Myra and the Sunken City of Kekova, Antalya
1 Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour at Koprulu Canyon in Antalya
1 Full day Tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis
1 Full day Tour of Ephesus and House of St. Mary
1 Full day Boat trip with Sunbathing, Snorkelling, and swimming in Kusadasi
1 Full day Tour of Oldcity Istanbul and Topkapi Palace
1 Full day Tour of Bursa and Mount Uludag from Istanbul
1 Full day Tour of Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace

Airport Transfer : Arrival
Private airport-hotel transfers in Cappadocia
Private airport-hotel transfers in Antalya
Private airport-hotel transfers in Istanbul

Airport Transfer : Departure
Private hotel-airport transfers in Kayseri
Private hotel-airport transfers in Kusadasi (Izmir)
Private hotel-airport transfers in Istanbul ) 

Other Inclusions
Accommodation at 4* hotels
Domestic Flights
Hotel pickups and drop-off during tours and excursions

 

Exclusions

International Flights 
Visa 
Private Tours 
Lunches and dinners ( except the meals stated above) , 
Drinks with meals 
Personal expenses , extra expenses at the hotels 
Tips to the guide and driver 
Extra Tours 
Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night 75 USD/adult 

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1 : ISTANBUL (Inbound flight to Istanbul) (Domestic Flight to Kayseri) / KAYSERI / CAPPADOCIA
Arrive Ataturk Airport. Following your passport control and customs continue to Domestic Flights Terminal for your flight to Kayseri. Fly to Kayseri. Arrive Kayseri and meet and greet by our transferman at the airport. Private transfer to Cappadocia with VIP AC minivan to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 : CAPPADOCIA (Hot Air Balloon Tour) (Full day tour of Underground City and Ihlara Valley) (B,L)
Hot Air Balloon tour will be the start of your day in Cappadocia. A very early wake up for your balloon tour before sunrise. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the take off site. Snacks and beverage service before the flight. Charmed with incredible panoramic views of the Cappadocia, the stunning volcanic rock formations as you fly up approximately 500-1000m. above the ground. The flight takes between 45-65 minutes. Receive your flight certificate after landing. Transfer to your hotel.
Your daily program begins after breakfast. The visits will begin with the underground city of Kaymaki or Derinkuyu which are refuges carved out in the early Christian Era as safe-heavens from persecutors. Then continue with the Ihlara Valley, famous for its churches decorated with frescoes with a unique style and further more its landscape of the canyon.. The next visit will be to Avanos which is world famous with pottery making. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 3 : CAPPADOCIA ( Full day Excursions in Cappadocia , Uchisar , Goreme Open Air Museums Tour) / KAYSERI ( Domestic Flight to Antalya) / ANTALYA (B,L)
After the breakfast our excursions will start with full day tour of Cappadocia where the sights of the Fairy Chimneys are phenomenal especially when seen for the first time. The natural wonder of Cappadocia is a result of volcanic deposits being eroded away by wind and water over millions of years. These soft rocks were hollowed out by early Christians and used as secret dwellings as they were being sought first by their Roman and later by Byzantine persecutors. We will also visit many churches that have been decorated with vivid frescoes which have withstood the corrosive effects of time. The excursions will start with the natural citadel of Uchisar which will enable you to get a panoramic view of the region. And then the Goreme Valley which is the highlight of the day. This valley houses, the Goreme Open Air Museum with its churches hewn out of rock and the colorful frescoes which decorate them. The next stop is Zelve and the caves of this ancient village continuing with the Cavusin Village. Following the tour meet the transferman for your private transfer to Kayseri Airport for your flight to Antalya. Fly to Antalya. Arrive Antalya, most famous resort city in Turkey on the Mediterranean, and meet our transferman at the airport. Private transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4 : ANTALYA (Full day tour of Demre, Myra and the Sunken City of Kekova) ( B,L)
After the breakfast you will join a full day tour which will open you the pages of Anatolian history while visiting the ancient city of Myra, the church of St. Nicholas in Demre, and Kekova Sunken City on Kekova Island. Discover the stunning Demre district on the Turkish Riviera and enjoy a boat trip to the sunken island of Kekova. All these ancient places are situated in most beautiful locations of present Antalya province. Starting with the fascinating boat trip to Kekova sunken city, destroyed by an earthquake during the 2nd century, then explore the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena (Kalekoy), and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa (Ucagiz). Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. Lunch at a local restaurant will be followed with the visits to an ancient Greek amphitheater and the rock-cut tombs of the Lycian necropolis in Myra. Our tour finishes after visiting the church of St. Nicholas in Demre city which is very famous all over the world as a place of pilgrimage to St. Nicholas. Return to Antalya to your hotel and overnight

Day 5 : ANTALYA (Full-Day Rafting and Canyoning Tour at Koprulu Canyon) ( ( B,L)
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day canyoning and rafting tour in Koprulu Canyon National Park. Transfer to a meeting point approximately 2 kilometers from the starting point of your adventure. Get a safety briefing and instructions from your Rafting Guide and receive your rafting equipment before your set off. You will experience 2 very different canyons; a narrow warm water canyon surrounded by sheer rock cliffs for canyoning; and a wide cold water canyon of forested cliffs and natural waterfalls. You will have time to swim and dive into crystal clear water, enjoy natural water slides and Jacuzzis, along with other fun activities. Halfway through, enjoy a break to take in the beauty of the Koprulu Canyon and a 2,000-year old Roman made Oluklu Bridge, on the Kopru River. The 1st course (Canyon Course) will take about 1.5 hours to complete. You will enjoy a lunch (included) of local food at a local restaurant
Then, walk through the canyon to a river where your whitewater adventure will take place. The terrain here is rocky with some fast flowing water with whitewater rapids of the Kopru River. As the level of difficulty is higher, pregnant women and children below 10 years are not permitted to join this activityDuring this tour; do not take or wear any metal accessories (earrings, necklaces etc.) and wear only non-slip shoes (special rafting shoes are available to purchase in the supplier's shop). Return to your hotel and Overnigh

Day 6 : ANTALYA ( depart in the morning drive to Denizli) / DENIZLI / PAMUKKALE ( Tour of Hierapolis) (B,L)
After the breakfast you will meet your transferman at your hotel and depart for Denizli ( Pamukkale). Drive to Denizli and in about 3-3,5 hours arrive Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) where thermal spring waters laden with calcareous salts running off the plateau edge have formed dazzling white travertine cliffs. Continue to where the Romans founded a therapy center.The thermal resort founded by a Pergamene king in 190 B.C and greatly enlarged and embellished by the Romans. Highlights include the Roman Baths, the Temple of Apollo and the Nymphaeum.. Following the tour and excursions transfer to your hotel.. Overnight

Day 7 : PAMUKKALE/ SELCUK ( Tour of Ephesus and House of St. Mary) / KUSADASI (B,L)
After breakfast depart for Selcuk for a full day excursions to town of Selcuk and ancient city of Ephesus. First visit the Basilica of St.John, who came here with the Virgin Mary and wrote his Gospel. To the southwest of the Basilica stands the Isa Bey Mosque and further in the same direction Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world. Ephesus was undoubtedly one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world . Impressive structures we will see include the Library of Celsus, Temple of Hadrian, Theatre and Odeon. We will also visit the Museum of Selcuk. Close by is the House of the Virgin Mary where she is believed to have spent her last years. On August 18th. 1961. Pope John XXII proclaimed the House of Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred. You will have a chance to take some of Holy Water from the Sacred Spring. Transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight

Day 8 : KUSADASI (Full-Day Boat trip with Sunbathing, Snorkelling,and swimming) / IZMIR ( domestic flight to Istanbul)/ ISTANBUL(B,L)
After the breakfast pickup from your hotel and transfer to the port. Sail away from it all and glide along the turquoise waters of Turkey’s Aegean Coast on this relaxing full-day cruise from Kusadasi. Take in the views as you sail past the panoramic coastline of Kusadasi. Enjoy sunbathing. swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Soguksu Bay, Claros Island and Baradan Beach, tuck into a barbecue lunch onboard taken as a feast by sea air-boosted appetites. Laze around on deck and soak up the scenery, enjoy a lazy day boat cruise with plenty of swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Sun-beds, toilets and a well-stocked bar all available on the double decked boat. Return to hotel.
After the tour return to hotel and meet the transferman for your flight to Istanbul. Private transfer to Izmir Airport. Fly to Istanbul. Arrive Istanbul Ataturk Airport and meet our transferman and transfer to your hotel. Overnight

Day 9 : ISTANBUL (Full day Tour of Old City Istanbul and Topkapi Palace) (Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night-extra) (B,L)
Following breakfast your Full day Tour of Old City Istanbul begins. Pick up from hotel and drive to the Old City to visit the Hippodrome, The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Continue with the Blue Mosque, famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles and then Saint Sophia (Aya Sofya) ,primarily a church – turned mosque – turned museum, which takes the breath away with the sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome. Next visit the spectacular Topkapi Palace. Built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul, this huge complex commands views of the Sea of Marmara, The Bosporus and the Golden Horn. It was the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire for many centuries (1453-1852) and see the extravagant Treasury, the priceless Chinese porcelain. Today, exploration of Istanbul's treasures concludes with a visit to the bustling Grand Bazaar( Covered bazaar - Kapalicarsi), with its more than 4000 shops and stalls. Enjoy shopping for almost anything ( jewelry, carpets, textile, garmets, spices, souveniers, etc.). If time permits, continue with the visit to the Suleymaniye Mosque, built by master architect Sinan during the reign of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, the Lawgiver. Transfer to your hotel and overnight .
In the evening you will join Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night- Watching one of the best silhouettes in the world with Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque and the Leander' s Tower will be your exceptional experience to enjoy this imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of the Bosphorus waterway which brings the two continents Europe and Asia, face to face…Dinner with a rich variety of specialities from the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht. Belly Dancers and Folklore Show will accompany your dinner program of unforgettable Bosphorus Cruise. Return to your hotel.Overnight.

Day 10 : ISTANBUL / BURSA ( Full day Tour to Bursa and Mount Uludag) / ISTANBUL (B,L)
After the breakfast Tour of Bursa ( former capital of Ottoman Empire before Istanbul) will follow. Drive to the port for ferryboat toYalova. Arrive Yalova and drive to Bursa enjoying the lovely countryside. Arrive to Bursa, one of the most visited tourist sites in Turkey. Lunch at a known local restaurant will be the famous “Kebap of Alexander The Great“. Drive to the 600 years survivor İnkaya Plane Tree and coffee break on the way to Uludag. Climb to Uludag, the legendary Mount Olympos, by cable car ( if the weather conditions are inconvenient and Uludag is cancelled, extra sightseeing in Bursa will be supplemented) , visits to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar. Late evening return to İstanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight

Day 11 : ISTANBUL ( Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour) (Homebound International Flight) (B,L))
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet you guide ın the reception and start your full day excursions with the Spice Bazaar, mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, etc. followed by a memorable boat trip on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residents and luxurious apartments. While passing by vision the Imperial Gardens of Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace from the sea. Disembark at Rumeli Fortress (no interior visit), where you will have a lunch. Afternoon visits will start with the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace, built in Turkish Renaissance style between 1843 and 1856 containing 285 rooms, four grand salons, six galleries and six baths. Then, drive through the Bosphorus Bridge and pass between continents from Europe to Asia . See Istanbul from Camlica Hill exposing a panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus.
Return to hotel and meet your transferman for your private transfer to the airport.Fly back to home with pleasant and unforgettable memories…Thank you for your preference of N&M Tourism and Travel services.

 

Terms & Conditions

Payment:
30 % Advance Payment is required with booking (non refundable)
70 % Payment prior to 30 days from tour starting date.

Cancellations (for refundable part):
100 % refund prior to last 21 days to tour starting date
50 % refund prior to last 15 days to tour starting date
Non refundable within 15 days to tour starting date