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8 days Express Turkey Tour - Small Group Tour max 12

 
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7 nights/ 8 days  cultural tour

Scenic land journey + 2 domestic flights

Guaranteed departures from Istanbul, roundtrip         

Prices starting at US$ 1440

Accommodation in 4 or 5 star hotels based on double occupancy

Fully guided sightseeing

Transfers and tours by private A/C motor coach

Express Turkey tour is a guided 8 day Turkey small group tour departing from Istanbul every Friday and Saturday. Anatolia Tours and Travel offer Turkey small group tours from USA, Canada and Dubai, land tours of Turkey, private guided tours of Turkey and guided small group travel packages.  For Turkey small group guided packages & private custom tours, religious escorted tours, Turkey cultural tours, Kusadasi cruise excursions and for all inquires call our Vancouver office. USA / Canada toll free 1-888-3771632 or consult your travel agency today! Istanbul Stopover Package - Turkey Tour and Travel Magic Triangle Tour - Turkey Travel Packages
 
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8 day Turkey Group Tour / departs every Friday & Saturday

Accommodation in 4-5 star hotels
• Istanbul (2) • Kusadasi (1) • Pamukkale (1) •  Cappadocia (2) • Istanbul (1)


Category: Cultural group tour, Roundtrip, Scenic Land Journey + 2 domestic flights

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul
Arrive at Ataturk airport in Istanbul, meet our greeter and transfer to your hotel. Overnight: Istanbul

 

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour (B)
09.00 a.m. After breakfast, pick up from hotel and our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and Hippodrome where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. At the end of the day visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight: Istanbul

 

Day 3: Istanbul - (by flight) Izmir - Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi (B, L, D)
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for morning flight to Izmir. Arrive in Izmir Airport, meet your guide and drive to Ephesus (45 minutes drive). First visit the Artemission Temple which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, one of the 12 cities of Ionia and one of the best preserved classical city of the Eastern Mediterranean dated back to 2000 years. Afternoon visit House of Virgin Mary. This house is located on the Aladag Mountains 5 miles from Ephesus. At the third Ecumenical Council of 431 in Ephesus, it was claimed that Mary came to Ephesus with St. John in 37 A.D. and lived there until her death in 48 A.D. At the end of the day visit Selcuk Museum and St. John church if time permits.Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Kusadasi

 

Day 4: Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour (B, L, D)
After breakfast we’ll drive to Pamukkale, on the way visit Aphrodisias which was primarily known as the center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world. Upon arrival in Pamukkale we’ll discover Hierapolis and the travertine terraces: one of the most spectacular natural wonders and the unique natural site of white limestone terraces cascading down the mountain slope. Overnight: Pamukkale

 

Day 5: Pamukkale – Konya- Cappadocia (B, L, D)
Today we will depart to Konya, city where Mevlana Rumi is buried, founder of the most well-known Sufi order, Mevleviye. In Konya, we will visit the Mevlana Museum.  Then proceed to Karatay Theological School in which beautiful tiles are on display. En route visit Sultanhan Caravanserai; caravanserais are inns built by Seljuk Turks to ensure the travel and trade safety of the merchant caravans traveling on the Silk Road. Overnight in Cappadocia (Dinner is not included in 5* category hotel in Cappadocia)

 

Day 6: Cappadocia Tour (B, L, D)

After having breakfast visit to the Pigeon Valley near Uchisar; then proceed to the Open Air Museum in Goreme through Avcilar Valley and visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Lunch in a restaurant and then visit to Kaymakli Underground City, the place early Christians hid from persecutors. Visit Pasabagi in Zelve region and Avanos with shopping facilities for the world-wide famous handicrafts. Overnight in Cappadocia  (Dinner is not included in 5* category hotel in Cappadocia)

 

Day 7: Cappadocia by flight to Istanbul (B)
Transfer to Cappadocia (Kayseri or Nevsehir) airport and take the flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul Ataturk airport. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Free afternoon for your last minute shopping. Overnight: Istanbul

 

Day 8: Istanbul – Departure (B)
Check-out at noon. Transfer to airport for your flight back home.

 

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Tour itinerary may be reversed as Istanbul- Cappadocia- Ephesus depending on the departure date and hotel availabilities.

 


 
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