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Central Anatolia Group Tour
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12 Days & 11 Nights 

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DESTINATION
Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia - Konya - Pamukkale - Izmir - Bursa
DEPARTURES
Starting from 12 March 2016 please ask for the departure dates
PRICED FROM
908 €
INCLUDES
Accomodation , tours, guidance, entrances, land transport, indicated meals & taxes.
Itinerary
Day 1
Fly to Istanbul and transfer to your city centre hotel, free day and overnight in Istanbul. Meals N/A Day 2
Day 2
Explore Old City of Sultan Ahmed and overnight in Istanbul. B
Day 3
Explore the beauties of Bosphorus Straight. Overnight in Istanbul. B
Day 4
Drive to Ankara Nations Capital and continue to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia B
Day 5
Visit Goreme Open Air Museum and the surrounding area. Overnight in Cappadocia B
Day 6
Cappadocia - Uchisar . Overnight in Cappadocia. B
Day 7
Drive to Konya on the way visit a underground city .Overnight in Konya. B
Day 8
Drive to Pamukkale, visit Hierapolis and overnight in Pamukkale. B-D
Day 9
Drive to Ephesus,visit the ancient city and continue to Izmir. Overnight in Izmir. B-D
Day 10
Departure from Izmir to Bursa first capital of the Ottoman Dynasty. Overnight in Bursa. B
Day 11
Drive back to Istanbul on the way stopping over in Cumalikazik Village and Iznik. Overnight in Istanbul. B
Day 12
Final day and end of the tour. Transfer to Airport. B
Day 1

You will arrive to Istanbul and transfer to 5 Star Wyndam Grand or Crowne Plaza Hotel. Your guide will inform you about your tour program. Wellcome Coctail , check into your rooms and the remaining day free. 


Day 2

Today you will be exploring the Old City of Sultan Ahmed. You will be visiting Hagia Sophia, the Chuch of the Divine Wisdom one of the grandest churches of Byzantine era, Blue Mosque with its striking blue Iznik tiles , Hippodrome and the Imperial Palace of Topkapi followed by Grand Covered Bazaar with nearly 400o shops selling antiques, jewellery, Carpets and many different souvenirs to choose from. Overnight in Istanbul.      


Day 3

Bosphorus Tour through the waterway seperating the two continents Europe and Asia. You will be seeing this amazing city from a different pesrpective and will have a opportunity to take pictures of Ottoman Palaces, wooden mantions, bridges that are connecting the two continents, Rumeli and Anatolian Fortresses. Overnight in Istanbul   


Day 4

After breakfast drive to Nations Capital Ankara to visit Anitkabir the Mausoleum of the famed the founder of republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before continuing to surreal landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight in Elika Cave Suits. 


Day 5

Optional Hot Air Balloon ride can be done at sunrise time which is a spectacular way to see Cappadocia landscape. After breakfast drive to Goreme with countless churches and monasteries. Goreme is one of the nature cultural heritages of UNESCO. Visit Ortahisar with fascinating view into Goreme Valley and Avanos. Overnight in Cappadocia Elika Cave Suits.   


Day 6

Visit the pottery town of Avanos, Valley of sword, Uchisar and Mustafa Pasha, the former Greek village of Sinasos. Overnight in Cappadocia Elika Cave Suits.    


Day 7

On the way to Konya visit a underground city and possibly visit the Sultanhan Caravanserai. Upon arrival to Konya visit the Mevlana Museum and Karatay Museum and the Alaaddin Hill. Overnight in Konya. 

 


Day 8

Trip across the Lake District past the Beysehir Lake and Lake Egridir through the Rose City of Isparta to Pamukkale. Here you will see the ancient city of Hierapolis and then enjoy the nature's sculptures terraces. In the evening you can enjoy the thermal baths of the Richmond Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. 

 


Day 9

After breakfast depart for Ephesus. Ephesus is one of the best preserved Ancient Cities of the world and in here you will be seeing the spectacular theatre, St. John's Basilica, The Virgin Mary's Cottage where it has believed that she has spent her final years. The Temple of Diana, library, market place and many beautifully preserved fountains are among the highlights of Ephesus which you will be seeing.  After visiting Ephesus you will continue to Izmir. Dinner and overnight in Izmir Wyndam Ozcelik Hotel. 


Day 10

You will drive to Bursa to visit the old capital of the Ottoman Empire and to explore the beauties of the city. You will overnight at Bursa Kervansaray Thermal Hotel. Bursa is located at the foot of Mt. Uludag that had once been called the Mysian Olympus. Once it has been the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, for a long time Bursa had also been the family tomb of the Ottoman Dynasty where its founder Sultan Gazi Osman is buried.    

 


Day 11

After breakfast check out of the hotel and head back towards Istanbul on the way stopping at the traditional Village of Cumalikizik which is now a Unesco World Heritage Site, you will have some free time to explore this charming old village with its old wooden Ottoman Houses, Market place and hospitable locals. Then drive to Iznik, a little town on the coast of wonderful lake of Askania, Iznik ( Nicaea) where the first Ecumenical Council took place here in 325 AD. This town had been the temporary capitol of the Byzantine Empire when Constantinople was captures by Latins. The centre of town still surrounded by Roman and Byzantine walls, is remarkable for the ruins of St. Sophia Temple. Continue to Istanbul and overnight.    


Day 12

Final day and end of the tour. Transfer to Airport. B 


When you email us you’ll be receiving a travel itinerary with a choice of 3 different hotel categories from our selection of 4-5 star or special class boutique hotels. This will give you the freedom to do the given itinerary according to your budget and style of travel. Regardless of the category of hotels, you will be staying in most conveniently- located properties
What’s Included
  • All sightseeing tours of the places mentioned in the program.
  • All tours with professional licensed English-speaking guidance.
  • All transport with new air-conditioned deluxe vehicles.
  • All meals where shown in the itinerary with this legend (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
  • All airport transfers throughout the trip.
  • All parking fees, ferry, tolls and petrol.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All taxes.
Not Included
  • International airfare to Turkey.
  • Domestic flight tickets (will be quoted separately).
  • Drinks, travel insurance, visas, personal expenses, porters, optional tips.
Information & Reservations
Please email us your dates of travel and number of travelers for more information and reservations. We will respond to all requests within 1 business day.
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