ANCIENT TURKEY (8 Nights / 9 Days)

ANCIENT TURKEY (8 Nights / 9 Days)

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Itinerary
Day 1 Fly / Istanbul 
TK 717 DELIST 0445 0910 
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your Hotel. In the afternoon depart for Lunch in the Indian Restaurant then proceed for half day tour,- Bosphorus Cruise, the strait between Black Sea and Marmara Sea which seperates Istanbul into two continents. A beautiful cruise to see different aspects of Istanbul.Visit Egyptian Spice Market to see the atmosphere of an Ottoman shopping centre which still have several shops for spices.Dinner in Indian Restaurant and , return to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. 
(L/D) 
 
Day 2 Istanbul 
After breakfast, depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia; 6th C. One of the oldest, the biggest and the most beautiful buildings of Istanbul. A Byzantin church , an Ottoman Mosque, a Republican museum; a temple for all civilisations.”, Blue Mosque; The only Imperial mosque of the Ottomans with six minarets. The mosque takes its name from its 21043 dominant blue colored hand made tiles. It's built on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome” “The Hippodrome of Constantinople a chariot-racing track and the sporting and social centre of Constantinople. Grand Bazaar. Free time for shopping. Lunch and Dinner in Indian Restaurant Overnight in Istanbul. 
(B/L/D) 
 
Day 3 Istanbul/Cappadocia 
TK 2012 2 ISTASR 1220 1345 
Afer breakfast , Morning Free and check out from hotel then proceed to airport to catch the flight for Kayseri and transfer to Cappadocia hotel. Check into the hotel and rest day free to enjoy at your hotel and Turkish night dinner at Bindalli with Derwish Show . Overnight in Cappadocia 
(B/D) 
 
Day 4 Cappadocia 
After breakfast, depart for sightseeing the area including; Citadel of Uçhisar, the highest point of Cappadocia with a huge big rock Castle with almost 300 caves. Göreme Openair Museum, The biggest monastery of Cappadocia from Byzantine times. The cave churches are beautiflly decorated with fresco. Paşabağ valley, the most interesting part of Cappadocia in terms of landscapes. The biggest Fairy Chimneys ( Mushroom shape rocks), Avanos the handcraft center of Cappadocia, Avanos is the center of pottery for 4000 years Devrent Valley The valley famous with its new rock formations. A good place to see the way of formation. Lunch and Dinner in Restaurant.Overnight in Cappadocia. 
(B/L/D) 
 
Day 5 Cappadocia/Izmir 
PC2419 4 ASRADB 1950 2120 
After breakfast , Check Out from hotel start the sightseeing of of Cappadocia including; Red Valley,4 km hiking in the nature and visit of cave church Cavusin Village,Free time to explore the abandoned Cave Village Kaymakli Underground City,Underground settlements of the early Christians Pigeon Valley,Pigeon Houses in the rocks all along the valley and transfer to Kayseri airport to catch the flight for Izmir and transfer to hotel on the way dinner at restaurant. 
(B/L/D)
 
Day 6 Izmir / Kusadasi 
After breakfast enjoy at beach and afternoon sightseeing for Izmir, late evening transfer after dinner to kussadasi hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi. 
(B/L/D) 
 
Day 7 Kusadasi 
After breakfast we depart for Pamukkale, a short break on the way; View the geographical phenomenon of the unique white calcium waterfall;Lunch break; Hierapolis, an ancient health spa with the largest necropolis (cemetery) in the Asia Minor; Impressive ruins & splendid theatre. Drive back to Kusadasi for overnight stay. 
(B/L/D) 
 
Day 8 Kusadasi / Ephesus 
After breakfast, departure for full day tour of Ephesus ;One of the world's finest examples of an ancient classical city; Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. Overnight in Kusadasi.
(B/L/D) 
 
Day 9 Kusadasi 
TK 2325 ADBIST 1500 1605 
After breakfast,rest day free to enjoy yourself and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home via Istanbul 
(B/L) 
 
Inclusion
Accommodations
All Meals
Indian Lunch and Dinner in Istanbul
All Airport transfers
Sightseeing As per itinerary
2 Bottles of water per day
English speaking tour guide assistance
Air Fare with Taxes & Visa Charges
It was during this time that certain plants and animals were domesticated, which led to the farming revolution and permanent changes in human technology, culture and diet. It was the moment, in short, when humanity started on the inexorable ascent towards pot noodles and oven chips. What better moment could there be to delve into? And now, thanks to some incredible recent discoveries close to the ancient city of Urfa (officially now Sanlıurfa, but usually called simply Urfa), we have a tangible physical trace of that momentous turning point in humanity's development.
 
 
One morning in 1994, Professor Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul, went for a walk in a range of low hills nine miles north-east of Urfa. It was not exactly an aimless amble: Schmidt had been excavating several neolithic sites in the area and was on the hunt for more. In his pocket was a list of interesting locations generated by a 1960s survey. One, marked as of minor interest, was a small hill, Gobëkli Tepe, the "belly-shaped mound". Approaching it, Schmidt saw something promising in the shape: "It was clearly manmade."
 
 
It was during this time that certain plants and animals were domesticated, which led to the farming revolution and permanent changes in human technology, culture and diet. It was the moment, in short, when humanity started on the inexorable ascent towards pot noodles and oven chips. What better moment could there be to delve into? And now, thanks to some incredible recent discoveries close to the ancient city of Urfa (officially now Sanlıurfa, but usually called simply Urfa), we have a tangible physical trace of that momentous turning point in humanity's development.
 
 
 
One morning in 1994, Professor Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul, went for a walk in a range of low hills nine miles north-east of Urfa. It was not exactly an aimless amble: Schmidt had been excavating several neolithic sites in the area and was on the hunt for more. In his pocket was a list of interesting locations generated by a 1960s survey. One, marked as of minor interest, was a small hill, Gobëkli Tepe, the "belly-shaped mound". Approaching it, Schmidt saw something promising in the shape: "It was clearly manmade."
 
For those with gourmet tastes and a preference for luxury, Abercrombie and Kent offers a tour, Turkey: A Cultural Adventure. This 11-day vacation encourages hands-on exploration, beginning with a class at a 16th-century art school, where your family will learn marble papering. Meet a baklava-maker and an ironsmith before attending a Turkish weaving introductory course. Your vacation tour also includes an interactive meeting with a local pottery. Explore the ancient grounds of Ephesus and enjoy a private boat cruise down the Upper Bosporus. Spend two nights in a boutique cave hotel while in Cappadocia, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
 
 
Argeus offers a 12-day Explore Culinary Turkey tour for those with a passion for food. Your culinary vacation begins with a tour of the spice bazaar guided by a culinary specialist. Watch Turkish delight and local candies being made and visit a baklava factory in Karakoy. Learn how to cook using basic ingredients found in most Turkish dishes with a lesson in a Turkish home. Attend a cooking demonstration in a local village, where you will make stuffed vine leaves called gozleme and the traditional dumpling dish, manti. Savor Cappadocia wine during a tour of an underground winery. Learn to make Turkish flat bread and then visit an ecological organic farm near Kusadasi. Test your culinary skills as you prepare your farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Istanbul.
 
Spend eight days frolicking in sapphire blue waters along pearl sands on iExplore's Turquoise Coast tour. Stay overnight in a mountain retreat overlooking the sea in Karaagac, where activities include hiking and treasure hunts. Sail in a glass-bottomed boat where you will get the chance to view sunken cities. Float over the water in a gulet, which is a traditional Turkish wooden boat. Venture to Dalyan for an exploration of the ancient Lycian tombs, where you can enjoy a refreshing mud bath. Take off into the countryside of Kas on an off-road Jeep safari.

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