(10 Days / 9 Nights)

 Istanbul – Cappadocia – Bodrum – Ephesus

Day 1: Arrive in İstanbul, Turkey

  • Arrive in İstanbul
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Included welcome cocktail and presentation
  • The remainder of the day is yours free to explore.
  • Included welcome dinner
  • Overnight

Day 2: Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise

  • Spice Market
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque
  • Drive across the Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (included)
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Dinner (not included)
  • Overnight

Day 3: İstanbul: Old City Tour

  • Topkapi Palace
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Lunch at a local restaurant   (included)
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Underground Cistern
  • Break at a coffee house
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dinner (not included)
  • Overnight

Day 4:  İstanbul – Fly to Kayseri – Cappadocia

  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight to Kayseri ( Cappadocia )
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Lunch at a local restaurant  (included)
  • Göreme open air Museum
  • Local carpet weaving demonstration
  • Whirling Dervishes ritual (included)
  • Dinner (included)
  • Overnight

Day 5: Cappadocia

  • Hot-Air Balloon Ride ( Optional)
  • Full day sightseeing in Cappadocia
  • Underground City
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (included)
  • Avanos Pottery Town
  • Local pottery making demonstration
  • Wine tasting and dinner   (included)
  • Overnight

Day 6: Cappadocia – fly to Bodrum 

  • Transfer to Kayseri airport
  • Flight to Bodrum 
  • Lunch ( not included )
  • Dinner ( not included )
  • Overnight in Bodrum

Day 7: Bodrum

  • Bodrum Sightseeing ( Castle of St. John,The Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Myndos Gate, Mausoleum,The Ancient Theater)
  • Lunch ( not included )
  • Dinner ( not included )
  • Overnight in Bodrum

Day 8: Bodrum – drive to Izmir 

  • Ephesus
  • Virgin Mary’s House
  • Lunch ( included )
  • Basilica of St. John
  • Dinner ( not included )
  • Overnight in Izmir

Day 9: Izmir- tour Pergamon

  • Full day tour of Pergamon
  • Acropolis
  • Lunch ( included)
  • Asclepion
  • Dinner (not included)
  • Overnight in Izmir

Day 10: Izmir – fly to Istanbul

  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight to Istanbul
  • End of tour

PEARLS OF TURKEY (10 days / 9 nights)
Istanbul- Cappadocia -Bodrum – Ephesus
Enjoy a comfortable private tour with friendly and expert local guidance, featuring  air conditioned private vehicles, selected premium hotels and three flights.

Visit legendary ISTANBUL, the mesmerizing metropolis of contrasts. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace and imperial mosques, marvel at the amazing monuments of three empires, its stunning natural beauty and fascinating history. Enjoy delicious food, a luxurious Turkish bath and shop in colorful ancient bazaars.

DISCOVER CAPPADOCIA…A thrilling experience of surreal landscape, superb artisans and unique lifestyle. Discover ancient chapels in hollowed out fairy chimneys and mysterious underground dwellings hidden beneath villages, meet local people, walk in rose hued valleys with vineyards, glide over captivating landscapes on a hot air balloon and sip local wine watching panoramic views.

White washed homes of BODRUM overlook azure waters of the Aegean. Alleyways are garlanded in bougainvillea and gardens are fragrant with citrus and jasmine. The hills covered with wild herbs are dotted with vast and impressive archaeological heritage. Enjoy visits to the Mousoleum, St. Peter’s Castle, the underwater archeological museum and the ancient theater.

Stroll through the streets of EPHESUS, the stunning Greco-Roman city with marble temples, monumental fountains, agoras, public baths, and a 25,000 seat theater. One of the seven early churches of Asia Minor where St. Paul spoke and Virgin Mary lived the last years of her life. Intriguing stories and well preserved streets will take you back in time.

MEALS

9 Breakfast
6  Lunch
3  Dinner

HOTELS 

4 star deluxe or premium boutique hotels

SERVICES INCLUDED
1. Accommodation in 4 star deluxe or premium boutique hotels
that will be mentioned in the detailed itinerary.
2. Airport transfers for arrival and departure
3. Professional tour guide services in English
4. Air conditioned deluxe vehicle with a driver all along the tour
(1-6 pax minibus- 7/14 pax midibus- 15 pax up coach)
5. Vehicle expenses (parking, tolls, ferry ride, high ways)
6. Domestic flights in the itinerary
7. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as will be stated on detailed itinerary.
8. All visits stated in the itinerary
9. All entrance fees to the sites and museums indicated in the itinerary
10. Tips to the hotels with porter services
11. Tips to the restaurants for included meals
12. Local taxes and service charges

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
1. International flights to/from Turkey
2. Meals not stated in the itinerary
3. Beverages with meals
4. Personal expenses
5. Travel insurance
6. Gratuities for the guide and driver
7. Airport taxes and fees
8. Passport and visa services and fees
9. Items not mentioned above or in the itinerary

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