The Climate: Although Turkey is situated in a geographical location where climatic conditions are quite temperate, the diverse nature of the landscape, and the existence in particular of the mountains that run parallel to the coasts, result in significant differences in climatic conditions from one region to the other. While the coastal regions enjoy milder climates, the inland Anatolia plateau experiences hot summers and cold winters with limited rainfall.
FairyTale of Istanbul Kusadasi Cappadocia (8 Days - 7 Nights)
DAY 01: Fly to TURKEY, Arrival Istanbul (IST) International airport, baggage claim and pass to Domestic part of the terminal to fly Izmir (ADB) for begins to tour. Fly to Izmir and meet at Airport. Transfer to hotel in Kusadasi . (D)
DAY 02: Full day regular group Ephesus Sightseeing Tour: (The Ancient City of Ephesus is known as one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities. Here you have the chance to walk down marble streets, view the magnificent Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre, just a few of the many buildings and fountains that can be found in this open air museum. The day will also include visits to the House of Virgin Mary; where she is said to have spent the last of her days, and the remains of Artemis Temple which was one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. After tour 03 hours bus ride to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B,L,D)
DAY 03 : F/DPamukkale tour /Overnight bus to arrive and travel to Cappadocia Breakfast, depart for Pamukkale to visit Hierapolis meaning "sacred city, famous for its hot springs. The calcium waters rise from the ground at a temperature of 35 C and tumble down the mountain from a height of 100 meters, forming a myriad of pools. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Bring swimwear as you may have time to swim in the Antique Pool (extra fee applies.) Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis. 21:00 pm Overnight coach to Cappadocia. (B,L)
DAY 04 : Our Bus 07:00 am Arrival Cappadocia, meet and transfer to hotel and check in hotel. After breakfast depart for visiting Cappadocia. In the morning section of the tour, you will visit Three Beauties, Devrent Valley, Pasabag Valley, Avanos Village & Kizilirmak River After lunch break at local restaurant, your day tour will continue with the visits of Red Valley, Cavusin Village & Goreme Open Air Museum. Overnight in Cappadocia at a Cave hotel. (B,L)
DAY 05 : Fly to Istanbul Breakfast, On your second day in Cappadocia region, you will visit Mustafa Pasa Village, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Castle & Village. Lunch will be served at local restaurant at Ortahisar Village. After lunch, you will visit the Piegon Valley, Uchisar Castle (No Interior Visit) and have photo stop at Esentepe View Point. Also shopping facilities for the famous handicrafts. After tour transfer to the airport for flight to Istanbul at 20:40 pm. Arrival istanbul at 22:15 pm, meet and transfer to your hotel, tour ends. (B,L)
DAY 06: Full Day ISTANBUL: After breakfast done at 08:30am Meet with your guide and depart to the city's imperial history by driving around the Golden Horn and the great city walls of Constantinople. Hippodrome: The former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II. St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times, one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from the 17th century, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Afternoon depart to Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the great Ottoman Empire was once ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it is a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoper with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenir. (B,L)
DAY 07: ISTANBUL: After breakfast you will be transfer and Bosphorus Cruise will start after meet with your guide and depart to bus sightseeings to City Walls of ancient times then arrive and stop at Eminonu where a short visit to the famous Egyptian Spice Bazaar: (closed on Sunday). Then an unforgettable excursion starts between two continents, Europe and Asia continent. The cruise takes you along the largest palaces of Ottomans, the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, as well as 19th and 20th century beautiful wooden Kiosks, mansions and modern villas which from the elegant section of the city. Disembark at Büyükdere, near the Black sea and visiting Rumeli Fortress. (From the Sea and Non interior visits). (B)
DAY 8: Depends your flight tarif. We transfer you to airport. End of our service and tours. We wish you a good flight. (B)
Tour Dates: Tour depart and can be organise private or regular base any date years around.
- 01 night in Kusadasi 4* hotel with breakfast and dinner . Stay Kusadasi hotel - 01 night in Pamukkale 4* hotel with breakfast and dinner. - 01 Night on Overnight coach from Pamukkale to Cappadocia - 01 Night in Cappadocia special cave hotel with breakfast - 03 nights in Istanbul 4* hotel with breakfast . - 02 days group tours in İstanbul, ES guide, entrances, lunch included transports - All Airport transfers In Turkey domestic arrival & departure
Local flight tickets from Istanbul - Izmir and Cappadocia to Istanbul that will cost totally 145.00EU - Drinks on the meals - Self expences in Hotel rooms (Minibar- Laundry-Telephone etc) - Tips to Guide and Driver.
Low Season: November - March
Summer Season: April to October
4 - 6 Pax
8 - 12 Pax
14 - 16 Pax
18 - 22 Pax
24 - 30 Pax
32 - 35 pax
36 - 42 Pax
Additional Info: Reservation must be made minimum 45 days in advance.
Did you know Turkey that Is said to have provided to water for the Garden of Eden from its 2 great rivers - the Euphrates and Tigris - Is the birthplace of St. Paul: for centuries, the sick have drunk from the well of the St. Paul in Tarsus.
Hi Toroshan, Our last trip to Turkey was wonderful. Thanks for all your arrangements. Everyone was happy. We actually
enjoyed the snow. I thought I'd deleted
all my photos but I recovered them. Tim was a good guide. We hope
to use you and Tim both again in the future. I am already looking at dates for another trip. I will be in
communication with you. Blessings
Pastor Jeff Gang, D.Min.
CrossWalk Church - Redlands, CA 92374 www.crosswalkministries.com