12 Days Silk Road Tour
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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL AND OVERNIGHT
Arriving to airport in Istanbul. We are making private transfer to the hotel. You are going to find yourself in the heart of a city which was once the Capital Of Christianity. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 2 - OLD CITY TOUR
The tour starts with private guide in Old City ‘Sultan Ahmet Center ‘ where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled Hagia Sophia which is the church of holly wisdom and one of the greatest marvels of architecture, builed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justian. Then next one is the Blur Mosque its famous with blue Iznik tiles and famous with 6 minarets built for the name of Sultan Ahmet then move to Hippodrome which is the center of sportive activities and visit Obelisk of Theodosius Seroentine Column. Then visiting to Grand Bazaar that is most attractive shopping center with almost 4000 shops for selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs. Then finally, movig to Topkapi Palace, which is the imperical residence of Ottoman Sultans, showing chinese porcelain, weapons, calligrapy and section. Overnight ın Istanbul.
DAY 3 - BOSPHORUS TOUR
After breakfast we are going to the Spice Bazaar then moving to Golden Horn and visiting to Dolmabahçe Palace where Ottoman Sultans lived . We give lunch break. After lunch we take on a private boat to see shore of Bosphorus between 2 continents cross over Europe and Asia from waterway. During boat tour, we will see Rumeli Fortress, the old mansions, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ortakoy Mosque and the Cıragan Palace. The cruise takes our hours then back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 4 - CAPPADOCIA
We pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport then fly to Cappadocia We start the tour after we pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 in the morning. First we see a traditional rock-cut Cappadocian house, which is hallowed fairy chimney at Uçhisar. Then we go to Göreme Open Air Museum which is a UNESCO site. There are rock-cut churches and chapels decorated with frescoes from 11th – 12th and 13th centuries. After open air museum tour competed we set off to love valley to see unique rock formations. Then we go to restaurant to have traditional pottery kebab at lunch. After restaurant, first stop is Pottery workshop at Avanos. In the workshop, demonstration is performed to Show us how the master gives shape to mud with bare hands. If you want, you can try to make. After Avanos we go to Devrent which is called as imagination valley by visitors. There are lots of rocks and those look like different shapes and the shape depens on your own imagination. Lastly we go to Paşabağı to see mushroom heads fairy chimnesy,which is one of the symbols of Cappadocia. Finally we take you back to your hotel. Overnight in Goreme.
DAY 5 - CAPPADOCIA
We meet at your hotel around 9:30 in the morning. First we take you to Göreme Panorama. In there, our Professional English speaking guide gives you detailed information about history, rock formations and traditional life of Cappadocia. After a photo break, we meet in the car and after 30 minutes driving, we arrive Derinkuyu Underground City which is the biggest one in the World. We can see until level 7 and 50 meters deep from surface. After underground city we go to see Ihlara Canyon. Which is the longest and the deepest canyon in the region. We walk about 4 km. at the bottom of the canyon beside Melendiz creek. In the end of walking we reach restaurant to have lunch. After lunch we go to Selime Monastery which is the highest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia. We go upon terrace to take photo from the best panoramic view. Then we drive to Uçhisar Pigeon Valley panoramic view point. Across the pigeon valley is gemstone store. After take a look to the store, we take you back to your hotel with lovely memories about the whole day. Overnight in Goreme.
DAY 6 – KONYA – ANTALYA
After breakfast we arrive to Konya. Our first destination point in Konya is Mevlana Mausoleum. Actually,The Mevlana who is the great mystic poet and islamic spiritual leader, founded the sect of ‘Whirling Dervishes’ then we move to Selcuk Caravanserai named ‘Sultanhan’ then we will drive to Antalya. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY 7 - ANTALYA
After having breakfast we are going to visit most famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor. We can see that still used today. Our next point is Manavgat Waterfull. We are going to Manavgat for pleasant respite. Also we give lunch break here. After lunch, we will visit famous perge antique site. Overnight in Antalya.
DAY 8 - ANTALYA- PAMUKKALE
This day, we will enjoy the day by boat in Mediterrean sea and we will visit some bays of Antalya. Having lunch on the boat then afternoon move to Pamukkale.Overnight in Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale.
DAY 9 – PAMUKKALE – HIERAPOLIS
Today, we will visit the Hierapolis which is fomous with its healing thermal mineral Baths beautiful snow-white ‘ petrified waterfalls’ . We have a lunch break in Hierapolis. We move to visit magnificently preserved Necropolis. In there, we will see the main Street and Gates, the thermal Baths, Masterpiece Theater and then move to Laodicea Ancient Site which is mentioned in the Bible as one of the seven churces of Asia, has great religious importance. Finally, move to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 10 – EPHESUS – ST. JOHN
After picking you from your hotel, we will starts our tour with ancient city of Ephesus which is located on the West coast of Asia Minor.In tour, we will see Celsus Library, the temple of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus. After visiting on the historical marble Street to Great Thater where St. Paul preached will meet at the end. Then we have a lunch there. Next point will be House of Virgin Mary. It is believed she spent the last years of her life. And finally, we will visit the ruins of the Temple Of Artemis which is one of the seven wonderes of Ancient World. End of the tour, transfer to airport and fly to the Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 11 – ISTANBUL
Free Day to explore Istanbul by yourselves. In addition, you can join optional city tours. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 12 – ISTANBUL
After breakfast our tour will be finished. We will transfer you to the airport according to the your flight details.
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