14 Nights - 15 Days Flying Carpet Tours with Blue Voyage Sailing Along the Turquoise Coasts of Turkey. (F.IT. or Group tours)

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14 Nights - 15 Days Flying Carpet Tours with Blue Voyage Sailing

Along the Turquoise Coasts of Turkey. (F.IT. or Group tours)

Offered Rates starting from USD$ …. per person on twin sharing basis  (F.IT. or Group tours)

You'll explore the comprehensive richest history of Turkey, be amazed by incredible history and landscapes and waterfalls, sunbathe, swim in turquoise blue crystal-clear waters, and walk in the footsteps of some of history's treasuries as you visit impressive ruins.

 Istanbul - Cannakale - Kusadasi – Pamukkale - Fethiye – Antalya - Cappadocia -  Istanbul

 Day 1 – Arrival Istanbul and Check in to your Hotel                                                                     (MOB)

Upon Arrival Istanbul International Airport, after custom and clearence meet with your Local Representetive Official Guide and transfer to your hotel for Check in and Overnight.

 Day 2 –  Istanbul  (Full Day Tour)                                                                                                          (B)

After Breakfast at hotel, Our full day tour includes sightseeing outstanding Byzantine and Ottoman edifices and monuments which takes place in the ancient city centre. Our journey begins with the heartland of the archaic Constantinople, The Hippodrome dating back to early 3rd century AD, which functioned as the recreational and ceremonial hub of the city as well as hosting the chariot races. We will be taking a closer look at the picturesque antiquities such as the Egyptian Obelisk, The Serpentine Column and The Walled Obelisk, which once adorned the arena, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II symbolizing the alliance and amity between the German and the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th century. Next, we step into the Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque for its adagial tiles mainly in blue and turquoise. Besides seeing the striking decorative elements, it is worth hearing the rumours about its six minarets and the construction phase of the mosque. Our next spot is the unequivocally one of the most renowned landmarks of Istanbul, The Hagia Sofia. Having been destructed twice by two insurrections in the capital of the Empire, The Hagia Sofia found another chance to resurrect in 532 AD. Justinian I commissioned two virtuosos, Isidorus of Miletos and Anthemius of Tralles, in an attempt to rebuild the revered church. The outcome of their work along with the admirable mosaics and resplendent dome was so awe-inspiring that people believed the new Hagia Sofia was by “divine intervention”. This stately edifice was converted into a mosque following the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmet II, the victorious Ottoman Sultan. Although it has been used as a mosque for centuries -except a break from 1934 to 2020-, the opulent mosaics and Christian relics can still be seen except the praying hours. After Lunch break at Sultanahmet area, in the afternoon Our next point in the itinerary is the Topkapı Palace which was both the administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire and the residence of the Sultan until the second half of the 19th century. Consisting of four large courtyards and numerous premises, the palace both reflects the sense of art of the Ottomans in different eras and accommodates various mini museums in which objects used by Ottomans Sultans, Islamic relics and prominent pieces like The Dagger of Topkapı (Topkapı Hançeri) and Spoonmaker’s diamond (Kaşıkçı Elması) will be feast for the eyes.

*After this in the first courtyard of Topkapı Palace there is The Church of Hagia Eirene (“Divine Peace”) is a Byzantine church located within in the first courtyard of Topkapı Palace. After Hagia Eirene built by Constantine burned down, it was rebuilt by Justinian in the 6th century and extensively rebuilt by the Iconoclast emperor Constantine V in the 8th century, when its apse was decorated by a simple mosaic cross. After functioning as an arsenal or armory for centuries in the Ottoman era, it became the first museum of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. Hagia Eirene, which was also known as the “Old Church”, served as the cathedral of Constantinople until the inauguration of Hagia Sophia in 360.

In the first courtyard of Topkapı Palace, Hagia Irene, a church known to have been built even before  Hagia Sophia, is located. The church was partly damaged by the earthquake in the midts of the 8th century and repaired. After the conquest of the City by Mehmet II, unlike most of the chruches in the City, it was never converted into a mosque. Instead, was used as an arsenal of the Topkapı place. Later in the 19 th century when the lapsed warfare materials were discovered, the church was commenced to be used as a museum of antqiue warfare.

*After visiting the Hagia Irene, proceed to visit which Known to have been built to replace a church which was destroyed during Nika Revolt in 532 AD., The Basilica Cistern with an estimated capacity of 100000 tons of water was aimed to supply water for the Byzantine palaces and the premises in the environs. Sunk in to oblivion in Ottoman times, the structure is now a tourist attraction with its brick walls, 336 columns, upside down Medusa heads used as pedestals and a mystical ambiance.. Finaly Return back to your hotel for Overnight.

 Day 3 – Istanbul - Gallipoli Battlefields  - Canakkale                                                                     (B & D)

After Breakfast depart from Istanbul for Canakkale, Today Lunch break will be given Enroute Next visit to WW1 BATTLES Once one of the most important fronts of the First World War, Battlefields of Gallipoli are now a place of serenity with numerous monuments and graveyards of Anzac, British, French and Turkish forces. While walking around the original trenches of the battlefield, you will witness the severity of the war and avail gain a broader aspect of the WW I and its consequences. In the tour, we visit Anzac Commemoration Area, Anzac Cove, Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial Chunuk Bair, Johnston Jolly and the trenches of the battlefield. After this continue the drive to Canakkale enroute we will cross the Asia Side of Turkey from Galipoli by Ferry. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel in Canakkale.

Day 4 – Canakkale – Kusadasi                                                                                                                 (B & D)

After Breakfast at your hotel, today your Tour will start with visit the Ruins of Troy its famed Trojan Horse. Having been built as a fortress by the sea approximately 5000 years ago, Troy developed into a commercial centre in time and was one of the most affluent cities of the bronze age. However, what rendered the city immortal was “Iliad” of Homer in which heroes like Achilles, Hector, Paris and Gods and Goddesses of Pagan theology – Zeus, Aphrodite, Hera, Athena - are introduced. Having been unearthed by Schliemann in the late 19th century, Troy is now an archaeological site, which offers a rare chance to indulge in the ruins from the bronze age, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Thereafter continue the Journey for Pergamon. Upon Arrival Lunch Break will be given at Bergama Town. In the afternoon Journey contiuing with visit the Medical Centre of Ancient Pergamon City.  Asclepion was Advanced architectural settlement, perhaps Asclepion was the world’s most famous ancient middle and is that the second-most important site in Bergama., treatment methods had a reputation as being the most important cure center in western Anatolia. Treatments included psychotherapy, massage, herbal treatments, clay and bathing treatments, surgeries, and also the drinking of water, which were prescribed in line with what dreams the patient had experienced – it had been believed that dreams recounted a visit by the god Asklepios, who held the key to curing all illness. After sightseeing drive to Kusadasi, Upon Arrival Todays last stop will be World Famous Turkish Delight & Candy Shop. After and of day C/in to hotel. for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 5 – Kusadasi Full Day Tour                                                                                                               (B & D)

After Breakfast depart from hotel, today first with in your appreciation will visit World Famous Turkish Leather Outlet Center (including Light Fashion Show) for shopping.  Next proceed to visit Next proceed to visit one of the world’s most outstanding archeological sites Ancient City of Ephesus which is listed by UNESCO Heritage, one of the world’s most outstanding archeological sites. Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the west coast of Asia Minor, Walk in its well preserved marble streets to Library of Celcius, the Odeon, Grand Theathre, Temple of Hadrian, Roman Bath etc. Here you may sights to see the Artemis Temple  which is one of the ancient seven wonders of the world. View of St. John Basalica and Castle where the john the Baptist resting today.  Ancient City of Ephesus was a major trading center in its time. A must-see for history enthusiasts

After Lunch break, continue the Journey with visit the former Greek village of Sirince which is listed by UNESCO Heritage, famous for its fruit wines and Traditional Greek Settlement, here you will have some free time for rest and leisure.  Finaly return back to hotel for Dinner and Overnight.

 Day 6 – Kusadasi – Pamukkale                                                                                                               (B & D)

After Breakfast, depart from hotel for Pamukkale, we will drive almost 4hrs for a tour of Pamukkale Hot Springs and Ancient City of Hierapolis which are listed by UNESCO. Upon Arrival Lunch break will be given at Pamukkale with a lovely view of Travertines.  In the afternoon proceed your tour to visit the Ancient City of Hierapolis in the afternoon. If time permits you may take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times. Finaly Check in to your hotel for Dinner and Overnight.

Ps: We have Free Time to enjoy with our Thermal Bath in our Hotel. Kindly bring your Swimming  Clothes 

 Day 7 – Pamukkale – Aphrodisias – Fethiye – Embark Gulet for Overnight                        (B & D)

After OBF Breakfast,  Check out from hotel, proceed to visit the Ancient City of Aphrodisias, the wonder in marble. With its school of sculpture, there were the best stone-cut-works of ancient Anatolia.  Here, we see the stadium, Temple of Aphrodite, odeion, theatre, agora and Roman baths.   In the 5th century, the city was Christian and the main temple was changed to a church, as the city name was changed to ‘Stavropolis’. Close to Kusadasi, in the Meandros-Valley, was Milet, the 2nd important harbour at the aegean shore. On his 3rd missionary journey, St. Paul came from Troas to Miletus and stayed for a short time there. “From Miletus, Paul sent a message to Ephesus, asking the elders of the church to meet him.” (Acts 20.17) . When they arrived he held his farewell speech to the elders of Ephesus (Acts 20.18-38). Thereafter, he went to the ship which took him to Jerusalem.  Completing the visits to the big theatre and baths of Faustina, After Lunch Today continue drive to Fethiye and board a Gulet. Enjoy an onboard dinner. The rest of the evening is at your leisure

 Day 8 – Fethiye – Blue Voyage Onboard Gulet                                                                               (B,L,D)

Today you will sail and overnight on Gulet including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. You will cruise to Dockyard Island, Tasyaka and Bedri Rahmi Bay. Tonight will be spent at a secluded cove or island on board Gulet. Dinner & Overnight will be onboard Gulet.

Day 9 – Friday: Fethiye                 - Blue Voyage Onboard Gulet                                                                  (B,L,D)

Today you will sail and overnight on Gulet including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Today you will cruise to Gocek Island to swim, snorkel or just laze in the sunshine. Dinner & Overnight will be onboard Gulet.

Day 10 – Fethiye (Kayakoy) – Tlos -  Antalya                                                                                     (B,L,D)

After Breakfast This morning after disembarking from Gulet, head to Kayakoy. Here you will visit Historical Greek Orthodox Abandoned Village which is famous with Greek Orthodox Churches and Greek Houses. Next proceed to visit Ancient City of Tlos which is famous with Fliying Hourse (Pegassus) and mythological hero of Belerephon. After Lunch Break you will Drive over the Tourus Mountains to the resort town of Antalya. Here we will take a walking tour of the old town area of Antalya A chance to stroll through the narrow old streets and bazaars of Kaleici.

Finaly Check in to your hotel for Dinner & Overnight.

Day 11 - Antalya                                                                                                                                            (B & D)

Today Optionaly: You may join Crruise with Duden Waterfalss Fall down to Mediterrenian sea

After Buffet Breakfast at hotel Today your full-day tour starting with visit the Ancient City and Theather of Aspendos,, to see the 2nd century Roman Amphitheater still in use for cultural events. Here see one of the best – preserved Roman Theatres in the world. Next visit will be in Antalya  Perge a city of great significance in the kingdom of ancient Pamphylia and later for  St. Paul. Walk through the Roman Gate and down the Colonnaded Avenue past the Agora, Baths, Hippodrome and Aqueduct terminating at the Nymphaeum or great fountain. After Lunch Break In the afternoon continue the Journey with Sights to visit Antalya Old Town of the City (Kale Ici) Hadrian Gate, roam through the Old Town (Kaleici) of Antalya, the picturesque old quarter with its narrow winding streets and historic Wooden Houses. Finaly Check in to your Hotel for enjoy Pool and Mediterenian Suny time.

OPTIONALY : Today you may join Daily Gulet Voyage at Antalya Bays or Duden Waterfall Trip with in Extra

Day 12 - Antalya – Konya - Cappadocia                                                                                               (B & D)

Following Open Buffet Breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to Konya on the way you will Drive over the Tourus Mountains with a lovely Mediterrenian view. Today Lunch Break will be given enroute in a century- old traditional Ottoman style house hosted by local family. After Lunch proceed to visit the Museum of 13th century Philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Today’s final resting place for members of the Whirling Derwish mystic sect. Then continue on to the trip to Cappadocia, enroute we will have short photostop a 700 year old Ancient Caravanserai Sultanhan  (a’hotel’ for ancient traders and travelelers on silk road). Finaly reach to Cappadocia  Check in to your hotel for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 13 - Cappadocia                                                                                                                                    (B & ,D)

Today Optionaly : An early start for an optional Hot Air Balloon Flight (one hour), this is truly a once in a lifetime experience and there is no better way to see the distinctive landscapes of Cappadocia than by gently floating overhead in a hot air balloon.  Your skillful pilot will skim the basket across fruit trees and rise up over the fairy chimneys, before ascending to great heights for breathtaking views. Upon landing, you will celebrate your flight with a champagne toast!  Return to your hotel for breakfast.

Following the breakfast at hotel, today we are starting to visit magnificent Valley of Fairy Chimneys, it is most unique formations area of Cappadocia. Today be enchanted by the incredible Underground City of Ozkonak In order to protect themselves from invading armies, Cappadocians dug complete cities underground.  Whenever they felt threatened, they would move their families and livestock into underground cities where they could live comfortably for many months.  You can see evidence of stables, grain storage rooms, wineries, kitchens and ventilation systems.

*Our Next stop at Esentepe Hill, where we will be able to see all Cappadocia with Birth Eye view. Next, get the rare chance to experience the beauty and work of Turkey’s Handmade Crafts through a Turkish Carpet Weaving Course. Following this, a visit to the Pigeon Valley and Then proceed to the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum to visit Goreme National Park the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash, the Goreme valley holds the highest concentration of rock-cut chapels and monasteries in Cappadocia.  View the churches with superb Byzantine frescoes depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments, the life of Christ and deeds of the Saints.. Afterwards. Lunch Break will be given at Avanos Village followed by the famous local pottery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping in the afternoon. Today Picture stops will be given at the Valley of the Birds and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. If the Time permits set on the banks of the Kizilirmak ( Red River ) After free time , return to our Hotel for Dinner. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

 Day 14  – Wednesday: Cappadocia – Ankara – Istanbul                                                              (B,L,D)

After Breakfast at hotel In the morning, drive to Ankara via drive pass picturesque Salt Lake, which is second biggest lake in Turkey, Lunch Break will be given enroute, then continue to the nation's capital, Ankara, on arrival visit the Ataturk Mausoleum (1881-1938) founding father of the Turkish Republic. Next continue drive to Istanbul. Upon Arrival Dinner will be served at Local Restaurant. Finaly C/in to your hotel for Overnight.

Day 15 - Istanbul & Leaving Back to home                                                                                         (B)

After Breakfast at hotel In the morning Today you will have Free and easy day for your own expenses. According your flight Schedule in a day you may visit the Grand Bazaar: Historical 500 years old Grand Bazaar, built in 1461 in order to foster trade in the city after the conquest, today lures hundreds of thousands of shoppers with handmade carpets, leather and textile and many other products and offers a stunning shopping experience with more than 4000 shops. Finaly bringing back wonderful memories and superb souveniers from your Turkish Vacation.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the sequence of itinerary may subject to changes without prior notice.

Offered Rates quoted are only indicated and based on Season Dates in US Dollars. 

Indicated Rates Subject to change due to National & Religious Fest periods

Indicated Rates Subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates. 

INCLUDES :

·         Transportation by AC Coach over 2015 year throughout the tour.

·         Hotel Accomodation proposed as in above mentioned itinerary  Five & Four  (5*) Category Hotels

ð  ISTANBUL                : YASMAK SULTAN HOTEL or Similar Category 4 Stars Deluxe

ð  CANAKKALE           : TROYA TUSAN HOTEL or Similar Category Hotels 4 Stars Deluxe

ð  KUSADASI                : FAUSTINA BEACH HOTEL or Similar Category Hotels 4 Stars

ð  PAMUKKALE          : TRIPOLIS THERMAL or Similar Category Thermal Hotels 4 Stars

ð  FETHIYE                   :  3 nights Overnight onboar Gulet along the Blue Voyage

ð  CAPPADOCIA         : MUSTAFA HOTEL  or Similar Category Hotels 5 Stars Deluxe

·         Professional English – Spanish – Portoguese – German – Japanese – Chinese (Mandarin) Speakings Official Guiding Service throughout the tour ( from arrival to Dept )

·         Meals as per itinerary 

·         Museum Enterence fees as mentioned in itinerary

·         ¼ 1,5Lt. for Person Water during the meals ( Breakfast & Dinner)

·         Daily x for Per Person 2x500ml Miniral Water will be provided Onboard Coach through the itinerary.

·         Parking Fees & Highway Fees

·         All Taxes of services within the itinerary

·         Public Ferryboat arrangement for journey After Istanbul between Canakkale & Istanbul

 

EXCLUDES

·         All Tippings Guide and Driver

·         Porterage services  in out at Airport

·         SWAB PCR TEST will be provided 48 Hours before your Flight to Back Home (USD 30,)

·         Bosphourus Cruise Boat Arrangements (Aprox 1hr)

·         Extras Meal sor Bevarages during the Blue Voyage on board Gulet

·         Personel Expensens

·         Bellydance in Cappadocia Cave Restaurant with Unlimited Local Drinks

·         International and Domestic Flights

·         Which is not mentioned clearly above itinerary

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